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Item Description Welkowitz, Lawrence Andrew en_US 2009-07-15T18:16:58Z 2009-07-15T18:16:58Z 1985 en_US
dc.description Typescript. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1985. en_US
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 105-123. en_US
dc.description Photocopy. en_US
dc.description Microfilm. en_US
dc.description ix, 148 leaves, bound ill. 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the contribution of social/living skills to outcome in exposure and response prevention therapy for a group of obsessive-compulsive patients. A model is presented which emphasizes the role of social/living skills and the ability to develop alternative behaviors for improving in this type of therapy. Twenty patients were treated with ten sessions of exposure and response prevention therapy. These participants also completed a battery of social/living skills and obsessive-compulsive measures at three time periods: 1) pre-test, 2) post-test, and 3) two-week follow-up. The results indicated that 1) patients as a group improved as a result of exposure and response prevention, and 2) moderate support was found for the notion that social/living skills are a factor in outcome. A revised model is presented which suggests that exposure and response prevention produces differential effects, depending on whether or not the patient's ritual behaviors are anxiety based. Specifically, patients whose rituals produce relief from anxiety appear to benefit most from exposure and response prevention, compared to those patients whose rituals do not result in anxiety relief. It is suggested that those patients who do not benefit from this therapy require a more extensive functional analysis of the problem. en_US
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dc.relation Theses for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Psychology; no. 1937 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.subject Behavior therapy en_US
dc.subject Obsessive-compulsive disorder en_US
dc.title Behavior therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder : an alternative framework en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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