liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Self-Guided Psychological Treatment for Depressive Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis
Vrije University Amsterdam.
Vrije University Amsterdam.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Northwestern University.
Show others and affiliations
2011 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 6, no 6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: A number of trials have examined the effects of self-guided psychological intervention, without any contact between the participants and a therapist or coach. The results and sizes of these trials have been mixed. This is the first quantitative meta-analysis, aimed at organizing and evaluating the literature, and estimating effect size. Method: We conducted systematic literature searches in PubMed, PsycINFO and Embase up to January 2010, and identified additional studies through earlier meta-analyses, and the references of included studies. We identified seven randomized controlled trials that met our inclusion criteria, with a total of 1,362 respondents. The overall quality of the studies was high. A post-hoc power calculation showed that the studies had sufficient statistical power to detect an effect size of d = 0.19. Results: The overall mean effect size indicating the difference between self-guided psychological treatment and control groups at post-test was d = 0.28 (pless than0.001), which corresponds to a NNT of 6.41. At 4 to 12 months follow-up the effect size was d = 0.23. There was no indication for significant publication bias. Conclusions: We found evidence that self-guided psychological treatment has a small but significant effect on participants with increased levels of depressive symptomatology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Public Library of Science (PLoS) , 2011. Vol. 6, no 6
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69848DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021274ISI: 000291985100023OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-69848DiVA: diva2:433442
Note
Original Publication: Pim Cuijpers, Tara Donker, Robert Johansson, David C. Mohr, Annemieke van Straten and Gerhard Andersson, Self-Guided Psychological Treatment for Depressive Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis, 2011, PLoS ONE, (6), 6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0021274 Copyright: Public Library of Science (PLoS) http://www.plos.org/ Available from: 2011-08-10 Created: 2011-08-08 Last updated: 2017-12-08

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(325 kB)270 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 325 kBChecksum SHA-512
fc5ec541af24b452219528092bc5611bbfb2755690d2c13939320b18478f7aeecc457777b726d3ae67e187bfaa62ded2f806a150efceeb9bb8a631c253b5c8d7
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Johansson, RobertAndersson, Gerhard

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Johansson, RobertAndersson, Gerhard
By organisation
Department of Behavioural Sciences and LearningFaculty of Arts and SciencesClinical and Social Psychology
In the same journal
PLoS ONE
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 270 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 286 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf