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To determine and compare short- and long-term effects of aerobic exercise (AE), stress management treatment (SMT), and treatment-as-usual (TAU) in fibromyalgia, 60 patients were randomized to 14 weeks of treatment by either AE, SMT or TAU. Outcome measures at baseline, midway through treatment, at treatment completion, and at 4 year follow up included a(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate whether inexperienced student therapists could successfully learn exposure and response prevention for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Twenty out of 21 outpatients completed treatment as delivered by ten psychology students. A total of 60 hours group supervision and approximately 30 hours with individual supervision(More)
OBJECTIVE Mental health problems affect approximately 20% of adolescents. Traditionally, the principal focus has been on vulnerability and risk factors and less on protective factors. The study, therefore, explores the relation between frequent psychiatric symptoms and resilience factors among older adolescents. METHOD The Resilience Scale for Adolescents(More)
Wells' (Wells, A. (1997). Cognitive therapy of anxiety disorders: a practice manual and conceptual guide. Chichester, UK: Wiley) metacognitive model of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) predicts that metacognitions must change in order for psychological treatment to be effective. The aim of this study was to explore: (1) if metacognitions change in(More)
This study examined co-morbid generalized anxiety disorder and/or panic disorder and personality disorders as predictors of treatment outcomes in adult outpatients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The patients received exposure with response prevention (ERP) treatment with the addition of either elements of cognitive therapy (ERP+CT) or relaxation(More)
Predictors of improvement in obsessive-compulsive symptoms (Y-BOCS) in a randomized clinical trial with adult obsessive-compulsive disorder outpatients were examined. Results of multiple regression analyses revealed that a positive helping alliance was significantly predictive of posttreatment Y-BOCS. Treatment expectancy and high motivation to change were(More)
The aims of this study were to test the psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI-R). The study included a student/community control sample (N = 1167) and a clinical sample (N = 72) with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The results indicated a good fit for the six-factor structure(More)
The aim of the current study was to further investigate the role of metacognitive beliefs implicated in Wells' (1997) model of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The metacognitive domains of thought-fusion beliefs and beliefs about rituals were positively correlated with obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a community control sample (N=269) and in an OCD(More)
For most patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) the availability of exposure-based therapy is limited. In our study six outpatients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) received 15 sessions of therapy delivered only over teleconference (six sessions) and cell phones (nine sessions) over a 3-month period of time. Five of the patients were(More)
The aim of the current study was to test the effectiveness of ERP-based 12 weeks group therapy for OCD patients in a community-based, general Norwegian outpatient clinic. The sample consisted of 54 patients diagnosed with OCD. The Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Spielberger State Anxiety Inventory(More)