M. van der Kooij
- The effects of a Dutch version of an Internet-based treatment program for fear of public speaking: a controlled study
- International journal of clinical and health psychology
- Volume | Issue number
- 11 | 3
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Psychology Research Institute (PsyRes)
The present research is a randomized controlled trial in which the effects of a Dutch version of «Talk to me», an Internet-based cognitive-behavioral treatment for fear of public speaking were investigated. Forty one participants with a formal diagnosis of social phobia were assigned at random to either «Talk to me», or a waiting list control group. The group treated by an Internet-based cognitive-behavioral treatment resulted in significant improvement from pre-test to pos-test on all social phobia measures and in social and work impairment. Talk to me was significantly more effective than the control group on a number of measures: fear and avoidance to the target behaviors, fear of public speaking and work impairment. Regarding to the effect size (Cohen-d) for the measures related to social phobia the Internet treatment had a high within-group (d = 1.13) and between-groups effect size (d = .86). Results achieved with the Talk to me program are comparable to results of face-to-face treatment of social phobia. Finally, it is important to emphasize that Talk to me was well accepted by the participants.
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