The feasibility and outcome of clinic plus internet delivery of cognitive-behavior therapy for childhood anxiety.

School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (Impact Factor: 4.85). 07/2006; 74(3):614-21. DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.74.3.614
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ABSTRACT Seventy-two clinically anxious children, aged 7 to 14 years, were randomly allocated to clinic-based, cognitive-behavior therapy, the same treatment partially delivered via the Internet, or a wait-list control (WL). Children in the clinic and clinic-plus-Internet conditions showed significantly greater reductions in anxiety from pre- to posttreatment and were more likely to be free of their anxiety diagnoses, compared with the WL group. Improvements were maintained at 12-month follow-up for both therapy conditions, with minimal difference in outcomes between interventions. The Internet treatment content was highly acceptable to families, with minimal dropout and a high level of therapy compliance.

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