Program Specific Publications

Program Specific Publications

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Bite Back

Burckhardt, Rowan; Manicavasagar, Vijaya; Batterham, Philip J.; Miller, Leonie M.; Talbot, Elizabeth; Lum, Alistair; A Web-Based Adolescent Positive Psychology Program in Schools: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol 17(7), Jul, 2015 Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach.

Manicavasagar, Vijaya; Horswood, Deserae; Burckhardt, Rowan; Lum, Alistair; Hadzi-Pavlovic, Dusan; Parker, Gordon; Feasibility and effectiveness of a web-based positive psychology program for youth mental health: randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol 16(6), Jun, 2014 pp. 23-39. Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach.

Brave

Conaughton, R. J., et al. (2017). “Efficacy of an Internet-based CBT program for children with comorbid high functioning autism spectrum disorder and anxiety: A randomised controlled trial.” Journal of Affective Disorders 218: 260-268.

Donovan, C. L., et al. (2013). Using new technologies to deliver cognitive behaviour therapy with children and adolescents. Cognitive behaviour therapy for children and families., 3rd ed. P. Graham and S. Reynolds. New York, NY, Cambridge University Press: 351-370.

Donovan, C. L., et al. (2017). “Does an online CBT program for anxiety impact upon sleep problems in anxious youth?” Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 46(2): 211-221.

March, S., et al. (2014). Internet treatment of youth. The Wiley handbook of anxiety disorders, Volume I: Theory and research; Volume II: Clinical assessment and treatment. P. Emmelkamp and T. Ehring, Wiley-Blackwell: 1297-1309

March, S., et al. (2018). “Large-scale dissemination of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for youth anxiety: Feasibility and acceptability study.” Journal of Medical Internet Research 20(7).

Moor S, Williman J, Drummond S, Fulton C, Mayes W, Ward N, Dovenberg E, Whitaker C, Stasiak K. ‘E’ therapy in the community: Examination of the uptake and effectiveness of BRAVE (a self-help computer programme for anxiety in children and adolescents) in primary care. Internet Interv. 2019 May 3;18:100249. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2019.100249. PMID: 31890607; PMCID: PMC6926167.

Spence, S. H., Donovan, C. L., March, S., Gamble, A., Anderson, R., Prosser, S., . . . Kenardy, J. (2008). Online CBT in the Treatment of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders: Issues in the Development of BRAVE–ONLINE and Two Case Illustrations. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36(4), 411-430. doi: 10.1017/S135246580800444X

Spence, S. H., Donovan, C. L., March, S., Gamble, A., Anderson, R. E., Prosser, S., & Kenardy, J. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of online versus clinic-based CBT for adolescent anxiety. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 79(5), 629. doi: 10.1037/a0024512

Stasiak, K., et al. (2018). “Delivering solid treatments on shaky ground: Feasibility study of an online therapy for child anxiety in the aftermath of a natural disaster.” Psychotherapy Research 28(4): 643-653.

Stephens D, Peterson R, Singer M, Johnson J, Rushing SC, Kelley A. Recruiting and Engaging American Indian and Alaska Native Teens and Young Adults in a SMS Help-Seeking Intervention: Lessons Learned from the BRAVE Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Dec 16;17(24):9437. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17249437. PMID: 33339260; PMCID: PMC7765783.

E-Couch

Bennett, K., Reynolds, J., Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. M. (2010). e-hub: an online self-help mental health service in the community. Med J Aust, 192(11 Suppl), S48-52. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20528710

Calear, A. L., Batterham, P. J., Poyser, C. T., Mackinnon, A. J., Griffiths, K. M., & Christensen, H. (2016). Cluster randomised controlled trial of the e-couch Anxiety and Worry program in schools. Journal of Affective Disorders, 196, 210-217. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.02.049

Calear AL, Christensen H, Brewer J, Mackinnon A, Griffiths KM. A pilot randomized controlled trial of the e-couch anxiety and worry program in schools. Internet Interv. 2016 Aug 17;6:1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2016.08.003. PMID: 30135808; PMCID: PMC6096312.

