The study ” Tele-SSM: A telephone technology innovation in the intervention on supported self-management for depression in Vietnam” was conducted by the Institute for Research in Social Development (ISDS) and funded by National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED).
The final goal of the study is to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of applying telephone technology to Supported Self-Management (SSM) intervention to help people with mild to moderate depression have more access to mental care services that are science-based and cost-effective.
Project objectives include:
The specific objectives of this study include:
- Transform SSM depression management skills from face to distance delivery;
- Develop software to manage the process of providing interventions and managing intervention cases;
- Investigate and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for patients with mild and moderate depression;
- Analyze and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of telephone interventions compared to face-to-face interventions.
Results of the project:
- The Tele-SSM psychosocial intervention is transformed from face-to-face to telephone delivery which allows more access to psychological care for people with depression.
- Published articles that evaluate the primary effectiveness of Tele-SSM’s initial treatment, specifically the article will compare intervention symptoms, quality of life, self-esteem, perceived social support before and after the intervention. The articles also based on a quantitative research about intervention satisfaction as well as in-depth interviews about patient experience with the intervention.
- Published articles that evaluate the cost-effectiveness of Tele-SSM intervention by comparing the patient’s estimated opportunity cost of receiving tele-SSM intervention and the patient’s opportunity cost of receiving psychological care at the nearest medical facility.
Project time: 2/2021-2/2024
Participants: people with mild and moderate depression from 18-64 years old, able to read and write, with appropriate cognitive functions to receive intervention by distance.