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van Til, J.A. (author), Groothuis-Oudshoorn, C.G.M. (author), Vlasblom, E. (author), Kocken, P.L. (author), Boere-Boonekamp, M.M. (author)
Objective. As part of the Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) project, this study aimed to answer the following research questions: 1) How do European citizens perceive the quality of primary health care provided for children? And 2) What are their priorities with respect to quality assessment of primary health care aimed at satisfying...
article 2019
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Hendriksen, M.A.H. (author), Verkaik-Kloosterman, J. (author), Noort, M.W. (author), van Raaij, J.M.A. (author)
Background/objectives: Sodium intake in the Netherlands is substantially above the recommended intake of 2400 mg/day. This study aimed to estimate the effect of two sodium reduction strategies, that is, modification of the composition of industrially processed foods toward the technologically feasible minimum level or alteration of consumers’...
article 2015
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Vogel, L. (author), Verschuure, H. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Brug, J. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives. We estimated whether and to what extent a group of adolescents were at risk of developing permanent hearing loss as a result of voluntary exposure to high-volume music, and we assessed whether such exposure was associated with hearing-related symptoms. Methods. In 2007, 1512 adolescents (aged 12-19 years) in Dutch secondary schools...
article 2010
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Elfrink, M.E.C. (author), Schuller, A.A. (author), Weerheijm, K.L. (author), Veerkamp, J.S.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of this cross-sectional observational study was to report on the prevalence of hypomineralizations in second primary molars in 5-year-old Dutch children. In the study 386 (45% girls) 5-year-old Dutch children, all insured by a Health Insurance Fund, participated. Scoring criteria for molar incisor hypomineralization molars were adapted...
article 2008
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Oomens, S. (author), Geurts, S. (author), Scheepers, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In this article we study which characteristics of combining work and family put people at risk for mental illness. Two alternative perspectives on the impact of multiple social roles on mental health are tested: the role accumulation perspective and the role strain perspective. Both perspectives are studied with data from a cross-sectional...
article 2007
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Lanting, C. (author), Segaat, D. (author), Crone, M. (author), van Wouwe, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective. To establish smoking prevalence of fertile-aged women; before and during pregnancy, and 6 months after delivery. Design. Cross-sectional. Method. Yearly surveys by questionnaires handed out during 2001-2003 to mothers visiting a Well Baby Clinic with infants aged 0-6 months. Results. Out of a total of 14,540 questionnaires, 9,133 (63%...
article 2007
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), Schuller, A.A. (author), Kivit, M.M. (author), de Baat, C. (author)
Staff members and residents of nursing homes and old people's homes were interviewed about the facilities and provision of oral health care. Clinical examinations were performed to obtain data about the oral health status of the institutionalised elderly. Results show that in most cases the oral health care facilities were insufficient to give...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Vrijlandt, E.J.L.E. (author), Gerritsen, J. (author), Boezen, H.M. (author), Duiverman, E.J. (author), Hille, E.T.M. (author), de Groot, C.H. (author), Kloosterboer-Boerrigter, H. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Rijpstra, A. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Vogelaar, J.A. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), Ilsen, A. (author), van der Lans, M. (author), van der Boelen - Loo, W.J.C. (author), Lundqvist, T. (author), Heymans, H.S.A. (author), Geven, W.B. (author), Duiverman, M.L. (author), Geven, L.I. (author), Mulder, A.L.M. (author), Gerver, A. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Reijmers, L. (author), Sonnemans, R. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Dekker, F.W. (author), Finken, M.J.J. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), Keijzer-Veen, M.G. (author), van der Heijden, A.J. (author), van Goudoever, J.B. (author), van Weissenbruch, M.M. (author), Cranendonk, A. (author), van de Delemarre - Waal, H.A. (author), de Groot, L. (author), Samsom, J.F. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), Rademaker, K.J. (author), Moerman, E. (author), Voogsgeerd, M. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), Andriessen, P. (author), van Dielissen - Helvoirt, C.C.M. (author), Mohamed, I. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), Baerts, W. (author), Veneklaas Slots-Kloosterboer, G.W. (author), Tuller-Pikkemaat, E.M.J. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), van Steenbrugge, G.J. (author)
Objective: To study the prevalence of respiratory and atopic symptoms in (young) adults born prematurely, differences between those who did and did not develop Bronchopulmonary Disease (BPD) at neonatal age and differences in respiratory health between males and females. Methods: Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Nation wide follow-up...
