Jan P H Hamers

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Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Why do we use physical restraints in the elderly?
    J P H Hamers
    Universiteit Maastricht, Department of Health Care Studies, Section of Nursing Science, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 38:19-25. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Organisational determinants of the use of physical restraints: a multilevel approach
    Anna R Huizing
    Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 65:924-33. 2007
  3. pmc Nursing staff knowledge and beliefs about pain in elderly nursing home residents with dementia
    Sandra M G Zwakhalen
    Department of Health Care and Nursing Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain Res Manag 12:177-84. 2007
  4. pmc Demand of elderly people for residential care: an exploratory study
    P M A van Bilsen
    Department of Health Care Studies, Universiteit Maastricht, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:39. 2006
  5. pmc Long-term consequences of an intensive care unit stay in older critically ill patients: design of a longitudinal study
    Marie Madlen Jeitziner
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Inselspital Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BMC Geriatr 11:52. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Children's pain at home following (adeno) tonsillectomy
    Jan P H Hamers
    Section of Nursing Science, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 6:213-9. 2002
  7. doi request reprint Attitudes of Dutch, German and Swiss nursing staff towards physical restraint use in nursing home residents, a cross-sectional study
    Jan P H Hamers
    Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:248-55. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of physical restraints with cognitively impaired nursing home residents
    Jan P H Hamers
    Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Studies, Section of Nursing Science, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Adv Nurs 45:246-51. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Dementia care redesigned: Effects of small-scale living facilities on residents, their family caregivers, and staff
    Hilde Verbeek
    CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:662-70. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Improving the clinical usefulness of a behavioural pain scale for older people with dementia
    Sandra M G Zwakhalen
    Section of Nursing Science, Department of Health Care Studies, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Adv Nurs 58:493-502. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Why do we use physical restraints in the elderly?
    J P H Hamers
    Universiteit Maastricht, Department of Health Care Studies, Section of Nursing Science, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 38:19-25. 2005
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Organisational determinants of the use of physical restraints: a multilevel approach
    Anna R Huizing
    Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 65:924-33. 2007
    ..Therefore, education and support of nursing staff in caring for psycho-geriatric nursing home residents with poor mobility is recommended to reduce the use of physical restraints in nursing homes...
  3. pmc Nursing staff knowledge and beliefs about pain in elderly nursing home residents with dementia
    Sandra M G Zwakhalen
    Department of Health Care and Nursing Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain Res Manag 12:177-84. 2007
    ..However, even with high pain prevalence rates, nursing home residents are at risk for undertreatment. Knowledge deficits and beliefs among nurses influence staff behaviour in pain assessment and management...
  4. pmc Demand of elderly people for residential care: an exploratory study
    P M A van Bilsen
    Department of Health Care Studies, Universiteit Maastricht, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:39. 2006
    ..Furthermore, the accuracy of the waiting list as a reflection of this demand has been examined...
  5. pmc Long-term consequences of an intensive care unit stay in older critically ill patients: design of a longitudinal study
    Marie Madlen Jeitziner
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Inselspital Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BMC Geriatr 11:52. 2011
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Children's pain at home following (adeno) tonsillectomy
    Jan P H Hamers
    Section of Nursing Science, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 6:213-9. 2002
    ..It was concluded that especially following (adeno)tonsillectomies children suffer clinically significant pain at home and that the management of pain and related problems needs to be clearly improved...
  7. doi request reprint Attitudes of Dutch, German and Swiss nursing staff towards physical restraint use in nursing home residents, a cross-sectional study
    Jan P H Hamers
    Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:248-55. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of physical restraints with cognitively impaired nursing home residents
    Jan P H Hamers
    Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Studies, Section of Nursing Science, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Adv Nurs 45:246-51. 2004
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Dementia care redesigned: Effects of small-scale living facilities on residents, their family caregivers, and staff
    Hilde Verbeek
    CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:662-70. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of small-scale living facilities in dementia care on residents, family caregivers, and staff...
