Anneke L Francke

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Affiliation: Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Nursing staff and euthanasia in the Netherlands. A nation-wide survey on attitudes and involvement in decision making and the performance of euthanasia
    Anneke L Francke
    NIVEL Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Expertise Center for Palliative Care Amsterdam, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Patient Educ Couns 99:783-9. 2016
  2. ncbi request reprint Dementia case management through the eyes of informal carers. A national evaluation study
    Anneke L Francke
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dementia (London) . 2015
  3. pmc How nurses and their work environment affect patient experiences of the quality of care: a qualitative study
    Renate Amm Kieft
    Dutch Nurses Association, PO Box 8212, 3503, RE Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:249. 2014
  4. pmc Factors affecting the use of prenatal care by non-western women in industrialized western countries: a systematic review
    Agatha W Boerleider
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:81. 2013
  5. pmc Towards a standardized method of developing quality indicators for palliative care: protocol of the Quality indicators for Palliative Care (Q-PAC) study
    Kathleen Leemans
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, Brussels, 1090, Belgium
    BMC Palliat Care 12:6. 2013
  6. doi request reprint The effects of group supervision of nurses: a systematic literature review
    Anneke L Francke
    The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:1165-79. 2012
  7. pmc 'Palliative care': a contradiction in terms? A qualitative study of cancer patients with a Turkish or Moroccan background, their relatives and care providers
    Fuusje M de Graaff
    Medical Anthropology and Sociology Unit, University of Amsterdam, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Palliat Care 9:19. 2010
  8. pmc Nurse prescribing of medicines in Western European and Anglo-Saxon countries: a systematic review of the literature
    Marieke Kroezen
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:127. 2011
  9. pmc Delphi research exploring essential components and preconditions for case management in people with dementia
    Paul Jeroen Verkade
    INHolland University for Applied Sciences Research Group Mental Health Nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 10:54. 2010
  10. pmc Factors influencing the implementation of clinical guidelines for health care professionals: a systematic meta-review
    Anneke L Francke
    NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 8:38. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Nursing staff and euthanasia in the Netherlands. A nation-wide survey on attitudes and involvement in decision making and the performance of euthanasia
    Anneke L Francke
    NIVEL Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Expertise Center for Palliative Care Amsterdam, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Patient Educ Couns 99:783-9. 2016
    ..To give insight into Dutch nursing staff's attitudes and involvement regarding euthanasia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Dementia case management through the eyes of informal carers. A national evaluation study
    Anneke L Francke
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dementia (London) . 2015
    ..05) to a positive overall evaluation by informal carers. These results suggest that sufficient case management resources should be offered and targeted especially towards partners of people with dementia...
  3. pmc How nurses and their work environment affect patient experiences of the quality of care: a qualitative study
    Renate Amm Kieft
    Dutch Nurses Association, PO Box 8212, 3503, RE Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:249. 2014
    ..The main focus of this research was to comprehend the views of Dutch nurses on how their work and their work environment contribute to positive patient experiences...
  4. pmc Factors affecting the use of prenatal care by non-western women in industrialized western countries: a systematic review
    Agatha W Boerleider
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:81. 2013
    ..This study aimed to give a systematic review of factors affecting non-western women's use of prenatal care (both medical care and prenatal classes) in industrialized western countries...
  5. pmc Towards a standardized method of developing quality indicators for palliative care: protocol of the Quality indicators for Palliative Care (Q-PAC) study
    Kathleen Leemans
    End of Life Care Research Group, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, Brussels, 1090, Belgium
    BMC Palliat Care 12:6. 2013
    ....
  6. doi request reprint The effects of group supervision of nurses: a systematic literature review
    Anneke L Francke
    The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:1165-79. 2012
    ..To gain insight into the existing scientific evidence on the effects of group supervision for nurses...
