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1 March 2023 | ARTICLE
Does it make sense to use written instruments to assess communication skills? Systematic review on the concurrent and predictive value of written assessment for performance
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate possible associations between learners' results in written and performance-based assessments of communication skills (CS), either in concurrent or predictive study designs. METHODS: Search included four databases for peer-r...
Auteurs: Claudia Kiessling, Noelle Junod Perron, Marc van Nuland, Maria Magdalena Bujnowska-Fedak, Geurt Essers, Ragnar M Joakimsen, Peter Pype en Zoi Tsimtsiou
24 February 2023 | ARTICLE
Cost-effectiveness of point-of-care interventions to tackle inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics in high- and middle-income countries: a systematic review.
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is propagated by widespread inappropriate use of antibiotics. In response, point-of-care interventions (POCIs) have been developed in primary care to preserve antibiotic effectiveness. Many of these POCIs...
Auteurs: Erinn D'hulster, Tine De Burghgraeve, Jeroen Luyten en Jan Y Verbakel
23 February 2023 | DISSERTATION
Addressing alcohol use in general practice - a community-oriented approach
Background Even though often socially accepted, alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for poor health and death in the world. Therefore, the world health organization (WHO) promotes the integration of alcohol-related early identification and ...
Auteurs: Bram Pussig
20 February 2023 | DISSERTATION
Turning the tide on hypnotic use in primary care
Auteurs: Kristien Coteur
17 February 2023 | ARTICLE
Resilience in advanced cancer caregiving promoted by an intimate partner’s support network: Insights through the lens of complexity science. A framework analysis
Background: The tremendous physical and mental burden that comes with caregiving puts the intimate partners of patients diagnosed with advanced cancer at risk for mental disorders. However, most partners seem to be protected by resilience. Such a ...
Auteurs: Sophie Opsomer, Sofie Joossens, Emelien Lauwerier, Jan De Lepeleire en Peter Pype
Auteurs: Laure Sillis, Veerle Foulon, Karel Allegaert, Annick Bogaerts, Maarten De Vos, Titia Hompes, Anne Smits, Kristel Van Calsteren, Jan Verbakel en Michael Ceulemans
1 February 2023 | ARTICLE
How do people living with chronic conditions and their informal caregivers experience primary care? A phenomenological-hermeneutical study
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Gaining insight in how people living with chronic conditions experience primary healthcare within their informal network. BACKGROUND: The primary healthcare system is challenged by the increasing number of people living with c...
Auteurs: Dagje Boeykens, Mustafa Sirimsi, Lotte Timmermans, Maja Lopez Hartmann, Sibyl Anthierens, Hans De Loof, Kristel De Vliegher, veerle Foulon, Ine Huybrechts, Lies Lahousse, Peter Pype, Birgitte Schoenmakers, Peter Van Bogaert, Kris Van de Broeck, Ann Van Hecke, Nick Verhaeghe, Mieke Vermandere, Emily Verté, Dominique Van de Velde en Patricia De Vriendt
Auteurs: Isabel AC Baert, Enrique Lluch, Thomas Struyf, Greta Peeters, Sophie Van Oosterwijck, Joanna Tuynman, Salim Rufai en Filip Struyf
Auteurs: Simon Gabriël Beerten, Catharina Matheï en Bert Aertgeerts
1 February 2023 | ARTICLE
Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 concentration and circulation of variants of concern in wastewater of Leuven, Belgium.
Wastewater surveillance plays an important role in the management of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic all over the world. Using different wastewater collection points in Leuven, we wanted to investigate the use of wastewater survei...
Auteurs: Annabel Rector, Mandy Bloemen, Marijn Thijssen, Leen Delang, Joren Raymenants, Jonathan Thibaut, Bram Pussig, Lore Fondu, Bert Aertgeerts, Marc Van Ranst, Chris Van Geet, Jef Arnout en Elke Wollants
23 January 2023 | ARTICLE
Stakeholders’ experiences and perception on transitional care initiatives within an integrated care project in Belgium: a qualitative interview study.
BACKGROUND: In 2015, a plan for integrated care was launched by the Belgium government that resulted in the implementation of 12 integrated care pilot project across Belgium. The pilot project Zorgzaam Leuven consists of a multidisciplinary local ...
