Investigating the impact of negative effects during a smartphone-based treatment for social anxiety disorder: A correlational study
2015 (English)Conference paper, Poster (Other academic)
Negative effects of treatments delivered online constitute an important but unexplored area of research. In the current study, data collected from a smartphone-based treatment for social anxiety disorder (total N =189) was assessed in order to determine the influence of negative effects on treatment outcome. A new self-report measure for reporting negative effects was developed, and the scores were correlated with the change from pre- to post-treatment assessment on the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. The results indicate that the number of incidents, r = .175, and the degree to which the patient was affected by the negative effects, r = .192, were related to less change in symptom severity. In terms of the most recurring types of negative effects, patients reported that they had a bad conscience about not conducting their assignments (Item 16), being stressed by the treatment schedule (Item 2), and feeling left out during treatment (Item 55).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
negative effects, internet interventions, correlation, SAD, smartphone-based treatment
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-121076OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-121076DiVA: diva2:855911
The 3rd Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Research on Internet Interventions, Warsaw, Poland, 17-18 September 2015.