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Dimitri Beeckman

Title: Visiting Professor School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 303000, +46 739 436091

Room: P2442

Dimitri Beeckman

About Dimitri Beeckman

Dimitri Beeckman is trained as a nurse and holds an MSc. in Nursing and Midwifery, an MSc. in Education, and a PhD in Social Health Sciences. He is a Professor of Skin Integrity and Clinical Nursing at Ghent University in Belgium. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey (UK), the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Ireland), and Örebro University (Sweden).

Prof. Beeckman is President- Elect of both the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP). He is specialised in skin integrity research, clinical trials, healthcare education and implementation science. He authored the Belgian guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment and an International Best Practice Document about prevention and management of Incontinence- Associated Dermatitis (IAD).

He is scientific coordinator of the Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT) at Ghent University. Amongst leading many other projects, he is chief investigator of a large multi- centre medical device trial to evaluate the application of a silicone adhesive multilayer foam dressing to prevent pressure ulcers in hospitalised patients. He authored over 100 scientific publications in international peer- reviewed journals.

He is Consulting Editor of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, the Journal of Tissue Viability, as well as Associate Editor of BMC Geriatrics. Prof. Beeckman holds Fellowships at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing and the European Academy of Nursing Science.

Publications

Publications

Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys | 

Articles in journals

Torsy, T. , Saman, R. , Boeykens, K. , Duysburgh, I. , Eriksson, M. , Verheaghe, S. & Beeckman, D. (2020). Accuracy of the corrected nose-earlobe-xiphoid distance formula for determining nasogastric feeding tube insertion length in intensive care unit patients: A prospective observational study. International Journal of Nursing Studies.
Theys, S. , Lust, E. , Heinen, M. , Verhaeghe, S. , Beeckman, D. , Eeckloo, K. , Malfait, S. & Van Hecke, A. (2020). Barriers and enablers for the implementation of a hospital communication tool for patient participation: a qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing (11-12), 1945-1956.
Van Hecke, A. , Duprez, V. , Pype, P. , Beeckman, D. & Verhaeghe, S. (2020). Criteria for describing and evaluating training interventions in healthcare professions - CRe-DEPTH. Nurse Education Today, 84.
Shanley, E. , Moore, Z. , Patton, D. , Connor, T. O. , Avsar, P. , Nugent, L. & Beeckman, D. (2020). Development and psychometric evaluation of the patient knowledge of, and attitudes and behaviours towards pressure ulcer prevention instrument (KPUP).. International Wound Journal, 17 (2), 339-350.
Duprez, V. , Beeckman, D. , Van Hecke, A. & Verhaeghe, S. (2020). Nurses' perceptions of success in self-management support: An exploratory qualitative study. Research in Nursing & Health, 43 (3), 274-283.
Theys, S. , Malfait, S. , Eeckloo, K. , Verhaeghe, S. , Beeckman, D. & Van Hecke, A. (2020). Patient empowerment in Flemish hospital wards: a cross-sectional study. Acta Clinica Belgica.
Debyser, B. , Van Hecke, A. , Duprez, V. , Malfait, S. , Beeckman, D. & Verhaeghe, S. (2020). The evaluation of nursing students by patients instrument (ENSPA): Development and validation. Nurse Education Today, 89.
LeBlanc, K. , Campbell, K. E. , Wood, E. & Beeckman, D. (2019). Best Practice Recommendations for Prevention and Management of Skin Tears in Aged Skin: An Overview. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (WOCN), 45 (6), 540-542.
Duprez, V. , Vansteenkiste, M. , Beeckman, D. , Verhaeghe, S. & Van Hecke, A. (2019). Capturing motivating versus demotivating self-management support: Development and validation of a vignette-based tool grounded in Self-determination Theory. International Journal of Nursing Studies.
Vandewalle, J. , Beeckman, D. , Van Hecke, A. , Debyser, B. , Deproost, E. & Verhaeghe, S. (2019). Contact and communication with patients experiencing suicidal ideation: a qualitative study of nurses' perspectives. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75 (11), 2867-2877.
De Meyer, D. , Kottner, J. , Beele, H. , Schmitt, J. , Lange, T. , Van Hecke, A. , Verhaeghe, S. & Beeckman, D. (2019). Delphi Procedure In Core Outcome Set Development: Rating Scale And Consensus Criteria Determined Outcome Selection. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 111, 23-31.
