The objective of the MasterMind project was to make high quality treatment for depression more widely available for adults suffering from the illness through the use of ICT. This use case focuses on one of the two services included in the project, the cCBT (Guided cCBT for treatment of depression).
The service targeted patients aged 18 or older diagnosed with depression and its contents were divided into seven mandatory modules and an extra one, meant to be self‐ administered approximately at a rhythm of one per week. This resource was expected to improve the delivery of psychological interventions in general practice.
The present use case focuses on the results from the pilot in Badalona Serveis Assistencials (BSA), in which participants ranged from 18 to 75 years old and it included both females (67%) and males (33%). In this site, the cCBT service was combined with the routine face‐to‐face visits with the GP.
At the start of the treatment all 84 participants had symptoms, but after the intervention 44% of them showed no symptoms. The recovery rate for the control group (29%) comes from the scientific literature, concretely from trials that assess the effect of medication in the treatment of depression during a similar period.