Telephone cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial.
Bottom Line: At 12-month follow-up, there were no significant between-group differences on the CY-BOCS, but the confidence intervals exceeded the non-inferiority threshold.TCBT is an effective treatment and is not inferior to standard clinic-based CBT, at least in the midterm.This approach provides a means of making a specialized treatment more accessible to many adolescents with OCD.
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Mentions: FigureÂ 2 presents the 95% confidence interval for the CY-BOCS mean difference between CBT and TCBT groups, and FigureÂ 3 presents the mean scores (with standard error) for both conditions across time. For all assessment points through to the 6-month follow-up, the difference between conditions was nonsignificant, and the 95% confidence interval lay below the 5-point difference margin, indicating that TCBT was not inferior to CBT. For the 12-month follow-up point, the 95% confidence interval included the margin of difference, and, based on the guidance provided by Piaggio etÂ al.39 for the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) group, we conclude that the difference was nonsignificant; however, non-inferiority of TCBT could not conclusively be demonstrated at this time point.
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