Acute Events - project 1
Early Detection of PostStroke Depression (1)
Principal investigator: Jannek de Man-van Ginkel PhD
Project members: Marieke Schuurmans PhD, Rick Grobbee PhD.
In the first two years after stroke approximately one-third of the patients suffer from post-stroke depression (PSD). PSD hampers patient rehabilitation. Therefore, the timely recognition and diagnosis of PSD is essential for the optimization of patient recovery from stroke.
In this project, the focus was on early detection of PSD in the daily nursing care of patients with stroke able to communicate adequately. As part of this project we investigated the clinical manifestation of PSD, showing that PSD is not a different type of depression; we developed the DePreS, a clinical prediction rule to estimate the degree of the depression risk for an individual patient within the first week after stroke; and we tested the clinimetric properties of the 9-item and the 2-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ).
Acute events - project 2
Early Detection of PostStroke Depression (2)
PhD student: Mariska van Dijk Msc
Co-promotoren: Janneke de Man-van Ginkel PhD, Thóra Hafsteinsdóttir PhD
Promotor: Marieke Schuurmans
In this project research into Early detection of PostStroke Depression is continued. The focus is on detection of PSD in patients with communicative disorders after stroke. As screening for depression in these patients is hampered by their inability to communicate adequately, we further developed and tested the clinimetric properties of the Signs of Depression Scale.Furthermore, a new developed PSD-Toolkit, including depression screening tools and evidence-based nursing interventions is testing for usability in the daily nursing care of patients with stroke.
Acute events - project 3
Basic Care Revisited - Mobility and Bathing & Dressing
PhD student: Carolien verstraten Msc
Co-promotor: Janneke de Man-van Ginkel PhD
Promotor: Marieke Schuurmans PhD
Impaired mobility and functional decline in daily activities due to stroke often result in a need for nursing care. In general, nurses tend to meet their patients’ needs by doing things for them rather than doing with them, which emphasizes patients’ limitations instead of their abilities. A promising approach that stimulates nurses to promote patients' self-reliance in daily functioning, encouraging their engagement in daily activities, is the ‘Function-Focused Care (FFC) approach’. In this project we further develop this approach for the nursing care in hospital in the Netherlands and investigate the effectiveness of FFC on mobility and bathing & dressing and the feasibility of the Dutch version of FFC in hospital.