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Internet Versus Group Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Distress Associated With Tinnitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Uppsala University.
Uppsala University.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Clinical and Social Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4753-6745
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2008 (English)In: Behavior Therapy, ISSN 0005-7894, Vol. 39, no 4, 348-359 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Tinnitus distress can be reduced by means of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), and the treatment can be delivered in different ways. The most recent format is Internet-based self-help. The aim of this study was to compare this treatment (n= 26) with standard group-based CBT (n=25) in a randomized controlled trial. Outcomes on self-report inventories measuring tinnitus distress were evaluated immediately after and 1 year after treatment. Results showed that both groups had improved, and there were few differences between them. The effect size for the Internet treatment was d=0.73 (95% CI=0.16-1.30) and for the group treatment was d=0.64 (95% CI=0.07-1.21). The Internet treatment consumed less therapist time and was 1.7 times as cost-effective as the group treatment. At pretreatment patients rated the Internet treatment as less credible than the group treatment. In conclusion, Internet treatment for tinnitus distress merits further investigation, as the outcomes achieved are promising.

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2008. Vol. 39, no 4, 348-359 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16358DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2007.10.003OAI: diva2:133975
Available from: 2009-01-16 Created: 2009-01-16 Last updated: 2014-11-28Bibliographically approved

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