In vivo practice for needle phobia : report on two cases

Kavanagh, David J., Knight, Deborah, & Ponzio, Vince (1986) In vivo practice for needle phobia : report on two cases. Behaviour Change, 3, pp. 63-69.

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Describes case studies of 2 males (aged 28 and 30 yrs) in which in vivo practice was applied to needle phobia and associated vasovagal fainting. In vivo practice combines skill acquisition with an opportunity to disconfirm negative expectations. Substantial improvements in self-efficacy, anxiety, and performance were obtained. Treatment gains generalized to other settings and were maintained at 3–6 mo follow-up. In vivo practice is recommended for further research into needle phobias.

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ID Code: 29345
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0813-4839
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2009 04:11
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:53

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