C. Barr Taylor

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  • A comparison of delivery methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy for panic disorder: An international multicenter trial JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY KENARDY, J. A., Dow, M. G., Johnston, D. W., Newman, M. G., Thomson, A., Taylor, C. B. 2003; 71 (6): 1068-1075


    Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the psychological treatment of choice for panic disorder (PD). However, given limited access to CBT, it must be delivered with maximal cost-effectiveness. Previous researchers have found that a brief computer-augmented CBT was as effective as extended therapist-delivered CBT. To test this finding, this study randomly allocated 186 patients with PD across 2 sites in Scotland and Australia to 12 sessions of therapist-delivered CBT (CBT12), 6 sessions of therapist-delivered (CBT6) or computer-augmented CBT (CBT6-CA), or a waitlist control. On a composite measure, at posttreatment, the outcome for CBT 12 was statistically better than the outcome for CBT6. The outcome for CBT6-CA fell between CBT12 and CBT6, but could not be statistically distinguished from either treatment. The active treatments did not differ statistically at 6-month follow-up. The study provided some support for the use of computers as an innovative adjunctive-therapy tool and merits further investigation.

    View details for DOI 10.1037/0022-006X.71.6.1068

    View details for Web of Science ID 000186693600012

    View details for PubMedID 14622082

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