Table 11Study information table for trials comparing psychoeducational groups with waitlist

Psychoeducational groups versus waitlist control in a mixed anxiety populationPsychoeducational groups versus waitlist control in a GAD-only population
No. trials (total participants)1 RCT (73)1 Quasi-RCT (37)
N/% female73/48%109/72%
Mean age (years)4038
DiagnosisAll diagnosed with an anxiety disorder by DSM-IV (29% GAD; 55% panic disorder with/without agoraphobia)All diagnosed with GAD as a primary diagnosis by DSM-III-R
Baseline severity (clinician-rated)Not reportedNot reported
TreatmentCBT (in secondary care); anxiety management training (in secondary care)CBT
ComparatorWaitlist controlWaitlist control
Treatment length6 weeks6 weeks
Follow-up1 month6 months


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