Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
Session Title: Quality Of Life/Caregiver Burden in Movement Disorders
Session Time: 1:45pm-3:15pm
Location: Exhibit Hall C
Objective: This study investigates the effect of therapist-guided internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) for general function in Parkinson’s disease (PD) compared to a waitlist.
Background: In an uncontrolled pilot study, ICBT alleviated depression and anxiety in PD patients .
Methods: 77 patients with PD and self-reported problems with general function (WSAS>15) were randomized to 10 weeks of ICBT specially adapted for PD or to a waitlist. Change in general function, quality of life, depression, anxiety and insomnia symptoms were explored.
Results: Participants receiving ICBT reported lower symptoms of anxiety, depression and sleep problems compared to the waitlist. However effects on functioning and quality of life were inconclusive.
Conclusions: The results suggests that ICBT could be a way to alleviate depression, anxiety and sleep problems for some people with PD.
References: Kraepelien M., Svenningsson P., Lindefors N., & Kaldo V. (2015) Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease – a pilot study. Internet Interventions 2(1): 1-6
To cite this abstract in AMA style:M. Kraepelien, R. Schibbye, P. Svenningsson, N. Lindefors, V. Kaldo. Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for general function in patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A randomized controlled trial. [abstract]. Mov Disord. 2017; 32 (suppl 2). https://www.mdsabstracts.org/abstract/internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-general-function-in-patients-with-parkinsons-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial/. Accessed December 5, 2023.
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