Preliminary evaluation of a web site for depressive symptoms management

Jeong Yee Bae, So Woo Lee, Sook Hee Yoon, Kyung Eh An

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to (1) evaluate the characteristics of website users in relation to their depressive symptoms and (2) pilot test the effectiveness of the depressive symptoms management program. Computer-assisted intervention is as effective as face-to-face treatment for managing depressive symptoms, which are one of the most common and destructive mental problems. This kind of system can be particularly useful in Korea where stigmatism exists for those who seek mental health care. Investigators developed a web site for depressive symptoms management (URL: http://www.baejy.com/smile) in 2004. During the first year the number of users was 582. The findings from this study will provide an intervention strategy for the prevention and management of depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConsumer-Centered Computer-Supported Care for Healthy People - Proceedings of NI 2006
Subtitle of host publicationThe 9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages408-412
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)158603622X, 9781586036225
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, NI 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 9 2006Jun 21 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume122
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, NI 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period6/9/066/21/06

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Information System
  • Internet
  • Management Information System
  • Mental Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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