Table 19Summary study characteristics of CCBT studies

CCBT versus controlCCBT versus active comparator
No. trials (Total participants)7 RCTs (1412)2 RCTs (548)
Study IDs
N/% female/mean age (years)
  1. 117/74/36
  2. 347/71/36
  3. 223/75/44
  4. 200/77/47
  5. 274/74/44
  6. 36/64/28
  7. 201/63/55
  1. 368/71/36
  2. 191/63/55
Diagnosis (average baseline BDI)
  1. No formal diagnosis; >= 12 KPDS (CES-D 21.5)
  2. Depression (25% no formal diagnosis) (CES-D 31.0)
  3. Depression (22% no formal diagnosis) (CES-D 30.5)
  4. Depression and/or anxiety disorders (25.0; depression-only group 30.0)
  5. 69% major depression; 11% minor depression; 19% intermittent depressive disorder (22.5)
  6. No formal diagnosis; <12 EDS (18.4)
  1. No formal diagnosis; >= 12 KPDS (21.5)
  2. No formal diagnosis; <12 EDS (18.4)
CCBT programme
1.

Not fully described; only mention is that it is based on Beck’s cognitive therapy

2.

MoodGYM

3–4.

Overcoming Depression on the Internet

5.

Beating the Blues

6.

Not reported

7.

Coping with Depression

  1. MoodGYM
  2. Coping with Depression
CCBT Support
  1. Email feedback from therapist
  2. Phone to direct website use by lay interviewer
  3. Email reminders
  4. Phone/postcard reminders
  5. Nurse facilitating use at clinic
  6. Support available at start and end of sessions
  7. No support
  1. Phone to direct website use by lay interviewer
  2. No support
Comparator
1.

Online discussion group

2.

Weekly phone discussion

3–4.

Health information webpage

5.

TAU

6–7.

Waitlist

  1. BluePages psychoeducation website
  2. Group CBT: Coping with Depression course
Length of treatment
  1. 10 weeks
  2. 6 weeks
  3. Mean = 32 weeks
  4. Mean = 16 weeks
  5. 8 weeks
  6. 6 weeks
  7. Not reported
  1. 6 weeks
  2. 10 weeks (mean)
Follow-up
1.

6 months

2.

6 and 12 months

3–4.

Not reported

5.

2, 3, 5, 8 months

6.

2 months

7.

12 months

  1. 6 and 12 months
  2. 12 months
*

3-armed trial.

From: 7, LOW-INTENSITY PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS

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