eMeistring depression treatment
The main aim of this case is to increase the use and effectiveness of the guided internet-delivered treatment in eMeistring. The current treatment is effectiveness, but we also find that 38% do not complete the treatment in its current format (Nordgreen et al., 2019).
Two lines of work will try to incease the use and effectiveness of guided internet-delivered treatment in eMeistring. At the eMeistring clinic the recruitment process will be evaluated and if necessary improved. Furthermore, the eMeistring clinic will provide more frequent support through the secure message system at the beginning of the treatment. Finally, there will be an increased focus on depression treatment during supervision. In the context of Intromat the main aim is to increase the usability for the patients in the portal. This includes understanding current usability barriers for the patients such as too much text and a lack of coherence and intuitiveness in the portal. Depending on the user needs, this work may also include development of a dashboard and an app for behavioral activation.
In 2020 the main focus will be on understanding user needs and software development.
Domain expert for job-focused treatment for depression in adults and early intervention and treatment for social anxiety disorder in adolescents.
WP Leader for clinical testing, management and dissemination – WP 4
Since PhD-graduation in November 2011 Nordgreen have been actively involved in scientific publications, grant applications, supervision of students on a master and PhD level and held presentations on national and international conferences in the field of internet-based treatment. Nordgreen is leading a 1-year continued education program in self-help and internet-based treatment and introduced Internet-based treatment in the training of psychologists at the University of Bergen. She has since 2012, as the principle investigator, received funding from different sources (scientific programs, health authorities and innovation programs) of 1.8 million Euro. In addition, a cross-disciplinary team led by Nordgreen received funding from the Norwegian Research Council for a 5 year project of 5.3 million Euro, the total budget for the project is 8.18 million Euro. The common goals of the grant applications and projects have been to develop innovative ways of delivering evidence-based Internet-based treatment. The results from her research have been implemented in routine care in western and eastern Norway in primary and secondary care services (www.emeistring.no). The research projects have been developed in close cooperation with significant national and international research groups. The projects she has chaired have received national and regional awards for innovative use of ICT within the health-setting. Nordgreen was a visiting scholar with Associate professor Lee Ritterbands’ group at the Behavioral Health and Technology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia. Nordgreen is an elected member of the eHealth Task Force of the European Federation of Psychological Associations. She led the organization of the Scientific conference for the European Society for Research on Internet Interventions, Bergen 2016.