Jolanda C M van Haastregt

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BACKGROUND the 16-item Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) has been shown to have excellent reliability and construct validity. However, for practical and clinical purposes, a shortened version of the FES-I would be useful. OBJECTIVE to develop and validate a shortened version of FES-I while preserving good psychometric properties. DESIGN initial(More)
The objective was to assess which interventions effectively reduce fear of falling in community-living older people. An extensive search for relevant literature comprised a database search of PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; expert consultation; and manually searching reference lists from potentially relevant(More)
PURPOSE To carry out a cross-cultural validation of the Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I), a 16-item modified version of the Falls Efficacy Scale that was developed to assess both easy and more complex physical and social activities, in a range of languages and different cultural contexts. METHOD Data were collected in Germany (n = 94), The(More)
Objective To evaluate whether a programme of multifactorial home visits reduces falls and impairments in mobility in elderly people living in the community. Design Randomised controlled trial with 18 months of follow up. Setting Six general practices in Hoensbroek, the Netherlands. Participants 316 people aged 70 and over living in the community, with(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study reports on the development of a Dutch version of an American intervention for community-residing older persons in The Netherlands. Adaptation of this cognitive behavioural group intervention, to reduce fear of falling and avoidance of activity in older persons, was required before evaluation in a different setting. METHODS The(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether for patients with incurable cancer comprehensive home care programmes are more effective than standard care in maintaining the patients' quality of life and reducing their "readmission time" (percentage of days spent in hospital from start of care till death). DESIGN Systematic review. METHODS A computer aided search was(More)
AIM This paper reports on of the effects of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme on psychosocial attributes, self-care behaviour and quality of life among congestive heart failure patients who experienced slight to marked limitation of physical activity. BACKGROUND Most self-management programmes for congestive heart failure patients emphasize(More)
BACKGROUND Fear of falling and avoidance of activity are common in old age and are suggested to be (public) health problems of equal importance to falls. Earlier studies of correlates of fear of falling and avoidance of activity did hardly differentiate between severe and mild levels of fear of falling and avoidance of activity which may be relevant from(More)
OBJECTIVES Multidisciplinary and multifactorial interventions seem to be effective in preventing falls. We aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness of a multidisciplinary fall prevention program compared with usual Dutch healthcare in community-dwelling people 65 years of age or older who experienced a fall. METHODS Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility(More)