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Title: Development and evaluation of self-confidence webinar for depression in the workplace
Author: Bin Wan Mohd Yunus, Wan Mohd Azam
ISNI:       0000 0004 6348 1032
Awarding Body: King's College London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2017
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Depression has been shown to be costly to employed individuals and their employers. Despite this, employees are reluctant to seek help. This thesis aimed to develop a more interactive form of computerised intervention using a webinar. In line with the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) framework for developing and evaluating complex interventions, this thesis comprises of four studies. Firstly, a systematic literature review was conducted to identify the current evidence base of available RCTs on interventions for depression in the workplace. The review suggested that some effective interventions are available and interventions that combine more than one therapeutic approach were the most effective. There was also the emergence of promising interventions delivered through other means beyond the traditional face-to-face realms, such as the use of technology. Secondly, the feasibility and acceptability of the webinar intervention were explored qualitatively in three focus groups (N = 10), conducted in a small organisation. The results indicate that selfconfidence webinars could be feasible and acceptable if attention was paid to aspects within three levels; personal (e.g. content, time and duration, webinar features), interpersonal (e.g. stigma, levels of engagement) and organisational (e.g. endorsement from management, work demand). Thirdly, findings from the systematic literature review and focus groups were integrated with a self-confidence workshop programme by Brown and colleagues (Horrell et al., 2014) to inform the development of the intervention. The intervention was theoretically based on cognitivebehaviour therapy (CBT) and coping flexibility concepts. This was then adapted to a webinar platform, Adobe Connect, which integrates PowerPoint presentations, chat technology, comics and animation videos. Following the recruitment of two organisations, the intervention was evaluated in a small prepost feasibility study with 33 employees. The findings indicate evidence of feasibility for the intervention, and positive improvements in depression, presenteeism and other outcome measures were recorded. Additionally, the study also reported encouraging evidence regarding the acceptability of the webinar intervention among the employees.
Supervisor: Zimdars, Anna Kristina ; Musiat, Peter ; Brown, June Shia Lin Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.718617  DOI: Not available
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