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Title: Self-guided internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder: 12 month follow-up
Contributor(s): Wootton, Bethany (author); Dear, Blake F (author); Johnston, Luke (author); Terides, Matthew D (author); Titov, Nickolai (author)
Publication Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.invent.2015.05.003Open Access Link
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Abstract: Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) may reduce barriers to treatment faced by people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). To date, most research on iCBT for OCD has evaluated clinician-guided treatments. However, self-guided treatments, which do not involve contact with a clinician, have considerable public health potential and may be particularly advantageous for those patients who report stigma as a principal barrier to treatment. The findings of a recent trial of self-guided iCBT for symptoms of OCD highlighted the potential of this approach and found large within-group effect sizes from pre- to post-treatment on the YBOCS-SR (d = 137), sustained at 3-month follow-up (d = 1.17).1n addition, 32% of participants met criteria for clinically significant change at 3-month follow-up. The present study reports the long-term outcomes of that trial (N = 28). Twelve out of 18 participants (43%) completed the 12 month follow-up. A large within-group effect size was found on the YBOCS-SR (d = 1.08) and 33% met criteria for clinically significant change at 12-month follow-up. No significant changes in symptoms were found between 3-month follow-up and 12-month follow-up, demonstrating that participants maintained their treatment gains in the long term. These results add to the emerging literature supporting the potential of self-guided iCBT for individuals with symptoms of OCD.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Internet Interventions, 2(3), p. 243-247
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Place of Publication: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ISSN: 2214-7829
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920410 Mental Health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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