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DOEL MANAGEMENTSTRATEGIEËN EN VERMOEIDHEID BIJ PATIËNTEN MET POLYARTRITIS

Gödde, Vera (2013) DOEL MANAGEMENTSTRATEGIEËN EN VERMOEIDHEID BIJ PATIËNTEN MET POLYARTRITIS.

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Abstract:Objectives. People with polyarthritis experience through their disease most of the time more fatigue than healthy people. That has often great impact at quality of life. Because of fatigue, personal goals can’t always be achieved. The recent study therefore focuses on the impact of goal management strategies on severity of fatigue, impact of fatigue and coping with fatigue. Aim of the study is to find out whether there are goal management strategies that can help people with polyarthritis to limit their fatigue and therefore improve their quality of life. Method. 331 people with polyarthritis from a hospital in Enschede have participated in the questionnaire. For the study people had to fill in the TenFlex, GAS and VAS fatigue at baseline, after 6 months and after one year. Through these questionnaires the goal management strategies ‘goal maintenance’, ‘goal adjustment’, ‘goal reengagement’ and ‘goal disengagement’ and severity of fatigue, impact of fatigue en coping with fatigue are measured. Results. The results show that goal management strategies are associated with aspects of fatigue. They explain 6% to 10% of the variance of aspects of fatigue. Severity of fatigue can be explained through ‘goal adjustment’ and ‘goal reengagement’. People who adjust their goals are less fatigued than people who do not. If people use the strategy ’goal reengagement’ more often, they experience more fatigue. Impact of fatigue and coping with fatigue can only be explained through ‘goal adjustment’. The more often people adjust their goals the less impact has fatigue on their life and the better they can cope with fatigue. Further remain severity and impact of fatigue and coping with fatigue stable over a year. There is also no interaction effect with the goal management strategies. Conclusion. The study shows that it may be helpful for people with polyarthritis to learn how to adjust goals. Thereby it may be that severity of fatigue and impact of fatigue will decrease and coping with fatigue will improve which can lead to a better quality of life.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/64029
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