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Blanson Henkemans, O.A. (author), Rogers, W.A. (author), Fisk, A.D. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Lindenberg, J. (author), van der Mast, C.A.P.G. (author)
Objectives: We developed an adaptive computer assistant for the supervision of diabetics' self-care, to support limiting illness and need for acute treatment, and improve health literacy. This assistant monitors self-care activities logged in the patient's electronic diary. Accordingly, it provides context-aware feedback. The objective was to...
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Sardón Prado, O. (author), Morera, G. (author), Herdman, M. (author), Moreno Galdó, A. (author), Pérez-Yarza, E.G. (author), Detmar, S. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Rajmil, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: To obtain a Spanish version of the TNO-AZL Preschool Children Quality of Life Questionnaire (TAPQOL) that would be both semantically and culturally equivalent to the original. Material and methods: The TAPQOL questionnaire was designed to measure health-related quality of life in children aged 3 months to 5 years and contains 43...
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Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Gosch, A. (author), Rajmil, L. (author), Erhart, M. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Power, M. (author), Duer, W. (author), Auquier, P. (author), Cloetta, B. (author), Czemy, L. (author), Mazur, J. (author), Czimbalmos, A. (author), Tountas, Y. (author), Hagquist, C. (author), Kilroe, J. (author), Fuerth, K. (author), Simeoni, M.-C. (author), Robitail, S. (author), Nickel, J. (author), Kurth, B.M. (author), von Rüden, U. (author), Dimitrakakis, C. (author), Aszman, A. (author), Keenaghan, C. (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)
Objective: This study assesses the reliability and validity of the European KIDSCREEN-52 generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire for children and adolescents. Research Design: The KIDSCREEN-52, which measures HRQoL in 10 dimensions, was administered to a representative sample of 22,827 children and adolescents (8 to 18 years...
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Balk, A.H. (author), Davidse, W. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Klaassen, E. (author), Caliskan, K. (author), van der Burgh, P. (author), Leenders, C.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Background: New strategies are required to optimize care in increasing numbers of chronic heart failure patients. The aim of this randomised trial was to evaluate a remote guidance system. Methods: Intervention group patients received a home TV-channel providing educational materials. Tele-guidance was performed by a Medical Service Centre....
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van Uffelen, J.G.Z. (author), Chin A Paw, M.J.M. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: To examine the effect of walking and vitamin B supplementation on quality-of-life (QoL) in community-dwelling adults with mild cognitive impairment. Methods: One year, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Participants were randomized to: (1) twice-weekly, group-based, moderate-intensity walking program (n = 77) or a light...
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), van Loon, L.J.C. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Pelsers, M. (author), Bobbert, T. (author), Spranger, J. (author), Helander, A. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims/hypothesis: The aim of this study was to investigate whether moderate alcohol consumption increases plasma high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin and/or muscle oxidative capacity. Materials and methods: Eleven lean (BMI 18-25 kg/m2) and eight overweight (BMI ≥27 kg/m2) men consumed 100 ml whisky (∼32 g alcohol) or water daily for 4 weeks...
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Robitail, S. (author), Siméoni, M.C. (author), Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Auquier, P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: The aims of this study were to assess the level of agreement and the magnitude of discrepancies between children and their parents, and whether these levels of agreement/discrepancy depend on the country of living, the domains of quality of life assessed, the age and gender of the children, and other background variables. Study Design...
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Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Auquier, P. (author), Erhart, M. (author), Gosch, A. (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), Fuerth, K. (author), Czerny, L. (author), Simeoni, M.C. (author), Robitail, S. (author), Nickel, J. (author), Kurth, B.-M. (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)
Objective: To assess the construct and criterion validity of the KIDSCREEN-27 health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire, a shorter version of the KIDSCREEN-52. Methods: The five-dimensional KIDSCREEN-27 was tested in a sample of 22,827. For criterion validity the correlation with and the percentage explained variance of the scores of...
