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Vogel, I. (author), Brug, J. (author), Hosli, E.J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To explore adolescents' behaviors and opinions about exposure to loud music from MP3 players. Study design: We conducted a qualitative analysis of focus-group discussions with adolescents aged 12 to 18 years from 2 large secondary schools (1 urban and 1 rural) for pre-vocational and pre-university education. The semi-structured...
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Plaisier, M. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), Willems, F. (author), Helmerhorst, F.M. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Proteolysis is essential for decidual development during embryonic implantation, but little is known regarding the expression and functions of membrane-type matrix metalloproteinases (MT-MMPs) and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and its receptor uPAR in decidua. Therefore, their protein and mRNA levels were analysed in three first...
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Beelen, R. (author), Hoek, G. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Fischer, P. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Armstrong, B. (author), Brunekreef, B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Most studies on the association between lung cancer and air pollution have investigated mortality. There have been few studies of lung cancer incidence. Methods: We used data from the ongoing Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer for 114,378 subjects with follow-up from September 1986 to December 1997. Exposure to black smoke,...
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van der Pal, S.M. (author), Maguire, C.M. (author), Bruil, J. (author), le Cessie, S. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Walther, F.J. (author), Veen, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: In the context of a growing interest in developmental care (DC) this study explores the effect of the basic elements of DC and the additional effect of the individual approach of the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of very preterm infants at 1...
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Stiggelbout, M. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study reports entry correlates and motivations of older adults participating in organized exercise programs in the Netherlands, as determined in a descriptive explorative study (N = 2,350, response rate 86%). Participants were community-dwelling older adults (50+ years) who enrolled and started in 10 different exercise programs. Entiy...
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van den Berg, B. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Stam, P. (author), Laske-Aldershof, T. (author), Buchmueller, T. (author), Schut, F.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Legislation that came into effect in 2006 has dramatically altered the health insurance system in the Netherlands, placing greater emphasis on consumer choice and competition among insurers. The potential for such competition depends largely on consumer preferences for price and quality of service by insurers and quality of affiliated providers....
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Huysmans, M.A. (author), Hoozemans, M.J.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
It has been suggested that fatigue affects proprioception and consequently movement accuracy, the effects of which may be counteracted by increased muscle activity. To determine the effects of fatigue on tracking performance and muscle activity in the M. extensor carpi radialis (ECR), 11 female participants performed a 2-min tracking task with a...
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Knowles, A. (author), van der Schaaf, D.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Blatter, B. (author), van den Bossche, S. (author), van Hooff, M. (author), de Vroome, E. (author), Smulders, P. (author)
Enige tijd geleden werd door het Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid (SZW) de eindrapportage van het beleidsprogramma Arboconvenanten naar buiten gebracht. Hierin lag het accent op de grotere participatie van de bedrijfssectoren die door het programma is bewerkstelligd. Er is vrijwel geen meerwaarde van de arboconvenanten ten aanzien...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Besseling, J.J.M. (author)
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Post, M.W.M. (author), de Witte, L.P. (author), Reichrath, E. (author), Verdonschot, M.M. (author), Wijlhuizen, G.J. (author), Perenboom, R.J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: IMPACT-S is the screener part of the ICF Measure of Participation and ACTivities questionnaire. IMPACT-S consists of 33 items in 9 scales, reflecting the 9 activity and participation chapters of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The reliability and validity of IMPACT-S as an independent...
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van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The standard deviation score (SDS) is a powerful tool for screening for growth-related problems. However, referral rules of the type 'if SDS(Y)<d, then refer' (for some constant d) are not optimal for answering the question: 'Does this child with measurement Y belong to the reference or to the diseased population?'. If the growth standard for...
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Berbée, J.F.P. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), de Haas, C.J.C. (author), van Kessel, K.P.M. (author), Dallinga-Thie, G.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Leeuwen, H.J. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: We recently reported that apolipoprotein CI (apoCI) protects against the development of murine bacterial sepsis. We now examined the time course of plasma apoCI levels in survivors and non-survivors of severe sepsis. Design: Prospective study in patients meeting predefined criteria for severe sepsis. Setting: University hospital...
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van Hamberg - Reenen, H.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Blatter, B. (author), van der Grinten, M.P. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The objective of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate if peak or cumulative musculoskeletal discomfort may predict future low-back, neck or shoulder pain among symptom-free workers. At baseline, discomfort per body region was rated on a 10-point scale six times during a working day. Questionnaires on pain were sent out three times...
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van Buuren, S. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), van Rhenen, W. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
Objectives: The aim of this study is to examine the role of coping styles in sickness absence. In line with findings that contrast the reactive-passive focused strategies, problem-solving strategies are generally associated with positive results in terms of well-being and overall health outcomes; our hypothesis is that such strategies are...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Hu, L. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Espirito Santo, S.M.S. (author), Out, R. (author), Kypreos, K.E. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
LPL activity plays an important role in preceding the VLDL remnant clearance via the three major apolipoprotein E (apoE)-recognizing receptors: the LDL receptor (LDLr), LDL receptor-related protein (LRP), and VLDL receptor (VLDLr). The aim of this study was to determine whether LPL activity is also important for VLDL remnant clearance...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Pasman, W.J. (author), Heimerikx, J. (author), Rubingh, C.M. (author), van den Berg, R. (author), O'Shea, M. (author), Gambelli, L. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Einerhand, A.W.C. (author), Scott, C. (author), Keizer, H.G. (author), Mennen, L.I. (author)
Appetite suppressants may be one strategy in the fight against obesity. This study evaluated whether Korean pine nut free fatty acids (FFA) and triglycerides (TG) work as an appetite suppressant. Korean pine nut FFA were evaluated in STC-1 cell culture for their ability to increase cholecystokinin (CCK-8) secretion vs. several other dietary...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Madsen, L. (author), Pedersen, L.M. (author), Liaset, B. (author), Ma, T. (author), Petersen, R.K. (author), van den Berg, S. (author), Pan, J. (author), Müller-Decker, K.M. (author), Dülsner, E.D. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Døskeland, S.O. (author), Kristiansen, K. (author)
The effect of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-6 PUFAs) on adipogenesis and obesity is controversial. Using in vitro cell culture models, we show that n-6 PUFAs was pro-adipogenic under conditions with base-line levels of cAMP, but anti-adipogenic when the levels of cAMP were elevated. The anti-adipogenic action of n-6 PUFAs was dependent on a...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Hooftman, W.E. (author), Westerman, M.J. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine what makes men and women with musculoskeletal complaints decide to call in sick for work. Methods: Qualitative, face-to-face interviews were used with employees (16 men and 14 women) who had called in sick due to a musculoskeletal complaint and who expected to be absent from work for at...
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