Principal Investigators

    Prof. dr. A.L. Francke


    VU University Medical Center

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    NurseSMS - A joint research program on Nurses' Self-Management Support in people facing progressive incurable diseases

    Source of funding information


    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 750,000

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Research Abstract

    Self-management for patients with progressive incurable diseases is not a matter of course. Their progressive physical and/or cognitive decline may often mean that self-management skills are limited. Self-management support by nurses can strengthen these skills and is therefore of paramount importance. In addition, nurses’ can support the self-management of family carers, who have to cope with the problems of the patient as well as with their own problems.


    The NurseSMS programme aims to contribute to self-management for patients and family carers facing progressive incurable diseases through innovative nursing research. In addition, the programme aims to strengthen the nursing research infrastructure and capacity in the Amsterdam-Utrecht area.

    Lay Summary

    Further information available at:

Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: Netherlands
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2016
Database Categories: N/A
Database Tags: N/A

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