Psychometric properties of the Helping Alliance Questionnaire-I in psychodynamic psychotherapy for major depression

Mariëlle Hendriksen, Rien van, Jaap Peen, Suzan Oudejans, Robert Schoevers, Jack Dekker

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The psychometric properties of the Helping Alliance Questionnaire-I were analyzed at two times in short-term psychoanalytic supportive psychotherapy for outpatient depression. Exploratory factor analysis conducted in 142 patients generated a model that was confirmed in a different validation sample (n=106) using confirmatory factor analysis. Two factors were found to have satisfactory psychometric properties and a consistent structure over time: relationship and internal change. The authors conclude that reporting on the HAQ-I with separate scores for these individual aspects of alliance offers a more precise assessment and is preferable to using a single general alliance score
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-598
JournalPsychotherapy research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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