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dc.contributor.authorMelville, Katherine M
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Leanne M
dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, David J
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:44:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:44:49Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2010-12-08T08:53:10Z
dc.identifier.issn0144-6657
dc.identifier.doi10.1348/014466509X472138
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35291
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this review was to present an in-depth analysis of literature identifying the extent of dropout from Internet-based treatment programmes for psychological disorders, and literature exploring the variables associated with dropout from such programmes. Methods: A comprehensive literature search was conducted on PSYCHINFO and PUBMED with the keywords: dropouts, drop out, dropout, dropping out, attrition, premature termination, termination, non-compliance, treatment, intervention, and program, each in combination with the key words Internet and web. A total of 19 studies published between 1990 and April 2009 and focusing on dropout from Internet-based treatment programmes involving minimal therapist contact were identified and included in the review. Results: Dropout ranged from 2 to 83% and a weighted average of 31% of the participants dropped out of treatment. A range of variables have been examined for their association with dropout from Internet-based treatment programmes for psychological disorders. Despite the numerous variables explored, evidence on any specific variables that may make an individual more likely to drop out of Internet-based treatment is currently limited. Conclusions: This review highlights the need for more rigorous and theoretically guided research exploring the variables associated with dropping out of Internet-based treatment for psychological disorders.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom455
dc.relation.ispartofpageto471
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Clinical Psychology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume49
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleDropout from Internet-based treatment for psychological disorders
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCasey, Leanne M.
gro.griffith.authorHorrigan, Katherine M.


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