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CaRré Bulletin November 2015 (63)
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18/11/2015
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The online successor of CaRré

A new newsletter: something old, something new, featuring  the following items

  • Letter from the scientific director
  • CaRe days
  • News from the institutes
  • Behind another desk: in this column CaRe employees who hold multiple positions (e.g. research and clinical practice) talk about the benefits and challenges of their dual roles
  • PhD tales:  in this column newly graduated CaRe PhD’s discuss their project and look back at the years leading towards their doctoral dissertation.
  • The test of time - Propositions revisited: in this column CaRe employees go back in time to review the relevance and actuality of the statements in their PhD dissertation

Editorial staff:
Rik Crutzen and Liesbeth van Osch, CAPHRI (editors-in-chief)
Inge Spronk, NIVEL
Laura Hochstenbach, CAPHRI
Dóra Révész & Roxanne Schaakxs, EMGO+
Marieke de Visser, RIHS




Letter from the director
Dear CaRe colleagues,

It's with pleasure I write you this letter in this totally renewed CaRré newsletter, replacing the well-known (but somewhat outdated) CaRré bulletin. This newsletter provides the possibility to be sent more frequently and to update you more regularly on relevant topics. Thanks to the creativity and hard work of the editorial board of the CaRré-newsletter.
I am very happy to announce that the national CaRe-days will be re-installed again from spring 2016.
Until a few years, every year the CaRe days were held in Maastricht, especially for CaRe PhD students. These days were popular among PhD students and met the need to meet colleagues from other institutes working in the same area of interest. Unfortunately budget limitations forced us to take the decision to stop the CaRe days a few years ago.


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Save the date:  21 and 22 April 2016
Annual PhD and CaRe members day
On Friday April 22 2016 the annual CaRe symposium of Research School CaRe will be held in Eindhoven. 
The day before (April 21) the annual CaRe-PhD day is taking place in Veldhoven.
An excellent opportunity to meet and greet your colleagues from other institutes!

Fiona Godlee, editor of the BMJ, will give a masterclass to PhD students on how to improve their publication chances! An opportunity you cannot miss!


Follow this link for an preliminary program and to subscribe
Report of EMGO+ Annual meeting & Care Day 2015
This year the Care day was organised by the EMGO+ Institute and combined with the EMGO+ Annual meeting in De Rode Hoed in Amsterdam on May 21st. This year the central theme was ‘Resilience’.

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News from the institutes
CAPHRI
Daniel Kotz appointed professor at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf >> read more

Inauguration of professor Jean Muris >> Read the complete interview (by CAPHRI) here

Start of Movare: the healthy elementary school of the future >> read more 

Prof. dr. Maurice Zeegers new director of CAPHRI per 1 October 2015 >>read more



News from the institutes
NIVEL
Chronically ill patients often break open their money-box >>read more

Cordula Wagner new director of NIVEL per 1 January 2016 >>read more

Jany Rademakers has been appointed as endowed professor >>read more



News from the institutes
EMGO+

NWO funding for extended LASA measurements    >> read more

Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety nominated for Huibregtsen Award   >> read more

Cordula Wagner awarded with NVZ medal    >> read more

Hinke Kruizenga in newspaper Trouw about malnourishment in hospitals   >> read more

More physical activity at work increases productivity and well-being of employees    >> read more

Inaugural lecture Prof. Patricia van Oppen EMGO+   >> read more




News from the institutes
Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
CaRe dissertation award for Dr Rik Viergever   >> read more

