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Design and implementation approach of an eHealth intervention to decrease stress in university students

Oberschmidt, Kira (2019) Design and implementation approach of an eHealth intervention to decrease stress in university students.

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Abstract:In order to decrease the high levels of student stress that are being reported a technological intervention is being developed. This study focuses on the design of this technology, including options for personalization, as well as the implementation approach. Firstly, approximately 2000 students filled in a questionnaire on stress level, possible predictors of stress and counselling preferences. Furthermore, a prototype was developed and evaluated in a usability test and a focus group. This focus group also discussed parts of a business model that was developed to implement the technology. Student stress levels were found to be high. Amongst others, intolerance of uncertainty, fear of missing out and mindset were found to be predictors of stress. The prototype was overall well received and only small remarks were made. Lastly, the business model was extended to include key partners and channels that were mentioned by the stakeholders. There are a variety of factors influencing stress that should be included in the technology. Overall, stakeholders liked the prototype of the technology, but more research is necessary to determine how the users’ privacy can be protected while still allowing them to easily use the technology.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79882
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