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Hosli, E. (author), Detmar, S. (author), Raat, H. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Verrips, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ)-87-item child and adolescent self-report (CF87) is an increasingly used health-related quality-of-life instrument for measuring the self-perceived physical and psychosocial well-being of children aged 10 years and older. The aims of this study were to evaluate structure, reliability and validity of the Dutch...
article 2007
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), Truin, G.J. (author), van Rossum, C.M. (author), van Rijkom, H.M. (author), Poorterman, J.H. (author), Verrips, G.H. (author)
In 1995 a dental survey among adults aged 25-54 years was performed in 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands). Aim was to study trends in oral health after 1983, a year in which a similar study was performed in the same city. Caries data were obtained by clinical examination only. The percentage of edentulous persons in the sample decreased with...
article 1997
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Theunissen, N.C.M. (author), Vogels, T.G.C. (author), Koopman, H.M. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Zwinderman, K.A.H. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
This study evaluates the agreement between child and parent reports on children's health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a representative sample of 1,105 Dutch children (age 8-11 years old). Both children and their parents completed a 56 item questionnaire (TACQOL). The questionnaire contains seven eight-item scales: physical complaints,...
article 1998
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Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Stuifbergen, M.C. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Bonsel, G.J. (author), Gemke, R.J.B.J. (author), Paneth, N. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate interrater and intermodality agreement in assessing health status using the Health Utilities Index. A random sample from a Dutch cohort of 14-year-old Very Low Birth Weight children and their parents were invited to participate in a face-to-face (n = 150) or telephone (n = 150) interview. All 300...
article 2001
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Verrips, G.H. (author), Frencken, J.E. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author), ter Horst, G. (author), Filedt Kok-Weimar, T.L. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The aim of this study was threefold: first, to assess the oral health of Turkish, Moroccan, Surinamese, Dutch and "other" 5-yr-old children living in Amsterdam; second, to identify risk indicators for caries, in addition to ethnicity; and third, to identify potential risk factors related to differences in caries experience in these children....
article 1992
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Stuifbergen, M.C. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Vogels, A.G.C. (author), Brand, R. (author), Gravenhorst, J.B. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aim: To assess whether attrition rate influences outcome in the follow-up of very preterm infants. Study design: In a national follow-up study of infants born alive in 1983 in the Netherlands with a gestational age less than 32 weeks and/or a birth weight less than 1500 g, outcome was assessed separately for adolescents who responded early or...
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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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Verrips, G.H. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author)
This article reviews the literature on child dental caries in various ethnic groups in the Netherlands. Material from fifteen studies showed generally the dental health of five- to eleven-year-old children of parents born in Turkey or Morocco to be far worse than that of children of Dutch or Surinamese parents. The ethnic groups distinguished,...
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), van Tiel, J.P. (author), Verrips, G.H. (author), Poorterman, J.H. (author)
In order to evaluate the results of Regional Institutions (RI's) for Youth Dentistry, an epidemiological study was performed on caries experience and oral hygiene habits of 5-, 8- and 11-year-olds, getting dental treatment in these institutions. In the big cities participants of the RI's appeared to be mostly from the lower social levels of...
article 1994
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), Verrips, G.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Data in a WHO report relating caries prevalence and the use of fluorides in different European countries were compared with data obtained directly from investigators in the field of oral epidemiology. The reliability of DMFT indices of 12-year-old children, mentioned in the WHO report, appeared sufficient to make comparisons between countries on...
article 1990
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), Verrips, E. (author), Dirks, O.B. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
A study was executed to investigate the relation between the use of fluoride tablets by children in the age period 1.5-6 yr on the one hand and the caries experience at the age of 6 and 15 yr and the prevalence of fluorosis at the age of 15 yr on the other hand. The year of birth of the child, the motivation of the mother to engage in preventive...
article 1992
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Verrips, G.H. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), van de Delemarre-Waal, H.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that daily administration of growth hormone using the Medi-Jector® results in fewer adverse psychological responses than needle injection with a multidose injection pen. The Medi-Jector is a needle-free injection device that can deliver growth hormone subcutaneously through jet injection. The group...
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Detmar, S.B. (author), Hosli, E.J. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), van Beekum, T. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Mourad-Baars, P.E.C. (author), Engelberts, A.C. (author), Groothuis - Oudshoorn, C.G.M. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author)
Introduction: This paper describes the development and initial psychometric evaluation of the Handicap Scale for Children (HSC). This questionnaire is based on the London Handicap Scale (LHS), a valid and reliable utility instrument for measuring social participation in adults. Methods: A multidisciplinary research group was involved in...
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Brugman, E. (author), Verrips, G.H. (author), Danz, M.J. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which dental prevention among Turkish parents differs from that among Moroccan parents in one of the large cities in the Netherlands. Design: Turkish and Moroccan mothers with a child of approximately six months old, who visited the well baby clinics in the Schilderswijk area of The...
article 1998
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Vogels, T. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Kamphuis, R.P. (author), Koopman, H.M. (author), Theunissen, N.C.M. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL), conceptualized as patients' own evaluations of their health status, is an important criterion in evaluating health and health care and in the treatment of individual patients. Until now, few systematic attempts have been made to develop instruments to assess the HRQoL of children using such a...
article 1998
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Verrips, G.H. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author), Frencken, J.E. (author), ter Horst, G. (author), Filedt Kok-Weimar, T.L. (author)
A previous study has shown five-year-old children of parents originating from Turkey or Morocco to have twice as much dmfs as children of parents from The Netherlands, Surinam or various other countries. In the present study, other risk indicators and factors for the prevalence of caries amongst these children were studied by interviewing their...
article 1993
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Frencken, J.E. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author), Verrips, G.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
In 1973, 1976, 1979, 1982 and 1988 caries investigations were carried out amongst 6- and 12-year-old primary schoolchildren to study the effectiveness of a dental health campaign begun in 1973. This campaign and the school dental health services were stopped in 1985. In all the years, except 1988, radiographs formed part of the caries...
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), Poorterman, J.H. (author), Eijkman, M.A. (author), Verrips, G.H. (author)
In 1987, 1993 and 1999 an epidemiological study was performed on oral health in youngsters, aged 5, 11, 17 or 23 years, in whom oral health care was covered by a health insurance fund. The prevalence of caries in the deciduous teeth of the 5-year-olds (examined without radiographs) did not change significantly between 1987 and 1999. Only a small...
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Verrips, G.H. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author), Eijkman, M.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The aim of this study was to assess differences in dental health between socioeconomic and ethnic groups in a cohort of 5-yr-old children born in 1982 and in a cohort of 11-yr-old children born in 1976. A further aim was to evaluate the putative role of dental behaviors as intervening factors between ethnicity and maternal education on the one...
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Groothuis-Oudshoorn, C.G.M. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author)
BACKGROUND: The London Handicap Scale (LHS) was found to be a valid and reliable scale for measuring participation restrictions in adults. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the development and assesses the construct-related validity of a Dutch version of the London Handicap Scale (DLHS). METHODS: The DLHS was tested in 798 adults (mean age: 50.7...
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