Auteurs: Merel Leithaus, Amal Fakha, Johan Flamaing, Hilde Verbeek, Mieke Deschodt, Gijs Van Pottelbergh en Geert Goderis
19 January 2023 | ARTICLE
Initial symptoms and three months follow-up after acute COVID-19 in outpatients: An international prospective cohort study
BACKGROUND: Most studies on long-term follow-up of patients with COVID-19 focused on hospitalised patients. No prospective study with structured follow-up has been performed in non-hospitalised patients with COVID-19. OBJECTIVES: To assess long-CO...
Auteurs: Katarina Hedin, Alike W van der Velden, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Anna B Moberg, Anca Balan, Pascale Bruno, Samuel Coenen, Eskild Johansen, Anna Kowalczyk, Peter Konstantin Kurotschka, Sanne R van der Linde, Lile Malania, Jorn Rohde, Jan Verbakel, Heike Vornhagen en Akke Vellinga
10 January 2023 | TEXT RESOURCE
The Health and Care Professions of the Future
Auteurs: Erik Schokkaert, JM Aerts, Stefaan Callens, Jan Eggermont, Veerle Foulon, Philip Moons, Ilse Noens, Frank Rademakers, Dieter Van Assche, Anne Vandenhoeck, Jos Vander Sloten, Geert Van Hootegem, Sabine Van Huffel, Jan Verbakel en Dirk Vlasselaers
Auteurs: Nathalie Conrad en John JV McMurray
4 January 2023 | ARTICLE
Management of diabetes patients with comorbidity in primary care: a mixed-method study in Odisha, India
BACKGROUND: Diabetes patients with comorbidities need regular and comprehensive care for their disease management. Hence, it is essential to assess the primary care preparedness for managing diabetes patients and the perspectives of the diabetes p...
Auteurs: Sandipana Pati, Marjan van den Akker, F Francois G Schellevis, Krushna Chandra Sahoo en Jako S Burgers
1 January 2023 | ARTICLE
Strategies to improve health status among adults with multimorbidity: A scoping review.
Although public health and medical care advancements have enabled an increased lifespan among many populations around the world, there is an ongoing need to enhance the health span of adults and older adults. Due to the increasingly substantial pr...
Auteurs: Kathryn Nicholson, Tatjana T Makovski, Iveta Nagyova, Marjan van den Akker en Saverio Stranges
1 January 2023 | ARTICLE
COVID-19 Clusters in Belgian Nursing Homes: Impact of Facility Characteristics and Vaccination on Cluster Occurrence, Duration and Severity
COVID-19 severely affected nursing home residents from March 2020 onwards in Belgium. This study aimed to model the impact of vaccination and facility characteristics on cluster occurrence, duration and severity in this setting. Possible clusters ...
Auteurs: Sara Dequeker, Milena Callies, Lucy Catteau, Laura Int Panis, Esma Islamaj, Sofieke Klamer, Katrien Latour, Marijke Pauwels, Catharina Vernemmen, Romain Mahieu, Hanna Masson, Muhammet Savsin, Etienne De Clercq, Mireille Thomas, Boudewijn Catry en Eline Vandael
1 January 2023 | ARTICLE
Anticholinergic burden measures, symptoms, and fall-associated risk in older adults with polypharmacy: Development and validation of a prognostic model.
BACKGROUND: Anticholinergic burden has been associated with adverse outcomes such as falls. To date, no gold standard measure has been identified to assess anticholinergic burden, and no conclusion has been drawn on which of the different measure ...
Auteurs: Truc Sophia Dinh, Andreas D Meid, Henrik Rudolf, Maria-Sophie Brueckle, Ana I González-González, Veronika Bencheva, Matthias Gogolin, Kym IE Snell, Petra JM Elders, Petra A Thuermann, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, Jeanet W Blom, Marjan van den Akker, Ferdinand M Gerlach, Sebastian Harder, Ulrich Thiem, Paul P Glasziou, Walter E Haefeli en Christiane Muth
1 January 2023 | ARTICLE
What is the Diagnostic Accuracy of Novel Urine Biomarkers for Urinary Tract Infection?
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) affects half of women at least once in their lifetime. Current diagnosis involves urinary dipstick and urine culture, yet both methods have modest diagnostic accuracy, and cannot support decision-making in...
Auteurs: George Edwards, Anna Seeley, Adam Carter, Maia Patrick Smith, Elizabeth LA Cross, Kathryn Hughes, Ann Van den Bruel, Martin J Llewelyn, Jan Y Verbakel en Gail Hayward
22 December 2022 | ARTICLE
An exploration of under-registration of chronic kidney disease stages 3-5 in Belgian general practices using logistic regression
BACKGROUND: Early detection and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) can prevent further deterioration and complications. Previous studies suggested that the diagnosis is often made when advanced renal failure occurs. The aims of this study w...
