What format of treatment do patients with emotional disorders prefer and why? Implications for public mental health settings and policies
Resumen: Objective We analyzed the preference of three psychological intervention formats-individual, group, and online-in a sample of 267 patients with a primary diagnosis of emotional disorder in Spanish public mental health settings. Method We studied patients'' preferences considering sociodemographic characteristics, diagnoses, history of psychological treatments, number of sessions, and satisfaction with past interventions. Results Most participants (85.4%) preferred psychological treatment in an individual format, 14.2% in group, and 0.4% online. When comparing the people who chose individual and group treatment, no demographic or clinical differences were found. The arguments against group format were the lack of privacy and expression difficulties. Regarding online format, these included being considered impersonal and ineffective. Conclusion The rejection of group and online psychotherapy formats allows us to define the actions we should carry out in public mental health settings to improve the acceptance of more cost-effective therapy formats.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218117
Año: 2019
Publicado en: PloS one 14, 6 (2019), 0218117 [14 pp]
ISSN: 1932-6203

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Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA/S31-17D
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/ISCIII-FIS/PI17-00320
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Psicología Social (Dpto. Psicología y Sociología)
Área (Departamento): Área Person.Eval.Trat.Psicoló. (Dpto. Psicología y Sociología)

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