Journal article

A Web-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy Intervention to Improve Social and Occupational Functioning in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes (The SpringboarD Trial): Randomized Controlled Trial

Janine Clarke, Samineh Sanatkar, Peter Andrew Baldwin, Susan Fletcher, Jane Gunn, Kay Wilhelm, Lesley Campbell, Nicholas Zwar, Mark Harris, Helen Lapsley, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic, Helen Christensen, Judy Proudfoot

Journal of Medical Internet Research | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms are common in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Effective depression treatments exist; however, access to psychological support is characteristically low. Web-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is accessible, nonstigmatizing, and may help address substantial personal and public health impact of comorbid T2DM and depression. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the Web-based CBT program, myCompass, for improving social and occupational functioning in adults with T2DM and mild-to-moderate depressive symptoms. myCompass is a fully automated, self-guided public health treatment program for common mental health problems. The impact of t..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the dedication and input of all study participants. The authors also acknowledge the support of the Australian Government Department of Health in funding the development and dissemination of the myCompass program and the support of the National Health and Medical Research Council in funding this research trial (NHMRC Grant 1083116). JP, JC, SS, and PB are grateful to Mark Donoghoe of UNSW Stats Central for assistance with MMRM analysis procedures.