Simon: A Digital Protocol for Predicting Suicidal Ideation

2019-04-28T15:55:53+02:00November 1st, 2018|

Digital technology provides an unparalleled opportunity to collect data in individuals’ everyday lives. This includes information derived from passive mobile sensing (e.g., activity, screen lock events, light and sound detectors, wifi connections, etc.), as well as assessments of psychological variables (behavior, emotions, cognitions) through smartphones and other [...]

Digital Physiotherapy Coaching with Alex

2021-04-09T06:51:30+02:00September 11th, 2018|

Physiotherapy is a widespread and efficient method for the rehabilitation of various health problems, such as chronic diseases, injuries, and age-related health issues. In addition to face-to-face physiotherapy sessions with health professionals, exercises at home are crucial to ensure ongoing and efficient rehabilitation. However, adherence to home [...]

OPTIMAX: Optimising Outcomes in Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders

2019-04-28T15:53:09+02:00March 1st, 2018|

Anxiety disorders, such as phobia, panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder, are the most common class of mental disorders present in the general population. They are hugely disruptive, place psychological distress and role impairments on individuals and their families and create a serious economic burden for society. [...]

Benefit Move: Deposit Contracts for Health Behaviour Change

2020-03-13T12:09:44+01:00November 13th, 2017|

There is overwhelming evidence that adding financial incentives to existing interventions for health behaviour change improves their efficacy. However, there are still questions regarding the sustainability of the effects after the incentives have been removed and what would be the optimal design of an incentive. Furthermore, a major [...]

Benefit StepCoach: A study to understand the working alliance of a virtual/human coach with the user.

2020-03-13T11:04:56+01:00November 13th, 2017|

The study focuses on eHealth, or more specifically, the comparison between guided (human-supported) and unguided (self-help) digital eHealth interventions. Previous research has shown that when comparing the effectiveness of guided versus unguided eHealth interventions the results are inconsistent (Joiner, Nam & Whittemore, 2017; Kelders, Bohlmeijer, Pots & [...]

CAMP: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Adjustment Disorder, Medication Adherence and Physical Activity

2019-04-28T14:43:51+02:00June 27th, 2017|

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death and hospitalization both worldwide and in Switzerland. The direct and indirect socio-economic consequences are of great relevance. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 13% of deaths worldwide in 2012 were caused by coronary heart disease (WHO, 2016). Physical [...]

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