  7. pmc 'Palliative care': a contradiction in terms? A qualitative study of cancer patients with a Turkish or Moroccan background, their relatives and care providers
    Fuusje M de Graaff
    Medical Anthropology and Sociology Unit, University of Amsterdam, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Palliat Care 9:19. 2010
    ..The question is, however, whether these perspectives on palliative care are congruent with the perspectives of immigrant families with a Turkish or Moroccan background...
  8. pmc Nurse prescribing of medicines in Western European and Anglo-Saxon countries: a systematic review of the literature
    Marieke Kroezen
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:127. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Delphi research exploring essential components and preconditions for case management in people with dementia
    Paul Jeroen Verkade
    INHolland University for Applied Sciences Research Group Mental Health Nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 10:54. 2010
    ..The aim of this research was to identify the essential components of case management for people with dementia as well as the preconditions for an effective delivery of case management services...
  10. pmc Factors influencing the implementation of clinical guidelines for health care professionals: a systematic meta-review
    Anneke L Francke
    NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 8:38. 2008
    ..The aim of this meta-review is twofold: firstly, to gain a better understanding of which factors affect the implementation of guidelines, and secondly, to provide insight into the "state-of-the-art" regarding research within this field...
  11. ncbi request reprint Terminal patients' awareness of impending death: the impact upon requesting adequate care
    Anneke L Francke
    NIVEL the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Nurs 28:241-7. 2005
    ..In the concluding part of this article, there is a plea for adopting a proactive approach. Nurses and other caregivers must try to prepare patients and relatives early for the care that will become necessary in the later stages...
  12. ncbi request reprint Communication about euthanasia in general practice: opinions and experiences of patients and their general practitioners
    Sander D Borgsteede
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 66:156-61. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients and their GPs talk about euthanasia, and if so, how they communicate about this...
  13. doi request reprint The effectiveness of the Australian Medical Sheepskin for the prevention of pressure ulcers in somatic nursing home patients: a prospective multicenter randomized-controlled trial (ISRCTN17553857)
    Patriek Mistiaen
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Wound Repair Regen 18:572-9. 2010
    ..The majority of patients in our trial that used an AMS rated it positively, but one-third found the sheepskin too warm. We conclude that the AMS is an effective aid in the prevention of sacral pressure ulcers in nursing home patients...
  14. doi request reprint The concept of restraint in nursing home practice: a mixed-method study in nursing homes for people with dementia
    Sandra A Zwijsen
    Department of Nursing Home Medicine EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:826-34. 2011
    ..This study aims to explore how care professionals and family members of nursing home residents with dementia in the Netherlands experience and define the concept of restraint...
  15. pmc Interdisciplinary cooperation of GPs in palliative care at home: a nationwide survey in The Netherlands
    Sander D Borgsteede
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Prim Health Care 25:226-31. 2007
    ..To investigate the occurrence and predictors of interdisciplinary cooperation of GPs with other caregivers in palliative care at home...
  16. pmc An economic appraisal of the Australian Medical Sheepskin for the prevention of sacral pressure ulcers from a nursing home perspective
    Patriek Mistiaen
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:226. 2010
    ..In this study the costs and savings from the use of the Australian Medical Sheepskin were investigated from the perspective of a nursing home...
  17. doi request reprint The effects of a nursing guideline on depression in psychogeriatric nursing home residents with dementia
    Renate Verkaik
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:723-32. 2011
    ..To study the effects of introducing a nursing guideline on depression in residents with dementia of psychogeriatric nursing home wards...
  18. pmc End-of-life hospital referrals by out-of-hours general practitioners: a retrospective chart study
    Maria C de Korte-Verhoef
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 13:89. 2012
    ..The aim of the study is to explore hospital referrals of palliative care patients for whom an out-of-hours general practitioner was called...
  19. pmc GPs' recognition of death in the foreseeable future and diagnosis of a fatal condition: a national survey
    Susanne J J Claessen
    VU University Medical Center VUmc, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health and Expertise Center Palliative Care VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 14:104. 2013
    ..In addition, we aimed to explore when, and based on what kind of information, GPs become aware that death of a patient will be in the foreseeable future...
