Research on the Yucelmethod

The Trimbos Insitute will be doing research on the Yucelmethod with a grant from the Agis Health Innovation Fund. The application has been made together with Mehmet Yucel and others involved.

Project premises
In the last few years, many health organisations have shown interest in the Yucelmethod. Through its visual, non-medical approach the method seems to meet the need to provide aid in a less linguistic, abstract yet more empowering way. The Yucelmethod is ready for the next step. More and more institutions have been trained in the method or shown interest in it. The method is being received with much enthusiasm. However, to continue the implementation, it is important to create a better understanding of the process and the results of the method. What are the experiences of care users and professionals (hereinafter referred to as supporters)? What are success factors and bottlenecks in practice? And does the method really lead to more insight, empowerment, self-management and initiative? In choosing support methods organizations are increasingly considering the extent to which an intervention is substantiated and tested for effectiveness.

To boost the implementation of the Yucelmethode, the following components of this project will be carried out:
- An evaluation process in which attention is paid to content, experiences, success factors and bottlenecks in implementation of the Yucelmethod;
- A pilot study to get an idea of the results to help buyers and supporters;
- Meetings for supporters aimed at sharing experiences and model faithful implementation.

Outcomes of the project can be used by implementing organizations to improve their operating procedure, and to enable the method to be applied properly. For the developers, the outcomes give relevant information for further development and further support and implementation of the Yucelmethod.

The duration is 10 months: from November 1, 2016 until August 31, 2017. Phase 1 is conducted in the period November to January. In February, the pilot starts. In order to let a sufficient amount of care users participate, Phase 2 will run until June. July and August will be used for analysis, final report and submission to the Accreditation Route Effective Interventions.

There is still space for institutions to participate in the research. For more information, please contact the researchers: Caroline Place ( or Anneke van Wamel (