Theo Van Achterberg

Summary

Affiliation: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Adherence to guidelines and protocols in the prehospital and emergency care setting: a systematic review
    Remco H A Ebben
    Research group for Acute Care, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Verlengde Groenestraat 75, Nijmegen 6525 EJ, The Netherlands
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 21:9. 2013
  2. 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
  3. pmc The CareWell-primary care program: design of a cluster controlled trial and process evaluation of a complex intervention targeting community-dwelling frail elderly
    Franca G H Ruikes
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 13:115. 2012
  4. pmc Biomarkers associated with delirium in critically ill patients and their relation with long-term subjective cognitive dysfunction; indications for different pathways governing delirium in inflamed and noninflamed patients
    Mark van den Boogaard
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, Nijmegen, 6500HB, The Netherlands
    Crit Care 15:R297. 2011
  5. pmc Helping hands: a cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of two different strategies for promoting hand hygiene in hospital nurses
    Anita Huis
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 6:101. 2011
  6. pmc Implementation of a delirium assessment tool in the ICU can influence haloperidol use
    Mark van den Boogaard
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre P, O, Box 9101, Internal post 685, Nijmegen, 6500HB, The Netherlands
    Crit Care 13:R131. 2009
  7. pmc The design of the SAFE or SORRY? study: a cluster randomised trial on the development and testing of an evidence based inpatient safety program for the prevention of adverse events
    Betsie G I van Gaal
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:58. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Nursing implementation science: how evidence-based nursing requires evidence-based implementation
    Theo Van Achterberg
    IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Nurs Scholarsh 40:302-10. 2008
  9. pmc How to promote healthy behaviours in patients? An overview of evidence for behaviour change techniques
    Theo Van Achterberg
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare 114 IQ healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Promot Int 26:148-62. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Which physician and practice characteristics are associated with adherence to evidence-based guidelines for depressive and anxiety disorders?
    Mirrian Smolders
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre RUNMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Care 48:240-8. 2010

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Publications101 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Adherence to guidelines and protocols in the prehospital and emergency care setting: a systematic review
    Remco H A Ebben
    Research group for Acute Care, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Verlengde Groenestraat 75, Nijmegen 6525 EJ, The Netherlands
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 21:9. 2013
    ..As insight in influencing factors for adherence in the emergency care settings is minimal, future research should identify such factors to allow the development of strategies to improve adherence and thus improve quality of care...
  2. 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
    ....
  3. pmc The CareWell-primary care program: design of a cluster controlled trial and process evaluation of a complex intervention targeting community-dwelling frail elderly
    Franca G H Ruikes
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 13:115. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Biomarkers associated with delirium in critically ill patients and their relation with long-term subjective cognitive dysfunction; indications for different pathways governing delirium in inflamed and noninflamed patients
    Mark van den Boogaard
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, Nijmegen, 6500HB, The Netherlands
    Crit Care 15:R297. 2011
    ..We examined plasma biomarkers in delirious and nondelirious patients and the role of these biomarkers on long-term cognitive function...
  5. pmc Helping hands: a cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of two different strategies for promoting hand hygiene in hospital nurses
    Anita Huis
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 6:101. 2011
    ..Yet, compliance rates are generally below 50% of all opportunities for hand hygiene. This study aims at evaluating the short- and long-term effects of two different strategies for promoting hand hygiene in hospital nurses...
  6. pmc Implementation of a delirium assessment tool in the ICU can influence haloperidol use
    Mark van den Boogaard
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre P, O, Box 9101, Internal post 685, Nijmegen, 6500HB, The Netherlands
    Crit Care 13:R131. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation of the confusion assessment method-ICU (CAM-ICU) and the effect of its use on frequency and duration of haloperidol use...
