Inge Tency

Campus: Waas (Sint-Niklaas)
Adres: Hospitaalstraat 23, 9100 Sint-Niklaas
Lokaal: 133
Telefoon: 03-776 43 48
E-mail: inge.tency@odisee.be
Studiegebied: Gezondheidszorg

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Lootse prof in de vroedkunde, en projectleidster haalde met app ‘Neoparent’ de eindselectie bij de prestigieuze Belfius Smart Awards 2017
Van de Vijver, Luc
Nummer9080; 2019; iss. 107; pp. 52 - 57
https://issuu.com/nummer9080/docs/nr107?mode=window
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Mobile Health (mHealth) applications: A challenge in future health care. Experience from the NeoParent App research project
Tency, Inge ; De Winne, Davy ; Coorevits, Pascal
Introduction Pregnant women/parents have access to a large amount of digital information, which is easy and conveniently available. Mobile technology (mHealth) forms a rapidly growing, influential source of information, particularly in healthcare, where the number of health apps is steadily increasing. A search of pregnancy, birth and parenthood apps found 1200 apps in the Apple-store and 700 in the GooglePlay-store. A majority of women download an average of three pregnancy apps. However, health professionals are concerned about the quality and reliability of online sources. There is a potential for pertinent information not to be included, to be unclear, inaccurate, misleading or out-of-date and consequently non-evidence based of low quality. Nevertheless, the quality of health apps is a crucial parameter, since it may affect health-related decision making and outcomes among end-users. Objectives This symposium will address different aspects of mHealth from a wide-ranging, holistic point of view, based on the experience of the development of the NeoParent-app, a personalised mobile application to promote information, communication and parent participation on a neonatal intensive care unit. Presentations will focus on online access, technological preferences and app use of pregnant women, IT user experience and contextual design research, quality (assessment) of health apps. Presentations of the Symposium Technology access and use, needs and expectations on digital information and communication of women during pregnancy and postpartum Inge Tency Odisee University College Inge Tency is midwife, lecture and researcher at Odisee University College, Department of Midwifery and principal investigator of the NeoParent project. She is also guest professor at Ghent University, Master in Nursing and Midwifery. As a chair person of this symposium, she will briefly introduce the topic of mHealth based on literature review and own research on Internet, computer and mobile technology access and use of women during pregnancy and postpartum. Also women’s needs, expectations and preferences on digital information and communication will be addressed. Additionally, the background of the NeoParent project will be outlined. This presentation is intended to increase the participant’s awareness of the growing use of mobile technology by women during pregnancy and early motherhood, which is inherently associated with the evolution towards a technology integrated health care. Human-centred design and user experience research in app development Davy De Winne Odisee University College Davy De Winne is lecture and researcher at Odisee University College, Department of ICT, involved in the NeoParent project. He has particular expertise in web and app development and IT user experience. He will explain the principles and life-cycle of human-centred design of interactive systems which forms the basis principle for the development of the NeoParent app. The importance of user experience research and involvement of users (namely in co-creation with parents and caregivers) will be highlighted. This presentation is intended to enhance the knowledge of participants on IT user experience of mothers/parents and to demonstrate the importance of app development in health care, with focus on optimizing, strengthening and maintaining patient experiences. Quality of mHealth applications and tools for quality assessment of health apps Pascal Coorevits Ghent University Pascal Coorevits is professor at Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Unit of medical informatics and statistics and expert in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) en mHealth apps, in particular criteria, labelling, certification and evaluation of EHR and app quality. He is involved in several (European) research projects on quality of apps, data and software and is a member of the European Working Group on mHealth Assessment Guidelines. His presentation will focus on the importance of quality of apps, data and software for research and policy purposes and an overview of existing tools to assess the quality of health apps will be given (e.g. Mobile App Rating Scale or MARS of which a Dutch version has been validated during the NeoParent project). This presentation is intended to provide tools for critical appraisal of health applications, which can be used in practice and to motivate participants to discuss digital tools in pregnancy and childbirth with the women and to refer to high-quality digital information.
