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Online training voor het verbeteren van de mentale conditie

Van effect naar impact

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De meeste mensen weten wel wat ze (zouden) moeten doen om gezond te blijven: iedere dag een half uurtje bewegen, gezond eten, niet roken en niet teveel alcohol drinken. Voor onze mentale gezondheid is dit minder duidelijk. Of niet? Psyfit.nl is een online zelfhulpcursus waarmee de mentale conditie wordt getraind. Via een zestal ‘mental fitness’ principes, zoals het richting geven aan je leven, stimuleren van positieve emoties en leven in het hier en nu, werken mensen aan hun welbevinden en veerkracht wat tezamen de mentale conditie bepaalt. 1 Door de oefeningen, tests en tips krijgen deelnemers inzicht in hun krachten en mogelijkheden om met het leven van alledag om te gaan (zie box 1 Onderdelen in Psyfit.nl en Figuur 1 Screenshot).

Abstract

Online training to improve mental fitness - From effectiveness to impact Psyfit.nl (‘‘mental fitness online’’) is a fully automated self-help intervention aimed at improving well-being. The intervention is based on the emerging field of positive psychology in which tools aimed at flourishing and positive functioning are being developed and evaluated. The combination of positive psychology and technology offers synergetic opportunities: both intent to engage and empower large groups of people (‘positive technology’). In a randomized controlled trial, the intervention was found to be effective in the enhancement of wellbeing and reduction of depression and anxiety symptoms. Psyfit is currently being put into practice. Different ways to disseminate and implement the intervention in order to improve the uptake and adherence are being explored.

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Linda Bolier, Trimbos-instituut, Da Costakade 45, 3521 VS Utrecht, tel. 030-2959352, tel. 06-52512810, e-mail: lbolier@trimbos.nl

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Bolier, L., Haverman, M., Bohlmeijer, E. et al. Online training voor het verbeteren van de mentale conditie. Tijds. gezondheids.wetenschappen 93, 55–57 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12508-015-0024-8

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Keywords:

  • eHealth
  • internet
  • wellbeing
  • positive psychology
  • effectiveness
  • implementation