Calear AL, Christensen H, Griffiths KM, Mackinnon A. The Y-Worri Project: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2013 Mar 19;14:76. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-76. PMID: 23506049; PMCID: PMC3618242.

Christensen H, Batterham P, Mackinnon A, Griffiths KM, Kalia Hehir K, Kenardy J, Gosling J, Bennett K. Prevention of generalized anxiety disorder using a web intervention, iChill: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Sep 2;16(9):e199. doi: 10.2196/jmir.3507. PMID: 25270886; PMCID: PMC4211086.

Christensen, H., et al. (2010). “Protocol for a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of an online e health application for the prevention of generalised anxiety disorder.” BMC Psychiatry 10.

Crisp DA, Griffiths KM. Reducing Depression Through an Online Intervention: Benefits From a User Perspective. JMIR Ment Health. 2016 Jan 8;3(1):e4. doi: 10.2196/mental.4356. PMID: 26747378; PMCID: PMC4723724.

Donker, T., Batterham, P. J., Warmerdam, L., Bennett, K., Bennett, A., Cuijpers, P., . . . Christensen, H. (2013). Predictors and moderators of response to internet-delivered Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for depression. J Affect Disord, 151(1), 343-351. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.020

Donker T, Bennett K, Bennett A, Mackinnon A, van Straten A, Cuijpers P, Christensen H, Griffiths KM. Internet-delivered interpersonal psychotherapy versus internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled noninferiority trial. J Med Internet Res. 2013 May 13;15(5):e82. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2307. PMID: 23669884; PMCID: PMC3668608.

Donkin, L., & Glozier, N. (2012). Motivators and motivations to persist with online psychological interventions: a qualitative study of treatment completers. J Med Internet Res, 14(3), e91. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2100

Donkin, L., et al. (2013). “Rethinking the dose-response relationship between usage and outcome in an online intervention for depression: Randomized controlled trial.” Journal of Medical Internet Research 15(10): 67-80.

Glozier, N., Christensen, H., Naismith, S., Cockayne, N., Donkin, L., Neal, B., . . . Hickie, I. (2013). Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with mild to moderate depression and high cardiovascular disease risks: a randomised attention-controlled trial. PLoS One, 8(3), e59139. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059139

Griffiths, K., Bennett, A., Brittliffe, K., & Christensen, H. (2006). e-couch: the mother of all emental health web sites. Acta Neuropsychiatr, 18(6), 290. doi: 10.1017/S0924270800031264

Griffiths KM, Mackinnon AJ, Crisp DA, Christensen H, Bennett K, Farrer L. The effectiveness of an online support group for members of the community with depression: a randomised controlled trial. PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e53244. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053244. Epub 2012 Dec 28. PMID: 23285271; PMCID: PMC3532446.10.1017/S0924270800031264

Powell J, Atherton H, Williams V, Martin A, Bennett K, Bennett A, Mollison J, Yu LM, Yang Y, Locock L, Davoudianfar M, Griffiths KM. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a fully self-guided internet-based intervention for sub-clinical social anxiety symptoms: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Digit Health. 2017 Apr 10;3:2055207617702272. doi: 10.1177/2055207617702272. PMID: 29942591; PMCID: PMC6001207.

Mental Health Online

Eysenbach, G., Titov, N., Andrews, G., Klein, B., Meyer, D., Austin, D. W., & Kyrios, M. (2011). Anxiety Online—A Virtual Clinic: Preliminary Outcomes Following Completion of Five Fully Automated Treatment Programs for Anxiety Disorders and Symptoms. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(4). doi: 10.2196/jmir.1918

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MoodGym

Batterham, P. J., Neil, A. L., Bennett, K., Griffiths, K. M., & Christensen, H. (2008). Predictors of adherence among community users of a cognitive behavior therapy website. Patient Prefer Adherence, 2, 97-105.

