Koen Milisen

Summary

Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation of a nurse-led multifactorial intervention protocol for risk screening and assessment of fall problems among community-dwelling older persons: a pilot-study
    K Milisen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 4th Floor, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Nutr Health Aging 10:446-52. 2006
  2. pmc Restraint use in home care: a qualitative study from a nursing perspective
    Kristien Scheepmans
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 4th Floor, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Geriatr 14:17. 2014
  3. pmc Fall incidents unraveled: a series of 26 video-based real-life fall events in three frail older persons
    Ellen Vlaeyen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Geriatr 13:103. 2013
  4. pmc The interRAI Acute Care instrument incorporated in an eHealth system for standardized and web-based geriatric assessment: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the acute hospital setting
    Els Devriendt
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 4th Floor, Leuven, 3000, Belgium
    BMC Geriatr 13:90. 2013
  5. pmc Improving recognition of delirium in clinical practice: a call for action
    Andrew Teodorczuk
    Institute for Ageing and Health, Campus for Vitality, Newcastle University, Newcastle Tyne, England, UK
    BMC Geriatr 12:55. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Feasibility of implementing a practice guideline for fall prevention on geriatric wards: a multicentre study
    Koen Milisen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 4th Floor, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:495-507. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Fall prediction according to nurses' clinical judgment: differences between medical, surgical, and geriatric wards
    Koen Milisen
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1115-21. 2012
  8. pmc Falls and consequent injuries in hospitalized patients: effects of an interdisciplinary falls prevention program
    Rene Schwendimann
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Bernoullistrasse 28, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:69. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Nursing staff attitudes of hip protector use in long-term care, and differences in characteristics between adherent and non-adherent residents: a survey and observational study
    Koen Milisen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:193-203. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Use of a fall prevention practice guideline for community-dwelling older persons at risk for falling: a feasibility study
    Koen Milisen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Gerontology 55:169-78. 2009

Detail Information

Publications65

  1. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation of a nurse-led multifactorial intervention protocol for risk screening and assessment of fall problems among community-dwelling older persons: a pilot-study
    K Milisen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 4th Floor, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Nutr Health Aging 10:446-52. 2006
    ..However, further investigation to increase compliance with recommendations and more insight in the GP's role relating to the management of patients at risk for falls is needed...
  2. pmc Restraint use in home care: a qualitative study from a nursing perspective
    Kristien Scheepmans
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 4th Floor, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Geriatr 14:17. 2014
    ..Despite the growing demand for home care and preliminary evidence suggesting that the use of restraint is common practice in home care, research about restraint use in this setting is scarce...
  3. pmc Fall incidents unraveled: a series of 26 video-based real-life fall events in three frail older persons
    Ellen Vlaeyen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Geriatr 13:103. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc The interRAI Acute Care instrument incorporated in an eHealth system for standardized and web-based geriatric assessment: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the acute hospital setting
    Els Devriendt
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 4th Floor, Leuven, 3000, Belgium
    BMC Geriatr 13:90. 2013
    ..The purpose of the study is to evaluate the (dis)advantages of the implementation of the interRAI Acute Care instrument as a comprehensive geriatric assessment instrument in an acute hospital context...
  5. pmc Improving recognition of delirium in clinical practice: a call for action
    Andrew Teodorczuk
    Institute for Ageing and Health, Campus for Vitality, Newcastle University, Newcastle Tyne, England, UK
    BMC Geriatr 12:55. 2012
    ..At an organisational level, reflecting socio-cultural attitudes, barriers include a low strategic and financial priority and the fact that delirium is an orphan condition falling between specialties...
  6. doi request reprint Feasibility of implementing a practice guideline for fall prevention on geriatric wards: a multicentre study
    Koen Milisen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 4th Floor, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:495-507. 2013
    ..About 40% of all adverse events in hospital are falls, but only about one in three Belgian hospitals have a fall prevention policy in place. The implementation of a national practice guideline is urgently needed...
  7. doi request reprint Fall prediction according to nurses' clinical judgment: differences between medical, surgical, and geriatric wards
    Koen Milisen
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1115-21. 2012
    ..To assess the value of nurses' clinical judgment (NCJ) in predicting hospital inpatient falls...
  8. pmc Falls and consequent injuries in hospitalized patients: effects of an interdisciplinary falls prevention program
    Rene Schwendimann
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Bernoullistrasse 28, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:69. 2006
    ..Consequently, various hospital falls prevention programs have been implemented in the last decades. However, most of the programs had no sustained effects on falls reduction over extended periods of time...
