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Title: Systematic literature review : third wave cognitive behavioural interventions for epilepsy - a systematic review
Author: Turkington, Catherine
ISNI:       0000 0004 6351 2206
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2016
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Systematic review examining Third Wave Interventions for adults with epilepsy. Following review of 4 databases and gray literature by 2 independent reviewers, 4 RCT papers were selected for review based on inclusion criteria. All 4 studies reported positive effects of third wave therapy based interventions with medium to large effect sizes; intervention groups had better outcomes than control or comparator groups. Only 2 studies conducted longitudinal data collection. Research: Cross sectional survey using the Common Sense Model of Illness Representations (CSM) as a framework, 65 patients adjustment to hand injury will be examined in terms of the role of their illness beliefs and coping styles. Adjustment will be considered from a complete perspective including quality of life and functional ability as well as mood and trauma symptoms. The CSM was found to significantly predict adjustment to hand injuries with the regression models explaining between 30.4 - 67.1% variance. All 5 models indicated the strong predictive influence of illness beliefs as well as a number of specific coping styles. Illness beliefs play a strong predictive role in anticipating how an individual will adjust to their hand injury. More optimistic beliefs and adaptive coping styles are associated with improved adjustment; the significant role of psychological variables in both predicting and optimising adjustment is discussed, including the role of possible psychological interventions.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psych) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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