Consensus statement on the problem of terminology in psychological interventions using the internet or digital components

Ewelina Smoktunowicz , Azy Barak , Gerhard Andersson , Rosa Banos , Thomas Berger , Cristina Botella , Blake Dear , Tara Donker , David Daniel Ebert , Heather Hadjistavropoulosm , David Hodgins , Viktor Kaldo , David Mohr , Tine Nordgreen , Mark Powers , Heleen Riper , Lee Ritterband , Alexander Rozantal , Stephen Schuellerv , Nickolai Titovj , Cornelia Weise , Per Carlbring


Author Ewelina Smoktunowicz (Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie)
Ewelina Smoktunowicz,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie
, Azy Barak
Azy Barak,,
, Gerhard Andersson
Gerhard Andersson,,
, Rosa Banos
Rosa Banos,,
, Thomas Berger
Thomas Berger,,
, Cristina Botella
Cristina Botella,,
, Blake Dear
Blake Dear,,
, Tara Donker
Tara Donker,,
, David Daniel Ebert
David Daniel Ebert,,
, Heather Hadjistavropoulosm
Heather Hadjistavropoulosm,,
et al.`
Journal seriesInternet Interventions, ISSN , e-ISSN 2214-7829, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number100331
Keywords in original languageInternet-delivered interventions Digital health Terminology Internet Psychotherapy Consensus statement
ASJC Classification2718 Health Informatics
Abstract in original languageSince the emergence of psychological interventions delivered via the Internet they have differed in numerous ways. The wealth of formats, methods, and technological solutions has led to increased availability and costeffectiveness of clinical care, however, it has simultaneously generated a multitude of terms. With this paper, we first aim to establish whether a terminology issue exists in the field of Internet-delivered psychological interventions. If so, we aim to determine its implications for research, education, and practice. Furthermore, we intend to discuss solutions to mitigate the problem; in particular, we propose the concept of a common glossary. We invited 23 experts in the field of Internet-delivered interventions to respond to four questions, and employed the Delphi method to facilitate a discussion. We found that experts overwhelmingly agreed that there were terminological challenges, and that it had significant consequences for conducting research, treating patients, educating students, and informing the general public about Internet-delivered interventions. A cautious agreement has been reached that formulating a common glossary would be beneficial for the field to address the terminology issue. We end with recommendations for the possible formats of the glossary and means to disseminate it in a way that maximizes the probability of broad acceptance for a variety of stakeholders.
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Score (nominal)100
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.473
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