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Kirsten Buchanan



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Traditional physical therapy (PT) interventions can be challenging to implement in the complex patient with multiple comorbidities. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a behavioral therapy technique used to change obstructive behaviors and improve functional and emotional health. CBT has shown positive outcomes in patients with cancer and elderly patients with depression, but has not been studied in conjunction with PT in medically complex patients. The purpose of this case report was to document the utilization and outcomes of CBT along with traditional physical therapy for a medically complex patient diagnosed with end stage renal disease and multiple co-morbidities.

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The case report paper for this poster can be found here:


Physical Therapy And Cognitive Behavioral Therapy In A Patient With Multiple Co-Morbidities – A Case Report



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