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Hilarius, D.L. (author), Kloeg, P.H.A.M. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author), Muller, M.J. (author), Aaronson, N.K. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To determine the level of agreement between patients and observers regarding the frequency with which health-related quality of life topics are discussed during outpatient clinical oncology visits. Methods: The sample (n = 50) consisted of a consecutive series of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Both the patients and observers...
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van Dellen, Q.M. (author), Stronks, K. (author), Bindels, P.J.E. (author), Öry, F.G. (author), Bruil, J. (author), van Aalderen, W.M.C. (author), Wennink, J.M.B. (author), Wolf, B.H.M. (author), Mahdi, U. (author), Nagelkerke, A.F. (author), van der Veer, E.M.A. (author), Westra, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study aimed to identify and explain differences in health-related quality of life (QoL) between immigrant and non-immigrant children with asthma. In 274 children (7-17 years of age) generic and asthma-related QoL were assessed. The association between ethnicity and QoL was studied in linear regression model analyses. For the asthma-related...
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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...
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Grootenhuis, M.A. (author), Koopman, H.M. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Vogels, A.G.C. (author), Last, B.F. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In paediatric research, Health-Related Quality-of-Life (HRQoL) has received increasing recognition as an important health outcome. This study aimed to investigate the nature and prevalence of HRQoL problems in children with different chronic diseases. Data were available on 318 children aged 8-11 years with different diseases: congenital heart...
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Robitail, S. (author), Simeoni, M.-C. (author), Erhart, M. (author), Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Auquier, P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Purpose: The KIDSCREEN project aims to develop a European cross-cultural generic self-administered Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) instrument for children and adolescents. Proxy measures HRQoL should be a useful and practical alternative to assess children's HRQoL. The KIDSCREEN pilot study involved 3988 children and 2526 child-proxy...
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Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Stiggelbout, M. (author), Popkema, D.Y. (author), de Greef, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Since 1980, More Exercise for Seniors (MBvO in Dutch) has provided a number of special physical activities for the elderly. The aim is to improve social participation and integration, and to prevent a need for care. Despite the fact that MBvO has been active for more than 25 years, and weekly 300,000 people participate in gymnastics, swimming,...
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Detmar, S.B. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Gosch, A. (author), Bisegger, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
There is increasing interest in the public health sector in the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of healthy children. However, most HRQL instruments are developed for children with a chronic illness. In addition, existing questionnaires are mostly based on expert opinion about what constitutes HRQL and the opinions and views of healthy...
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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)
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Tak, E. (author), Staats, P. (author), van Hespen, A. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. Evaluation of an 8-week exercise program with strength training and lifestyle advice for older adults with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. Outcome measures were pain, hip function, disability, quality of life (QOL), and body mass index (BMI). Methods. Inclusion criteria for this randomized controlled trial were: age a 55 years,...
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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Heinrich, J. (author), Jans, M.P. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. Little is known of the preventive effects of physical activity in leisure time on neck and upper limb symptoms. Methods. A cohort of 1742 employees was selected from a prospective cohort study with a follow-up period of 3 years. Independent variables were sporting activities and physically active commuting. Outcome measures were neck...
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van Exel, N.J.A. (author), Koopmanschap, M.A. (author), van den Berg, B. (author), Brouwer, W.B.F. (author), van den Bos, G.A.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background: We assessed the objective and subjective burden of caregiving for stroke patients and investigated which characteristics of the patient, the informal caregiver and the objective burden contribute most to subjective burden and to the condition of feeling substantially burdened. Methods: We studied a sample of 151 stroke survivors and...
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Stiggelbout, M. (author), Popkema, D.Y. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), de Greef, M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Objectives: To determine the effects of gymnastics on the health related quality of life (HRQoL) and functional status of independently living people, aged 65 to 80 years. Gymnastics formed part of the More Exercise for Seniors (MBvO in Dutch) programme, a group based exercise programme for older adults in the Netherlands. It has been widely...
article 2004
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