Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)
A Visual Screening Instrument for Common Mental Disorders and Suicidal Ideation: Validation among the General Population
Background: Most screening instruments for common mental disorders feature long sentences and difficult wording. We have developed an easy-to-understand, web-based visual screening instrument called the Trimbos Visual Screener for Common Mental Disorders (TVS-CMD). It screens for depression, anxiety, problem drinking and suicidal tendency and is aimed at adults with various education and reading levels. The present study will cross-validate the TVS-CMD with a battery of self-report measures ...
Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
GET.ON PAPP: Feasibility of a Mobile Application for Panic with and without Agoraphobia
Background: Panic disorder is one of the most prevalent anxiety disorders. Contemporary research has proven effectiveness of internet-based self-help interventions for panic disorder. However, these approaches are limited with respect to motivate and support clients in exposure and monitoring tasks which are both fundamental components of CBT-based therapy. We argue, that the time- and location-independent nature of smartphones makes them in particular suitable to overcome these limitations....
Medicine 2.0'14 Summit & World Congress (Maui, Hawaii, USA)
Efficacy an Online Recreation Training for Employees Affected by Symptoms of Insomnia - Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial
Studies suggest that recovery from work and the ability to recreate one`s resources is a key factor relevant for maintaining and restoring physical and mental health. Especially, restorative sleep is of major importance for successful recovery from work-stress. Insomnia is a risk factor for adverse health such as subsequent depression or cardiovascular events. Insomnia complaints often result from cognitive arousal and deficient cognitive detachment from work. Insomnia is also associated with...
Efficacy And Cost-Effectiveness Of A Web-Based Stress-Management Training In Employees – Results Of A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background: Work-related stress is associated with a variety of mental and emotional problems. Furthermore, it can lead to substantial economic costs due to lost productivity, absenteeism or the inability to work. Traditional face-to-face stress management interventions (SMIs) for employees have been proven to be effective; however, they are often costly, time-consuming, and characterized by a high access threshold. Web-based interventions may overcome some of these problems; yet the evidence...
Predictors of Adherence to a Web-Based Stress-Management Intervention
Background: GET.ON-Stress is a web-based stress-management intervention designed to improve stress related mental and emotional problems in employees with an elevated stress level. Based on problem solving and emotion regulation in theoretical accordance to the transactional stress model of Lazarus, the programme has proven effective in reducing health strains associated with stress including depression and anxiety. But as in other online-based interventions, low adherence to the treatment-pr...
Panic Treatment on the Way: Evaluating the Efficacy of an App-Enhanced Online-Intervention for the Treatment of Panic Disorder
Background: Panic disorder is one of the most prevalent anxiety disorders. Contemporary research has demonstrated the efficacy of internet-based interventions for this highly debilitating mental-health problem. However, desktop-based approaches cannot effectively support patients when working with anxiety symptoms away from home. Smartphone-based interventions, however, can be used in these situations and my thus be an effective adjunctive component of online-based interventions. Objectiv...
Evaluating the Efficacy of a Web-Based Prevention of Major Depressive Disorder
Background: Web-based interventions have shown to be effective in reducing depressive symptom severity. However, it is not known whether such interventions are also effective in preventing the onset of major depressive disorder (MDD) in at risk-populations. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an indicated web-based guided self-help intervention (GET.ON Mood Enhancer) on the onset of MDD in individuals with subthreshold depression. Methods: In a randomized controlled ...
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JMIR Research Protocols
Internet-Based Intervention to Promote Mental Fitness in Mildly Depressed Adults: Design of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Internet-Based Treatment for Adults with Depressive Symptoms: Randomized Controlled Trial
Predicting Successful Treatment Outcome of Web-Based Self-help for Problem Drinkers: Secondary Analysis From a Randomized Controlled Trial
Cost-Utility and Cost-Effectiveness of Internet-Based Treatment for Adults With Depressive Symptoms: Randomized Trial
Is a Severe Clinical Profile an Effect Modifier in a Web-Based Depression Treatment for Adults With Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes? Secondary Analyses From a Randomized Controlled Trial
Effectiveness of E-Self-help Interventions for Curbing Adult Problem Drinking: A Meta-analysis
Modeling the Cost-Effectiveness of Health Care Systems for Alcohol Use Disorders: How Implementation of eHealth Interventions Improves Cost-Effectiveness
Curbing Alcohol Use in Male Adults Through Computer Generated Personalized Advice: Randomized Controlled Trial
Theme Issue on E-Mental Health: A Growing Field in Internet Research
An Internet-Based Guided Self-Help Intervention for Panic Symptoms: Randomized Controlled Trial
For Whom Does It Work? Moderators of Outcome on the Effect of a Transdiagnostic Internet-Based Maintenance Treatment After Inpatient Psychotherapy: Randomized Controlled Trial
An Internet-Based Intervention to Promote Mental Fitness for Mildly Depressed Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial
Internet-Based, Culturally Sensitive, Problem-Solving Therapy for Turkish Migrants With Depression: Randomized Controlled Trial
Effectiveness of a Web-Based Solution-Focused Brief Chat Treatment for Depressed Adolescents and Young Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial
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