G A R Zijlstra

Summary

Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Evaluating an intervention to reduce fear of falling and associated activity restriction in elderly persons: design of a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN43792817]
    Gar Zijlstra
    Universiteit Maastricht, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Care Studies, Section Medical Sociology, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 5:26. 2005
  2. pmc Socio-demographic, health-related and psychosocial correlates of fear of falling and avoidance of activity in community-living older persons who avoid activity due to fear of falling
    Gertrudis I J M Kempen
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:170. 2009
  3. pmc Feasibility of a cognitive behavioural group intervention to reduce fear of falling and associated avoidance of activity in community-living older people: a process evaluation
    Jolanda C M van Haastregt
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, School for Public Health and Primary Care, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:156. 2007
  4. pmc Effects and feasibility of a standardised orientation and mobility training in using an identification cane for older adults with low vision: design of a randomised controlled trial
    G A R Zijlstra
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:153. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Effects of a multicomponent cognitive behavioral group intervention on fear of falling and activity avoidance in community-dwelling older adults: results of a randomized controlled trial
    G A Rixt Zijlstra
    Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2020-8. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Mediating effects of psychosocial factors on concerns about falling and daily activity in a multicomponent cognitive behavioral group intervention
    G A Rixt Zijlstra
    Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 15:68-77. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Interventions to reduce fear of falling in community-living older people: a systematic review
    G A Rixt Zijlstra
    Department of Health Care Studies, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:603-15. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of fear of falling, and associated avoidance of activity in the general population of community-living older people
    G A R Zijlstra
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Health Care Studies, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Age Ageing 36:304-9. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Reducing fear of falling and avoidance of activity in elderly persons: the development of a Dutch version of an American intervention
    G A Rixt Zijlstra
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Care Studies, Section Medical Sociology, Universiteitssingel 40, 6229 ER Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 62:220-7. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint ["A matter of balance--Netherlands": an effective intervention to reduce concerns about falls and related avoidance of activity in older people]
    G A R Zijlstra
    Department of Health Services Research, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 43:164-74. 2012

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Publications15

  1. pmc Evaluating an intervention to reduce fear of falling and associated activity restriction in elderly persons: design of a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN43792817]
    Gar Zijlstra
    Universiteit Maastricht, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Care Studies, Section Medical Sociology, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 5:26. 2005
    ..This paper presents the design of a trial evaluating a cognitive behavioural group intervention to reduce fear of falling and associated activity restriction in older persons living in the community...
  2. pmc Socio-demographic, health-related and psychosocial correlates of fear of falling and avoidance of activity in community-living older persons who avoid activity due to fear of falling
    Gertrudis I J M Kempen
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:170. 2009
    ....
  3. pmc Feasibility of a cognitive behavioural group intervention to reduce fear of falling and associated avoidance of activity in community-living older people: a process evaluation
    Jolanda C M van Haastregt
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, School for Public Health and Primary Care, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:156. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study is to assess the feasibility of this cognitive behavioural group intervention for participants and facilitators...
  4. pmc Effects and feasibility of a standardised orientation and mobility training in using an identification cane for older adults with low vision: design of a randomised controlled trial
    G A R Zijlstra
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:153. 2009
    ..This paper presents the design of a randomised controlled trial aimed to evaluate this standardised O&M-training in using the identification cane in older adults with low vision...
  5. doi request reprint Effects of a multicomponent cognitive behavioral group intervention on fear of falling and activity avoidance in community-dwelling older adults: results of a randomized controlled trial
    G A Rixt Zijlstra
    Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2020-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effects of a multicomponent cognitive behavioral intervention on fear of falling and activity avoidance in older adults...
  6. doi request reprint Mediating effects of psychosocial factors on concerns about falling and daily activity in a multicomponent cognitive behavioral group intervention
    G A Rixt Zijlstra
    Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 15:68-77. 2011
    ..This study explored the mediating effects of psychosocial factors on trajectories of concerns about falling and daily activity in a multicomponent cognitive behavioral group intervention...
  7. ncbi request reprint Interventions to reduce fear of falling in community-living older people: a systematic review
    G A Rixt Zijlstra
    Department of Health Care Studies, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:603-15. 2007
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of fear of falling, and associated avoidance of activity in the general population of community-living older people
    G A R Zijlstra
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Health Care Studies, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Age Ageing 36:304-9. 2007
    ..Little is known about the prevalence rates and correlates of fear of falling and avoidance of activity due to fear of falling in the general population of community-living older people...
  9. ncbi request reprint Reducing fear of falling and avoidance of activity in elderly persons: the development of a Dutch version of an American intervention
    G A Rixt Zijlstra
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Care Studies, Section Medical Sociology, Universiteitssingel 40, 6229 ER Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 62:220-7. 2006
    ..Adaptation of this cognitive behavioural group intervention, to reduce fear of falling and avoidance of activity in older persons, was required before evaluation in a different setting...
  10. ncbi request reprint ["A matter of balance--Netherlands": an effective intervention to reduce concerns about falls and related avoidance of activity in older people]
    G A R Zijlstra
    Department of Health Services Research, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 43:164-74. 2012
    ..Following these positive results the cognitive behavioral group program is currently made available to geriatric care settings nationwide in the Netherlands...
  11. doi request reprint [Managing concerns about falls in older people: evaluation of the implementation of an evidence-based program]
    G A R Zijlstra
    Department of Health Services Research, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 44:272-84. 2013
    ..In the current study we examined the effects and acceptability of the program after nation-wide implementation into home care organizations in The Netherlands...
  12. ncbi request reprint [The assessment of fear of falling with the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I). Development and psychometric properties in Dutch elderly]
    G I J M Kempen
    Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Universiteit Maastricht
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 38:204-12. 2007
    ..We conclude that the FES-I showed acceptable reliability and construct validity and may be useful in cross-national research. Future studies should focus on the sensitivity to change of FES-I...
  13. doi request reprint Feelings of anxiety and symptoms of depression in community-living older persons who avoid activity for fear of falling
    Jolanda C M van Haastregt
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:186-93. 2008
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural validation of the Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) in older people: results from Germany, the Netherlands and the UK were satisfactory
    Gertrudis I J M Kempen
    Department of Health Care Studies, Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 29:155-62. 2007
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint The Short FES-I: a shortened version of the falls efficacy scale-international to assess fear of falling
    Gertrudis I J M Kempen
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Age Ageing 37:45-50. 2008
    ..the 16-item Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) has been shown to have excellent reliability and construct validity. However, for practical and clinical purposes, a shortened version of the FES-I would be useful...