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ERIC Number: EJ1017922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Comparison of Younger and Older Adults' Acceptability of Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder Co-Occurring with Parkinson's Disease
Lundervold, Duane A.; Ament, Patrick A.; Holt, Peter S.; Hunt, Lauren S.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v8 n2 p20-22 2013
Acceptability ratings of medication or Behavioral Relaxation Training (BRT), for general anxiety disorder (GAD) co-occurring with Parkinson's Disease (PD) were obtained from younger ("n" = 79) and older ("n" = 54) adults. Participants read a case description of an older adult with PD and comorbid GAD followed by a description of BRT or medication presented in counterbalanced fashion and then provided acceptability ratings. A two (younger, older adult) x two (medication, BRT) mixed factorial ANOVA was performed with AARP scores as the dependent variable. Results replicate and extend earlier research indicating that behavioral and cognitive behavioral treatments for older adults are more acceptable than medication. Moreover, the effect of age cohort, demographic characteristics and psychological comorbidity did not affect acceptability ratings.
Descriptors: Diseases, Anxiety Disorders, Older Adults, Young Adults, Age Differences, Medical Services, Drug Therapy, Attitude Measures, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Comorbidity, Individual Characteristics, Counseling Techniques, Family Influence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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