Blended smoking cessation counseling in the MST hospital of Enschede: a study of the level of adherence, determinants of adherence, and impact of adherence on outcomes
Type of assignment: BA
Internal or external?: External, Hospital Medisch Spectrum Twente , Enschede
Maximum number of students: 2
Individual collecting of data? Yes (from existing registrations)
Type of research: quantitative
Description of the assignment:
The MST has been offering protocolled face-to-face smoking cessation counseling for several years. To further improve both efficacy and patient-centeredness, this intervention has recently been redesigned as a blended care intervention by integrating the RokendeBaas.nl online quit program by Tactus Addiction Treatment into the face-to-face protocol.
In this thesis the adherence of patients using this novel Blended Smoking Cessation Treatment (BSCT) is compared to the adherence in the face-to-face modality. For this analysis existing data from patient files (emails between counselor and patient, logdata, etc) will be collected. For the BSCT participants this has already been done in a previous thesis. This thesis will add the data from the face-to-face group (treatment-as-usual, or TAU) to this database.
This thesis will allow a direct comparison of adherence between BSCT and TAU. Moreover, the impact of adherence on treatment outcomes will be explored, as well as an analysis of predictors of adherence.
All analyses will be primarily quantitative in nature (the RCT contains more than 300 patients).
Who are we looking for?:
two (B) thesis students with:
- Interest in the domain of ehealth (in hospital setting, combined with addiction care)
- Sufficient skill in Dutch language (to read patient dossiers)
What do we offering?:
A position with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with working in both a clinical hospital setting and an addiction care institute, and learn about the principles of blended care
Lutz Siemer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marcel Pieterse (email@example.com)
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