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Leren omgaan met reuma - Een procesevaluatie van de cursus Doelbewust!

Perdok, Marleen (2014) Leren omgaan met reuma - Een procesevaluatie van de cursus Doelbewust!

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Abstract:Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases in the Netherlands. The condition is associated with many physical and practical inconveniences. The course Right on Target! is designed to teach patients with RA how they can cope with their condition with the use of goal management. The essence of the course is that the participants are able to use the different goalmangament strategies flexibily at the end of the course. The purpose of this study is to evaluate how the course is assessed by the trainers and participants, and why. Intervention Mapping by Bartholomew and the three core objectives of the British Medical Research Council provide the framework of this research. Method: Quantitative and qualitative research based on five sources: weekly and final evaluation forms from participants and trainers and in-depth interviews with the participants. Total number of participants is 63, total number of trainers 4. Participants and trainers are recruited at four different locations. The sources are analyzed on the basis of an encoding scheme for the qualitative part and SPSS for the quantitative part. The coding scheme has been developed on the basis of the evaluation forms and the interview schedule. Results: The course is generally well rated in all areas by the trainers and participants, although there is room for improvement. Some of the participants had false expectations at the start of the course and a number of exercises, especially the mental imagery exercise, have been critically assessed. Most participants understand the essence of the course, although the application of it is causing problems. Discussion: Although the essence of the course is understood by the participants, there are some problems with the application of it. The main reason seems to be that the participants have no alternative targets ready. Most of the participants are too concerned with assimilation and are having trouble with letting go of the importance of a goal.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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