Religious versus Conventional Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The accessibility and efficacy of two Internet-supported interventions for depression: conventional cognitive behavioral therapy (C-CBT) and religious CBT (R-CBT) were investigated. Depressed participants (N = 79) were randomly assigned to either active treatment or wait-listed control group. Self-report measures of depression, anxiety, and life quality were collected before, immediately after, and 6 months after the intervention. Significant differences among the three conditions emerged at post-intervention with medium to large effect sizes (Cohen's d between 0.45 and 1.89), but no differences between the R-CBT and C-CBT were found. However, the addition of religious components to CBT contributed to the initial treatment appeal for religious participants, thus increasing the treatment accessibility.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tulbure, BT; Andersson, G; Sălăgean, N; Pearce, M; Koenig, HG

Published Date

  • October 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1634 - 1648

PubMed ID

  • 29067598

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6571

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10943-017-0503-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States