A smartphone application for treating depressive symptoms: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
M Deady, DA Johnston, N Glozier, D Milne, I Choi, A Mackinnon, A Mykletun, RA Calvo, A Gayed, R Bryant, H Christensen, SB Harvey
BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Depression is a commonly occurring disorder linked to diminished role functioning and quality of life. The development of treatments that overcome barriers to accessing treatment remains an important area of clinical research as most people delay or do not receive treatment at an appropriate time. The workplace is an ideal setting to roll-out an intervention, particularly given the substantial psychological benefits associated with remaining in the workforce. Mobile health (mhealth) interventions utilising smartphone applications (apps) offer novel solutions to disseminating evidence based programs, however few apps have undergone rigorous testing. The present study aims to evalu..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This study was developed in partnership with beyond blue with donations from the Movember Foundation. RAC is funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship FT140100824. SBH and MD are supported by funding from iCare and NSW Health.