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Snoezelen survey study

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What does an appropriate and effective snoezelen approach for persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) look like? We have started a project to find an answer to this question. Through the use of a questionnaire we would like to gain insight into the application of snoezelen in persons with PIMD.

An international survey was conducted into the use of snoezelen in people with PIMD from February to June 2021. For information about the study: see below. We would like to thank all participants!


Survey study - English

Information research - English:


Information targetgroup Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD): 

Factsheet - Information target group - English

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Survey study - Deutsche 

Informationen Untersuchung:


Informationen Zielgruppe:

Factsheet - Informationen Zielgruppe - Deutsch


Survey study - Espanol

Información investigación:


Información grupo destinación: 

Factsheet - Información grupo destinatario - Español

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Survey study - Nederlands

Informatie over het onderzoek:


Informatie over de doelgroep:

Factsheet informatie doelgroep

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About Gemma Testerink

I am a scientist practitioner within the Academic Collaborative Center PIMD related to people with PIMD. I work part-time as a researcher and part-time as an occupational therapist at ’s Heeren Loo. Together with Gerdine Douma and Annet ten Brug, I am conducting research into the effects of snoezelen. Snoezelen is often used in practice, but little is known about its effects.   

I hope to help develop an effective and practical form of snoezelen that can be offered to people with PIMD. I am committed to conducting research into activities and environments that will offer people with PIMD the opportunity to experience new things, to learn and to have fun.