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European-COMPARative Effectiveness research on online Depression

Objective

In 2010, 30 million Europeans were affected by depression and their number is still growing. Half of Europeans in need of mental care for depression do not have access to care services, do not always receive evidence-based treatments, are confronted with long waiting lists or high care expenditures. Internet-based treatment has the potential to addresses the drawbacks of standard care and keep depression treatment of high quality and affordable. E-COMPARED will conduct comparative effectiveness research in routine specialized mental care settings on the (cost-) effectiveness of internet-based treatment for depression in comparison with standard care. Health care systems, and -policies, existing ICT infrastructures and their uptake will be taken into account. E-COMPARED aims to 1)Evaluate EU mental health policies/guidelines for standard and internet-based care for depression in specialized care settings in countries with different health care systems and access levels of standard and internet-based care; 2)Compare clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of internet-based treatment and treatment as usual within controlled research settings, 3)Carry out pragmatic randomized controlled trials to study how internet-based depression treatment can be effectively implemented within routine specialized care settings, 4)Predict which patient groups could benefit from internet-based treatment vs. standard treatment by modeling patient characteristics; 5)Develop evidence based recommendations on how internet-based depression treatment can be cost-effectively integrated into routine specialized care systems for depression in EU mental health care systems, and develop a business case to ensure structural implementation of these services. E-COMPARED is multidisciplinary (psychology, HTA, ICT, care) and its members have a front runners position in internet-based treatment for common mental health disorders, e.g. through participating in FP7 projects (ICT4Depression, ROAMER).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/psychology

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

STICHTING VU
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 232 309,32
Administrative Contact
Martin Van Aken (Mr.)

Participants (15)

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 490 165,19
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Malin Löfvenberg (Mrs.)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 452 423
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Hoffmann (Mrs.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 493 899,95
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Scarlett (Mr.)
STICHTING GGZ INGEEST
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 188 468,12
Address
Overschiestraat 57
1062 HN Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dana Menist (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 425 233,26
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ismael Rodrigo-Martinez (Mr.)
LEUPHANA UNIVERSITAT LUNEBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 351 373,14
Address
Scharnhorststrasse 1
21335 Luneburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anke Zerm (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 356 470,11
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Hammersley (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 439 979,33
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Berger (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 156 552,74
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angeles Sanchis Polo (Mrs.)
SWPS UNIWERSYTET HUMANISTYCZNOSPOLECZNY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 316 935,85
Address
Ul. Chodakowska 19/31
03 815 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agnieszka Pietrzak (Ms.)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 261 669,83
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Barbas (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS XII VAL DE MARNE

Participation ended

France
Address
Avenue Du General De Gaulle 61
94010 Creteil
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Vautrin (Mr.)
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS ADVOCACY NETWORKS EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 52 000
Address
60 Rue Du Trone
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Arteel (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 558 307,38
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Pires (Mrs.)
STICHTING VUMC
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 51 212,78
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cedric Van Der Meulen (Mr.)