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The Internet can reach a large number of people at a low cost and offers the opportunity for 2-way communication. The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of applied relaxation and problem solving in the treatment of recurrent headache when implemented via the Internet and E-mail. A group of 102 headache sufferers were randomized to 2(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an Internet-based cognitive-behavioral intervention with telephone support for chronic back pain. Participants who met the criteria for chronic back pain (N=56) were randomly assigned to either an Internet-based cognitive behavioral self-help treatment or to a waiting-list control condition. The(More)
This study investigated the effects of an Internet-based intervention for insomnia. Participants who met criteria for insomnia (N = 109) were randomly assigned to either a cognitive-behavioral self-help treatment or a waiting list control condition. The 5-week intervention mainly consisted of sleep restriction, stimulus control, and cognitive restructuring.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate if cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) provided via the Internet results in significant decreases of distress in individuals with tinnitus. METHODS Participants were recruited through Web pages and newspaper articles and thereafter randomly allocated to a CBT self-help manual in six modules or to a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether an Internet-based cognitive behavioural intervention would have an effect on the symptoms of chronic back pain. DESIGN Experimental design with a treatment group and a control group measured before and after a treatment period. SUBJECTS Participants who met the criteria for chronic back pain (n(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the contribution of therapist-initiated telephone contact in the treatment of recurrent headache via the Internet. BACKGROUND Internet-based cognitive behavioral self-help is a promising new venue for the treatment of recurrent headache. While cost-effective, there are indications that this modality may be associated with high dropout(More)
OBJECTIVE To administer and validate the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) via the Internet to a sample of persons with tinnitus. METHOD The HADS was converted into a Web page and administered via the Internet to a sample of 157 persons with tinnitus who were recruited for participation in a treatment trial. Also included were the Tinnitus(More)
This study investigated the effects of an internet-based self-help stress management program with a randomized controlled design. Of 85 participants, 26% dropped out, leaving a final sample of 63 participants with 23 in the treatment group and 40 in the waiting list control group. Treatment included applied relaxation, problem solving, time management and(More)
Tinnitus has been associated with psychiatric disorders and more recently diagnostic tools have been used in a systematic manner. In the present study, we administered the World Health Organisation's Composite International Diagnostic Interview--Short form (CIDI-SF) in a computerized Internet-based version to a self-selected sample of tinnitus patients(More)
BACKGROUND Despite their potential as low-threshold, low-cost and high-flexibility treatments of depression, behavioural activation and physical exercise have not yet been directly compared. This study will examine the effects of these interventions, administered via the Internet. The added effect of providing a treatment rationale will also be studied, as(More)