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An online educational tool to promote psychological well-being, optimism, and coping self-efficacy among people living with an ileostomy : a pilot study

Nicholls, Adam; Spiers, Johanna; Simpson, Phil

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Professor Adam Nicholls A.Nicholls@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Psychology/ Leader of the Sport Psychology and Coaching Group

Johanna Spiers

Phil Simpson



Abstract

We assessed an online educational tool designed for people living with an ileostomy. Thirty-nine participants took part in a 10-week online educational tool, which included elements such as happiness profiling, understanding stress and coping, utilising social support, mindfulness skills, and emotional intelligence training. Participants completed questionnaires to assess the effects of the online educational tool on well-being, optimism, and coping self-efficacy at Time 1 (baseline), Time 2 (after the intervention), and Time 3 (three months after completing the online educational tool). Psychological well-being, optimism, use of problem-focused coping self-efficacy, and stop unpleasant emotions and thoughts coping self-efficacy were significantly higher, with large effect sizes, at both Time 2 and Time 3, than Time 1. The online educational tool appears to be a promising time and cost effective method of promoting positive outcomes, although additional testing is required before it could be used in conjunction with existing healthcare treatment.

Citation

Nicholls, A., Spiers, J., & Simpson, P. (2016). An online educational tool to promote psychological well-being, optimism, and coping self-efficacy among people living with an ileostomy : a pilot study. International journal of applied psychology, 6(5), 156-161 . https://doi.org/10.5923/j.ijap.20160605.04

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 11, 2016
Publication Date Oct 26, 2016
Deposit Date Oct 11, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 26, 2016
Journal International journal of applied psychology
Electronic ISSN 2168-5029
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 5
Pages 156-161
DOI https://doi.org/10.5923/j.ijap.20160605.04
Keywords Inflammatory bowel disease; Multi-disciplinary teams; Nursing; Positive psychology; Stoma
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/444041
Publisher URL http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.ijap.20160605.04.html
Copyright Statement © 2016 Scientific & Academic Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY).
Additional Information Copy of article first published in: International journal of applied psychology, 2016, v.6, issue 5

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