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Offerhaus, P. (author), Jans, S (author), Hukkelhoven, C. (author), de Vries, R. (author), Nieuwenhuijze, M. (author)
Background: The maternity care system in the Netherlands is well known for its support of community-based midwifery. However, regular midwifery practices typically do not offer caseload midwifery care - one-to-one continuity of care throughout pregnancy and birth. Because we know very little about the outcomes for women receiving caseload care...
article 2020
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Huijs, J.J.J.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Taris, T.W. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
Background The present study aimed to investigate the effects of a stepwise, bottom-up participatory program with a tailor-made intervention process addressing the level of mental retirement in a sample of Dutch employees. Mental retirement refers to feelings of being disconnected from your work and your organization. Prevention of mental...
article 2019
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Huijs, J.J.J.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
Background. The aim of this study is to develop a new measure for the concept of mental retirement and test the construct validity of the measure. Employees who are ‘mentally retired’ are present at their work physically, but have already said their goodbyes mentally. Mental retirement has a three-factor structure: developmental proactivity,...
article 2019
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Havermans, B.M. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Brouwers, E.P.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objective: The objective was to evaluate the process and feasibility of a digital platform-based implementation strategy aimed at work stress prevention. Methods: The process evaluation was performed alongside a controlled trial within a health care organization, in the experimental group (N = 221). Mental models, context, and barriers and...
article 2018
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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),...
article 2018
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Zwaveling-Soonawala, N. (author), Trotsenburg, A.S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Context. In central hypothyroidism (CeH) free thyroxine (FT4) concentrations are low while TSH concentrations may be low, normal or even slightly elevated due to reduced bioactivity. Congenital CeH (CCeH) may be isolated or part of multiple pituitary hormone deficiency (MPHD). Objective. To test our hypotheses that (1) TSH concentrations have a...
article 2018
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Fu, J. (author), van Wietmarschen, H.A. (author), van der Kooij, A. (author), Cuppen, B.V.J. (author), Schroën, Y. (author), Marijnissen, A.K. (author), Meulman, J.J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), van der Greef, J. (author)
Introduction: Biological therapies have greatly improved the treatment efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, in clinical practice a significant proportion of patients experience an inadequate response to treatment. The aim of this study is to classify responding and non-responding rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with biological...
article 2018
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Siemonsma, P.C. (author), Blom, J.W. (author), Hofstetter, H. (author), van Hespen, A.T.H. (author), Gussekloo, J. (author), Drewes, Y.M. (author), van Meeteren, N.L.U. (author)
Background: A physically active lifestyle in older people contributes to the preservation of good health. We assessed the influence of physiotherapy on daily functioning among community dwelling older people (75+) with complex health problems identified with screening, versus usual care. We also compared functional task exercise (FTE), with...
article 2018
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de Groot, J.F. (author), Damen, N. (author), de Loos, E. (author), Goorhuis, J. (author), Wagner, C. (author)
Background: Paediatric Early Warning Scores (PEWS) are increasingly being used for early identification and management of clinical deterioration in paediatric patients. A PEWS system includes scores, cut-off points and appropriate early intervention. In 2011, The Dutch Ministry of Health advised hospitals to implement a PEWS system in order to...
article 2018
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Fallaize, R. (author), Livingstone, K.M. (author), Celis-Morales, C. (author), Macready, A.L. (author), San-Cristobal, R. (author), Navas-Carretero, S. (author), Marsaux, C.F.M. (author), O’Donovan, C.B. (author), Kolossa, S. (author), Moschonis, G. (author), Walsh, M.C. (author), Gibney, E.R. (author), Brennan, L. (author), Bouwman, J. (author), Manios, Y. (author), Jarosz, M. (author), Martinez, J.A. (author), Daniel, H. (author), Saris, W.H.M. (author), Gundersen, T.E. (author), Drevon, C.A. (author), Gibney, M.J. (author), Mathers, J.C. (author), Lovegrove, J.A. (author)
Diet-quality scores (DQS), which are developed across the globe, are used to define adherence to specific eating patterns and have been associated with risk of coronary heart disease and type-II diabetes. We explored the association between five diet-quality scores (Healthy Eating Index, HEI; Alternate Healthy Eating Index, AHEI; MedDietScore,...
article 2018
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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...
article 2017
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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...
article 2017
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Bezem, J. (author), van der Ploeg, C. (author), Numans, M. (author), Buitendijk, S. (author), Kocken, P. (author), van der Akker, E. (author)
Background. Triage in Preventive Child Health Care (PCH) assessments could further the efficient use of human resources and budgets and therefore make extra care possible for children with specific needs. We assessed the costs of routine PCH assessments with and without triage for children aged 5/6 years and 10/11 years. In a triage approach,...
article 2017
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Boesveld, I.C. (author), Valentijn, P.P. (author), Hitzert, M. (author), Hermus, M.A.A. (author), Franx, A. (author), de Vries, R.G. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author), Bruijnzeels, M.A. (author)
Introduction: Integrated care is considered to be a means to reduce costs, improve the quality of care and generate better patient outcomes. At present, little is known about integrated care in maternity care systems. We developed questionnaires to examine integrated care in two different settings, using the taxonomy of the Rainbow Model of...
article 2017
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Bezem, J. (author), Kocken, P. (author), Kamphuis, M. (author), Theunissen, M.H.C. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Numans, M.E. (author)
Objectives A novel triage approach to routine assessments was introduced to improve the efficiency of Preventive Child Healthcare (PCH): PCH assistants carried out pre-assessments of all children and sent the children with suspected health problems to follow-up assessments conducted by a physician or nurse. This two-step approach differed from...
article 2017
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Schelvis, R.M.C. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), Bohlmeijer, E.T. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author)
Background. Work-related stress is highly prevalent in the educational sector. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an organizational level, participatory intervention on need for recovery and vitality in educational workers. It was hypothesized that the intervention would decrease need for recovery and increase...
article 2017
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Havermans, B.M. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Brouwers, E.P.M. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
BACKGROUND: Health care workers are exposed to psychosocial work factors. Autonomy and social support are psychosocial work factors that are related to stress, and are argued to largely result from the psychosocial safety climate within organisations. This study aimed to assess to what extent the relation between psychosocial safety climate and...
article 2017
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Kuunders, T.J.M. (author), Jacobs, M.A.M. (author), van de Goor, I.A.M. (author), van Bon-Martens, M.J.H. (author), van Oers, H.A.M. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W.M. (author)
Background. Previous evaluation showed insufficient use of a national guideline for integrated local health policy by Regional Health Services (RHS) in the Netherlands. The guideline focuses on five health topics and includes five checklists to support integrated municipal health policies. This study explores the determinants of guideline use by...
article 2017
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Hitzert, M. (author), Hermus, M.M. (author), Boesveld, I.I. (author), Franx, A. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.K. (author), Steegers, E.E. (author), van den Akker-van Marle, E.M. (author)
Objectives To estimate the cost-effectiveness of a planned birth in a birth centre compared with alternative planned places of birth for low-risk women. In addition, a distinction has been made between different types of locations and integration profiles of birth centres. Design Economic evaluation based on a prospective cohort study. Setting...
article 2017
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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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