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Friday, October 24 • 14:00 - 15:00
Session 6B: Occupational E-Mental Health – A Life-Domain Specific Perspective to Foster Health and Well-Being in Stressed Employees (Part 2)

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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.

The symposium will comprise four presentations. The studies presented will focus on adherence to Occupational E-Mental Health interventions, moderators of change, the importance of guidance and the potential of Occupational E-Mental Health interventions to save costs with regard to absenteeism and presenteeism (15 minutes each). There will be 5 minutes time for short questions and answers. 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 such as improving adherence, acceptance and optimizing recruitment and implementation strategies.

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

Abstracts: 0092, 0221, 0248

Predictors of Adherence to a Web-Based Stress-Management Intervention
Anna-Carlotta Zarski1, Dirk Lehr1, Matthias Berking1,2, Heleen Riper1,3, Pim Cuijpers1,3, Elena Heber1, David Ebert1,4,  1Leuphana University Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany, 2Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany, 3VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany

What about the costs. Are internet interventions for stressed employee's attractive measures for employer's to reduce the costs of presenteeism and absenteeism?
Dirk Lehr1, David Ebert1, Stephanie Nobis1, Filip Smit4, Hanne Thiart1, Elena Heber1, Matthias Berking3, Heleen Riper2,  1Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany, 2VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 4Trimbos-Instituut, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Efficacy of Minimal Guided and Unguided Internet-Based Treatment for Work-Related Stress: Results of Two Randomized Controlled Trials
David Ebert1, Dirk Lehr1, Heleen Riper1, Matthias Berking1,  1Division Health Trainings Online Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany, 2Philipps University, Marburg, Germany 

Friday October 24, 2014 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
Room: AULA MAGNA Universitat de València - C/ de la Universitat, 2, Valencia

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