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Een studie naar het welbevinden van cliënten met posttraumatische stress-stoornis voor en na behandeling

Açikel, Y. (2014) Een studie naar het welbevinden van cliënten met posttraumatische stress-stoornis voor en na behandeling.

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Abstract:Mental health care settings in the Netherlands provide different type of treatments for people with Posttraumtic Stres Disorder (PTSD). These treatments are focused on reducing complaints. But this focus is changing with the introduction of Positive Psychology. In Positive Psychology mental health is not seen as the absence of psychopathology but is also formed by the presence of well-being. Well-being is formed by three core components: emotional, social and psychological well-being. Whereby well-being and psychopathology are two different continua’s those are related to each other. There is more focus on mapping the well-being of different psychiatric groups, because of this change in the vision of mental health. However theirs is little known about the well-being of clients with PTSD. Therefore the purpose of this study is to map the well-being of PTSD clients and investigate or the two-continua model is retrievable in PTSD clients. Therefore we investigated three different groups: PTSD clients before treatment, after treatment and the general population. We used the MHC-SF to measure well-being and the BSI for measuring the psychopathology. The study consisted 137 participants, 94 in de group before treatment and 43 participants in the group after treatment. The mean age of the participants was 37.93 (SD=12.27). The results of the participant were compared with the results of the LISS panel. The results show that PTSD clients before treatment have a lower well-being than PTSD clients after treatment en the general population. PTSD clients after treatment have a lower emotional well-being compared to the general population. There are no other differences between PTSD clients and the general population. Also the two-continua model is retrievable in PTSD clients. The most important limitations of this study are the different types of treatments that are included, the small sample size that is left in the group of PTSD clients after treatment and those we had no information about diagnoses of other disorders that could have an effect on the results. We also did not have take in account of the demographical variables what could have an influence on the results. The most important recommendation is to screen PTSD clients after treatment with the MHC-SF on the level of wellbeing. PTSD clients with a low level of wellbeing can have an after treatment with the Wellbeingtherapy to increase their level of wellbeing. However it is important to investigate first in a new study or the Wellbeingtherapy increases the level of wellbeing of PTSD clients after a treatment.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Mediant, Enschede, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
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