Table 2

Demographic, behavioural and clinical characteristics of the study sample at pretreatment (n=26)

CharacteristicMean (SD) or
n (%)
Age, mean (SD)33.9 (7.5)
Gender, female, n (%)21 (81)
Education, n (%)
 ≥ 9  years (compulsory school)3 (12)
 ≥ 12  years (A level)9 (34)
 ≥ any  tertiary education (eg, university)14 (54)
Employment, n (%)
 Full time11 (42)
 Part time7 (27)
 Currently none8 (31)
Current psychopharmacological treatment, n (%)3 (12)
Prior psychotherapeutic treatment,
n (%)
14 (54)
Computer experience, n (%)
 Daily use22 (85)
  Few times a week4 (15)
Diagnosis, n (%)
 Major depression (F32.0 or F32.1)26 (100)
 + Double  depression (F32.0 or F3 2.1+F 34.1)4 (15)
 + Generalised  anxiety disorder (F41.1)4 (15)
 + Social  anxiety disorder (F40.1)3 (12)
 + Panic  disorder (F41.0)2 (8)
 + Specific  phobia (F40.2)2 (8)
 + Hypochondriasis (F45.2)1 (4)
 Comorbidity (participants fulfilling two or more diagnostic criteria)12 (46)
 1 Comorbidity6 (23)
 ≥ 2  Comorbidities6 (23)