- Year read:#read2022
- Subject: smartphone
- Bibtex: @linardon2019
- Bibliography: Linardon, J., Cuijpers, P., Carlbring, P., Messer, M., & Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M. (2019). The efficacy of app-supported smartphone interventions for mental health problems: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. World Psychiatry, 18(3), 325–336. https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20673
- k = 66 RCTs. No OCD, most common were depression, GAD, and stress.
- Overall effect on depressive symptoms: n = 54, g = 0.28 (95%CI 0.21 to 0.36), GAD: n = 39, g = 0.30 (95% CI 0.20 to 0.40)
- Higher effect-size when CBT-based, reminders to engage, and professional guidance included.
The effect sizes associated with app-based treatments are generally smaller than face-to-face or ICBT