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Use of clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based practice among midwives in Flanders: practice, barriers and attitudes
Schoenmaekers, Lisa ; Goemaes, Régine ; Lanssens, Dorien ; Pipers, Ellen ; Vrielinck, Christine ; Tency, Inge
Background Evidence-based practice (EBP) leads to improved health outcomes and reduces variability in quality of care. However, health professionals struggle to incorporate EBP in daily practice. Little is known about EBP use among midwives. Therefore, this study investigated knowledge, practice, attitudes and barriers on EBP and clinical practice guidelines among Flemish midwives. Methodology A cross-sectional study was conducted (May - October 2017) using an online semi-structured questionnaire, which was developed after an extensive literature review and a single Delphi procedure for content validation. A total of 251 midwives working in hospitals, primary care and midwifery education, were included. Results Midwives with a master's degree (57.7% vs. 37.8%; P=0.004), less than 15 years of experience (50.8 vs. 35.5%; P=0.015) and younger than 40 years (49.7 vs. 34.6%; P=0.02) had better knowledge of the EBP-definition. The majority searched for literature (80.1%), mainly EBP guidelines (50.6%), RCTs (45.0%) and systematic reviews (43.0%). Midwives found EBP necessary, realistic to apply in daily practice, and supportive in decision making. They are willing to improve EBP-knowledge and skills, but assumed to be competent in providing evidence-based care. Most respondents were convinced about the importance of clinical guidelines for qualitative care, but did not believe guidelines facilitate their caregiving and enable them to consider patient preferences adequately. More than half of midwives (55.8%) experienced barriers for guideline use, mainly lack of time (35.9%), lack of access (19.5%) and lack of support (17.9%). Discussion and conclusion Although participants showed positive attitude towards EBP, education programs are needed to promote EBP and to improve midwives' skills and knowledge. Future efforts should focus on the development of strategies for overcoming barriers and enhancing the consistency of EBP implementation. Further research is necessary to confirm our results on a larger sample size and to determine the psychometric properties of the questionnaire.
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Development and validation of the Dutch version of the Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS): A pilot study on pregnancy apps
Tency, Inge ; Van Hecke, Ann ; Derycke, Joyce ; Coorevits, Pascal
Background Mobile technology is an increasing, influential source of information, resulting in a steadily growth of health apps. Health professionals are concerned about the quality of the information in apps. A generally accepted, reliable tool for evaluating health applications is the Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS). However, there is no standardized Dutch tool for assessing apps. The objective of this pilot study was to develop a Dutch MARS, to investigate its usefulness for assessing the quality of pregnancy apps and to evaluate its psychometric properties. Methods The original 23-item MARS, consisting of four objective subscales (engagement, functionality, aesthetics, information) and one subjective dimension, was translated and adapted according to the WHO-guideline. Nineteen pregnancy apps were evaluated independently by two raters at two time points. The inter- and intrarater reliability and internal consistency were determined. Results Moderate to excellent inter- (0.672–0.765) and intrarater reliability (0.794-0.921) were found for the total score and the subjective part (0.601-0.761 resp. 0.729-0.882). The absolute reliability showed low %SEMs, indicating good reliability. The reliability for the subscale scores varied from poor to good, with poor intraclass correlation coefficients in the functionality subscale. However, the absolute reliability of this subscale showed good %SEM. Internal consistency was acceptable for all subscales and the subjective part (0.786–0.943), except for the functionality subscale (0.010–0.596). Discussion and conclusion Our results were similar to those in the original study, except for the functionality subscale. This may indicate that the Dutch MARS is a reliably tool for rating the quality of pregnancy apps. However, further research is needed to optimize the instrument (e.g. functionality subscale) and to evaluate its psychometric properties (e.g. validity) on a larger number of apps. Also the usability of the MARS by health professionals and the implementation in daily practice should be further explored. Keywords: Mobile Health, mobile application, Mobile Application Rating Scale, pregnancy,
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Mobile health applications: challenges for future obstetric care. An interactive workshop on pregnancy apps
Tency, Inge
Mobile health applications: challenges for future obstetric care. An interactive workshop on pregnancy apps. Internationale Leerstoel Francine Gooris, 27th of November 2018 Prof. dr. Inge Tency, RM, MSc, PhD, Odisee University College, Department of Midwifery, Principal investigator NeoParent app research project Nowadays pregnant women and new parents have access to a large amount of digital information related to health and wellbeing, which is easy and conveniently available. In particular, mobile technology together with an increased use of the smartphone, forms a rapidly growing and influential source of information. Hence, mobile applications are becoming increasingly relevant to healthcare which is demonstrated by a steadily increase in the number of health apps. A search of pregnancy, birth and parenthood apps found 1200 apps in Apple store and 700 in the Google Play store. Research also highlighted that a majority of women download an average of three pregnancy apps during gestation. However, midwives and other health professionals are concerned about the quality and the reliability of the online sources. There is a potential for pertinent information not to be included, to be unclear, inaccurate, misleading or out-of-date and consequently non-evidence based of low quality Nevertheless, the quality of health apps is a crucial parameter, since it may affect health-related decision making and outcomes among end-users. Based on own research and experience of the development of the NeoParent app, this workshop will give an overview on the online access, technological preferences and app use of pregnant women, the importance of the quality of health app and existing tools for app assessment. During the workshop participants will evaluate the quality of some pregnancy apps by using one of the available rating scales (in particular the Mobile App Rating Scale). Participants have to bring their own mobile device (smartphone, tablet) to this workshop.