  7. pmc The design of the SAFE or SORRY? study: a cluster randomised trial on the development and testing of an evidence based inpatient safety program for the prevention of adverse events
    Betsie G I van Gaal
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:58. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to develop and test such an integral patient safety program that addresses several AEs simultaneously in hospitals and nursing homes. This paper reports the design of this study...
  8. doi request reprint Nursing implementation science: how evidence-based nursing requires evidence-based implementation
    Theo Van Achterberg
    IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Nurs Scholarsh 40:302-10. 2008
    ..The aim of this paper is to provide an introduction and overview of current developments in implementation science and to apply these to nursing...
  9. pmc How to promote healthy behaviours in patients? An overview of evidence for behaviour change techniques
    Theo Van Achterberg
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare 114 IQ healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Promot Int 26:148-62. 2011
    ..Health professionals should avoid thinking that providing knowledge, materials and professional support will be sufficient for patients to accomplish change and consider alternative strategies which may be more effective...
  10. doi request reprint Which physician and practice characteristics are associated with adherence to evidence-based guidelines for depressive and anxiety disorders?
    Mirrian Smolders
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre RUNMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Care 48:240-8. 2010
    ..To improve this care, we need a better understanding of the factors determining guideline adherence...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effects of a nationwide programme: interventions to reduce perceived barriers to collaboration and to increase structural one-on-one contact
    Jantien Heideman
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:860-6. 2007
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Patient evaluations of accessibility and co-ordination in general practice in Europe
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Expect 11:384-90. 2008
    ..To determine whether patient evaluations of the accessibility to general practice and co-ordination with other care providers were associated with characteristics of general practice organizations...
  13. doi request reprint General practitioners' workload associated to practice size rather than chronic care organisation
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 89:124-9. 2009
    ..This study aimed to explore the associations between chronic care organisation and physician workload in primary care...
  14. pmc Structured chronic primary care and health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure
    Marije Bosch
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:104. 2009
    ....
  15. pmc Safety of telephone triage in general practitioner cooperatives: do triage nurses correctly estimate urgency?
    Paul Giesen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:181-4. 2007
    ..The actual safety of decisions made by triage nurses has not yet been assessed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Out-of-hours primary care: development of indicators for prescribing and referring
    Paul Giesen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, KWAZO 114 Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:289-95. 2007
    ..Good insight into the quality of delivered medical care is important to make the accountability of health practitioners and managers transparent to society and to identify and minimize medical errors...
  17. pmc Organizational culture, team climate and diabetes care in small office-based practices
    Marije Bosch
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:180. 2008
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Adherence to evidence-based guidelines for depression and anxiety disorders is associated with recording of the diagnosis
    Mirrian Smolders
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Health Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre RUNMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 31:460-9. 2009
    ..To assess professionals' adherence to evidence-based guidelines and to investigate whether or not this is influenced by recording of the diagnosis and symptom severity...
  19. doi request reprint Depressed and a co-morbid condition: more psychotropics prescribed!
    Mirrian Smolders
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gen Pract 14:10-8. 2008
    ..Depression often occurs simultaneously with a variety of somatic, psychiatric, and social conditions. Knowledge about differences in the pharmacological treatment of depressed patients with and without co-morbidity is lacking...
  20. pmc Systematic care for caregivers of people with dementia in the ambulatory mental health service: designing a multicentre, cluster, randomized, controlled trial
    Anouk Spijker
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 9:21. 2009
    ..The SCPD consists of an assessment of caregiver's sense of competence and suggestions on how to deal with competence deficiencies. The efficiency of the SCPD will be evaluated in our study...
  21. ncbi request reprint Feedback based on patient evaluations: a tool for quality improvement?
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 51:149-53. 2003
    ..Although patient feedback can help identify areas for improvement, specific barriers must be addressed before such feedback can be put to more widespread use...
  22. pmc Explaining the effects of two different strategies for promoting hand hygiene in hospital nurses: a process evaluation alongside a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Anita Huis
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 8:41. 2013
    ..This study examined which components of two hand hygiene improvement strategies were associated with increased nurses' hand hygiene compliance...
