PREFERENCE: personalized care after cancer surgery
In the PREFERENCE project, we investigate how patients with cancer in the digestive organs can be optimally supported after surgery, to promote their physical recovery, quality of life and participation, and how to personalize this care.
We hope to obtain the following results:
- Knowledge about the needs of patients, informal caregivers and healthcare providers on paramedical care after surgery for cancer in the digestive organs
- Identifying existing solutions that meet these needs
- Developing and evaluating new solutions for patients, informal caregivers and healthcare providers, in order to provide appropriate care
01 September 2023 - 01 September 2026
We will start with a literature search and conduct interviews with patients, informal caregivers and healthcare providers to identify the needs. Thereafter, we will identify, in co-creation, which existing advices and tools meet these needs and will develop and evaluate new solutions.
Collaboration with knowledge partners
Hospital Utrecht Medical Centre (UMC) https://www.umcutrecht.nl
Antonius Hospital https://www.antoniusziekenhuis.nl
Hospital Gelderse Vallei https://www.geldersevallei.nl
HVA University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam https://research.hva.nl/en/organisations/functional-recovery-from-cancer-and-its-treatment
NV Dietist https://nvdietist.nl