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Critique an article

April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in psychology, social sciences

Running head : Critique an article

Critiquing a Seminar

Delivering Internet interventions for depression

Free range users and one hit wonders

Introduction

Critiquing an article is fundamental to research utilization and evidence based practice . The process of research critique is an intellectual activity which will help one decide as to what extent research maybe useful in practice to see if the findings are trustworthy , and be able to compare it with other related research While the term “research ” has been used rather freely in the past , there has also been [banner_entry_middle]

a tendency to perceive research as an end in itself rather than as a means to an end , namely improvement in the quality of care provided to patients . As LoBiondo-Wood et al (2002 ) mention , the meaning of quality research should contribute to knowledge relevant to care and service . Further , research should provide a specialized scientific knowledge base that empowers a profession to anticipate and meet these challenges and maintain its societal relevance

The internet once again has proven that it is the most powerful tool to disseminate informations worldwide . It has been used for health and medical informations with over millions of internet users nowadays as it has the capacity to disseminate psychoeducation especially to those who may have not seek formal treatment for mental and health services for a minimal cost . Moreover , it has the capacity for online interventions to a large audience and over a third says that their health has improved Further , its programs can be modified to suit the needs of its users as they can be alerted anytime to change and track updates or for follow-up of their case encompassing geological barriers

This will critique the seminar on Delivering internet interventions for depression : Free range users and one hit wonders ‘by Helen Christensen , Kathy Griffiths , Chloe Groves , Ailsa Korten , based on the journal article Free range users and one hit wonders : community users of an Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy program published in the Australian and

New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2006 40 :59-62

Research Purpose and Aim

The research problem is a “situation in need of a solution , improvement or alteration or a discrepancy in the way things are or the way they ought to be (Burns Grove , 1993 . The article , Free range users and one hit wonders : community users of an Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy program (2006 ) is a study to evaluate the predictors of symptoms change or the methods that might increase user `compliance ‘ on websites designed to improve mental health outcomes (p .59 . The aims of the study are twofold : first is to examine predictors of expected final depression and anxiety scores as a function of characteristics such as gender , number of modules completed , and initial anxiety and depression scores of users and second is to compare user characteristics and outcomes from the original MoodGYM site (Mark I ) with those of public registrants of the new public version of the site (MoodGYM Mark II . For this second aim of the , comparison… [banner_entry_footer]

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