Long-term outcome of Internet-delivered cognitive-behavioural therapy for social phobia: A 30-month follow-up
2009 (English)In: Behaviour Research and Therapy, ISSN 0005-7967, Vol. 47, no 10, 848-850 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Internet-delivered guided cognitive behaviour therapy for social anxiety disorder has been found to generate promising short-term results, up to one year posttreatment. No study has however documented longer follow-up periods. In this 30-month follow-up we contacted 57 participants from the original study of which 77.2% (44/57) responded to the Internet-administered outcome measures and 66.7% (38/57) completed a telephone interview. Results showed large pretreatment to follow-up within-group effect sizes for the primary outcome measures (Cohens d 1.10-1.71), and a majority (68.4%; 26/38) reported improvements in the interview. The findings suggest that the long-term effects seen in previous live treatment CBT trials can occur in Internet-delivered treatment as well.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 47, no 10, 848-850 p.
Cognitive-behaviour therapy; Internet based treatment; Social phobia
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21199DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2009.06.012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-21199DiVA: diva2:240895