  9. doi request reprint Nursing staff attitudes of hip protector use in long-term care, and differences in characteristics between adherent and non-adherent residents: a survey and observational study
    Koen Milisen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:193-203. 2011
    ..A major problem in studying the effectiveness of hip protectors is residents' poor adherence. In nursing homes, adherence is dependent not only on the resident, but also on staff knowledge of and attitudes about hip protectors...
  10. doi request reprint Use of a fall prevention practice guideline for community-dwelling older persons at risk for falling: a feasibility study
    Koen Milisen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Gerontology 55:169-78. 2009
    ..To ensure a uniform and evidence-based approach, a practice guideline was developed for fall prevention in community-dwelling older persons at risk for falls...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cognitive assessment and differentiating the 3 Ds (dementia, depression, delirium)
    Koen Milisen
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Nurs Clin North Am 41:1-22, v. 2006
    ..Further, an overview of epidemiological screening and diagnostic dilemmas of dementia, depression, and deliriumare provided...
  12. doi request reprint The evolving professional nursing self-image of students in baccalaureate programs: a cross-sectional survey
    Koen Milisen
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 47:688-98. 2010
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  13. ncbi request reprint Fall prediction in inpatients by bedside nurses using the St. Thomas's Risk Assessment Tool in Falling Elderly Inpatients (STRATIFY) instrument: a multicenter study
    Koen Milisen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Department for Geriatric Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:725-33. 2007
    ..To assess the predictive value of the St. Thomas's Risk Assessment Tool in Falling Elderly Inpatients (STRATIFY) instrument, a simple fall-risk assessment tool, when administered at a patient's hospital bedside by nurses...
  14. ncbi request reprint Multicomponent intervention strategies for managing delirium in hospitalized older people: systematic review
    Koen Milisen
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research and Department of Geriatrics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 52:79-90. 2005
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to determine the characteristics and efficacy of various multicomponent intervention strategies for delirium in hospitalized older people...
  15. ncbi request reprint Work environment and workforce problems: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of hospital nurses in Belgium
    Koen Milisen
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35, B 3000, Leuven, Belgium Division of Geriatrics, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 43:745-54. 2006
    ..This study investigated Belgian hospital nurses' perceptions on work environment and workforce issues, quality of care, job satisfaction and professional decision making...
  16. doi request reprint Impact of clinical leadership development on the clinical leader, nursing team and care-giving process: a case study
    Bernadette Dierckx de Casterle
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Nurs Manag 16:753-63. 2008
    ..This study explored the dynamics related to a leadership development programme and their impact on the clinical leader, the nursing team and the care-giving process...
  17. doi request reprint Preventing delirium in older adults with recent hip fracture through multidisciplinary geriatric consultation
    Mieke Deschodt
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:733-9. 2012
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  18. pmc Psychometric properties of the Flemish translation of the NEECHAM Confusion Scale
    Koen Milisen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Psychiatry 5:16. 2005
    ..This study determined the reliability, validity and diagnostic value of the Flemish translation of the NEECHAM Confusion Scale...
  19. doi request reprint Convergent validity of the Cognitive Performance Scale of the interRAI acute care and the mini-mental state examination
    Nathalie I H Wellens
    Department of Public Health, Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:636-45. 2013
    ..We evaluated the performance of the interRAI Acute Care in identifying cognitive impairment among patients hospitalized on acute geriatric wards...
  20. ncbi request reprint Translating fall incidence data into fall-preventive measures in geriatric wards--a survey in Belgian hospitals
    Joke Coussement
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Gerontology 55:398-404. 2009
    ..For this reason, the College of Geriatrics, a body funded by the Belgian Government to set up quality improvement initiatives in geriatric wards, selected 'Fall prevention in Belgian hospitals' as a quality project for the year 2006...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prediction of functional decline in older hospitalized patients: a comparative multicenter study of three screening tools
    Mieke Deschodt
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Aging Clin Exp Res 23:421-6. 2011
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Effect of an inpatient geriatric consultation team on functional outcome, mortality, institutionalization, and readmission rate in older adults with hip fracture: a controlled trial
    Mieke Deschodt
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1299-308. 2011
    ..To evaluate the effect of an inpatient geriatric consultation team (IGCT) on end points of interest in people with hip fracture: length of stay, functional status, mortality, new nursing home admission, and hospital readmission...
