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de Groot, I.B. (author), Otten, W. (author), Dijs-Elsinga, J. (author), Smeets, H.J. (author), Kievit, J. (author), Marang-Van De Mheen, P.J. (author)
Objective. Publicly available information on hospital performance is increasing, with the aim to support consumers when choosing a hospital. Besides general hospital information and information on outcomes of care, there is increasing availability of systematically collected information on experiences of other patients. The aim of this study was...
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Steevens, J. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Driessen, A.L.C. (author), Huysentruyt, C.J.R. (author), Keulemans, Y.C.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
Objective: To investigate the association between selenium and the risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE), the precursor lesion of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Methods: Data from the prospective Netherlands Cohort Study were used. This cohort study was initiated in 1986, when 120,852 subjects aged 55-69 years completed a questionnaire on dietary habits...
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Blanson Henkemans, O.A. (author), Otten, W. (author), van Boxel, J. (author), Hilgersom, M. (author), Rovekamp, T. (author), Alpay, L. (author)
Zelfmanagement wordt vaak in één adem genoemd met ondersteunende technologie, zoals telemonitoring of eHealth. Dit artikel biedt inzicht in de nieuwste ontwikkelingen op technologisch gebied. Deze ontwikkelingen gaan zeer snel. Voor het borgen van kwaliteit dient daarom aandacht uit te gaan naar hoe technologieën ondersteuning bieden aan het...
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Offermans, N.S.M. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Peters, S. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Koeman, T. (author), van Tongeren, M. (author), Kauppinen, T. (author), Kant, I. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
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Tak, E. (author), Kuiper, R. (author), Chorus, A. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
Purpose: Physical activity (PA) is an important behavior when it comes to preventing or slowing down disablement caused by aging and chronic diseases. It remains unclear whether PA can directly prevent or reduce disability in activities of daily living (ADL). This article presents a meta-analysis of the association between PA and the incidence...
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Keer, M. (author), van den Putte, B. (author), de Wit, J. (author), Neijens, P. (author)
Recent research highlights the superior influence of affect over cognition in health decision making. The present study examined the independent and combined effects of 2 message characteristics that are thought to tap into the cognition affect distinction: message format (rhetorical vs. testimonial) and argument type (instrumental vs. affective...
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Koeneman, M.A. (author), Chinapaw, M.J.M. (author), Verheijden, M.W. (author), Tilburg, T.G. (author), Visser, M. (author), Deeg, D.J. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
Background Major life events are associated with a change in daily routine and could thus also affect habitual levels of physical activity. Major life events remain largely unexplored as determinants of older adults' participation in physical activity and sports. This study focused on two major life events, widowhood and retirement, and asked...
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Geraedts, E.J. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Caliebe, J. (author), Visser, R. (author), Ranke, M.B. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Oostdijk, W. (author)
Background/Aims: Studies on the association between head circumference (HC) and height or weight have shown variable results. Methods: Using data from the Dutch nationwide survey performed in 1997 (n = 14,500), we calculated correlations for different ages, and fitted a regression model for the estimation of HC. HC versus height charts were...
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van Lettow, B. (author), de Vries, H. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Norman, P. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
Objective: Previous research has focused mostly on abstainer and/or general drinker prototypes. The present studies examined an abstainer, moderate drinker and heavy drinker prototype in relation to drinking behaviour. Design: Two studies among young adults aged 18–25 (paper-and-pencil, cross-sectional, N = 140; online, prospective, N = 451)...
article 2013
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Driessen, L.M. (author), Jong, J.C.K.D. (author), Wijtzes, A. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), Jaddoe, V.W.V. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Raat, H. (author), Moll, H.A. (author)
OBJECTIVES:: Decreased physical activity levels in children may partly explain the rising prevalence of functional constipation in childhood. The aim of the present study, therefore, was to examine the association between physical activity and functional constipation during the preschool period. METHODS:: This study was embedded in the...
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van der Veen, Y.J.J. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), de Zwart, O. (author), Visser, H. (author), Mackenbach, J.P. (author), Richardus, J.H. (author)
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van der Knaap, S. (author), Stubbe, J. (author)
TNO heeft in opdracht van het Platform Sport, Bewegen en Onderwijs een onderzoek uitgevoerd naar leerlingvolgsystemen binnen het bewegingsonderwijs, waarbij het accent lag op het primair onderwijs (PO). Doel van dit onderzoek was om een overzicht te geven van de leerlingvolgsystemen die op het gebied van PObewegingsonderwijs bestaan. Het tweede...
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Bessems, K.M.H.H. (author), van Assema, P. (author), de Vries, N.K. (author), Paulussen, T.W.G.M. (author)
Strategies to promote implementation of school-based health promotion (HP) programmes should be designed to suit determinants of implementation and continuation. This study explored determinants of completeness of teachers' implementation of a healthy diet promotion programme and of their intention to continue the programme. Strategies for...
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Liem, E.T. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Sauer, P.J.J. (author), Jaspers, M. (author), Stolk, R.P. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author)
Objective To assess the period during infancy and childhood in which growth is most associated with adolescent adiposity and the metabolic syndrome (MS) and whether this differs depending on maternal smoking during pregnancy. Study design A longitudinal population-based cohort study among 772 girls and 708 boys. Results Weight gains between ages...
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Rütten, A. (author), Abu-Omar, K. (author), Gelius, P. (author), Dinan-Young, S. (author), Frändin, K. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Young, A. (author)
Background. Purpose of the study was to test a theoretical model to assess and develop policies for the promotion of physical activity among older people as part of an international intervention study. Methods 248 semi-standardized interviews with policy-makers were conducted in 15 European nations. The questionnaire assessed policy-makers'...
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Kieffer, J.M. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Hoogstraaten, J. (author)
The methods uses most often for developing and analyzing questionnaires, such as the explorative factor analysis and Cronbach's alpha, presume that psychological constructs are latent (imperceptible) and that there is a reflective-measurement model with the underlying assumption of local independence. Local independence means that the latent...
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Zeegers, M.P. (author), Khan, H.S. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), van Dijk, B.A.C. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Schalken, J. (author), Shajahan, S. (author), Pearlman, A. (author), Oddoux, C. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Ostrer, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Europe and Northern America. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have detected an association with markers on chromosome 8q24. Allele-8 of microsatellite DG8S737 with 22 repeats and allele A of the single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs1447295 have been found to be significantly...
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Verhage, B.A.J. (author), Cremers, P. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to examine the association between intake of folate, and specific folate vitamers, and the risk of advanced and total prostate cancer. Methods: The association between dietary folate and prostate cancer risk was evaluated in The Netherlands Cohort Study (NLCS) on diet and cancer, conducted among 58,279...
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Wijtzes, A.I. (author), Kooijman, M.N. (author), Kiefte-de Jong, J.C. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), Henrichs, J. (author), Jansen, W. (author), Jaddoe, V.W.V. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Moll, H.A. (author), Raat, H. (author)
Objective: To describe and identify correlates of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior in 2-year-old toddlers. Study design: A total of 347 children participating in a birth cohort study wore a unaxial ActiGraph accelerometer during 1 weekday and 1 weekend day. Information on potential correlates was assessed by parent...
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Overberg, R. (author), de Man, A. (author), Wolterbeek, R. (author), Otten, W. (author), Zwetsloot-Schonk, B. (author)
This study examined writer characteristics and themes written about in a set of 167 spontaneously published stories on a Dutch website for young women with breast cancer. The stories were coded for 6 disease characteristics and 16 themes. Coding results were compared with the characteristics of young women with breast cancer in a hospital cancer...
article 2013
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