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Te vroeg geboren, zo klein, zo bijzonder!
Tency, inge
Jaarlijks worden een 5000 tal baby’s te vroeg geboren in Vlaanderen (of 7,8% van de totale geboorten). Hierdoor vormt vroeggeboorte (= een bevalling voor 37 weken of meer dan 3 weken voor de uitgerekende bevallingsdatum) een belangrijke reden voor opname op de neonatologie (of prematurenafdeling). Voor ouders breekt vaak een moeilijke, emotionele periode aan waarbij ze nood hebben aan informatie en begeleiding. Daarom werd de NeoParent app ontwikkeld, een ‘digitale’ gids op maat voor ouders met een vroeggeboren of zieke baby. Via deze app willen we basis medische en praktische informatie aanbieden en personaliseren, communicatie bevorderen tussen ouders en zorgverleners en de betrokkenheid van ouders (ouderparticipatie) stimuleren bij de zorg voor hun baby. We nemen de bezoekers dan ook graag mee in de wereld van de premature baby en laten hen op een interactieve manier, aangepast aan de leeftijd, kennis maken met deze problematiek. Dit doen we door o.a. onze NeoParent app voor te stellen, een couveuse (een warme huisje) te laten zien , de pamper laten verversen van een vroeggeboren en voldragen baby, door middel van een leuk quizje en spelletje op de tablet (voor de kleinsten), enz. http://www.wooowfestival.be/nl/programma/volwassenen/te-vroeg-geboren-zo-klein-zo-bijzonder.htm https://www.dagvandewetenschap.be/activiteiten/te-vroeg-geboren-zo-klein-zo-bijzonder
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Kwaliteitsbeoordeling van mobiele applicaties Hoe is het gesteld met de kwaliteit van zwangerschapsapps?
Tency, Inge
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The NeoParent App, a personalised application to promote information, communication and parent participation on a neonatal intensive care unit.
Tency, Inge
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mHealth interventies in de gezondheidszorg …Een vloek of een zegen?
Tency, Inge
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Odisee lanceert app voor ouders van vroeggeboren kinderen
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De Standaard; 2018
Om de betrokkenheid van ouders bij de zorg voor hun vroeggeboren baby te verhogen, ontwikkelt de Odisee Technologiecampus Gent de app ‘NeoParent’. Die moet ouders ondersteunen bij de zorg voor hun kindje. Daarnaast zal de app praktische info bevatten over prematuurtjes. Ouders en zorgverleners overleggen de komende maanden wat de app precies zal kunnen. Mogelijkheid is om een webcam op de couveuse te plaatsen. ‘Via NeoParent kunnen ouders ook een dagboek bijhouden, foto’s uploaden, het gewicht en andere belangrijke mijlpalen in de evolutie van hun kind noteren’, zegt Davy De Winne, die het project vanuit de Odisee-opleiding ICT mee ondersteunt. (tsa)
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Odisee ontwikkelt een App voor zorg bij vroeggeboorte
De Baene, Jean Marie
Lochristinaar.com; 2018
https://www.lochristinaar.com/nieuws/odisee-ontwikkelt-een-app-voor-zorg-bij-vroeggeboorte
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De NeoParent App, een gepersonaliseerde applicatie ter bevordering van ouderparticipatie en communicatie op een afdeling met premature baby’s
Tency, Inge ; De Winne, davy
De opleidingen Vroedkunde en ICT van de Odisee Hogeschool ontwikkelen een app om de betrokkenheid van ouders te verhogen bij de zorg voor hun vroeggeboren baby. NeoParent ondersteunt en begeleidt de ouders, maar stimuleert hen ook om persoonlijk bij te dragen aan het zorgproces. Vroeggeboren baby’s komen terecht op de neonatale intensieve zorgen. Een emotioneel moeilijk moment voor de ouders, die uitkeken naar een ‘normale’ bevalling. De NeoParent-app zal in de eerste plaats praktische informatie bevatten over vroeggeboren kindjes. “We willen de app ook personaliseren”, vertelt projectleider Inge Tency van Odisee Hogeschool. “Dan krijgen de ouders de medische informatie die voor hun baby van belang is, zonder de volledige app te moeten doorzoeken. In eerste instantie vullen zorgverleners deze informatie aan, maar op termijn willen we de app koppelen aan het medisch dossier.” De NeoParent-app verhoogt de betrokkenheid van ouders bij de zorg van hun vroeggeboren baby’tje Inge Tency, projectleider NeoParent