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All at once or one at a time? A Randomized controlled trial comparing two ways to deliver bibliotherapy for panic disorder
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
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2011 (English)In: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, ISSN 1650-6073, E-ISSN 1651-2316, Vol. 40, no 3, 228-235 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Bibliotherapy is potentially effective in the treatment of panic disorder (PD). A still unanswered question is whether pacing is important. This study was designed to test whether there is a difference between being assigned a full book as therapy and receiving one individual chapter every week (i.e. pacing). A total of 28 participants were randomized to either 10 paced chapters or one book with 10 chapters. To maximize compliance, short weekly telephone calls were added in both conditions (M = 17.8 min, SD = 4.2). Both treatments showed promising results, with effects maintained up to 2 years and with within-group effect sizes (Cohen's d) between 0.95 and 1.11. Pretreatment ratings of credibility were positively correlated with the change scores at both posttest and 2-year follow-up for three panic measures. Pacing of text material in bibliotherapy for PD is not needed, and all material can be provided at once when the treatment is guided by a therapist.

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2011. Vol. 40, no 3, 228-235 p.
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panic disorder, self-help-techniques, bibliotherapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-170790DOI: 10.1080/16506073.2011.553629PubMedID: 21660778OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-170790DiVA: diva2:509521
Available from: 2012-03-13 Created: 2012-03-13 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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