Internet-Delivered Health Interventions that Work: Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses and Evaluation of Website Availability

by Mary AM Rogers, Kelsey Lemmen, Rachel Kramer et al.
Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol 19, No 3 (2017) – Published on 24 March 2017

28 pp. 901 kB

Due to easy access and low cost, Internet-delivered therapies offer an attractive alternative to improving health. Although numerous websites contain health-related information, finding evidence-based programs (as demonstrated through randomized controlled trials, RCTs) can be challenging. The authors conclude that a wide range of evidence-based Internet programs are currently available for health-related behaviours, as well as disease prevention and treatment. However, the majority of Internet-delivered health interventions found to be efficacious in RCTs do not have websites for general use. Increased efforts to provide mechanisms to host “interventions that work” on the Web and to assist the public in locating these sites are necessary.

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