Workpackage 5

The general objective of WP5 is to test the system with actual users. This will be done in two phases: first, a short pilot study will be conducted to test the technical setup and tune the system towards the human users; second, we will conduct a study in which the feasibility of the ICT4Depression self-management system – in terms of process and clinical effectiveness- is examined, as part of the treatment of people with a depression within primary care. We will apply a pre-test- post-test design and 100 participants will be recruited among primary care patients of general practitioners both in the Netherlands (50) and Sweden (50). Questionnaires will be administered with patients who use the ICT4Depression self-management system as part of their treatment for depression in primary care, before the start of the treatment, as well as 3 months after treatment.