PhD M. van Rijn

Research Associate
Main activities
Education, Research
Transitional care for older people with palliative care needs
Focus of research

The aim of the PalliSupport project is to improve care for older patients at the end-of-life by overcoming barriers and consequently reduce hospital (re)admissions at the end-of-life, reduce symptom burden and facilitate patients dying at their place of preference.

The PalliSupport project is part of the Consortium Palliative Care Noord-Holland and Flevoland and funded by the Palliantie-program of ZonMw (The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development). The PalliSupport Project consists of an intervention - the transitional palliative care pathway -, which will be implemented and evaluated in the region using a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial design. PalliSupport focuses on the needs of patients and informal caregivers and consists of educational programs, protocols, improved handover procedures and regional meetings.

Key publications
  • van Rijn Marjon, Buurman Bianca M., MacNeil-Vroomen Janet L., Suijker Jacqueline J., ter Riet Gerben, van Charante Eric P. Moll, de Rooij Sophia E. Changes in the in-hospital mortality and 30-day post-discharge mortality in acutely admitted older patients: retrospective observational study Age and ageing 2016;45 (1):41-47 [PubMed]
  • van Rijn Marjon, Suijker Jacqueline J., Bol Wietske, Hoff Eva, ter Riet Gerben, de Rooij Sophia E., Moll van Charante Eric P., Buurman Bianca M. Comprehensive geriatric assessment: recognition of identified geriatric conditions by community-dwelling older persons Age and ageing 2016;45 (6):894-899 [PubMed]
  • Suijker Jacqueline J., van Rijn Marjon, Buurman Bianca M., ter Riet Gerben, Moll van Charante Eric P., de Rooij Sophia E. Effects of Nurse-Led Multifactorial Care to Prevent Disability in Community-Living Older People: Cluster Randomized Trial PLoS ONE 2016;11 (7):e0158714 [PubMed]
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