Type of assignment
Bachelor's degree (BSc)
Internal or external?
How many students possible?
Own data collection or existing data?
Own data collection
Type of research (qualitative empirical, quantitative empirical, mixed-method, literature review)
In Europe alone, an estimated 4 to 10 per cent of the population suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It is a progressive lung condition that significantly impacts patients' quality of life and life expectancy. The European RE-SAMPLE (Real-time data monitoring for Shared, Adaptive, Multi-domain and Personalised prediction and decision making for Long-term Pulmonary care Ecosystems) project aims to empower these people with COPD in self-care by developing a multidisciplinary, adaptive virtual companionship program and drive structural change in healthcare together with patients, healthcare professionals, scientists, policy makers, and industry.
One task within this RE-SAMPLE project is to assess the acceptance of this virtual companionship program among its stakeholders. To assess this acceptance among people with COPD using this programme in their daily life we drafted, based on recent literature, a questionnaire and interview guide. With both instruments we are aiming to assess barriers and facilitators of daily use of the Virtual companionship programme among COPD patients with CCCs.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an enthusiastic student with a background in health science, movement science, physiotherapy, technical medicine or affinity with the evaluation of personalized health technology or the target population. Speaking Dutch is required as conduction the semi-structured interviews is your main task together with analyzing the questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods is a nice to have, but not necessary. The interviews will be planned between June and August 2024. The questionnaires will be sent out the end of August 2024. In addition, for the duration of the bachelor project, you will be part of the RE-SAMPLE consortium.
RE-SAMPLE team UT
Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink, PhD
Roessingh Research and Development
University of Twente, BSS Department