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de Groot, I.B. (author), Otten, W. (author), Dijs-Elsinga, J. (author), Smeets, H.J. (author), Kievit, J. (author), Marang-Van De Mheen, P.J. (author)
Objective. Publicly available information on hospital performance is increasing, with the aim to support consumers when choosing a hospital. Besides general hospital information and information on outcomes of care, there is increasing availability of systematically collected information on experiences of other patients. The aim of this study was...
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Blanson Henkemans, O.A. (author), Otten, W. (author), van Boxel, J. (author), Hilgersom, M. (author), Rovekamp, T. (author), Alpay, L. (author)
Zelfmanagement wordt vaak in één adem genoemd met ondersteunende technologie, zoals telemonitoring of eHealth. Dit artikel biedt inzicht in de nieuwste ontwikkelingen op technologisch gebied. Deze ontwikkelingen gaan zeer snel. Voor het borgen van kwaliteit dient daarom aandacht uit te gaan naar hoe technologieën ondersteuning bieden aan het...
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Offermans, N.S.M. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Peters, S. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Koeman, T. (author), van Tongeren, M. (author), Kauppinen, T. (author), Kant, I. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
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Tak, E. (author), Kuiper, R. (author), Chorus, A. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
Purpose: Physical activity (PA) is an important behavior when it comes to preventing or slowing down disablement caused by aging and chronic diseases. It remains unclear whether PA can directly prevent or reduce disability in activities of daily living (ADL). This article presents a meta-analysis of the association between PA and the incidence...
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Keer, M. (author), van den Putte, B. (author), de Wit, J. (author), Neijens, P. (author)
Recent research highlights the superior influence of affect over cognition in health decision making. The present study examined the independent and combined effects of 2 message characteristics that are thought to tap into the cognition affect distinction: message format (rhetorical vs. testimonial) and argument type (instrumental vs. affective...
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Koeneman, M.A. (author), Chinapaw, M.J.M. (author), Verheijden, M.W. (author), Tilburg, T.G. (author), Visser, M. (author), Deeg, D.J. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
Background Major life events are associated with a change in daily routine and could thus also affect habitual levels of physical activity. Major life events remain largely unexplored as determinants of older adults' participation in physical activity and sports. This study focused on two major life events, widowhood and retirement, and asked...
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Gameren-Oosterom, H.B.M. (author), Buitenijk, S.E. (author), Bilardo, C.M. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Mohangoo, A.D. (author)
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate trends in prevalence of Down syndrome (DS) births in the Netherlands over an 11-year period and how they have been affected by maternal age and introduction of prenatal screening.METHOD: Nationwide data of an 11-year birth cohort (1997-2007) from the Netherlands Perinatal Registry were analyzed. First...
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Robertson, M. (author), Vink, P. (author)
There are many definitions of new ways of work, but working with a computer at another location than at the office or at the clients' location with Information Communication Technology as a support is becoming more prevalent. A new office having shared desks and facilitating informal meetings along with a changed leadership style is yet another...
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Hafkamp-De Groen, E. (author), Mohangoo, A.D. (author), Landgraf, J.M. (author), de Jongste, J.C. (author), Duijts, L. (author), Moll, H.A. (author), Jaddoe, V.W.V. (author), Hofmane, A. (author), Raat, H. (author)
We assessed whether dynamic preschool wheezing patterns affect health-related quality of life (HRQOL) at age 4 years. The study included 3878 children participating a prospective cohort study. Information on preschool wheezing was obtained by questionnaire and children were categorised into: never, early, late and persistent wheezing. At age 4...
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Bergmann Tiest, W.M. (author), Kosters, N.D. (author), Kappers, A.M.L. (author), Daanen, H.A.M. (author)
Phase change materials (PCMs) are increasingly incorporated in textiles in order to serve as a thermal buffer when humans change from a hot to a cold environment and the reverse. Due to the absence of wetness sensors in the skin, cooling of the skin may be perceived as a sensation of wetness instead of cold. In order to investigate if this...
