Janet L. MacNeil-Vroomen

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Transitional care interventions aim to improve care transitions from hospital to home and to reduce hospital readmissions for chronically ill patients. The objective of our study was to examine if these interventions were associated with a reduction of readmission rates in the short (30 days or less), intermediate (31-180 days), and long terms (181-365(More)
OBJECTIVES We validate a translated version of the De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale (DJGLS) for use among older migrants from Turkish and Moroccan descent and validate the original Dutch version of the same scale for Surinamese migrants in the Netherlands. METHOD The data were derived from a population-based cross-sectional study among community-dwelling(More)
BACKGROUND Self-reported data are often used for estimates on healthcare utilization in cost-effectiveness studies. OBJECTIVE To analyze older adults' self-report of healthcare utilization compared to data obtained from the general practitioners' (GP) electronic medical record (EMR) and to study the differences in healthcare utilization between those who(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of nurse-led multifactorial care to prevent or postpone new disabilities in community-living older people in comparison with usual care. METHODS We conducted cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyses alongside a cluster randomized trial with one-year follow-up. Participants were aged ≥ 70 years and at(More)
OBJECTIVES to compare changes over time in the in-hospital mortality and the mortality from discharge to 30 days post-discharge for six highly prevalent discharge diagnoses in acutely admitted older patients as well as to assess the effect of separately analysing the in-hospital mortality and the mortality from discharge to 30 days post-discharge. STUDY(More)
BACKGROUND Different forms of case management for dementia have emerged over the past few years. In the COMPAS study (Collaborative dementia care for patients and caregivers study), two prominent Dutch case management forms were studied: the linkage and the integrated care form. AIM OF STUDY Evaluation of the (cost)effectiveness of two dementia case(More)
BACKGROUND As populations age, chronic geriatric conditions linked to progressive organ failure jeopardize health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Thus, this research assessed the validity and applicability of the EQ-5D (a common HRQoL instrument) across four major chronic geriatric conditions: hearing issues, joint damage, urinary incontinence, or(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the association between demographics, comorbidity, geriatric conditions, and three health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes one year after acute hospitalisation in older patients. METHODS A prospective cohort study conducted between 2006 and 2009 with one-year follow-up in 11 medical wards at two university hospitals and one(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the independent association between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) at admission and mortality, functional decline, and institutionalization 3 and 12 months after admission in acutely hospitalized older adults. DESIGN Post hoc analysis of data from prospective cohort study, 2006 to 2009, 12-month follow-up. SETTING Eleven(More)
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