The Use of Technology to Augment Clinical Care in Depression and Anxiety Disorders: An Evidence Map
RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA SANTA MONICA United States
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Over the past two decades, the U.S. Department of Defense DoD has made significant investments into developing effective treatments for military-related psychological health conditions. Evidence maps and systematic reviews are key components in the knowledge translation process and function to translate existing research into evidence-based health care guidelines that promote optimal clinical care. Although a few government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, have established evidence synthesis centers, there is no similar center within DoD that can synthesize research evidence on psychological health issues of interest. Funded by a three-year contract from the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury now part of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence, staff at the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center, housed at the RAND Corporation, has been tasked with conducting research syntheses on psychological health interventions important to military populations. This report is an evidence map performed in the first year of this three-year project. The purpose of this evidence map is to provide an overview of evidence about the use of technology, including video capabilities, computers, telephones, smartphones, and others, tosupport clinical care in depression and anxiety disorders. This map summarizes published randomized controlled trials RCTs, as well as anticipated evidence reported in registered but as yet unpublished RCTs. The review should be of interest to military health policymakers and practitioners who oversee or implement treatment for depression and anxiety disorders.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
- Military Forces and Organizations