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European-COMPARative Effectiveness research on online Depression

Final Report Summary - E-COMPARED (European-COMPARative Effectiveness research on online Depression)

Executive Summary:
The E-COMPARED project evaluated the comparative effectiveness of blended Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (bCBT) for adult depression in comparison to treatment as usual (TAU) in eight European countries and one satellite country (Denmark). Blended CBT entails one integrated standardized CBT-treatment protocol that combines face-to-face sessions and digital modules to the best clinical and cost-benefits for patients and therapists (Riper, 2017). The hypothesis was that bCBT for unipolar major depression (MDD) would be clinically non-inferior compared to TAU but cost-effective in routine care as e.g. less therapist time would be needed.
The three-year project started in January 2014. E-COMPARED has been conducted by a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, mental health service providers and relevant stakeholders of which a representative EU patient organisation (GAMIAN) played a pivotal role in all phases of the project. Information about the E-COMPARED project can be found at the project’s website (www.e-compared.eu).

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Grant Agreement no.: 603098-2
Project acronym: E-COMPARED
Project title: European Comparative Effectiveness Research on Internet-based Depression Treatment
Coordinator: Heleen Riper, Ph.D.
Professor eMental-Health/ clinical psychology
VU University Amsterdam
Tel.: +31 205988759
E-mail: h.riper@vu.nl

Project’s website: http://www.e-compared.eu