Bennett, K., Reynolds, J., Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. M. (2010). e-hub: an online self-help mental health service in the community. Med J Aust, 192(11 Suppl), S48-52. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20528710

Brabyn, S., Araya, R., Barkham, M., Bower, P., Cooper, C., Duarte, A., . . . Gilbody, S. (2016). The second Randomised Evaluation of the Effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and Acceptability of Computerised Therapy (REEACT-2) trial: does the provision of telephone support enhance the effectiveness of computer-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy? A randomised controlled trial. Health Technol Assess, 20(89), 1-64. doi: 10.3310/hta20890

Brijnath, B., Protheroe, J., Mahtani, K. R., & Antoniades, J. (2016). Do Web-based Mental Health Literacy Interventions Improve the Mental Health Literacy of Adult Consumers? Results From a Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res, 18(6), e165. doi: 10.2196/jmir.5463

Burns, J., & Birrell, E. (2014). Enhancing early engagement with mental health services by young people. Psychol Res Behav Manag, 7, 303-312. doi: 10.2147/PRBM.S49151

Calear, A. L., Christensen, H., Mackinnon, A., & Griffiths, K. M. (2013). Adherence to the MoodGYM program: outcomes and predictors for an adolescent school-based population. J Affect Disord, 147(1-3), 338-344. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.11.036

Calear, A. L., Christensen, H., Mackinnon, A., Griffiths, K. M., & O’Kearney, R. (2009). The YouthMood Project: a cluster randomized controlled trial of an online cognitive behavioral program with adolescents. J Consult Clin Psychol, 77(6), 1021-1032. doi: 10.1037/a0017391

Christensen, H., Griffiths, K., Groves, C., & Korten, A. (2006). Free range users and one hit wonders: community users of an Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy program. Aust N Z J Psychiatry, 40(1), 59-62. doi: 10.1080/j.1440-1614.2006.01743.x

Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., & Jorm, A. F. (2004). Delivering interventions for depression by using the internet: randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 328(7434), 265. doi: 10.1136/bmj.37945.566632.EE

Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., & Korten, A. (2002). Web-based cognitive behavior therapy: analysis of site usage and changes in depression and anxiety scores. J Med Internet Res, 4(1), e3. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4.1.e3

Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., Korten, A. E., Brittliffe, K., & Groves, C. (2004). A comparison of changes in anxiety and depression symptoms of spontaneous users and trial participants of a cognitive behavior therapy website. J Med Internet Res, 6(4), e46. doi: 10.2196/jmir.6.4.e46

Donker, T., Batterham, P. J., Warmerdam, L., Bennett, K., Bennett, A., Cuijpers, P., . . . Christensen, H. (2013). Predictors and moderators of response to internet-delivered Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for depression. J Affect Disord, 151(1), 343-351. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.020

Donker, T., Bennett, K., Bennett, A., Mackinnon, A., van Straten, A., Cuijpers, P., . . . Griffiths, K. M. (2013). Internet-delivered interpersonal psychotherapy versus internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled noninferiority trial. J Med Internet Res, 15(5), e82. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2307

Dorow, M., Stein, J., Forster, F., Lobner, M., Franz, M., Gunther, R., . . . Riedel-Heller, S. G. (2018). [Implementation of the Internet-Based Self-Management Program “moodgym” in Patients with Depressive Disorders in Inpatient Clinical Settings – Patient and Expert Perspectives]. Psychiatr Prax, 45(5), 256-262. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-117049

Eells, T. D., Barrett, M. S., Wright, J. H., & Thase, M. (2014). Computer-assisted cognitive-behavior therapy for depression. Psychotherapy (Chic), 51(2), 191-197. doi: 10.1037/a0032406

Gilbody, S., Brabyn, S., Lovell, K., Kessler, D., Devlin, T., Smith, L., . . . collaborative, R. (2017). Telephone-supported computerised cognitive-behavioural therapy: REEACT-2 large-scale pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Br J Psychiatry, 210(5), 362-367. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.192435

Gilbody, S., Littlewood, E., Hewitt, C., Brierley, G., Tharmanathan, P., Araya, R., . . . Team, R. (2015). Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) as treatment for depression in primary care (REEACT trial): large scale pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 351, h5627. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h5627

Griffiths, K. M., & Christensen, H. (2007). Internet-based mental health programs: a powerful tool in the rural medical kit. Aust J Rural Health, 15(2), 81-87. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2007.00859.x

