An open trial with cognitive behavioral therapy for blood- and injection phobia in pregnant women-a group intervention program
2010 (English)In: ARCHIVES OF WOMENS MENTAL HEALTH, ISSN 1434-1816, Vol. 13, no 3, 259-265 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Around 7% of pregnant women suffer from blood- and injection phobia. The aim was to investigate if cognitive behavior group therapy (CBT) is effective in treating pregnant womens blood- and injection phobia. Thirty pregnant women with blood- and injection phobia according to DSM-IV took part in an open treatment intervention. A two-session cognitive behavior group therapy was conducted. As controls, 46 pregnant women with untreated blood- and injection phobia and 70 healthy pregnant women were used. Repeated measures ANOVA were performed. The scores for the CBT treatment group on the "Injection Phobia Scale-Anxiety" were reduced both after each treatment session and postpartum (p andlt; 0.001). Anxiety and depressive symptoms were also reduced (p andlt; 0.001). Cognitive-behavior group therapy for pregnant women with blood- and injection phobia is effective and stable up to at least 3 months postpartum. It seems also to reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms during pregnancy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Science Business Media , 2010. Vol. 13, no 3, 259-265 p.
Anxiety, Blood- and injection phobia, Cognitive behavior group therapy, Depression, Pregnancy
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-56809DOI: 10.1007/s00737-009-0126-xISI: 000277935600010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-56809DiVA: diva2:322251
The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com:
Caroline Lilliecreutz, Ann Josefsson and Gunilla Sydsjö, An open trial with cognitive behavioral therapy for blood- and injection phobia in pregnant women-a group intervention program, 2010, ARCHIVES OF WOMENS MENTAL HEALTH, (13), 3, 259-265.
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