SVC Consumer Psychologist Publishes Article about Anxiety Management

by Public Relations | Mar 30, 2017

March 30, 2017

Dr. Thomas W ClineDr. Thomas W. Cline, consumer psychologist and professor of marketing and statistics at the Saint Vincent College Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government, is the co-author of  an article, “Anxiety Diagnosis, Treatment and Management in Primary Care: Implementing the National Institute of Clinical Excellence,” in the 2017 edition of Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.

“More than 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, ranking them as one of the most common mental health disorders in America,” commented Cline. “The purpose of the pilot study we wrote about was to educate providers on the National Institute Clinical Excellence (NICE) anxiety guidelines and monitor providers’ perceived competence in managing anxiety. Results showed perceived competence increased significantly pre-intervention to immediately post-intervention and data revealed the scores did not change significantly immediately post-to six-weeks post. Providers who implemented the guidelines into practice had significantly higher scores than those who did not implement the guidelines.”

The other co-authors include Monica K. Conn and Sheree Shafer of Robert Morris University.

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing is the official Journal of ISPN, the International Society of Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurses.

The article is available online at


Photo: Dr. Thomas W. Cline


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