Healey, B. J., Griffiths, K. M., & Bennett, K. (2017). The effect of programme testimonials on registrations for an online cognitive behaviour therapy intervention: a randomised trial. Digit Health, 3, 2055207617729937. doi: 10.1177/2055207617729937

Hoifodt, R. S., Lillevoll, K. R., Griffiths, K. M., Wilsgaard, T., Eisemann, M., Waterloo, K., & Kolstrup, N. (2013). The clinical effectiveness of web-based cognitive behavioral therapy with face-to-face therapist support for depressed primary care patients: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res, 15(8), e153. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2714

Hoifodt, R. S., Mittner, M., Lillevoll, K., Katla, S. K., Kolstrup, N., Eisemann, M., . . . Waterloo, K. (2015). Predictors of Response to Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With High-Intensity Face-to-Face Therapist Guidance for Depression: A Bayesian Analysis. J Med Internet Res, 17(9), e197. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4351

Iakimova, G., Dimitrova, S., & Burte, T. (2017). [Can we do therapy without a therapist? Active components of computer-based CBT for depression]. Encephale, 43(6), 582-593. doi: 10.1016/j.encep.2016.08.006

Lillevoll, K. R., Vangberg, H. C., Griffiths, K. M., Waterloo, K., & Eisemann, M. R. (2014). Uptake and adherence of a self-directed internet-based mental health intervention with tailored e-mail reminders in senior high schools in Norway. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 14. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-14

Lintvedt, O. K., Griffiths, K. M., Eisemann, M., & Waterloo, K. (2013). Evaluating the translation process of an Internet-based self-help intervention for prevention of depression: a cost-effectiveness analysis. J Med Internet Res, 15(1), e18. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2422
Lobner, M., Stein, J., Rost, T., Forster, F., Dorow, M., Keller, J., . . . Riedel-Heller, S. G. (2017). [Innovative E-Health Approaches for Comorbid Depression in Patients with Obesity: Patient and Expert Perspectives on User Acceptance]. Psychiatr Prax, 44(5), 286-295. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-107471

Neil, A. L., Batterham, P., Christensen, H., Bennett, K., & Griffiths, K. M. (2009). Predictors of adherence by adolescents to a cognitive behavior therapy website in school and community-based settings. J Med Internet Res, 11(1), e6. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1050

O’Kearney, R., Gibson, M., Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. M. (2006). Effects of a cognitive-behavioural internet program on depression, vulnerability to depression and stigma in adolescent males: a school-based controlled trial. Cogn Behav Ther, 35(1), 43-54. doi: 10.1080/16506070500303456

O’Kearney, R., Kang, K., Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. (2009). A controlled trial of a school-based Internet program for reducing depressive symptoms in adolescent girls. Depress Anxiety, 26(1), 65-72. doi: 10.1002/da.20507

Phillips, R., Schneider, J., Molosankwe, I., Leese, M., Foroushani, P. S., Grime, P., . . . Thornicroft, G. (2014). Randomized controlled trial of computerized cognitive behavioural therapy for depressive symptoms: effectiveness and costs of a workplace intervention. Psychol Med, 44(4), 741-752. doi: 10.1017/S0033291713001323

Powell, J., Hamborg, T., Stallard, N., Burls, A., McSorley, J., Bennett, K., . . . Christensen, H. (2012). Effectiveness of a web-based cognitive-behavioral tool to improve mental well-being in the general population: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res, 15(1), e2. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2240

Rozbroj, T., Lyons, A., Pitts, M., Mitchell, A., & Christensen, H. (2015). Improving self-help e-therapy for depression and anxiety among sexual minorities: an analysis of focus groups with lesbians and gay men. J Med Internet Res, 17(3), e66. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4013

Topolovec-Vranic, J., Cullen, N., Michalak, A., Ouchterlony, D., Bhalerao, S., Masanic, C., & Cusimano, M. D. (2010). Evaluation of an online cognitive behavioural therapy program by patients with traumatic brain injury and depression. Brain Inj, 24(5), 762-772. doi: 10.3109/02699051003709599