  23. doi request reprint Clinical changes in older adults during hospitalization: responsiveness of the interRAI acute care instrument
    Nathalie I H Wellens
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:799-804. 2013
    ..To evaluate the responsiveness of the Minimum Data Set interRAI Acute Care (AC), a comprehensive geriatric assessment system, to detect clinical changes in patient status during hospital stays...
  24. ncbi request reprint Screening for risk of readmission of patients aged 65 years and above after discharge from the emergency department: predictive value of four instruments
    Philip Moons
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 14:315-23. 2007
    ..To compare the abilities of four different screening tools to predict return visits of older persons after they have been discharged from the emergency department (ED)...
  25. doi request reprint Pharmacologic pain treatment in a multidisciplinary pain center: do patients adhere to the prescription of the physician?
    Susan Broekmans
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Clin J Pain 26:81-6. 2010
    ..In chronic noncancer pain, medication is often used as an important cornerstone of the treatment. Studies on medication nonadherence in this population, however, are scarce...
  26. ncbi request reprint The professional self-image of nurses in Belgian hospitals: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey
    Kaat Siebens
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 43:71-82. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Tasks performance by registered nurses and care assistants in nursing homes: a quantitative comparison of survey data
    Louis Paquay
    Department of General Practice, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 44:1459-67. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Screening for risk of unplanned readmission in older patients admitted to hospital: predictive accuracy of three instruments
    Tom Braes
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Aging Clin Exp Res 22:345-51. 2010
    ..We compared the predictive accuracy of the Identification of Seniors at Risk (ISAR), the Flemish version of the Triage Risk Screening Tool (TRST) and Variable Indicative of Placement risk (VIP) in assessing unplanned readmissions...
  29. doi request reprint The Leuven questionnaire on patient knowledge of chemotherapy (L-PaKC): instrument development and psychometric evaluation
    Annemarie Coolbrandt
    Department of Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 17:465-73. 2013
    ..Today, up-to-date and valid instruments for evaluating patient knowledge on chemotherapy are unavailable. Hence, our aim was to develop a valid instrument to assess patients' knowledge on chemotherapy...
  30. doi request reprint Content validity and internal consistency of the Dutch translation of the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire: an observational study
    Els Devriendt
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:327-37. 2012
    ..The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire is a validated, widely used instrument to investigate multiple dimensions of safety climate at the clinical level in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings...
  31. pmc Translation and adaption of the interRAI Suite to local requirements in Belgian hospitals
    Nathalie I H Wellens
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Kapucijnenvoer 35 PB 7001 4, B 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Geriatr 12:53. 2012
    ..Our aim in this study was to translate and adapt the interRAI AC to the Belgian hospital context, where it can be used together with the interRAI Home Care (HC) and the interRAI Long Term Care Facility (LTCF)...
  32. doi request reprint Interrater reliability of the interRAI Acute Care (interRAI AC)
    Nathalie I H Wellens
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, Box 7001, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 55:165-72. 2012
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  33. ncbi request reprint Validity of the interRAI Acute Care based on test content: a multi-center study
    Nathalie I H Wellens
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 PB 7001, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Aging Clin Exp Res 23:476-86. 2011
    ..The MDS inter- RAI Acute Care is a comprehensive geriatric assessment tool for hospitalized older persons. The aim was to examine its validity based on test content by use in daily clinical practice...
  34. doi request reprint The effectiveness of inpatient geriatric evaluation and management units: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Katleen Van Craen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:83-92. 2010
    ..To examine how geriatric evaluation and management units (GEMUs) are organized and to examine the effectiveness of admission on a GEMU...
  35. doi request reprint Determinants of medication underuse and medication overuse in patients with chronic non-malignant pain: a multicenter study
    Susan Broekmans
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 47:1408-17. 2010
    ..In patients with chronic non-malignant pain, medication non-adherence ranges between 8% and 53%. Two types of non-adherence can be identified: underuse and overuse of pain medication...
  36. pmc Impact of geriatric consultation teams on clinical outcome in acute hospitals: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mieke Deschodt
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Med 11:48. 2013
    ..This review and meta-analysis aims to determine the impact of inpatient geriatric consultation teams on clinical outcomes of interest in older adults...
  37. doi request reprint Changes in balance, functional performance and fall risk following whole body vibration training and vitamin D supplementation in institutionalized elderly women. A 6 month randomized controlled trial
    An Bogaerts
    Division of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Gait Posture 33:466-72. 2011
    ..WBV training on top of vitamin D supplementation provided an added benefit with regard to walking, TUG performance, and endurance capacity...
