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de Kroon, M.L.A. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), Kuipers, E.C.C. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), de Jonge, G.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Within the context of the obesity epidemic identifying young adults at risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease is important. A practical approach is based on the identification of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Our objective was to develop a simple and efficient stepwise strategy to identify MetS in young adults. Methods:...
article 2008
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Paulussen, T.G.W. (author), Hoekstra, F. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), Buijs, G.B. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
This study examines the factors that influence parents' decisions to have their children vaccinated under the Dutch National Immunisation Programme. A computer questionnaire was sent to 500 parents in 1999 (the response rate was 98.2%). The intention to vaccinate was most strongly determined by attitudes. The belief that vaccination is safe and...
article 2006
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Timmermans, D.R.M. (author), Henneman, L. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van der Wal, G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of the present study is to assess the attitudes of parents toward vaccination as well as their risk perception of disease and vaccination. We interviewed 1763 parents of different ethnic groups (among others, Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan, and Surinamese parents). Results show that there were large differences in knowledge about disease and...
article 2005
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Crone, M.R. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Burgmeijer, R.J.F. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Background. The aim of this study was to assess the factors that influence smoking in the presence of the infant by mothers, partners, other family members, and friends. Methods. An observational study using questionnaires was performed with smoking and nonsmoking parents of babies between 1 and 14 months old attending Dutch well-baby clinics...
article 2001
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Siderius, E.J. (author), Borstlap, R. (author), Nijenhuis, Th.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Children with Down's syndrome have an increased risk of congenital anomalies and additional medical problems. These can be treated but are often seen as part of the syndrome and not as the cause of developmental retardation. Based on the current level of knowledge, specific medical tests and evaluations are recommended. The reasons for these...
article 2001
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Barth, P.G. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The prevalence of the severe disease spina bifida is decreasing, but the present rate is still unacceptably high. Only one-third of women planning motherhood use the recommended folic acid, although compliance is increasing. Campaigns for the use of folic acid by these women should be intensified. This method, however, cannot completely prevent...
article 2000
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Crone, M.R. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Burgmeijer, R.J.F. (author)
The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence of passive smoking in infancy. This was done by self-report questionnaires completed by parents who attended the well-baby clinic in the period February-May 1996. A total of 2720 questionnaires were spread among parents with babies between 1 and 14 months: smoking and non-smoking parents....
article 2000
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Aardoom, H.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Rona, R.J. (author), Sanavro, F.L. (author), van den Heuvel, E.W. (author), Leeuwenburg, J. (author)
The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of food intolerance (FI) in Dutch 5- and 6-year-old children and its association with chronic ailments with a survey among parents by questionnaire. Based on parents' perception the prevalence of 'probable' FI was 3.8%. FI was associated with asthma, wheezing, eczema, hay fever, chronic rhinitis,...
article 1997
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Vos, C. (author), Reeser, H.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Bruining, G.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The incidence of Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus among Moroccan children aged (0-19 years) in The Netherlands was determined. Point of reference was the data derived from the second nationwide incidence study on Type 1 diabetes among children under 20 years of age. In that study the incidence among Dutch children was 13.2 100000-1...
article 1997
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Schaapveld, K. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
On the occasion of the publication of the second revised edition of the Preventiegids (Prevention guide), some recent developments in preventive health care can be analysed and priorities for the near future can be formulated. Some controversies have been resolved (e.g. periconceptional use of folic acid, influenza vaccination of all elderly), a...
article 1997
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Ruwaard, D. (author), Gijsen, R. (author), Bartelds, A.I.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Verkleij, H. (author), Kromhout, D. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
OBJECTIVE - To assess possible changes in the incidence of diabetes in all age-groups in The Netherlands during a 10-year period (1980-1983/1990-1992). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Since 1970, a network of sentinel stations (the Dutch Sentinel Practice Network) consisting of ∼1% of the Dutch population has been in operation to gain insight into...
article 1996
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), Reeser, H.M. (author), de Groot, R.R.M. (author), Ruwaard, D. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
OBJECTIVE - To determine the number and duration of hospital admissions due to diabetes in children aged 0-19 years between 1980 and 1991. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Secondary analysis of data collected by the SIG Health Care Information was based on the 9th revision of the International Classification of Diseases. The subjects were all...
article 1996
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), Verrips, G.H. (author), Burgmeijer, R.J.F. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To establish the participation in a number of effective prevention programmes for infants of Turkish, Maroccan, Chinese and Vietnamese inhabitants of the four major cities in the Netherlands. Design. Enquiry. Setting. Health centres in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. Method. Health centre staff members in 1994 asked 194...
article 1995
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), Gena, S.A.D. (author), Simon, J.G. (author), Kossen-Boot, H. (author), Meulmeester, J.F. (author), van den Oudenrijn, C. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the exposure to cigarette smoke of infants aged 0-14 months. Design. Cross-sectional. Setting. The area of Westfriesland, the Netherlands. Method. All parents of infants 8 days, 3, 5, 9, and 14 months old who visited the infant welfare centre in 1992 were asked to fill in a questionnaire. Results. The questionnaire was...
article 1994
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), Schaapveld, K. (author), Nederlands Instituut voor Praeventieve Gezondheidszorg TNO (author)
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