liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Internet-based exposure treatment versus one-session exposure treatment of snake phobia: a randomized controlled trial
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. (Internet, health and clinical psychology research group)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4753-6745
Uppsala University, Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Sweden.
Show others and affiliations
2013 (English)In: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, ISSN 1650-6073, Vol. 42, no 4, 284-291 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study, the authors compared guided Internet-delivered self-help with one-session exposure treatment (OST) in a sample of snake phobic patients. A total of 30 patients were included following a screening on the Internet and a structured clinical interview. The Internet treatment consisted of four weekly text modules which were presented on a web page, a video in which exposure was modelled, and support provided via Internet. The OST was delivered in a three-hour session following a brief orientation session. The main outcome was the behavioural approach test (BAT), and as secondary measures questionnaires measuring anxiety symptoms and depression were used. Results showed that the groups did not differ at post-treatment or follow-up, with the exception of a significant interaction for the BAT in favour of the OST. At post-treatment, 61.5% of the Internet group and 84.6% of the OST group achieved a clinically significant improvement on the BAT. At follow-up, the corresponding figures were 90% for the Internet group and 100% for the OST group (completer sample). Within-group effect sizes for the Snake Phobia Questionnaire were large (d = 1.63 and d = 2.31 for the Internet and OST groups, respectively, at post-treatment). It is concluded that guided Internet-delivered exposure treatment is a potential treatment option in the treatment of snake phobia, but that OST probably is better.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2013. Vol. 42, no 4, 284-291 p.
Keyword [en]
snake phobia, Internet treatment; one-session exposure treatment
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102150DOI: 10.1080/16506073.2013.844202ISI: 000329983400005PubMedID: 24245707OAI: diva2:668597
Available from: 2013-12-01 Created: 2013-12-01 Last updated: 2014-11-28Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Andersson, Gerhard
By organisation
PsychologyFaculty of Arts and Sciences
In the same journal
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 202 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link