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Assessing the effect of a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)-based workshop on work-related rumination, fatigue, and sleep

Querstret, D, Cropley, M, Kruger, P and Heron, R (2016) Assessing the effect of a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)-based workshop on work-related rumination, fatigue, and sleep European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 25 (1). pp. 50-67.

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This quasi-experimental longitudinal study assessed the effect of a one-day Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)-based workshop on work-related rumination, chronic fatigue and sleep quality. We hypothesised that participants who attended the workshop would report lower levels of affective work-related rumination and chronic fatigue and improved sleep quality, at follow-up, six months after workshop completion. Two hundred and twenty seven participants took part in the study, with 102 participants attending a one-day workshop delivered in their place of work. Participants completed an online questionnaire at two time-points, with follow-up occurring 6 months after initial survey completion. Results showed that participants who took part in the CBT workshop reported significantly lower levels of affective rumination (p=.03) and chronic fatigue (p=.003), at follow-up in comparison to individuals who did not attend the workshop; however there were no significant differences between the groups in self-reported sleep quality (p=.06). A combination of more effective recovery both at work and outside of work may explain the reductions in both affective rumination and fatigue over time. This study adds to the recovery from work literature by providing initial support for a one-day CBT-based workshop delivered in the workplace.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Kruger, P
Heron, R
Date : 2 January 2016
DOI : 10.1080/1359432X.2015.1015516
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology on 2 January 2016, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords : Social Sciences, Psychology, Applied, Management, Psychology, Business & Economics, rumination, fatigue, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT, workplace intervention, OFF-JOB TIME, PSYCHOLOGICAL DETACHMENT, PERSEVERATIVE COGNITION, REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE, RECOVERY EXPERIENCES, QUALITY INDEX, HEART-DISEASE, STRESS, HEALTH, VACATION
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:29
Last Modified : 17 Aug 2018 09:18

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