Farewell lecture Prof. Henny van Schrojenstein Lantman – de Valk   >> read more

Steven Teerenstra publishes book on power analysis   >> read more

Farewell lecture Prof. Myrra Vernooij – Dassen   >> read more



Behind another desk
Serendipiteit
Een tijdje geleden werd ik gevraagd om voor CaRré een stukje te schrijven waarin ik niet alleen mijn werk als promovendus diende te beschrijven maar ook een bijdrage diende te leveren aan de rubriek “Achter een ander bureau”. In mijn geval wissel ik het management van de afdeling verslavingspreventie van de Mondriaan af met een promotie traject bij CAPHRI. Allereerst roept dit natuurlijk de vraag op waarom je op je 49ste nog aan zo’n hachelijk avontuur begint. Dat is eigenlijk heel simpel: als manager van een kleine afdeling had ik niet de ambitie om nog meer mensen dan de 18 die ik nu leiding geef aan mijn span of control toe te voegen. Omdat ik toch een sterke drang had om te groeien in mijn werk, lag het voor de hand het te zoeken in het inhoudelijke.


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PhD tales
Maarten Krol (NIVEL)
Numbers telling the tale? On the validity of patient experience surveys and the usability of their results.

In the past decades, patient experiences have become an important source of quality of care information. In Dutch health care, where a system of regulated competition is in place, this information is used not only by patients, but also by health care providers and health care insurers. Because of this, the validity of patient experience surveys must be thoroughly substantiated. In my doctoral thesis, I have attempted to show how important it is to examine the answers and the relationships between them in order to understand the consequences of tailoring a questionnaire.


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PhD tales
Mariska Stam (EMGO+)
How hearing impairment may impact adult life: Baseline and 5-year follow-up results of the NL-SH study

Op 10 juni was het zo ver: 4.5 jaar van mijn promotieonderzoek was gebundeld in een knalgeel “boekje” over de impact van gehoorproblemen op het leven van volwassenen. Het was tijd om met de opponenten uit binnen- en buitenland van gedachten te wisselen over dit relevante onderwerp. Gehoorproblemen komen namelijk vaak voor en niet alleen bij mensen op hogere leeftijd. Recente Nederlandse cijfers uit 2012 wijzen erop dat ongeveer 2.2 miljoen volwassenen ouder dan 19 jaar moeite hebben met het volgen van een gesprek met meerdere personen. Wereldwijd zijn prospectieve studies naar verandering in gehoor over de tijd, en de gevolgen hiervoor voor volwassen, echter schaars.



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PhD tales
Renée Verwey en Sanne van der Weegen (CAPHRI)
Twee promovendi één project
In 2010 zijn we beiden begonnen aan het It’s LiFe! project. Twee promovendi op één project. Renée begon in september en Sanne 1,5 maand later. Vanaf oktober was het dus een vliegende start. De samenwerking met twee techniekbedrijven was al opgestart en nu kregen wij de taak om zo snel mogelijk de eisen van de eindgebruikers duidelijk te krijgen. Het doel van ons project was namelijk de ontwikkeling van een tool en een zorgprogramma om mensen met diabetes of COPD te stimuleren om meer te gaan bewegen. En niet alleen ontwikkelen, het plan was ook om beide componenten van deze interventie te testen en te evalueren of deze combinatie effectief was. Een ambitieus project! Maar heel leuk voor ons om in dit project de kans te krijgen om alles zelf uit te voeren van begin tot eind, van idee tot RCT.


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The test of time
by Dr Iris van Rooij
Dr Iris van Rooij, reproductive epidemiologist and assistant professor at the Department for Health Evidence, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, looks back at the statements belonging to her PhD thesis

Follow this link to read her story
CaRe
The mission of The Netherlands School of Primary Care Research concerns:
Contributing to better health and health care through high quality training of young researchers and multidisciplinary cooperation between excellent research institutes in the field of primary health care, transmural care, public and occupational health and health policy, focused on the development and implementation of new scientific knowledge in these fields.
This mission is shared by the four participating research institutes of CaRe, i.e. CAPHRI (Care And Public Health Research Institute) of Maastricht University, RIHS (Radboud Institute for Health Sciences) of the Radboud university medical centre, EMGO+ (Institute for Health and Care Research) of the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam and NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research) in Utrecht.



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