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Table 6 Correlations (Spearman’s rho) for exposure techniques applied, experience and caseload for each of the four anxiety disorders

From: On the use of exposure therapy in the treatment of anxiety disorders: a survey among cognitive behavioural therapists in the Netherlands

  Social anxiety (n = 476) (Specific) Phobia (n = 448) OCD (n = 443) Panic (n = 467)
  Experience Caseload Experience Caseload Experience Caseload Experience Caseload
Exposure interventions         
Therapist-directed in vivo exposure .04 .14a .09 .18a .11 .21a .10 .12
In vivo self-exposure .04 .14a .12 .17a .14 .13 .13 .13
Imaginal exposure .21a -.06 .21a .01 .18a .05 .17a -.05
Exposure and response prevention .08 .03 .10 .02 .16a .13 .10 .01
Interoceptive exposure .12 .04 .17a .01 .13 .02 -.03 .12
Exposure-based homework assignments .06 .07 .14 .12 .13 .11 .10 .08
  1. aSignificant at α = .001 (two-sided)