Projects

Otto  Maarsingh
National projects
1. Dizziness In Elderly Patients (DIEP)
  • 2004-2012.
  • Collaboration with the Department of General Practice of the Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam.
  • Project group: prof. dr. H.C.P.M. van Weert, dr. G. ter Riet, dr. J. Dros, prof. dr. van der Horst, prof. dr. F.G. Schellevis, prof. dr. D.A.W.N. van der Windt, dr. O.R. Maarsingh.
  • Principle aim: to get more insight into the epidemiology of dizziness, to obtain scientific evidence for the use of diagnostic tests during the evaluation of dizziness, and to provide clinical guidance in the diagnostic approach of older dizzy patients in general practice.

2. The additional value of elderly care medicine in primary care

  • 2012-2015.
  • Project group: prof. dr. C.M.P.M. Hertogh, dr. MF. Depla, dr. H.P.J. van Hout, drs. N.M. Nieuwenhuizen, dr. O.R. Maarsingh.
  • Principle aim: to investigate the GP's need of specialized advice by elderly care physicians  for older patients with complex multimorbidity and to develop and evaluate a model for this.

3. Improving the prognosis of dizzy elderly in general practice: Reduction Of Dizziness in older pEOple study (RODEO) (http://www.vumc.nl/afdelingen/h-en-o/HAGhoofd/wo/projecten/lopendeprojecten/7747707/)

  • 2014-present.
  • Project group: prof. dr. van der Horst, dr. J.C. van der Wouden, dr. O.R. Maarsingh.
  • Principle aim: to validate a previously developed risk score for chronic dizziness with persistent impairment and to investigate the effectiveness of a risk factor-guided intervention for treating dizzy older patients with a high risk of persistent impairment.
International projects
1. Predictors of an unfavourable outcome of dizziness
  • 2012-2014.
  • Collaboration with dr. Matthew J. Ridd, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
  • Principle aim: to investigate and validate predictors of an unfavourable outcome of dizziness in older persons.
  • Design: 10-year follow-up study.

2. Online intervention for older dizzy patients 
(http://www.zonmw.nl/nl/projecten/project-detail/internet-based-vestibular-rehabilitation-for-older-dizzy-adults-does-it-work-a-single-blind-thre/samenvatting/)

  • 2015-present.
  • Collaboration with prof. Lucy Yardley (University of Southampton, UK), ms. Rosie Essery (University of Southampton, UK), and prof. Adolfo Bronstein (Imperial College London).
  • Principle aim: to investigate the effectiveness of stand-alone internet-based VR and internet-based VR with physiotherapeutic support (blended care) for older dizzy patients in general practice.
  • Design: single blind, three arm, randomised controlled trial.