Stress reduction and wellbeing: evaluating a six-week stress control course [Thesis]

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582540
Title:
Stress reduction and wellbeing: evaluating a six-week stress control course [Thesis]
Authors:
Burke, John
Is Part Of:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Under the Supervision of Dr. Ann-Marie Creaven
Affiliation:
University of Limerick
Citation:
Burke, J (2015) Stress Reduction and Wellbeing: Evaluating a Six-Week Stress Control Course. Thesis. Limerick: University of Limerick.
Publisher:
University of Limerick (UL)
Issue Date:
Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582540
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
Background: Symptoms of stress and anxiety are currently the most common referral to Primary Care services. ‘Stress Control’ is an evidence-based cognitivebehavioural group stress management intervention implemented worldwide. The latest design reflects recent research highlighting the importance of positive wellbeing in psychological outcomes, but has yet to be evaluated. Aim: The programme was evaluated in terms of effectiveness in reducing stress and increasing wellbeing. Method: Treatment group (n = 44) and control group (n = 57) were administered psychometric measures of stress, anxiety, depression and wellbeing before and after the intervention. Results: Treatment group had higher scores of stress, anxiety and depression and lower scores of wellbeing compared to control group at Time 1. Treatment group providing follow-up data (n = 16) experienced significant improvements on all measures after the six-week intervention. Conclusion: The results provide an empirical foundation for ‘Stress Control’ potentially improving positive wellbeing in addition to decreasing stress.
Keywords:
PRIMARY CARE; STRESS; PSYCHOLOGY; COGNITIVE FUNCTION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-23T12:15:52Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-23T12:15:52Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04en
dc.identifier.citationBurke, J (2015) Stress Reduction and Wellbeing: Evaluating a Six-Week Stress Control Course. Thesis. Limerick: University of Limerick.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/582540en
dc.descriptionBackground: Symptoms of stress and anxiety are currently the most common referral to Primary Care services. ‘Stress Control’ is an evidence-based cognitivebehavioural group stress management intervention implemented worldwide. The latest design reflects recent research highlighting the importance of positive wellbeing in psychological outcomes, but has yet to be evaluated. Aim: The programme was evaluated in terms of effectiveness in reducing stress and increasing wellbeing. Method: Treatment group (n = 44) and control group (n = 57) were administered psychometric measures of stress, anxiety, depression and wellbeing before and after the intervention. Results: Treatment group had higher scores of stress, anxiety and depression and lower scores of wellbeing compared to control group at Time 1. Treatment group providing follow-up data (n = 16) experienced significant improvements on all measures after the six-week intervention. Conclusion: The results provide an empirical foundation for ‘Stress Control’ potentially improving positive wellbeing in addition to decreasing stress.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Limerick (UL)en
dc.relation.ispartofBachelor of Science in Psychology Under the Supervision of Dr. Ann-Marie Creavenen
dc.subjectPRIMARY CAREen
dc.subjectSTRESSen
dc.subjectPSYCHOLOGYen
dc.subjectCOGNITIVE FUNCTIONen
dc.titleStress reduction and wellbeing: evaluating a six-week stress control course [Thesis]en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Limericken
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