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Exploring the use behaviour in web-based complaint-directed mini-interventions for people with depressive symptoms through log data analysis.

Dalen, I.R. van (2019) Exploring the use behaviour in web-based complaint-directed mini-interventions for people with depressive symptoms through log data analysis.

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Abstract:Web-based complaint-directed mini-interventions (CDMIs) on worry, sleep, and stress were developed with the aim of depression prevention. This intervention was found to be effective in reducing depressive complaints in a RCT. However, it is yet unknown how the use behaviour of participants in this intervention contributed to these outcomes. The objective of this study is to gain insight into CDMI use behaviour and how this relates to the RCT follow-up depression scores. Log data gathered from 168 CDMI active users enrolled in the RCT study were used to conduct an explorative study. The difference in depression scores cannot be attributed to the total number of exercises, unique exercises, the active period, or the number of active days. Initial use may be considered to be the effective engagement for this intervention since the effect on depression score is more positive when non-users are excluded. This raises the question whether it is necessary to create extensive eHealth interventions, or if the same result may be achieved with less intensive interventions. Improvement in depressive complaints may be attributed to the motivation of people to work on their complaints.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/77952
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