|Assessing the efficacy of the problem management plus (PM+) in improving the mental health of conflict-exposed individuals
Posted by Jelli Grace Luzano
|Luzano, Jelli Grace; Mordeno, Imelu
|The present study aimed to examine the efficacy of Problem Management Plus (PM+), a low-intensity, cognitive-behavioral therapy-based (CBT) intervention, in improving the mental health of conflict-exposed individuals using a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) design. A sample of 26 individuals participated in the study, randomized into PM+ (i.e., treatment; nâ=â14) and waitlist control (i.e., WLC; nâ=â12) groups. Results show that those in the PMâ+âgroup showed improved mental health outcomes at posttest, while the WLC group did not show any significant improvement. There was also a significant difference in the psychological wellbeing, functionality, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression scores between the two groups at posttest, with the PMâ+âgroup demonstrating lower severity of symptoms and better wellbeing. The results support the efficacy of PMâ+âas a transdiagnostic CBT-based intervention in the current sample.
|Index terms / Keywords
|Problem management plus, low-intensity intervention, guidance and counseling, conflict-exposed individuals, college students