The organization of the medication therapy in home by frail home living older people.

Duration: April 2018 - October 2018
Involved professor: Dr. E.R. Heerdink
Involved researchers: PhD kandidaat N.E. Dijkstra, Dr. C.G.M. Sino, Prof. Dr. M.J. Schuurmans (UMCU)
Accompanying PhD research: Prevention of drug-related problems in the home situation (N.E. Dijkstra)
Related education: Bachelor of Nursing
URL website project: Nienke Dijkstra

Goal and Target Group

In this project home visits will be performed to interview frail home living older people with the aim to inventory people behavior in several aspects of the medication organization.

Relevancy for professional practice / social relevance

Information on aspects of the medication management is needed so that nurses can inform and advise frail home living older people to optimize medication management.

Educational relevancy

Within this project students of the Bachelor Nursing program perform home visits so that they can use the research skills of the Bachelor Nursing program such as perform informed consent process, inclusions of older people based in criteria and using interview techniques in practice. Furthermore they learn how frail home living older people organize several aspects of the medication therapy and to support patients in these aspects to improve the organization.

Consortium / research partners

Various partners are involved in this project:

  • University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
  • several home care organizations in Utrecht

Results / products

Results are expected in October 2018.

Chronic Illnesses

Chronic Diseases

About the Research Group

Process Innovation in Pharmaceutical care

Dissemination of Pharmaceutical Innovations

About the Research Group

Professor