article 2005
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Raat, H. (author), Bonsel, G.J. (author), Hoogeveen, W.C. (author), Essink-Bot, M.L. (author), Gemke, R.J.B.J. (author), Krabbe, P.F.M. (author), Moll, H.A. (author), Suijlekom van-Smit, L.W.A. (author), Verrips, E. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
To establish the generalizability (external validity) of the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) as a single-summary score generic outcome measure in numerous countries/subgroups (including children), repeated studies of community preferences should be performed in various settings. In performing multiple HUI3 studies, a mailed questionnaire...
article 2004
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Kamphuis, M. (author), Zwinderman, K.A.H. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Vliegen, H.W. (author), Kamphuis, R.P. (author), Ottenkamp, J. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Bruil, J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
This study represents the development and validation of a cardiac-specific module of the generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instrument, the TAAQOL (TNO/AZL Adult Quality Of Life), for young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). Items were selected based on literature, an explorative previous study in CHD patients, interviews...
article 2004
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Schuller, A.A. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author)
Purpose was to study the effect of professionally applied topical fluoride on oral health status on the population level in adolescents with lower socio-economic status. Adolescents attending dental clinics where professional fluoride application is a routine procedure (high-fluoride group) were compared to adolescents from other clinics (low...
article 2003
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Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author), van Erp-Baart, M.A.J. (author), Brants, H.A.M. (author), Kiely, M. (author), Mulligan, A. (author), Turrini, A. (author), Sermoneta, C. (author), Kilkkinen, A. (author), Valsta, L.M. (author)
The aim of this study was to identify the level of isoflavone intake (total isoflavones, daidzein and genistein) in four European countries: Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands and the UK. For this purpose national food composition databases of isoflavone content were created in a comparable way, using the Vegetal Estrogens in Nutrition and the...
article 2003
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), Poorterman, J.H. (author), Kieft, J.A. (author), Verrips, G.H. (author)
In this paper data are presented about malposition of teeth in 5-, 11-, 17- and 23-year-olds in the time period between 1987-1999. Furthermore, results are shown of a longitudinal study in youngsters 11-17-years of age of whom some were and others were not treated orthodontically. Between 1987 and 1999, the percentage of youngsters who received...
article 2002
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), de Baat, C. (author), Kivit, M.M. (author), de Kleijn de-Vrankrijker, M.W. (author)
In this study oral health of elderly persons as perceived by the subjects was evaluated. Phenomena often mentioned were problems with chewing and biting, dry mouth, retention of food particles between teeth or below the prosthesis, (in edentates) sensitivity of teeth for warm or cold foods and (in edentates) lack of retention of the lower...
article 2001
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), Zijlstra-Remon, N. (author), Filedt Kok-Weimar, T.L. (author)
An epidemiological study was performed on caries, fluorosis and plaque in children of refugees 8, 9 and 10 years of age. Tooth brushing habits and dental attendance were evaluated with a questionnaire. Of the 87 children participating (response rate 89%), 85% showed caries experience, 17% fluorosis and 46% clearly visible plaque. Only 14% of the...
article 2001
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author)
Surveys are often used to obtain data on ethnic differences in health care utilization. This study examines the cross-cultural validity of such data. Survey data were linked to an insurance register, for 3054 residents of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Concordance was estimated using Cohen's kappa statistics (agreement adjusted for chance agreement...
article 2000
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), de Baat, C. (author), Kivit, M.M. (author), de Kleijn-de Vrankrijker, M.W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
With the aim to get information on oral health, professional dental care and oral hygiene habits a study was performed on persons aged 60 up to 79 years in Haarlem, the Netherlands. After an interview an oral examination was performed, using a mirror and a pocket lamp. Of all persons approached, 376 (38%) participated in the clinical part of the...
article 2000
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Stronks, K. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background. Surveys among the general population are an important method for collecting epidemiological data on health and utilization of health care in that population. Selective non-response may affect the validity of these data. This study examines the impact of response bias on estimates of health care utilization and on risk estimates for...
article 1999
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), van Loveren, C. (author)
article 1998
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Löwik, M.R.H. (author), Hulshof, K.F.A.M. (author), van der Heijden, L.J.M. (author), Brussaard, J.H. (author), Burema, J. (author), Kistemaker, C. (author), de Vries, P.J.F. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
From April 1987-March 1988, the first Dutch National Food Consumption Survey (DNFCS) was carried out among 2203 households comprising 5898 subjects, aged 1-85. In 1992 (January-December) the second DNFCS was conducted among 6218 subjects, aged 1-92 belonging to 2475 households. In both surveys, among other things, information on individual food...
article 1998
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