An Evaluation of Functional Assessment and Biofeedback for the Treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder

  • Jacobus Fourie

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Anxiety Disorders, in particular Generalised Anxiety Disorder, have escalated in incidence over the past decade resulting not only in additional burden for primary health care systems but also debilitating impacts on those who suffer from this constellation of conditions. This study examined the capacity of a Functional Assessment process tailored to the investigation of Generalised Anxiety Disorder to generate additional data to facilitate detailed understanding of anxiety behaviour (symptoms) and the impact of these behaviours on day-to-day functioning. This study also evaluated the effects of a seven-session Biofeedback plus behavioural training intervention on anxiety level in the same group of 11 participants.
Date of Award2014
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorVicki Bitsika (Supervisor) & Christopher Sharpley (Supervisor)

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