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Usability of a Transdiagnostic Internet-Delivered Protocol for Anxiety and Depression in Community Patients

  • Amanda Díaz-GarcíaEmail author
  • Alberto González-Robles
  • Javier Fernández-Álvarez
  • Diana Castilla
  • Adriana Mira
  • Juana María Bretón
  • Azucena García-Palacios
  • Cristina Botella
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 288)

Abstract

Internet-based psychological treatments have shown to be a promising solution to increase the accessibility to evidence-based treatments. However, the implementation of these interventions is still a challenge in health care settings. The study of the acceptability of these interventions may be a key aspect to reach successful implementation. Specifically, the study of usability may help to ensure that the interventions are well-designed and therefore increase the interest and number of people who can benefit from a psychological treatment. The present work aims to assess the usability of a transdiagnostic Internet -based treatment for emotional disorders among 87 patients who participated in it. The online program was considered well-accepted in terms of usability. This study analyzes the usability of an Internet-based treatment for emotional disorders, based on the transdiagnostic perspective and including a specific therapeutic component to address positive affect. Further research is needed in order to promote adherence and achieve the dissemination of evidence-based Internet-delivered psychological treatments.

Keywords

Usability Internet-based treatments Emotional disorders 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Díaz-García
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alberto González-Robles
    • 1
  • Javier Fernández-Álvarez
    • 2
  • Diana Castilla
    • 3
  • Adriana Mira
    • 3
  • Juana María Bretón
    • 1
  • Azucena García-Palacios
    • 1
    • 4
  • Cristina Botella
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Universitat Jaume ICastellónSpain
  2. 2.Università Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilánItaly
  3. 3.Universidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  4. 4.CIBER Fisiopatología Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERObn), Instituto Salud Carlos IIIMadridSpain

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