Van Damme, N. , Van Hecke, A. , Himpens, A. , Verhaeghe, S. & Beeckman, D. (2019). Design and psychometric testing of the attitude towards the prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis instrument (APrIAD). International Wound Journal, 16 (2), 492-502.
Duprez, V. , Vansteenkiste, M. , Beeckman, D. , Verhaeghe, S. & Van Hecke, A. (2019). Is nurses' self-esteem interwoven with patients' achievements? The concept of patient-invested contingent self-esteem. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28 (21-22), 3858-3865.
De Meyer, D. , Verhaeghe, S. , Van Hecke, A. & Beeckman, D. (2019). Knowledge of nurses and nursing assistants about pressure ulcer prevention: A survey in 16 Belgian hospitals using the PUKAT 2.0 tool. Journal of tissue viability, 28 (2), 59-69.
Van Hecke, A. , Goemaes, R. , Verhaeghe, S. , Beyers, W. , Decoene, E. & Beeckman, D. (2019). Leadership in nursing and midwifery: Activities and associated competencies of advanced practice nurses and midwives. Journal of Nursing Management, 27 (6), 1261-1274.
Manderlier, B. , Van Damme, N. , Verhaeghe, S. , Van Hecke, A. , Everink, I. , Halfens, R. & Beeckman, D. (2019). Modifiable patient-related factors associated with pressure ulcers on the sacrum and heels: secondary data analyses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75 (11), 2773-2785.
Prinsen, C. A. C. , Spuls, P. I. , Kottner, J. , Thomas, K. S. , Apfelbacher, C. , Chalmers, J. R. , Deckert, S. , Furue, M. & et al. (2019). Navigating the landscape of core outcome set development in dermatology.. The Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 81 (1), 297-305.
Van Damme, N. , Van Hecke, A. , Remue, E. , Van den Bussche, K. , Moore, Z. , Gefen, A. , Verhaeghe, S. & Beeckman, D. (2019). Physiological processes of inflammation and edema initiated by sustained mechanical loading in subcutaneous tissues: A scoping review. Wound Repair and Regeneration.
Vandewalle, J. , Beeckman, D. , Van Hecke, A. , Debyser, B. , Deproost, E. & Verhaeghe, S. (2019). 'Promoting and preserving safety and a life-oriented perspective': A qualitative study of nurses' interactions with patients experiencing suicidal ideation. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28 (5), 1119-1131.
De Meyer, D. , Van Hecke, A. , Verhaeghe, S. & Beeckman, D. (2019). PROTECT - Trial: A cluster RCT to study the effectiveness of a repositioning aid and tailored repositioning to increase repositioning compliance. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75 (5), 1085-1098.
Van Tiggelen, H. , LeBlanc, K. , Campbell, K. , Woo, K. , Baranoski, S. , Chang, Y. Y. , Dunk, A. M. , Gloeckner, M. & et al. (2019). Standardising the classification of skin tears: validity and reliability testing of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) Classification System in 44 countries. British Journal of Dermatology.
Ghijselings, L. , Van De Putte, D. , Hervé, F. , Goessaert, A. , Beeckman, D. , Pattyn, P. & Everaert, K. (2019). The OptiLUTS trial: improving care for therapy-resistant symptoms of the pelvis in Belgium. Acta clinica Belgica, 1-6.
Van Tiggelen, H. , Van Damme, N. , Theys, S. , Vanheyste, E. , Verhaeghe, S. , LeBlanc, K. , Campbell, K. , Woo, K. & et al. (2019). The prevalence and associated factors of skin tears in Belgian nursing homes: A cross-sectional observational study. Journal of tissue viability, 28 (2), 100-106.
Debyser, B. , Berben, K. , Beeckman, D. , Deproost, E. , Van Hecke, A. & Verhaeghe, S. (2019). The transition from patient to mental health peer worker: A grounded theory approach. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28 (2), 560-571.
Goemaes, R. , Lernout, E. , Goossens, S. , Decoene, E. , Verhaeghe, S. , Beeckman, D. & Van Hecke, A. (2019). Time use of advanced practice nurses in hospitals: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75 (12), 3588-3601.
Petosic, A. , Sunde, K. , Beeckman, D. , Flaatten, H. K. & Wøien, H. (2019). Use of social media for communicating about critical care topics: A Norwegian cross-sectional survey. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 63 (10), 1398-1405.
Antierens, A. , Beeckman, D. , Verhaeghe, S. & Van Hecke, A. (2019). Wanted in health care: Lean experts with a broad perspective. Journal of Nursing Management, 27 (6), 1332-1336.
Knibbe, N. E. , Zwaenepoel, E. , Knibbe, H. J. & Beeckman, D. (2018). An automatic repositioning system to prevent pressure ulcers: a case series. British Journal of Nursing, 27 (6), S16-S22.
