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Boesveld, I.C. (author), Hermus, M.A.A. (author), van der Velden-Bollemaat, E.C. (author), Hitzert, M. (author), de Graaf, H.J. (author), Franx, A. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author)
Objective: to determine the usability of a recently developed set of 30 structure and process birth centre quality indicators. Design: an explorative study using mixed-methods including literature, a survey, interviews and observations. The study is part of the Dutch Birth Centre Study. We first determined the measurability of birth centre...
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Bogerd, C.P. (author), Velt, K.B. (author), Annaheim, S. (author), Bongers, C.C.W.G. (author), Eijsvogels, T.M.H. (author), Daanen, H.A.M. (author)
OBJECTIVE: The discomfort caused by rectal probes and esophageal probes for the estimation of body core temperature has triggered the development of gastrointestinal (GI) capsules that are easily accepted by athletes and workers due to their non-invasive characteristics. We compare two new GI capsule devices with rectal temperature during cycle...
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Reijnen, A. (author), Geuze, E. (author), Eekhout, I. (author), Maihofer, A.X. (author), Nievergelt, C.M. (author), Baker, D.G. (author), Vermetten, E. (author)
In order to decrease the risk of developing stress-related disorders after military deployment, biological vulnerability factors should be identified. Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a peptide neurotransmitter that is associated with modulation of the stress response. Using the data of two longitudinal prospective cohort studies (N = 892 and N = 2427),...
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Kruisdijk, F. (author), Deenik, J. (author), Yenback, D. (author), Tak, E.C. (author), van Harten, P. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Hendriksen, I. (author)
Sedentary behaviour and lack of physical activity threatens health. Research concerning these behaviours of inpatients with severe mental illness is limited but urgently needed to reveal prevalence and magnitude. In total, 184 inpatients (men n =108, women n =76, mean age 57,4, 20% first generation antipsychotics, 40% second generation...
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Stolte, E. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Aartsen, M.J. (author), van Tilburg, T.G. (author), Chorus, A. (author)
The predictive value of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) on intention and physical activity (PA) over time was examined. Data from the Aging Well and Healthily intervention program (targeting perceived behavioral control and attitude, not subjective norm) were analyzed, including pretest (T0), posttest (T1, except subjective norm) and 4-6...
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van der Valk, E.S. (author), Smans, L.C.C.J. (author), Hofstetter, H. (author), Stubbe, J.H. (author), de Vries, M. (author), Backx, F.J.G. (author), Hermus, A.R.M.M. (author), Zelissen, P.M.J. (author)
Background: Health-related quality of life in patients with Addison's disease has been assessed in various European countries, indicating a reduced quality of life. However, no studies have addressed the impact of Addison's disease on physical activity. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the quality of life in Dutch patients...
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de Wind, A. (author), Pas S. van der, (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Background There is a societal need that workers prolong their working lives. By adopting a life course perspective, this study aimed to investigate the influence of work motives and motivation, health, job characteristics, skills, and financial and social situation on working beyond retirement, and differences between ‘on time’ and ‘off time’...
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Gärtner, F.R. (author), de Miranda, E. (author), Rijnders, M.E. (author), Freeman, L.M. (author), Middeldorp, J.M. (author), Bloemenkamp, K.W.M. (author), Stiggelbout, A.M. (author), van den Akker-van Marle, M.E. (author)
Objectives To validate the Labor and Delivery Index (LADY-X), a new delivery-specific utility measure. Study Design and Setting In a test–retest design, women were surveyed online, 6 to 8 weeks postpartum and again 1 to 2 weeks later. For reliability testing, we assessed the standard error of measurement (S.E.M.) and the intraclass correlation...
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van Avesaat, M. (author), Troost, F.J. (author), Ripken, D. (author), Hendriks, H.F. (author), Aam, M. (author)
BACKGROUND: Activation of the ileal brake, by infusing lipid directly into the distal part of the small intestine, alters gastrointestinal (GI) motility and inhibits food intake. The ileal brake effect on eating behavior of the other macronutrients is currently unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of...
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Maasland, D.H.E. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Kremer, B. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author)
There is limited prospective data on the relationship between consumption of vegetables and fruits and the risk of head-neck cancer (HNC) subtypes [i.e., oral cavity cancer (OCC), oro-/hypopharyngeal cancer (OHPC) and laryngeal cancer (LC)]. Therefore, we investigated these associations within the Netherlands Cohort Study, in which 120,852...
