Optimizing the development and evaluation of complex interventions

Much scientific research does not end up in daily health care practice.
Complex interventions, which consist of several components, are a challenge to develop and evaluate so that they are effective in practice. This because of the capricious and changing practice (such as aging).


To unravel and better understand the methodological challenges of complex proactive care programs for older people to improve the likelihood of successful implementation.


Reveal aspects that are important in developing and evaluating complex interventions. 
A thoroughly developed and piloted (by social network analysis) interprofessional education program for professionals in primary care.


01 September 2015 - 01 July 2021


Several studies have been launched (and have now been completed) that contribute to unravel important aspects in intervention development and evaluation. 

Go through the development and feasibility phases regarding the interprofessional education program.


HU researchers involved in the research

Related research groups


Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), grant numbers: 63300095103, 63300095110, 6330009816014

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Linda Smit | Researcher | Research group Chronic Diseases

Linda Smit

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Chronic Diseases