Kirstin Stauffacher Gros

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Web-based mental health interventions are an excellent means to provide low cost, easily accessible care to disaster-affected populations shortly after exposure to an event. However, the extent that individuals will access and use such interventions is largely unknown. We examined predictors of nonuse and dropout attrition for a web-based mental health(More)
OBJECTIVE Adolescent depression is a major public health concern. Efficacious interventions exist, but are underutilized. Novel approaches to improving access are therefore a top priority. Web-based approaches offer a viable treatment delivery solution; this approach may reach adolescents who might not otherwise receive formal treatment. Behavioral(More)
African-American adolescent girls are at disproportionate risk for HIV infection. Although numerous evidence-based risk-reduction interventions exist, dissemination and implementation resources remain limited, and prevention services remain notably inaccessible to the very populations at highest risk for HIV infection. Internet delivery of HIV(More)
Technology-based self-help interventions have the potential to increase access to evidence-based mental healthcare, especially for families affected by natural disasters. However, development of these interventions is a complex process and poses unique challenges. Usability testing, which assesses the ability of individuals to use an application(More)
UNLABELLED Disasters can have wide-ranging effects on individuals and their communities. Loss of specific resources (e.g., household contents, job) following a disaster has not been well studied, despite the implications for preparedness efforts and postdisaster interventions. OBJECTIVE To provide information about the effects of loss on postdisaster(More)
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