Von der Evaluation zur Implementation: Vier Studien zu internetbasierter Selbsthilfe im Kontext psychischer Gesundheit

Urech, Antoine (2018). Von der Evaluation zur Implementation: Vier Studien zu internetbasierter Selbsthilfe im Kontext psychischer Gesundheit. (Dissertation, Universität Bern, Philosophisch-humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät)

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The present doctoral thesis focuses on four articles, which were categorized on the basis of the Model of Assessment of Telemedicine applications (MAST). The MAST concept points out a profound concept to multidisciplinary evaluation and a structural implementation of digital treatments in mental health.

Study 1 investigated whether care as usual (CAU) plus unguided internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) is effective for anxiety disorders compared to CAU only, when delivered in primary care. Study 2 examined the question of whether web-based interventions, when used as adjunctive treatment tools to regular psychotherapy, have an additional effect compared to regular psychotherapy for depression. Study 3 evaluates by means of a content analysis the perceived advantages and disadvantages of blended treatments in depression, a combination of ICBT and face-to-face (FtF) treatment, from the patients’ perspective in specialized mental health care in Switzerland. Study 4 evaluated in a survey aimed to exploring stakeholders’ knowledge, acceptance and expectations of digital treatments for depression.

After an introduction in the thematic field, the individual articles will be described and critically reflected in more detail. Possibilities and limits of ICBT in mental health care are discussed based on the results of the four presented articles. Taken together, the results of the studies provide an important contribution with regard to the effectiveness and the implementation of ICBT in healthcare and revealed that ICBT is a promising opportunity to complement mental healthcare.

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Thesis (Dissertation)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Urech, Antoine Jan, Berger, Thomas (B), Grosse Holtforth, Martin


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Igor Peter Hammer

Date Deposited:

28 Aug 2018 10:34

Last Modified:

29 Mar 2023 23:36



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