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Development and technical functionality of an Internet-based intervention for tinnitus in the UK
Anglia Ruskin University, UK.
Linköping University.
Linköping University;Lamar University, USA;Audiology India, India.
Anglia Ruskin University, UK;Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
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2016 (English)In: Internet Interventions, ISSN 2214-7829, Vol. 6, p. 6-15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

Creative approaches to improve access to evidence-based tinnitus treatments are required. The purpose of this study was to develop an Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) intervention, for those experiencing tinnitus in the United Kingdom (UK). Furthermore, it aimed, through technical functionality testing, to identify specific aspects of the iCBT that require improving.

Method

An innovative iCBT intervention for treating tinnitus in the UK has been developed using a cognitive-behavioural theoretical framework. This iCBT was evaluated by two user groups during this developmental phase. Initially, five expert reviews evaluated the intervention, prior to evaluation by a group of 29 adults experiencing significant levels of tinnitus distress. Both groups evaluated iCBT in an independent measures design, using a specifically designed satisfaction outcome measure.

Results

Overall, similar ratings were given by the expert reviewers and adults with tinnitus, showing a high level of satisfaction regarding the content, suitability, presentation, usability and exercises provided in the intervention. The iCBT intervention has been refined following technical functionality testing.

Conclusions

Rigorous testing of the developed iCBT intervention has been undertaken. These evaluations provide confidence that further clinical trials can commence in the UK, to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of this iCBT intervention for tinnitus.

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Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 6, p. 6-15
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Applied Psychology
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Social Sciences, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73935DOI: 10.1016/j.invent.2016.08.002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-73935DiVA, id: diva2:1203849
Available from: 2018-05-04 Created: 2018-05-04 Last updated: 2018-05-08Bibliographically approved

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