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The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of an audio-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) program for child anxiety disorders. Twenty-four children aged 5e11 years were randomly allocated into either the audio-based CBT program condition (Audio, n ¼ 12) or a waitlist control (WL; n ¼ 12) group. Outcome measures included a clinical diagnostic interview, clinician-rated global assessment of functioning, and parent and child self-report ratings of anxiety and internalisation. Assessments were conducted prior to treatment, 12 weeks following treatment, and at 3-month follow-up. Results indicated that at post-assessment, 58.3% of children receiving treatment compared to 16.7% of waitlist children were free of their primary diagnosis, with this figure rising to 66.67% at the 3-month follow-up time point. Additionally, at post-assessment, 25.0% of children in the treatment condition compared to .0% of the waitlist condition were free of all anxiety diagnoses, with this figure rising to 41.67% for the treatment group at 3-month follow-up. Overall, the findings suggest that the audio program tested in this study has the potential to be an efficacious treatment alternative for anxious children.
The present study sought to provide an initial investigation of the efficacy of an audio-based CBT program for child anxiety disorders. Although future trials need to be conducted before firm conclusions can be drawn regarding the efficacy of the audio program tested here, this preliminary study suggests not only signifi- cant treatment outcomes, but also low rates of attrition and high levels of consumer satisfaction. The audio program is not intended to replace traditional face-to-face CBT interventions. However, it holds promise in terms of multi-platform dissemination of evidence-based CBT treatment for child anxiety. Overall, the audio program is a creative and innovative approach to the treatment of child anxiety, with the potential to reach many children currently suffering with anxiety disorders who are not accessing help.