Lieve Roets-Merken

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BACKGROUND Five to 25 percent of residents in aged care settings have a combined hearing and visual sensory impairment. Usual care is generally restricted to single sensory impairment, neglecting the consequences of dual sensory impairment on social participation and autonomy. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-management(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Severe Dual Sensory Loss screening tool, a tool designed to help nurses and care assistants to identify hearing, visual and dual sensory impairment in older adults. DESIGN Construct validity of the Severe Dual Sensory Loss screening tool was evaluated using Crohnbach's alpha and factor(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of non-equipment based rehabilitation interventions for older adults with an age-related hearing or visual impairment. DATA SOURCES We searched PubMed, EMBASE, PsychInfo, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. REVIEW METHODS Two authors independently assessed trial eligibility, extracted(More)
OBJECTIVES To gain insights into the process of nurses' changing perceptions when trained to implement a self-management programme for dual sensory impaired older adults in long-term care, and into the factors that contributed to these changes in their perceptions. DESIGN Qualitative study alongside a cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING 17(More)
OBJECTIVE To gain insights into the problems of dual sensory impaired older adults in long-term care. Insights into these problems are essential for developing adequate policies which address the needs of the increasing population of dual sensory impaired older adults in long-term care. METHODS A qualitative study was conducted in parallel with a cluster(More)
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