What is your role within the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD?
I am a PhD student at the University of Groningen. The focus of my doctoral research is the assessment of people with PIMD. Assessment generates insight into these individuals’ abilities, preferences, wishes and needs, so that the support offered to them can be tailored accordingly.
What do you hope to achieve?
I want to see more information become available about the quality of the assessment of people with PIMD. At present, very few assessment methods are available that have been developed specifically for this target group and tested for psychometric quality. I also want my research to contribute to the improvement of the psychometric quality of an instrument that measures functional abilities. I am a strong believer in the need to strengthen the links between science and practice.
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