Persistent symptoms and therapeutic context
The research group ‘persistent symptoms and therapeutic context’ focuses on Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) in primary care and the efficacy of common factors and non-specific elements in the primary care consultation. Studying person-centered care, or personalized healthcare is at the core of the research group. Personal attention to patients, a continuing relationship and partnership with patients and mutual trust are crucial elements in healthcare. However, most research in specialty and primary care settings nowadays is focused on specific diseases and not on the core values of being a doctor; giving personalized health care to our patients. Therefore, the research group focuses research on the therapeutic benefits of the consultation itself, in which doctor-patient communication and doctor-patient relationship are at the core of our research expertise.
|Name:||Tim Olde Hartman|
Department of Primary Care, route 120
|Postal address:||Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
P.O. Box 9101, P.O. Box 117
6500 HB Nijmegen
Key grants, awards and prizes
2017 ZonMw grant 'Sex and gender inequalities in medical trajectories of patients with common somatic symptoms' (K€ 500).
2017 ZonMw grant 'Cost-effectiveness of psychosomatic therapy in patients frequently attending with medically unexplained symptoms in primary care' (K€ 235).
2016 ZonMw grant 'lnternational Classification of Functioning in Primary Care (lCFPC) in elderly patients with chronic diseases: psychometric properties and the influence on health outcomes' (K€ 250).
2014 ZonMw grant ‘Clinical Assessment of Therapy in managing Medically Unexplained Symptoms, the CATMUS trial’ (K€ 250).