  10. ncbi request reprint Improving the clinical usefulness of a behavioural pain scale for older people with dementia
    Sandra M G Zwakhalen
    Section of Nursing Science, Department of Health Care Studies, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Adv Nurs 58:493-502. 2007
    ..This paper is a description of the process of item reduction as part of the construction of the Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with Limited Ability to Communicate to assess pain in Dutch older nursing home residents with dementia...
  11. doi request reprint A cluster-randomized trial of an educational intervention to reduce the use of physical restraints with psychogeriatric nursing home residents
    Anna R Huizing
    Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1139-48. 2009
    ..To investigate the effects of an educational intervention on the use of physical restraints with psychogeriatric nursing home residents...
  12. doi request reprint Reduction of Belt Restraint Use: Long-Term Effects of the EXBELT Intervention
    Math J M Gulpers
    Department of Health Services Research, School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:107-12. 2013
    ..To assess the long-term effects of the EXBELT intervention program, which was designed to reduce belt restraint use and was found to be effective immediately after implementation, after 24 months...
  13. pmc The effects of small-scale, homelike facilities for older people with dementia on residents, family caregivers and staff: design of a longitudinal, quasi-experimental study
    Hilde Verbeek
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Caphri, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 9:3. 2009
    ..This paper presents the design of a study investigating effects of small-scale living facilities in the Netherlands on residents, family caregivers and nursing staff...
  14. doi request reprint Belt restraint reduction in nursing homes: effects of a multicomponent intervention program
    Math J M Gulpers
    Department of Health Services Research, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2029-36. 2011
    ..To test the effects of a multicomponent intervention program to reduce the use of belt restraints in psychogeriatric nursing homes...
  15. pmc Small-scale, homelike facilities versus regular psychogeriatric nursing home wards: a cross-sectional study into residents' characteristics
    Hilde Verbeek
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:30. 2010
    ..This study explored and compared characteristics of residents with dementia living in small-scale, homelike facilities and regular psychogeriatric wards in nursing homes, focusing on functional status and cognition...
  16. doi request reprint The prevalence of pain in nursing home residents with dementia measured using an observational pain scale
    Sandra M G Zwakhalen
    Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 13:89-93. 2009
    ..Studies on pain and pain prevalence in older people with dementia are limited compared to those on cognitively intact older people. Pain prevalence rates in older people with dementia are estimated to be between 28% and 83%...
  17. doi request reprint Preventing belt restraint use in newly admitted residents in nursing homes: a quasi-experimental study
    Math J M Gulpers
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Services Research, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:1473-9. 2012
    ..EXBELT has been found to decrease belt restraint use but should also be evaluated for its use in preventing restraints...
  18. pmc Short-term effects of an educational intervention on physical restraint use: a cluster randomized trial
    Anna R Huizing
    Department of Health Care Studies, Section of Nursing Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 6:17. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the short-term effects of an educational intervention on the use of physical restraints in psycho-geriatric nursing home residents...
  19. pmc Belt restraint reduction in nursing homes: design of a quasi-experimental study
    Math J M Gulpers
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 10:11. 2010
    ..The overall aim is an effective and feasible intervention that can be employed on a large scale in Dutch nursing homes...
  20. doi request reprint An item response theory-based assessment of the pain assessment checklist for Seniors with Limited Ability to Communicate (PACSLAC)
    Stephanie C van Nispen tot Pannerden
    Department of Methodology and Statistics, Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Pain 10:844-53. 2009
    ..By comparing this item selection with the items selected for PACSLAC-D, one can confirm that certain items are sound indicators of pain, whereas others need some attention (eg, through the training of raters)...
  21. pmc A European study investigating patterns of transition from home care towards institutional dementia care: the protocol of a RightTimePlaceCare study
    Hilde Verbeek
    Department of Health Services Research, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:68. 2012
    ..Additionally, data for economic evaluation purposes are being collected...
