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prof. dr. J.M.A. (Anne) Visser-Meilij

Full Professor
prof. dr. J.M.A. (Anne) Visser-Meilij
  • Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Science & Sport
  • Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Science & Sport

Research Programs

Biography

Biography

Prof Anne Visser-Meily is head of Research Centre of Excellence in Rehabilitation Medicine Utrecht; this is a collaboration between Brain Center Rudolf Magnus and De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation. The research focuses on 4 neurological diagnosis:  Stroke, ALS/SMA , Spinal Cord Injury and Cerebral Palsy and 3 themes: physical activity, cognition, and (family) empowerment.

Her research questions are very close to the clinical practice and daily life challenges of patients. Despite continuous improvements in medical care, many patients are left with residual physical or cognitive disability after the onset of their neurological condition. Patients and their families need to be able to effectively cope with the condition. Not only to manage persistent physical or cognitive disabilities and prevent secondary health conditions, but also to develop strategies to regain a productive and meaningful life, despite their disabilities.

She is a specialist in the care and research in family empowerment, neuropsychological stroke rehabilitation and neuromsusculair diseases shown by about 160 scientific publications.

Anne Visser-Meily was one of the researchers conducting the a)  large scale Fupro study into long term functioning and its prognostic factors of stroke patients and caregivers ( 2000-2005) and b) the ReStoRe4Stroke study, focusing on psychological determinants of participation of patients and caregiver (2010-2015) and c) Brain4Care study focusing on implementing an intervention aimed at optimizing and facilitation the transition to independent functioning home with emphasis on the patient –caregiver interaction (2015 – 2019).

She is president of the Education group of the Stroke Knowledge Network Netherlands.  She has been president of the Dutch Workgroup on Stroke for many years. She has been part of several committees developing guidelines for stroke patients and caregivers of stroke patients. She  is advisory member of the Brain Injury patient organization (Hersenletsel.nl) and writer of a column in their Magazine

She is editorial board member of the Dutch Journal of Rehabilitation medicine

Research line

Neurological rehabilitation

 

Selection of peer-reviewed publications in 2015-2017

 

  2015

  • Boosman H, van Heugten CM, Winkens I, Smeets SM, Visser-Meily JM.  Further validation of the Motivation for Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Questionnaire (MOT-Q) in patients with acquired brain injury. Neuropsychol Rehabil 2015

  • Ten Brink AF, Visser-Meily J, Nijboer T. Study protocol of ‘prims adaptation in Rehabilitation; a randomized controlled trial in stroke patients with neglect. BMC Neurol. 2015

  • Kruithof WJ, Post MW, Visser-Meily JM. Measuring negative and positive caregiving experiences: a psychometric analysis of the Caregiver Strain Index Expanded. Clin Rehab 2015.

  • van Mierlo ML, van Heugten CM, Post MW, de Kort PL, Visser-Meily JM. Psychological factors determine depressive symptomatology after stroke Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015
  • Ten Brink AF, Van der Stigchel S, Visser-Meily JM, Nijboer TC. You never know where you are going until you know where you have been: disorganized search after stroke. J Neuropsychol 2015

  • 2016

2017

 

Side Activities

None

Fellowship and Awards

1: AGIO-trofee Rehabilitation medicine for excellent research as a resident,  1992

2:  Clinical fellowship ZonMw rehabilitation programme, 2003

3:  Van Hoytema Award for promoting research in caregivers,  2005

4:  ZonMw Parel for  ‘Do it your self’  exercise guide for stroke patients, 2011

5:  Livit innovation award for the use of Activity Monitors in stroke rehabilitation, 2013

Research Output (312)

Discussing personalized prognosis in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:development of a communication guide

van Eenennaam Remko M, Kruithof Willeke J, van Es Michael A, Kruitwagen-van Reenen Esther T, Westeneng Henk-Jan, Visser-Meily Johanna M A, van den Berg Leonard H, Beelen Anita 14 dec 2020, In: BMC Neurology. 20 , p. 1-11

Screening and patient-tailored care for emotional and cognitive problems compared to care as usual in patients discharged home after ischemic stroke (ECO-stroke):a protocol for a multicenter, patient-blinded, cluster randomized controlled trial

Slenders J. P.L., Van den Berg-Vos R. M., van Heugten C. M., Visser-Meily J. M.A., Evers S. M.A.A., de Haan R. J., de Man-van Ginkel J. M., Kwa V. I.H. 17 nov 2020, In: BMC Health Services Research. 20

Sleep health practices and sleep knowledge among healthcare professionals in Dutch paediatric rehabilitation

Hulst Raquel Y., Pillen Sigrid, Voorman Jeanine M., Rave Neele, Visser-Meily Johanna M.A., Verschuren Olaf 1 nov 2020, In: Child: Care, Health and Development. 46 , p. 703-710 8 p.

Exploring the experiences of stroke patients treated with transcranial magnetic stimulation for upper limb recovery:A qualitative study

Van Lieshout Eline C.C., Jacobs Lilliane D., Pelsma Maike, Dijkhuizen Rick M., Visser-Meily Johanna M.A. 6 okt 2020, In: BMC Neurology. 20 , p. 365

Does upper limb strength play a prominent role in health-related quality of life in stroke patients discharged from inpatient rehabilitation?

Lieshout Eline C.C.van, van de Port Ingrid G., Dijkhuizen Rick M., Visser-Meily Johanna M.A. 2 okt 2020, In: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 27 , p. 525-533 9 p.

Absence of an infarct on MRI is not uncommon after clinical diagnosis of ischemic stroke

Aben Hugo P, Luijten Linda, Jansen Ben Pw, Visser-Meily Johanna Ma, Spikman Jacoba M, Biessels Geert Jan, de Kort Paul Lm, aug 2020, In: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 29 , p. 1-8

Prediction of psychological distress among persons with spinal cord injury or acquired brain injury and their significant others

Scholten Eline W M, Ketelaar Marjolijn, Visser-Meily Johanna M A, Roels Ellen H, Kouwenhoven Mirjam, Post Marcel W M, 26 jun 2020, In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 101 , p. 2093-2102 10 p.

Using patient-reported symptoms of dyspnea for screening reduced respiratory function in patients with motor neuron diseases

Helleman Jochem, Kruitwagen-van Reenen Esther T, Bakers J, Kruithof Willeke J, van Groenestijn Annerieke C, Jaspers Focks Rineke J H, de Grund Arthur, van den Berg Leonard H, Visser-Meily Johanna M A, Beelen Anita 23 jun 2020, In: Journal of Neurology. 267 , p. 3310-3318 9 p.

Self-efficacy predicts personal and family adjustment among persons with spinal cord injury or acquired brain injury and their significant others:A dyadic approach

Scholten Eline W M, Ketelaar Marjolijn, Visser-Meily Johanna M A, Stolwijk-Swüste Janneke, van Nes Ilse J W, Gobets David, Post Marcel W M, 22 jun 2020, In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 101 , p. 1937-1945 9 p.

Appraisals and coping mediate the relationship between resilience and distress among significant others of persons with spinal cord injury or acquired brain injury:a cross-sectional study

Scholten Eline W M, Simon Julia D H P, van Diemen Tijn, Hillebregt Chantal F, Ketelaar Marjolijn, Woldendorp Kees Hein, Osterthun Rutger, Visser-Meily Johanna M A, Post Marcel W M, 20 mei 2020, In: BMC psychology. 8 , p. 1-11

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