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Earn Your Wings Program: Description and Efficacy of an Intensive Fear of Flying Treatment Program

Earn Your Wings Program: Description and Efficacy of an Intensive Fear of Flying Treatment Program This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an intensive fear of flyingtreatment program. Data on generalized, anticipatory and in-flight anxiety,somatic and cognitive complaints were collected pretreatment and posttreatmentthrough FAM and FAS. Number of flights and no-shows 12 months before and afterthe program and the boarding rate on the therapeutic flight were also assessed.Results show a moderate reduction effect in generalized flight anxiety and asubstantial reduction effect in all other subscales. The number of flightsincreased, whereas the noshows decreased, both with statistical significance.Boarding rate on the therapeutic flight was 96%. This study suggeststhat, when adequately helped, aerophobics can overcome their fear and that thisprogram seems to be an effective treatment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors American Psychological Association

Earn Your Wings Program: Description and Efficacy of an Intensive Fear of Flying Treatment Program

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
2192-0923
eISSN
2192-0931
DOI
10.1027/2192-0923/a000010
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Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an intensive fear of flyingtreatment program. Data on generalized, anticipatory and in-flight anxiety,somatic and cognitive complaints were collected pretreatment and posttreatmentthrough FAM and FAS. Number of flights and no-shows 12 months before and afterthe program and the boarding rate on the therapeutic flight were also assessed.Results show a moderate reduction effect in generalized flight anxiety and asubstantial reduction effect in all other subscales. The number of flightsincreased, whereas the noshows decreased, both with statistical significance.Boarding rate on the therapeutic flight was 96%. This study suggeststhat, when adequately helped, aerophobics can overcome their fear and that thisprogram seems to be an effective treatment.

Journal

Aviation Psychology and Applied Human FactorsAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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