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Research

Research should be meaningful. Our ambition is to acquire new knowledge and find answers to the questions facing today’s society. Our research projects focus on themes in the fields of ‘Youth and Health’ and ‘Social and Labour Participation’, in particular early detection and treatment of behavioural problems in children, impending incapacity for work in employees and the promotion of labour participation of ill people. We also conduct important research in the field of care of the elderly in the Netherlands. Many research projects are carried out in the form of PhD projects, with great emphasis on the interrelationship between science and actual practice.

Our research projects are embedded in the Public Health Research programme of the SHARE Research Institute. SHARE is part of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen.

Practical example

H.F. Dorland-Pel
H.F. Dorland-Pel

‘I started my PhD project entitled “Looking beyond return to work: a longitudinal study on health-related work functioning in cancer survivors ” in 2012.

This project focuses on cancer survivors trying to get on with their lives and work.

The Public Health Section has given me the opportunity to conduct scientific research, enabling me to do something for these people.
That’s where my strength lies: in generating knowledge that professionals can use in actual practice’ .

Current research projects Work and Health

Current research projects Community Health

Research title Researcher Start
The implementation and evaluation of a program for Multiproblem families within the Netherlands Evenboer, K.E. 2014
Persistence and change of developmental and psychosocial problems of preterm born children Hornman, J. 2014
Improve knowledge about how health professionals and the health care system can bridge the gap between the abilities of people with limited health literacy and the demands imposed by health care settings Kaper, M.S. 2014
Studying the relation between Health Literacy and Obesity Geboers, B.J.M. 2013
Dementia Care Mapping in the care for older people with an intellectual disability and dementia Schaap, F.D. 2013
Improving use of medicines through evidence-based insurance medicines coverage policies under the health system reform in China Sun, J. 2012
Uniform Screening for Speech & Language delays in the Dutch Child Health Care Visser-Bochane, M.I. 2012
Early Recognition of mental health problems, using the Strengths and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ) in (pre)school children in pediatric practice Heuvel, M.M. van den 2011
Communication between client and professional in youth health and social care Jager, M. 2011
Entrance of care for youth with emotional and behavioral problems Nanninga, M. 2011
Self-Help Triple P in the Netherlands: translation, adaptation, and evaluation Speetjens, P.A.M. 2011
Influence of socioeconomic inequalities on health, development and behavioral problems of children born moderately preterm Potijk, M.R. 2010
Embrace, a model for integrated elderly care:a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness regarding patient outcomes Spoorenberg, S.L.W. 2010
Embrace, a model for integrated elderly care:a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness regarding quality of care, service use and costs Uittenbroek, R.J. 2010
A lifestyle intervention for home care professionals to promote the use of existing lifestyle facilities and programs by sedentary adults aged 55 and older with a low socio-economic status towards a higher level of physical activity and healthier eating behaviour Walters, M.E.
Luten, K.A.
2010
A lifestyle intervention for sedentary adults aged 55 and older with a low socio-economic status to promote the use of existing facilities and programs towards a higher level of physical activity and healthier eating behaviour Walters, M.E.
Luten, K.A.
2010
Early identification of problems and risks with respect to the social-emotional well-being of infants Hielkema, M. 2009
The effectiveness of the Stepping Stones Triple P program to support parents of children with mild intellectual disability Kleefman, M. 2009
Perceived Health Status in Patients with MS -  follow up 2 Mikula, P.
Vitkova, M.
2009
Utilization of prenatal health care services in primary care in the Netherlands: Determinants of prenatal health care utilization Feijen-de Jong, E.I. 2008
The effectiveness of the Triple P program to support parenting in Dutch preventive child healthcare: a randomised controlled study Spijkers, W. 2008
Social class and ethnicity among patients with coronary heart disease Sudzinová-Cverckova, A.
Silarova, B.
2004

All our previously completed research projects can be found within the research archive.

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