  23. doi request reprint How well do GPs fulfill their educator role in consultations for depression and anxiety?
    Mirrian Smolders
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre RUNMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 73:389-95. 2008
    ..To assess general practitioners' (GPs) provision of patient education with respect to patients with depression or anxiety...
  24. doi request reprint Quality of after-hours primary care in the Netherlands: a narrative review
    Paul Giesen
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Ann Intern Med 155:108-13. 2011
    ..Future developments in the Netherlands include integration and extensive collaboration with the accident and emergency departments of hospitals, in which PCPs take care of self-referring patients...
  25. doi request reprint Comparison of two methods for performing treatment reviews by pharmacists and general practitioners for home-dwelling elderly people
    Wilma Denneboom
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:446-52. 2008
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Quality and coordination of care for patients with multiple conditions: results from an international survey of patient experience
    Jako S Burgers
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eval Health Prof 33:343-64. 2010
    ..Pay-for-performance programs need to account for chronic conditions to avoid penalizing physicians who care for larger shares of such patients...
  27. doi request reprint The impact of nonphysician clinicians: do they improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care services?
    Miranda Laurant
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Care Res Rev 66:36S-89S. 2009
    ..More robust evaluative studies into role revision are needed, particularly with regard to economic impacts, before definitive conclusions can be drawn...
  28. doi request reprint Rude or aggressive patient behaviour during out-of-hours GP care: challenges in communication with patients
    Paul Giesen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, KWAZO 114, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 73:205-8. 2008
    ..GPs in out-of-hours care report that they feel at risk of rude or aggressive patient behaviour. We tried to get information about the incidence, types and patient characteristics of rude or aggressive behaviour...
  29. pmc Improvement of primary care for patients with chronic heart failure: a pilot study
    Jan van Lieshout
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 114 IQ Healthcare, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:8. 2010
    ..We aimed to evaluate the impact and feasibility of a programme for improving primary care for patients with CHF...
  30. ncbi request reprint A consultation leaflet to improve an older patient's involvement in general practice care: a randomized trial
    Raymond Wetzels
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Health Expect 8:286-94. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effects of a programme to enhance the involvement of older patients in their consultations in general practice...
  31. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a team and leaders-directed strategy to improve nurses' adherence to hand hygiene guidelines: a cluster randomised trial
    Anita Huis
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:518-26. 2013
    ..Many strategies have been designed and evaluated to address poor hand hygiene compliance. Unfortunately, well-designed economic evaluations of hand hygiene improvement strategies are lacking...
  32. pmc The relationship between organisational characteristics and the effects of clinical guidelines on medical performance in hospitals, a meta-analysis
    Rob Dijkstra
    Centre for Quality of Care Research 117, Radboud University, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:53. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Implementing diabetes passports to focus practice reorganization on improving diabetes care
    Rob Dijkstra
    Centre for Quality of Care Research 114, UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 20:72-7. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to measure the effects of introducing a diabetes passport to patients after embedding the passport in the organization of care...
  34. ncbi request reprint The impact of co-morbidity on GPs' pharmacological treatment decisions for patients with an anxiety disorder
    Mirrian Smolders
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 24:538-46. 2007
    ..Co-morbidity may influence GPs' treatment decisions for patients with anxiety. However, knowledge about differences in the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders in patients with and without co-morbidity is lacking...
  35. ncbi request reprint Knowledge transfer and improvement of primary and ambulatory care for patients with anxiety
    Mirrian Smolders
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Can J Psychiatry 53:277-93. 2008
    ..To summarize current evidence on the effectiveness of different knowledge transfer and change interventions for improving primary and ambulatory anxiety care to provide guidance to professionals and policy-makers in mental health care...
  36. doi request reprint What determines the management of anxiety disorders and its improvement?
