Recruiting to a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Web-Based Program for People With Type 2 Diabetes and Depression: Lessons Learned at the Intersection of e-Mental Health and Primary Care (Preprint)
Susan Fletcher, Janine Clarke, Samineh Sanatkar, Peter Baldwin, Jane Gunn, Nick Zwar, Lesley Campbell, Kay Wilhelm, Mark Harris, Helen Lapsley, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic, Judy Proudfoot
JMIR Publications Inc.
BACKGROUND E-mental health (eMH) interventions are now widely available and they have the potential to revolutionize the way that health care is delivered. As most health care is currently delivered by primary care, there is enormous potential for eMH interventions to support, or in some cases substitute, services currently delivered face to face in the community setting. However, randomized trials of eMH interventions have tended to recruit participants using online recruitment methods. Consequently, it is difficult to know whether participants who are recruited online differ from those who attend primary care. ..View full abstract