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Schönbeck, Y. (author), Talma, H. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Bakker, B. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), HiraSing, R.A. (author), van Buuren, S. (author)
To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Dutch children and adolescents, to examine the 30-years trend, and to create new body mass index reference charts. Design: Nationwide cross-sectional data collection by trained health care professionals. Participants: 10,129 children of Dutch origin aged 0-21 years. Main Outcome Measures:...
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Gubbels, J.S. (author), Kremers, S.P.J. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), Dagnelie, P.C. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), de Vries, N.K. (author), Thijs, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To examine clustering of energy balance-related behaviors (EBRBs) in young children. This is crucial because lifestyle habits are formed at an early age and track in later life. This study is the first to examine EBRB clustering in children as young as 2 years. Study design: Cross-sectional data originated from the Child, Parent and...
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Gubbels, J.S. (author), Kremers, S.P.J. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), Dagnelie, P.C. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), de Vries, N.K. (author), Thijs, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study examined the relationship between diet-related parenting practices, parental characteristics, child characteristics, and 2-year-old child's dietary intake. Cross-sectional data (N = 2578) originated from the KOALA Birth Cohort Study. Principal component analyses revealed two restrictive parenting practice clusters: a cluster...
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Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), Hille, E.T.M. (author), Duivenvoorden, H.J. (author), Finken, M.J.J. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), van Goudoever, J.B. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To examine the effect of intrauterine and neonatal growth, prematurity and personal and environmental risk factors on intelligence in adulthood in survivors of the early neonatal intensive care era. Methods: A large geographically based cohort comprised 94% of all babies born alive in the Netherlands in 1983 with a gestational age...
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Blanson Henkemans, O.A. (author), Rogers, W.A. (author), Fisk, A.D. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Lindenberg, J. (author), van der Mast, C.A.P.G. (author)
Objectives: We developed an adaptive computer assistant for the supervision of diabetics' self-care, to support limiting illness and need for acute treatment, and improve health literacy. This assistant monitors self-care activities logged in the patient's electronic diary. Accordingly, it provides context-aware feedback. The objective was to...
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Hosli, E.J. (author), Elsinga, J. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Assendelft, W.J.J. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: Information about risk factors and preventive measures given before conception is estimated to prevent 15-35% of adverse pregnancy outcomes. We aimed to identify women's motives for not responding to an invitation for preconception counseling (PCC) from their general practitioner. Methods: A purposive sample of 11 women who did not respond...
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), van Goudoever, J.B. (author), Jacobusse, G.W. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), de Groot, L. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Geven, W.B. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Mulder, A.L.M. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), van Weissenbruch, M.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. Young adults who were born very preterm or with a very low birth weight remain at risk for physical and neurodevelopmental problems and lower academic achievement scores. Data, however, are scarce, hospital based, mostly done in small populations, and need additional confirmation. METHODS. Infants who were born at <32 weeks 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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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Verheijden, M.W. (author), Jans, M.P. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
Background: In recent years, many tailored lifestyle counseling programs have become available through the Internet. Previous research into such programs has shown selective enrollment of relatively healthy people. However, because of the known dose-response relationship between the intensity and frequency of counseling and the behavior change...
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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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Hille, E.T.M. (author), Elbertse, L. (author), Bennebroek Gravenhorst, J. (author), Brand, R. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective. To assess the effect of demographic and neonatal risk factors and outcome at the last available assessment on the probability of full responders, postal responders (those who only responded to the mailed questionnaire), or nonresponders in a follow-up study of 19-year-old adolescents who were born as preterm infants. Design. The 19...
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Lanting, C.I. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author)
Aim: The aim of the study was to describe infant feeding practices and associated factors, and to explore mothers' main reasons for starting and stopping breastfeeding. Methods: We performed a national inquiry into milk feeding practices among 9133 Dutch infants aged <7 mo by means of a questionnaire. Results: 78% of mothers initiated...
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de Lange, A.H. (author), Taris, T.W. (author), Kompier, M.A.J. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
Objectives: The number of longitudinal studies reporting evidence for reversed effects of strain on work is growing, but evidence regarding the mechanisms underlying such effects is scarce. In this study, earlier longitudinal findings were reviewed, and the following four mechanisms for reversed effects were proposed that reflect within-person...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Objectives: To assess the degree to which preventive child health professionals (CHPs) identify and manage psychosocial problems among preschool children in the general population and to determine the association with parent-reported behavioral and emotional problems, sociodemographic factors, and mental health history of children. Design: The...
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), Poorterman, J.H. (author)
In this paper an overview is given of recent studies concerning the prevalence of dental caries in children and adults in The Netherlands. Compared to the oral status in the past, the prevalence in children is still low. The decrease of caries is now also visible in adults up to the age of 45 years. The caries experience of people in older age...
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van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), de Walle, H.E.K. (author), de Rover, C.M. (author), Jeeninga, W. (author), Cornel, M.C. (author), de Jong-van den Berg, L.T.W. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
In The Netherlands, periconceptional folic acid use to prevent neural tube defects was promoted through a national 'Folic Acid Campaign'. In two regions, a local campaign supplemented the national campaign to increase the chances of reaching women with low socio-economic status (SES). A framework of outcome criteria, defined as awareness...
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Kamphuis, M. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Ottenkamp, J. (author), van der Wall, E.E. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Vliegen, H.W. (author)
Objective: To evaluate job participation, careerrelated problems, and actual job problems in adults with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) compared with adults with mild CHD and reference groups. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Patients were randomly selected from the archives of the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Leiden...
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Chorus, A.M.J. (author), Boonen, A. (author), Miedema, H.S. (author), van der Linden, S. (author)
Objectives: To assess the labour market position of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in relation to disease duration and to identify potential factors in relation to withdrawal from the labour force. Methods: A cross sectional mail survey was conducted among 658 patients with AS. Participation in the labour force was defined as having a...
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Chorus, A.M.J. (author), Miedema, H.S. (author), Wevers, C.W.J. (author), van der Linden, S. (author)
Objective - To assess separate and combined effects of work factors and behavioural coping in relation to withdrawal from the labour force among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods - A cross sectional study was conducted in a Dutch nationwide random sample of 720 patients with RA. Information about work factors and behavioural...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Stronks, K. (author)
Background. Socioeconomic differences in health and in use of health care are well known. Most data on socioeconomic differences in health care utilization are based on retrospective self-report in community surveys, but the evidence on the validity of self-reported utilization of health care across socioeconomic groups is limited. The aim of...
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