  38. doi request reprint Methods to assess the validity of the interRAI Acute Care: a framework to guide clinimetric testing
    Nathalie I H Wellens
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:296-306. 2012
    ..For each line of evidence, examples of hypotheses and research questions were summarized. Future clinimetric testing can use these guidelines as a basis to obtain and provide a wide and diverse body of evidence...
  39. ncbi request reprint Detection of delirium by bedside nurses using the confusion assessment method
    Joke Lemiengre
    Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Cahtolic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:685-9. 2006
    ..Given these results, additional education about delirium with special attention to guided training of bedside nurses in the use of an assessment strategy such as the CAM for the recognition of delirium symptoms is warranted...
  40. ncbi request reprint Implementation of discharge management for geriatric patients at risk of readmission or institutionalization
    Els Steeman
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:352-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether implementation of discharge management by trained social workers or nurses reduces hospital readmissions and institutionalizations of geriatric patients in a real-world setting...
  41. doi request reprint Gerontological care in nursing education programmes
    Mieke Deschodt
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 66:139-48. 2010
    ..This paper is a report of a study conducted to identify the coverage of gerontological care in baccalaureate nursing education programmes...
  42. doi request reprint Once-yearly zoledronic acid in older men compared with women with recent hip fracture
    Steven Boonen
    Center for Musculoskeletal Research, Leuven University, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2084-90. 2011
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  43. ncbi request reprint Interventions for preventing falls in acute- and chronic-care hospitals: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Joke Coussement
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:29-36. 2008
    ..To determine the characteristics and the effectiveness of hospital fall prevention programs...
  44. ncbi request reprint Geriatrics on the run: rationale, implementation, and preliminary findings of a Belgian internal liaison team
    Tom Braes
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Clin Belg 64:384-92. 2009
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  45. ncbi request reprint The Strain of Care for Delirium Index: a new instrument to assess nurses' strain in caring for patients with delirium
    Koen Milisen
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 41:775-83. 2004
    ..51%. Preliminary psychometric evaluation of the SCDI supported content validity, internal consistency and construct validity; however additional psychometric evaluation is warranted...
  46. doi request reprint The Leuven questionnaire for Patient Self-care during Chemotherapy (L-PaSC): instrument development and psychometric evaluation
    Annemarie Coolbrandt
    Department of Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 17:275-83. 2013
    ..However, self-care during chemotherapy not only concerns symptom self-management. The aim of this study was to develop a valid instrument to assess patient self-care during chemotherapy...
  47. doi request reprint Implementation of inpatient geriatric consultation teams and geriatric resource nurses in acute hospitals: a national survey study
    Mieke Deschodt
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:842-9. 2012
    ..Despite the lack of clear evidence that these teams are effective, they were rated highly relevant and introduced in Belgian hospitals in 2007...
  48. ncbi request reprint Is anaemia a risk factor for delirium in an acute geriatric population?
    Etienne Joosten
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University Hospitals K U Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Gerontology 52:382-5. 2006
    ..Delirium is a common clinical problem in elderly patients. We aim to investigate whether anaemia is a risk factor for delirium in a hospitalized geriatric population...
  49. doi request reprint Immediate versus delayed self-reporting of symptoms and side effects during chemotherapy: does timing matter?
    Annemarie Coolbrandt
    Department of Oncology Hematology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 15:130-6. 2011
    ..Accurate insight into toxicity symptoms during chemotherapy is essential so that nurses and doctors can assess therapeutic tolerance and adjust supportive care accordingly...
  50. doi request reprint Characteristics and effectiveness of complex nursing interventions aimed at reducing symptom burden in adult patients treated with chemotherapy: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Annemarie Coolbrandt
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Department of Oncology Nursing, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium Electronic address
    Int J Nurs Stud 51:495-510. 2014
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to describe the characteristics and evaluate the effectiveness of complex nursing interventions that target multiple symptoms in patients receiving chemotherapy...
  51. doi request reprint Methods to assess the reliability of the interRAI Acute Care: a framework to guide clinimetric testing. Part II
    Nathalie I H Wellens
    Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:822-7. 2012
    ..The objective was to present an overview of methods to examine the reliability of the interRAI Acute Care. For each line of evidence, examples of hypotheses and research questions are listed...
