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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), 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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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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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...
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Miedema, H.M.E. (author), Vos, H. (author), Instituut voor Ruimtelijke Organisatie TNO (author)
Relationships between exposure to noise [metric: day-evening-night levels (DENL)] from stationary sources (shunting yards, a seasonal industry, and other industries) and annoyance are presented. Curves are presented for expected annoyance score, the percentage "highly annoyed" (%HA, cutoff at 72 on a scale from 0 to 100), the percentage "annoyed...
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Chorus, A. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
Poster abstracts.
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Stiggelbout, M. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Jans, M. (author)
Poster abstracts.
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Proper, K.I. (author), de Bruyne, M.C. (author), Hildebrndt, V.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Meering, W.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Poster abstracts.
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Kamphuis, M. (author), Zwinderman, K.A.H. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Vliegen, H.W. (author), Kamphuis, R.P. (author), Ottenkamp, J. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Bruil, J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
This study represents the development and validation of a cardiac-specific module of the generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instrument, the TAAQOL (TNO/AZL Adult Quality Of Life), for young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). Items were selected based on literature, an explorative previous study in CHD patients, interviews...
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van Tubergen, A. (author), Coenen, J. (author), Landewé, R. (author), Spoorenberg, A. (author), Chorus, A. (author), Boonen, A. (author), van der Linden, S. (author), van der Heijde, D. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objectives. To investigate whether the single-item fatigue question of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) and the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI) are appropriate instruments to measure fatigue in ankylosing spondylitis (AS); to identify factors that influence fatigue in AS; and to assess how fatigue in all...
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Theunissen, N.C.M. (author), Kamp, G.A. (author), Koopman, H.M. (author), Zwinderman, K.A.H. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Wit, J.-M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: Changes in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and self-esteem were studied in children with idiopathic short stature (ISS) participating in a study on the effect of growth hormone treatment. Study design: Prepubertal children (n = 36) with ISS were randomly assigned to a treatment or control group. Children with ISS, their parents...
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), de Baat, C. (author), Kivit, M.M. (author), de Kleijn de-Vrankrijker, M.W. (author)
In this study oral health of elderly persons as perceived by the subjects was evaluated. Phenomena often mentioned were problems with chewing and biting, dry mouth, retention of food particles between teeth or below the prosthesis, (in edentates) sensitivity of teeth for warm or cold foods and (in edentates) lack of retention of the lower...
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Chorus, A.M.J. (author), Miedema, H.S. (author), Wevers, C.J. (author), van der Linden, S. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objectives - To assess work history and labour force participation among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (IRA) in the Netherlands, Method - A random sample of 1056 patients with RA aged 16-59 years from 17 rheumatology practices in the Netherlands was examined. Data on disease status and outcome were obtained by a questionnaire including...
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Spee-Van Der Wekke, J. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Meulmeester, J.F. (author), Radder, J.J. (author)
Purpose: To assess the prevalence of self-reported physical disabilities in school children, through the Child Health Monitoring System. Methods: In 1992/1993, data were obtained in mainstream education (n = 5484), and in 1994/1995 in special education (n = 2622). The data were weighted to calculate estimates representative of the Dutch...
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Fekkes, M. (author), Theunissen, N.C.M. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Veen, S. (author), Verrips, E.G.H. (author), Koopman, H.M. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
The 43-item TNO-AZL Preschool Children Quality of Life (TAPQOL) questionnaire was developed to meet the need for a reliable and valid instrument for measuring parent's perceptions of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in preschool children. HRQoL was defined as health status in 12 domains weighted by the impact of the health status problems...
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), de Baat, C. (author), Kivit, M.M. (author), de Kleijn-de Vrankrijker, M.W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
With the aim to get information on oral health, professional dental care and oral hygiene habits a study was performed on persons aged 60 up to 79 years in Haarlem, the Netherlands. After an interview an oral examination was performed, using a mirror and a pocket lamp. Of all persons approached, 376 (38%) participated in the clinical part of the...
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Kater, A.P. (author), Heijboer, H. (author), Peters, M. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Prins, M.H. (author), Heymans, H.S.A. (author)
Objective. To determine the differences in quality of life between children with sickle cell disease and healthy immigrant children. Design. Descriptive, comparative. Method. The quality of life of children with sickle cell disease between 5 and 15 years old being treated in the Emma Children's Hospital AMC in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was...
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Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Staats, P.G.M. (author), Tak, E.C.P.M. (author), Dröes, R.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objectives. To test the effects of the Psychomotor Activation Programme (PAP) on the behaviour and cognition of demented elderly people. Design. Randomized controlled trial with an experimental group and a control group. Post-test after 6 months. Setting. Group care projects for demented elderly people living in 11 different homes for the...
article 1999
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