Eva Goossens
Research Foundation - Flanders
PsychiatryInternal medicineDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyNursingHealth careIntensive care medicinePhysical therapyPediatricsYoung adultPsychological interventionLongitudinal studyDiseaseMEDLINEQuality of life (healthcare)Heart diseasePopulationIn patientSense of coherenceClinical psychologyMedicineGerontology
Publications 135
#1Liesbet Van Bulck (Research Foundation - Flanders)H-Index: 6
#2Eva Goossens (Research Foundation - Flanders)H-Index: 21
Last. Koen Luyckx (University of the Free State)H-Index: 70
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AIMS The aims of this study were to investigate the development of illness identity, the degree to which the disease is integrated into one's identity, by identifying trajectory classes in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) and to describe these classes in terms of age, sex, disease complexity, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and healthcare use. DESIGN This three-wave observational cohort study was carried from 2013 till 2015 and includes 276 adults (median age: 34 years; 54% men) with ...
#1Philip Moons (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 64
#2Eva Goossens (Research Foundation - Flanders)H-Index: 21
Last. David R. Thompson ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 100
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Although systematic reviews are the method of choice to synthesize scientific evidence, they can take years to complete and publish. Clinicians, managers, and policy-makers often need input from scientific evidence in a more timely and resource-efficient manner. For this purpose, rapid reviews are conducted. Rapid reviews are performed using an accelerated process. However, they should not be less systematic than standard systematic reviews, and the introduction of bias must be avoided. In this ...
#1Philip Moons (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 64
#2Steffen Fieuws (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 63
Last. Katya De Groote (Ghent University Hospital)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Background Influenza vaccination is the most commonly recommended immune prevention strategy. However, data on influenza vaccination in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) is scarce. In this study, our goals were to (i) measure vaccination coverage rates (VCR) for influenza in a large cohort of children, adolescents and adults with CHD, (ii) identity patient characteristics as predictors for vaccination, and (iii) investigate the impact of influenza vaccination on hospitalizati...
#1Eva GoossensH-Index: 21
#2Kristien Van Deyk (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 19
Last. Philip Moons (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 64
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#1Ruben Willems (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 4
#2Fouke Ombelet (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 3
Last. Lieven Annemans (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 51
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AIM To scrutinize the economic impact of different care levels, such as shared care, in the follow-up of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients. METHODS The BELgian COngenital heart disease Database combining Administrative and Clinical data (BELCODAC) was analyzed. Patients (N = 6579) were categorized into five care levels based on their cardiac follow-up pattern between 2006 and 2010. Medical costs, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits were measured between 2011 and 2015. ...
#1Koen Raymaekers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 4
#2Vicki S. Helgeson (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 78
Last. Koen Luyckx (University of the Free State)H-Index: 70
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Youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D) must adhere to a complex treatment regimen to prevent health complications. Friends may provide diabetes-specific support to help youth manage diabetes, but evidence on whether youth benefit from diabetes-specific friend support is inconclusive. The present study first investigated whether satisfaction with friend support was linked to psychological distress and diabetes management. Second, it was investigated whether self-esteem mediated these relations. To this...
#1Philip Moons (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 64
#2Sandra Skogby (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 1
Last. Eva Goossens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 21
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Background The majority of people born with congenital heart disease require lifelong cardiac follow-up. However, discontinuity of care is a recognized problem and appears to increase around the transition to adulthood. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the proportion of adolescents and emerging adults with congenital heart disease discontinuing cardiac follow-up. In pooled data, we investigated regional differences, disparities by disease complexity, and the impact ...
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#1Ruben WillemsH-Index: 4
#2Fouke OmbeletH-Index: 3
Last. Lieven AnnemansH-Index: 51
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Objectives Previous research in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients suggested better clinical and managerial outcomes following specialized over general cardiac follow-up. The impact of different care levels, such as shared care, remained uninvestigated. Methods Propensity score analyses were performed on the BELgian COngenital heart disease Database combining Administrative and Clinical data (BELCODAC). Adult patients who ever attended a specialized congenital cardiology clinic (N=6,...
#1Markus Schwerzmann (University of Bern)H-Index: 35
#2Eva Goossens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 21
Last. Corina Thomet (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 12
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Survival prospects in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), although improved in recent decades, still remain below expectations for the general population. Patients and their loved ones benefit from preparation for both unexpected and predictable deaths, sometimes preceded by a prolonged period of declining health. Hence, advance care planning (ACP) is an integral part of comprehensive care for adults with CHD. This position paper summarizes evidence regarding benefits of and patients' pr...
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