    Mirrian Smolders
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre RUNMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:259-65. 2008
    ..Several factors affect, positively or negatively, management of anxiety and its improvement. A literature review and thematic analysis was executed to obtain an overview of the types of determinants of anxiety care and its improvement...
  37. pmc Nurse-led motivational interviewing to change the lifestyle of patients with type 2 diabetes (MILD-project): protocol for a cluster, randomized, controlled trial on implementing lifestyle recommendations
    Renate Jansink
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P, O, Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:19. 2009
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the design and methods of a study evaluating the effects of the nurses' training on patient outcomes...
  38. doi request reprint Impact of a team and leaders-directed strategy to improve nurses' adherence to hand hygiene guidelines: a cluster randomised trial
    Anita Huis
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:464-74. 2013
    ..Improving hand hygiene compliance is still a major challenge for most hospitals. Innovative approaches are needed...
  39. pmc Patients' needs for contact with their GP at the time of hospital admission and other life events: a quantitative and qualitative exploration
    Henk Schers
    Department of General Practice, University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Ann Fam Med 2:462-8. 2004
    ..Our goal was to explore patients' anticipated needs for contact with their general practitioner (GP) at the time of hospital admissions and other life events...
  40. doi request reprint Implementation of integrated care for patients with cancer: a systematic review of interventions and effects
    Marielle Ouwens
    Department of IQ Healthcare 114 IQ, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:137-44. 2009
    ..To review integrated care interventions and their effects on the quality of care for patients with cancer...
  41. ncbi request reprint Improving initial management of lower urinary tract symptoms in primary care: costs and patient outcomes
    Rene Wolters
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Department of General Practice, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 40:300-6. 2006
    ..In this study we aimed to determine the costs and patient outcomes of an implementation strategy designed to enhance uptake of these guidelines...
  42. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of tight control strategies in rheumatoid arthritis: protocolized treatment has additional value with respect to the clinical outcome
    Lydia G Schipper
    Department of Rheumatology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:2154-64. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the effects of tight control with usual care and to compare the effects of tight control studies with and without protocolized treatment adjustments...
  43. doi request reprint Organizational culture, team climate, and quality management in an important patient safety issue: nosocomial pressure ulcers
    Marije Bosch
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 8:4-14. 2011
    ..Yet, the evidence for these suggested determinants of high-quality care is inconsistent...
  44. pmc Communication at the interface: do better referral letters produce better consultant replies?
    Richard Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Nijmegen University, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 53:217-9. 2003
    ..A letter is considered to be of higher quality when a specialist commences a letter with a reference to the specific request by the GP. In conclusion, opportunities for optimal communication should be better used...
  45. doi request reprint Behavioural elements of professionalism: assessment of a fundamental concept in medical care
    Fred Tromp
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Teach 32:e161-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of the instrument is to provide formative feedback...
  46. doi request reprint Public reporting in health care: how do consumers use quality-of-care information? A systematic review
    Marjan Faber
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Care 47:1-8. 2009
    ..One of the underlying goals of public reporting is to encourage the consumer to select health care providers or health plans that offer comparatively better quality-of-care...
  47. doi request reprint Quality of after-hours primary care in The Netherlands: adherence to national guidelines
    Maartje Willekens
    IQ Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, IQ healthcare 114, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:223-7. 2011
    ..To assess the quality of after-hours clinical care as delivered by general practitioner (GP) cooperatives in The Netherlands...
  48. doi request reprint Monitoring of patients with COPD: a review of current guidelines' recommendations
    Lisette van den Bemt
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of General Practice route 117, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Respir Med 102:633-41. 2008
    ..However, the recommendations on monitoring procedures may differ between guidelines and may not be based on scientific evidence. The aim of this article is to review the current guideline recommendations on monitoring routines for COPD...
