Sumary of Cognitive behavioural therapy: we discovered a data gap on its effectiveness for different ethnic groups:
- The full picture To better understand how effective CBT is, we conducted a “panoramic meta-analysis”, which pooled results from multiple meta-analyses (a study which combines data from multiple studies) on CBT..
- This method also allowed us to understand if CBT improved everyone quality of life, or if it only worked for people suffering from certain conditions (such as depression and anxiety)..
- Our panoramic meta-analysis pooled data from 24 meta-analyses, representing 49 randomised control trials and data from 4,304 participants..
- We found CBT consistently improves quality of life across 12 different health conditions, including addiction, anxiety, fatigue, musculoskeletal disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder..
- However, only 11 of the 49 randomised control trials included in our panoramic meta-analysis reported the ethnicity of participants..
- Of the 4,304 participants, we found 1,577 were white, 237 were black, 34 were Asian, two were Chinese, and 26 were classified as mixed ethnicity or “other”….