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Vogel, I. (author), Verschuure, H. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Brug, J. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. The goal was to assess risky and protective listening behaviors of adolescent users of MP3 players and the association of these behaviors with demographic characteristics and frequency of use. METHODS. In 2007, 1687 adolescents (12-19 years of age) in 68 classes in 15 Dutch secondary schools were invited to complete questionnaires...
article 2009
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Weijerman, M.E. (author), van Furth, A.M. (author), Vonk Noordegraaf, A. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Broers, C.J.M. (author), Gemke, R.J.B.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To determine the prevalence, neonatal characteristics, and first-year mortality in Down syndrome (DS) among children in the Netherlands. Study design: The number of DS births registered by the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance Unit (DPSU) in 2003 was compared with total live births (reference population) and perinatal registrations....
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Sardón Prado, O. (author), Morera, G. (author), Herdman, M. (author), Moreno Galdó, A. (author), Pérez-Yarza, E.G. (author), Detmar, S. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Rajmil, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: To obtain a Spanish version of the TNO-AZL Preschool Children Quality of Life Questionnaire (TAPQOL) that would be both semantically and culturally equivalent to the original. Material and methods: The TAPQOL questionnaire was designed to measure health-related quality of life in children aged 3 months to 5 years and contains 43...
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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...
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Verheijden, M.W. (author), Jans, M.P. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
An important challenge in Web-based health promotion is to increase the reach of the target audience by taking the target groups' desires into consideration. Data from 505 members of a Dutch Internet panel (representative for Dutch Internet users) were used to asses the target group's interests and needs. 28% participated in Web-based tailored...
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Dousma, M. (author), Wierdsma, N. (author), van Ede, J. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Heijmans, H.S.A. (author), de Vries, T.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
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Robitail, S. (author), Siméoni, M.C. (author), Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Auquier, P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: The aims of this study were to assess the level of agreement and the magnitude of discrepancies between children and their parents, and whether these levels of agreement/discrepancy depend on the country of living, the domains of quality of life assessed, the age and gender of the children, and other background variables. Study Design...
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Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Auquier, P. (author), Erhart, M. (author), Gosch, A. (author), Rajmil, L. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Power, M. (author), Duer, W. (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), Czerny, L. (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), Flannery, E. (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: To assess the construct and criterion validity of the KIDSCREEN-27 health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire, a shorter version of the KIDSCREEN-52. Methods: The five-dimensional KIDSCREEN-27 was tested in a sample of 22,827. For criterion validity the correlation with and the percentage explained variance of the scores 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), Wennink, J.M.B. (author), Wolf, B.H.M. (author), Mahdi, U. (author), Nagelkerke, A.F. (author), van der Veer, E.M.A. (author), Westra, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study aimed to identify and explain differences in health-related quality of life (QoL) between immigrant and non-immigrant children with asthma. In 274 children (7-17 years of age) generic and asthma-related QoL were assessed. The association between ethnicity and QoL was studied in linear regression model analyses. For the asthma-related...
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Robitail, S. (author), Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Simeoni, M.C. (author), Rajmil, L. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Power, M. (author), Duer, W. (author), Cloetta, B. (author), Czemy, L. (author), Mazur, J. (author), Czimbalmos, A. (author), Tountas, Y. (author), Hagquist, C. (author), Kilroe, J. (author), Auquier, P. (author), Fuerth, K. (author), Czerny, L. (author), Erhart, M. (author), Nickel, J. (author), Kurth, B.-M. (author), Gosch, A. (author), Von Rüden, U. (author), Dimitrakakis, C. (author), Aszman, A. (author), Flannery, E. (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)
Objectives: The aim of this study is to assess the structural and cross-cultural validity of the KIDSCREEN-27 questionnaire. Methods: The 27-item version of the KIDSCREEN instrument was derived from a longer 52-item version and was administered to young people aged 8-18 years in 13 European countries in a cross-sectional survey. Structural and...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Rotteveel, J. (author), Belksma, E.J. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Delemarre-Van de Waal, H.A. (author)
Objective: The worldwide trend towards obesity in childhood is also observed in the Netherlands and one of the consequences may be type 2 diabetes. In this study, we assessed the number of children with type 2 diabetes, diagnosed by paediatricians, in the Netherlands. Methods: In 2003 and 2004 the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance Unit, a nationwide...
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Robitail, S. (author), Simeoni, M.-C. (author), Erhart, M. (author), Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Auquier, P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Purpose: The KIDSCREEN project aims to develop a European cross-cultural generic self-administered Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) instrument for children and adolescents. Proxy measures HRQoL should be a useful and practical alternative to assess children's HRQoL. The KIDSCREEN pilot study involved 3988 children and 2526 child-proxy...
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Detmar, S.B. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Gosch, A. (author), Bisegger, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
There is increasing interest in the public health sector in the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of healthy children. However, most HRQL instruments are developed for children with a chronic illness. In addition, existing questionnaires are mostly based on expert opinion about what constitutes HRQL and the opinions and views of healthy...
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van Dellen, Q.M. (author), Stronks, K. (author), Bindels, P.J.E. (author), Öry, F.G. (author), van Aalderen, W.M.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Poor adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) may contribute to the recent rise in asthma morbidity. In general, appropriate adherence to ICSs is a complex process that is influenced by various determinants. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that were associated with adherence to ICSs in children with asthma and their parents...
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Crone, M.R. (author), Spronsen, F.J. (author), Oudshoorn, K. (author), Bekhof, J. (author), van Rijn, G. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background. The objective of this study was to determine the importance of parental factors possibly related to dietary control in early and continuously treated patients with phenylketonuria (PKU). Methods. A questionnaire was disseminated among parents of 238 patients with PKU born after the nationwide introduction of newborn screening for PKU...
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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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Fekkes, M. (author), Pijpers, F.I.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Bullying victimization is associated with several health issues. Prevention of bullying is therefore an important goal for health and education professionals. In the present study, 2766 children from 32 Dutch elementary schools participated by completing a questionnaire on bullying behavior, and the involvement of teachers, parents and...
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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)....
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Timmermans, D.R.M. (author), Henneman, L. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van der Wal, G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of the present study is to assess the attitudes of parents toward vaccination as well as their risk perception of disease and vaccination. We interviewed 1763 parents of different ethnic groups (among others, Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan, and Surinamese parents). Results show that there were large differences in knowledge about disease and...
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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...
article 2004
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