Initial field trial of a coach-supported web-based depression treatment

Stephen Matthew Schueller, David C Mohr

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14 Scopus citations

Abstract

Early web-based depression treatments were often self-guided and included few interactive elements, instead focusing mostly on delivering informational content online. Newer programs include many more types of features. As such, trials should analyze the ways in which people use these sites in order to inform the design of subsequent sites and models of support. The current study describes of a field trial consisting of 9 patients with major depressive disorder who completed a 12-week program including weekly coach calls. Patients usage varied widely, however, patients who formed regular patterns tended to persist with the program for the longest. Future sites might be able to facilitate user engagement by designing features to support regular use and to use coaches to help establish patterns to increase long-term use and benefit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages25-28
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781631900457
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 8 2015
Event9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: May 20 2015May 23 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2015 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2015

Other

Other9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2015
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period5/20/155/23/15

Keywords

  • coach-support
  • cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • depression
  • web-based intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications

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