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Cognitive behavioural therapy reduces psychological distress in carers of people with Parkinson’s disease

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Q What are the effects of cognitive behavioural therapy on carers of people with Parkinson’s disease?

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Randomised controlled trial.

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Concealed.

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Unblinded.

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Six months.

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Carers referred through routine clinical contact, or from advertisements in newsletters of Parkinson’s Disease Society in the UK. Time period not stated.

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Thirty primary carers of and living with an individual with Parkinson’s disease, and with a score of five or more on the 28 item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). People were excluded if their English was not sufficiently …

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