Benjamin Janse

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BACKGROUND Frail elderly persons living at home are at risk for mental, psychological, and physical deterioration. These problems often remain undetected. If care is given, it lacks the quality and continuity required for their multiple and changing problems. The aim of this project is to improve the quality and efficacy of care given to frail elderly(More)
BACKGROUND This study explored the effects of an integrated care model for the frail elderly on informal caregivers' satisfaction with care and support services. METHODS A 62-item instrument was developed and deployed in an evaluative before/after study using a quasi-experimental design and enrolling a control group. The definitive study population (n=63)(More)
OBJECTIVE This study explores the processes of integration that are assumed to underlie integrated care delivery. DESIGN A quasi-experimental design with a control group was used; a new instrument was developed to measure integration from the professional perspective. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Professionals from primary care practices and home-care(More)
Background and aim: Traditional care is increasingly being replaced by integrated care models, which often implies changes for health professionals involved. However, although literature on integrated care is abundant, the primary focus is rarely on professionals. Consequently , it is not clear if and how they are affected by integrated care interventions.(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of integrated working on professionals' objective burden and job satisfaction was examined. An evidence-based intervention targeting frail elderly patients was implemented in the Walcheren region of the Netherlands in 2010. The intervention involved the primary care practice as a single entry point, and included proactive frailty(More)
BACKGROUND This study explored the effects of an integrated care model aimed at the frail elderly on the perceived health, objective burden, subjective burden and quality of life of informal caregivers. METHODS A quasi-experimental design with before/after measurement (with questionnaires) and a control group was used. The analysis encompassed within and(More)
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