Auteurs: Ine Van den Wyngaert, Pavlos Mamouris, Bert Vaes en Gijs Van Pottelbergh
16 December 2022 | ARTICLE
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the registration and care provision of mental health problems in general practice: A registry-based study.
BACKGROUND: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in general practice remains uncertain. Several studies showed an increase in terms of mental health problems during the pandemic. In Belgium, especially during the first waves of the...
Auteurs: Jan Vandamme, Simon Gabriël Beerten, Jonas Crèvecoeur, Steve Van den Bulck, Bert Aertgeerts, Nicolas Delvaux, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Mieke Vermandere, Laura Tops, Thomas Neyens en Bert Vaes
8 December 2022 | ARTICLE
Burden of COVID-19 on primary care in Belgium: a prospective nationwide observational study from March to August 2020
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 outbreak had an important impact on general practice, for example the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the switch to telephone consultations. We installed a monitoring instrument and reported the burden the ...
Auteurs: Bert Vaes, Benedicte Vos, Maxime Foidart, Robrecht De Schreye, Diego Schrans, Hilde Philips, Bert Aertgeerts en Kris Doggen
8 December 2022 | OTHER
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6 December 2022 | ARTICLE
Inhibitors and facilitators to the utilization of postpartum care in China: an integrative review
BACKGROUND: Postpartum care is an expanding concept in China, and it is gaining vast attention in Chinese society. However, due to some Chinese traditions and rituals during the postpartum period, the utilization of modern postpartum care should b...
Auteurs: Xiaoqian Zhang, Catharina Mathei, Mieke Vermandere, Xiaoli Zuo, Qian Wang, Hui Leng, Tang Li en Frank Buntinx
3 December 2022 | ARTICLE
Mixed-methods evaluation of a multifaceted heart failure intervention in general practice: the OSCAR-HF pilot study.
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) is an important health problem for which multidisciplinary care is recommended, yet few studies involve primary care practitioners in the multidisciplinary management of HF. We set up a multifaceted prospective observation...
Auteurs: Miek Smeets, Willem Raat, Bert Aertgeerts, Joris Penders, Jan Vercammen, Walter Droogne, Wilfried Mullens, Stefan Janssens en Bert Vaes
Auteurs: Ines Mouchaers, Hilde Verbeek, Gertrudis IJM Kempen, Jolanda CM van Haastregt, Ellen Vlaeyen, Geert Goderis en Silke F Metzelthin
1 December 2022 | ARTICLE
Antibiotic use in ambulatory care for acutely ill children in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Objective To determine the rate and appropriateness of antibiotic prescribing for acutely ill children in ambulatory care in high-income countries. Design On 10 February 2021, we systematically searched articles published since 2000 in MEDLINE, Em...
Auteurs: Ruben (Methodology Burvenich, Hannelore (Methodology Dillen, Nhung TH (Investigation Trinh, Joseph (Investigation Freer, Laure (Writing – Review Editing) Wynants, Stefan (Writing – Review Editing) Heytens, An (Writing – Review Editing) De Sutter en Jan Y (Conceptualization Verbakel
1 December 2022 | ARTICLE
Relationship Between Leisure Time Physical Activity, Weight, and the Onset and Persistence of Nonspecific Neck Pain: A Systematic Review.
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationships between weight, leisure time physical activity (PA), and the onset and persistence of neck pain in adults with nonspecific neck pain (NSNP). DESIGN: Etiology and prognosis systematic review. LITERATURE SEARCH:...
Auteurs: Alexandre Luc, François Antoine, Geertruida Bekkering, Christine Detrembleur en Laurent Pitance
1 December 2022 | ARTICLE
Co-design to increase implementation of insomnia guidelines in primary care
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders, including insomnia, are widespread problems, which have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines for the treatment of insomnia prioritize non-pharmacological interventions. Nevertheless, primary care professi...
Auteurs: Kristien Coteur, Catharina Mathei, Birgitte Schoenmakers en Marc Van Nuland
1 December 2022 | ARTICLE
Evaluating the impact of COVID-19 countermeasures on alcohol consumption through wastewater-based epidemiology: A case study in Belgium
Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) is a complementary approach to monitor alcohol consumption in the general population. This method measures concentrations of xenobiotic biomarkers (e.g., ethyl sulphate) in influent wastewater (IWW) and converts...
Auteurs: tim boogaerts, Bert Aertgeerts en Bram (Writing – Review Editing Pussig