  49. ncbi request reprint Physician workload in primary care: what is the optimal size of practices? A cross-sectional study
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 77:260-7. 2006
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and managing alcohol problems in general practice: an interaction analysis based on findings from a WHO collaborative study
    Peter Anderson
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, 229 WOK, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, The Netherlands
    Alcohol Alcohol 39:351-6. 2004
    ..To determine if GPs' attitudes towards working with drinkers moderated the impact that training and support had on screening and brief intervention activity in routine practice...
  51. pmc General practice cooperatives: long waiting times for home visits due to long distances?
    Paul Giesen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, KWAZO 114, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:19. 2007
    ..Further, we investigated if other factors (traffic intensity, home visit intensity, time of day, and degree of urgency) influenced waiting times...
  52. pmc Family practice nurses supporting self-management in older patients with mild osteoarthritis: a randomized trial
    Raymond Wetzels
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 9:7. 2008
    ..We evaluated a nurse-based intervention on older OA patients' self-management with the aim to assess its effects on mobility and functioning...
  53. ncbi request reprint Willingness of patients to perform self-management of asthma and the role of inhaled steroids
    Bart P A Thoonen
    Department of General Practice, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Scand J Prim Health Care 20:60-4. 2002
    ..Acceptance by patients may be a barrier for successful implementation. In this study, the role of inhaled steroids in starting asthma self-management is described...
  54. pmc Barriers, facilitators and attitudes influencing health promotion activities in general practice: an explorative pilot study
    Wytske W Geense
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands, P O Box 9101, Nijmegen, HB 6500, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 14:20. 2013
    ..These topic areas will be identified for a future, larger scale study...
  55. doi request reprint Quality circles to improve prescribing of primary care physicians. Three comparative studies
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, 6500 HB, The Netherlands
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:763-9. 2009
    ..To determine the effectiveness of quality circles on prescribing patterns of primary care physicians in Germany and to explore the influence of specific factors on changes...
  56. pmc Primary care nurses struggle with lifestyle counseling in diabetes care: a qualitative analysis
    Renate Jansink
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 11:41. 2010
    ..Based on this information we will develop an implementation strategy to improve lifestyle behavior change in general practice...
  57. ncbi request reprint Shared care and the management of lower urinary tract symptoms
    Rene Wolters
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK 229, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BJU Int 94:1287-90. 2004
    ..To investigate associations between the level of shared care and the clinical management of patients with uncomplicated lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)...
  58. ncbi request reprint What drives change? Barriers to and incentives for achieving evidence-based practice
    Richard Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med J Aust 180:S57-60. 2004
    ..Planning needs to take into account the nature of the innovation; characteristics of the professionals and patients involved; and the social, organisational, economic and political context...
  59. pmc Out-of-hours care in western countries: assessment of different organizational models
    Linda Huibers
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:105. 2009
    ..Internationally, different organizational models are used for providing out-of-hours care. The aim of this study was to assess prevailing models in order to identify their potential strengths and weaknesses...
  60. doi request reprint Low body mass index, airflow obstruction, and dyspnoea in a primary care COPD patient population
    Lisette van den Bemt
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Primary and Community Care, Centre for Family Medicine, Geriatric Care and Public Health, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Prim Care Respir J 19:118-23. 2010
    ..The objective of our study was to explore the existence/co-existence of factors - as per American Thoracic Society (ATS)/European Respiratory Society (ERS) standards - for staging patients in a primary care COPD population...
  61. ncbi request reprint Primary care strength linked to prevention programs for cardiovascular disease
    Jan van Lieshout
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 114 IQ Healthcare, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Am J Manag Care 15:255-62. 2009
    ..We expected that countries with strong primary care systems would have programs to improve management of disease, but wondered how they dealt with lifestyle interventions delivered in primary care...
  62. pmc Deconstructing patient centred communication and uncovering shared decision making: an observational study
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, P, O, Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2:2. 2002
    ..Patient centred communication (PCC) has been described as a method for doctor-patient communication. The principles of shared decision making (SDM) have been proposed more recently...
