James Albert Cartreine

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Computers can be used to deliver self-guided interventions and to provide access to live therapists at remote locations. These treatment modalities could help overcome barriers to treatment, including cost, availability of therapists, logistics of scheduling and traveling to appointments, stigma, and lack of therapist training in evidence-based treatments(More)
BACKGROUND Stress is a common and costly behavioral health issue. Technology-based behavioral health programs (e.g., computer or web-based programs) are effective for treating anxiety or depression. These programs increase availability of evidence-based interventions to individuals who are not able or willing to receive such in-person treatments. Stress(More)
BACKGROUND Computer-automated depression interventions rely heavily on users reading text to receive the intervention. However, text-delivered interventions place a burden on persons with depression and convey only verbal content. OBJECTIVE The primary aim of this project was to develop a computer-automated treatment for depression that is delivered via(More)
BACKGROUND Internet-based physical activity interventions have great potential in supporting patients in cardiac rehabilitation. Health behavior change theories and user input are identified as important contributors in the effectiveness of the interventions, but they are rarely combined in a systematic way in the design of the interventions. OBJECTIVE(More)
BACKGROUND There is a growing recognition of the importance of lifestyle behavior change for health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the concomitant influence of patient-physician communication on effective behavior change. Mobile technology is increasingly being recognized as an important and efficient tool to collect patients' health behavior(More)
Problem-solving treatment (PST) offers a promising approach to the depression care; however, few PST training opportunities exist. A computer-guided, interactive media program has been developed to deliver PST electronically (ePST), directly to patients. The program is a six-session, weekly intervention modeled on an evidence-based PST protocol. Users are(More)
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