Vol.12, No.4, November 2023.                                                                                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Exploring The User Requirement of Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Adolescents


Atifah Marzuki, Siti Fadzilah Mat Noor, Tengku Siti Meriam Tengku Wook, Wan Salwina Wan Ismail


© 2023 Atifah Marzuki, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 12, Issue 4, Pages 2448-2459, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM124-57 November 2023.


Received: 17 July 2023.

Revised:   12 October 2023.
Accepted: 20 October 2023.
Published: 27 November 2023.




Despite being commonly perceived as healthy, approximately 20% of adolescents experience depression. To address this issue, computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (cCBT) has emerged as a potential solution. While cCBT has demonstrated effectiveness in treating depression among adults, its efficacy for adolescents lacks substantial evidence due to challenges in engaging them with the therapy. Thus, this study aims to identify the specific requirements essential for implementing cCBT with adolescents. By conducting semi-structured interviews with five patients, this research not only confirms existing findings but also unveils unique perspectives from the adolescents. Seven factors have been identified which are aesthetic, interactivity, accessibility, therapeutic alliance, exposure, audio, and personalization. The study findings contribute to a deeper understanding of implementing cCBT for depressed adolescents, informing future interventions and therapeutic approaches.


Keywords – Adolescent, computerized, CBT, depression, engagement.



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