Four ZonMw grants for APH researchers in the ‘Early Detection’ program

The ZonMw early detection program is part of the Prevention program 2019-2022 ‘Integral and working with knowledge’. Besides early detection, the prevention program also focusses on knowledge use, implementation, effectiveness research and innovation.

Four APH researchers are project leaders of granted subsidies:

1.       Gert-Jan de Bruijn – SENTENCES: Social mEdia aNalysis To promotE caNCEr Screening. The aim is to understand how news media content and social media discussions affect the public’s trust and participation in cancer screening programs, and how public health organisations can transparently and effectively communicate in this dynamic media environment.

Please find more information about the SENTENCES project on the ZonMw website

2.       Wim Lucassen – PATCH-AF: Personalized approach using wearable technology for early detection of Atrial Fibrillation. The aim of this study is to examine whether wearing an ECG-plaster can help the early detection of Atrial Fibrillation.

Please find more information about the PATCH-AF project on the ZonMw website

3.       Mirjam Fransen – Relation between cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination: Implications for communication and decision-making. The aim is to examine to what extend ideas about the linkage between vaccination and screening play a role in decision making, which information needs the target population has, and how this information should be translated.

Please find more information about this project of Mirjam Fransen on the ZonMw website

4.       Ruth van Nispen – iScreen – study: Online nurse-assisted eye-screening in home healthcare; implementation study and economic evaluation, from an individual, healthcare and socio-political perspective. The aim of this study is to examine the support for an eye-screening in the home healthcare, with use of an online tool, with the assistance of a nurse.

Please find more information about the iScreen study on the ZonMw website.