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Kocevska, D. (author), Lysen, T.S. (author), Dotinga, A. (author), Koopman-Verhoeff, M.E. (author), Luijk, M.P.C.M. (author), Antypa, N. (author), Biermasz, N.R. (author), Blokstra, A. (author), Brug, J. (author), Burk, W.J. (author), Comijs, H.C. (author), Corpeleijn, E. (author), Dashti, H.S. (author), de Bruin, E.J. (author), de Graaf, R. (author), Derks, I.P.M. (author), Dewald-Kaufmann, J.F. (author), Elders, P.J.M. (author), Gemke, R.J.B.J. (author), Grievink, L. (author), Hale, L. (author), Hartman, C.A. (author), Heijnen, C.J. (author), Huisman, M. (author), Huss, A. (author), Ikram, M.A. (author), Jones, S.E. (author), Klein Velderman, M. (author), Koning, M. (author), Meijer, A.M. (author), Meijer, K. (author), Noordam, R. (author), Oldehinkel, A.J. (author), Groeniger, J.O. (author), Penninx, B.W.J.H. (author), Picavet, H.S.J. (author), Pieters, S. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Reitz, E. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), Rodenburg, G. (author), Rutters, F. (author), Smith, M.C. (author), Singh, A.S. (author), Snijder, M.B. (author), Stronks, K. (author), ten Have, M, (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van de Mheen, D. (author), van der Ende, J. (author), van der Heijden, K.B. (author), van der Velden, P.G. (author), van Lenthe, F.J. (author), van Litsenburg, R.R.L (author), van Oostrom, S.H. (author), van Schalkwijk, F.J. (author), Sheehan, CM, (author), Verheij, RA, (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Vermeulen, M.C.M. (author), Vermeulen, R.C.H. (author), Verschuren, W.M.M. (author), Vrijkotte, T.G.M. (author), Wijga, A.H. (author), Willemen, A.M. (author), ter Wolbeek, M. (author), Wood, A.R. (author), Xerxa, Y. (author), Bramer, W.M. (author), Franco, O.H. (author), Luik, A.I. (author), van Someren, E.J.W. (author), Tiemeier, H. (author)
We aimed to obtain reliable reference charts for sleep duration, estimate the prevalence of sleep complaints across the lifespan and identify risk indicators of poor sleep. Studies were identified through systematic literature search in Embase, Medline and Web of Science (9 August 2019) and through personal contacts. Eligible studies had to be...
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Bernaards, C.M. (author), Ariëns, G.A.M. (author), Simons, M. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Introduction: The goal of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a group-based interactive work style intervention in improving work style behavior. Methods: Computer workers with neck and upper limb symptoms were randomised into the work style group (WS, N = 152), the work style and physical activity group (WSPA, N = 156), or the usual...
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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:...
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Zaadstra, B.M. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), DenV KvL (author)
Previous studies have suggested an association between multiple sclerosis (MS) and infectious mononucleosis (IM) but data on the exact strength of this association or its selectivity have been conflicting. In this study we have evaluated the association between MS and a variety of common childhood infections and afflictions in a large population...
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), Rimm, E.B. (author), Hu, F.B. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Mukamal, K.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - The purpose of this study was to investigate whether adiponectin concentrations and biomarkers of inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and insulin resistance mediate the association between alcohol consumption and diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - In a nested case-control study of 705 women with incident diabetes and 787...
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Bernaards, C.M. (author), Ariëns, G.A.M. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study assessed the effectiveness of a single intervention targeting work style and a combined intervention targeting work style and physical activity on the recovery from neck and upper limb symptoms. Computer workers with frequent or long-term neck and upper limb symptoms were randomised into the work style group (WS, n = 152), work style...
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Hilarius, D.L. (author), Kloeg, P.H.A.M. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author), Muller, M.J. (author), Aaronson, N.K. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To determine the level of agreement between patients and observers regarding the frequency with which health-related quality of life topics are discussed during outpatient clinical oncology visits. Methods: The sample (n = 50) consisted of a consecutive series of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Both the patients and observers...
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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%...
