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Article: Adaptation of an internet-based depression prevention intervention for Chinese adolescents: from "CATCH-IT" to "grasp the opportunity"

TitleAdaptation of an internet-based depression prevention intervention for Chinese adolescents: from "CATCH-IT" to "grasp the opportunity"
Authors
KeywordsAdolescence
Chinese
Depression
Hong Kong
Internet
Mental health
Issue Date2013
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.degruyter.com/journals/ijamh/detailEn.cfm
Citation
International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 2013, v. 25 n. 2, p. 127-137 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: There is a dearth of information on the compatibility of Western-developed, internet-based interventions that prevent onset and precipitation of depression in global settings. Recently, Project CATCH-IT (Competent Adulthood Transition with Cognitive-behavioral, Humanistic and Interpersonal Training), an information technology-based intervention, was adapted to prevent depression in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents. This paper evaluates qualitative data from consultations to develop a revised intervention of CATCH-IT for Hong Kong youth. Methods: A theoretical thematic analysis approach was used to analyze data. Materials from three consultation trips which included focus groups (2007), an expert panel (2007), a public health campaign (2009), and a joint primary care physician-social worker review group (2010) were compiled. Authors (KS and AZ) independently reviewed the data and applied the theoretical framework of behavioral vaccines to code the data. These data were subsequently consolidated to provide a coherent narrative analysis. Results: The cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral activation (BA), and resiliency modules were maintained, while the interpersonal therapy (IPT) modules of CATCH-IT were excluded in the Hong Kong adaptation. Concurrent self-reports of drinking, smoking, illicit drug use and gambling behavior were added. Rather than primary care consultations, social worker consultations may be the best point of entry for intervention. Conclusion: Socio-cultural relevance of psychotherapeutics and delivery context of internet-based interventions will require significant adaptation for the Hong Kong setting. However, because of community engagement throughout the process of adaptation, we believe the CATCH-IT intervention can be adapted for Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong with retained fidelity. The revised intervention is called “Grasp the Opportunity”.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/191468
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.346

 

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dc.contributor.authorSobowale, K-
dc.contributor.authorZhou, AN-
dc.contributor.authorVan Voorhees, BW-
dc.contributor.authorStewart, S-
dc.contributor.authorTsang, A-
dc.contributor.authorIp, P-
dc.contributor.authorFabrizio, C-
dc.contributor.authorWong, KL-
dc.contributor.authorChim, D-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-15T07:01:26Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-15T07:01:26Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 2013, v. 25 n. 2, p. 127-137-
dc.identifier.issn0334-0139-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/191468-
dc.description.abstractBackground: There is a dearth of information on the compatibility of Western-developed, internet-based interventions that prevent onset and precipitation of depression in global settings. Recently, Project CATCH-IT (Competent Adulthood Transition with Cognitive-behavioral, Humanistic and Interpersonal Training), an information technology-based intervention, was adapted to prevent depression in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents. This paper evaluates qualitative data from consultations to develop a revised intervention of CATCH-IT for Hong Kong youth. Methods: A theoretical thematic analysis approach was used to analyze data. Materials from three consultation trips which included focus groups (2007), an expert panel (2007), a public health campaign (2009), and a joint primary care physician-social worker review group (2010) were compiled. Authors (KS and AZ) independently reviewed the data and applied the theoretical framework of behavioral vaccines to code the data. These data were subsequently consolidated to provide a coherent narrative analysis. Results: The cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral activation (BA), and resiliency modules were maintained, while the interpersonal therapy (IPT) modules of CATCH-IT were excluded in the Hong Kong adaptation. Concurrent self-reports of drinking, smoking, illicit drug use and gambling behavior were added. Rather than primary care consultations, social worker consultations may be the best point of entry for intervention. Conclusion: Socio-cultural relevance of psychotherapeutics and delivery context of internet-based interventions will require significant adaptation for the Hong Kong setting. However, because of community engagement throughout the process of adaptation, we believe the CATCH-IT intervention can be adapted for Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong with retained fidelity. The revised intervention is called “Grasp the Opportunity”.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.degruyter.com/journals/ijamh/detailEn.cfm-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health-
dc.rights© 2013 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston. The final publication is available at www.degruyter.com-
dc.subjectAdolescence-
dc.subjectChinese-
dc.subjectDepression-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.subjectInternet-
dc.subjectMental health-
dc.titleAdaptation of an internet-based depression prevention intervention for Chinese adolescents: from "CATCH-IT" to "grasp the opportunity"-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailTsang, A: amctsang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailIp, P: patricip@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChim, D: dchim@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityChim, D=rp01324-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/ijamh-2013-0020-
dc.identifier.pmid23612531-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84881500290-
dc.identifier.hkuros225550-
dc.identifier.volume25-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage127-
dc.identifier.epage137-
dc.publisher.placeGermany-

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