An open study of Internet-based bibliotherapy with minimal therapist contact via e-mail for social phobia
2006 (English)In: Clinical Psychologist, ISSN 1328-4207, Vol. 10, 30-38 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
evaluated a nine-week Internet-based self-help program for people
suffering from social phobia. After confirming the diagnosis with a
structured clinical interview for the DSM-IV (SCID) by telephone,
26 participants were treated with a multimodal treatment package
based on cognitive behavioral therapy plus weekly therapist contact
Results were analyzed on a basis of intention-to-treat. There were
no differences between the two pre-treatment assessment points.
However, from pre- to post-test, treated participants improved
signi?cantly on all measured dimensions (social anxiety, general
anxiety, depression levels, and quality of life). The overall
within-group effect size measured with Cohen-s d was d=0.88.
Treatment gains were maintained or improved at the 6-month
follow-up (Cohen-s d=1.31). The results of this study support
the continued use and development of Internet-distributed self-help
programs for people diagnosed with social
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 10, 30-38 p.
Internet; Social-Phobia; Self-Help; Bibliotherapy
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31282Local ID: 17043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-31282DiVA: diva2:252105