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Computerized CBT (Think, Feel, Do) for depression and anxiety in children and adolescents: outcomes and feedback from a pilot randomized controlled trial


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Stallard, P., Richardson, T., Velleman, S. and Attwood, M., 2011. Computerized CBT (Think, Feel, Do) for depression and anxiety in children and adolescents: outcomes and feedback from a pilot randomized controlled trial. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 39 (3), pp. 273-284.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s135246581000086x

    Abstract

    Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of computerized cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) for depression and anxiety in adults, but there has been little work with children and adolescents. Aims: To describe the development of a cCBT intervention (Think, Feel, Do) for young people, and preliminary outcomes and feedback from a pilot randomized controlled trial. Method: Twenty participants aged 11 to 16 with depression or anxiety were randomized to receive cCBT immediately or after a delay. Standardized measures were used to assess self-reported anxiety, depression, self-esteem and cognitions, as well as parent rated strengths and difficulties. A feedback form was also completed to assess young people's views of the programme. Results: A total of 15 participants completed the pre and post assessments in the trial, and 17 provided feedback on the intervention. Paired samples t-tests demonstrated significant improvements on 3 subscales in the control condition, compared to 7 subscales in the cCBT condition. Feedback showed moderate to high satisfaction for participants. Conclusions: This study provides encouraging preliminary results for the effectiveness and acceptability of cCBT with this age group.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsStallard, P., Richardson, T., Velleman, S. and Attwood, M.
    DOI10.1017/s135246581000086x
    Uncontrolled Keywordscomputer, anxiety, adolescents, children, depression, cbt
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health
    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
    Research CentresMental Health Research & Development Unit
    Publisher StatementStallard_BCP_2011_39_273.pdf: © British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 2011
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code23848

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