From prototype to product: Development of a primary care/internet based depression prevention intervention for adolescents (catch-it)

Josephine Landback, Micah Prochaska, Justin Ellis, Karoline Dmochowska, Sachiko A. Kuwabara, Tracy Gladstone, John Larson, Scott Stuart, Jackie Gollan, Carl Bell, Nathan Bradford, Mark Reinecke, Joshua Fogel, Benjamin W. Van Voorhees

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Abstract

We describe the prototype to product development process of a low cost, socio-culturally relevant, easily implemented Internet-based depression prevention intervention for adolescents in primary care. The intervention named "Project CATCH-IT" (Competent Adulthood Transition with Cognitive-behavioral, Humanistic and Interpersonal Training) includes an initial motivational interview in primary care to engage the adolescent, fourteen Web-based modules based on behavioral activation, cognitive behavioral and interpersonal psychotherapy which target known risk factors, and a follow-up motivational interview in primary care. This was successfully fielded in a pilot study with 25 adolescents. We know of no other similar interventions developed for the prevention of depression in youth that is potentially universally available at low cost and that utilizes existing systems of healthcare providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Depressive disorder
  • Internet
  • Intervention
  • Prevention
  • Primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Landback, J., Prochaska, M., Ellis, J., Dmochowska, K., Kuwabara, S. A., Gladstone, T., Larson, J., Stuart, S., Gollan, J., Bell, C., Bradford, N., Reinecke, M., Fogel, J., & Van Voorhees, B. W. (2009). From prototype to product: Development of a primary care/internet based depression prevention intervention for adolescents (catch-it). Community Mental Health Journal, 45(5), 349-354. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-009-9226-3