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Vogels, T. (author), van der Vliet, R. (author), Danz, M. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Visser, A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
article 1993
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Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To determine if the incidence of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) in the age group of 0-19 years in the Netherlands in the period 1988-1990 had changed in comparison with the period 10 years before. Design: Retrospective. Setting: The Netherlands. Method: In 1991 a questionnaire was sent to all paediatricians and internists...
article 1995
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Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
A postal questionnaire survey was carried out in Dutch agriculture to identify high risk branches with respect to musculoskeletal symptoms and workload. The study population comprised a sample 2580 male employees and employers, with a response rate of 49%. A total of 75% of the employees and 71% of the employers reported musculoskeletal symptoms...
article 1995
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van 't Veer, P. (author), Lobbezoo, E. (author), Martín-Moreno, J.M. (author), Guallar, E. (author), Gómez-Aracena, J. (author), Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), Kohlmeier, L. (author), Martin, B.C. (author), Strain, J.J. (author), Thamm, M. (author), van Zoonen, P. (author), Baumann, B.A. (author), Huttunen, J.K. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO TNO Voeding (author)
Objective: To examine any possible links between exposure to DDE (1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis (p-chlorophenyl)ethylene), the persistent metabolite of the pesticide dicophane DDT), and breast cancer. Design: Multicentre study of exposure to DDE by measurement of adipose tissue aspirated from the buttocks. Laboratory measurements were conducted in a...
article 1997
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Aardoom, H.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Rona, R.J. (author), Sanavro, F.L. (author), van den Heuvel, E.W. (author), Leeuwenburg, J. (author)
The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of food intolerance (FI) in Dutch 5- and 6-year-old children and its association with chronic ailments with a survey among parents by questionnaire. Based on parents' perception the prevalence of 'probable' FI was 3.8%. FI was associated with asthma, wheezing, eczema, hay fever, chronic rhinitis,...
article 1997
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Klipstein-Grobusch, K. (author), den Breeijen, J.H. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Geleijnse, J.M. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Witteman, J.C.M. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Objective: The study was conducted to assess the relative validity of a 170-item semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire (SFFQ) adapted for use in the elderly. Design and subjects: The study was carried out in a sample of 80 men and women aged 55-75 y participating in a community based prospective cohort study in Rotterdam, The Netherlands...
article 1998
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Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO TNO Voeding (author), van Loon, A.J.M. (author), Botterweck, A.A.M. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Brants, H.A.M. (author), van Klaveren, J.D. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
The association between the intake of nitrate or nitrite and gastric cancer risk was investigated in a prospective cohort study started in 1986 in the Netherlands, of 120,852 men and women aged 55-69 years. At baseline, data on dietary intake, smoking habits and other covariates were collected by means of a self-administered questionnaire. For...
article 1998
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Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO TNO Voeding (author), Schuurman, A.G. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Dorant, E. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author)
Prostate cancer risk in relation to consumption of animal products, and intake of calcium and protein was investigated in the Netherlands Cohort Study. At baseline in 1986, 58,279 men aged 55-69 years completed a self-administered 150-item food frequency questionnaire and a questionnaire on other risk factors for cancer. After 6.3 years of...
article 1999
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Voorrips, L.E. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Verhoeven, D.T.H. (author), van Poppel, G.A.F.C. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO TNO Voeding (author)
Objective: The purpose was to study the association between vegetable and fruit consumption and lung cancer incidence using 1074 cases after 6.3 years of follow-up in the Netherlands Cohort Study. Methods: Dietary intake was assessed using a 150-item food-frequency questionnaire. Multivariate models were used including age, sex, family history...
article 2000
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Kuijer, P. (author), Frings-Dresen, M. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Visser, B. (author), van der Beek, A. (author), Arbeid (author)
City officials from Haarlem, a Dutch city in which one of the first scientific studies on the workload of refuse collectors was performed, wanted to compare the work situation and physical workload in 1997 with the results of a study performed in Haarlem in 1985 and with the results of a national study conducted in 1993. Depending on the results...
article 2000
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Botterweck, A.A.M. (author), Verhagen, H. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Kleinjans, J. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Both carcinogenic and anticarcinogenic properties have been reported for the synthetic antioxidants butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). The association between dietary intake of BHA and BHT and stomach cancer risk was investigated in the Netherlands Cohort Study (NLCS) that started in 1986 among 120,852 men and...
article 2000
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Rietveld, M.J.H. (author), van der Valk, J.C. (author), Bongers, I.L. (author), Stroet, T.M. (author), Slagboom, P.E. (author), Boomsma, D.I. (author)
This study reports on zygosity determination in twins of childhood age. Parents responded to questionnaire items dealing with twin similarity in physical characteristics anti frequency of mistaking one twin for another by parents, relatives and strangers. The accuracy of zygosity diagnosis was evaluated across twins aged 6, 8, and 10 and across...
article 2000
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Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Walther, F.J. (author)
In 1983, Dutch paediatricians collaborated on a national level and collected perinatal data on 1338 liveborn infants with a gestational age < 32 weeks and/or a birthweight < 1500 g (Project on preterm and small for gestational age infants, POPS). Their outcome was assessed at 2 years of age by their paediatricians, at 5 years by a team of...
article 2001
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Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Tak, E.C.P.M. (author), Staats, P.G.M. (author)
Objective: Development and validation of a short Observation List of possible early signs of Dementia (OLD) for use in general practice. Design: Stepwise development using reviews of publications and expert consensus. Field study for evaluation of reliability. Validation study (interviews, family forms) using existing valid and reliable measures...
article 2001
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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...
article 2002
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Ariëns, G.A.M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), Hoogendoorn, W.E. (author), van der Wal, G. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Objectives This study investigates the relationship between physical and psychosocial load at work and sickness absence due to neck pain. Methods A prospective cohort study with a follow-up period of 3 years (1994-1998) was performed among a working population. At the beginning of the study, physical load at work was quantified by means of video...
article 2002
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Crone, M.R. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Objective. To examine the effects of a catastrophe on the mental health of adolescents using prospective data from before and after the catastrophe. Design. Prospective, comparative. Method. The Volendam café fire wounded about 250 adolescents, of whom 14 died. In September and October 1999, 15 months before the catastrophe, all grade 2 pupils...
article 2003
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Vogels, A.G.C. (author), Brugman, E. (author), van Ede, J. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background: Psychosocial problems, such as behavioural, emotional, and educational problems, are highly prevalent among children and adolescents. Early treatment may reduce these problems, if accurately identified. Validated questionnaires may support identification. The aim of this study is to assess the psychometric qualities of such a...
article 2003
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), van der Plas, S.M. (author), Hansen, B.E. (author), de Boer, J.B. (author), Stijnen, T. (author), Passchier, J. (author), de Man, R.A. (author), Schalm, S.W. (author)
Background: Studies on Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of chronic liver patients were performed in clinical populations. These studies included various disease stages but small variations in aetiology and no transplanted patients. We performed a large HRQoL study in non-cirrhotic, cirrhotic and transplanted liver patients with sufficient...
article 2003
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Vogels, T. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Hollander-Gijsman, M.den (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background: An extended re-assessment of the psychometric properties of the LSPPK, an instrument aimed at identifying children with emotional and behavioural problems. Methods: Data came from a national sample in the Netherlands of parents of 1248 children (aged 5-6 years) interviewed by child health professionals (CHP). Data were obtained...
article 2003
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