Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)
Adaptation, Physiological; Adaptation, Psychological; Circadian Rhythm; Delivery of Health Care; Education, Distance; Electronic Data Processing; Health Services Research; Humans; Internet; Jet Lag Syndrome; Patient Compliance; Patient Education as Topic; Phototherapy; Severity of Illness Index; Travel; United States
Seventy percent of persons who suffer from psychiatric illness do not receive treatment. Cost-effective, automated treatment can be delivered through the Internet but can be complicated by the lack of professional supervision. This open study piloted a fully automated, publicly available treatment for jet lag as a means of highlighting some of the issues involved in delivering treatment over the Internet. Twenty study participants rated the severity of their jet lag symptoms and their adherence to a light-exposure schedule calculated to accelerate adaptation to a new time zone. A significant negative correlation was observed between how closely participants followed the light-exposure schedules and the severity of their jet lag symptoms.
Lieberman, D. (2003). An automated treatment for jet lag delivered through the internet.. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 54 (3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.54.3.394