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de Vries, S.I. (author), van Hirtum, H.W.J.E.M. (author), Bakker, I. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose: To review recently published studies on the reproducibility, validity, and feasibility of motion sensors used to assess physical activity in healthy children and adolescents (2-18 yr). Methods: On October 2004, a systematic literature search in PubMed, EMBASE, and PsycINFO was performed. This search has been updated on October 2007. In...
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de Kroon, M.L.A. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), Kuipers, E.C.C. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), de Jonge, G.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Within the context of the obesity epidemic identifying young adults at risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease is important. A practical approach is based on the identification of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Our objective was to develop a simple and efficient stepwise strategy to identify MetS in young adults. Methods:...
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
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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...
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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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Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), Sukhai, R.N. (author), van Capelle, J.W. (author), Froeling, F.M.J.A. (author), Vijverberg, M.A.W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
To achieve dryness in children who suffer from persistent bedwetting, it is important to find out which factors play a role in their bedwetting and why previous treatment has failed. The use of a micturition diary is essential. - The child's problems and needs have to be identified and treated individually. The enuresis alarm, with the proper...
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Renders, C.M. (author), Henneman, L. (author), Timmermans, D.R.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Objective. To describe the time spent by children between the ages of 6-14 years watching television during a weekday and to examine associated factors. Design. Cross-sectional questionnaire study. Method. Data were collected during a vaccination campaign against meningococci C in Amsterdam in September 2002. From a sample of 2910 parents of 6...
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Mattiazzo, G.F. (author), El Mokadem, N. (author), Reeser, H.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Objective. To determine the incidence and characteristics of type-1 diabetes mellitus (DM) in children aged 0-14 years during the period 1996-1999 and to compare this with previous measurements of the incidence. Design. Descriptive. Method. Data were collected via reports from all practicing paediatricians to the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance...
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Renders, C.M. (author), Delemarre-van De Waal, H.A. (author), Dekker, J.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in children is increasing significantly. This increase is attended by an increase in diabetes type 2 in children and adolescents. The most important risk factor for the rise of insulin resistance amongst young people is overweight. The diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus in young people are: (a)...
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Mattiazzo, G.F. (author), El Mokadem, N. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
We assessed risk groups for excessive infant crying using 10 published definitions, in 3179 children aged 1-6 months (response: 96.5%). Risk groups regarding parental employment, living area, lifestyle, and obstetric history varied by definition. This may explain the existence of conflicting evidence on the occurrence and cause of excessive crying.
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), Rodrigues Pereira, R. (author)
The Dutch Paediatric Surveillance System was initiated by the Dutch Paediatric Society and is housed within the TNO Prevention and Health office. The purpose of the surveillance system is (a) to gain insight on a population level into the prevalence of rare and new diseases in youths (0-18 year), and (b) to promote scientific research addressing...
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Aendekerk, R.P.P. (author), van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
For non-scrotal testes a distinction can be made between retractile testes (completely descended and normally developed but sometimes situated subcutaneously in the groin area), retained testes (testes cannot be brought into the scrotum or this can only be achieved using light manual pressure) and ectopic testes (lying outside of the descent...
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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...
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Crone, M.R. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Burgmeijer, R.J.F. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Background. The aim of this study was to assess the factors that influence smoking in the presence of the infant by mothers, partners, other family members, and friends. Methods. An observational study using questionnaires was performed with smoking and nonsmoking parents of babies between 1 and 14 months old attending Dutch well-baby clinics...
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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...
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Barth, P.G. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The prevalence of the severe disease spina bifida is decreasing, but the present rate is still unacceptably high. Only one-third of women planning motherhood use the recommended folic acid, although compliance is increasing. Campaigns for the use of folic acid by these women should be intensified. This method, however, cannot completely prevent...
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van Hooff, M.H.A. (author), Voorhorst, F.J. (author), Kaptein, M.B.H. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Koppenaal, C. (author), Schoemaker, J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Data on changes in hormone concentrations during the first years after menarche are scarce. We studied the relation between gynecological age (age minus age at menarche), hormone concentrations, and body measurements from the 1st to the 6th yr after menarche in 229 observations of girls with regular menstrual cycles, 157 observations of girls...
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van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To describe the incidence and the expected clinical picture of neural tube defects (NTD) in years when periconceptional folic acid use increased. Design. Descriptive. Method. Data on the prevalence of NTD in the Netherlands in 1994-1998 and on the prognosis at the time of the report obtained from the Nederlands Signalerings Centrum...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
The association of maternal smoking and type of feeding with colic was assessed in 3345 children aged 1-6 months (96% response). The prevalence of colic was twofold higher among infants of smoking mothers, but less among breastfed infants. Maternal smoking as a potential risk factor for infantile crying needs further study. Chemicals/CAS:...
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