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Thursday, October 23 • 16:10 - 17:10
Session 2A: Occupational E-Mental Health – A Life-Domain Specific Perspective to Foster Health and Well-Being in Stressed Employees (Part 1)

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Internet interventions have proven to be effective in clinical samples, e.g., with regard to the treatment of depression, anxiety or sleep. Online trainings were also found to be effective in changing negative health behaviors, such as reduction of alcohol consumption; however, yielded mixed results for smoking cessation. While most internet-based interventions focus on specific diagnoses such as affective disorders, only few interventions were developed to address the specific needs of people in certain life-domains. The working life domain is of particular importance not only with regard to making a living but also with regard to health. There is growing evidence of work stress affecting a wide range of (mental) health outcomes. Moreover adverse health also affects work outcomes such as productivity.

A life-domain specific perspective aims at tailoring Internet interventions to the problems and needs that people face in a certain life-domain such as the working life-domain. So far, the evidence from high-quality randomized controlled trials for the effectiveness of Occupational E-Mental Health interventions is far weaker than evidence for the effectiveness of Internet-based psychotherapy.

This symposium on Occupational E-Mental Health addresses Internet interventions for employees experiencing stress at the workplace. The symposium will comprise four presentations on interventions aiming to reduce stress and related health problems (15 minutes each). There will be 5 minutes time for short questions and answers. The focus will be on efficacy. Besides presenting the results, presenters will also give an inside on how the interventions were tailored to the specific occupational settings. In a 10 minutes general discussion generic topics will be addressed that might be of importance to the further development of Occupational E-Mental Health. There will be room to share experiences in designing interventions and conducting studies in occupational settings.

The symposium will be chaired by Dirk Lehr and David Ebert.

Abstracts: 0180, 0184, 0209, 0227

Happy@Work: (cost-)effectiveness of a preventive web-based guided self-help course for employees with depressive symptoms

Anna Geraedts1,4, Annet Kleiboer1,4, Noortje Wiezer2, Willem van Mechelen3,4, Pim Cuijpers1,4,  1Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2TNO, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, 3Vrije University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Web-based stress-management training for employees: Results of a randomized controlled trial
Elena Heber1, David Daniel Ebert1,2, Dirk Lehr1, Matthias Berking1,3, Heleen Riper1,4,  1Division of Online Health Training, Innovation Incubator, Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany, 2Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany, 3Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 4Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Log in and breathe out: Effectiveness of an internet-based recovery training for better sleep in stressed employees - Results from a randomized controlled trial
Hanne Thiart1, Dirk Lehr1, David Ebert1, Matthias Berking1, Heleen Riper1,2,  1Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany, 2VU University, Amsterdam,, The Netherlands

A randomized controlled trial of a guided and individualized, web-based, stress management program for stressed managers
Robert Persson Asplund1, Jesper Dagöö1, Gerhard Andersson1, Per Carlbring2, Brjánn Ljótsson3,  1Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, 2Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 3Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Thursday October 23, 2014 16:10 - 17:10 CEST
Room: PARANINFO Universitat de València - C/ de la Universitat, 2, Valencia

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