All at once or one at a time? A Randomized controlled trial comparing two ways to deliver bibliotherapy for panic disorder
2011 (English)In: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, ISSN 1650-6073, Vol. 40, no 3, 228-235 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 40, no 3, 228-235 p.
panic disorder, self-help-techniques, bibliotherapy
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-170790DOI: 10.1080/16506073.2011.553629PubMedID: 21660778OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-170790DiVA: diva2:509521