Are low-intensity CBT interventions effective and meaningful for the Latino community in the UK?

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Lopez, Jose E., Rees, Melinda and Castro, M. 2013. Are low-intensity CBT interventions effective and meaningful for the Latino community in the UK? International Journal of Culture and Mental Health. 7 (4), pp. 410-425.
AuthorsLopez, Jose E., Rees, Melinda and Castro, M.
Abstract

In the UK, low-intensity cognitive-behavioural therapy (LICBT) is offered as cost-effective intervention for anxiety and depression in primary care. Whilst research with Latino migrants in the USA highlights the suitability of CBT interventions with this group, these findings may not be generalisable to the UK, due to different sociopolitical circumstances. This mixed-method study explores the effectiveness and meaning of an LICBT group-intervention for Latino migrants in London. Eight participants attended a four-week workshop on anxiety management in Spanish, and pre- and post-intervention scores in CORE-OM, PHQ-9 and GAD-7 were compared. Additionally, focus groups about the intervention were thematically analysed. Although not statistically significant, a trend towards decreasing anxiety levels was identified (p = 0.06). Three of the four themes generated from participants' analysis of their experience are summarised and discussed. These include positive aspects of the intervention and its limitations. Whilst valuing LICBT interventions, participants considered further input necessary. Potential clinical implications as well as recommendations for further research are discussed.

JournalInternational Journal of Culture and Mental Health
Journal citation7 (4), pp. 410-425
ISSN1754-2863
Year2013
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/17542863.2013.836237
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/17542863.2013.836237
Publication dates
Online30 Oct 2013
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Dec 2018
Accepted15 Aug 2013
Accepted15 Aug 2013
Copyright information© 2013 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Culture and Mental Health on 30/10/2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17542863.2013.836237.
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