Comparing the effectiveness of similar and dissimilar competing responses in evaluating the habit reversal treatment for oral-digital habits in children.

@article{Woods1999ComparingTE,
  title={Comparing the effectiveness of similar and dissimilar competing responses in evaluating the habit reversal treatment for oral-digital habits in children.},
  author={Doug Woods and Lindsey K Murray and R. Wayne Fuqua and T A Seif and Louis Boyer and Ahmed Siah},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={289-300}
}
In the present study 26 children with chronic oral-digital habits were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 conditions. Group 1 received habit reversal using a similar competing response. Group 2 received habit reversal using a dissimilar competing response, and Group 3 served as a wait-list control group. Three videotaped observations were taken at pretreatment and again at posttreatment. In addition, social acceptability data were collected on the treatment groups at posttreatment. Results showed that… CONTINUE READING

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