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Een kwantitatieve studie naar de positieve geestelijke gezondheid van cliënten met stemming & angstproblematiek

Esen, Özlem (2011) Een kwantitatieve studie naar de positieve geestelijke gezondheid van cliënten met stemming & angstproblematiek.

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Abstract:Mood and anxiety disorders are the most common of all psychological problems. Mental health care in the Netherlands provides various forms of care for people with such problems. The mental health settings are having a complaints-driven focus with an emphasis on psychopathology. One explanation is that mental health for a long time was defined as the absence of psychopathology. However, this definition is slowly changing. Today is mental health not only seen by the absence of disease but is also formed by the presence of wellbeing. Well-being is a concept formed by three core components: emotional (experience of happiness / pleasure), social (functioning in society) and psychological (functioning in individual life) well-being. If in practice the mental health institutions working on the disease side, assuming this, that the well-being remains unexposed. To investigate this assumption is it necessary to explore what is happening with the well-being in a treatment program that clients follow. The purpose of this study was therefore to examine emotional, social and psychological well-being of clients starting treatment and compare this with emotional, social and psychological well being of clients that complete a treatment. In this study a quantitative research design was used. The MHC-SF (a list of well-being) was completed by 87 respondents. The inclusion criteria for this study were clients with mood and anxiety problems that started a treatment program and clients with mood and anxiety problems that finished a treatment program. The mental health institution that participated in this study was Mediant. The results show that clients in the final phase of their treatment are more interested in life (emotional well-being), have a more positive feeling about their functioning in society (social well-being) and are more satisfied with their performance as individuals (psychologically well-being), compared with clients that started a treatment program. Future issues and limitations are discussed.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
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