Predictors of treatment satisfaction among adolescents following an intensive cognitive-behavioral intervention for panic disorder
Leyfer, Ovsanna T.
Ward-Ciesielski, Erin F.
Pincus, Donna B.
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Citation (published version)Maya Nauphal, Ovsanna T Leyfer, Erin F Ward-Ciesielski, Donna B Pincus. 2020. "Predictors of Treatment Satisfaction Among Adolescents Following an Intensive Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Panic Disorder.." Child Psychiatry Hum Dev, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-020-01052-y
No studies to date examine predictors of treatment satisfaction following intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions among adolescents. Given the challenges to treatment adherence among adolescents, and the promise intensive interventions hold for providing rapid symptom relief and increasing access to care, data examining adolescents' satisfaction with intensive programs are needed. Twenty-four adolescents (ages 12-17) with panic disorder received an eight-day intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention. Pre-treatment characteristics and clinical outcome variables were examined as predictors of satisfaction at post-treatment and three-months follow-up. Multiple regression analyses revealed that higher levels of overall symptom interference at baseline and greater reductions in agoraphobic fear during treatment predicted greater treatment satisfaction at post-treatment. Only satisfaction at post-treatment significantly predicted treatment satisfaction at follow-up, highlighting the potential influence of treatment satisfaction on long-term perceptions of treatment. Considerations for fostering treatment satisfaction in the context of intensive interventions are discussed.