Heleen  Beckerman

Current Research Activities

I. Clinical Epidemiology in the field of Rehabilitation Medicine

1. Multiple Sclerosis
Treating Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Aerobic Training, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Energy Conservation Management (TREFAMS-ACE study).
(EMGO-WC 2010-076, ZonMw 89.00000.5)

The effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in treating MS-realted fatigue (TREFAMS-CBT trial).
(EMGO-WC 2010-076, ZonMw 89.00000.5)

APPlying Evidence with Confidence in Rehabiliation Medicine
(ZonMw 89.00000.5)

The neuropsychiatric and personality profile of MS patients: its determinants and impact on daily life functioning (FUPRO-MS IV).
(EMGO-WC 2013-047)

Changes in walking ability and the relationship with gait parameters in patients having MS for 10 years (FUPRO-MS III).
(EMGO WC07-036, Stichting MS Research 05-570 MS)

Effects of community-based MS networks in patients with multiple sclerosis.

2. Rehabilitation Medicine
Longitudinal study on the course of the functional status and the utilisation of healthcare services and (unmet) needs in children (9-16 years) with cerebral palsy (PERRIN-II).
(EMGO WC04-58, ZonMw project 1435.0028)

Explaining daily functioning in adults with obsteric brachhial plexus lesion.
(MOVE 2010.20)

Can bilateral functional electrical stimulation (FES) of the calf muscles improve bilateral insufficiency of the ankle push-off during gait in patients with Multiple Sclerosis? A proof of principle study
(Stichting MS Research 13-814)

3. Clinimetrics 
Response shift in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) performance scale: validity and responsiveness in chronic pain.
(Collaboration with Reade)

The measurement of physical activities in chronic pain patients. 
(Collaboration with Reade)