Jolanda Stobbe

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BACKGROUND Little is known about the amount and quality of after-care provided for patients hospitalised as a result of a court authorisation. AIM To obtain insight into the rate of drop-out from after-care and the quality of after-care. METHOD In our study we included all patients in Rotterdam Rijnmond who, in the last 3 months of 2004, had been(More)
BACKGROUND Adults aged 65 and older with severe mental illnesses are a growing segment of the Dutch population. Some of them have a range of serious problems and are also difficult to engage. While assertive community treatment is a common model for treating difficult to engage severe mental illnesses patients, no special form of it is available for the(More)
An analytical model is presented that estimates the distribution of workplace protection factor (WPF) values for positive-pressure respirators. Input for the model is (1) the instantaneous facepiece pressure measured as a function of time and (2) the distribution of WPF values for a negative-pressure version of the respirator. As an example application, the(More)
To elucidate the safety of fibrin glue application, antibody formation against fibrinogen and thrombin was studied in rabbits. The pathophysiology of developed antibodies was tested by an intravenous challenge with both components and by related blood pressure measurements. All fibrin glue-treated animals developed antibodies against both components. The(More)
BACKGROUND No recent information is available concerning the working methods of the ambulatory psychiatric emergency services in The Netherlands.<br/> AIM To obtain insight into the working methods of the ambulatory psychiatric emergency services.<br/> METHOD We performed a descriptive research.<br/> RESULTS Twenty of the 28 ambulatory psychiatric(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the pattern of associations between changes in unmet needs and treatment motivation in elderly patients with severe mental illness. METHODS Observational longitudinal study in 70 patients treated by an assertive community treatment team for the elderly. Unmet needs and motivation for treatment were measured using the Camberwell(More)
BACKGROUND Due to fragmented mental, somatic, and social healthcare services, it can be hard to engage into care older patients with severe mental illness (SMI). In adult mental health care, assertive community treatment (ACT) is an organizational model of care for treating patients with SMI who are difficult to engage. So far all outcome studies of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the care needs and severity of psychosocial problems in older patients with severe mental illness (SMI) between those who were and were not motivated for treatment. METHODS Cross-sectional study in which we enrolled 141 outpatients with SMI aged 55 and older. Needs were measured using the Camberwell Assessment of Needs for the(More)
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