  20. doi request reprint Reasons for hospitalisation at the end of life: differences between cancer and non-cancer patients
    Maria C de Korte-Verhoef
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and Expertise Center Palliative Care VUmc, VU University Medical Center VUmc, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 22:645-52. 2014
    ..This study aimed to explore the reasons and characteristics of hospitalisation in the final 3 months of life for patients who died non-suddenly, with a comparison between cancer patients and non-cancer patients...
  21. doi request reprint Interventions targeting pain or behaviour in dementia: a systematic review
    Marjoleine J C Pieper
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Ageing Res Rev 12:1042-55. 2013
    ..This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions targeting pain on the outcome behaviour, and interventions targeting behaviour on pain, in dementia...
  22. doi request reprint Measuring relatives' perspectives on the quality of palliative care: the Consumer Quality Index Palliative Care
    Susanne J J Claessen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:875-84. 2013
    ..A CQ-index Palliative Care (CQ-index PC) for bereaved relatives was developed to measure the quality of palliative care...
  23. doi request reprint Understanding and improving communication and decision-making in palliative care for Turkish and Moroccan immigrants: a multiperspective study
    Fuusje M de Graaff
    Medical Anthropology and Sociology Unit, University of Amsterdam, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012, Amsterdam, DK, The Netherlands
    Ethn Health 17:363-84. 2012
    ..Problems as well as solutions for these problems are highlighted...
  24. pmc Hospitalizations of cancer patients in the last month of life: quality indicator scores reveal large variation between four European countries in a mortality follow-back study
    Maaike L De Roo
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, Expertise Center of Palliative Care, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Palliat Care 13:54. 2014
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Achieving consensus and controversy around applicability of palliative care to dementia
    Jenny T van der Steen
    Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 28:133-45. 2016
    ..An international panel of experts in palliative care, dementia care or both, achieved consensus on almost all domains and recommendations, but the domain concerning the applicability of palliative care to dementia required revision...
  26. doi request reprint Introducing a nursing guideline on depression in dementia: a multiple case study on influencing factors
    Renate Verkaik
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:1129-39. 2011
    ..In this study the factors influencing the introduction of an evidence based nursing guideline on depression in psychogeriatric nursing home residents were studied...
  27. doi request reprint "A mixture of positive and negative feelings": a qualitative study of primary care midwives' experiences with non-western clients living in the Netherlands
    Agatha W Boerleider
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, P O Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:1658-66. 2013
    ..Furthermore, it has also been shown that non-western women make suboptimal use of prenatal care. Midwives may therefore face difficulties when caring for these clients...
  28. pmc Palliative sedation in Dutch general practice from 2005 to 2011: a dynamic cohort study of trends and reasons
    Ge A Donker
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 63:e669-75. 2013
    ..Little is known about the quantity and reasons for use of palliative sedation in general practice...
  29. doi request reprint Quality indicators for palliative care: update of a systematic review
    Maaike L De Roo
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:556-72. 2013
    ..Psychosocial and spiritual aspects were scarcely represented. Most publications lacked a detailed description of the development process. With many initiatives and further developments expected, an update is needed...
  30. pmc Involvement of a Case Manager in Palliative Care Reduces Hospitalisations at the End of Life in Cancer Patients; A Mortality Follow-Back Study in Primary Care
    Annicka G M van der Plas
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Center of Expertise in Palliative Care, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 10:e0133197. 2015
    ....
  31. pmc Knowledge claims, jurisdictional control and professional status: the case of nurse prescribing
    Marieke Kroezen
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e77279. 2013
    ..Knowledge claims are not mere rhetoric, but actively influence the everyday realities of professional status, interprofessional competition and jurisdictional division between professions. ..
  32. doi request reprint Factors influencing the adoption of home telecare by elderly or chronically ill people: a national survey
    José M Peeters
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Nurs 21:3183-93. 2012
    ..Secondary aim is to examine the applicability of four perceived attributes in Rogers' diffusion of innovations theory, which may influence the adoption: relative advantage, compatibility, complexity and observability...
