Pilot Study of INSIGHT Therapy in African American Women

Sarah Mynatt, Mona Wicks, Lois Bolden

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Abstract

The purpose of this pilot study was to determine if treatment with INSIGHT therapy, designed specifically for women, could reduce depressive and anxiety symptoms, hopelessness, and loneliness in African American women. Prevalence of mental illness differs in African Americans and Caucasians. The nonexperimental one-group pretest posttest design study examined the effectiveness of a 12-week INSIGHT group intervention. Due to the stigma of mental illness, groups met at an African American church. Reliability and validity of instruments were effectively demonstrated. Statistically significant difference was found in the level of depression but the study was underpowered to detect statistically significant differences in anxiety, hopelessness, and loneliness. Clinically significant improvement occurred for some participants in anxiety, hopelessness, and loneliness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-374
Number of pages11
JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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Loneliness
African Americans
Anxiety
Depression
Reproducibility of Results
Therapeutics

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Pilot Study of INSIGHT Therapy in African American Women. / Mynatt, Sarah; Wicks, Mona; Bolden, Lois.

In: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. 22, No. 6, 01.12.2008, p. 364-374.

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Mynatt, Sarah ; Wicks, Mona ; Bolden, Lois. / Pilot Study of INSIGHT Therapy in African American Women. In: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 2008 ; Vol. 22, No. 6. pp. 364-374.
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