The four-week Overcoming Worry & Anxiety programme was the brainchild of Dr Gregg Rawlings, a trainee psychologist at the time, who developed and tested the intervention as part of his PhD studies.
The aim of the study was to test how effective the intervention is in helping people with PH manage their anxiety.
138 people with PH were recruited to the study from the UK, Canada, America, India and the Netherlands, and divided into two different groups. One group was asked to complete the self-help programme, whilst the other did not. Both groups answered questions about their anxiety symptoms at the same points.
Data was collected over an eight-month period between August 2020 and April 2021.
The study results have now been published in the European Respiratory Society’s prestigious journal, the ERJ. You can access the paper here.
“Everything is explained in simple terms and is easy to follow”PHA UK member