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Comparison of Web-based vs. Non-web-based Approach in Measuring the Degree of Depression in Korea


Jeongyee Bae, Rosel L. Panuncio


Vol. 9  No. 6  pp. 182-186


The continuously increasing rate of depression is directly proportional to the increasing research interest on this topic. At present, studies show that many computer-assisted intervention programs for depression are proven to be as effective as face-to-face therapies. This study aims: (1) to describe both web-based and non-web-based approach in measuring the degree of depression; (2) to compare the degree of depression between a web-based analysis and a field survey study approach; and (3) to compare the degree of depression according to their general characteristics. This system can be found useful in Korea where stigmatism for those who seek mental health treatment continues to exist. For this reason, in the past years, the primary investigator has conducted several studies on depression using both web-based and non-web-based approaches. Findings from this study highlights a comparative basis between web-based and non-web-based study on depression and offer an innovative intervention strategy against depression.


computer-assisted instruction, depression, information systems, Internet, mental health