  33. doi request reprint Appraisal of cooperation with a palliative care case manager by general practitioners and community nurses: a cross-sectional questionnaire study
    Annicka G M van der Plas
    VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Adv Nurs 72:147-57. 2016
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Nurses' involvement in end-of-life decisions
    Anke J E de Veer
    Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research NIVEL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Nurs 31:222-8. 2008
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Defining the patient population: one of the problems for palliative care research
    Sander D Borgsteede
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 20:63-8. 2006
    ..Future research in palliative care should acknowledge the limitations of using certain inclusion criteria and explore potential bias...
  36. doi request reprint Surveillance technology: an alternative to physical restraints? A qualitative study among professionals working in nursing homes for people with dementia
    Sandra A Zwijsen
    Department of Nursing Home Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:212-9. 2012
    ..It is not clear whether professional caregivers find working with surveillance technology useful and workable and whether surveillance technology is indeed used to diminish restraint use...
  37. doi request reprint Physical and Psychological Distress Are Related to Dying Peacefully in Residents With Dementia in Long-Term Care Facilities
    Maaike L De Roo
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and Expertise Center of Palliative Care, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Vrije University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 50:1-8. 2015
    ..Although dying peacefully is considered an important outcome of high-quality palliative care, large-scale quantitative research on dying peacefully and the factors associated with a peaceful death is lacking...
  38. pmc How could hospitalisations at the end of life have been avoided? A qualitative retrospective study of the perspectives of general practitioners, nurses and family carers
    Maria C de Korte-Verhoef
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and Expertise Center Palliative Care VUmc, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 10:e0118971. 2015
    ..Although many patients prefer to stay and die at home at the end of life, many are hospitalised. Little is known about how to avoid hospitalisations for patients living at home...
  39. pmc Actual and preferred place of death of home-dwelling patients in four European countries: making sense of quality indicators
    Maaike L De Roo
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, Expertise Center of Palliative Care, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 9:e93762. 2014
    ..Our objective is to describe whether "the percentage of patients dying at home" and "the percentage of patients who died in their place of preference" are feasible and informative quality indicators...
  40. pmc Burden for family carers at the end of life; a mixed-method study of the perspectives of family carers and GPs
    Maria C de Korte-Verhoef
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and Expertise Center Palliative Care VUmc, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center VUmc, P, O, Box 7057, 1007, MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Palliat Care 13:16. 2014
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Effects of a Stepwise Multidisciplinary Intervention for Challenging Behavior in Advanced Dementia: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
    Marjoleine J C Pieper
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 64:261-9. 2016
    ..To assess whether implementation of a stepwise multicomponent intervention (STA OP!) is effective in reducing challenging behavior and depression in nursing home residents with advanced dementia...
  42. doi request reprint Training needs of nurses and social workers in the end-of-life care for people with intellectual disabilities: a national survey
    Nienke Bekkema
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research, P O Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Nurse Educ Today 34:494-500. 2014
    ..Moreover, the proportion of nurses within the staff of intellectual disability services has declined in recent years, while the proportion of social workers has increased, which may have consequences for the quality of end-of-life care...
  43. pmc Important treatment aims at the end of life: a nationwide study among GPs
    Susanne J J Claessen
    The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research EMGO, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e121-6. 2012
    ..Little is known about treatment aims during the last 3 months of life...
  44. ncbi request reprint Comorbid depression in dementia on psychogeriatric nursing home wards: which symptoms are prominent?
    Renate Verkaik
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:565-73. 2009
    ..To provide insight into the prevalence and clinically relevant symptoms of comorbid depression among dementia patients in psychogeriatric nursing home wards, to enhance depression recognition...
  45. doi request reprint Determinants of moral distress in daily nursing practice: a cross sectional correlational questionnaire survey
    Anke J E de Veer
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:100-8. 2013
    ..Because of these negative consequences moral distress should be reduced. Little research has been done on what job factors contribute to whether or not a situation causes moral distress...
