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The aims of this study are to experimentally investigate and compare whether motivation variables can predict adherence to a prescribed assignment in face-to-face and online interventions using a psychotherapy analogue model.

A total of 100 participants are included in this study and randomized to either a face-to-face or online intervention. Participants in both groups receive a psychoeducation session and are given an assignment for the subsequent week.

Clinical Trial Description

The aims of this study are to investigate (1) participants' different forms of motivations to complete a typical psychotherapy assignment, (2) participants' subsequent adherence to the prescribed assignment and the associations between motivations and adherence and (3) any differences regarding motivations, adherence and their associations between the face-to-face and online conditions.

The hypotheses are that participants in the face-to-face condition will report higher motivation as well as higher adherence to the assignments compared to participants in the online condition, that adherence to the assignment will be positively associated with both autonomous motivation and externally regulated motivation and that adherence to the assignment will be more weakly associated with autonomous motivation in the face-to-face compared to the online condition.

To investigate the association between motivation and adherence to assignments in face-to-face and online settings, this study have a longitudinal randomized design with two conditions. The two conditions are face-to-face psychoeducation with a therapist and online psychoeducation with therapist support. A psychotherapy analogue model with a one-session intervention for a non-clinical population is used. Data is collected at baseline and at seven to nine days follow-up. ;

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Related Conditions & MeSH terms

NCT number NCT02895308
Study type Interventional
Source Uppsala University
Status Completed
Phase N/A
Start date January 2015
Completion date April 2016

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