Author: Javeria Ilyas
Supervisor: Dr. Humaira Mohsin
University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study was conducted to investigate the Role of Treatment Alliance in Treatment Outcome among Psychiatric Patients who are seeking Psychotherapy. The research design was cross sectional. Participants were selected through purposive sampling from the clinical population in hospital settings of Lahore. Out of 165 participants, 91 were females and 74 were male. There were 117 outpatients and 48 inpatients. Three groups of patients were taken in three phases of therapy (initial, middle & final). Sample comprised of neurotic and psychotic patients (n=40 neurotics & n = 15 psychotics) in each phase of therapy. Diagnostic categories included Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Somatoform Disorders and Adjustment Disorder. They were assessed using Morisky Scale, Working Alliance Inventory (Client & Therapist forms) and Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale. Demographic Variable Questionnaire was given to take background information from them. Data were analyzed using correlation, regression, t-test and ANOVA. The results revealed that there was a significant negative correlation between the predictor and outcome variables.
Keywords: Treatment alliance, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Adjustment Disorder, Treatment Outcome.
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