René J F Melis

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Affiliation: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A randomized study of a multidisciplinary program to intervene on geriatric syndromes in vulnerable older people who live at home (Dutch EASYcare Study)
    René J F Melis
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:283-90. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Process evaluation of a trial evaluating a multidisciplinary nurse-led home visiting programme for vulnerable older people
    René J F Melis
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 32:937-46. 2010
  3. pmc The design of the Dutch EASYcare study: a randomised controlled trial on the effectiveness of a problem-based community intervention model for frail elderly people [NCT00105378]
    René J F Melis
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:65. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a multidisciplinary intervention model for community-dwelling frail older people
    René J F Melis
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:275-82. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Pseudo cluster randomization performed well when used in practice
    René J F Melis
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:1169-75. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Pseudo cluster randomization: balancing the disadvantages of cluster and individual randomization
    René J F Melis
    Department of Geriatric Medicine Nijmegen Alzheimer Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Eval Health Prof 34:151-63. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The effect on caregiver burden of a problem-based home visiting programme for frail older people
    René J F Melis
    Department of Geriatric Medicine 925, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, NL 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Age Ageing 38:542-7. 2009
  8. pmc Development of an instrument for the identification of frail older people as a target population for integrated care
    Janneke A L van Kempen
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 63:e225-31. 2013
  9. pmc Implementation of an innovative web-based conference table for community-dwelling frail older people, their informal caregivers and professionals: a process evaluation
    Sarah H M Robben
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:251. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Construct validity and reliability of a two-step tool for the identification of frail older people in primary care
    Janneke A L van Kempen
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:176-83. 2014

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Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint A randomized study of a multidisciplinary program to intervene on geriatric syndromes in vulnerable older people who live at home (Dutch EASYcare Study)
    René J F Melis
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:283-90. 2008
    ..This study compared the effects of this new model to usual care...
  2. doi request reprint Process evaluation of a trial evaluating a multidisciplinary nurse-led home visiting programme for vulnerable older people
    René J F Melis
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 32:937-46. 2010
    ..The randomised Dutch EASYcare Study showed positive patient endpoints for DGIP. Describing content and adherence is rarely performed, but highly important for understanding the results of trials...
  3. pmc The design of the Dutch EASYcare study: a randomised controlled trial on the effectiveness of a problem-based community intervention model for frail elderly people [NCT00105378]
    René J F Melis
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:65. 2005
    ..With the Dutch EASYcare Study Geriatric Intervention Programme (DGIP) we developed a model to study effectiveness of problem based community intervention models in frail elderly people...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a multidisciplinary intervention model for community-dwelling frail older people
    René J F Melis
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:275-82. 2008
    ..This article reports about the cost-effectiveness of the Dutch Geriatric Intervention Program (DGIP) compared to usual care in frail older people at 6-month follow-up from a health care system's point of view...
  5. doi request reprint Pseudo cluster randomization performed well when used in practice
    René J F Melis
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:1169-75. 2008
    ..We used PCR because cluster randomization risked selection bias and individual randomization risked contamination. We evaluated the performance of PCR...
  6. doi request reprint Pseudo cluster randomization: balancing the disadvantages of cluster and individual randomization
    René J F Melis
    Department of Geriatric Medicine Nijmegen Alzheimer Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Eval Health Prof 34:151-63. 2011
    ..When this type of contamination bias is present, pseudo cluster randomization can be more efficient than individual or cluster randomization in that smaller number of study participants is needed to achieve a predefined power...
  7. doi request reprint The effect on caregiver burden of a problem-based home visiting programme for frail older people
    René J F Melis
    Department of Geriatric Medicine 925, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, NL 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Age Ageing 38:542-7. 2009
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  8. pmc Development of an instrument for the identification of frail older people as a target population for integrated care
    Janneke A L van Kempen
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 63:e225-31. 2013
    ..This study developed the Easycare Two-step Older persons Screening (Easycare-TOS), which provides a valid, efficient, and pragmatic screening procedure to identify frail older people...
  9. pmc Implementation of an innovative web-based conference table for community-dwelling frail older people, their informal caregivers and professionals: a process evaluation
    Sarah H M Robben
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:251. 2012
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Construct validity and reliability of a two-step tool for the identification of frail older people in primary care
    Janneke A L van Kempen
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:176-83. 2014
    ..To study the reliability and construct validity of the EASY-Care Two-step Older persons Screening (EASY-Care TOS), a practice-based tool that helps family physicians (FPs) to identify their frail older patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pseudo cluster randomization: a treatment allocation method to minimize contamination and selection bias
    George F Borm
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Stat Med 24:3535-47. 2005
    ..The statistical properties of this method are described. When contamination is present, the method appears to be more efficient than randomization on a patient level or on a cluster level...
  12. ncbi request reprint Feasibility evaluation of a stepped procedure to identify community-dwelling frail older people in general practice. A mixed methods study
    Suzanne M G Keiren
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gen Pract 20:107-13. 2014
    ..Conclusion: EASYcare-TOS is a new identification method that fits the needs of primary care professionals to a large extent and is acceptable in daily practice. ..
  13. doi request reprint Validation of the NOSCA - nurses' observation scale of cognitive abilities
    Anke Persoon
    Department of Geriatrics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Nurs 21:3025-36. 2012
    ..To examine the psychometric properties of the Nurses' Observation Scale for Cognitive Abilities...
  14. pmc Home visits for frail older people: a qualitative study on the needs and preferences of frail older people and their informal caregivers
    Janneke A L van Kempen
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e554-60. 2012
    ..Despite continuing interest from professionals in home visits for older people, reports on older people's needs and preferences for such visits are scarce...
  15. pmc Effectiveness of dementia follow-up care by memory clinics or general practitioners: randomised controlled trial
    Els J Meeuwsen
    Department of Geriatrics Alzheimer Centre Nijmegen, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
    BMJ 344:e3086. 2012
    ..To examine the effectiveness of post-diagnosis dementia treatment and coordination of care by memory clinics compared with general practitioners...
  16. doi request reprint Raloxifene and tibolone in elderly women: a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, placebo-controlled trial
    Didy E Jacobsen
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:189.e1-7. 2012
    ..The secondary aim was to compare the effects of raloxifene and tibolone and their safety in older women...
  17. pmc The influence of multimorbidity on clinical progression of dementia in a population-based cohort
    René J F Melis
    Department of Geriatric Medicine Radboud Alzheimer Centre, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e84014. 2013
    ..We aimed to verify whether multimorbidity influenced cognitive and daily functioning during nine years after dementia diagnosis compared with the influence in persons without dementia...
  18. doi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid alpha-synuclein does not discriminate between dementia disorders
    Petra E Spies
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Donders Centre for Neuroscience, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Alzheimers Dis 16:363-9. 2009
    ..We conclude that in clinically diagnosed patients, alpha-synuclein does not appear to be a useful biomarker for the differentiation between DLB and other types of dementia...