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Coenen, P. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
The trade-off between feasibility and accuracy of measurements of physical exposure at the workplace has often been discussed, but is unsufficiently understood. We therefore explored the effect of two low-back loading measurement tools with different accuracies on exposure estimates and their associations with low-back pain (LBP). Low-back...
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van Gendt, A.W. (author), van der Pal, S.M. (author), Hermes, W. (author), Walther, F.J. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), de Groot, C.J.M. (author)
The aims of this study were to analyze reproductive outcomes of women and men born very preterm (gestational age <32 weeks) or with a very low birth weight (<1500 g) in 1983 in the Netherlands and to compare their reproductive outcomes with the total population at a similar age of 28 years. Young adults who were born after a pregnancy...
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Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), van Erk, M.J. (author), Dutman, A.E. (author), Stroeve, J.H.M. (author), van de Steeg, E. (author), Bijlsma, S. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Wopereis, S. (author)
Metabolism maintains homeostasis at chronic hypercaloric conditions, activating postprandial response mechanisms, which come at the cost of adaptation processes such as energy storage, eventually with negative health consequences. This study quantified the metabolic adaptation capacity by studying challenge response curves. After a high-fat...
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Klemans, R.J.B. (author), Blom, W.M. (author), van Erp, F.C. (author), Masthoff, L.J.N. (author), Rubingh, C.M. (author), van der Ent, C.K. (author), Bruijnzeel-Koomen, C.A.F.M. (author), Houben, G.F. (author), Pasmans, S.G.M.A. (author), Meijer, Y. (author), Knulst, A.C. (author)
Background: To improve food labelling strategies, information regarding eliciting doses (EDs) and the effect of patient characteristics on these EDs is necessary. Objective: To establish EDs for objective and subjective symptoms and analyse the effect of sensitization levels and other patient characteristics on threshold distribution curves ...
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van de Langenberg, D. (author), Hoekstra, T. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), de Kroon, M.L.A. (author)
Objectives To test the hypothesis that greater weight fluctuation between 2 and 6 years is associated with an increase in weight measures (such as body mass index [BMI]) and cardiometabolic risk in young adulthood. Study design Weight fluctuation (determined by BMI SD scores) was measured at least 3 times between the ages of 2 and 6 years in 166...
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Tan, E. (author), Boessen, R. (author), Fishwick, D. (author), Klein Entink, R. (author), Meijster, T. (author), Pronk, A. (author), van Duuren-Stuurman, B. (author), Warren, N. (author)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease that is thought to affect over one million people in Great Britain. The main factor contributing to the development of COPD is tobacco smoke. This paper presents a microsimulation model for the development of COPD, incorporating population dynamics and trends in smoking. The...
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Groothuis-Oudshoorn, C.G.M. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author)
BACKGROUND: The London Handicap Scale (LHS) was found to be a valid and reliable scale for measuring participation restrictions in adults. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the development and assesses the construct-related validity of a Dutch version of the London Handicap Scale (DLHS). METHODS: The DLHS was tested in 798 adults (mean age: 50.7...
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van Beijsterveldt, A.M. (author), Steffen, K. (author), Stubbe, J.H. (author), Frederiks, J.E. (author), van de Port, I.G.L. (author), Backx, F.J.G. (author)
OBJECTIVE:: To describe characteristics of outdoor soccer injury and recovery among Dutch soccer players. DESIGN:: Prospective cohort study. SETTING:: The 2009-2010 competitive season (33 weeks). PARTICIPANTS:: Four hundred fifty-six Dutch male soccer players of 23 amateur teams. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:: Coaches recorded individual exposure to...
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Offermans, N.S.M. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Keszei, A.P. (author), Peters, S. (author), Kauppinen, T. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
The evidence for an association between occupational asbestos exposure and esophageal, gastric and colorectal cancer is limited. We studied this association specifically addressing risk differences between relatively low and high exposure, risk associated with cancer subtypes, the influence of potential confounders and the interaction between...
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Vernooij-van Langen, A.M.M. (author), van der Pal, S.M. (author), Reijntjens, A.J.T. (author), Loeber, J.G. (author), Dompeling, E. (author), Dankert-Roelse, J.E. (author)
Background: False-positive screening results in newborn screening for cystic fibrosis may lead to parental stress, family relationship problems and a changed perception of the child's health. Aim of the study: To evaluate whether parental anxiety induced by a false positive screening result disappears after six months and to assess whether a...
article 2014
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