Healthy Aging

Through Internet Counselling

in the Elderly



Collaborative project co-funded by the European Unions' Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) under grant agreement No 305374.

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On April 12th 2018, Cathrien Beishuizen defended the second PhD thesis based on HATICE. Cathrien was involved in the development of the HATICE-platform, including the performance of a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of internet-interventions for cardiovascular risk self-management and qualitative research with primary care nurses. Further she qualitatively investigated engagement of HATICE participants with the HATICE-platform and studied determinents of dropout and non-adherence in the PreDIVA trial. This thesis provides starting points on how to develop an eHealth application for cardiovascular self-management for older people. The results of this thesis indicate that human support forms an essential component of internet-interventions to increase their effectiveness and stimulate engagement. For more information, or a copy of the thesis, please contact Cathrien: c.r.beishuizen[at]amc.uva.nl

In March 2018, Cathrien started her training to become a general practitioner at the AMC, the Netherlands.