Clinical impact

As a researcher, I investigate the utility of self-monitoring methods such as ESM for clinical practice. I feel that my work would not be complete without giving patients and clinicians access to a clinically useful self-monitoring tool.

 

I therefore teamed up with Marieke Wichers and Harriette Riese to start the PETRA project (see website). Together with a multidisciplinary project team, consisting of researchers, IT-developers, patients, and clinicians, we are developing a diary tool that will be implemented in patients personal health records.

 

PETRA's decision aid helps patients and clinicians to easily construct a personalized diary together, and then visualizes the gathered diary data in a feedback module.

 

Why? Because research indicates that personalized ESM might 

- Increase insight into patients' wellbeing

- Improve patient self-management and ownership over their recovery process

- Improve shared-decision making and the relationship between patient and clinician

- Open the door to personalized alert systems 

 

I vlogged a day as PETRA researcher. Coming soon!