Twomey, C., & O’Reilly, G. (2017). Effectiveness of a freely available computerised cognitive behavioural therapy programme (MoodGYM) for depression: Meta-analysis. Aust N Z J Psychiatry, 51(3), 260-269. doi: 10.1177/0004867416656258

Twomey, C., O’Reilly, G., Byrne, M., Bury, M., White, A., Kissane, S., . . . Clancy, N. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of the computerized CBT programme, MoodGYM, for public mental health service users waiting for interventions. Br J Clin Psychol, 53(4), 433-450. doi: 10.1111/bjc.12055

Wilhelmsen, M., Hoifodt, R. S., Kolstrup, N., Waterloo, K., Eisemann, M., Chenhall, R., & Risor, M. B. (2014). Norwegian general practitioners’ perspectives on implementation of a guided web-based cognitive behavioral therapy for depression: a qualitative study. J Med Internet Res, 16(9), e208. doi: 10.2196/jmir.3556

Wilhelmsen, M., Lillevoll, K., Risor, M. B., Hoifodt, R., Johansen, M. L., Waterloo, K., . . . Kolstrup, N. (2013). Motivation to persist with internet-based cognitive behavioural treatment using blended care: a qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 296. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-13-296

My Compass

Clarke, J., Proudfoot, J., Whitton, A., Birch, M. R., Boyd, M., Parker, G., . . . Fogarty, A. (2016). Therapeutic Alliance With a Fully Automated Mobile Phone and Web-Based Intervention: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Ment Health, 3(1), e10. doi: 10.2196/mental.4656

Clarke, J., Vatiliotis, V., Verge, C. F., Holmes-Walker, J., Campbell, L. V., Wilhelm, K., & Proudfoot, J. (2015). A mobile phone and web-based intervention for improving mental well-being in young people with type 1 diabetes: design of a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc, 4(2), e50. doi: 10.2196/resprot.4032

Clarke, J., Proudfoot, J., Birch, M.-R., Whitton, A., Parker, G., Manicavasagar, V., Harrison, V., Christensen, H., &Hadzi-Pavlovic, D. (2014). Effects of mental health self-efficacy on outcomes of a mobile phone and web intervention for mild-to-moderate depression, anxiety and stress: secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 14: 272.

Harrison, V., Proudfoot, J., Wee, P. P., Parker, G., Pavlovic, D. H., & Manicavasagar, V. (2011). Mobile mental health: review of the emerging field and proof of concept study. J Ment Health, 20(6), 509-524. doi: 10.3109/09638237.2011.608746

Nilsson, A., Sorman, K., Klingvall, J., Ovelius, E., Lundberg, J., & Hellner, C. (2019). MyCompass in a Swedish context – lessons learned from the transfer of a self-guided intervention targeting mental health problems. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1), 51. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2039-1

Proudfoot, J., Clarke, J., Birch, M. R., Whitton, A. E., Parker, G., Manicavasagar, V., . . . Hadzi-Pavlovic, D. (2013). Impact of a mobile phone and web program on symptom and functional outcomes for people with mild-to-moderate depression, anxiety and stress: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 13(312), 1-12. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-13-312

Proudfoot, J., Clarke, J., Gunn, J., Fletcher, S., Sanatkar, S., Wilhelm, K., . . . Christensen, H. (2017). A Web-Based Public Health Intervention to Reduce Functional Impairment and Depressive Symptoms in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes (The SpringboarD Trial): Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. JMIR Res Protoc, 6(8), e145. doi: 10.2196/resprot.7348

Solomon, D., Proudfoot, J., Clarke, J., & Christensen, H. (2015). e-CBT (myCompass), Antidepressant Medication, and Face-to-Face Psychological Treatment for Depression in Australia: A Cost-Effectiveness Comparison. J Med Internet Res, 17(11), e255. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4207

Whitton, A. E., Proudfoot, J., Clarke, J., Birch, M. R., Parker, G., Manicavasagar, V., & Hadzi-Pavlovic, D. (2015). Breaking Open the Black Box: Isolating the Most Potent Features of a Web and Mobile Phone-Based Intervention for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress. JMIR Ment Health, 2(1), e3. doi: 10.2196/mental.3573

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