8. Development and proof-of-concept study of a mhealth supported self-compassion intervention for newly diagnosed cancer patients: a participatory design

Website of this project with newsletters: https://www.utwente.nl/nl/bms/zelfcompassiebijkanker/

Keywords:

Cocreation, self-compassion, mHealth, cancer

Description:

The purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate a low threshold mHealth supported self-compassion intervention to help newly diagnosed cancer patients to improve their self-compassion skills and to help them cope with the emotional challenges of their disease and treatment. The intervention will be integrated in regular oncology-care, and developed in close cooperation with patients and care professionals. To this aim, 7 co-creative, iterative participatory design workshops are conducted. The second purpose is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, technical challenges and psychosocial outcomes of the mHealth intervention in a proof-of-concept study.

Partners:

KWF/ Dutch Cancer Society, UT-Design Lab, Medical Spectrum Twente (MST), University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), the Centre of Shared decision Making and Collaborative Care Research of the Oslo University Hospital.

Duration:

2018-2022

Contact person(s) in the SMHA lab:

Stans Drossaert, Judith Austin