A randomized controlled trial of guided internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for erectile dysfunction
2011 (English)In: Journal of Sexual Medicine, ISSN 1743-6095, Vol. 8, no 10, 2800-2809 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Introduction: Men with erectile dysfunction are often worried about their condition, have interpersonal difficulties, and have a reduced quality of life. Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) has been shown effective for a number of health problems but evidence is limited concerning the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Aim: The study investigated the effects of ICBT for erectile dysfunction.
Methods: Seventy-eight men were included in the study and randomized to either ICBT or to a control group, which was an online discussion group. Treatment consisted of a 7-week Web-based program with e-mail-based therapist support. Each therapist spent an average of 55 minutes per participant.
Main Outcome Measure: The International Index of Erectile Functioning five-item version was administered via the telephone at pretreatment, post-treatment, and 6 months after receiving ICBT.
Results: At post-treatment, the treatment group had significantly greater improvements with regard to erectile performance compared with the control group. Between-group differences at post-treatment were small (d =0.1), but increased at the 6-month follow-up (d =0.88).
Conclusions: This study provides support for the use of ICBT as a possible treatment format for erectile dysfunction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley , 2011. Vol. 8, no 10, 2800-2809 p.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Erectile Dysfunction, Internet; Sexual Dysfunction
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-47945DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02391.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-47945DiVA: diva2:445597