Journal article

Intensive residential treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Outcomes and predictors of patient adherence to cognitive behavioural therapy

Nathan Dowling, Neil Thomas, Scott Blair-West, Chad Bousman, Keong Yap, Deidre J Smith, Chee H Ng

JOURNAL OF OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE AND RELATED DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2016

Abstract

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is often a severe and highly debilitating disorder, in which many patients inadequately respond to standard outpatient care. While specialized intensive residential treatment (IRT) for OCD provides promise, factors to improve treatment adherence in these settings is currently unknown but crucial to optimize treatment response. This naturalistic study examined the rates and predictors of patient adherence to exposure and response preventions (EX/RP) for 49 patients attending IRT. A therapist assessed between-session adherence to EX/RP, and participants completed self-report measures at pre- and post-treatment, and 1-month follow-up. Linear mixed effects mod..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors declare no conflict of interest. CN has previously received research support from Wyeth and Lundbeck, and speaker honoraria from Servier, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Organon, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen- Cilag, Astra-Zenaca, Wyeth, and Pfizer.