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Authors: Becker, Jan
Beutel, Manfred E.
Gerzymisch, Katharina
Schulz, Dirk
Siepmann, Martin
Knickenberg, Rudolf J.
Schmädeke, Stefan
Ferdinand, Peter
Zwerenz, Rüdiger
Title: Evaluation of a video-based Internet intervention as preparation for inpatient psychosomatic rehabilitation : study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Online publication date: 13-Oct-2022
Year of first publication: 2016
Language: english
Abstract: Background Patients’ treatment expectations are a key factor in psychotherapy. Several studies have linked higher expectations to better treatment success. Therefore, we want to evaluate the impact of a targeted video-based intervention on patients’ expectations and the treatment success of inpatient rehabilitation. Methods/design All patients who will be referred to inpatient psychosomatic rehabilitation in three clinics will receive a study flyer with information about how to log in to the study platform together with the usual clinic information leaflet. Patients will receive the study information and informed consent upon login and will be randomized into the intervention or the control group. The intervention group (n = 394) will get access to our virtual online clinic, containing several videos about inpatient rehabilitation, until their admission to inpatient rehabilitation. The control group (n = 394) will receive no special treatment preparation. Questionnaires will be given at study inclusion (T0), two weeks before admission to (T1), and at the end of (T2) inpatient rehabilitation. The primary outcome is the outcome expectancy measured with the Credibility Expectancy Questionnaire at T1. Secondary outcomes include treatment motivation, mental health, work ability, depression, anxiety, and satisfaction with and usage of the Internet platform. Discussion We expect the intervention group to benefit from the additional preparation concerning their outcome expectancy. If successful, this approach could be used in the future to enhance the efficacy of inpatient rehabilitation.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: Trials
Pages or article number: Art. 287
Publisher: BioMed Central
Publisher place: London
Issue date: 2016
ISSN: 1468-6694
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Publisher DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1417-y
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