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Zdunek, K. (author), Schröder-Bäck, P. (author), Alexander, D. (author), Vlasblom, E. (author), Kocken, P. (author), Rigby, M. (author), Blair, M.. (author)
Background. Evidence-based policies should underpin successful implementation of innovations within child health care. The EU-funded Models of Child Health Appraised project enabled research into effective methods to communicate research evidence. The objective of this study was to identify and categorize methods to communicate evidence-based...
article 2021
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van Wel, L. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Zuurbier, M. (author), Heinen, D. (author), Odink, J. (author), Bezem, J. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Pronk, A. (author), Hoek, G. (author)
Air pollution, noise, and green space are important environmental exposures, having been linked to a variety of specific health outcomes. However, there are few studies addressing overall early life development. To assess their effects, associations between developmental milestones for a large population of 0–4-year old children in The...
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Michaud, P.A. (author), Visser, A. (author), Vervoort, J.P.M. (author), Kocken, P. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Blair, M. (author), Rigby, M. (author), Weber, M. (author), Jansen, D. (author)
Background and objectives Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are of particular relevance given their potential short-term or long-term health consequences. This study evaluates recommendations and policies regarding access to care in this area in 31 European countries (European Union (EU) plus Iceland, Norway and...
article 2020
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Kocken, P. (author), Vlasblom, E. (author), de Lijster, G. (author), Wells, H. (author), van Kesteren, N. (author), van Zoonen, R. (author), Zdunek, K. (author), Blair, M. (author), Alexander, D. (author)
There is considerable heterogeneity between primary care systems that have evolved in individual national cultural environments. MOCHA studied how the transfer of models or their individual components can be achieved across nations, using examples of combinations of settings, functions, target groups and tracer conditions. There are many factors...
bookPart 2019
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Boere-Boonekamp, M. (author), Groothuis-Oudshoorn, K. (author), Schloemer, T. (author), Schröder-Bäck, P. (author), van Til, J. (author), Zdunek, K. (author), Kocken, P. (author)
Identifying the qualities of primary care that have the potential to produce optimal health outcomes is only half the story. The MOCHA project has explored how to transfer these to other national contexts, but also which successful components should be transferred. It is important to assess the population criteria of the identified...
bookPart 2019
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van Grieken, A. (author), Vlasblom, E. (author), Wang, L. (author), Beltman, M. (author), Boere-Boonekamp, M.M. (author), L'Hoir, M.P. (author), Raat, H. (author)
Background: Overweight is a major health issue, and parent-targeted interventions to promote healthy development in children are needed. Objective: The study aimed to evaluate E-health4Uth Healthy Toddler, an intervention that educates parents of children aged 18 to 24 months regarding health-related behaviors, as compared with usual care. The...
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van Ulzen, S.L. (author), van der Pal, S. (author)
Blogboek is an e-tool which allows parents to create and manage a personal health record online, and empowers them in giving direction to the multi-disciplinary care process when their child receives care from several professionals. Because Blogbook is created and managed by parents, its answers the current call for more empowerment and...
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Schmidt, S.C. (author), Sleddens, E.F.C. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), Gubbels, J. (author), Thijs, C. (author)
Changes in the neighborhood environment may explain part of the rapid increase in childhood overweight and obesity during the last decades. To date few theory-driven rather than data-driven studies have explored longitudinal associations between multiple neighborhood characteristics and child body weight development. We aimed to assess the...
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Broekhuizen, K. (author), Scholten, A.M. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author)
The (pre)school environment is an important setting to improve children's health. Especially, the (pre)school playground provides a major opportunity to intervene. This review presents an overview of the existing evidence on the value of both school and preschool playgrounds on children's health in terms of physical activity, cognitive and...
article 2014
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de Jong-Lenters, M. (author), Duijster, D. (author), Bruist, M.A. (author), Thijssen, J. (author), de Ruiter, C. (author)
The aim of this case-control study was to explore the relationship between parenting practices, parent-child interaction and childhood dental caries, using a sample of 5-8-year old children from the Netherlands. Cases were defined as children with four or more decayed, missing or filled teeth and controls were caries free. Cases (n=28) and...
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de Wilde, J.A. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Middelkoop, B.J.C. (author)
Background: People from Asian populations are generally shorter than other ethnic groups. It is unknown if current universal height references are suitable for affluent South Asian children in the Netherlands. Aims: To develop height-for-age charts for contemporary South Asian children aged 0–20 years living in the Netherlands, to evaluate...
article 2014
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Witting, M. (author), Boere-Boonekamp, M.M. (author), Sakkers, R.J.B. (author), Fleuren, M.A.H. (author), IJzerman, M.J. (author)
Ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is an innovation in preventive child health care in the Netherlands. Parental participation in the screening will be essential for the success of implementation of the screening. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether psychosocial factors (attitude, subjective...
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Vrijheid, M. (author), Casas, M. (author), Bergström, A. (author), Carmichael, A. (author), Cordier, S. (author), Eggesbø, M. (author), Eller, E. (author), Fantini, M.P. (author), Fernández, M.F. (author), Fernández-Somoano, A. (author), Gehring, U. (author), Grazuleviciene, R. (author), Hohmann, C. (author), Karvonen, A.M. (author), Keil, T. (author), Kogevinas, M. (author), Koppen, G. (author), Krämer, U. (author), Kuehni, C.E. (author), Magnus, P. (author), Majewska, R. (author), Andersen, A.-M.N. (author), Patelarou, E. (author), Petersen, M.S. (author), Pierik, F.H. (author), Polanska, K. (author), Porta, D. (author), Richiardi, L. (author), Santos, A.C. (author), Slama, R. (author), Sram, R.J. (author), Thijs, C. (author), Tischer, C. (author), Toft, G. (author), Trnovec, T. (author), Vandentorren, S. (author), Vrijkotte, T.G.M. (author), Wilhelm, M. (author), Wright, J. (author), Nieuwenhuijsen, M. (author)
Background: Many pregnancy and birth cohort studies investigate the health effects of early-life environmental contaminant exposure. An overview of existing studies and their data is needed to improve collaboration, harmonization, and future project planning. Objectives: Our goal was to create a comprehensive overview of European birth cohorts...
article 2012
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de Vries, S.I. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Bakker, I. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose: To investigate the effect of guideline operationalization in terms of intensity threshold, bout duration, and days on the proportion of children meeting the health-related 60-min physical activity guideline using a subjective and an objective assessment method. Methods: Five hundred and twenty-one children (6-11 yr) completed a physical...
article 2009
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van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), de Kauffman-Boer, M.A. (author), Uilenburg, N.N. (author), de Ridder-Sluiter, J.G. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Objective: To investigate whether false-positive outcomes on neonatal hearing screening cause long-lasting parental concerns. Methods: A general population of parents whose children had participated in the universal neonatal hearing screening (UNHS) programme were examined. Parents filled out a questionnaire 6 months after UNHS. Outcomes were...
article 2008
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Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Gosch, A. (author), Rajmil, L. (author), Erhart, M. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Power, M. (author), Duer, W. (author), Auquier, P. (author), Cloetta, B. (author), Czemy, L. (author), Mazur, J. (author), Czimbalmos, A. (author), Tountas, Y. (author), Hagquist, C. (author), Kilroe, J. (author), Fuerth, K. (author), Simeoni, M.-C. (author), Robitail, S. (author), Nickel, J. (author), Kurth, B.M. (author), von Rüden, U. (author), Dimitrakakis, C. (author), Aszman, A. (author), Keenaghan, C. (author), Detmar, S. (author), Veripps, E. (author), Mierzejeswka, E. (author), Berra, S. (author), Tebé, C. (author), Herdman, M. (author), Alonso, J. (author), Abel, T. (author), Bisegger, C. (author), Farley, C. (author), Atherton, C. (author), Phillips, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: This study assesses the reliability and validity of the European KIDSCREEN-52 generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire for children and adolescents. Research Design: The KIDSCREEN-52, which measures HRQoL in 10 dimensions, was administered to a representative sample of 22,827 children and adolescents (8 to 18 years...
article 2008
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Fekkes, M. (author), Pijpers, F.I.M. (author), Fredriks, A.M. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVES. A number of studies have shown that victimization from bullying behavior is associated with substantial adverse effects on physical and psychological health, but it is unclear which comes first, the victimization or the health-related symptoms. In our present study, we investigated whether victimization precedes psychosomatic and...
article 2006
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Wiefferink, C.H. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Younger children in a school class have higher rates of mental health problems if admission to primary school occurs once a year. This study examines whether this relative age effect also occurs if children are admitted to school continuously throughout the year. Methods: We assessed mental health problems based on parent-reports ...
article 2006
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Wiefferink, C.H. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Younger children in a school class have higher rates of mental health problems if admission to primary school occurs once a year. This study examines whether this relative age effect also occurs if children are admitted to school continuously throughout the year. Methods: We assessed mental health problems based on parent-reports ...
article 2006
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background. We examined the association of area deprivation with the occurrence of psychosocial problems among children aged 4-16 in a representative national sample of children based on standardised measures of parent-reported problems and diagnoses made by doctors and nurses working in child healthcare (child health professionals, CHPs)....
article 2005
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