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PIMD Knowledge Agenda

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Recent years have seen a relative upsurge in scientific research into people with PIMD. An overview of the knowledge derived from such research is a useful resource for those involved in supporting people with PIMD. Most of what we do at the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD (ACC-PIMD) is inspired by questions that we receive from those involved in the day-to-day support of people with PIMD. We already have a PIMD Research Agenda comprising questions from parents. We created this agenda in collaboration with EMB Nederland (previously BOSK) and Handicap NL.

The next step is to conduct research that will lead to the drawing up of the PIMD Knowledge Agenda. Our aim is to find out what questions healthcare professionals are facing, based on what they come across in their day-to-day work.

Benefits to practice

Using the input of these healthcare professionals, we will draw up a knowledge agenda prioritising the themes that they deem the most important in their support for people with PIMD. We will also take into consideration what information is already available in scientific literature and where the most promising research opportunities lie. This approach will help to ensure that future research remains focused on actual needs.

About the researcher

Read more about Judith van der Molen

Judith van der Molen

Junior researcher
University of Groningen

What is your role within the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD?

I am a junior researcher affiliated to the ACC-PIMD. My task is to draw up a research agenda based on questions received from healthcare professionals and to conduct a literature review.

What do you hope to achieve?

My goal is to facilitate the closer alignment between science and practice by promoting the involvement of the professionals who work with people with PIMD everyday within research. This will help our researchers to focus on the questions that really matter in practice, which in turn will ensure that the results of our research projects are well aligned to day-to-day practice.