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Research protocol : development, implementation and evaluation of a cognitive behavioural therapy-based intervention programme for the management of anxiety symptoms in South African children with visual impairments

dc.contributor.authorVisagie, Lisaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLoxton, Heleneen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSilverman, Wendy K.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-19T07:37:49Z
dc.date.available2016-09-19T07:37:49Z
dc.date.issued2015-07en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationVisagie, L., Loxton, H. & Silverman, W. K. 2015. Research protocol : development, implementation and evaluation of a cognitive behavioural therapy-based intervention programme for the management of anxiety symptoms in South African children with visual impairments. African Journal of Disability, 4(1):1-10, doi:10.4102/ajod.v4i1.160en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2226-7220 (online)
dc.identifier.issn2223-9170 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/ajod.v4i1.160
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99662
dc.descriptionCITATION: Visagie, L., Loxton, H. & Silverman, W. K. 2015. Research protocol : development, implementation and evaluation of a cognitive behavioural therapy-based intervention programme for the management of anxiety symptoms in South African children with visual impairments. African Journal of Disability, 4(1):1-10, doi:10.4102/ajod.v4i1.160.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.ajod.org
dc.description.abstractBackground: Childhood anxiety presents a serious mental health problem, and it is one of the most common forms of psychological distress reported by youth worldwide. The prevalence of anxiety symptoms amongst South African youth is reported to be significantly higher than in other parts of the world. These high prevalence rates become even more significant when viewed in terms of children with visual impairments, as it is suggested that children with physical disabilities may be more prone, than their non-disabled peers, for the development of psychological difficulties. Objectives: The main aim of this study is to develop, implement and evaluate a specifically tailored anxiety intervention programme for use with South African children with visual impairments. Method: A specifically tailored cognitive-behavioural therapy-based anxiety intervention, for 9–13 year old South African children with visual impairments, will be evaluated in two special schools. The study will employ a randomised wait-list control group design with pre- postand follow-up intervention measures, with two groups each receiving a 10 session anxiety intervention programme. The main outcome measure relates to the participants’ symptoms of anxiety as indicated on the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale. Conclusion: If the anxiety intervention programme is found to be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety, this universal intervention will lay down the foundation upon which future contextually sensitive (South African) anxiety intervention programmes can be built.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.ajod.org/index.php/ajod/article/view/160
dc.format.extent10 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectChildren with visual disabilities --South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectVision disordersen_ZA
dc.subjectAnxiety in childrenen_ZA
dc.titleResearch protocol : development, implementation and evaluation of a cognitive behavioural therapy-based intervention programme for the management of anxiety symptoms in South African children with visual impairmentsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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