Webcam in de neonatalogie Eén van de huidige denkpistes is het richten van een webcam op de couveuse, zodat ouders altijd en overal hun baby kunnen zien. Een ander idee is om via de app video’s beschikbaar te stellen, waarin ouders hun vroeggeboren baby verzorgen. Dat kan andere ouders over de streep trekken om meer betrokken te raken bij de zorg voor hun baby. “Via NeoParent kunnen ouders ook een dagboek bijhouden, foto’s uploaden, het gewicht en andere belangrijke mijlpalen in de evolutie van hun kind noteren. Zodoende krijgt de app een persoonlijke touch”, legt Inge Tency uit. Inspraak van ouders en zorgverleners Al deze initiatieven dragen er volgens Inge Tency toe bij dat ouders zich nauwer betrokken zullen voelen bij de zorg voor hun kind. “Het is voor ons alleszins een vereiste dat de app ontwikkeld wordt in nauwe samenwerking met zowel ouders, zorgverleners als onderzoekers.” Wat de app precies zal kunnen, wordt de komende maanden bepaald in overleg met ouders en zorgverleners van de betrokken ziekenhuizen: UZ Gent, UZ Brussel, AZ Sint-Blasius en ZOL Genk. Ook de Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ouders van Couveusekinderen en UGent zijn partners in dit project. “Zo creëren we een praktische insteek én een breed draagvlak. We hopen tegen begin 2019 een gebruiksklare app te kunnen voorstellen”, zegt Inge Tency. Voor de grafische vormgeving van de interface wordt een beroep gedaan op LUCA School of Arts. De IT-afdelingen van de betrokken ziekenhuizen bekijken op hun beurt hoe ze de beveiliging en privacy kunnen optimaliseren. https://smartbelgium.belfius.be/deelnemers/app-ondersteunt-ouders-vroeggeboren-babys/
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Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding miscarriage: A cross-sectional study among Flemish midwives.
De Roose, Marjon ; Tency, Inge ; Beeckman, Dimitri ; Van Hecke, Ann ; Verhaeghe, Sofie ; Clays, Els
Churchill Livingstone
Midwifery; 2018; Vol. 56; pp. 44 - 52
OBJECTIVE: to examine the knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of Flemish midwives regarding miscarriage. DESIGN AND SETTING: a cross-sectional KAP study was conducted in 28 hospitals in Flanders (Northern region of Belgium) from September 2015 to January 2016. PARTICIPANTS: a total of 647 out of 1200 midwives (53.9%) working on maternity, labour and gynaecological wards, maternal and neonatal (intensive) care units, antenatal consultations, and reproductive medicine were recruited. MEASUREMENTS: data were collected using a semi-structured, self-administered questionnaire. FINDINGS: the mean knowledge score was 6.31 out of 10. Of all participants, 47% recently cared for couples with miscarriage, and the majority (97%) indicated a key role for midwives in the psychosocial support of those couples. Lack of time, incapability and fear of being overwhelmed by their own feelings were identified as main barriers for psychosocial support. Knowledge was more often evaluated as adequate when miscarriage was included in the midwifery education (31% vs. 17.3%, χ2 = 12.965, df = 1, p< /0.001). Midwives trained for the topic 'miscarriage' more often valued their role in miscarriage care (98.8% vs. 94.1%, χ2 = 11.002, df = 1, p = 0.001). They considered themselves being more capable to provide adequate psychosocial support when feeling sufficiently trained in communicative skills (77.7% vs. 33.8%, χ2 = 96.574, df = 1, p< /0.001). The majority (72.4%) indicated a lack of knowledge regarding miscarriage. Almost 89% expressed a need for extra training. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: midwives in Flanders assist in the care for couples with miscarriage and consider themselves as a key healthcare provider in the psychosocial support. This study highlighted several barriers regarding miscarriage care, e.g. a lack of knowledge and incapability. Adequate training in knowledge and communication skills is important and necessary in order to promote appropriate care to couples experiencing pregnancy loss and increase awareness among all health professionals involved in obstetric care. Further research should investigate to what extent miscarriage is included in the educational midwifery programmes, and how the current healthcare practice regarding miscarriage care is organised.
