Effectiveness of a Web- and Mobile-Guided Psychological Intervention for Depressive Symptoms in Turkey: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Ince B. U. , GÖKÇAY D., Riper H., Cuijpers P.

JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS, vol.8, no.4, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.2196/13239
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: randomized controlled trial, depressive symptoms, mobile app, psychotherapy, telemedicine, depression, PROBLEM-SOLVING THERAPY, PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES, CLINICAL-SIGNIFICANCE, ADULT DEPRESSION, PSYCHOTHERAPY, DISORDERS, STATE, VALIDATION, INTERVIEW, EFFICACY
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background: In Turkey, there are serious deficiencies in mental health care. Although depression is highly prevalent, only a small number of people seek professional help. Innovative solutions are needed to overcome this treatment gap. Web-based problem-solving therapy (PST) is an intervention proven to be effective in the treatment of depression, although little is known about its clinical effects in Turkey.