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Make me Happy: Usability, Mindfulness and Acceptance of the Intervention Geluk en Zo

Schnieder, M.K. (2016) Make me Happy: Usability, Mindfulness and Acceptance of the Intervention Geluk en Zo.

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Abstract:Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is seen as an alternative approach for pain treatment, focusing on the promotion of overall well-being, not a reduction of pain. The present article evaluated the usability and effectiveness of a short term self help intervention based on ACT, named ‚Geluk en Zo‘. A total of 18 participants from the dutch population completed questionnaires over the concepts of mindfulness and acceptance at prior and after the intervention. In addition, interviews over the perceived usability were held, as the intervention is currently under development. No clinical relevant improvements on both concepts mindfulness and acceptance were found. In contrast, reported user experiences were promising; the intervention was regarded as positive and effective by the participants. Further more, participants provided constructive feedback and essential suggestions for the further development of the intervention. Given these findings, Geluk en Zo seems to have potential in the prevention of mental illness or treatment of pain.
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/69838
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