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Development and Initial Evaluation of an Internet-Based Support System for Face-to-Face Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Proof of Concept Study
by Kristoffer NT Månsson, Erica Skagius Ruiz, Elisabet Gervind, Mats Dahlin, Gerhard Andersson
(Published on 10 Dec 2013)
Background: Evidence-based psychological treatments, such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), have been found to be effective in treating several anxiety and mood disorders. Nevertheless, issues regarding adherence are common, such as poor patient compliance on homework assignments and therapists’ drifting from strictly evidence-based CBT. The development of Internet-delivered CBT (ICBT) has been intensive in the past decade and results show that guided ICBT can be as effective as face-to-face CBT but also indicate a need to integrate the two forms of CBT delivery. Objective: In this study, we developed and tested a new treatment format in which ICBT and face-to-face therapy were blended. We designed a support system accessible via the Internet (using a computer or an Apple iPad)...
Evaluating Self-Management Behaviors of Diabetic Patients in a Telehealthcare Program: Longitudinal Study Over 18 Months
by Lichin Chen, Lee-Ming Chuang, Chia-Hsiun Chang, Chiou-Shiang Wang, I-Ching Wang, Yufang Chung, Hui-Yu Peng, Hui-Chuen Chen, Yu-Ling Hsu, Yu-Sheng Lin, Huang-Jen Chen, Tieng-Chun Chang, Yi-Der Jiang, Hung-Chang Lee, Ching-Ting Tan, Hsin-Lu Chang, Feipei Lai
(Published on 09 Dec 2013)
Background: Self-management is an important skill for patients with diabetes, and it involves frequent monitoring of glucose levels and behavior modification. Techniques to enhance the behavior changes of diabetic patients have been developed, such as diabetes self-management education and telehealthcare. Although the patients are engaged in self-management activities, barriers to behavior changes remain and additional work is necessary to address the impact of electronic media and telehealthcare on patient self-care behaviors. Objective: The aims of this study were to (1) explore the behaviors of diabetic patients interacting with online applications, (2) determine the impact of a telehealthcare program among 7 self-care behaviors of the patients, and (3) determine the changes in...
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