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Internet-based therapy with FearFighter for anxiety disorders: a randomised clinical trial

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Fenger, Morten ; Lindschou, Jane ; Gluud, Christian ; Winkel, Per ; Jørgensen, Lise ; Dybkjaer, Jan Hein ; Lau, Marianne. / Internet-based therapy with FearFighter for anxiety disorders : a randomised clinical trial. I: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 2020 ; Bind 74, Nr. 7. s. 518-524.

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abstract = "Background: Internet-based cognitive behavioural self-help psychotherapy (ICBT) can be an important alternative or supplement to ordinary face-to-face therapy.Aim: To assess effectiveness of ICBT for adults with an anxiety disorder.Methods: Sixty-four participants were randomised to 9 weeks with the FearFighter ICBT program (n = 32) or no intervention (n = 32). Outcomes included complete remission, severity of symptoms and occurrence of adverse events.Results: No difference (p = 1.00) in remission between groups following 10 weeks of intervention nor at 37 weeks follow-up was found. There was significant reduction in the severity of symptoms (p < 0.05) at end of intervention of ICBT compared to the control group, while the reduction in symptoms at 37 weeks follow-up was equal for the two groups. Two participants in the ICBT group and none in the control group reported adverse events.Conclusion: We found no difference in remission, but a reduction of symptoms in the ICBT group compared with the control group at end of intervention. At six months follow-up the two groups showed the same level in the reduction of symptoms. Trial registration: Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02499055. Registered 01 July 2015.",
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T1 - Internet-based therapy with FearFighter for anxiety disorders

T2 - a randomised clinical trial

AU - Fenger, Morten

AU - Lindschou, Jane

AU - Gluud, Christian

AU - Winkel, Per

AU - Jørgensen, Lise

AU - Dybkjaer, Jan Hein

AU - Lau, Marianne

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KW - cognitive behavioural therapy

KW - internet-based psychotherapy

KW - randomised clinical trial

KW - Anxiety Disorders/therapy

KW - Humans

KW - Adult

KW - Treatment Outcome

KW - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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JF - Nordic Journal of Psychiatry

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