  46. doi request reprint The introduction of a nursing guideline on depression at psychogeriatric nursing home wards: effects on certified nurse assistants
    Renate Verkaik
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:710-9. 2011
    ..To improve care for residents with depression in dementia, an evidence based nursing guideline was developed. Using the guideline has already shown positive effects on depression in psychogeriatric nursing home residents...
  47. ncbi request reprint [Australian Medical Sheepskin for prevention of pressure ulcers: individual patient data meta-analysis shows effectiveness]
    Patriek Mistiaen
    NIVEL, afd Verpleging en Verzorging, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 155:A3034. 2011
    ..To assess the effectiveness of the Australian Medical Sheepskin (AMS) on the prevention of sacral pressure ulcers based on combined data from 3 previously published trials...
  48. doi request reprint Development and initial testing of an instrument to establish eating profiles of clients in nursing homes or elderly homes
    José M Peeters
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Nutr Elder 27:47-64. 2008
    ..Insight in eating profiles is important for facility managers to ascertain that the food, dinner service, and ambiance are adequately tailored to the residents' preferences...
  49. doi request reprint When do people with dementia die peacefully? An analysis of data collected prospectively in long-term care settings
    Maaike L De Roo
    1Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 28:210-9. 2014
    ..Dying peacefully may be influenced by characteristics of the palliative care provided and characteristics of the long-term care setting. If so, dying peacefully may serve as a quality indicator for palliative care in dementia...
  50. pmc The implementation of the serial trial intervention for pain and challenging behaviour in advanced dementia patients (STA OP!): a clustered randomized controlled trial
    Marjoleine J C Pieper
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 11:12. 2011
    ..This article outlines the study protocol...
  51. pmc "Being flexible and creative": a qualitative study on maternity care assistants' experiences with non-Western immigrant women
    Agatha W Boerleider
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 9:e91843. 2014
    ..Our main objective was to gain insight into how Dutch postnatal care providers--'maternity care assistants' (MCA)--address issues encountered when providing care for non-western women...
  52. doi request reprint Measuring patients' experiences with palliative care: the Consumer Quality Index Palliative Care
    Susanne J J Claessen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMJ Support Palliat Care 2:367-72. 2012
    ..CQ-indices assess which care aspects need quality improvement by relating answers about actual care experiences to answers about the importance of certain aspects of care...
  53. pmc How do GPs identify a need for palliative care in their patients? An interview study
    Susanne J J Claessen
    VU University Medical Center VUmc, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health and Expertise Center Palliative Care VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 14:42. 2013
    ..This study was conducted to explore how GPs identify a need for palliative care in patients...
  54. ncbi request reprint General practitioners' perspectives on the avoidability of hospitalizations at the end of life: A mixed-method study
    Maria C de Korte-Verhoef
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and Expertise Center Palliative Care VUmc, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 28:949-958. 2014
    ..Many patients are hospitalized in the last months of life. Little is known about the avoidability of these hospitalizations...
  55. ncbi request reprint A multilevel analysis of three randomised controlled trials of the Australian Medical Sheepskin in the prevention of sacral pressure ulcers
    Patriek J Mistiaen
    Nursing Department, NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Med J Aust 193:638-41. 2010
    ..To assess the effectiveness of the Australian Medical Sheepskin in preventing sacral pressure ulcers (PUs), based on combined data from existing published trials...
  56. doi request reprint Neutral to positive views on the consequences of nurse prescribing: Results of a national survey among registered nurses, nurse specialists and physicians
    Marieke Kroezen
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Int J Nurs Stud 51:539-48. 2014
    ..However, direct comparisons between doctors' and nurses' views are scarce and are often based on small sample sizes...
  57. pmc Successful implementation of new technologies in nursing care: a questionnaire survey of nurse-users
    Anke J E de Veer
    The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11:67. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to gain a better understanding of determinants influencing the success of the introduction of new technologies as perceived by nursing staff...
