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Looking inside the black box of ‘Hold on, for each other’: Investigating usage and non-adherence in a Web-based self-help intervention for partners of cancer patients : a log data analysis

Harmelink, Moniek (2016) Looking inside the black box of ‘Hold on, for each other’: Investigating usage and non-adherence in a Web-based self-help intervention for partners of cancer patients : a log data analysis.

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Abstract:A cancer diagnosis not only affects the lives of the patients, but also the lives of their partners. To meet partners in their needs for supportive interventions, the web-based intervention ‘Hold on, for each other’ has been developed. Web-based interventions have benefits like great potential for reaching people and the possibility to tailor information to the needs of a client. However, the effects of these interventions are small. This can partly be explained by the intensity of use of the participants and the problem of non-adherence. These insights in how individuals use a web-based intervention is often lacking. Therefore, the aims of the current study are (1) to give a general impression of the scope of non-adherence in current intervention and the intensity of use of different features in the intervention; (2) to find predictors of non-adherence by identifying differences between adherers and non-adherers in background variables, intervention usage and satisfaction; and (3) to identify the consequences of non-adherence and intensity of use on psychological distress.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69698
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