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prof. dr. J.M.A. (Anne) Visser-Meilij

prof. dr. J.M.A. (Anne) Visser-Meilij

Full Professor
prof. dr. J.M.A. (Anne) Visser-Meilij
  • Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Science & Sport
  • Revalidatie Medisch Volwassenen

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Prof Anne Visser-Meily is head of Research Centre of Excellence in Rehabilitation Medicine Utrecht; this is a collaboration between Brain Center  and De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation. The research focuses on 4 neurological diagnosis:  Stroke, ALS/SMA , Spinal Cord Injury and Cerebral Palsy and 4 themes: physical activity, cognition, care organisation and (family) empowerment.

Her research questions are very close to the clinical practice and daily life challenges of patients. Despite continuous improvements in medical care, many patients are left with residual physical or cognitive disability after the onset of their neurological condition. Patients and their families need to be able to effectively cope with the condition. Not only to manage persistent physical or cognitive disabilities and prevent secondary health conditions, but also to develop strategies to regain a productive and meaningful life, despite their disabilities.

She is a specialist in the care and research in family empowerment, neuropsychological stroke rehabilitation and neuromsusculair diseases shown by about 300 scientific publications.

Anne Visser-Meily was one of the researchers conducting the a)  large scale Fupro study into long term functioning and its prognostic factors of stroke patients and caregivers ( 2000-2005) and b) the ReStoRe4Stroke study, focusing on psychological determinants of participation of patients and caregiver (2010-2015) and c) Brain4Care study focusing on implementing an intervention aimed at optimizing and facilitation the transition to independent functioning home with emphasis on the patient –caregiver interaction (2015 – 2019).

She was president of the Education group of the Stroke Knowledge Network Netherlands.  She has been president of the Dutch Workgroup on Stroke for many years. She has been part of several committees developing guidelines for stroke patients and caregivers of stroke patients. She  is advisory member of the Brain Injury patient organization (Hersenletsel.nl) and writer of a column in their Magazine

She wass editorial board member of the Dutch Journal of Rehabilitation medicine and of Dutch journal of Medicine (NTVG)

Research line

Neurological rehabilitation

Publications : see pubmed

 

 

  

President of the Education group of the Stroke Knowledge Network Netherlands till 2021

President of the Dutch Workgroup on Stroke till 2015

Committee developing Guidelines for stroke patients and caregviers, Nederlandse Verenining van Neurologie, 2015- 

Editorial board of the Dutch Journal of Rehabiliation Medicine till 2018

Editorial board of the Dutcht Journal of Medicine till 2022

Advisory member of the Brain Injury organisation (Hersenletsel.nl) and writer of column in Hersenletsel Magazine, 2010 -  

Fellowship and Awards

1: AGIO-trofee Rehabilitation medicine for excellent research as a resident,  1992

2:  Clinical fellowship ZonMw rehabilitation programme, 2003

3:  Van Hoytema Award for promoting research in caregivers,  2005

4:  ZonMw Parel for  ‘Do it your self’  exercise guide for stroke patients, 2011

5:  Livit innovation award for the use of Activity Monitors in stroke rehabilitation, 2013

6. Zilveren balk: award for work for Dutch Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

Research Output (335)

Fatigue is Associated with Reduced Participation and Health-Related Quality of Life Five Years After Perimesencephalic Subarachnoid Haemorrhage:A Multicentre Cross-Sectional Study

De Vries Elisabeth A., Boerboom Wendy, Van den Berg-Emons Rita J.G., Van Kooten Fop, Visser-Meily Johanna M.A., Ribbers Gerard M., Heijenbrok-Kal Majanka H. 11 May 2022, In: Journal of rehabilitation medicine. 54 , p. 1-8

Feasibility and user-experience of virtual reality in neuropsychological assessment following stroke

Spreij Lauriane A., Visser-Meily Johanna M.A., Sibbel Jacqueline, Gosselt Isabel K., Nijboer Tanja C.W. May 2022, In: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 32 , p. 499-519 21 p.

The influence of psychological factors and mood on the course of participation up to four years after stroke

de Graaf J. A., Schepers V. P.M., Nijsse B., van Heugten C. M., Post M. W.M., Visser-Meily J. M.A. May 2022, In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 44 , p. 1855-1862 8 p.

Parental and child adjustment to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:transformations, struggles and needs

Sommers-Spijkerman Marion, Rave Neele, Kruitwagen-van Reenen Esther, Visser-Meily Johanna M.A., Kavanaugh Melinda S., Beelen Anita 17 Mar 2022, In: BMC psychology. 10 , p. 1-15

Discussing Personalized Prognosis Empowers Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis to Regain Control over Their Future:A Qualitative Study

van Eenennaam Remko M, Koppenol Loulou S, Kruithof Willeke J, Kruitwagen-van Reenen Esther T, Pieters Sotice, van Es Michael A, van den Berg Leonard H, Visser-Meily Johanna M A, Beelen Anita Dec 2021, In: Brain sciences. 11 , p. 1-16

Current practices and barriers in gastrostomy indication in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:a survey of ALS care teams in The Netherlands

Van Eenennaam Remko M, Kruithof Willeke J, Kruitwagen-Van Reenen Esther T, van den Berg Leonard H, Visser-Meily Johanna M A, Beelen Anita 6 Sep 2021, In: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Frontotemporal Degeneration. 23 , p. 242-251 10 p.

Sleep problems in children with cerebral palsy and their parents

Hulst Raquel Y, Gorter Jan Willem, Voorman Jeanine M, Kolk Eveline, Van Der Vossen Sanne, Visser-Meily Johanna M A, Ketelaar Marjolijn, Pillen Sigrid, Verschuren Olaf 15 May 2021, In: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 63 , p. 1344-1350 7 p.

Translational Value of Skilled Reaching Assessment in Clinical and Preclinical Studies on Motor Recovery After Stroke

van Lieshout Eline C.C., Boonzaier Julia, Pel Adam J., van Heijningen Caroline L., Vink Jord J., Visser-Meily Johanna M.A., van Tilborg Geralda A.F., Dijkhuizen Rick M. May 2021, In: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 35 , p. 457-467 11 p.

Pattern of muscle strength improvement after intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in multifocal motor neuropathy

Bakers Jaap N E, van Eijk Ruben P A, van den Berg Leonard H, Visser-Meily Johanna M A, Beelen Anita May 2021, In: Muscle & Nerve. 63 , p. 678-682 5 p.

Portable fixed dynamometry:towards remote muscle strength measurements in patients with motor neuron disease

Bakers Jaap N E, van den Berg Leonard H, Ajeks Toju G, Holleman Maxine J, Verhoeven Jill, Beelen Anita, Visser-Meily Johanna M A, van Eijk Ruben P A May 2021, In: Journal of Neurology. 268 , p. 1738-1746 9 p.

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