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Challenger - A mobile phone application for treatment of social phobia: A randomized controlled trial of a self-help treatment in book form with or without the addition of mobile phone application
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2015 (English)In: Abstracts from the 7th Swedish Congress on internet interventions (SWEsrii), Linköping: Linköping University Press , 2015, 23-23 p.Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Social phobia is one of the most common anxiety disorders. The diagnosis results in great suffering for the individual but also large social costs. This randomized, controlled study (N = 209) aimed to evaluate the relative impact of a self-help treatment in book form, with or without the addition of a mobile phone application for people with social phobia. Results demonstrated a statistically significant greater improvement between the two active treatment groups and the waiting list. A medium-sized effect size on the primary outcome measure Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale self report was found only between the waiting list and the group treated with the addition of mobile application. Statistically significant differences were not found between the two active treatment groups. The results of this study strengthen previous research which has shown that bibliotherapy is effective for social phobia. Since the research on the efficiency of mobile phone applications for treatment of social phobia are limited, this study contributes to necessary knowledge in the field.

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Linköping: Linköping University Press , 2015. 23-23 p.
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Challenger, mobile phone application, social phobia, self-help treatment
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123121OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-123121DiVA: diva2:871764
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7th Swedish Congress on internet interventions (SWEsrii), 6-7 November 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.
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