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Het gebruik van virtuele, anatomische 3D modellen door patiënten in de oncologie : Een kwalitatief onderzoek binnen het NKI-AVL, naar de behoefte aan het gebruik van een 3D model, als ondersteuning van de communicatie tussen patiënt en zorgprofessional.

Kouijzer, M.T.E. (2016) Het gebruik van virtuele, anatomische 3D modellen door patiënten in de oncologie : Een kwalitatief onderzoek binnen het NKI-AVL, naar de behoefte aan het gebruik van een 3D model, als ondersteuning van de communicatie tussen patiënt en zorgprofessional.

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Abstract:Background The communication between the healthcare professional and the patient in the oncology is not always sufficient. To support this communication a clear tumor visualization can be useful. The technique in the field of tumor visualization is more and more advanced. The use of virtual, anatomical 3D models to achieve this is on the rise. However, research is lacking on the use of these 3D models in practice and on the perspective of the patient. Besides, the literature is ambiguous on the advantages and disadvantages of the use of these 3D models. The current study focuses on the patient’s need for an anatomical 3D model as support for the communication between healthcare professional and patient. Methods The current study focuses on the perspective of the patient on the use of 3D models in the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital. This has been studied with the use of explorative interviews with seven ex-cancer patients. All the participants had a form of cancer and are now monitored at AVL. The ex-patients had the opportunity to sign themselves up for this research. The participants were asked about the current provision of information at AVL and about the advantages, disadvantages and the recommendations for the use of virtual, anatomical 3D models. The interviews were transcribed and an inductive analysis has been executed. Results The results with regard to the current information provision show that most of the patients have the feeling that they do not get enough information from their healthcare professional. Concerning the 3D model, all patients indicate that they have a need to use this model. Frequently mentioned advantages are clarity, efficiency, patient friendliness, the abstract use of color and the increase in quality of the communication and of the consult. Certain disadvantages, that are mentioned, relate to the production costs of the 3D model and the possible shock reaction, which the model can generate from the patient. The patients made several recommendations to improve these disadvantages. Discussion & Conclusion A virtual, anatomical 3D model is a suitable instrument to support the communication between the patient and the healthcare professional and to improve clarity for the patient. An important recommendation is that the perspective of the patient has to be taken into account from the beginning of the implementation-process of the 3D model. Furthermore, an option should be given to the patient if he/she wants to see the 3D model. Also, there should be given a clear explanation of the model. Further research is needed on preconditions to further substantiate the results found in this study.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 77 psychology, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69885
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