Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: The ANU WellBeing study: a protocol for a quasi-factorial randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of an Internet support group and an automated Internet intervention for depressio | Griffiths et al. BMC Psychiatry 2010 10 20 http 1471-244X 10 20 BMC Psychiatry STUDY PROTOCOL Open Access The ANU WellBeing study a protocol for a quasi-factorial randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of an Internet support group and an automated Internet intervention for depression Kathleen M Griffiths Dimity Crisp 1 Helen Christensen1 Andrew J Mackinnon2 and Kylie Bennett1 Abstract Background Recent projections suggest that by the year 2030 depression will be the primary cause of disease burden among developed countries. Delivery of accessible consumer-focused evidenced-based services may be an important element in reducing this burden. Many consumers report a preference for self-help modes of delivery. The Internet offers a promising modality for delivering such services and there is now evidence that automated professionally developed self-help psychological interventions can be effective. By contrast despite their popularity there is little evidence as to the effectiveness of Internet support groups which provide peer-to-peer mutual support. Methods Design Members of the community with elevated psychological distress were randomised to receive one of the following 1 Internet Support Group ISG intervention 2 a multi-module automated psychoeducational and skills Internet Training Program ITP 3 a combination of the ISG and ITP or 4 an Internet Attention Control website IAC comprising health and wellbeing information and question and answer modules. Each intervention was 12 weeks long. Assessments were conducted at baseline post-intervention 6 and 12 months to examine depressive symptoms social support self-esteem quality of life depression literacy stigma and help-seeking for depression. Participants were recruited through a screening postal survey sent to 70 000 Australians aged 18 to 65 years randomly selected from four rural and four metropolitan regions in Australia. Discussion To our knowledge this study is the first .