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Van Houtven, Tine; Peters, Elke; Van den Branden, Kris – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2013
In recent years, the student population enrolling in Flemish higher education has become increasingly diverse. Whereas teacher training institutes used to attract mainly students with a diploma of general secondary education, the proportion of students with a technical or vocational educational background has grown substantially over the past ten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Needs, Needs Assessment
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Van Houtven, Courtney Harold; Thorpe, Joshua M.; Chestnutt, Deborah; Molloy, Margory; Boling, John C.; Davis, Linda Lindsey – Gerontologist, 2013
Purpose of the Study: This paper is a report of a study of the Assistance, Support, and Self-health Initiated through Skill Training (ASSIST) randomized control trial. The aim of this paper is to understand whether participating in ASSIST significantly changed the out-of-pocket (OOP) costs for family caregivers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) or…
Descriptors: Intervention, Well Being, Alzheimers Disease, Expenditures
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Thorpe, Joshua M.; Van Houtven, Courtney H.; Sleath, Betsy L.; Thorpe, Carolyn T. – Journal of Rural Health, 2010
Context: Alzheimer's patients living in rural communities may face significant barriers to effective outpatient medical care. Purpose: We sought to examine rural-urban differences in risk for ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations (ACSH), an indicator of access to outpatient care, in community-dwelling veterans with dementia. Methods: Medicare…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Caregivers, Older Adults, Rural Urban Differences
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Van Houtven, Courtney Harold; Jeffreys, Amy S.; Coffman, Cynthia J. – Gerontologist, 2008
Purpose: The Veterans Affairs or VA health care system is in the process of significantly expanding home health care (HOC) nationwide. We describe VA HHC use in 2003 for all VA HHC users from 2002; we examine whether VA utilization across a broad spectrum of services differed for a sample of VA HHC users and their propensity-score-matched…
Descriptors: Health Facilities, Respite Care, Veterans, Health Services