There are two phases to the FACTOID study.
Phase 1: Interviews
In Phase 1, we will conduct interviews with 15 older people who are experiencing difficulties with chronic worrying. These will explore previous experiences of treatment for chronic worrying and how we can adapt Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for those whose chronic worrying has not responded well to treatment. We will also conduct interviews with mental health professionals who work with older people experiencing chronic worrying in order to find out how we can adapt Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for this client group. Once we have developed the intervention based on these interviews, we will get feedback on it from the same set of older people who we originally interviewed.
Phase 1: Survey
In Phase 1, we will also conduct a survey of what types of treatment older people are typically offered for chronic worrying that has not responded well to treatment. Medication and talking therapy may be offered to older people experiencing chronic worrying. However, this can be variable, and we would like to find out how this varies across the UK. We will be asking older people who are experiencing difficulties with chronic worrying to complete this survey, as well as mental health professionals who work with client group.
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Phase 2: Uncontrolled feasibility Trial
In Phase 2, we will test out the acceptability and feasibility of our newly developed intervention in an uncontrolled clinical trial with 40 older people who are experiencing difficulties with chronic worrying that has not responded well to treatment.
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If you are interested in taking part in the study or would like further information, please contact Kate Kimona on 0203 108 7833 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org