Web-based intervention for depressive symptoms in adults with types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus: A health economic evaluation

Nobis S, Ebert DD, Lehr D, Smit F, Buntrock C, Berking M, Baumeister H, Snoek F, Funk B, Riper H (2018)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2018

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Book Volume: 212

Pages Range: 199-206

Journal Issue: 4

DOI: 10.1192/bjp.2018.10

Abstract

Background: Web-based interventions are effective in reducing depression. However, the evidence for the cost-effectiveness of these interventions is scarce. Aims: The aim is to assess the cost-effectiveness of a web-based intervention (GET.ON M.E.D.) for individuals with diabetes and comorbid depression compared with an active control group receiving web-based psychoeducation. Method: We conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis with treatment response as the outcome and a cost-utility analysis with qualityadjusted life-years (QALYs) alongside a randomised controlled trial with 260 participants. Results: At a willingness-to-pay ceiling of €5000 for a treatment response, the intervention has a 97% probability of being regarded as costeffective compared with the active control group. If society is willing to pay €14 000 for an additional QALY, the intervention has a 51% probability of being cost-effective. Conclusions: This web-based intervention for individuals with diabetes and comorbid depression demonstrated a high probability of being cost-effective compared with an active control group.

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APA:

Nobis, S., Ebert, D.D., Lehr, D., Smit, F., Buntrock, C., Berking, M.,... Riper, H. (2018). Web-based intervention for depressive symptoms in adults with types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus: A health economic evaluation. British Journal of Psychiatry, 212(4), 199-206. https://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2018.10

MLA:

Nobis, Stephanie, et al. "Web-based intervention for depressive symptoms in adults with types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus: A health economic evaluation." British Journal of Psychiatry 212.4 (2018): 199-206.

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