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Bottenheft, C. (author), Oprins, E.A.P.B. (author), Houden, M.M.J. (author), Meeuwsen, T. (author), Valk, P.J.L. (author)
BACKGROUND: Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) helicopter aircrew get Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) using a Modular Egress Training Simulator (METS™) in order to be prepared for escaping the aircraft when ditching into water. In the current situation the retraining intervals are only chosen on an arbitrary basis for different...
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Braeckman, L. (author), Venema, A. (author), Zoelen, S.A.V. (author), Hermans, L. (author), de Ridder, M. (author), Ergör, A. (author), Combining, O. (author), Diaeresis, A. (author), van der Laan, G. (author), van Dijk, F. (author)
OBJECTIVES: To increase knowledge and skills regarding occupational health surveillance and research in professionals. METHODS: Following the ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation), several training modules have been designed and implemented in the course of 2016. Evaluation forms were distributed to 42...
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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...
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Boesveld, I.C. (author), Hermus, M.A.A. (author), van der Velden-Bollemaat, E.C. (author), Hitzert, M. (author), de Graaf, H.J. (author), Franx, A. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author)
Objective: to determine the usability of a recently developed set of 30 structure and process birth centre quality indicators. Design: an explorative study using mixed-methods including literature, a survey, interviews and observations. The study is part of the Dutch Birth Centre Study. We first determined the measurability of birth centre...
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Klein Velderman, M. (author), Pannebakker, F.D. (author), van Vliet, W. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author)
Objective: Parental divorce has strong impacts on children. Evidence-based programs to support young children after parental divorce are rare. The U.S.-developed Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP) is one of these. CODIP’s effectiveness outside the U.S. setting is to be further replicated. This study aimed at cultural adaptation of...
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Wijn, R. (author)
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Huysamen, K. (author), Bosch, T. (author), de Looze, M. (author), Stadler, K.S. (author), Graf, E. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a passive upper body exoskeleton on muscle activity, perceived musculoskeletal effort, local perceived pressure and subjective usability for a static overhead task. Eight participants (4 male, 4 female) held a load (0 kg and 2 kg) three times overhead for a duration of 30 s each, both with and...
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Huysamen, K. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Ortiz, J. (author), Toxin, S. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an industrial exoskeleton on muscle activity, perceived musculoskeletal effort, measured and perceived contact pressure at the trunk, thighs and shoulders, and subjective usability for simple sagittal plane lifting and lowering conditions. Twelve male participants lifted and lowered a box of 7...
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Kuper, C.F. (author), van Bilsen, J. (author), Wijnands, M.V.W. (author)
The thoracic cavities receive increasing attention in toxicology, because inhaled fibers and (nano)particles can reach these cavities and challenge the local lymphoid tissues. The thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities are controlled by the serosal immune system with its special, loosely organized lymphoid clusters, namely the fat-associated...
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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),...
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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...
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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...
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de Vet, H.C.W. (author), Mullender, M.G. (author), Eekhout, I. (author)
Objective: The concept of specific agreement (SA) has been proposed for dichotomous outcomes for two or more raters. We aim to extend this concept for variables with more than two ordinal or nominal categories and more than two raters. Study Design and Setting: We used two data sets: four plastic surgeons classifying photographs after breast...
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Freiberger, E. (author), Rydwik, E. (author), Chorus, A. (author), Tak, E. (author), Delecluse, C. (author), Schena, F. (author), Waaler, N. (author), Laventure, B. (author), van Meeteren, N. (author)
Within the context of a globally aging population and associated age-related changes to social relationships and individual psycho-physiology, a coalition of mostly European Union (EU) organizations concerned with physical activity in older persons was formed in 2013. The coalition examined worldwide decreases in physical activity among older...
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Mevissen, F.E.F. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Watzeels, A. (author), van Duin, G. (author), Meijer, S. (author), van Lieshout, S. (author), Kok, G. (author)
This paper describes the development of a Dutch online programme called Long Live Love+ focusing on positive, coercion-free relationships, contraception use, and the prevention of STIs, using the Intervention Mapping (IM) approach. All six steps of the approach were followed. Step 1 confirmed the need for a sexual health programme targeting...
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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...
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van Groen, B.D. (author), van de Steeg, E. (author), Mooij, M.G. (author), van Lipzig, M.M.H. (author), de Koning, B.A.E. (author), Verdijk, R.M. (author), Wortelboer, H.M. (author), Gaedigk, R. (author), Bi, C. (author), Leeder, S. (author), van Schaik, R.H.N. (author), van Rosmalen, J. (author), Tibboel, D. (author), Vaes, W.H. (author), de Wildt, S.N. (author)
Background Hepatic membrane transporters are involved in the transport of many endogenous and exogenous compounds, including drugs. We aimed to study the relation of age with absolute transporter protein expression in a cohort of 62 mainly fetus and newborn samples. Methods Protein expressions of BCRP, BSEP, GLUT1, MCT1, MDR1, MRP1, MRP2, MRP3,...
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Steckling, N. (author), Gotti, A. (author), Bose-O'Reilly, S. (author), Chapizanis, D. (author), Costopoulou, D. (author), de Vocht, F. (author), Garí, M. (author), Grimalt, J.O. (author), Heath, E. (author), Hiscock, R. (author), Jagodic, M. (author), Karakitsios, S.P. (author), Kedikoglou, K. (author), Kosjek, T. (author), Leondiadis, L. (author), Maggos, T. (author), Mazej, D. (author), Polańska, K. (author), Povey, A. (author), Rovira, J. (author), Schoierer, J. (author), Schuhmacher, M. (author), Špirić, Z. (author), Stajnko, A. (author), Stierum, R. (author), Tratnik, J.S. (author), Vassiliadou, I. (author), Annesi-Maesano, I. (author), Horvat, M. (author), Sarigiannis, D.A. (author)
Background: The European Union's 7th Framework Programme (EU's FP7) project HEALS – Health and Environment-wide Associations based on Large Population Surveys – aims a refinement of the methodology to elucidate the human exposome. Human biomonitoring (HBM) provides a valuable tool for understanding the magnitude of human exposure from all...
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Bouwhuis, S. (author), de Wind, A. (author), de Kruif, A. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author)
Background. Multiple job holding (MJH) is a common and growing phenomenon in many countries. Little is known about experiences with MJH among older workers. The objective of the present study is to gain insight in experiences with MJH among Dutch workers aged 45 years and older. Methods. Multiple job holders were selected from the Study on...
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Reisinger, K. (author), Blatz, V. (author), Brinkmann, J. (author), Downs, T.R. (author), Fischer, A. (author), Henkler, F. (author), Hoffmann, S. (author), Krul, C. (author), Liebsch, M. (author), Luch, A. (author), Pirow, R. (author), Reus, A.A. (author), Schulz, M. (author), Pfuhler, S. (author)
Recently revised OECD Testing Guidelines highlight the importance of considering the first site-of-contact when investigating the genotoxic hazard. Thus far, only in vivo approaches are available to address the dermal route of exposure. The 3D Skin Comet and Reconstructed Skin Micronucleus (RSMN) assays intend to close this gap in the in vitro...
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