Journal article

A next-generation social media-based relapse prevention intervention for youth depression: Qualitative data on user experience outcomes for social networking, safety, and clinical benefit

Olga Santesteban-Echarri, Simon Rice, Greg Wadley, Reeva Lederman, Simon D'Alfonso, Penni Russon, Richard Chambers, Christopher J Miles, Tamsyn Gilbertson, John F Gleeson, Patrick D McGorry, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez

INTERNET INTERVENTIONS-THE APPLICATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017

Abstract

Major depressive disorder (MDD) has a high prevalence and relapse rate among young people. For many individuals depression exhibits a severe course, and it is therefore critical to invest in innovative online interventions for depression that are cost-effective, acceptable and feasible. At present, there is a scarcity of research reporting on qualitative data regarding the subjective user experience of young people using social networking-based interventions for depression. This study provides in-depth qualitative insights generated from 38 semi-structured interviews, and a follow-up focus group, with young people (15-25 years) after the implementation of a moderated online social therapy in..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a research grant from the HCF Foundation. OSE was supported via an Endeavour Research Fellowship (Australian Government). Finally, SR was supported via a Society for Mental Health Research Early Career Fellowship. Funding sources had no role in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the article for publication.