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Evaluating the implementation of the stepped care approach Raise your strengths in primary health care: what lessons can be learned?

Hegeman, N. (2019) Evaluating the implementation of the stepped care approach Raise your strengths in primary health care: what lessons can be learned?

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Abstract:Chronic diseases represent a growing public health problem that especially affects primary health care. Given the already high workload of general practitioners and practice nurses (POHs), it has become increasingly important that chronically ill patients contribute to their own care. In order to support these patients, the stepped care approach Raise your strengths has been developed. This intervention aims to improve the self-management and well-being of chronically ill patients by adopting a strengths-based approach. In 2018, a first pilot version of Raise your strengths was implemented in general practices. The present study aimed to evaluate this implementation and subsequently to provide recommendations for future implementations of Raise your strengths. Results showed the implementation of the pilot version (2018) of Raise your strengths was evaluated quite positively by participants (general practitioners, practice nurses and chronically ill patients). However, the threshold to implementation of Raise your strengths was high due to low perceived feasibility. To improve this, participants of the pilot study (2018) recommended giving the providers of Raise your strengths more preparation time, supporting them more actively in the beginning of the implementation process, and making the materials of Raise your strengths appear less sizeable and less complex.
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/78175
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