Follow up of Patients Treated With Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Hypochondria From 1997 to 2007

2014-08-27 03:20:02 | BioPortfolio


Research has shown that cognitive behavioural therapy is effective in treating hypochondria. However, no studies have examined the long term effect. The investigators have followed 56 patients treated for hypochondria between 1997 and 2001 and the investigators are now doing a 10 year follow-up (Part I). In another part of the study (Part II) the investigators compare the effect of 16 sessions vs. 5 sessions, with a follow-up period of at least 2 years. The investigators hypothesis is that the initial 1 year improvement will be sustained and that 5 sessions will yield the same results as 16 sessions.


The follow-up includes a telephone interview by independent researcher and the patients fill in the following questionnaires:

Whiteley Index (measures health anxiety), VAS-scales for health anxiety, worrying about symptoms and body checking, SF-36 (health related quality of life), Giessen Subjective Complaints List, Spielberger Trait and State Anxiety Scale Beck Depression Inventory, Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, General Health Questionnaire (GHQ 28), Somatic Amplification Scale,

Study Design

Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




Cognitive behavioural therapy


Haraldsplass Deaconal Hospital




University of Bergen

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:20:02-0400

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