Meichenbaum test

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Describe the stages of Stress Inoculation Therapy (SIT)
Cognitive - faulty processing of information. STAGE 1: Made aware of thoughts during stress. e.g. self verbilisations/instructions. 2: Tauht coping strategies to resconstruct thoughts+relax. 3: Practice everything learnt.
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Aim
Compare SIT with standard behavioural systematic desensitisation and a control group on a waiting list.
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What was the method and design used?
Field assessment. Students tested before and after treatment with self-report and grade averages. Matched pairs deisgn - matched on gender and anxiety levels. Randomly allocated to 1 of 3 groups: SIT, systematic desensitisation and the control group.
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Who were the participants?
Volunteer sample aged 17-25. Responded to an advert for treatment of test anxiety.
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Describe the procedure for the SIT group
Tested using test anxiety questionnaire+allocated to groups. SIT group received 8 therapy sessions. Given insight approach to identify thoughts before tests. Positive statements to say and relaxation techniques.
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Procedure for the systematic desensitisation group
8 therapy sessions with progressive relaxation training which they were encouraged to practice at home.
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Control group's procedure
Told they were on a waiting list and would receive treatment in the future.
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What were the findings?
SIT group showed more improvement in anxiety levels. Test performance improved in SIT group compared to other groups. Significant difference between 2 therapy groups and control group.
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Conclusions drawn
SIT is a more effective way of reducing anxiety of students who are anxiety prone in test situations. More effective than behavioural techniques e.g. systematic desensitisation as it adds a cognitive component to the therapy.
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