Figure F-4. is titled “Change in PTSD symptoms for cognitive therapy compared with control, by type of comparator.” The figure displays a forest plot reporting the standard mean difference in PTSD symptoms stratified by cognitive therapy compared to waitlist, cognitive therapy compared to self-help booklet, and cognitive therapy compared to usual care. The plot depicts greater reductions in PTSD symptom scores for patients treated with cognitive therapy than waitlist (2 trials, standard mean difference −1.54, 95% CI −2.17 to −0.92, I2 = 31.1%), self-help booklet (1 trial, standard mean difference −1.48, 95% CI −2.09 to −0.87), or usual care (1 trial, standard mean difference −0.34, 95% CI −0.83 to 0.16). The overall analysis favored cognitive therapy (standard mean difference −1.22, 95% CI −1.91 to −0.53, I2 = 79.6%).

Figure F-4Change in PTSD symptoms for cognitive therapy compared with control, by type of comparator

Timing of outcome assessment: 3 months for all studies.

From: Appendix F, Meta-Analysis

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