Journal article

The Cost-Effectiveness of an Internet Intervention to Facilitate Mental Health Help-Seeking by Young Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial

Long Khanh-Dao Le, Lena Sanci, Mary-Lou Chatterton, Sylvia Kauer, Kerrie Buhagiar, Cathrine Mihalopoulos

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


BACKGROUND: Little empirical evidence is available to support the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of internet interventions to increase help-seeking behavior for mental health in young adults. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a Web-based mental health help-seeking navigation tool (Link) in comparison with usual help-seeking strategies. METHODS: A cost-utility analysis alongside the main randomized trial of Link was conducted from the Australian health care sector perspective. Young adults aged 18 to 25 years were randomized to the Link intervention (n=205) or usual care (n=208) with 1- and 3-month follow-ups. The primary outcome of this study wa..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, an Australian-based international research center that unites young people with researchers, practitioners, innovators, and policy makers from over 70 partner organizations. SC is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship. During the conduct of this work, CM was funded by a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship Grant (APP1035887).