  22. doi request reprint Small-scale, homelike facilities in dementia care: a process evaluation into the experiences of family caregivers and nursing staff
    Hilde Verbeek
    CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Health Services Research, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:21-9. 2012
    ..Despite the increase of these facilities, little is known about experiences of family caregivers of residents and nursing staff...
  23. doi request reprint Small, homelike care environments for older people with dementia: a literature review
    Hilde Verbeek
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:252-64. 2009
    ..Insight into their characteristics is vital for theory, planning and implementation of such dementia care settings...
  24. doi request reprint Preventing the use of physical restraints on residents newly admitted to psycho-geriatric nursing home wards: a cluster-randomized trial
    Anna R Huizing
    Department of Health Care Studies, Section of Nursing Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:459-69. 2009
    ..Although there is an urgent need for restraint-free care, the number of randomized clinical trials on preventing or reducing physical restraints has been limited...
  25. ncbi request reprint The psychometric quality and clinical usefulness of three pain assessment tools for elderly people with dementia
    Sandra M G Zwakhalen
    Department of Health Care Studies, Section of Nursing Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Pain 126:210-20. 2006
    ..58-.80). Findings of this study provide evidence of validity and reliability of the three pain assessment scales. Now that a pain scale is available, future studies also need to focus on its implementation in nursing practice...
  26. doi request reprint Systematic pain assessment using an observational scale in nursing home residents with dementia: exploring feasibility and applied interventions
    Sandra M G Zwakhalen
    Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Nurs 21:3009-17. 2012
    ..To investigate the feasibility of regular pain assessment using an observational scale in nursing home residents with dementia and; determine interventions applied after diagnosing possible pain...
  27. pmc The prevalence and management of heart failure in Dutch nursing homes; design of a multi-centre cross-sectional study
    Mariëlle Amj Daamen
    Department of Health Services Research, School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 12:29. 2012
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Process Evaluation of a Multicomponent Intervention Program (EXBELT) to Reduce Belt Restraints in Nursing Homes
    Michel H C Bleijlevens
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Services Research, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:599-604. 2013
    ..The aim was to assess the feasibility and ascertain suggestions for optimization of the EXBELT program...
  29. pmc Pain in elderly people with severe dementia: a systematic review of behavioural pain assessment tools
    Sandra M G Zwakhalen
    Department of Health Care Studies, Universiteit Maastricht, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 6:3. 2006
    ..Since assessment of pain is an important step towards the treatment of pain, there is a need for manageable, valid and reliable tools to assess pain in elderly people with dementia...
  30. ncbi request reprint The role of the nurse in community continence care: a systematic review
    M F M T Du Moulin
    Department of Health Care Studies, Section of Nursing Science, Universiteit Maastricht, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 42:479-92. 2005
    ..There is limited evidence that treatment by nurses results in a decrease in incontinence. No evidence was found for cost reduction. Recommendations are made for future studies...
  31. doi request reprint Quality systems to improve care in older patients with urinary incontinence receiving home care: do they work?
    M F M T Du Moulin
    Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, Maastricht 6200 MD, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e18. 2010
    ..To gain insight into the use of quality systems to improve urinary incontinence (UI) care in older adults receiving home care and to assess the associations between these quality systems and UI-related process and patient outcomes...
  32. doi request reprint Prevalence of urinary incontinence among community-dwelling adults receiving home care
    M F M T Du Moulin
    Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Res Nurs Health 31:604-12. 2008
    ..UI is prevalent in older persons receiving home care, but the lack of diagnosis of type of UI in half of the participants surveyed impedes management of UI...
  33. doi request reprint The use of community-based social services by elderly people at risk of institutionalization: an evaluation
    P M A van Bilsen
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 87:285-95. 2008
    ..To examine the use of community-based social services by elderly people at risk of institutionalization, who prefer to remain at home...
