Chanen et. al. (2008) - This RCT investigated CAT for adolescents at risk of developing borderline personality disorders. They found CAT had a more rapid benefit as an early intervention treatment than standardised good clinical care.
Fosbury et. al. (1997) - Compared CAT and diabetes specialist nurse education (DSNE) for adults with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes. CAT produced a more long term improvement on glycemic control and interpersonal difficulties.
Marriott and Kellett (2009) - Compared CAT with CBT and Person-centered therapy (PCT) for adults with anxiety and mood disorders. All three therapies were found to be equally effective. However, this study was limited because participants were not randomly allocated to therapy and there was also no effort to standardise assessment procedure or therapy delivery.
Design: Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) in a clinical NHS Psychological Services.
Sample: 40 participants referred to Oxford Health Psychological Services.
Eleven CAT and CBT therapists in Oxford Health NHS FT are committed to the trial and will conduct clinical assessments and deliver therapy to study participants.
Research Measures - A number of research measures are administered in an hour long interview conducted by an trained independent researcher.
Self-rated – Medical Outcomes Scale, Social Adjustment Scale, Beck Anxiety & Depression Scales, Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation.
Interviewer rated – Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview, Hamilton Anxiety and Hamilton Depression Scales.
Since the end of October 2010 we have recruited seven participants. We also have eleven therapists from Oxford Health Psychological Services committed to the study. So far all those recruited by therapists during assessments have agreed to meet with the Research Assistant and have consented to take part in the research. Two participants have been had their T2 interview and have begun their therapy.
Catriona Anderson1, Ksenija Yeeles1, Tom Burns1, Glenys Parry2, John Geddes1, David Westbrook3, Eva Burns-Lundgren3, Yvonne Taylor3.
Social Psychiatry Group, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, 2School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
For more information contact Cate Anderson at Catriona.firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2014 Update:
Research complete but yet to be published
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