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Pronk, A. (author), Preller, L. (author), Raulf-Heimsoth, M. (author), Jonkers, I.C.L. (author), Lammers, J.-W. (author), Wouters, I.M. (author), Doekes, G. (author), Wisnewski, A.V. (author), Heederik, D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Rationale: Associations between oligomeric isocyanate exposure, sensitization, and respiratory disease have received little attention, despite the extensive use of isocyanate oligomers. Objectives: To investigate exposure-response relationships of respiratory symptoms and sensitization in a large population occupationally exposed to isocyanate...
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Wiefferink, C.H. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), de Wijs, J. (author), Swagerman, M. (author), Campman, D. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
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Bemelmans, W.J.E. (author), van Lenthe, F. (author), Hoogenveen, R. (author), Kunst, A. (author), Deeg, D.J.H. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Verschuren, W.M.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background and Objective: To estimate the effects of reducing the prevalence of smoking in lower educated groups on educational differences in life expectancy. Methods: A dynamic Markov-type multistate transition model estimated the effects on life expectancy of two scenarios. A "maximum scenario" where educational differences in prevalence of...
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Schuller, A.A. (author), Poorterman, J.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In 2003 the project 'Changes in oral health and preventive behaviour'was carried out for the sixth time in succession in The Netherlands. Children and adolescents were asked to fill out a questionnaire and to participate in an oral health examination. Compared to the 1996/1997 results 9-year-olds had a lower incidence of FS and DMFS, 14-year...
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Portengen, L. (author), Preller, L. (author), Tielen, M. (author), Doekes, G. (author), Heederik, D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Recent studies have reported a low prevalence of atopic sensitization and respiratory allergy in children growing up on farms. Objectives: We sought to evaluate the dose-response relationship between endotoxin and atopic sensitization in adult farmers and to assess the effect on respiratory health outcomes. Methods: Data on endotoxin...
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Fredriks, A.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Hira Sing, R.A. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Aim: Prevalences of overweight in The Netherlands, defined by international cut-off points, are presented in 14 500 children of Dutch origin, 2904 of Turkish and 2855 of Moroccan origin, aged 0-21 y. Results: The mean prevalence for Turkish boys and girls was 23.4% and 30.2%, for Moroccans 15.8% and 24.5%, for Dutch youths in large cities 12.6%...
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Perenboom, R.J.M. (author), van Herten, L.M. (author), Boshuizen, H.C. (author), van den Bos, G.A.M. (author)
Objective. Life expectancy without chronic morbidity, or morbidity-free life expectancy (MFLE), was calculated to measure changes in population health status between 1989 and 2000 on the basis of gender and socioeconomic status. Methods. Sullivan's method was used to calculate morbidity-free life expectancy. Prevalence rates for chronic...
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Beckers, D.G.J. (author), van der Linden, D. (author), Smulders, P.G.W. (author), Kompier, M.A.J. (author), van Veldhoven, M.J.P.M. (author), van Yperen, N.W. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
Objectives: We sought to better understand the relationship between overtime and mental fatigue by taking into account work motivation and the quality of overtime work and studying theoretically derived subgroups. Methods: We conducted a survey-study among a representative sample of the Dutch full-time workforce (n = 1807). The prevalence 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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van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the cut-off values for the body-mass index (BMI) for underweight and serious underweight in children up to 18 years of age based on the Dutch growth standards of 1980, and to determine the prevalence of underweight and serious underweight in the 1997 Dutch growth-study figures. Design. Secondary data analysis. Method. Cut...
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Proper, K.I. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Background: Physical inactivity and obesity are major public health problems. Our objective was to investigate the effectiveness of an individual counseling intervention at the workplace on physical activity fitness and health. Counseling content derived from the Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling for Exercise and Nutrition (PACE)...
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Fekkes, M. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Braat, D.D.M. (author), Brewaeys, A.M.A. (author), Dolfing, J.G. (author), Kortman, M. (author), Leerentveld, R.A. (author), Macklon, N.S. (author)
Background: Specific subgroups of people planning IVF might be at risk of having more psychological or health-related problems. Identification of subgroups at risk may better enable allocation of appropriate counselling. Methods: A group of 425 men and 447 women planning to undergo IVF treatment filled out a questionnaire. Four domains of health...
article 2003
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