An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament can have serious physical and psychosocial consequences. However, although everyone agrees on the importance of prevention, no-one has yet succeeded in reducing the number of injuries. PhD student Anne Benjaminse (RUG/UMCG) has discovered that prevention programmes can perhaps be improved using principles from the field of motor learning. Using a verbal external focus ('pretend you are sitting down') rather than an internal focus ('bend your knees') and video feedback should make it easier to learn to make the right movement and use safer landing techniques when jumping.
Patients who have undergone a kidney transplantation appear to perform well at work. After the transplant, many of them perform better at work than they did in the period before the procedure.
The Psychiatry Department at the UMCG is conducting research on stress resilience, using virtual reality to properly map the impact of stress. This way you can create a stressful situation in a controlled manner.
Mensen met dementie kunnen niet zonder hulp en ondersteuning. Toch vinden weinig producten en diensten hun weg naar de personen met dementie en hun naasten. Om dit te verbeteren heeft Alzheimer Nederland drie miljoen euro beschikbaar gesteld aan...
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