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Health e-cards as a means of encouraging help seeking for depression among young adults: Randomised Controlled Trial

Costin, Daniel; Mackinnon, Andrew; Griffiths, Kathleen; Batterham, Philip; Bennett, Anthony; Bennett (previously Brittliffe), Kylie; Christensen, Helen


Background: There is a need to identify interventions that increase help seeking for depression among young adults. Objective: The aim was to evaluate a brief depression information intervention employing health e-cards (personalized emails containing links to health information presented on a Web page). Methods: A randomized controlled trial was carried out with 348 19- to 24-year-olds drawn from the community. Participants were randomized to receive one of three conditions, all of which...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.1294


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