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Table 1 Overview of cognitive behavioural group psychotherapy sessions

From: Combined Cognitive-Behavioural and Physiotherapeutic Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (COMBI-CPPS): study protocol for a controlled feasibility trial

Session Content Modality
1 Introduction to the programme; issuing of the patient workbook; overview of key topics; introduction to PMR Group (90 min)
2 Group discussion/debriefing of Chapter 1 of the patient workbook; exercise of PMR; behaviour analysis Group (90 min)
3 Group discussion/debriefing of Chapter 2 of the patient workbook; exercise of PMR; theory: catastrophizing cognitions; behaviour analysis Group (90 min)
4 Group discussion/debriefing of Chapter 3 of the patient workbook; exercise of PMR; theory: negative self-talk; behaviour analysis Group (90 min)
5 Group discussion/debriefing of Chapter 4 of the patient workbook; exercise of PMR; theory: influence of social relationships (Part 1); modification of ‘I-message’; behaviour analysis (focus: social interaction) Group (90 min)
6 Group discussion/debriefing of Chapter 5 of the patient workbook; exercise of PMR; theory: influence of social relationships (Part 2)/asking for support; modification of listening skills; behaviour analysis Group (90 min)
7 Group discussion/debriefing of Chapter 6 of the patient workbook; exercise of PMR; theory: coping strategies (Part 1)/role of positive self-messages; behaviour analysis Group (90 min)
8 Group discussion/debriefing of Chapter 7 of the patient workbook; exercise of PMR; theory: coping strategies (Part 2); activity and inactivity/recognizing avoidance behaviour; behaviour analysis Group (90 min)
9 Group discussion/debriefing of Chapter 8 of the patient workbook; exercise of PMR; assessment of changes during the programme; revision of key topics Group (90 min)
  1. min minutes, PMR progressive muscle relaxation