Internet Interventions within Schools, Communities and Helplines

נשלח 16 בדצמ׳ 2010, 12:22 על ידי Yotam Hod   [ עודכן 28 בדצמ׳ 2010, 20:54 על ידי keren aridor ]
There is now clear evidence that self help websites for anxiety and depression are effective in reducing symptoms, reducing  '"caseness",  and  preventing  the  development  of new depression.  In  this  presentation,  4  recent placebo/waitlist randomized controlled trials examining the effectiveness of an automated depression website will be described. Trial 1 investigated the use of the website by individuals with elevated symptoms in the community; Trial  2  examined  dose  response  relationships of  short  and  long versions  of  the  site:  Trial  3  investigated  the effectiveness and  prevention capacity  of  the  website  in  reducing  symptoms  of  anxiety  and depression  in  school students; Trial 4 examined the use of the websites within a national helpline ,with and without support. Effect sizes ranged widely ,with websites most effective in call centers. These findings are discussed in the context of recent debates about debates about guided and non guided interventions. 

Helen Christensen is Director of the Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) at the Australian National University and  a  National  Health  and Medical  Research  Council (NHMRC)  Senior  Principal  Research  Fellow.  She  is  the  author  of  over  300  refereed journal  articles,  seven  consumer  books  and  three  open  access  websites. Her  areas  of interest  include  the evaluation  of  internet  applications/  online  programs  for  the prevention and treatment of mental disorders, the quality of websites, the integration of new technologies into health care, the development of evidence‐ informed policy and methods to measure impact and dissemination.

The seminar will take place on 15.12.2010 from 12pm to 2pm.