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Title: Internet-delivered eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (iEMDR): an open trial
Contributor(s): Spence, Jay (author); Titov, Nickolai (author); Johnston, Luke (author); Dear, Blake F (author); Wootton, Bethany (author); Terides, Matthew (author); Zou, Judy (author)
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.2-79.v2Open Access Link
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Abstract: Recent research indicates internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) can reduce symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study examined the efficacy of an internet-delivered treatment protocol that combined iCBT and internet-delivered eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (iEMDR), in an uncontrolled trial. Eleven of the 15 participants completed post-treatment questionnaires. Large effect sizes were found from pre-treatment to 3-month follow-up (d = 1.03 - 1.61) on clinician-assessed and self-reported measures of PTSD, anxiety and distress, with moderate effect sizes (d = 0.59 - 0.70) found on measures of depression and disability. At post-treatment, 55% of the participants no longer met criteria for PTSD and this was sustained at follow-up. Symptom worsening occurred in 3 of 15 (20%) of the sample from pre- to post-treatment; however, these participants reported overall symptom improvement by follow-up. Future research directions for iEMDR are discussed.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: F1000Research, v.2, p. 1-11
Publisher: Faculty of 1000 Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 2046-1402
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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