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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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 Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||posttraumatic stress disorder, internet; treatment, cognitive behaviour therapy|
|Research Group:||Clinical and health psychology|
|Research Field:||Health psychology|
|Objective Group:||Provision of health and support services|
|Objective Field:||Mental health services|
|UTAS Author:||Wootton, B (Dr Bethany Wootton)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||75|
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