Hedman2012 - Cognitive behavior therapy via the internet, a systematic review of applications, clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness
- Year read:#read2022
- Subject: ICBT
- Bibtex: @hedman2012
- Bibliography: Hedman, E., Ljótsson, B., & Lindefors, N. (2012). Cognitive behavior therapy via the Internet: A systematic review of applications, clinical efficacy and cost–effectiveness. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 12(6), 745–764. https://doi.org/10.1586/erp.12.67
ICBT is a well-established treatment alternative for multiple disorders, and often highly cost-effective compared to traditional face-to-face treatments [@hedman2012].
- n = 103 studies were RCTs of some kind of ICBT (mostly depression, anxiety disorders and chronic pain)
- n = 8 studies had cost-effectiveness analyses
- “Well-established treatment” for depression, social anxiety and panic disorder according to APA criteria.
It seems that ICBT is as effective as conventional CBT for respective clinical disorder, that is, if conventional CBT works then ICBT works. The large effects and the limited therapist time required suggest that the treatment is highly cost effective for well-established indications