The association between retrospective outcome evaluations and pre-post-treatment changes in psychodynamic group-psychotherapy

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The association between retrospective outcome evaluations and pre-post-treatment changes in psychodynamic group-psychotherapy. / Jensen, Hans Henrik; Mortensen, Erik Lykke; Lotz, Martin.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2008, p. 339-43.

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Jensen, HH, Mortensen, EL & Lotz, M 2008, 'The association between retrospective outcome evaluations and pre-post-treatment changes in psychodynamic group-psychotherapy', Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 339-43. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00656.x

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Jensen, H. H., Mortensen, E. L., & Lotz, M. (2008). The association between retrospective outcome evaluations and pre-post-treatment changes in psychodynamic group-psychotherapy. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 49(4), 339-43. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00656.x

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Jensen HH, Mortensen EL, Lotz M. The association between retrospective outcome evaluations and pre-post-treatment changes in psychodynamic group-psychotherapy. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 2008;49(4):339-43. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00656.x

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Jensen, Hans Henrik ; Mortensen, Erik Lykke ; Lotz, Martin. / The association between retrospective outcome evaluations and pre-post-treatment changes in psychodynamic group-psychotherapy. In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 2008 ; Vol. 49, No. 4. pp. 339-43.

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abstract = "In the present study of 203 patients in psychodynamic group psychotherapy, we explore associations between patient and therapist global retrospective outcome evaluations (ROE), and pre-post-treatment changes on the Symptom Check List 90 Revised (SCL-90-R) and non-symptomatic focus of therapy. There were no significant associations between ROE, diagnoses and demographic variables, and pre-treatment SCL-90-R associations were negligible (less than 4{\%} of overlapping variance). SCL-90-R subscale improvement expressed as residual gain score explained the overall largest percent of variance in both patients and therapists (44{\%} and 25{\%}, respectively) when compared with raw difference scores (32{\%} and 18{\%}), and percent reduction from baseline (34{\%} and 23{\%}). Moreover, ROE/end-state adjustment associations were substantial (42{\%} and 24{\%}). Therapists' evaluation of change showed the strongest association with improvement in non-symptomatic focus of therapy, while patients' evaluation had the strongest association with improvement in SCL-Depression. It is concluded that retrospective evaluations reflect changes related to treatment. However, unexplained variance may be independent of symptomatic state, and associated with personality factors or domains not captured by standard questionnaires.",
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