  63. ncbi request reprint Inside guidelines: comparative analysis of recommendations and evidence in diabetes guidelines from 13 countries
    Jako S Burgers
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 25:1933-9. 2002
    ..To compare guidelines on diabetes from different countries in order to examine whether differences in recommendations could be explained by use of different research evidence...
  64. ncbi request reprint Health education on self-management and seeking health care in older adults: a randomised trial
    Monique van Eijken
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen 229, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 55:48-54. 2004
    ..We can conclude that the health education strategy did not change the GP attendance of older adults. The results suggest that the health education was being appreciated as being useful and informative...
  65. ncbi request reprint Use of prescribed and non-prescribed medication for dyspepsia
    Nicole Krol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen 6500HB, The Netherlands
    Scand J Prim Health Care 22:163-7. 2004
    ..To explore patient factors related to the use of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs for dyspepsia in The Netherlands...
  66. ncbi request reprint Impact of national health care systems on patient evaluations of general practice in Europe
    Michel Wensing
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Leicester General Hospital, University Leicester, Leicester, UK
    Health Policy 68:353-7. 2004
    ..To examine associations between patient evaluations of general practice and characteristics of national health care systems...
  67. ncbi request reprint Family medicine trainees still value continuity of care
    Henk Schers
    Department of General Practice, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Fam Med 36:51-4. 2004
    ..We explored trainees' views on continuity for hypothetical scenarios and related these to personal characteristics and trainers' views...
  68. ncbi request reprint Effects of distance learning on clinical management of LUTS in primary care: a randomised trial
    Rene Wolters
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, 229, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 59:212-8. 2005
    ..To determine the effect of a distance learning programme on general practice management of men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)...
  69. ncbi request reprint The effect of small peer group continuous quality improvement on the clinical practice of midwives in The Netherlands
    Yvonne Engels
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Nijmegen University, 229 WOK, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Midwifery 19:250-8. 2003
    ..To study the effects of small group continuous quality improvement (CQI) on the clinical practice of midwives in the Netherlands...
  70. ncbi request reprint Asthma education tailored to individual patient needs can optimise partnerships in asthma self-management
    Bart P A Thoonen
    Department of General Practice Family Medicine, University Medical Centre St Radboud Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 47:355-60. 2002
    ..000). Use of this tailored education program improved the GP-patient interaction within the context of a clinically effective asthma self-management program. Findings from this study may be applicable to other chronic conditions as well...
  71. ncbi request reprint Familiarity with a GP and patients' evaluations of care. A cross-sectional study
    Henk Schers
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, University Medical Centre St Radboud Nijmegen and University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 22:15-9. 2005
    ..Personal continuity is considered a core feature of general practice care. Nowadays, another important concept for general practice may be patients' familiarity with a GP...
  72. pmc GPs' attitudes to personal continuity: findings from everyday practice differ from postal surveys
    Henk Schers
    Department of General Practice, UMC St Radboud, Geert Grooteplein Noord 21, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 56:536-8. 2006
    ..There was no relation whatsoever between the importance that individual GPs attached to continuity after consultations, and their scores on the postal survey...
  73. ncbi request reprint After-hours care in the United Kingdom, Denmark, and the Netherlands: new models
    Richard Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1733-7. 2006
    ..Most patients accept these new models but are dissatisfied if they expect to see a physician. Local or regional integration of all emergency services seems to be the most promising model for after-hours care...
  74. ncbi request reprint Patients evaluate accessibility and nurse telephone consultations in out-of-hours GP care: determinants of a negative evaluation
    Paul Giesen
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Centre, WOK 117, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 65:131-6. 2007
    ..We explored the association between negative patient evaluation of nurse telephone consultations and characteristics of patients and GP cooperatives...
  75. pmc European Practice Assessment of Cardiovascular risk management (EPA Cardio): protocol of an international observational study in primary care
    Michel Wensing
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Germany
    Implement Sci 4:3. 2009
    ..Additional measures include practice characteristics and exposure to programs to improve cardiovascular care...
