Title of project or programme
Title of PI Evaluation of case management dementia
Principal Investigators of project/programme grant
Title Forname Surname Institution Country
Prof Anneke Francke NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research) Netherlands
Address of institution of lead PI
Institution NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research)
Street Address Otterstraat 118-124
City Utrecht
Postcode 3513 CR
Country
  • Netherlands
Source of funding information

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

Total sum awarded (Euro)

337416

Start date of award

1-12-2009

Total duration of award in months

24

The project/programme is most relevant to
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Keywords

Dementia, caregiver, case management, integrated care

Research abstract in English

This research will provide knowledge about how case- management in fourteen networks of collaborating care providers and care agencies is shaped (embedding the content, design and background of the casemanager professionale). There will be special attention to the implementation (conditions) and the facts of success and failure. It will also look at variants which contribute to the reduce of load of caregivers and increasing the quality of their life. This study should give an indication of the costs versus the benefits of the various forms of casemanagement. At two moments there wil bij research with questionnaires to caregivers (n = approximately 560 net) of fourteen regions. The questionaires features items of the Questionnaire Wishes and Problems of Caregivers (developed at the National Dementia Program), questionnaires from the Minimum Data Set and items from a existing case management questionnaire (developed by the Trimbos Institute and Geriant). Also with some of the focusgroups of caregivers discussions were held. General practitioners, case managers and regional project managers participate too in the focusgroup discussions. Costs and benefits, costs data on the implementation of case management and care use of people with dementia and their caregivers at various information will be requested. The results of the project will be described in online factsheets, articles and a public final report. Also an invitational conference will be organized for disseminating results to relevant parties and healthcare policy.

Lay Summary
In which category does this research fall?
  • Health and social care research

Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: Netherlands
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2011
Database Categories: N/A
Database Tags: N/A

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