Boisseau2017 - App-guided exposure and response prevention for obsessive compulsive disorder, an open pilot trial
- Year read:#read2022
- Subject: OCD
- Bibtex: @boisseau2017
- Bibliography: Boisseau, C. L., Schwartzman, C. M., Lawton, J., & Mancebo, M. C. (2017). App-guided exposure and response prevention for obsessive compulsive disorder: An open pilot trial. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 46(6), 447–458. https://doi.org/10.1080/16506073.2017.1321683
An open trial of self-guided use of a smartphone app using ERP found a small reduction in symptoms from pre-treatment (21.3) to post-treatment (17.9) on the self-rated YBOCS [@boisseau2017].
- 12-week app only, LiveOCDFree. n = 21 participants with mild to moderate OCD (using SCID). But they could not have YBOCS > 23.
- YBOCS-SR went from 21.3 to 18 pre-post.
- Moderate credibility and expectancy for improvement.
Engagement pretty low in my opinion, as you would expect with a completely self-guided app:
App utilization varied with 6.7% of participants reporting using the App on average several times per day, 33.3% reporting using the App several times per week, 26.7% reporting once per week utilization, 26.7% reporting using the App less than once per week, and 6.7% reporting no utilization.