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Verlinden, D.A. (author), Schuller, A.A. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author)
Young children rely on their parents with respect to oral health routines. However, parental knowledge on this topic is often insufficient. Well-child care may be an excellent route to reach parents because almost all of them attend. To evaluate the effectiveness of an 8.5 min web-based film about oral health, provided by well-child care, a non...
article 2020
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), de Meer, G. (author), Wiefferink, C.H. (author), Crone, M.R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Background. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence in the general population of parents' concerns about the development of their child, to identify groups at risk and to assess the association between parents' concerns and professional judgement. Methods. We obtained cross-sectional data on a Dutch nationally representative sample of...
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Detmar, S. (author), Dijkstra, N. (author), Nijsingh, N. (author), Rijnders, M. (author), Verweij, M. (author), Hosli, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Background: Advances in genomics will open up opportunities in the fields of genetic testing, early diagnosis and disease treatment. While neonatal screening is the field of application par excellencefor these developments, the debate on its potential benefits and drawbacks is mainly theoretically driven and based on the opinions of...
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van Dellen, Q.M. (author), Stronks, K. (author), Bindels, P.J.E. (author), Öry, F.G. (author), Bruil, J. (author), van Aalderen, W.M.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
To identify factors associated with asthma control in a multi-ethnic paediatric population. We interviewed 278 children with paediatrician diagnosed asthma (aged 7-17 years) and one of their parents. Asthma control was assessed with the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ). Detailed information about sociodemographic variables, asthma medication,...
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van der Pal, S.M. (author), Maguire, C. (author), le Cessie, S. (author), Wit, J. (author), Walther, F. (author), Bruil, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aim: Developmental care has gained increased attention in the individualized care for preterm infants. This study was designed to explore the effect of a basic form of developmental care and the more extended Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) on parental stress, confidence and perceived nursing support....
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Detmar, S. (author), Hosli, E. (author), Dijkstra, N. (author), Nijsingh, N. (author), Rijnders, M. (author), Verweij, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The current neonatal screening program ("the heel prick") involves taking a few drops of blood from almost every newborn in the Netherlands to determine whether the child is suffering from one of three congenital disorders: phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroid, or adrenogenital syndrome. This study investigated the preferences and...
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Robitail, S. (author), Simeoni, M.-C. (author), Erhart, M. (author), Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Auquier, P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Purpose: The KIDSCREEN project aims to develop a European cross-cultural generic self-administered Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) instrument for children and adolescents. Proxy measures HRQoL should be a useful and practical alternative to assess children's HRQoL. The KIDSCREEN pilot study involved 3988 children and 2526 child-proxy...
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van Dellen, Q.M. (author), Stronks, K. (author), Bindels, P.J.E. (author), Öry, F.G. (author), van Aalderen, W.M.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Poor adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) may contribute to the recent rise in asthma morbidity. In general, appropriate adherence to ICSs is a complex process that is influenced by various determinants. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that were associated with adherence to ICSs in children with asthma and their parents...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), Crone, M.R. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author)
Aim: To examine the association of excessive infant crying with maternal smoking during and after pregnancy, paternal smoking, and smoking by other people in the living environment of the infant. Methods: We collected data on infant crying and smoking in a Dutch national sample of 5845 infants aged 0-3 mo (response 62.8%). We defined excessive...
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Fekkes, M. (author), Pijpers, F.I.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Bullying victimization is associated with several health issues. Prevention of bullying is therefore an important goal for health and education professionals. In the present study, 2766 children from 32 Dutch elementary schools participated by completing a questionnaire on bullying behavior, and the involvement of teachers, parents and...
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van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Zandwijken, G.R.J. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The goal of this study is to assess whether a growth curve model approach will lead to a more precise detection of Turner sydnrome (TS) than conventional referral criteria for growth monitoring. The Jenss-Bayley growth curve model was used to describe the process of growth over time. A new screening rule is defined on the parameters of this...
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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...
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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...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Wal, M.F.V.D. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Sing, R.A.H. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Child abuse and neglect are important causes of child morbidity and death. We assessed potentially detrimental parental actions induced by infant crying in 3259 infants aged 1-6 months, in the Netherlands. In infants aged 6 months, 5·6% (95% CI 4·2-7·0) of parents reported having smothered, slapped, or shaken their baby at least once because of...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), van der Wal, M.F. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Hira Sing, R.A. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Objective. To estimate the prevalence of parental actions to stop infant crying that may threaten infant health, and to determine specific risk groups regarding these actions. Design. Descriptive. Method. Before their visit to a well-baby clinic in the Netherlands, parents of 3345 infants aged 1-6 months (96.5% response) filled out an anonymous...
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Vogels, T. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), den Hollander-Gijsman, M. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background: An extended re-assessment of the psychometric properties of the LSPPK, an instrument aimed at identifying children with emotional and behavioural problems. Methods: Data came from a national sample in the Netherlands of parents of 1248 children (aged 5-6 years) interviewed by child health professionals (CHP). Data were obtained...
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Crone, M.R. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Willemsen, M.C. (author), Sing, R.A.H. (author)
Background: Passive smoking is harmful to young children. A protocol has been developed to allow health care workers to communicate with parents about preventing passive smoking. The main message was to refrain from smoking in the presence of the child. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of this education programme. Method: The...
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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...
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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....
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Kater, A.P. (author), Heijboer, H. (author), Peters, M. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Prins, M.H. (author), Heymans, H.S.A. (author)
Objective. To determine the differences in quality of life between children with sickle cell disease and healthy immigrant children. Design. Descriptive, comparative. Method. The quality of life of children with sickle cell disease between 5 and 15 years old being treated in the Emma Children's Hospital AMC in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was...
article 1999
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