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Feasibility and acceptability of web-based enhanced relapse prevention for bipolar disorder (ERPonline): trial protocol

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title = "Feasibility and acceptability of web-based enhanced relapse prevention for bipolar disorder (ERPonline): trial protocol",
abstract = "BACKGROUND:Relapse prevention interventions for Bipolar Disorder are effective but implementation in routine clinical services is poor. Web-based approaches offer a way to offer easily accessible access to evidence based interventions at low cost, and have been shown to be effective for other mood disorders.METHODS/DESIGN:This protocol describes the development and feasibility testing of the ERPonline web-based intervention using a single blind randomised controlled trial. Data will include the extent to which the site was used, detailed feedback from users about their experiences of the site, reported benefits and costs to mental health and wellbeing of users, and costs and savings to health services. We will gain an estimate of the likely effect size of ERPonline on a range of important outcomes including mood, functioning, quality of life and recovery. We will explore potential mechanisms of change, giving us a greater understanding of the underlying processes of change, and consequently how the site could be made more effective. We will be able to determine rates of recruitment and retention, and identify what factors could improve these rates.DISCUSSION:The findings will be used to improve the site in accordance with user needs, and inform the design of a large scale evaluation of the clinical and cost effectiveness of ERPonline. They will further contribute to the growing evidence base for web-based interventions designed to support people with mental health problems.",
keywords = "Bipolar, web-based, trial, online, relapse prevention, psychological intervention",
author = "Fiona Lobban and Alyson Dodd and Dave Dagnan and Peter Diggle and Martin Griffiths and Bruce Hollingsworth and Dawn Knowles and Rita Long and Sara Mallinson and Richard Morriss and Rob Parker and Adam Sawczuk and Steven Jones",
note = "{\circledC} 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license",
year = "2015",
month = "3",
doi = "10.1016/j.cct.2015.01.004",
language = "English",
volume = "41",
pages = "100--109",
journal = "Contemporary Clinical Trials",
issn = "1551-7144",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",

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T1 - Feasibility and acceptability of web-based enhanced relapse prevention for bipolar disorder (ERPonline)

T2 - trial protocol

AU - Lobban, Fiona

AU - Dodd, Alyson

AU - Dagnan, Dave

AU - Diggle, Peter

AU - Griffiths, Martin

AU - Hollingsworth, Bruce

AU - Knowles, Dawn

AU - Long, Rita

AU - Mallinson, Sara

AU - Morriss, Richard

AU - Parker, Rob

AU - Sawczuk, Adam

AU - Jones, Steven

N1 - © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license

PY - 2015/3

Y1 - 2015/3

N2 - BACKGROUND:Relapse prevention interventions for Bipolar Disorder are effective but implementation in routine clinical services is poor. Web-based approaches offer a way to offer easily accessible access to evidence based interventions at low cost, and have been shown to be effective for other mood disorders.METHODS/DESIGN:This protocol describes the development and feasibility testing of the ERPonline web-based intervention using a single blind randomised controlled trial. Data will include the extent to which the site was used, detailed feedback from users about their experiences of the site, reported benefits and costs to mental health and wellbeing of users, and costs and savings to health services. We will gain an estimate of the likely effect size of ERPonline on a range of important outcomes including mood, functioning, quality of life and recovery. We will explore potential mechanisms of change, giving us a greater understanding of the underlying processes of change, and consequently how the site could be made more effective. We will be able to determine rates of recruitment and retention, and identify what factors could improve these rates.DISCUSSION:The findings will be used to improve the site in accordance with user needs, and inform the design of a large scale evaluation of the clinical and cost effectiveness of ERPonline. They will further contribute to the growing evidence base for web-based interventions designed to support people with mental health problems.

AB - BACKGROUND:Relapse prevention interventions for Bipolar Disorder are effective but implementation in routine clinical services is poor. Web-based approaches offer a way to offer easily accessible access to evidence based interventions at low cost, and have been shown to be effective for other mood disorders.METHODS/DESIGN:This protocol describes the development and feasibility testing of the ERPonline web-based intervention using a single blind randomised controlled trial. Data will include the extent to which the site was used, detailed feedback from users about their experiences of the site, reported benefits and costs to mental health and wellbeing of users, and costs and savings to health services. We will gain an estimate of the likely effect size of ERPonline on a range of important outcomes including mood, functioning, quality of life and recovery. We will explore potential mechanisms of change, giving us a greater understanding of the underlying processes of change, and consequently how the site could be made more effective. We will be able to determine rates of recruitment and retention, and identify what factors could improve these rates.DISCUSSION:The findings will be used to improve the site in accordance with user needs, and inform the design of a large scale evaluation of the clinical and cost effectiveness of ERPonline. They will further contribute to the growing evidence base for web-based interventions designed to support people with mental health problems.

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KW - web-based

KW - trial

KW - online

KW - relapse prevention

KW - psychological intervention

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DO - 10.1016/j.cct.2015.01.004

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VL - 41

SP - 100

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JO - Contemporary Clinical Trials

JF - Contemporary Clinical Trials

SN - 1551-7144

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