Ilona Punt (Onderzoeker); Bart Bongers (Onderzoeker); Christel van Beijsterveld (Onderzoeker); Erik H.J. Hulzebos (Onderzoeker); Jaap J. Dronkers (Lid Lectoraat); Nico L.U. Meeteren (Onderzoeker)
Surgery aims to improve a patient’s medical condition.
However, surgery is a major life event with the risk
of negative consequences, like peri- and postoperative
complications, prolonged hospitalization and delayed recovery
of physical functioning. One of the major common
side effects, functional …
Irene Drubbel; Mattijs E. Numans; Nienke Bleijenberg; Marieke J. Schuurmans (Lector); Hester ten Dam; Niek J. de Wit; Nicolaas P.A. Zuithoff
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of a proactive primary care program on the daily functioning of
older people in primary care.
DESIGN: Single-blind, three-arm, cluster-randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up.
SETTING: Primary care setting, 39 general practices in the Netherlands.
I.J. Korfage; B.J. Hammes; J. Severijnen; S. Polinder; A. van der Heide; A. Overbeek; F.E. Witkamp (Docent); E. Hansen - van der Meer; L.J. Jabbarian; P. Billekens; S.J. Swart; J.A.C. Rietjens
Background: Currently, health care and medical decision-making at the end of life for older people are often
insufficiently patient-centred. In this trial we study the effects of Advance Care Planning (ACP), a formalised process of timely communication about care preferences at the end of life, …
J. van Hoof (Associate Lector); H. Verbeek; B.M. Janssen (Docent); A. Eijkelenboom; S.L. Molony; E. Felix; K.A. Nieboer (Docent); E.L.M. Zwerts-Verhelst (Docent); J.J.W.M. Sijstermans; E.J.M. Wouters (Lector)
The sense of home of nursing home residents is a multifactorial phenomenon which is important for the quality of living. This purpose of this study is to investigate the factors influencing the sense of home of older adults residing in the nursing home from the perspective of residents, relatives …
Sarah Willard (Onderzoeker); Ger Cremers (Onderzoeker); Yan Ping Man (Onderzoeker); Erik van Rossum (Onderzoeker); Marieke Spreeuwenberg (Onderzoeker); Luc de Witte (Onderzoeker)
Background: Recent transitions in long-term care in the Netherlands have major consequences for community- dwelling older adults. A new paradigm expects them to manage and arrange their own care and support as much as possible. Technology can support this shift. A study has been conducted to explore …
Nienke O. Kuk; Mirre den Ouden; G. A. Rixt Zijlstra; Jan P.H. Hamers; Gertrudis L.J.M. Kempen; Gerrie J.J.W. Bours (Lid Lectoraat)
Nursing home residents are mainly inactive. Nursing staff can encourage residents to perform functional activities during daily care activities. This study examines 1) the extent to which nursing staff perceive that they encourage functional activity in nursing home residents and 2) the …
van Rijn, Marjon; Suijker, Jacqueline J.; Bol, Wietske; Hoff, Eva; ter Riet, Gerben; de Rooij, Sophia E.; Moll van Charante, Eric P.; Buurman, Bianca M.
OBJECTIVES: to study (i) the prevalence of geriatric conditions in community-dwelling older persons at increased risk of functional decline and (ii) the extent to which older persons recognise comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)-identified conditions as relevant problems. METHODS: trained registered …
Bunt, Steven; O'Caoimh, Rónán; Krijnen, Wim; Molloy, D. William; Goodijk, Geert-Pieter; van der Schans, Cees; Hobbelen, Hans
BACKGROUND: Differentiating mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from dementia is important, as treatment options differ. There are few short (<5 min) but accurate screening tools that discriminate between MCI, normal cognition (NC) and dementia, in the Dutch language. The Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment …
Bielderman, Annemiek; van der Schans, Cees; van Lieshout, M.R.; de Greef, Mathieu; Boersma, F.; Krijnen, Wim; Steverink, N.
BACKGROUND: Due to the rapidly increasing number of older people worldwide, the prevalence of frailty among older adults is expected to escalate in coming decades. It is crucial to recognize early onset symptoms to initiate specific preventive care. Therefore, early detection of frailty with appropriate …
Anna Beurskens (Lector); Linda op het Veld (Lid Lectoraat); KlaasJan Hajema; Erik van Rossum (Lector); Henrica de Vet; Gertrudis Kempen
The population ageing in most Western countries leads to a larger number of frail older people. These frail people are at an increased risk of negative health outcomes, such as functional decline, falls, institutionalisation and mortality. Many approaches are available for identifying frailty …
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