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Table 1 summarising results of the included papers

From: Meta-review of the effectiveness of computerised CBT in treating depression

Authors/year Results and conclusions
Kaltenthaler et al., 2002 [8]; 2004 [9] MoodGYM: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  ODIN: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Colour Your life: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Overcoming Depression: One study reported, which concluding cCBT was not better than TAU.
  Beating the Blues: Three RCTs reported, in one of them some immediate improvement were seen one month after treatment, but not after 3 and 6 months, while the other studies indicated continuation of benefits.
  General conclusion of the review: CCBT is as effective as TCBT (poor-to-moderate quality evidence); CCBT is more effective than TAU (limited evidence of poor-to-moderate quality); CCBT may be as effective as or less effective than bibliotherapy; CCBT might reduce therapist time; CCBT could be useful in a stepped-care programme; No study is available on economic analysis of CCBT.
Kaltenthaler et al., 2006 [9] MoodGYM: based on one study, MoodGYM reported to be effective in reducing symptoms of depression.
Kaltenthaler, et al, 2008 [11] ODIN: In one study it was reported to have no significant impact, rather than a moderated effect on people with low level of depression, in another study, reduction of depression scores were observed.
  Colour Your life: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Overcoming Depression: No RCT evidence for Overcoming Depression is available, but based on one published study, there was improvement in depression symptoms.
  Beating the Blues: Based on RCT studies as well as non-comparative studies, Beating the Blue is effective.
  General conclusion of the review: There is some evidence that CCBT is more effective than TAU in the treatment of depression/anxiety; CCBT might reduce therapist time compared with TCBT; There is some evidence to support the effectiveness of CCBT for the treatment of depression; All studies were associated with considerable drop-out rates; Little evidence was presented regarding participants' preferences and the acceptability of the therapy.
Griffiths and Christensen, 2006 [14] MoodGYM: based on two studies, MoodGYM reported to be effective in reducing symptoms of depression.
  ODIN: one study it was reported to have no significant impact.
  Colour Your life: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Overcoming Depression: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Beating the Blues: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  General conclusion of the review: The overall conclusion is based on different interventions and health problems. It was concluded that most interventions were reported to be effective in reducing risk factors or improving symptoms, and it was suggested that many of the studies had methodological limitations.
Spek et al, 2007 [12] MoodGYM: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  ODIN: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Colour Your life: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Overcoming Depression: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Beating the Blues: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  General conclusion of the review: the review is a meta-analysis on treatment of depression and anxiety that indicates moderate to large mean effect size; significant heterogeneity was reported.
Andersson 2009 [13] MoodGYM: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  ODIN: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Colour Your life: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Overcoming Depression: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Beating the Blues: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  General conclusion of the review: Although there are limitations in evidences, internet-based and computer based treatments seems to be effective in treatment of people with depression.
Griffiths et al, 2010 [15] MoodGYM: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  ODIN: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Colour Your life: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Overcoming Depression: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Beating the Blues: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  General conclusion of the review: 6/8 trials yielded CBT has positive effects on depression. Authors concluded that internet interventions offer promise for use.
García-Lizana and Muñoz- MoodGYM: Package not directly discussed in the review.
Mayorga 2010 [16] ODIN: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Colour Your life: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Overcoming Depression: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Beating the Blues: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  General conclusion of the review: Authors concluded that there is insufficient evidence for the effectiveness of ICT use in treatment of depression. However, they based their conclusions on various and heterogeneous interventions.
Andrews et al 2010 [17] MoodGYM: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  ODIN: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Colour Your life: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Overcoming Depression: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Beating the Blues: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  General conclusion of the review: cCBT was suggested to be effective and acceptable for treatment of depression and anxiety.
Wade 2010 [18] MoodGYM: based on three studies, MoodGYM reported to be effective in reducing symptoms of depression.
  ODIN: In one study it was reported to have no significant impact, in another study, statistically significant small effect size in reduction of depression scores was observed.
  Colour Your life: based on one study, this programme could improve depressive symptoms.
  Overcoming Depression: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Beating the Blues: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  General conclusion of the review: the review is concerned with different applications of the internet, and it was suggested that the internet has potentials for supporting patients with depression.
Titov 2011 [19] MoodGYM: based on one study on MoodGYM, having multiple CBT components is associated with a better outcome.
  ODIN: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Colour Your life: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Overcoming Depression: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  Beating the Blues: Package not directly discussed in the review.
  General conclusion of the review: There is evidence for progression in the field of internet-delivered psychotherapy.
  1. (cCBT: Computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; ICT: Information and communication technology; RCT: Randomised Control Trials; TAU: Treatment as usual; TCBT: Therapist-led cognitive behaviour therapy)