Marleen Goumans

Marleen Goumans
Hogeschool Rotterdam | HR · Research Centre Innovations in Care

PhD

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March 2008 - present
Hogeschool Rotterdam
Position
  • Director and professor integrated care for older persons
January 2000 - February 2008
Netherlands institute care and welfare and Vilans
Position
  • Researcher and head of the department
June 1992 - June 1997
Maastricht University
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (49)
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Purpose There has been increasing awareness of perinatal health and organisation of maternal and child health care in the Netherlands as a result of poor perinatal outcomes. Vulnerable women have a higher risk of these poor perinatal outcomes and also have a higher chance of receiving less adequate care. Therefore, within a consortium, embracing 10...
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Background There are distinct differences in the implementation of physiotherapeutic care in nursing homes. Both nationally and internationally staffing levels of physiotherapy differ significantly between and within nursing homes. Since legislation or guidelines that specify the parameters of physiotherapy required in nursing homes are lacking, it...
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Objective To predict mortality with the Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI) in a sample of community-dwelling older people, using a follow-up of 7 years. Design Longitudinal. Setting and Participants 479 Dutch community-dwelling people aged 75 years or older. Measurements The TFI, a self-report questionnaire, was used to collect data about total, ph...
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The population of adults ageing in place and using home‐care services is growing rapidly worldwide. Meaning in life (MiL) of this group of clients is relevant for healthcare and social workers. MiL is associated with many positive outcomes, but can be challenging for aged persons. Objective of this study was to explore MiL in daily life of communit...
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Abstract Background: Meaning in life (MiL) is considered to be an important pillar of health and is associated with many positive outcomes in older adults, such as health, quality of life and longevity. Since MiL is important for health, nurses may take patient’s MiL into account in their care. However, there is a knowledge-gap in what good care i...
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Background: Meaning in life (MiL) is considered to be an important part of health and is associated with many positive outcomes in older adults, such as quality of life and longevity. As health promotors, nurses may take patients' MiL into account in the care process. There is a knowledge gap in terms of what constitutes good care in relation to o...
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Objective Vulnerability among pregnant women is an important and complex theme in the everyday practice of midwives. Exchanging knowledge and best practices about vulnerability between midwives in Europe can contribute to improving the knowledge and skills of midwives and as a result improve the care for vulnerable pregnant women. We therefore star...
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Background Meaning in life (MiL) is considered to be an important part of health and is associated with many positive outcomes in older adults, such as quality of life and longevity. As health promotors, nurses may take patients’ MiL into account in the care process. There is a knowledge gap in terms of what constitutes good care in relation to old...
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Background: Meaning in life (MiL) is considered to be an important part of health and is associated with many positive outcomes in older adults, such as quality of life and longevity. As health promotors, nurses may take patients’ MiL into account in the care process. There is a knowledge gap in terms of what constitutes good care in relation to ol...
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Aim To explore situations in daily home nursing regarding meaning in life of older adults. Design Qualitative research design. Methods 197 participant observations were conducted during home nursing visits between September 2015 ‐ May 2018. Descriptions were thematically analysed. The themes of this analysis were subsequently linked to dimensions...
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Introduction: Many health care interventions have been developed that aim to improve or maintain the quality of life for frail elderly. A clear overview of these health care interventions for frail elderly and their effects on quality of life is missing. Purpose: To provide a systematic overview of the effect of health care interventions on quality...
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Conclusions were synthesised from recent reviews on (touchscreen)technologies and people with dementia and lessons learnt, using these devices in projects in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada. The combined findings provide a strong basis for defining new strategies for exploiting touchscreen technology for people with dementia.
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User driven design in smart care homes means designing for different end users with different values. In an extended user-centered design and research model, the Value Sensitive Design methodology as well as elements of Technology Acceptance Models are incorporated. The stages of the design model are explained and illustrated with experience from t...
