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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Treffers, P.E. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aim: The aim of this study was to gain insight into contraception practised and related to breastfeeding duration. Methods: Mothers with infants up to 6 months received a questionnaire on infant feeding (breast or formula feeding) and contraception (hormonal or non-hormonal methods). Estimates of the time interval between resuming contraception...
article 2009
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Amelink-Verburg, M.P. (author), Rijnders, M.E.B. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective To assess the trends and patterns of referral from midwives to obstetricians within the Dutch maternity care system from 1988 to 2004, and the differences in referral patterns between nulliparous and parous women. Design A descriptive study. Setting The Dutch midwifery database (LVR1), which monitored 74% (1988) to 94% (2004) of all...
article 2009
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Wiefferink, C.H. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author), Coumans, B. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of this study is to identify the social psychological determinants of the use of performance-enhancing drugs by gym users who practice bodybuilding, fitness, powerlifting or combat sports. In this questionnaire-based study, 144 respondents answered questions on their actual use and intention to use such drugs and also on their background...
article 2008
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Rijnders, M. (author), Herschderfer, K. (author), Prins, M. (author), van Baaren, R. (author), van Veelen, A.J. (author), Schönbeck, Y. (author), Buitendijk, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: to evaluate the effectiveness of external cephalic version (ECV) without tocolysis or epidural analgesia, the complications associated with the procedure and the association between the number of ECV attempts and cephalic presentation at birth and caesarean section. Methods: retrospective cohort study of all (n = 924) ECVs carried...
article 2008
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Detmar, S. (author), Dijkstra, N. (author), Nijsingh, N. (author), Rijnders, M. (author), Verweij, M. (author), Hosli, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Background: Advances in genomics will open up opportunities in the fields of genetic testing, early diagnosis and disease treatment. While neonatal screening is the field of application par excellencefor these developments, the debate on its potential benefits and drawbacks is mainly theoretically driven and based on the opinions of...
article 2008
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de Pal van der-Bruin, K.M. (author), le Cessie, S. (author), Elsinga, J. (author), Jong de-Potjer, L.C. (author), van Haeringen, A. (author), Knuistingh Neven, A. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Assendelft, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The outcome of pregnancy can be influenced by several risk factors. Women who are informed about these risks during pre-conception counselling (PCC) have an opportunity to take preventive measures in time. Several studies have shown that high-risk populations have a high prevalence of such risk factors. However, prevalence in the general...
article 2008
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de Jonge, A. (author), Teunissen, D.A.M. (author), van Diem, M.T. (author), Scheepers, P.L.H. (author), Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aim. This paper is a report of a study to explore the views of midwives on women's positions during the second stage of labour. Background. Many authors recommend encouraging women to use positions that are most comfortable to them. Others advocate encouragement of non-supine positions, because offering 'choice' is not enough to reverse the...
article 2008
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Hosli, E.J. (author), Elsinga, J. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Assendelft, W.J.J. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: Information about risk factors and preventive measures given before conception is estimated to prevent 15-35% of adverse pregnancy outcomes. We aimed to identify women's motives for not responding to an invitation for preconception counseling (PCC) from their general practitioner. Methods: A purposive sample of 11 women who did not respond...
article 2008
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), van Goudoever, J.B. (author), Jacobusse, G.W. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), de Groot, L. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Geven, W.B. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Mulder, A.L.M. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), van Weissenbruch, M.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. Young adults who were born very preterm or with a very low birth weight remain at risk for physical and neurodevelopmental problems and lower academic achievement scores. Data, however, are scarce, hospital based, mostly done in small populations, and need additional confirmation. METHODS. Infants who were born at <32 weeks of...
article 2007
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Vogel, I. (author), Brug, J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: This descriptive summary of the literature provides an overview of the available studies (published before October 2006) on sociodemographic, psychosocial, and other correlates of risk and protective behaviors for hearing loss in young people aged 12 to 25 years. Methods: Publications were identified by a structured search in PubMed,...
article 2007
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Molkenboer, J.F.M. (author), Vencken, P.M.L.H. (author), Sonnemans, L.G.J. (author), Roumen, F.J.M.E. (author), Smits, F. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Nijhuis, J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective. To compare the difference in neonatal mortality and morbidity between breech and cephalic presentations at term. Methods. This was a retrospective matched cohort study in two centers between July 1998 and April 2000, including all breech deliveries between 37+0 and 41+6 weeks, except cases with multiple gestations and antepartum...
article 2007
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de Jonge, A. (author), van Diem, M.T. (author), Scheepers, P.L.H. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), Lagro-Janssen, A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To assess whether the risk of severe blood loss is increased in semi-sitting and sitting position, and if so, to which extent blood loss from perineal damage is responsible for this finding. Design: Secondary analysis of data from a large trial. Setting: Primary care midwifery practices in the Netherlands. Population: About 1646 low...
article 2007
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Detmar, S. (author), Hosli, E. (author), Dijkstra, N. (author), Nijsingh, N. (author), Rijnders, M. (author), Verweij, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The current neonatal screening program ("the heel prick") involves taking a few drops of blood from almost every newborn in the Netherlands to determine whether the child is suffering from one of three congenital disorders: phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroid, or adrenogenital syndrome. This study investigated the preferences and...
article 2007
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de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Ilsen, A. (author), van Wassenaer, A.G. (author), Brand, R. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Better perinatal care has led to better survival of very preterm children, but may or may not have increased the number of children with cerebral and pulmonary morbidity. We therefore investigated the relationship between changes in perinatal care during one decade, and short-term outcome in very preterm infants. Perinatal risk factors and their...
article 2007
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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...
article 2007
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Pierik, F.H. (author), Klebanoff, M.A. (author), Brock, J.W. (author), Longnecker, M.P. (author)
Prenatal exposure to environmental endocrine disrupters has been postulated to cause adverse effects on male reproductive health. Exposure to organochlorine pesticides with anti-androgenic and estrogenic potency has been shown to interfere with the sex-hormone-dependent process of testicular descent in animal models. We examined the relation...
article 2007
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Finken, M.J.J. (author), Keijzer-Veen, M.G. (author), Dekker, F.W. (author), Frölich, M. (author), Hille, E.T.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims/hypothesis: An increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with low birthweight after full-term gestation, including amplification of this risk by weight gain during infancy and adult body composition. Premature birth is also associated with insulin resistance, but studies conducted so far have not provided follow-up into...
article 2006
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Groothuis-Oudshoorn, C.G.W. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), van Beekum, W.T. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author), van den Hout, W.B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
article 2006
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Bots, C.P. (author), Poorterman, J.H.G. (author), Brand, H.S. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author), van Amerongen, B.M. (author), Veerman, E.C.I. (author), Nieuw Amerongen, A.V. (author)
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the oral health status of chronic renal failure (CRF) patients on renal replacement therapy with a matched reference population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Forty-two dentate CRF patients - aged 25-52 years old - were matched with a reference group of 808 dentate subjects. METHODS: The...
article 2006
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Fredriks, A.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), van Heel, W.J.M. (author), Dijkman-Neerincx, R.H.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: To obtain age references for sitting height (SH), leg length (LL), and SH/H ratio in the Netherlands; to evaluate how SH standard deviation score (SDS), LL SDS, SH/H SDS, and SH/LL SDS are related to height SDS; and to study the usefulness of height corrected SH/H cut-off lines to detect Marfan syndrome and hypochondroplasia. Methods:...
article 2005
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