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NADIEN: E-health nazorg bij chronische pijn : onderzoek naar de Implementatie van NaDien onder Behandelaars van Het Roessingh

Kwakkenbos, K.T. (2015) NADIEN: E-health nazorg bij chronische pijn : onderzoek naar de Implementatie van NaDien onder Behandelaars van Het Roessingh.

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Abstract:NaDien (Dutch for ‘afterwards’) is an e-Health application based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and designed for use during aftercare of chronic pain patients. It has been developed by collaboration between the University of Twente and rehabilitation centre Het Roessingh. So far, there exists no guide or strategy for implementation. This study utilized a contextual inquiry for relevant healthcare providers and consequently renders an advice for constructing an implementation guide for NaDien. To achieve this, a qualitative and exploratory research was set up. An interview form was created from literature study (top-down approach), during which healthcare providers (N=12) were asked about their views on the current course of treatment, relapse of patients, attitude towards E-Health and opinion about their ideal perceived implementation of NaDien. The data was then analysed by means of a bottom-up approach and compared to the themes found in the literature study. The results of this study indicate that these care providers have a very positive attitude towards e-Health, ACT and NaDien. Furthermore, it was frequently mentioned that the current aftercare did not suffice nor provided sufficient overview of the development of patients after treatment. However, temporary relapse was not considered to be a problem. The care providers also expected that NaDien would make a valuable contribution to the current treatment program. This study found a division amongst the participants. Health care providers were divided about the ideal role of NaDien in the current treatment program. Which was perceived by some to be both active and supportive during therapy, or by others to be limited to aftercare only. Lastly, the care providers reported that they were eager to start using NaDien in therapy.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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