Wells, A., Reeves, D., Heal, C., Fisher, P., Davies, L., Heagerty, A., … & Capobianco, L. (2020). Establishing the feasibility of group metacognitive therapy for anxiety and depression in cardiac rehabilitation: a single-blind randomized pilot study. Frontiers in psychiatry, 11, 582
Background: Anxiety and depression are common in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) patients. However, CR programs which incorporate psychological techniques achieve modest reductions in emotional distress. More efficacious interventions that can be easily integrated within services are required. A promising alternative to current psychological interventions is metacognitive therapy (MCT). The aim was to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of delivering Group-MCT to CR patients experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression.