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Herngreen, W.P. (author), Reerink, J.D. (author), van Noord-Zaadstra, B.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Ruys, J.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The Social Medical Survey of Children attending Child Health Clinics (SMOCC) was initiated to obtain reference data on morbidity in children in their first two years of life. During 1988 and 1989, the staff of 21 Child Health Clinics recorded data on the pre- and perinatal period, and on the first two years of life, of infants born in the...
article 1992
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Verrips, E.G.H. (author), Vogels, T.G.C. (author), Koopman, H.M. (author), Theunissen, N.C.M. (author), Kamphuis, R.P. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background: The 56-item TNO AZL Child Quality Of Life (TACQOL) questionnaire was developed to meet the need for a reliable and valid instrument for measuring health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children. HRQoL was defined as health status in seven domains plus emotional responses to problems in health status. The TACQOL explicitly offers...
article 1999
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de Jong-Potjer, L.C. (author), de Bock, G.H. (author), Zaadstra, B.M. (author), de Jong, O.R.W. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Springer, M.P. (author)
Background. Pre-conception counselling has the potential to reduce pregnancy complications and congenital disorders. The timing of counselling, before conception, is crucial to maximize the benefit. As many couples are unaware of their risk status and the fact that the first period of pregnancy is crucial, they do not seek information before...
article 2003
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Spee-Van Der Wekke, J. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Many children with developmental problems, especially with problems in cognition or in social and emotional functioning, go to schools for special education. Whether pupils in special education have more physical limitations, handicaps and other health problems than pupils in mainstream education has not been documented recently. Therefore,...
article 2003
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Zeitlin, J. (author), Wildman, K. (author), Bréart, G. (author), Alexander, S. (author), Barros, H. (author), Blondel, B. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Gissler, M. (author), Macfarlane, A. (author)
The PERISTAT project was charged with developing an indicator set for monitoring and describing perinatal health in Europe as part of the European Commission's Health Monitoring Programme, run by the Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection (DG-SANCO), which is working towards the establishment of a comprehensive health monitoring...
article 2003
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Rajmil, L. (author), Herdman, M. (author), Fernandez De Sanmamed, M.J. (author), Detmar, S. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Bullinger, M. (author), Simeoni, M.C. (author), Auquier, P. (author), Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Abel, T. (author), Atherton, C. (author), Auquier, P. (author), Aymerich, M. (author), Bauer, M. (author), Bellach, B.M. (author), Bisegger, C. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Cloetta, B. (author), Detmar, S. (author), Dür, W. (author), Erhart, M. (author), Farley, C. (author), Gosch, A. (author), Herdman, M. (author), Kurth, B.M. (author), Phillips, K. (author), Power, M. (author), Rajmil, L. (author), Robitail, S. (author), Simeoni, M.C. (author), von Rüden, U. (author), Verrips, E. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Purpose: To determine the extent of differences and similarities in content between heath-related quality of life (HRQOL) instruments for children and adolescents. Methods: A descriptive and explanatory qualitative approach was carried out. Instruments specifically designed for use with children or adolescents were included. To assure the...
article 2004
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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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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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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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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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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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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...
article 2013
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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...
article 2014
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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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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...
article 2015
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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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