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Partial appointment booking improves attendance for cognitive behavioural therapy

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Q Does a partial booking appointment method improve first attendance for cognitive behaviour therapy?


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Two randomised controlled trials.

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Not blinded.

Embedded ImageFollow up period:

Time to first appointment.

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The Maudsley Hospital, London, UK; timeframe not stated.

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62 (RCT 1) and 86 (RCT 2) people with anxiety or depression, or both, consecutively referred to a behavioural psychotherapy unit.

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RCT 1 There were two interventions. Usual fixed appointment: participants were notified of their first appointment time by letter. A reply slip (but no stamped addressed envelope (SAE)) was included and participants were asked to confirm that they would keep the appointment. New …

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