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Randomized controlled trial of Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder

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Spence, J and Titov, N and Dear, BF and Johnston, L and Solley, K and Lorian, C and Wootton, B and Zou, J and Schwenke, G, Randomized controlled trial of Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder, Depression and Anxiety, 28, (7) pp. 541-550. ISSN 1091-4269 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

DOI: doi:10.1002/da.20835

Abstract

Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe and disabling condition and few receive appropriate care. Internet-based treatment of PTSD shows promise in reducing barriers to care and preliminary evidence suggests it is efficacious in treating symptoms of PTSD.

Methodology: Forty-two individuals with a diagnosis of PTSD confirmed by clinician interview completed a randomized controlled comparison of Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a waitlist control condition.

Principle Findings: Large pre- to posttreatment effect sizes (ESs) were found for the Treatment group on measures of PTSD symptoms, depression, anxiety, and disability. A small between-group ES was found for PTSD symptoms and moderate between-group ESs were found for depression, anxiety, and disability.

Conclusions: Results provide preliminary support for Internet-based CBT as an efficacious treatment for individuals with a confirmed primary diagnosis of PTSD.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:posttraumatic stress disorder, internet; treatment, cognitive behaviour therapy
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Mental Health Services
Author:Wootton, B (Dr Bethany Wootton)
ID Code:93529
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:49
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2014-08-06
Last Modified:2014-11-27
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