|English title dissertation||Get moving! Self-management support using mobile technology|
|Name PhD (surname first)||Verwey Renée|
|Doctor is (has been) nurse|
|Date of promotion||16/09/2015|
|Promotores||Prof. Dr. Luc de Witte, Dr. Marieke Spreeuwenberg, Dr. Huibert Tange|
This dissertation reports on five of the eight studies of the project named Interactive Tool for Self-management through Lifestyle Feedback (It’s LiFe!). This tool aims to support chronically ill patients in achieving a more active lifestyle. The first study of this dissertation includes the development of a physical activity counselling protocol for practice nurses to support self-management of patients with COPD or type 2 diabetes (DM2) who are treated in primary care. The second study describes the development and testing of a Web-based coaching system as part of the tool (the It’s LiFe! monitor). In the third study the feasibility of the tool and the monitor embedded in the counselling protocol named the Self-management Support Programme (SSP) was evaluated in two family practices. The fourth study, in 24 family practices, describes the effectiveness of this counselling protocol with and without the use of the tool and monitor on physical activity, (exercise) self-efficacy and quality of life. Finally, the fifth study describes the process evaluation that was conducted to examine the reach and implementation of, and satisfaction with, this intervention .
|Download dissertation (English)||E-book-Thesis-Renee-Verwey.pdf|