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De afgelopen jaren is er in Nederland geëxperimenteerd met het uit Zweden afkomstige zorgconcept Iedere Dag de Moeite Waard. Het kenniscentrum Zorginnovatie van Hogeschool Rotterdam evalueerde de ervaringen in twee zogeheten ‘proeftuinen’.
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Objective Preserving clients' quality of life (QoL) has become increasingly important in dementia care. Engagement in pleasant and meaningful activities may influence this QoL. We studied people with dementia's experiences and views of independent tablet games in a practice-based study, conducted at two day-care centres and five small-scale living...
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Conclusions were synthesised from recent reviews on (touchscreen)technologies and people with dementia and lessons learnt, using these devices in projects in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada. The combined findings provide a strong basis for defining new strategies for exploiting touchscreen technology for people with dementia.
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Introduction: Previous research has indicated that people living with dementia are able to use touchscreen technology, which presents an opportunity to deliver meaningful and engaging activities for people to pass the time independently. The challenge is to identify suitable applications from the thousands that are currently available, and familia...
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Background: Meaning in life of older persons is related to well-being, health, quality of life, and ‘‘good life.’’ However, the topic is scarcely covered in nursing literature. Objective: The aim of this integrative review for nurses is to synthesize knowledge from scholarly literature to provide insight into how older persons find meaning in life,...
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De Hanzehogeschool in Groningen was dit jaar gastheer voor het jaarlijkse COHEHRE congres. Helaas was dit congres gelijktijdig met het NCVGZ congres. COHEHRE staat voor Consortium of Institutes for Higher Education in Health and Rehabilitation in Europe. Het is een network van – voornamenlijk – hogescholen in Europa met opleidingen op het gebied va...
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Deze toolbox bevat gereedschap voor het opzetten van Even Buurten, een integrale wijkaanpak voor kwetsbare ouderen in Rotterdam. De toolbox is op verzoek van de gemeente Rotterdam gemaakt om beleidsmedewerkers, zorgprofessionals, opleiders en andere geïnteresseerden informatie te geven over het project Even Buurten.
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In order to gain insight in the success of implementation of healthcare technology, experience of two cases compared, focusing on the technology and acceptance by healthcare professionals. Determinants from a published literature study are used, together with the factors of the Technology Acceptance Model. These are illustrated by the examples of p...
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‘Even Buurten’ is een Rotterdams initiatief. Hierin proberen professionals uit zorg en welzijn via een integrale wijkaanpak de sociale netwerken rondom thuiswonende ouderen te verstevigen. Doel van dit sociale netwerk is (vroeg) signalering en het bieden van concrete hulp en ondersteuning aan kwetsbare ouderen. Uit onderzoek naar het ‘Even Buurten’...
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To identify appropriate screening conditions, stratified according to age and vulnerability, to prevent functional decline in older people. A RAND/University of California at Los Angeles appropriateness method. The Netherlands. A multidisciplinary panel of 11 experts. The panelists assessed the appropriateness of screening for 29 conditions mention...
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SUMMARY One of the aims of the European Healthy Cities project was to contribute to the development of healthy public policy. This paper examines the evidence from ten cities in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom which are either part of the World Health Organization (WHO) Healthy City Project or part of their respective National Networks. Five...
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The World Health Organization (WHO)/Euro Healthy Cities Project has received much attention since the first project cities were selected in 1987 in fact many more cities than can participate showed (and still show) their interest. Thus initiatives have been taken to establish activities similar to the Healthy Cities Project, not only in Europe but...

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Projects (4)
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In this action research we investigate which needs people in society have regarding support in their MiL Together with stakeholders, we develop such support.
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Understanding social vulnerability, relational involvement and meaningfulness in later life by gaining insight in the capabilities of older persons to manage the social and existential questions they are confronted with (social losses, health problems, finiteness); the action and self-assessment capacities of vulnerable older persons; the process of giving meaning to everyday life.