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Use, appreciation and effect of the web-based intervention "positive pregnancy"

Kate, Luka ten (2016) Use, appreciation and effect of the web-based intervention "positive pregnancy".

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Abstract:Background: Teenage pregnancy is a problem around the world. It can have many negative consequences for mother and child. Teenagers in this situation experience a decreased sense of wellbeing. That in turn leads to birth complications for the mother, which can have a negative effect on the wellbeing of the child. Therefore the web-based intervention Positive Pregnancy, based on the science of positive psychology, is developed to help pregnant women to enhance their wellbeing. The intervention was available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. For this study the intervention was translated into Dutch and German by the researcher. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with five participants. The interviews were about how the participants used and appreciated the web-based intervention Positive Pregnancy and what effect they had from the intervention. Questions were about, for example, where and how often they used the intervention, what participants liked and disliked about the intervention and how they are feeling after following the intervention. The interviews were coded by inductive and deductive coding. Results: Its participants evaluated the web-based intervention positively. They liked the design of the website, the modules and the exercises. Some exercises were more appreciated than others. The Three Good Things In Life exercise was one of the most liked exercises. Furthermore, participants showed an interest in peer support with the additional possibility of face-to-face counsel. Conclusion: The found results can be used to improve the intervention. Minor details such as spelling errors, the recommended number of exercises as well as the possibility of peer support still needs to be reviewed. In this way the intervention can be made more attractive for other teenage mothers. Their wellbeing can be enhanced and through this other side effects like continuation of the education and subsequently higher chances to get a well-paid job, can be achieved.
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/70457
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