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ZorgBeest: mens-dier relatie in de zorgverlening. Eindrapport
Sannen, Adinda ; de Cartier d'Yves, Aymeline ; De Mits, Sibbel ; Vos, Jeroen ; Tency, Inge ; Rosseel, Marjorie ; Vervaecke, Hilde
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Ontwikkeling van een app ter ondersteuning van ouders met een kind op neonatologie:PremApp project
Tency, Inge
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Mobile applications to support and optimize pre- and postnatal care
Tency, Inge
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Preterm birth: Role of the inflammatory response and secondary and tertiary prevention of preterm birth in Belgium
Tency, Inge
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Smoking and smoking cessation among Flemish women during pregnancy and postpartum
De Wilde, Katrien
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Sense of coherence, quality of life and perceived health status in postpartum women
Tency, Inge ; Apers, Silke
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Sense of coherence, quality of life and perceived health status in women at six weeks postpartum
Tency, Inge ; Apers, Silke
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A pilot study about the role, knowledge and attitude of caregivers towards AAI in medical settings
De Mits, Sibbel ; Sannen, Adinda ; Vos, Jeroen ; de Cartier, Aymeline ; Vervaecke, Hilde ; Tency, Inge
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Female genital mutilation (FGM) Knowledge, attitude and practices of Flemish midwives
Cappon, Sien ; L'Ecluse, Charlotte ; Clays, Els ; Tency, Inge ; Leye, Els
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Optimaliseren en ondersteunen van pre- en postnatale zorg door middel van mobiele applicaties
Tency, Inge
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Knowledge, attitude and practices of the Flemish midwives about spontaneous abortion: a descriptive questionnaire-based study
De Roose, Marjon ; Clays, Els ; Tency, Inge
Introduction Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage occurs in 10 to 25% of all pregnancies. The midwife has a considerable role in guiding couples dealing with spontaneous abortion, and is assumed to possess sufficient knowledge and skills. This research is the first large scale Knowledge, Attitude and Practical experience (KAP) study among midwives in Flanders (Belgium) on spontaneous abortion. Materials and Methods A quantitative descriptive KAP study was conducted using a semi-structured questionnaire. A total of 647 midwives (54%) working on maternity, labor and gynecological wards, maternal and neonatal (intensive) care units, antenatal consultations and reproductive medicine, were included. Case description (mandatory for Clinical Report) Results The mean knowledge score was 6.40 out of 10. Flemish midwives more often evaluated their knowledge as adequate when spontaneous abortion was included in the midwifery education (31% vs. 17.3%, p < / 0.001). About 47% recently guided couples with spontaneous abortion. The majority (97%) indicated a key role for midwives in the emotional guidance of those couples. Lack of time, incapability and fear of being overtaken by the own feelings were indicated as main barriers in the (emotional) care. The majority (72.4%) indicated a lack of knowledge about spontaneous abortion. Almost 89% expressed the need for extra training on this subject. Conclusions Flemish midwives consider themselves as a key care giver in the emotional guidance of couples with miscarriage. However, they experience several barriers, e.g. lack of knowledge. The results highlight the importance of adequate training in knowledge and communication skills during midwifery education. Further research should focus on the educational midwifery programs, current (treatment) practices, involvement and attitude of the Flemish midwife in caring for couples with spontaneous abortion.
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