Monique A. A. Caljouw

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This study aims to examine the needs and preferences regarding the delivery of health care services and information provision and their determinants in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). A questionnaire was sent to 77 SSc outpatients, comprising 27 items on health care needs within the domains physical, psychological, social support, employment/daily(More)
OBJECTIVE Although geriatric rehabilitation (GR) is beneficial for restoration of activities and participation after hospitalization of vulnerable older persons, little is known about the optimal organization of care of these postacute facilities. This study examines the relationship of patient volume and service concentration with successful GR (short(More)
As a first step in the improvement of the organization of care for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) we studied their health care usage and its determinants. A questionnaire was sent to 161 outpatients of the rheumatology clinic of a Dutch university hospital. The questionnaire comprised questions on health care usage, quality of life and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether cranberry capsules prevent urinary tract infection (UTI) in long-term care facility (LTCF) residents. DESIGN Double-blind randomized placebo-controlled multicenter trial. SETTING Long-term care facilities (LTCFs). PARTICIPANTS LTCF residents (N = 928; 703 women, median age 84). MEASUREMENTS Cranberry and placebo(More)
BACKGROUND Fear of falling (FoF) is regarded as a major constraint for successful rehabilitation in older people. However, few studies have investigated FoF in vulnerable older people who rehabilitate in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). Therefore, this study measures the prevalence of FoF during and after rehabilitation and assesses differences between(More)
PURPOSE To assess the measurement properties of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) in patients after a hip fracture aged ≥ 65 years. METHODS In a sample of 100 patients, we examined the structural validity, internal consistency and construct validity. For the structural validity a confirmatory factor analysis was carried out. For construct(More)
BACKGROUND To determine which characteristics are associated with quality of life (QOL) in residents with moderate to very severe dementia in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a cross-sectional analysis of a cluster randomized controlled study in 12 Dutch LTCFs that enrolled 288 residents, with moderate to severe dementia(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe changes in the health service delivery process experienced by professionals, patients and informal caregivers during implementation of a national programme to improve quality of care of geriatric rehabilitation by improving integration of health service delivery processes. STUDY SETTING Sixteen skilled nursing facilities. STUDY(More)
This study aims to examine healthcare utilization and its determinants among patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). A cross-sectional survey among all patients with SSc visiting an outpatient clinic of an academic hospital in the Netherlands was done. Assessments included sociodemographic characteristics and a survey on healthcare utilization including a(More)
Background Although proper pain treatment may require opioids, discussion continues about possible undertreatment or overtreatment in persons with advanced dementia. Objective To investigate the prevalence of pain, frequency of opioid prescription use, and factors associated with strong opioid prescription use in nursing homes. Design Cross-sectional(More)