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Development of an eCoaching module for type 2 diabetes patients to increase their physical activity : integrating theory, healthcare professionals’ and patients’ perspectives

Voorde, A.S. ten (2018) Development of an eCoaching module for type 2 diabetes patients to increase their physical activity : integrating theory, healthcare professionals’ and patients’ perspectives.

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Abstract:Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is an increasing disease. A healthy lifestyle is a key component in the management of T2DM. However, T2DM patients show insufficient Physical Activity (PA). eHealth interventions have great potential for increasing their PA. This thesis aimed to systematically develop the content of a nine-week evidence-based eCoaching module, where factors based on theory were combined with the perspectives of HealthCare Professionals (HCPs) and T2DM patients. The first version of the content of the eCoaching module was developed based on literature and earlier research conducted at the ZGT. An updated version was made incorporating the results of the formative evaluation with HCPs. Subsequently, 9 T2DM patients tested the updated version, the results of these should lead to further improvements. The evidence-based content of the eCoaching module was developed, HCPs excluded and adapted relatively few messages. The T2DM patients were satisfied with the eCoaching module. An eCoaching module, with potential to increase PA of T2DM patients, was developed based on evidence and grounded in the experiences, views and preferences of patients with T2DM and their HCPs. An even more sophisticated personalization and tailoring and inclusion of more healthy lifestyle components is needed to further improve the eCoaching module.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:44 medicine
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76705
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