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Computer-aided vicarious exposure versus live graded exposure for spider phobia in children


Dewis, LM and Kirkby, KC and Martin, F and Daniels, BA and Gilroy, L and Menzies, RG, Computer-aided vicarious exposure versus live graded exposure for spider phobia in children, Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 32, (1) pp. 17-27. ISSN 0005-7916 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0005-7916(01)00019-2


The efficacy of computer-aided vicarious exposure (CAVE) for the treatment of spider phobia in children was evaluated in a single blind, randomised, controlled trial. Twenty-eight participants, aged 10-17 years, received three 45-min sessions of either Live graded exposure (LGE), CAVE or were assigned to a Waitlist. Phobic symptomatology was measured at pre- and post-treatment, and at one month follow-up on a range of behavioural and subjective assessments. The results showed the superiority of the LGE treatment over the CAVE and Waitlist conditions. Effect sizes support CAVE treatment as being superior to the Waitlist and resulting in reductions of phobic symptomatology. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Dewis, LM (Ms Louise Dewis)
UTAS Author:Kirkby, KC (Professor Kenneth Kirkby)
UTAS Author:Martin, F (Associate Professor Frances Martin)
UTAS Author:Daniels, BA (Dr Brett Daniels)
UTAS Author:Gilroy, L (Ms Lisa Gilroy)
ID Code:21453
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:43
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-02

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