Evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of British Sign Language improving access to psychological therapies : an exploratory study

Source:
NIHR Journals Library - Health Services and Delivery Research
Publisher:
NIHR Journals Library – Health Services and Delivery Research
Publication date:
29 August 2017

Abstract

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence-approved approach to intervention for depression and/or anxiety. This exploratory study sets the groundwork for comparing psychological therapies for Deaf sign language users experiencing anxiety and/or depression, delivered in British Sign Language (BSL) by a Deaf therapist with usual access through an interpreter within the IAPT national programme.