  52. ncbi request reprint Is preoperative anxiety and depression associated with onset of delirium after cardiac surgery in older patients? A prospective cohort study
    Elke Detroyer
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2278-84. 2008
    ..To investigate the prevalence of preoperative anxiety and depressive symptoms and their relationship with the occurrence of postcardiac delirium and to describe the evolution of these symptoms from preoperative admission until discharge...
  53. pmc Calcium and vitamin d supplementation in men
    Evelien Gielen
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Leuven University Hospital, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Osteoporos 2011:875249. 2011
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  54. doi request reprint Osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture occurrence and prevention in the elderly: a geriatric perspective
    Steven Boonen
    Leuven University Centre for Metabolic Bone Disease and Division of Geriatric Medicine, UZ Leuven Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 22:765-85. 2008
    ..Falls prevention is an essential component of any strategy for decreasing fracture risk in old age. Currently, senile osteoporosis is under-diagnosed and under-treated, but age should not be a barrier to intervention...
  55. doi request reprint Mealtime care on a geriatric- psychiatric ward from the perspective of the caregivers: a qualitative case study design
    Els Bryon
    Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Catholic University of Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer, Leuven, Belgium
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 29:471-94. 2008
    ..Nevertheless, they experience internal conflict when it comes to certain significant problem areas in their search for a balance between the functional-organizational approach and the patient-oriented approach...
  56. pmc Prevalence of frailty and its ability to predict in hospital delirium, falls, and 6-month mortality in hospitalized older patients
    Etienne Joosten
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Geriatr 14:1. 2014
    ..Aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of frailty and to determine the extent that frailty predicts delirium, falls and mortality in hospitalized older patients...
  57. doi request reprint Detection of delirium in palliative care unit patients: a prospective descriptive study of the Delirium Observation Screening Scale administered by bedside nurses
    Elke Detroyer
    1Department of Public Health and Primary Care, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Palliat Med 28:79-86. 2014
    ..The Delirium Observation Screening Scale (DOS) is designed to detect delirium by nurses' observations and has shown good psychometric properties. Its use in palliative care unit patients has not been studied...
  58. ncbi request reprint Documentation of delirium in elderly patients with hip fracture
    Koen Milisen
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Medicine, Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 4th Floor, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Gerontol Nurs 28:23-9. 2002
    ..2% annoying behavior). Both medical and nursing records showed poor documentation and under-diagnosis of delirium. However, a correct diagnosis and early recognition of delirium may enhance the management of this syndrome...
  59. doi request reprint Medication adherence in patients with chronic non-malignant pain: is there a problem?
    Susan Broekmans
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 13:115-23. 2009
    ..This review highlights some important gaps in the adherence literature in a chronic non-malignant pain population and sets the stage for future research...
  60. doi request reprint Sequential therapy in the treatment of osteoporosis
    Steven Boonen
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, and Division of Geriatric Medicine, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Med Res Opin 27:1149-55. 2011
    ..To review the clinical data in the sequential use of antiresorptive and anabolic agents for the treatment of osteoporosis...
  61. doi request reprint Incidence and risk factors for pressure ulcers in the intensive care unit
    Nele Nijs
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 18:1258-66. 2009
    ..To determine the incidence of pressure ulcers occurring at least 48 hours after admission and risk factors for pressure ulcers grade 2-4 in a long-stay surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) population...
  62. ncbi request reprint [Falls among community-dwelling elderly: a pilot study of prevalence, circumstances and consequences in Flanders]
    Koen Milisen
    Centrum voor Ziekenhuis en Verplegingswetenschap, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 35:15-20. 2004
    ..We conclude that there is an urgent need to develop and implement preventive measures as well as multidisciplinary strategies to identify, assess and target high-risk persons for falling...
  63. ncbi request reprint Fall prevention in a Swiss acute care hospital setting Reducing multiple falls
    Rene Schwendimann
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, and Division of Clinical Nursing Science, University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland
    J Gerontol Nurs 32:13-22. 2006
    ..The prolonged mean time to a first fall in a subgroup of fallers in the intervention group may indicate an increased awareness of the nurses and the appropriateness of the interventions used...
  64. ncbi request reprint Falls and fractures in postmenopausal women: a review
    Piet Geusens
    Biomedical Research Institute, Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    J Br Menopause Soc 9:101-6. 2003
    ..Prospective studies are needed to evaluate whether a combined bone- and fall-directed therapy can further decrease the risk for fractures in patients with low bone density and an increased fall risk...
  65. ncbi request reprint Urgent need for leadership in nursing care for older persons
    Koen Milisen
    Appl Nurs Res 19:171-2; discussion 172. 2006