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Evaluations of chronic pain patients of the online aftercare program 'NaDien'

Miethe, Caroline (2017) Evaluations of chronic pain patients of the online aftercare program 'NaDien'.

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Abstract:ACT-based online interventions are increasingly popular in treating health problems such as chronic pain due to their cost-effectiveness and promising results to reduce pain symptoms. Roessingh developed an ACT-based application ‘NaDien’ to support chronic patients’ adherence to behavioral changes after completion of therapy. Guidance was shown to support patients in this process. So far, it has not been examined how guidance of a counselor next to using ‘NaDien’ is evaluated. The goal of this qualitative research was to examine the user-evaluations of chronic pain patients with ‘NaDien’. Nine patients were included, whereof six received guidance and three used the application independently. The participants were contacted by a psychologist and informed about the study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted via telephone, recorded and transcribed. The patients were asked questions about their experience with all six buttons of the application as well as their opinion about the received support at Roessingh to understand the application, the contact via email with a health care professional and the emails themselves. The study revealed that the application is positively evaluated. The evaluations of the two groups differed not much from each other.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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