  76. pmc On the trail of quality and safety in health care
    Richard Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, PO Box 9101, 114, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
    BMJ 336:74-6. 2008
  77. pmc Analysis of polypharmacy in older patients in primary care using a multidisciplinary expert panel
    Wilma Denneboom
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, UMC St Radboud, 117 KWAZO, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 56:504-10. 2006
    ..Therefore, it is important to review pharmacotherapy concerning older patients in primary care in a reliable way...
  78. ncbi request reprint Continuity of care through medical records--an explorative study on GPs' management considerations
    Henk Schers
    Department of General Practice, University Medical Centre St Radboud Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 23:349-52. 2006
    ..Excellent exchange of information between professionals may be a way to maintain continuity of care. Relevant information to be passed over includes thoughts about future management for individual patients...
  79. ncbi request reprint Professionalism in general practice: development of an instrument to assess professional behaviour in general practitioner trainees
    Kalinka Van De Camp
    Department of Postgraduate Training for General Practice, University Medical Centre St Radboud, PO Box 9120, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Educ 40:43-50. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to develop a new tool to assess professional behaviour in general practitioner (GP) trainees: the evaluation of professional behaviour in general practice (EPRO-GP) instrument...
  80. pmc The effects of a team-based continuous quality improvement intervention on the management of primary care: a randomised controlled trial
    Yvonne Engels
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, KWAZO 229, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 56:781-7. 2006
    ..To study the effects of a team-based model for continuous quality improvement (CQI) on primary care practice management...
  81. ncbi request reprint Testing a European set of indicators for the evaluation of the management of primary care practices
    Yvonne Engels
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, UK
    Fam Pract 23:137-47. 2006
    ..Internationally valid, reliable and feasible indicators and instruments are needed to describe and compare the management of primary care practices in Europe...
  82. doi request reprint Doctors' perceptions of why 360-degree feedback does (not) work: a qualitative study
    Karlijn Overeem
    IQ Healthcare, University Medical Centre St Radboud, University of Nijmegen, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Educ 43:874-82. 2009
    ..This study aims to explore which factors represent incentives, or disincentives, for consultants to implement suggestions for improvement from 360-degree feedback...
  83. ncbi request reprint Tailoring quality improvement interventions to identified barriers: a multiple case analysis
    Marije Bosch
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:161-8. 2007
    ..In the present study, the results of previous studies on the development of educational and organizational interventions to improve the quality of health care are examined...
  84. doi request reprint How to improve DAS28 use in daily clinical practice?--a pilot study of a nurse-led intervention
    Laura T C van Hulst
    Department of Rheumatology, Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:741-8. 2010
    ..2...
  85. ncbi request reprint Developing a framework of, and quality indicators for, general practice management in Europe
    Yvonne Engels
    Centre for Quality in Care Research WOK, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 22:215-22. 2005
    ..To develop a framework for general practice management made up of quality indicators shared by six European countries...
  86. pmc The effect of a multifaceted empowerment strategy on decision making about the number of embryos transferred in in vitro fertilisation: randomised controlled trial
    Arno van Peperstraten
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
    BMJ 341:c2501. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effects of a multifaceted empowerment strategy on the actual use of single embryo transfer after in vitro fertilisation...
  87. doi request reprint Effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions in delaying the institutionalization of patients with dementia: a meta-analysis
    Anouk Spijker
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1116-28. 2008
    ..Further investigation should be directed toward calculating the potential efficiency of these support programs by applying net-benefit or cost-effectiveness analysis...
  88. pmc Assessing the quality of clinical teachers: a systematic review of content and quality of questionnaires for assessing clinical teachers
    Cornelia R M G Fluit
    Department for Evaluation, Quality and Development of Medical Education, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Gen Intern Med 25:1337-45. 2010
    ..Instruments that reflect these challenges are needed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of clinical teachers...
