Béatrice P J Dijcks

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OBJECTIVE to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifactorial intervention on incidence of falls in psychogeriatric nursing home patients. DESIGN cluster-randomised controlled 12-month trial. SETTING psychogeriatric wards in 12 nursing homes in The Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS psychogeriatric nursing home patients (n = 518). INTERVENTION a general(More)
PURPOSE To obtain insight into the prevalence of the non-use of assistive technology in The Netherlands. Relationships between non-use and possible determinants were also investigated. The results of the study might lead to improvement of products and of the service delivery system for assistive technology. METHOD A study was performed into user(More)
OBJECTIVES There is extensive literature on interventions to prevent or reduce falls in elderly people. These findings, however, were based mainly on studies of community-living persons. The primary aim of the present study was to report the effectiveness and implementation aspects of interventions aimed at reducing falls in elderly residents in long-term(More)
The aim of this prospective cohort study was to examine the effectiveness of a low intensity outpatient cognitive rehabilitation programme for patients with acquired brain injury in the chronic phase. Twenty-seven patients with acquired brain injury (i.e., stroke, traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage; 52% male) with a mean age of 49.5 (SD 9.2)(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to evaluate progress in neuropsychological performance in children and adolescents with severe paediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI), from admission to the rehabilitation centre up to 3-12 years after the trauma. METHODS Children and adolescents (n = 31, mean age at injury 11.8 years, SD = 3.8; at follow-up(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine how many falls occur annually in Dutch nursing homes and how many fractures are the result of falls. DESIGN Written questionnaire study. METHOD All 371 Dutch nursing homes received a questionnaire requesting information on the number of somatic and psychogeriatric beds and the number of falls and fractures as a result of falls in(More)
Fall incidents occur frequently in the community dwelling elderly and even more in the institutionalised elderly. Fall-related research data indicate positive effects of a multifactorial intervention targeted on prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. In November 2004 the guideline "Prevention of fall incidents in the elderly" developed by The Dutch(More)
PURPOSE Currently no well validated instrument exists to assess the quality of the assistive technology delivery from the client's perspective. An instrument was developed called KWAZO, consisting of seven questions related to accessibility, knowledge, coordination, efficiency, flexibility and influence of the user. KWAZO, meaning "quality of care", can be(More)
BACKGROUND Demented nursing home patients are at high risk for falls. Falls and associated injuries can have a considerable influence on the autonomy and quality of life of patients. The prevention of falls among demented patients is therefore an important issue. In order to intervene in an efficient way in this group of patients, it is important to(More)
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