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van Lettow, B. (author), de Vries, H. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Norman, P. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
Objective: Previous research has focused mostly on abstainer and/or general drinker prototypes. The present studies examined an abstainer, moderate drinker and heavy drinker prototype in relation to drinking behaviour. Design: Two studies among young adults aged 18–25 (paper-and-pencil, cross-sectional, N = 140; online, prospective, N = 451)...
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Steenstra, I.A. (author), Lee, H. (author), de Vroome, E.M.M. (author), Busse, J.W. (author), Hogg-Johnson, S.J. (author)
Introduction Return-to-work (RTW) status is an often used outcome in work and health research. In low back pain, work is regarded as a normal activity a worker should return to in order to fully recover. Comparing outcomes across studies and even jurisdictions using different definitions of RTW can be challenging for readers in general and when...
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Driessen, L.M. (author), Jong, J.C.K.D. (author), Wijtzes, A. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), Jaddoe, V.W.V. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Raat, H. (author), Moll, H.A. (author)
OBJECTIVES:: Decreased physical activity levels in children may partly explain the rising prevalence of functional constipation in childhood. The aim of the present study, therefore, was to examine the association between physical activity and functional constipation during the preschool period. METHODS:: This study was embedded in the...
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van der Veen, Y.J.J. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), de Zwart, O. (author), Visser, H. (author), Mackenbach, J.P. (author), Richardus, J.H. (author)
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Vink, P. (author), Franz, M. (author), Kampa, I. (author), Zenk, R. (author)
Seats need to be more lightweight for airplanes, cars, busses and even trains to contribute to a better environment and to reduce energy consumption. However, a reduction in comfort due to weight reduction is not preferable, which opens a new area of research: improving comfort with a minimum of material or with lightweight materials and systems...
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van der Knaap, S. (author), Stubbe, J. (author)
TNO heeft in opdracht van het Platform Sport, Bewegen en Onderwijs een onderzoek uitgevoerd naar leerlingvolgsystemen binnen het bewegingsonderwijs, waarbij het accent lag op het primair onderwijs (PO). Doel van dit onderzoek was om een overzicht te geven van de leerlingvolgsystemen die op het gebied van PObewegingsonderwijs bestaan. Het tweede...
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Liem, E.T. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Sauer, P.J.J. (author), Jaspers, M. (author), Stolk, R.P. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author)
Objective To assess the period during infancy and childhood in which growth is most associated with adolescent adiposity and the metabolic syndrome (MS) and whether this differs depending on maternal smoking during pregnancy. Study design A longitudinal population-based cohort study among 772 girls and 708 boys. Results Weight gains between ages...
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Rütten, A. (author), Abu-Omar, K. (author), Gelius, P. (author), Dinan-Young, S. (author), Frändin, K. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Young, A. (author)
Background. Purpose of the study was to test a theoretical model to assess and develop policies for the promotion of physical activity among older people as part of an international intervention study. Methods 248 semi-standardized interviews with policy-makers were conducted in 15 European nations. The questionnaire assessed policy-makers'...
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Smits, E.S. (author), Duraku, L.S. (author), Niehof, S.P. (author), Daanen, H.A.M. (author), Hovius, S.E.R. (author), Selles, R.W. (author), Walbeehm, E.T. (author)
Summary Purpose: Cold-induced vasodilatation (CIVD) is a cyclic regulation of blood flow during prolonged cooling of protruding body parts. It is generally considered to be a protective mechanism against local cold injuries and cold intolerance after peripheral nerve injury. The aim of this study was to determine the role of the sympathetic...
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Wagenaar, A.F. (author), Kompier, M.A.J. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), van den Bossche, S. (author), Smulders, P.G.W. (author), Taris, T.W. (author)
Study aim: We hypothesise that due to a lower quality of working life and higher job insecurity, the health and workrelated attitudes of temporary workers may be less positive compared to permanent workers. Therefore, we aimed to (1) examine differences between contract groups (i.e. permanent contract, temporary contract with prospect of...
article 2012
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