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A 12-month follow-up study evaluating group interventions for children with Tourette Syndrome

Dabrowski, JM; (2016) A 12-month follow-up study evaluating group interventions for children with Tourette Syndrome. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

This thesis consists of three parts: a systematic literature review, an empirical paper and a critical appraisal. It aims to contribute to the evidence base for psychological interventions for Tourette Syndrome (TS). TS is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by the presence of both motor and vocal tics. Tics typically first present in childhood and are associated with psychiatric co-morbidity, social and emotional difficulties, impaired school functioning and a diminished quality of life. The literature review explores the efficacy and effectiveness of currently available psychological interventions for TS. It reviews both traditional behavioural approaches as well as newer adaptations of existing treatment protocols. The empirical paper evaluates the long-term outcomes of two group treatments (Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics and psychoeducation) for children with TS. It assesses the effect of these treatments on tic severity, neuropsychological functioning, quality of life and school attendance. Finally, the critical appraisal reflects on the process of conducting the research study. Specifically, it comments on the unique advantages and disadvantages of joining a larger research project, further explores the strengths and limitations of the study’s methodology and finally reflects on the experience of working with children with a neurodevelopmental disorder.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: A 12-month follow-up study evaluating group interventions for children with Tourette Syndrome
Event: University College London
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1517979
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