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Accessible Online Addiction Treatment for Patients with Mild or Borderline Intellectual Disability

Leinweber, Stephan (2021) Accessible Online Addiction Treatment for Patients with Mild or Borderline Intellectual Disability.

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Abstract:This paper describes a research project on how to make online addiction treatment suitable for patients with Mild or Borderline Intellectual Disability (MBID). This project is done in collaboration with a Dutch addiction treatment company, which developed an online addiction treatment program in collaboration with another company specialized in e-health. This research covers how these addiction treatment programs can be adjusted so that it takes patients with MBID into consideration. This is achieved by developing a new prototype with redesigned text and user interface, followed by analyzing that prototype through usability testing and interviews conducted with therapists experienced in this field. The contribution of this paper is that it concludes that designing effective online addiction treatment for patients with mild or borderline intellectual disabilities is achieved by following design requirements derived during this research. These requirements describe how to design readable information and display that information in a structure suitable for patients with MBID. The design requirements have been evaluated and discussed with therapists that have a strong background in therapy involving patients with MBID. These evaluations confirm the effectiveness of the derived requirements and highlighted the possibilities and restrictions of the current e-health environment in which modules are developed.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:05 communication studies, 54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
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