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

Nadine Köhle, Constance H.C. Drossaert, Cornelia F. Van Uden-Kraan, Karlein M.G. Schreurs, Mariët Hagedoorn, Irma M. Verdonck-de Leeuw, Ernst T. 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
Early online date16 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2018


  • cancer
  • distress
  • oncology
  • partner
  • survey study
  • web-based interventions

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