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Sandra M.G. Zwakhalen
Maastricht University
NursingPain assessmentDementiaLong-term careMedicine
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#1Katya Y. J. Sion (UM: Maastricht University)
#2Hilde Verbeek (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 22
Last. Jan P.H. Hamers (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 37
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Background: The culture change from task-centered care to person- and relationship-centered care has resulted in the resident’s voice gaining importance when assessing experienced quality of care i...
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#1Sascha R. Bolt (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 2
#2Judith M.M. Meijers (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 22
Last. Sandra M.G. Zwakhalen (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 26
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PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate what types and forms of support nursing staff need in providing palliative care for persons with dementia. Another aim was to compare the needs of nursing staff with different educational levels and working in home care or in nursing homes. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, descriptive survey design was used. METHODS: A questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of Dutch nursing staff working in the home care or nursing home setting. Data were collected...
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#1Katya Y. J. Sion (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 1
#2Hilde Verbeek (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 22
Last. Jan P.H. Hamers (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 37
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BACKGROUND: The culture shift in nursing homes from task-oriented to person-centered care has created a need to assess clients' experienced quality of care (QoC), as this corresponds best with what matters to them. This study aimed to gain insight into how to assess experienced QoC in nursing homes from the client's perspective. METHOD: A qualitative study was performed consisting of a focus group with client representatives (n = 10), a focus group with nursing home staff (n = 9) and a world caf...
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#1Miriam Kunz Dipl.-Psych. (University of Augsburg)H-Index: 23
#2Margot W. M. de Waal (LUMC: Leiden University Medical Center)H-Index: 22
Last. Stefan Lautenbacher (University of Bamberg)H-Index: 43
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BACKGROUND: Over the last decades, a considerable number of observational scales have been developed to assess pain in persons with dementia. The time seems ripe now to build on the knowledge and expertise implemented in these scales to form an improved, "best-of" meta-tool. The EU-COST initiative "Pain in impaired cognition, especially dementia" aimed to do this by selecting items out of existing observational scales and critically re-assessing their suitability to detect pain in dementia. This...
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#1Hilde Verbeek (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 22
#2Sandra M.G. Zwakhalen (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 26
Last. Jan P.H. Hamers (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 37
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There is a strong need in long-term care for scientific research, so older people and their families, health care professionals, policy makers, and educators can benefit from new advancements and best available evidence in every day care practice. This paper presents the model of a sustainable and successful interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists, care providers and educators in long-term care: the “Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care” by Maastricht University in the Netherlands....
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#1Roy Haex (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 1
#2Theresa Thoma-Lürken (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 2
Last. Sandra M.G. Zwakhalen (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 26
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AIM: To explore and understand the views of clients and formal and informal caregivers about the experienced quality of home care for older people. DESIGN: A descriptive qualitative study was conducted using individual interviews. METHODS: Six home care clients, four formal and six informal caregivers were recruited from two Dutch home care organizations. Individual, semi-structured interviews took place between April - November 2018. The INDividually EXperienced QUAlity of Long-term care framew...
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#1Svenja Cremer (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)
#2Michel H. C. Bleijlevens (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 20
Last. Sandra M.G. Zwakhalen (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 26
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#1Katya Y. J. Sion (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 1
#2Hilde Verbeek (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 22
Last. Jan P.H. Hamers (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 37
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#1Sandra M.G. Zwakhalen (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 26
#2Michel H. C. Bleijlevens (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 20
Last. Jan P.H. Hamers (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 37
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#1Sascha R. Bolt (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 2
#2Jenny T. van der Steen (LUMC: Leiden University Medical Center)H-Index: 35
Last. Judith M.M. Meijers (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 22
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Background: End-of-life care for older people with dementia is often sub-optimal. Understanding the experiences of the relatives involved in the care of the person with dementia may help to improve...
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