  58. ncbi request reprint The effects of psychosocial methods on depressed, aggressive and apathetic behaviors of people with dementia: a systematic review
    Renate Verkaik
    NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:301-14. 2005
    ..This systematic review seeks to establish the extent of scientific evidence for the effectiveness of 13 psychosocial methods for reducing depressed, aggressive or apathetic behaviors in people with dementia...
  59. doi request reprint Life-and-death decision-making in the acute phase after a severe stroke: Interviews with relatives
    Marike E De Boer
    Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 29:451-7. 2015
    ..Relatives play an important role by informing physicians about the patient's values and preferences. However, little is known about how the patients' relatives experience the decision-making process...
  60. doi request reprint Decision making about medical interventions in the end-of-life care of people with intellectual disabilities: a national survey of the considerations and beliefs of GPs, ID physicians and care staff
    Nienke Bekkema
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 96:204-9. 2014
    ..This paper explores the personal beliefs and specific considerations of professionals regarding decisions about potentially burdensome medical interventions in the end-of-life care for people with intellectual disabilities (ID)...
  61. doi request reprint Autonomous home-care nursing staff are more engaged in their work and less likely to consider leaving the healthcare sector: a questionnaire survey
    Erica E M Maurits
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, P O Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Int J Nurs Stud 52:1816-23. 2015
    ..However, to date there has been little research about the job factors in home care that affect whether staff are considering leaving the healthcare sector...
  62. ncbi request reprint Factors facilitating dementia case management: Results of online focus groups
    Jacomine de Lange
    Program on Aging, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Utrecht, the Netherlands Research Centre Innovations in Care, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Dementia (London) . 2016
    ..Structural funding; 4. Competent case managers; 5. Familiarity with case management in the region. Good cooperation was essential for successful dementia case management and should thus be a primary concern for care providers...
  63. pmc Does the organisational model of dementia case management make a difference in satisfaction with case management and caregiver burden? An evaluation study
    José M Peeters
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 16:65. 2016
    ..The objectives of this study are to give insight into whether satisfaction with dementia case management and the development of caregiver burden depend on the organisational model...
  64. pmc Dealing with professional misconduct by colleagues in home care: a nationwide survey among nursing staff
    Erica E M Maurits
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, P O Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Nurs 15:59. 2016
    ....
  65. pmc Cost-effectiveness of the Australian Medical Sheepskin for the prevention of pressure ulcers in somatic nursing home patients: study protocol for a prospective multi-centre randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN17553857)
    Patriek Mistiaen
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:4. 2008
    ....
  66. doi request reprint Attitudes of nursing staff towards electronic patient records: a questionnaire survey
    Anke J E de Veer
    The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, P O Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 47:846-54. 2010
    ..This implies a change in work routines for nursing staff, but it could also be regarded as an opportunity to improve the quality of care...
  67. pmc The effect and process evaluations of the national quality improvement programme for palliative care: the study protocol
    Natasja Jh Raijmakers
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, PO Box 1568, 3500 Utrecht, BN, The Netherlands
    BMC Palliat Care 13:5. 2014
    ..This four-year programme consists of about 70 implementation trajectories of best practices. A large evaluation study has been set up to evaluate this national programme and separate implementation trajectories...
  68. doi request reprint A new set of quality indicators for palliative care: process and results of the development trajectory
    Susanne J J Claessen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:169-82. 2011
    ..However, these quality indicators often cover one specific setting or target group, for example, palliative cancer care or palliative home care...
  69. pmc The effectiveness of interventions in supporting self-management of informal caregivers of people with dementia; a systematic meta review
    Judith G Huis In Het Veld
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 15:147. 2015
    ..The objective of this meta-review was to synthesize evidence from previous systematic reviews about professional self-management support interventions for this group...
  70. pmc 'From activating towards caring': shifts in care approaches at the end of life of people with intellectual disabilities; a qualitative study of the perspectives of relatives, care-staff and physicians
    Nienke Bekkema
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research, P O Box 1568, 3500 BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Palliat Care 14:33. 2015
    ..This paper describes the shifts in care approaches and attitudes that relatives and professionals perceive as the death of a person with ID approaches, as well as the values underlying these shifts...
