Finding the needles in the haystack: quality criteria for the use of internet-based self-management interventions in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Klein JP, Knaevelsrud C, Bohus M, Ebert D, Gerlinger G, Guenther K, Jacobi C, Loebner M, Riedel-Heller SG, Sander J, Sprick U, Hauth I
Journal: Fortschritte der Neurologie, Psychiatrie
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 87
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 187-191
ISSN: 0720-4299
eISSN: 1439-3522


Abstract

Numerous self-management interventions have proven to be efficacious in the treatment of a number of mental disorders in randomized trials. However, these interventions have not yet reached clinical routine everywhere. Among other things, this is due to the fact that, in addition to the evidence-based interventions, other interventions are offered that have never been scientifically investigated, and in some cases, do not even rely on evidence-based methods of psychotherapy. The present quality criteria, developed by the two professional associations DGPs and DGPPN, are intended to help patients, practitioners and decision-makers in the health care sector to identify safe and efficacious interventions. The core quality criteria cover the following aspects: safety of patients and their data; ensuring therapeutic quality by using evidence-based psychotherapeutic methods and developing the intervention in liaison with licensed psychotherapists or medical specialists; the presence of proof of efficacy from at least one randomized trial; and transparency regarding key information, e.g., the cost of the intervention. We hope that these criteria can contribute to the inclusion of self-management interventions in the range of services covered by statutory health insurance companies.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Ebert, David Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie


External institutions with authors

Alexianer St. Joseph Berlin-​Weißensee GmbH
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde e.V. (DGPPN)
Freie Universität Berlin
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Technische Universität Dresden
Universität Leipzig
Universität zu Lübeck


How to cite

APA:
Klein, J.P., Knaevelsrud, C., Bohus, M., Ebert, D., Gerlinger, G., Guenther, K.,... Hauth, I. (2019). Finding the needles in the haystack: quality criteria for the use of internet-based self-management interventions in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. Fortschritte der Neurologie, Psychiatrie, 87(3), 187-191. https://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0849-9902

MLA:
Klein, Jan Philipp, et al. "Finding the needles in the haystack: quality criteria for the use of internet-based self-management interventions in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders." Fortschritte der Neurologie, Psychiatrie 87.3 (2019): 187-191.

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