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Online zelfhulpcursus “op verhaal komen” : een exploratieve studie naar de relatie tussen de interactiepatronen en de adherentie

Hoinkes, K.M. (2014) Online zelfhulpcursus “op verhaal komen” : een exploratieve studie naar de relatie tussen de interactiepatronen en de adherentie.

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Abstract:Background: Investigations show that - because of the influence of modern technology - more and more psychological problems are nowadays treated in so-called e-health interventions. One example of these e-health interventions is the online intervention “Op Verhaal Komen” (OVK) by the University of Twente. OVK has been developed for adults suffering from a minor or medium-heavy form of depression to improve and increase their well-being. The participants have to work on their own on different tasks and receive feedbacks from the fellow sufferers. This contact between the participants is called interaction. It is remarkable that many of the OVK participants abrupt their intervention. This abruption of the online-intervention is called non-adherent behaviour. Up to now there have not been any research works on the participants’ interactions. Therefore, scientists do not know if there is a connection between the interaction and the adherence. The presented abstract aims to find out if there is these significant connection to see which influence the interaction could have on the participants´ adherence. Method: Participants of the present research work are members of OVK who have taken part in the second condition, i.e. the condition that is based on contact with fellow sufferers. All in all there were twenty persons between 41 and 73. The lessons done by the participants were analyzed in a self-developed coding system. Afterwards, the six lessons of OVK were compared by means of an Anova test and a chi square test. Besides, a possible connection between the interactions and the adherence was analyzed with help of a t-test and a chi square test. Results: A significant difference concerning the length of the received reactions in the six lessons has been worked out. As regards the other aspects as there are the intensity of working with the lessons, the number of received reactions per lesson and the used way of reactions, no significant difference between the six lessons can be discovered. In addition the four aspects of interaction show no connection in relation to adherence. Conclusion: Only a significant difference concerning the length of the received reactions in the six lessons has been worked out. In addition the four aspects of interaction show no connection in relation to adherence. A possible explanation may be that the sample in this research work was very small. Therefore, it is advised to repeat the investigations with a higher number of participants / fellow sufferers in order to receive general and valid results. All in all, more investingtions concerning adherence should be done in order to prevent previous abruptions of online interventions.
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/65736
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