Simon, W., Gajowy, M., Mikułowicz, D., & Sala, P. (2008). The outcome of inpatient psychotherapy and the duration of previous psychotherapy treatment. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 4, 5-19,
Aim: The duration of previous psychotherapy treatment was the main independent variable. Method: 301 patients successively reporting for inpatient treatment in the Clinic of Neurotic Disorders received questionnaires. 274 patients who completed the treatment, and returned all the tests, were divided into three groups: a) those without any previous experience of psychotherapy, b) those with previous experience of short-term therapy, and c) those previously in long-term psychotherapy. The following tools were used: Hopkins Symptom Checklist, Sense of Coherence, Questionnaire of Motivation, and Adjective Checklist. Result: the duration of previous psychotherapy influences symptoms, coherence, motivational factors and personality aspects, both at the beginning of psychotherapy and at the time of discharge from the hospital.
Keywords: duration of psychotherapy, previous psychotherapy, short-term psychotherapy, long-term psychotherapy, psychotherapy outcomes