Title of project or programme
Title of PIEvaluation of case management dementia
Principal Investigators of project/programme grant
ProfAnnekeFranckeNIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research)Netherlands
Address of institution of lead PI
InstitutionNIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research)
Street AddressOtterstraat 118-124
Postcode3513 CR
  • Netherlands
Source of funding information

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

Total sum awarded (Euro)


Start date of award


Total duration of award in months


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

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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