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ERIC Number: EJ886357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0005-7894
An Uncontrolled Examination of a 5-Day Intensive Treatment for Pediatric OCD
Whiteside, Stephen P.; Jacobsen, Amy Brown
Behavior Therapy, v41 n3 p414-422 Sep 2010
This study examined the feasibility of a 5-day intensive treatment for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Fifteen children with OCD received a week-long treatment based on exposure and response prevention (ERP). The intervention also emphasized teaching children and parents how to conduct ERP independently at home. All families completed the week-long treatment and symptoms improved significantly as measured by self- and parent-report forms, as well as the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale, F(2, 22) = 45.67, p less than 0.05. Total CY-BOCS scores decreased significantly from pretreatment (M = 28.00, SD = 4.24) to posttreatment [M = 16.00, SD = 6.0, F(1, 11) = 34.38, p less than 0.05] and from posttreatment to 5-month follow-up [M = 11.5, SD = 7.3; F(1, 11) = 12.94, p less than 0.05]. This level of improvement was consistent with other intensive treatments for pediatric OCD. The study suggests that the 5-day program is a promising treatment for children with OCD who do not have access to local providers. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Obsessive Compulsive Scale