Design process and protocol description for a multi-problem mental health intervention within a stepped care approach for adolescents in India

Chorpita, Bruce F, Daleiden, Eric L, Malik, Kanika, Gellatly, Resham, Boustani, Maya M, Michelson, Daniel, Knudsen, Kendra, Mathur, Sonal and Patel, Vikram H (2020) Design process and protocol description for a multi-problem mental health intervention within a stepped care approach for adolescents in India. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 133. a103698 1-13. ISSN 0005-7967

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Abstract

This paper documents the collaborative design of a mental health intervention for adolescents in India with anxiety, depression, or anger-related concerns. The process was characterized by three phases of formative activities: (1) an intensive review of the service context, (2) selection of an overall design strategy (e.g., whether to choose existing evidence-based treatments or build new treatments in context), and (3) a period of prototyping, testing, and refining. Each phase resulted in specific outputs, which were, respectively, (1) a detailed articulation of values and preferences (setting expectations for what the ideal protocol should be), (2) a set of build parameters representing a blueprint that managed strategic compromises for this context, and (3) a working protocol. We outline the steps of this design process, summarize data from an open-trial clinical case series, and illustrate the resulting working protocol, which will be tested in a future larger trial. We conclude with insights and observations likely to be relevant to protocol design activity in a variety of contexts, most particularly those in low-and-middle-income countries such as India.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Common elements, Design, India, Intervention, Modularity
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
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Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2021 11:20
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2021 08:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/96473

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