The Cognitive Behavioural Processes Questionnaire: A Preliminary Analysis within Student, Mixed Clinical and Community Samples and the Identification of a Core Transdiagnostic Process

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Patel, T., Mansell, Warren and Veale, David 2015. The Cognitive Behavioural Processes Questionnaire: A Preliminary Analysis within Student, Mixed Clinical and Community Samples and the Identification of a Core Transdiagnostic Process. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 39 (2), pp. 193-203.
AuthorsPatel, T., Mansell, Warren and Veale, David
Abstract

Theorists have highlighted the commonalities in cognitive and behavioural processes
across multiple disorders i.e. transdiagnostic approach. We report two studies that
tested the psychometric properties of a new scale to assess these processes. The
Cognitive and Behavioural Processes Questionnaire (CBP-Q) was developed as a 15-
item measure. In Study 1, the CBP-Q was administered to a student (n = 172) sample
with a range of standardised measures of the processes and symptom measures. Study 2
repeated the evaluation in a mixed clinical group (n = 161) and a community control
group (n = 57). An exploratory factor analysis resulted in a 12-item version of the CBPQ,
consisting of a single factor. The measure demonstrated good internal consistency,
test-retest stability and satisfactory convergent and divergent validity in both studies.
Correlations with symptom-based measures showed increased engagement in these
cognitive and behavioural processes to be associated with higher levels of
symptomatology. The scale was elevated in the clinical relative to the community group
and there were no differences in scores between broad diagnostic groupings (anxiety vs.
mood vs. other).
The CBP-Q has good psychometric properties. The findings are consistent with the
transdiagnostic approach and indicate that a single, as yet unspecified factor may
account for the shared variance across cognitive and behavioural maintenance
processes.

JournalCognitive Therapy and Research
Journal citation39 (2), pp. 193-203
ISSN1573-2819
0147-5916
Year2015
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10608-014-9641-9
Publication dates
Print01 Apr 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited23 Jun 2015
Accepted01 Apr 2015
Copyright informationThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10608-014-9641-9
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