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Table 1 Content of the Modules

From: Self-help guided by trained lay providers for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Module Title Number of sessions Content
1. Therapy goals and basic components of anxiety 1 • Therapy characteristics
• Key elements for success
• The two types of worries
2. Relaxation 1 • Abdominal breathing
• Progressive muscle relaxation
• Imagery
3. Tolerating uncertainty 3 • Exposure to uncertainty
4. Enjoying yourself 2 • The relation between anxiety and depression
• Identification of pleasant activities
• Planning pleasant activities
5. Correcting false beliefs 1 • Questioning false beliefs about worrying
6. Effective problem solving 3 • Steps for effective problem solving
7. In my mind … cognitive exposure 3 • Exposure to problems with uncertain outcomes
8. Relapse prevention 1 • Summary of learnt techniques
• Review of gains
• Relapse prevention advice