MoodHacker Mobile Web App with Email for Adults to Self-Manage Mild-to-Moderate Depression - Randomized Controlled Trial
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AbstractBackground: Worldwide, depression is rated as the fourth leading cause of disease burden and is projected to be the second leading cause of disability by 2020. Annual depression-related costs in the United States are estimated at US $210.5 billion, with employers bearing over 50% of these costs in productivity loss, absenteeism, and disability. Because most adults with depression never receive treatment, there is a need to develop effective interventions that can be more widely disseminated through new channels, such as employee assistance programs (EAPs), and directly to individuals who will not seek face-to-face care. Objective: This study evaluated a self-guided intervention, using the MoodHacker mobile Web app to activate the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills in working adults with mild-to-moderate depression. It was hypothesized that MoodHacker users would experience reduced depression symptoms and negative cognitions, and increased behavioral activation, knowledge of depression, and functioning in the workplace.
CitationBirney, A.J., Gunn, R., Russell, J.K., Ary, D.V. (2016). MoodHacker Mobile Web App with Email for Adults to Self-Manage Mild-to-Moderate Depression: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mHealth uHealth, 4 (1), http://mhealth.jmir.org/2016/1/e8/
SponsorsThis research was funded by a grant from the US National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (R44MH073280).
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