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User requirements of a remitted depressed sample for a gamified PASAT as a cognitive control training

Jasmien Vervaeke (UGent) , Ernst Koster (UGent) and Jan Van Looy (UGent)
(2016)
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Background. Cognitive control impairments are present during depression but often remain during remission. What is more, these residual impairments can be predictive of future depressive episodes. Enhancing cognitive control, by means of cognitive control training (CCT), has been shown to have a positive influence on the future depressive symptomatology in some populations. One of the tasks used for this CCT is the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT). However, in its current form, the training may benefit from considering feedback and motivational enhancement. Research has shown that adding gamification elements can increase motivation, for starting and continuing a task. Our aim is to involve target population within the process of co-creation to adjust cognitive training using the PASAT. This step is an essential part of adjusting this cognitive training from a basic experimental paradigm to a clinical intervention that can be widely disseminated for preventative purposes. Method. A focus group has been conducted with a remitted depressed sample, part of whom previously participated in a cognitive control training study. Moreover, a group of therapists with experience in treating depression from various backgrounds (ambulatory as well as in-patient care) were interviewed in a second focus group. Before starting the group discussions, a PASAT demo has been shown, alongside information regarding the aim and format of the CCT. Open questions and topics were presented to the group, to gather as much input as possible. These findings were discussed with a game developer who was present during these focus groups. Results. The results of the focusgroups are currently being analyzed and will be presented at the conference.
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depression, qualitative study, prevention, online training, user requirements

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Vervaeke, Jasmien, Ernst Koster, and Jan Van Looy. 2016. “User Requirements of a Remitted Depressed Sample for a Gamified PASAT as a Cognitive Control Training.” In .
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Vervaeke, Jasmien, Koster, E., & Van Looy, J. (2016). User requirements of a remitted depressed sample for a gamified PASAT as a cognitive control training. Presented at the EABCT.
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Vervaeke J, Koster E, Van Looy J. User requirements of a remitted depressed sample for a gamified PASAT as a cognitive control training. 2016.
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Vervaeke, Jasmien, Ernst Koster, and Jan Van Looy. “User Requirements of a Remitted Depressed Sample for a Gamified PASAT as a Cognitive Control Training.” 2016. Print.
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  abstract     = {Background. Cognitive control impairments are present during depression but often remain during remission. What is more, these residual impairments can be predictive of future depressive episodes. Enhancing cognitive control, by means of cognitive control training (CCT), has been shown to have a positive influence on the future depressive symptomatology in some populations. One of the tasks used for this CCT is the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT). However, in its current form, the training may benefit from considering feedback and motivational enhancement. Research has shown that adding gamification elements can increase motivation, for starting and continuing a task. Our aim is to involve target population within the process of co-creation to adjust cognitive training using the PASAT. This step is an essential part of adjusting this cognitive training from a basic experimental paradigm to a clinical intervention that can be widely disseminated for preventative purposes.
Method. A focus group has been conducted with a remitted depressed sample, part of whom previously participated in a cognitive control training study. Moreover, a group of therapists with experience in treating depression from various backgrounds (ambulatory as well as in-patient care) were interviewed in a second focus group. Before starting the group discussions, a PASAT demo has been shown, alongside information regarding the aim and format of the CCT. Open questions and topics were presented to the group, to gather as much input as possible. These findings were discussed with a game developer who was present during these focus groups.
Results. The results of the focusgroups are currently being analyzed and will be presented at the conference.},
  author       = {Vervaeke, Jasmien and Koster, Ernst and Van Looy, Jan},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Stockholm, Sweden},
  title        = {User requirements of a remitted depressed sample for a gamified PASAT as a cognitive control training},
  year         = {2016},
}