Jacomine de Lange

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OBJECTIVE To validate the QUALIDEM, a quality of life measure for people with dementia within residential settings rated by professional caregivers. METHOD In a sample of 202 residents of nursing homes Spearman rank correlations were calculated between the QUALIDEM subscales aand indices of convergent validity and discriminant validity, with dementia(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a Quality of Life questionnaire rated by professionals that can be used for people with dementia in different stages of the disease, living in residential settings. METHOD Development was performed in two phases: item generation and pilot testing, and a field survey to evaluate the psychometric properties. For unidimensionality we(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the scalability and reliability of Qualidem, a quality of life observation instrument rated by professional caregivers of persons with mild to very severe dementia living in residential settings. METHOD Data from four field surveys in the Netherlands were used. The instrument consists of nine subscales for mild to severe dementia; of(More)
BACKGROUND Improving the healthcare for patients with depression is a priority health policy across the world. Roughly, two major problems can be identified in daily practice: (1) the content of care is often not completely consistent with recommendations in guidelines and (2) the organization of care is not always integrated and delivered by(More)
BACKGROUND A literature study was conducted to contribute to an adequate use of quality of life (QoL) instruments for the evaluation of interventions in dementia care by providing an overview of properties of QoL measures that acknowledge domains important to dementia patients. METHODS Domains important to patients, and domains that professional(More)
BACKGROUND In this review, we study the effects of dyadic psychosocial interventions focused on community-dwelling people with dementia and their family caregivers, and the relationship of the effects with intervention components of programs. METHODS A search from January 2005 to January 2012 led to 613 hits, which we reviewed against our inclusion(More)
BACKGROUND Since 2004, 'stepped-care models' have been adopted in several international evidence-based clinical guidelines to guide clinicians in the organisation of depression care. To enhance the adoption of this new treatment approach, a Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) was initiated in the Netherlands. METHODS Alongside the QIC, an intervention(More)
This article discusses the results of a Concept Mapping, held to clarify the concept of small-scale group living for elderly with dementia. Seventeen experts from different backgrounds formulated 91 statements about small-scale group living. These were subsequently depicted on a concept map with two dimensions: care versus living and individual versus(More)
The implementation of care innovations that have been proven effective is not matter-of-course. In this study, we traced facilitating and impeding factors in the implementation of thirteen meeting centres for people with dementia and their carers in five different regions in The Netherlands. To guide the data collection and analyses, a theoretical model was(More)
BACKGROUND Successful implementation is a vital precondition for investigating the outcome of care innovation. This study concerned the evaluation of the implementation of integrated emotion-oriented care (IEOC) in psychogeriatric nursing home wards. The main question was whether the trained caregivers actually applied the knowledge and techniques of IEOC(More)