Evid Based Nurs 7:78 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.3.78
  • Treatment

Websites offering information about depression or cognitive behaviour therapy reduced depressive symptoms

A website offering information about depression (BluePages) or a website offering cognitive behaviour therapy (MoodGYM) v “attention placebo” (control) for depression*

Outcome at 6 weeks Comparison Mean Difference (95% CI)‡
*CI defined in glossary.
†CES-D  =  Centre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale; scores range from 0–60, with scores ⩾16 reflecting clinical depression.
‡Both significant differences favour BluePages and MoodGYM over control.
Change from baseline in CES-D† scores BluePages v control 3.9 v 1.0 2.9 (0.6 to 5.2)
MoodGYM v control 4.2 v 1.0 3.2 (0.9 to 5.4)

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