A Randomized Controlled Trial of Guided Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
2011 (English)In: Journal of Sexual Medicine, ISSN 1743-6095, Vol. 8, no 10, 2800-2809 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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. Vol. 8, no 10, 2800-2809 p.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Erectile Dysfunction, Internet, Sexual Dysfunction
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71778DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02391.xISI: 000295874900014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71778DiVA: diva2:453949
Funding Agencies|Linkoping University||2011-11-042011-11-042014-11-28