Can low intensity CBT for non-cardiac chest pain presentations to an emergency department be efficacious? a pilot study

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Abstract

Complaints of chest pain are one of the most common reasons that people visit Emergency Departments (EDs). However, more than 50% of patients who present to EDs with chest pain do not have identifiable cardiac disease or other medical conditions. A pilot study was conducted to investigate if using Low Intensity (LI) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in the ED at Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia, reduced the reported levels of anxiety and depression, re-presentation rates, and the associated cost of patients presenting to the ED with non-cardiac chest pain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages107-108
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2019
Event40th National Conference of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy: Honouring the past - envisioning the future - The Playford, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 24 Oct 201926 Oct 2019
Conference number: 40th
https://www.aacbt.org.au/scientific-program-2019/

Conference

Conference40th National Conference of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy
Abbreviated titleAACBT
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period24/10/1926/10/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • chest pain
  • CBT
  • emergency departments
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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