Daisy J A Janssen

Daisy J A Janssen
Maastricht University | UM · Department of Health Services Research

MD, PhD

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September 2011 - present
CIRO
Position
  • elderly care physician and coordinator of research line Palliative care, psychology and education

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Publications (213)
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Background: The psychological impact of COVID-19 can be substantial. However, knowledge about long-term psychological outcomes in patients with COVID-19 is scarce. Objective: In this longitudinal, observational study, we aimed to reveal symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and symptoms of anxiety and depression up to 6 months after t...
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BACKGROUND The psychological impact of COVID-19 can be substantial. However, knowledge about long-term psychological outcomes in patients with COVID-19 is scarce. OBJECTIVE In this longitudinal, observational study, we aimed to reveal symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and symptoms of anxiety and depression up to 6 months after the o...
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Background Fatigue is a distressing symptom in patients with COPD. Little is known about the factors that contribute to fatigue in COPD. This review summarises existing knowledge on the prevalence of fatigue, factors related to fatigue and the instruments most commonly used to assess fatigue in COPD. Methods Pubmed, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Cochrane and...
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Background It remains unknown whether and to what extent members of online long COVID-19 peer support groups remain symptomatic and limited over time. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate symptoms in members of online long COVID-19 peer support groups up to 6 months after the onset of COVID-19-related symptoms. Methods Demographics, symptoms, health st...
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Purpose: The objective of this study was determine the prevalence of low health literacy (HL) and low reading ability among patients with chronic lung disease referred for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in the Netherlands and their loved ones; and to understand whether low HL or low reading ability influence PR outcomes. Methods: Health literacy...
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Recently, the call for chaplains to become ‘research literate’ has been recognized by various scholars as well as by practitioners in the field. However, papers that present and discuss the study design and provide guidance on the methodology of chaplaincy research are scarce. The aim of this study is to present the design of a mixed-methods study...
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Breathlessness is one of the most frequent symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD may result in disability, decreased productivity and increased healthcare costs. The presence of comorbidities increases healthcare utilization. However, the impact of breathlessness burden on healthcare utilization and daily activities is uncl...
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To become a proactive and informed partner in postacute coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) management, patients need to have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to self-manage COVID-19-related health challenges. Due to several restrictions and consequently social isolation, online platforms and forums where people can share information and exper...
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Background An increasing number of subjects are recovering from COVID-19, raising the need for tools to adequately assess the course of the disease and its impact on functional status. We aimed to assess the construct validity of the Post-COVID-19 Functional Status (PCFS) Scale among adult subjects with confirmed and presumed COVID-19. Methods Adu...
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Background End-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic heart failure (CHF) and chronic renal failure (CRF) are characterized by a high burden of daily symptoms that, irrespective of the primary organ failure, are widely shared.AimsTo evaluate whether and to which extent symptom-based clusters of patients with end-stage COPD, CHF...
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Background: Healthcare needs are complex and heterogeneous in advanced chronic organ failure. However, based on symptom clusters, groups of patients with similar quality of life, care dependency and life-sustaining treatment preferences can be identified. Aims: To evaluate the stability of symptom-based clusters over time, and whether and to wha...
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Background Chronic breathlessness is a frequent symptom in advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and has major impact on quality of life, daily activities and healthcare utilization. Morphine is used as palliative treatment of chronic breathlessness. The aim is to analyze cost-effectiveness of regular, low-dose morphine in patients...
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Context Advance care planning (ACP) becomes more relevant with deteriorating health or increasing age. People might be more inclined to engage in ACP as they feel that they are approaching end of life. The perception of approaching end of life could be quantified as subjective remaining life expectancy (SRLE). Objectives First, to describe the pre...
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Background The acute nature of COVID-19 and its effects on society in terms of social distancing and quarantine regulations affect the provision of palliative care for people with dementia who live in long-term care facilities. The current COVID-19 pandemic poses a challenge to nursing staff, who are in a key position to provide high-quality pallia...
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Background It is estimated that in 2050 one quarter of the population in Europe will be aged 65 years and older. Although the added value of a palliative care team is emphasized in the literature, the impact of the palliative care team on the symptom burden in older non-cancer patients is not yet well established. Objectives To structurally measur...
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Background Occupational therapy (OT) may be an important intervention in patients with COPD, but studies show conflicting results. Purpose To evaluate the effectiveness of home-based monodisciplinary OT in COPD patients Method We conducted an observational clinical study. Main outcomes were the mean differences in the Canadian Occupational Perfor...
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Background: Although guidelines recommend palliative care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, there is little evidence for the effectiveness of palliative care interventions for this patient group specifically. Aim: To describe the characteristics of palliative care interventions for patients with COPD and their informal careg...
