Fitting (medical) care

Research in the focus area 'Fitting (medical) care' generates scientific knowledge that contributes to evidence-based medicine (EBM) and evidence-based practice (EBP), allowing doctors and other healthcare professionals to integrate new and up-to-date knowledge with their clinical expertise and the preferences of clients and their families. The research focuses on stopping unnecessary (medical) interventions, but also on improving care and identifying factors that affect quality of life and quality of dying.

Current research

Navigating Crisis: Appropriate Care for People with Dementia in Times of Distress

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HIP CARE: Inventarisation of Prognostic factors and their Contribution towards Rehabilitation in older Persons

The HIP CARE study: prognostic factors for successful rehabilitation after hip fracture.

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A research on the barriers and facilitators of the intervention of non-pharmacological treatments for pain in elderly with dementia living in a nursing home.

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ENACT study - Developing a toolkit for best practices for offering mEaNingful ACTivities to nursing home residents with dementia in the Netherlands

In co-creation with healthcare professionals, family, and volunteers, a toolkit will be developed with 'best practices' to support caregivers when choosing and performing meaningful activities for people with severe dementia living in Dutch nursing homes.

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Attempts to CONTrol the END of life in people with dementia: Two-level approach to examine controversies (CONT-END)

The CONT-END programme is funded by the European Research Council (ERC; Consolidator Grant agreement ID 771483) and comprises three Work Packages: 1. Perspectives on what types of care are acceptable at the end of life for patients with dementia 2. Effects of advance care planning in dementia 3. Decisions in end-of-life care research

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Pain in aphasia

The aim of this research project is to investigate how to measure pain in persons with aphasia in a valid and reliable manner when patients are unable to self-report.

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The DANTON Study: Discontinuation of Antihypertensive Treatment in Older people with dementia living in a Nursing home

The DANTON study investigates whether a gradual increase of blood pressure by discontinuing antihypertensive treatment reduces NPS and improves quality of life. Furthermore, the effects on cognitive function, care dependency, psychotropic medication use, falls and cardiovascular safety will be assessed.

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Maintaining meaningful activities of persons with dementia in transition from home to nursing home

Meaningful activities are important for the quality of life of persons with dementia. Many different factors influence the maintenance of meaningful activities. This project aims to investigate how persons with dementia and their informal caregivers can be supported in maintaining meaningful activities. We focus specifically on the transition from home to nursing home.

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NeAR - Neglect Assessment in geriatric Rehabilitation

In the NeAR study we examine the prevalence, impact, and severity of visuospatial neglect in geriatric rehabilitation, as well as the consequences of neglect in activities and community participation after geriatric rehabilitation.

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