The value of a family-centered approach in preventive child healthcare: Monitoring the social-emotional development of infants

Margriet Hielkema

    Research output: Ph.D. ThesisPhD Research external, graduation external

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    This thesis focuses on the effectiveness of a family-centered approach (in Dutch “DMOprotocol”, further referred to as the family-centered approach), designed for monitoring and enhancing children’s social-emotional development in Preventive Child Healthcare (PCH). The effectiveness study took place at a Dutch PCH organization (Icare JGZ). In a quasi-experimental design, regions in which the family-centered approach had already been implemented (northern and southeastern part of Drenthe) were compared to regions in which care-as-usual had been maintained (northern part of Overijssel). The aim was to assess the added value of the family-centered approach from different perspectives. Therefore several research questions were answered in analyses that are
    reported in different chapters of this thesis.
    Original languageEnglish
    • Reijneveld, S.A., Supervisor, External person
    • de Winter, A.F., Supervisor, External person
    • Grietens, H.W.E., Advisor, External person
    • Jansen, C.J.M., Advisor, External person
    • Raat, H., Advisor, External person
    Place of PublicationGroningen
    Print ISBNs9789036777599
    Publication statusPublished - 2015



    • healthcare
    • children
    • prevention
    • parent participation

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