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The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on quality of life appears to be highly underestimated, especially in patients who have not been admitted to the hospital. Therefore, our aim was to assess respiratory-specific quality of life in addition to generic quality of life in former patients with confirmed/suspected COVID-19 who have never...
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Introduction Healthcare professionals (HCPs) experience difficulties in timely recognising and directing palliative care (PC) needs of their patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). The aim of this study was to develop a comprehensive tool to enable HCPs in timely recognising and directing PC needs in CHF. Methods A four-stage mixed-method study...
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Background Many patients with COVID-19 did not require hospitalisation, nor underwent COVID-19 testing. There is anecdotal evidence that patients with “mild” COVID-19 may complain about persistent symptoms, even weeks after the infection. This suggests that symptoms during the infection may not resolve spontaneously. The objective of this study was...
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Background The delivery of palliative care interventions is not widely integrated in chronic heart failure care as the recognition of palliative care needs is perceived as difficult. Tools may facilitate healthcare professionals to identify patients with palliative care needs in advanced chronic heart failure. Aim To identify tools to help healthc...
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Background & aims Cognitive impairment (CI) and metabolic abnormalities, including the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and sarcopenia, are more prevalent in COPD patients compared to controls without diagnosed lung disease. Because earlier studies have shown these metabolic abnormalities may affect cognitive performance, this study investigated whether c...
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Background: A large sample of "mild" COVID-19 patients still experience multiple symptoms months after being infected. These persistent symptoms are associated with many clinically relevant outcomes, including poor health status and impaired functional status. To date, no information is available about care dependency. Therefore, we aimed to explo...
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Background: Over the years, the scope of outcomes assessment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has broadened, allowing for the evaluation of various patient-reported outcomes (PROs). As it still remains unclear whether and to what extent PROs mirror the exercise performance of patients with COPD, the current study aimed to assess the...
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Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is currently causing a pandemic of COVID-19, with more than 3 million confirmed cases around the globe identified as of June 2020. During these extraordinary times, caring for patients with COVID-19 and underlying COPD poses particular challenges. Certain treatments relevant to treating patients with COPD, such as nebulised b...
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Importance Morphine is used as palliative treatment of chronic breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Evidence on respiratory adverse effects and health status is scarce and conflicting. Objective To assess the effects of regular, low-dose, oral sustained-release morphine on disease-specific health s...
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A loss of physical functioning (i.e., a low physical capacity and/or a low physical activity) is a common feature in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To date, the primary care physiotherapy and specialized pulmonary rehabilitation are clearly underused, and limited to patients with a moderate to very severe degree of airf...
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Adequate interprofessional collaboration is essential to provide high quality palliative dementia care across different settings. Within interprofessional collaboration, nurses are the frontline healthcare professionals (HCPs), who interact closely with people with dementia, their loved ones, and other HCPs. A survey was conducted to explore the ne...
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Background Many people are dying from COVID-19, but consensus guidance on palliative care in COVID-19 is lacking. This new life-threatening disease has put healthcare systems under pressure, with increased need of palliative care provided to many patients by clinicians with limited prior experience in this field. Therefore, we aimed to make consens...
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Objective To assess the phenotypic characteristics of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) after stratification for Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) summary scores and to determine phenotypic characteristics of the SPPB summary score at the start of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). Design Retrospective, cross-sectional...
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Background Palliative care can improve outcomes for patients with advanced chronic heart failure and their families, but timely recognition of palliative care needs remains challenging. Aim The aim of this study was to identify characteristics of a tool to assess palliative care needs in chronic heart failure that are needed for successful impleme...
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Purpose: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a highly prevalent disease characterized by airflow limitation and is associated with decreased balance and increased fall risk. Since falls are related to increased mortality, interventions targeting balance and fall risk could reduce morbidity and mortality. The objective of this review wa...
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In patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) next to dyspnea, fatigue is expected to be the most prevalent symptom. Surprisingly, the prevalence of severe fatigue has been scarcely studied in ILD patients and limited information on its associated factors is available. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of severe fatigue in patients wi...
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Introduction Persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are often limited in performing their activities of daily living (ADLs). However, it remains unknown whether and to what extent problematic ADLs change over time and whether exacerbation‐related hospitalisations affect problematic ADLs. Therefore, we investigated self‐reported p...
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Background: Since the introduction of the concept of advance care planning (ACP), many studies have been conducted exploring beneficial effects. These studies show a heterogeneity in clinical endpoints, which reflects diversity of goals connected to ACP. This study aims to get insight in the range of underlying goals that comprise the legitimacy o...
