Twomey, Conal; O'Reilly, Gary; Byrne, Michael; Bury, Matthew; White, Aisling; Kissane, Sheila; McMahon, Aisling; Clancy, Nicola
To evaluate the effectiveness of the computerized CBT (cCBT)
programme, MoodGYM, for the reduction in symptoms of general psychological distress
(the primary outcome), depression, anxiety, stress, and impaired daily functioning.
A randomized controlled trial, with a waiting list control condition, in a routine
Participants were 149 public mental health service users (aged 18
10.3]) waiting for interventions. Self-report outcome measures
were administered online at baseline and post-intervention (i.e., after 32 days).
After high dropout rates, a post-intervention completers analysis examined 28
MoodGYM participants and 38 waiting list control participants. MoodGYM was
significantly more effective than the waiting list control for the reduction of symptoms
of general psychological distress (
.05) and stress (
.05) but not depression, anxiety, or impaire...