  71. pmc Informal caregivers of people with dementia: problems, needs and support in the initial stage and in subsequent stages of dementia: a questionnaire survey
    Marieke Zwaanswijk
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, P O Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Open Nurs J 7:6-13. 2013
    ....
  72. doi request reprint Costs and financial benefits of video communication compared to usual care at home: a systematic review
    José M Peeters
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Telemed Telecare 17:403-11. 2011
    ..The review found no evidence that the cost of implementing video communication in home care was lower than the resulting financial benefits. More methodologically well conducted research is needed...
  73. pmc Interventions aimed at reducing problems in adult patients discharged from hospital to home: a systematic meta-review
    Patriek Mistiaen
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:47. 2007
    ..The objective was to synthesize the evidence presented in literature on the effectiveness of interventions aimed to reduce post-discharge problems in adults discharged home from an acute general care hospital...
  74. doi request reprint The use of physical restraints in home care in the Netherlands
    Anke J E de Veer
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1881-6. 2009
    ..To gain more knowledge of the application of physical restraints to restrict, restrain, or prevent movement by elderly people living at home...
  75. pmc Determinants of the intention to use e-Health by community dwelling older people
    Anke J E de Veer
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 15:103. 2015
    ....
  76. pmc Perspectives on care and communication involving incurably ill Turkish and Moroccan patients, relatives and professionals: a systematic literature review
    Fuusje M de Graaff
    NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PB 1568, 3500, BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Palliat Care 11:17. 2012
    ..The ultimate objective is to improve palliative care for Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands, by taking account of socio-cultural factors in the guidelines for palliative care...
  77. pmc Factors associated with the self-perceived ability of nursing staff to remain working until retirement: a questionnaire survey
    Erica E M Maurits
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 15:356. 2015
    ....
  78. doi request reprint Nurse prescribing of medicines in Western European and Anglo-Saxon countries: a survey on forces, conditions and jurisdictional control
    Marieke Kroezen
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:1002-12. 2012
    ..As the prescribing of medicines has traditionally been the task of the medical profession, nurse prescribing is changing the relationship between the medical and nursing professions...
  79. pmc Home care in Europe: a systematic literature review
    Nadine Genet
    NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:207. 2011
    ..The objective of this literature review was to respond to this need by systematically describing what has been reported on home care in Europe in the scientific literature over the past decade...
  80. pmc Informal caregivers of persons with dementia, their use of and needs for specific professional support: a survey of the National Dementia Programme
    José M Peeters
    The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, Otterstraat, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Nurs 9:9. 2010
    ..The support needs of informal caregivers are important to improve caregiver well-being and delaying institutionalization of the person with dementia...
  81. pmc Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease in severely mentally retarded people: a systematic review
    Anke J E de Veer
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Gastroenterol 8:23. 2008
    ..Therefore it is relevant for care professionals such as nurses to have knowledge of those with a higher risk of GERD and of the possible manifestations of GERD...
  82. ncbi request reprint Home care needs of patients with long-term conditions: literature review
    Marco Algera
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Adv Nurs 46:417-29. 2004
    ..There is a widely felt need to improve the match between long-term patients' care needs and actual use of home care. As this match is not always adequate, it is important to know what factors influence it...
  83. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the new home-care needs assessment policy in the Netherlands
    Marco Algera
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Health Soc Care Community 11:232-41. 2003
    ..On the other, home-care organisations are generally negative about the functioning and advantages of the new style of needs assessment. Health insurers' opinions are in between those of assessment agencies and home-care organisations...
  84. pmc Good end-of-life care according to patients and their GPs
    Sander D Borgsteede
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 56:20-6. 2006
    ..Most patients prefer to die at home, where a GP provides end-of-life care. A few previous studies have been directed at the GPs' values on good end-of-life care, yet no study combined values of patients and their own GP...