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Almlöv, J
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Paxling, B., Lundgren, S., Norman, A., Almlöv, J., Carlbring, P., Cuijpers, P. & Andersson, G. (2013). Therapist Behaviours in Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Analyses of E-Mail Correspondence in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41(3), 280-289
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2013 (English)In: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, ISSN 1352-4658, E-ISSN 1469-1833, Vol. 41, no 3, p. 280-289Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (iCBT) has been found to be an effective way to disseminate psychological treatment, and support given by a therapist seems to be important in order to achieve good outcomes. Little is known about what the therapists actually do when they provide support in iCBT and whether their behaviour influences treatment outcome. Aims: This study addressed the content of therapist e-mails in guided iCBT for generalized anxiety disorder. Method: We examined 490 e-mails from three therapists providing support to 44 patients who participated in a controlled trial on iCBT for generalized anxiety disorder. Results: Through content analysis of the written correspondence, eight distinguishable therapist behaviours were derived: deadline flexibility, task reinforcement, alliance bolstering, task prompting, psychoeducation, self-disclosure, self-efficacy shaping, and empathetic utterances. We found that task reinforcement, task prompting, self-efficacy shaping and empathetic utterances correlated with module completion. Deadline flexibility was negatively associated with outcome and task reinforcement positively correlated with changes on the Penn State Worry Questionnaire. Conclusions: Different types of therapist behaviours can be identified in iCBT, and though many of these behaviours are correlated to each other, different behaviours have an impact on change in symptoms and module completion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2013
Keywords
Internet-delivered therapy, CBT, therapist behaviour, GAD, attrition
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-92602 (URN)10.1017/S1352465812000240 (DOI)000317069300003 ()
Available from: 2013-05-16 Created: 2013-05-14 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G., Paxling, B., Roch-Norlund, P., Östman, G., Norgren, A., Almlöv, J., . . . Silverberg, F. (2012). Internet-Based Psychodynamic versus Cognitive Behavioral Guided Self-Help for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 81(6), 344-355
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2012 (English)In: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, ISSN 0033-3190, E-ISSN 1423-0348, Vol. 81, no 6, p. 344-355Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: Guided Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) has been tested in many trials and found to be effective in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has also been treated with ICBT, but there are no controlled trials on guided Internet-based psychodynamic treatment (IPDT). Since there is preliminary support for psychodynamic treatment for GAD, we decided to test if a psychodynamically informed self-help treatment could be delivered via the Internet. The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of IPDT for GAD and to compare against ICBT and a waiting list control group. Method: A randomized controlled superiority trial with individuals diagnosed with GAD comparing guided ICBT (n = 27) and IPDT (n = 27) against a no treatment waiting list control group (n = 27). The primary outcome measure was the Penn State Worry Questionnaire. Results: While there were no significant between-group differences immediately after treatment on the main outcome measure, both IPDT and ICBT resulted in improvements with moderate to large within-group effect sizes at 3 and 18 months follow-up on the primary measure in the completer analyses. The differences against the control group, although smaller, were still significant for both PDT and CBT when conforming to the criteria of clinically significant improvement. The active treatments did not differ significantly. There was a significant group by time interaction regarding GAD symptoms, but not immediately after treatment. Conclusions: IPDT and ICBT both led to modest symptom reduction in GAD, and more research is needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
S. Karger AG, 2012
Keywords
Guided self-help, Generalized anxiety disorder, Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive behavior therapy
National Category
Psychology Psychiatry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84441 (URN)10.1159/000339371 (DOI)000309791900003 ()22964540 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2012-10-08 Created: 2012-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-07
Andersson, E., Walen, C., Hallberg, J., Paxling, B., Dahlin, M., Almlöv, J., . . . Andersson, G. (2011). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Guided Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8(10), 2800-2809
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2011 (English)In: Journal of Sexual Medicine, ISSN 1743-6095, E-ISSN 1743-6109, Vol. 8, no 10, p. 2800-2809Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. Men with erectile dysfunction are often worried about their condition, have interpersonal difficulties, and have a reduced quality of life. Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) has been shown effective for a number of health problems but evidence is limited concerning the treatment of erectile dysfunction. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanAim. The study investigated the effects of ICBT for erectile dysfunction. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods. Seventy-eight men were included in the study and randomized to either ICBT or to a control group, which was an online discussion group. Treatment consisted of a 7-week Web-based program with e-mail-based therapist support. Each therapist spent an average of 55 minutes per participant. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMain Outcome Measure. The International Index of Erectile Functioning five-item version was administered via the telephone at pretreatment, post-treatment, and 6 months after receiving ICBT. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults. At post-treatment, the treatment group had significantly greater improvements with regard to erectile performance compared with the control group. Between-group differences at post-treatment were small (d = 0.1), but increased at the 6-month follow-up (d = 0.88). less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusions. This study provides support for the use of ICBT as a possible treatment format for erectile dysfunction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
Keywords
Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Erectile Dysfunction, Internet, Sexual Dysfunction
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71778 (URN)10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02391.x (DOI)000295874900014 ()
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Funding Agencies|Linkoping University||Available from: 2011-11-04 Created: 2011-11-04 Last updated: 2017-12-08
Almlöv, J. & Foldemo, A. (2009). Vägledd självhjälp vid depression - en pilotstudie av Internet-och telefonbaserad kognitiv beteendeterapi inom primärvården..
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2009 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Series
Rapport Fournalen, ISSN 1102-3805 ; 1
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-53022 (URN)
Available from: 2010-01-14 Created: 2010-01-14 Last updated: 2010-01-22
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