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Up-to-date Treatment? Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Dutch Mindfit Intervention

Wienicke, F. (2017) Up-to-date Treatment? Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Dutch Mindfit Intervention.

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Abstract:Background and Purpose: Currently the Dutch mental health care system was restructured, which resulted in more patients being treated within the primary health care, who previously were treated within the secondary health care. Up to date, no studies investigated whether this shift jeopardized effectiveness and what implication it has on the factor of gender and educational level. The current study aims to shed light on this question by investigating the Mindfit intervention, which treats light to severe mental illness. Methods: OQ 45.2 and MHC-SF were used to assess the mental health of participants (N = 2928). Data was analyzed by T-Test to investigate effectiveness, and ANOVA/ANCOVA to analyze the effect of gender and educational level on treatment outcome. Results: It was found that the Mindfit is effective in the treatment of patients suffering from PTSD as well as SSD, regardless of the patient’s gender. Further, symptom were decreased equally for PTSD and SSD patients regardless of their gender and for various mental disease patents regardless of the educational level. Conclusion and Discussion: The current findings indicate that shifting mental disease treatment towards primary health care did not jeopardized treatment outcome. However, differences in secondary treatment benefits seem to persist.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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