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Research aging & chronic conditions
Research aging & chronic conditions

The research theme 'aging & chronic conditions' focuses on both the prevention of functional decline and adverse health outcomes of chronic disease patients and older people who are living independently in the community.

Chronic conditions (TASTE)

The primary aim of  the TASTE (TAilored Self-managemenT & EHealth) research line is to increase efficiency and (cost)-effectiveness of self-management support in chronic disease patients. This international research  collaboration systematically fills the knowledge gap on (non)compliers and (non)responders, on determinants of self-management capacity and facilitators and barriers of self-management support. Thus providing knowledge for subsequent development of tailored nurse-led interventions, including e-health, based on individual patient profiles and preferences aiming at higher effect sizes.

Aging (U-profit)

This research  program focuses on improving (nurse-led) care that contributes to maintain independence and self-sufficiency. The main target population are those older people and their families who are living independently in the community who have multiple complex care needs due to the existence multimorbidity. We aim to develop successful preventive primary care  interventions that are targeted to those who are likely to benefit from it, and that are tailored to the individual health care needs of older people.