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Is the devil in the detail? A randomised controlled trial of guided internet-based CBT for perfectionism

Shafran, Roz ; Wade, Tracey D ; Egan, Sarah J ; Kothari, Radha ; Allcott-Watson, Hannah ; Carlbring, Per ; Rozental, Alexander ; Andersson, Gerhard

Behaviour Research and Therapy, August 2017, Vol.95, pp.99-106 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Is the devil in the detail? A randomised controlled trial of guided internet-based CBT for perfectionism
  • Author/Creator: Shafran, Roz ; Wade, Tracey D ; Egan, Sarah J ; Kothari, Radha ; Allcott-Watson, Hannah ; Carlbring, Per ; Rozental, Alexander ; Andersson, Gerhard
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Moderation ; Non-Engagement ; Completion ; Internet-Based ; Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ; Perfectionism ; Medicine ; Psychology
  • Is Part Of: Behaviour Research and Therapy, August 2017, Vol.95, pp.99-106
  • Description: An internet guided self-help cognitive-behavioural treatment (ICBT) for perfectionism was recently found to be effective (see this issue). Such studies stand in need of replication. The aim of this study was to report the outcomes and predictors of change when the treatment is delivered in a UK setting. A total of 120 people (Mean = 28.9 years; 79% female) were randomised to receive ICBT or wait-list control over 12 weeks (trial registration: NCT02756871). While there were strong similarities between the current study and its Swedish counterpart, there were also important differences in procedural details. There was a significant impact of the intervention on the primary outcome measure (Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, Concern over Mistakes subscale) and also on the Clinical Perfectionism Questionnaire (between group effect sizes  = 0.98 (95% CI: 0.60–1.36) and  = 1.04 (95% CI: 0.66–1.43) respectively using intent-to-treat analyses)....
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0005-7967 ; E-ISSN: 1873-622X ; DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2017.05.014