Effects of a Transdiagnostic Internet Intervention («velibra») for Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Krieger, Tobias; Urech, Antoine; Stolz, Timo; Schulz, Ava; Vincent, Alessia; Moritz, Steffen; Meyer, Bjorn; Berger, Thomas (18 September 2015). Effects of a Transdiagnostic Internet Intervention («velibra») for Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial (Unpublished). In: 3rd European meeting of the ESRII (The European Society for Research on Internet Interventions). Warsaw, Poland. 17.09-18.09.2015.

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Internet-based cognitive behavioral self-help treatment (ICBT) for anxiety disorders has shown promising results in several trials, but there is yet a lack of studies of ICBT in „real world” primary care settings. In this randomized controlled trial we recruited participants through general practitioners. The aim of the study was to examine whether treatment-as-usual (TAU) in primary care settings plus ICBT is superior to TAU alone in reducing anxiety symptoms and other outcome measures among individuals meeting diagnostic criteria of a least one of three anxiety disorders (social anxiety disorder, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder). 150 adults fulfilling diagnostic criteria for a least one of the anxiety disorders according to a diagnostic interview are randomly assigned to one of the two conditions: TAU plus ICBT versus TAU. Randomization is stratified by primary disorder, medication (yes/no) and concurrent psychotherapy. ICBT consists of a transdiagnostic and tailored Internet-based self-help program for several anxiety disorders which also includes cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I). Primary outcomes are symptoms of disorder-specific anxiety measures and diagnostic status after the intervention (9 weeks). Secondary outcomes include primary outcomes at 3-month follow-up and secondary measures such as general symptomatology, depression, quality of life, adherence to ICBT and satisfaction with ICBT. The study is currently being completed. Primary results along with results for specific subgroups (e.g. primary diagnosis, concurrent medication and/or psychotherapy) will be presented and discussed.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Krieger, Tobias; Urech, Antoine; Stolz, Timo Johannes; Schulz, Ava; Vincent, Alessia Michelle and Berger, Thomas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Adriana Biaggi

Date Deposited:

02 May 2016 14:54

Last Modified:

19 Jul 2017 16:08

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/80529

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