Intent to use a web-based psychological intervention for partners of cancer patients: Associated factors and preferences

Nadine Köhle (Corresponding Author), Constance H.C. Drossaert, Cornelia F. Van Uden-Kraan, Karlein Maria Gertrudis Schreurs, Mariët Hagedoorn, Irma Verdonck-de Leeuw, Ernst Thomas Bohlmeijer

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This study examined partners of cancer patients intention to use a web-based psychological intervention, their preferences regarding its preconditions, functionalities and topics, and factors related to their intention. One hundred and sixty-eight partners completed a questionnaire about these aspects. Forty-eight percent of the partners would (maybe) make use of a web-based intervention. Partners who intended to participate were significantly younger, used the Internet more often, and perceived more caregiver strain. Most partners preferred an intervention that takes less than 1 hour/week, lasts five weeks or more, and contains information and peer support. Half of the partners would like to receive online guidance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-221
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of psychosocial oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2018



  • UT-Hybrid-D
  • Distress
  • Oncology
  • Partner
  • Survey study
  • Web-based intervention
  • Cancer

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