Web-based cognitive behavioural therapy (W-CBT) for diabetes patients with co-morbid depression: design of a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN24874457]

Objectives

 Aims of the Trial
This study aims to test the effectiveness and appreciation of web-based cognitive behavioural therapy (W-CBT) for adult diabetes patients with depression in a randomized controlled trial. The experimental condition will be compared with a waiting-list control group. It is hypothesized, that W-CBT will be well-received by the participants and will appear to be significantly more effective than the control condition in reducing levels of depressed mood and diabetes-specific emotional distress, with subsequent positive effects on self-management behaviours and glycaemic control on the longer term.