About our research group/lab
Nursing research makes an essential contribution to the development of evidence-based care for patients with cancer and their loved ones. Nursing research goes hand in hand with medical research.
Nursing research strengthens medical research, since nursing research aims to support patients and their loved ones to cope with the effects of cancer (treatment), focuses on reducing the burden of symptoms and contributes to improving the quality of life of both patients and their loved ones.
Nursing (hemato-)oncology research are in line with the medical research where possible. The main research lines are:
Signs and Symptoms of the cancer and/ or treatment
In these research line we focus on studies regarding pain and symptom management, e.g. the development and validation of symptom assessment tools, and web applications to monitor patients’ symptoms while they are at home. Additionally, we focus on all aspects of quality of life, e.g. quality of life during early clinical trials and sexuality in hematological patient. We want to understand and manage the sign and symptoms of the most common anti-cancer treatments.
Transitions in Care
In this research line, we focus on aftercare after the anticancer treatment and the experiences of subcutaneous administration of oncological medication at home.
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- Van der Biessen DA, Oldenmenger WH, van der Helm PG, Klein D, Oomen-de Hoop E, Mathijssen RHJ, Lolkema MP, de Jonge MJ. Self-reported quality of life and hope in phase-I trial participants: An observational prospective cohort study. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Nov;27
- Rietjens JA, Bramer WM, Geijteman EC, van der Heide A, Oldenmenger WH. Development and validation of search filters to find articles on palliative care in bibliographic databases. Palliat Med. 2019 Apr;33(4):470-474. doi: 10.1177/0269216318824275.
- Van der Lans M, Witkamp E, Oldenmenger W, Broers A. Vijf fasen van herstel na een allogene stamceltransplantatie. Oncologica. 2018. 4:20-23.
- University of Applied Science Rotterdam
- Universiteit van Utrecht
- Erasmus universiteit
- V&VN Oncologie
- Integraal Kankercentrum Nederland (IKNL)
- European Oncology Nursing Society
- European Bone Marrow Transplantation
- Wendy Oldenmenger, RN PhD
- Diane van der Biessen, MANP PhD
- Leni van Doorn, MSc MANP
- Mandy van Rosmalen, MANP
- Mariska van der Lans, RN MSc
- Kayleigh Hendriks, MANP
- Martine Folsche, MANP
- Simone van der Linden, MANP
- Greta Mulders, MANP