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Research projects aging & chronic conditions
Research projects aging & chronic conditions

TASTE-1 (Tailored Self-managemenT & Ehealth

PhD student: Nini Jonkman MSc
Co-promotor: Jaap Trappenburg PhD
Promotors: Marieke Schuurmans PhD, Arno Hoes PhD

This PhD project mainly relies on a robust Individual-Patient Data (IPD) meta-analysis. This study aims at unraveling success of self-management interventions  addressing which patient and program specific determinants modify the effect of self-management interventions in terms of health-related quality of life, mortality, hospital admissions and duration of hospital stay in patients with COPD and Heart Failure.  
 
 

TASTE-2 (Tailored Self-managemenT & Ehealth

PhD student: Irene Bos-Touwen MSc
Co-promotor: Jaap Trappenburg PhD
Promotors: Marieke Schuurmans PhD, Niek de Wit PhD
 
This PhD project aims at increasing our understanding in how self-management support in chronic disease patients should be individualized to optimize effect size. Studies aim at identifying determinants of self-management capacity and to increase our understanding in clinical reasoning and decision making strategies of health care providers. 
 

TASTE-3 (Tailored Self-managemenT & Ehealth

PhD student: Heleen Westland MSc
Co-promotor: Jaap Trappenburg PhD
Promotors: Marieke Schuurmans PhD
 
This PhD project aims at increasing our understanding on the  way and extent to which self-management  support and behavior change interventions are carried out in routine primary care. New tools are developed to measure type, dose and mode of nurse-led interventions. A key project is the ACTIVATE study which aims at evaluating the effectiveness of a state of the art behaviour change intervention to increase physical activity in patients at risk for cardivascular disease and to identify subgroups of patients who benefit most. 
 

TASTE-4 (Tailored Self-managemenT & Ehealth

PhD student:  Yvonne Korpershoek MSc
Co-promotor: Jaap Trappenburg PhD
Promotors: Marieke Schuurmans PhD
 
This PhD project aims at the iterative development and evaluation of an indiviually tailored mHealth intervention to support COPD patients (self-) managing exacerbations.  User-centered development is carried out according to scientific engineering principles  in close collaboration with end-users and e state of the art experts in the field of exacerbation epidemiology/aetiology, behavioural science and creative/ICT industry.  
 

U-profit

The Utrecht Proactive Frailty Intervention Trial (U-PROFIT) evaluated the effectiveness of a proactive and integrated primary care strategy aimed to persevere daily functioning in independent living older people. A single-blind cluster randomized controlled trial with one year follow-up was conducted between 2010 and 2010 and over 3000 older people and more than 350 caregivers were included. The strategy consist of a screening intervention based on routine primary care data and a nurse-led car program. The strategy was feasible and highly appreciated by older people and their caregivers. The nurses and general practitioners perceived that frail older people are ‘more visible’ due to the proactive care approach. The results regarding the effectiveness on daily functioning, quality of life, health care use and cost-effectiveness will be published soon.