Torsy, T. , Saman, R. , Boeykens, K. , Duysburgh, I. , Van Damme, N. & Beeckman, D. (2018). Comparison of Two Methods for Estimating the Tip Position of a Nasogastric Feeding Tube: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 33 (6), 843-850.
Van den Bussche, K. , Kottner, J. , Beele, H. , De Meyer, D. , Dunk, A. M. , Ersser, S. , Lange, T. , Petrovic, M. & et al. (2018). Core outcome domains in incontinence-associated dermatitis research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74 (7), 1605-1617.
Taradaj, J. , Shay, B. , Dymarek, R. , Sopel, M. , Walewicz, K. , Beeckman, D. , Schoonhoven, L. , Gefen, A. & et al. (2018). Effect of laser therapy on expression of angio- and fibrogenic factors, and cytokine concentrations during the healing process of human pressure ulcers. International Journal of Medical Sciences, 15 (11), 1105-1112.
Goemaes, R. , Shawe, J. , Beeckman, D. , Decoene, E. , Verhaeghe, S. & Van Hecke, A. (2018). Factors influencing the implementation of advanced midwife practitioners in healthcare settings: A qualitative study. Midwifery, 66, 88-96.
Johansen, E. , Bakken, L. N. , Duvaland, E. , Faulstich, J. , Hoelstad, H. L. , Moore, Z. , Vestby, E. M. & Beeckman, D. (2018). Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD): Prevalence and Associated Factors in 4 Hospitals in Southeast Norway. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (WOCN), 45 (6), 527-531.
Beele, H. , Smet, S. , Van Damme, N. & Beeckman, D. (2018). Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: Pathogenesis, Contributing Factors, Prevention and Management Options. Drugs & Aging, 35 (1), 1-10.
De Roose, M. , Tency, I. , Beeckman, D. , Van Hecke, A. , Verhaeghe, S. & Clays, E. (2018). Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding miscarriage: A cross-sectional study among Flemish midwives. Midwifery, 56, 44-52.
Debyser, B. , Duprez, V. , Beeckman, D. , Vandewalle, J. , Van Hecke, A. , Deproost, E. & Verhaeghe, S. (2018). Mental health nurses and mental health peer workers: Self-perceptions of role-related clinical competences. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27 (3), 987-1001.
Van den Bussche, K. , Verhaeghe, S. , Van Hecke, A. & Beeckman, D. (2018). Minimum Data Set for Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (MDS-IAD) in adults: Design and pilot study in nursing home residents. Journal of Tissue Viability, 27 (4), 191-198.
Goossens, J. , Beeckman, D. , Van Hecke, A. , Delbaere, I. & Verhaeghe, S. (2018). Preconception lifestyle changes in women with planned pregnancies. Midwifery, 56, 112-120.
Browning, P. , Beeckman, D. , White, R. , Connolly, R. , Rodgers, A. , Maclean, G. , Fumarola, S. , Harker, J. & et al. (2018). Report of the proceedings of a UK skin safety advisory group. British Journal of Nursing, 27 (20), S34-S40.
Van den Bussche, K. , Verhaeghe, S. , Van Hecke, A. & Beeckman, D. (2018). The Ghent Global IAD Monitoring Tool (GLOBIAD-M) to monitor the healing of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD): Design and reliability study. International Wound Journal, 15 (4), 555-564.
Goossens, J. , Van Hecke, A. , Beeckman, D. & Verhaeghe, S. (2018). The intention to make preconception lifestyle changes in men: Associated socio-demographic and psychosocial factors. Midwifery, 73, 8-16.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Riviere, M. , Dufoort, H. , Van Hecke, A. , Vandecasteele, T. , Beeckman, D. & Verhaeghe, S. (2019). Core elements of the interpersonal care relationship between nurses and older patients without cognitive impairment during their stay at the hospital: A mixed-methods systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 92, 154-172.
De Meyer, D. , Gabriel, S. , Kottner, J. , Van Damme, N. , Van Den Bussche, K. , Verhaeghe, S. , Van Hecke, A. & Beeckman, D. (2019). Outcome measurement instruments for erythema associated with incontinence-associated dermatitis: systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Goossens, J. , De Roose, M. , Van Hecke, A. , Goemaes, R. , Verhaeghe, S. & Beeckman, D. (2018). Barriers and facilitators to the provision of preconception care by healthcare providers: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 87, 113-130.
Antierens, A. , Beeckman, D. , Verhaeghe, S. , Myny, D. & Van Hecke, A. (2018). How much of Toyota's philosophy is embedded in health care at the organisational level? A review. Journal of Nursing Management, 26 (4), 348-357.
Serraes, B. , van Leen, M. , Schols, J. , Van Hecke, A. , Verhaeghe, S. & Beeckman, D. (2018). Prevention of pressure ulcers with a static air support surface: A systematic review. International Wound Journal, 15 (3), 333-343.