  89. doi request reprint Safety and risk management interventions in hospitals: a systematic review of the literature
    Michel Dückers
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Care Res Rev 66:90S-119S. 2009
    ..This made it difficult to draw generic lessons from this body of research. More rigorous evaluations are needed, in particular, of continuous learning and safety analysis techniques...
  90. pmc A systematic review of hand hygiene improvement strategies: a behavioural approach
    Anita Huis
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 7:92. 2012
    ..Here we describe frequently used improvement strategies and related determinants of behaviour change that prompt good HH behaviour to provide a better overview of the choice and content of such strategies...
  91. pmc Treatment reviews of older people on polypharmacy in primary care: cluster controlled trial comparing two approaches
    Wilma Denneboom
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 57:723-31. 2007
    ..Older people are prone to problems related to use of medicines. As they tend to use many different medicines, monitoring pharmacotherapy for older people in primary care is important...
  92. pmc Preference for a general practitioner and patients' evaluations of care: a cross-sectional study
    Henk Schers
    Department of General Practice, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 54:693-4. 2004
    ..Developments towards less personal doctoring in general practice should, therefore, be considered carefully...
  93. pmc Factors influencing the implementation of a lifestyle counseling program in patients with venous leg ulcers: a multiple case study
    Irene M van de Glind
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 7:104. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to identify factors that hindered or facilitated implementation of this intervention in outpatient dermatology clinics and in home care...
  94. doi request reprint Nurses' intention to leave their profession: a cross sectional observational study in 10 European countries
    Maud M Heinen
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:174-84. 2013
    ..There are no adequate solutions for this shortage yet, and recruitment of future nurses is difficult. Therefore, retaining nurses for the profession is urgent...
  95. pmc Filling the Gaps in a Fragmented Health Care System: Development of the Health and Welfare Information Portal (ZWIP)
    Sarah Hm Robben
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    JMIR Res Protoc 1:e10. 2012
    ..First, the fragmentation of care often results in discontinuity of care that can undermine the quality of care provided. Second, patient involvement in care decisions is not sufficiently facilitated...
  96. pmc Problems of adults with a mitochondrial disease - the patients' perspective: focus on loss
    Greet Noorda
    Department of Paediatrics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, 9101, Internal Post Number 833, 6500, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    JIMD Rep 6:85-94. 2012
    ..The results can be used as a guide for improving health care, education and research and might result in an improved quality of life...
  97. ncbi request reprint From best evidence to best practice: effective implementation of change in patients' care
    Richard Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, PO Box 9101, WOK 229 6500 HB, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:1225-30. 2003
    ..In general, evidence shows that none of the approaches for transferring evidence to practice is superior to all changes in all situations...
  98. pmc Target for improvement: a cluster randomised trial of public involvement in quality-indicator prioritisation (intervention development and study protocol)
    Antoine Boivin
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 6:45. 2011
    ..Our objective is to assess the feasibility and impact of public involvement on quality-indicator choice and agreement with public priorities...
  99. ncbi request reprint GPs' views on involvement of older patients: an European qualitative study
    Raymond Wetzels
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, UMC St Radboud, P O Box 9101, 229 KWAZO, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 53:183-8. 2004
    ..The range of appropriate interventions may be similar in all countries...
  100. ncbi request reprint Engaging general practitioners in the management of hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption: results of a meta-analysis
    Peter Anderson
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, 229 WOK, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Stud Alcohol 65:191-9. 2004
    ..A systematic review was undertaken of studies that test the effectiveness of different strategies used to increase general practitioners' rates of screening for and giving advice about hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption...
  101. ncbi request reprint Integrated care programmes for chronically ill patients: a review of systematic reviews
    Marielle Ouwens
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radbound University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:141-6. 2005
    ..To investigate effectiveness, definitions, and components of integrated care programmes for chronically ill patients on the basis of systematic reviews...