A trial protocol for the effectiveness of digital interventions for preventing depression in adolescents: The Future Proofing Study
Aliza Werner-Seidler, Kit Huckvale, Mark E Larsen, Alison L Calear, Kate Maston, Lara Johnston, Michelle Torok, Bridianne O'Dea, Philip J Batterham, Susanne Schweizer, S Rachel Skinner, Katharine Steinbeck, Julie Ratcliffe, Ju-Lee Oei, George Patton, Iana Wong, Joanne Beames, Quincy JJ Wong, Raghu Lingam, Katherine Boydell Show all
Trials | BMC | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Depression frequently first emerges during adolescence, and one in five young people will experience an episode of depression by the age of 18 years. Despite advances in treatment, there has been limited progress in addressing the burden at a population level. Accordingly, there has been growing interest in prevention approaches as an additional pathway to address depression. Depression can be prevented using evidence-based psychological programmes. However, barriers to implementing and accessing these programmes remain, typically reflecting a requirement for delivery by clinical experts and high associated delivery costs. Digital technologies, specifically smartphones, are now c..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC
Funding for this project came from a NHMRC Project Grant Awarded to HC (APP1120646), an Early-Mid Career Fellowship awarded to AW-S, an NHMRC Fellowship awarded to PJB (APP1158707) and a Sir Henry Wellcome fellowship awarded to SS. The funding bodies had no role in any aspect of the study design or this manuscript.