(Cost-)Effectiveness of a guided-self help internet-based intervention for employees with depressive symptoms: a randomized trial (WC2010-073)

Background

Starting date: 01/06/2010 Unipolar depressive disorders are highly prevalent, have high incidence, and have considerable impact on quality of life in patients and their relatives. Moreover, depressive disorders are linked with increased mortality rates, high levels of service use and huge economic costs.
Prevention of depression is in the interests of businesses because the pay about 75% of the total economic costs of depression. These costs exist of absenteeism from work and loss of work productivity (presenteeism). We therefore developed a guided-self help internet-based intervention for employees with depressive symptoms.