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Background Since the introduction of the concept of advance care planning (ACP), many studies have been conducted exploring beneficial effects. These studies show a heterogeneity in clinical endpoints, which reflects diversity of goals connected to ACP. Clarification of underlying normative principles of ACP is crucial in understanding both motivat...
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Background Advance Care Planning (ACP) is uncommon in patients with COPD. Aims To assess whether a nurse-led ACP-intervention can improve quality of patient-physician end-of-life care communication in patients with COPD. Furthermore, the influence of an ACP-intervention on symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients and loved ones was studied....
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Target audience professional caregivers, including physicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers. Description The Dutch elderly care physician is a physician who specializes in long-term care for frail elderly people and patients with complex chronic health problems. Advance care planning (ACP) is a corner ston...
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A cachectic patient with very severe COPD and chronic respiratory failure may benefit from comprehensive and personalised pulmonary rehabilitation including neuromuscular electrical stimulation, noninvasive ventilation and anabolic steroids http://bit.ly/31Ss7WZ.
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Background The objective of this study was to compare fatigue levels between subjects with and without COPD, and to investigate the relationship between fatigue, demographics, clinical features and disease severity. Methods A total of 1290 patients with COPD [age 65 ± 9 years, 61% male, forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) 56 ± 19% predicted] an...
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Insufficient control of chronic breathlessness may induce excessive use of fentanyl nasal spray in COPD patients. Prescription of fentanyl nasal spray for breathlessness should only be done as part of palliative treatment and requires close follow-up. http://bit.ly/2YdOjJ1.
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To date, it remains unknown which patients report a clinically-relevant improvement in fatigue following pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). The purpose of this study was to identify and characterize these responders. Demographics, lung function, anxiety (anxiety subscale of the 90-item symptom checklist (SCL-90-A)), depression (Beck depression inventor...
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Contrary to common perception, modern palliative care (PC) is applicable to all people with an incurable disease, not only cancer. PC is appropriate at every stage of disease progression, when PC needs emerge. These needs can be of physical, emotional, social or spiritual nature. This document encourages the use of validated assessment tools to rec...
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Background Despite recommendations, people with heart failure have poor access to palliative care. Aim To identify the evidence in relation to palliative care for people with symptomatic heart failure. Design Systematic review and narrative synthesis. (PROSPERO CRD42016029911) Data sources Databases (Medline, Cochrane database, CINAHL, PsycINFO,...
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Background: Insight into health conditions associated with death can inform healthcare policy. We aimed to cluster 27,525,663 deceased people based on the health conditions associated with death to study the associations between the health condition clusters, demographics, the recorded underlying cause and place of death. Methods: Data from all...
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Background General cognitive impairment is highly prevalent in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Domain-specific cognitive impairments include deficits in working memory (WM), cognitive flexibility, verbal memory, planning and psychomotor speed. These impairments may be associated with poor health behaviours, such as a sed...
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Background General cognitive impairment is highly prevalent in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Domain-specific cognitive impairments include deficits in working memory (WM), cognitive flexibility, verbal memory, planning and psychomotor speed. These impairments may be associated with poor health behaviours, such as a sed...
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Background: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often suffer from multiple morbidities, which occur in clusters and are sometimes related to accelerated aging. This study aimed to assess the disease specificity of comorbidity clusters in COPD and their association with a biomarker of accelerated aging as a potential mechanis...
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The superexacerbator is highly prevalent in patients with COPD entering rehabilitation and these patients have worse disease overall http://bit.ly/30q2k7M.
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The CIRO Academy in Horn (the Netherlands) organised a 2-day meeting to present and discuss the studies published in 2017 pertaining to key priority areas of respiratory and critical care medicine. This review summarises studies focussing on pulmonary rehabilitation and exercise training, physical activity, chronic respiratory failure and palliativ...
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Background: The Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease - Heart Failure (NAT:PD-HF) was developed to identify and triage palliative care needs in patients with chronic heart failure. A Dutch version is currently lacking. Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of a Dutch NAT:PD-HF in chronic heart fail...
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Rationale Advance care planning (ACP) is uncommon in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Objectives To assess whether a nurse-led ACP-intervention can improve quality of patient-physician end-of-life care communication in patients with COPD. Furthermore, the influence of an ACP-intervention on symptoms of anxiety and depres...
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The degree of lung function is frequently used as referral criterion for pulmonary rehabilitation. The efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation was assessed in 518 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, after clustering based on a comprehensive pre-rehabilitation lung function assessment. Mean improvements in dyspnea, exercise performan...
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Despite increased attention to cancer pain, pain prevalence in patients with cancer has not improved over the last decade and one third of cancer patients on anticancer therapy and half of patients with advanced disease still suffer from moderate to severe pain. In this review, we explore the possible reasons for the ongoing high prevalence of canc...