Gwenda Albers

Summary

Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi Does health status affect perceptions of factors influencing dignity at the end of life?
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:1030-8. 2013
  2. doi What is the methodological rigour of palliative care research in long-term care facilities in Europe? A systematic review
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 26:722-33. 2012
  3. doi Evaluation of quality-of-life measures for use in palliative care: a systematic review
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 24:17-37. 2010
  4. doi Content and spiritual items of quality-of-life instruments appropriate for use in palliative care: a review
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:290-300. 2010
  5. pmc Analysis of the construct of dignity and content validity of the patient dignity inventory
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Van de Boechorststraat 7, 1081BT, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:45. 2011
  6. doi Personal dignity in the terminally ill from the perspective of caregivers: a survey among trained volunteers and physicians
    Gwenda Albers
    1 Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Palliat Med 16:1108-14. 2013
  7. pmc Appraisal of literature reviews on end-of-life care for minority ethnic groups in the UK and a critical comparison with policy recommendations from the UK end-of-life care strategy
    Natalie Evans
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clínic Universitat de Barcelona, C Rosselló 132 Sobre ático, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:141. 2011
  8. doi 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
  9. doi A validated risk score to estimate mortality risk in patients with dementia and pneumonia: barriers to clinical impact
    Jenny T van der Steen
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Nursing Home Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:31-43. 2011

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Publications9

  1. doi Does health status affect perceptions of factors influencing dignity at the end of life?
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:1030-8. 2013
    ..More people are surviving into old age, and chronic diseases tend to become more common with age. Ill health and disability can lead to concerns about loss of personal dignity...
  2. doi What is the methodological rigour of palliative care research in long-term care facilities in Europe? A systematic review
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 26:722-33. 2012
    ..The European population is rapidly ageing, resulting in increasing numbers of older people dying in long-term care facilities. There is an urgent need for palliative care in long-term care facilities...
  3. doi Evaluation of quality-of-life measures for use in palliative care: a systematic review
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 24:17-37. 2010
    ..In this literature review we evaluated the feasibility and clinimetric quality of quality-of-life (QoL) measurement instruments suitable for use in palliative care...
  4. doi Content and spiritual items of quality-of-life instruments appropriate for use in palliative care: a review
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:290-300. 2010
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  5. pmc Analysis of the construct of dignity and content validity of the patient dignity inventory
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Van de Boechorststraat 7, 1081BT, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:45. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to analyse the construct of personal dignity and to assess the content validity of the Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI) in people with an advance directive in the Netherlands...
  6. doi Personal dignity in the terminally ill from the perspective of caregivers: a survey among trained volunteers and physicians
    Gwenda Albers
    1 Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Palliat Med 16:1108-14. 2013
    ..Although dignity is increasingly considered a goal of palliative care, little research has evaluated the understanding of dignity at the end of life from a caregiver's perspective...
  7. pmc Appraisal of literature reviews on end-of-life care for minority ethnic groups in the UK and a critical comparison with policy recommendations from the UK end-of-life care strategy
    Natalie Evans
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clínic Universitat de Barcelona, C Rosselló 132 Sobre ático, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:141. 2011
    ..This article aims to review and evaluate literature reviews on minority ethnic groups and EoL care in the UK and assess their suitability as an evidence base for policy...
  8. doi 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...
  9. doi A validated risk score to estimate mortality risk in patients with dementia and pneumonia: barriers to clinical impact
    Jenny T van der Steen
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Nursing Home Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:31-43. 2011
    ..The clinical impact of risk score use in end-of-life settings is unknown, with reports limited to technical properties...