Aceptabilidad de un tratamiento vía internet para la agorafobia por pacientes y terapeutas

  1. María José Roca Sánchez 1
  2. Yolanda Beatriz Álvarez Pérez 2
  3. Wenceslao Peñate Castro 2
  1. 1 Universidad de Granada

    Universidad de Granada

    Granada, España


  2. 2 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Análisis y modificación de conducta

ISSN: 0211-7339

Year of publication: 2014

Volume: 40

Issue: 161-162

Pages: 29-41

Type: Article


Internet-based psychological treatments have had a great development. Online therapies are now available for most of disorders and psychological problems. These programs can vary not only in their contents, but also in its formal aspects (texts, videos, avatars ...), so that its acceptability (usability, learning, attractive ...) is not guaranteed and yet, acceptability is rarely assessed. The aim of this paper was to assess, by 15 therapists and 14 patients, a cognitive-behavioral internet-based treatment for agoraphobia ( A 10-item scale was developed and was formed by two components of acceptability (positive and negative). In general, both therapists and patients have a good acceptance of the program, although patients stated difficulties due to their complexity, and the need for greater learning. Therapists indicate that the program is very extensive. These results are discussed according to the need to assess acceptability prior to using any resource in telehealth.

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