  34. ncbi request reprint Effects of introducing a specialized nurse in the care of community-dwelling women suffering from urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled trial
    M F M T Du Moulin
    Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 34:631-40. 2007
    ..However, the precise short-term and long-term effects are unclear. This study investigates the short-term and long-term effects of the introduction of a continence nurse in the care of community-dwelling women suffering from UI...
  35. doi request reprint Reporting quality of nursing home care by an internet report card
    Noémi C Van Nie
    Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 78:337-43. 2010
    ..g., pressure ulcers, falls) as well as assessments of consumer satisfaction and of quality of care by the Netherlands Health Care Inspectorate in nursing homes...
  36. ncbi request reprint Pain assessment in intellectually disabled people: non-verbal indicators
    Sandra M G Zwakhalen
    Clinical Researcher, Department of Health Care Studies, Section of Nursing Science, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Adv Nurs 45:236-45. 2004
    ..Gathering more information about pain in people with intellectual disabilities is of major importance and relevance for nursing, and adds to the developing body of knowledge...
  37. doi request reprint Monitoring quality of care in nursing homes and making information available for the general public: state of the art
    Monique F M T Du Moulin
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 78:288-96. 2010
    ..To improve quality of care, nursing homes need to assess and monitor their performance. This study aims to gain insight in the availability and contents of publicly accessible quality systems in northwestern Europe and the USA...
  38. doi request reprint Sheltered housing compared to independent housing in the community
    Pascalle M A van Bilsen
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Organization, Policy and Economics, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Scand J Caring Sci 22:265-74. 2008
    ..In order to assess the importance of housing for frail elderly people, elderly people at risk for institutionalization were studied in two living conditions: sheltered accommodation and living independently in the community...
  39. doi request reprint Fall determinants in older long-term care residents with dementia: a systematic review
    Tobias F Kröpelin
    Department for Health Services Research, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:549-63. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify fall determinants among older long-term care residents with dementia or cognitively impaired persons in long-term care, by conducting a systematic literature review...
  40. doi request reprint Prevalence of heart failure in nursing homes: a systematic literature review
    Mariëlle A M J Daamen
    MeanderGroep Zuid Limburg Kerkrade and School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Scand J Caring Sci 24:202-8. 2010
    ..In order to deliver adequate nursing care and medical treatment, it is important to get insight into the prevalence of heart failure in this target group of patients...
  41. doi request reprint Prevalence of urinary incontinence and associated risk factors in nursing home residents: a systematic review
    May P W Offermans
    Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences, School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Care and Nursing Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:288-94. 2009
    ..To determine not only prevalence rates of urinary incontinence (UI) in nursing home residents but also factors influencing these prevalence rates, and to provide an overview of risk factors associated with UI in this group...
  42. ncbi request reprint Pain assessment in the neonate using the Bernese Pain Scale for Neonates
    Eva Cignacco
    Department of Obstretics and Neonatology, University Hospital, Inselspital, Effingerstreet 102, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Early Hum Dev 78:125-31. 2004
    ..Neonates who require treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are subjected to many invasive painful procedures...
  43. ncbi request reprint [The efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of pain in preterm and term neonates. A systematic literature review]
    Lilian Stoffel
    Medizinische Kinderklinik, Abteilung Neonatologie, Universitätsspital Insel, Bern, CH
    Pflege 18:147-58. 2005
    ..The studies reviewed suggest that neonates show fewer signs of pain and stress after non-pharmacological interventions for prevention and relief of pain...
  44. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of procedural pain in preterm and term neonates. A systematic literature review
    Eva Cignacco
    Department for Obstetrics and Neonatology, Women s and Children s Clinic, University Hospital Insel, Bern, Effingerstr 102, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Pain 11:139-52. 2007
    ..Non-pharmacological treatment methods are being increasingly discussed with regard to pain prevention and relief either alone or in combination with pharmacological treatment...