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Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
article 1996
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Aardoom, H.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Rona, R.J. (author), Sanavro, F.L. (author), van den Heuvel, E.W. (author), Leeuwenburg, J. (author)
The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of food intolerance (FI) in Dutch 5- and 6-year-old children and its association with chronic ailments with a survey among parents by questionnaire. Based on parents' perception the prevalence of 'probable' FI was 3.8%. FI was associated with asthma, wheezing, eczema, hay fever, chronic rhinitis,...
article 1997
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Vogels, T. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Kamphuis, R.P. (author), Koopman, H.M. (author), Theunissen, N.C.M. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL), conceptualized as patients' own evaluations of their health status, is an important criterion in evaluating health and health care and in the treatment of individual patients. Until now, few systematic attempts have been made to develop instruments to assess the HRQoL of children using such a...
article 1998
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Spee-van der Wekke, J. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Meulmeester, J.F. (author), Radder, J.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objectives. To assess the prevalence of nocturnal enuresis in school children aged 5 to 15 years, and to investigate the association of bedwetting with ethnicity, the educational level of the parents, and the type of education (mainstream or special) received by the child. Methods. Data were obtained for 5360 children in mainstream education and...
article 1998
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Kater, A.P. (author), Heijboer, H. (author), Peters, M. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Prins, M.H. (author), Heymans, H.S.A. (author)
Objective. To determine the differences in quality of life between children with sickle cell disease and healthy immigrant children. Design. Descriptive, comparative. Method. The quality of life of children with sickle cell disease between 5 and 15 years old being treated in the Emma Children's Hospital AMC in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was...
article 1999
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Crone, M.R. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Burgmeijer, R.J.F. (author)
The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence of passive smoking in infancy. This was done by self-report questionnaires completed by parents who attended the well-baby clinic in the period February-May 1996. A total of 2720 questionnaires were spread among parents with babies between 1 and 14 months: smoking and non-smoking parents....
article 2000
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To assess the impact of varying definitions of excessive crying and infantile colic on prevalence estimates and to assess to what extent these definitions comprise the same children. Methods. Parents of 3345 infants aged 1, 3, and 6 months (response: 96.5%) were interviewed on the crying behavior of their infant in a Dutch cross...
article 2001
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Siderius, E.J. (author), Borstlap, R. (author), Nijenhuis, Th.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Children with Down's syndrome have an increased risk of congenital anomalies and additional medical problems. These can be treated but are often seen as part of the syndrome and not as the cause of developmental retardation. Based on the current level of knowledge, specific medical tests and evaluations are recommended. The reasons for these...
article 2001
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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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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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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Wal, M.F.V.D. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Sing, R.A.H. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Child abuse and neglect are important causes of child morbidity and death. We assessed potentially detrimental parental actions induced by infant crying in 3259 infants aged 1-6 months, in the Netherlands. In infants aged 6 months, 5·6% (95% CI 4·2-7·0) of parents reported having smothered, slapped, or shaken their baby at least once because of...
article 2004
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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...
article 2004
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), Crone, M.R. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author)
Aim: To examine the association of excessive infant crying with maternal smoking during and after pregnancy, paternal smoking, and smoking by other people in the living environment of the infant. Methods: We collected data on infant crying and smoking in a Dutch national sample of 5845 infants aged 0-3 mo (response 62.8%). We defined excessive...
article 2005
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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...
article 2005
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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...
article 2005
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van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Zandwijken, G.R.J. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The goal of this study is to assess whether a growth curve model approach will lead to a more precise detection of Turner sydnrome (TS) than conventional referral criteria for growth monitoring. The Jenss-Bayley growth curve model was used to describe the process of growth over time. A new screening rule is defined on the parameters of this...
article 2005
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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...
article 2005
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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...
article 2006
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Crone, M.R. (author), Verlaan, M. (author), Willemsen, M.C. (author), van Soelen, P. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Sing, R.A.H. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study assessed the antecedents of continued use of an education program to prevent passive smoking in infants. It consists of a booklet for parents and a manual for health professionals describing a five-step procedure for discussing passive smoking. Aquestionnairewas sent to 67 managers, 670 nurses, and 335 physiciansworking in well-baby...
article 2006
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Paulussen, T.G.W. (author), Hoekstra, F. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), Buijs, G.B. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
This study examines the factors that influence parents' decisions to have their children vaccinated under the Dutch National Immunisation Programme. A computer questionnaire was sent to 500 parents in 1999 (the response rate was 98.2%). The intention to vaccinate was most strongly determined by attitudes. The belief that vaccination is safe and...
article 2006
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