The Working Alliance Inventory for guided Internet interventions (WAI-I).

Gomez Penedo, Juan Martin; Berger, Thomas; grosse Holtforth, Martin; Krieger, Tobias; Schröder, Johanna; Hohagen, Fritz; Meyer, Björn; Moritz, Steffen; Klein, Jan Philipp (2020). The Working Alliance Inventory for guided Internet interventions (WAI-I). Journal of clinical psychology, 76(6), pp. 973-986. Wiley 10.1002/jclp.22823

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OBJECTIVE This study analyses the psychometric properties of the Working Alliance Inventory adapted for guided Internet interventions (WAI-I). METHODS We drew on the data set from a multicenter trial that examined a guided Internet intervention (deprexis) for patients with mild to moderate depression. Two hundred twenty-three patients completed the WAI-I and the Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (ZUF-8) at posttreatment, and the Attitudes toward Psychological Online-Interventions Questionnaire (APOI) at baseline. We ran confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) testing two- and three-factor solutions and calculated Cronbach's α, item-total correlations, and correlations of the WAI-I with APOI and ZUF-8. RESULTS The results suggested a two-factor solution, with a very good model fit and evidence of factor independency, adequate internal consistency, and external validity for the complete scale and the sub-scales. CONCLUSIONS The WAI-I showed as a reliable and valid instrument to capture alliance in guided Internet interventions, which might facilitate process-outcome research and treatment development efforts.

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07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

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Gomez Penedo, Juan Martin; Berger, Thomas; grosse Holtforth, Martin and Krieger, Tobias


100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health








Melanie Best

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26 Sep 2019 15:41

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30 May 2020 01:30

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Internet-based interventions Working Alliance Inventory online interventions therapeutic alliance working alliance




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