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Klein Velderman, M. (author), Cloostermans, A.P.G. (author), Pannebakker, F.D. (author)
report 2014
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Cohen, I. (author), Looije, R. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Social robots may comfort and support children who have to cope with chronic diseases like diabetes. In social interactions, it is important to be able to express recognizable emotions. Studies show that the iCat robot, with its humanoid facial features, has this capability. In this paper we look if a Nao robot, without humanoid facial features,...
article 2014
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van Dommelen, P. (author), de Kroon, M.L.A. (author), Cameron, N. (author), Schonbeck, Y. (author), van Buuren, S. (author)
Background It is known that height and body mass index (BMI) are correlated in childhood. However, its impact on the (trend of) national prevalence rates of overweight and obesity has never been investigated. The aim of our study is to investigate the relation between height and national prevalence rates of overweight and obesity in childhood...
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Dessing, D. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), Graham, J.M.A. (author), Pierik, F.H. (author)
Background : Active transport to school is associated with higher levels of physical activity in children. Promotion of active transport has therefore gained attention as a potential target to increase children’s physical activity levels. Recent studies have recognized that the distance between home and school is an important predictor for...
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Fieten, K.B. (author), Zijlstra, W.T. (author), van Os-Medendorp, H. (author), Meijer, Y. (author), Venema, M.U. (author), Rijssenbeek-Nouwens, L. (author), l' Hoir, M.P. (author), Bruijnzeel-Koomen, C.A. (author), Pasmans, S.G.M.A. (author)
Background: About 10 to 20% of children in West European countries have atopic dermatitis (AD), often as part of the atopic syndrome. The full atopic syndrome also consists of allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis and food allergy. Treatment approaches for atopic dermatitis and asthma include intermittent anti-inflammatory therapy with...
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Biesbroek, G. (author), Tsivtsivadze, E. (author), Sanders, E.A.M. (author), Montijn, R. (author), Veenhoven, R.H. (author), Keijser, B.J.F. (author), Bogaert, D. (author)
Rationale: Many bacterial pathogens causing respiratory infections in children are common residents of the respiratory tract. Insight into bacterial colonization patterns and microbiota stability at a young age might elucidate healthy or susceptible conditions for development of respiratory disease. Objectives: To study bacterial succession of...
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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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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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Zoon, H. (author), Cremers, A.H.M. (author), Eggen, J.H. (author)
In order to empower more people to become more self-reliant in society, interactive products and services should better match the skills and values of diverse user groups. In inclusive design, relevant end-user groups are involved early on and throughout the design and development process, leading to a better user experience. However, for IT...
conference paper 2013
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Simons, M. (author), Opdam, L. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
Objective: This study examined the use of an active gaming program in a pre-vocational school over a 1-year period. Subjects and Methods: Three hundred students (mean age, 13.3 years; range, 12–18 years) were invited to participate and exposed to the active game program called E-sportszone, in which they could participate during the school day...
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Le, T.M. (author), Zijlstra, W.T. (author), van Opstal, E.Y. (author), Knol, M.J. (author), L'Hoir, M.P. (author), Knulst, A.C. (author), Pasmans, S.G.M.A. (author)
Background: Many children in the general population avoid food because of self-reported adverse food reactions (AFR). Food avoidance can have negative consequences for well-being and nutritional status. This study aimed to investigate which factors are related to avoidance behavior in children (10-13 yr old) from the general population. Methods:...
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Hohmann, C. (author), Grabenhenrich, L. (author), de Kluizenaar, Y. (author), Tischer, C. (author), Heinrich, J. (author), Chen, C.-M. (author), Thijs, C. (author), Nieuwenhuijsen, M. (author), Keil, T. (author)
Background: Chronic noise is an environmental pollutant and well-known to cause annoyance and sleep disturbance. Its association with clinical and subclinical adverse health effects has been discussed. Objectives: This systematic review aimed to examine associations between chronic noise exposure during pregnancy or childhood and health outcomes...
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Bongers, B.C. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), Helders, P.J.M. (author), Takken, T. (author)
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the reliability and validity of the steep ramp test (SRT), a feasible, maximal exercise test on a cycle ergometer that does not require the use of respiratory gas analysis, in healthy children and adolescents.METHODS: Seventy-five children were randomly divided in a reliability group (n = 37, 17 boys and 20...
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Havenaar, R. (author), de Jong, A. (author), Koenen, M.E. (author), van Bilsen, J. (author), Janssen, A.M. (author), Labij, E. (author), Westerbeek, H.J.M. (author)
Aim of this study was to investigate the digestion of transglutaminase cross-linked caseinate (XLC) versus native caseinate (NC) in solution and in cheese spread under digestive conditions for adults and children mimicked in a gastrointestinal model. Samples were collected for gel electrophoresis and nitrogen analysis. The results showed no...
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Simons, M. (author), Baranowski, J. (author), Thompson, D. (author), Buday, R. (author), Abdelsamad, D. (author), Baranowski, T. (author)
To inform child obesity prevention programs, the current article identified what children thought were the most important goals, values, and perceived barriers related to healthy eating and physical activity (PA) within a serious videogame for health, “Escape from Diab” (Archimage Inc., Houston, TX). Subjects and Methods: One hundred three...
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L'Hoir, M. (author), Tetteroo, S. (author), Boere-Boonekamp, M. (author), Kloeze, E. (author), Bakker, I. (author), Garre, F. (author), Naul, R. (author)
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore the possible relationship between (un)healthy behaviour and (over)weight and physical condition in families with young children (4-7 years), in a village (30,000 inhabitants) in the eastern part of the Netherlands, close to Germany. It is one of two pilot studies as a precursor of a cross...
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Iyer, V. (author), van Samkar, A. (author), Saeed, P. (author)
Background and Purpose: In the Netherlands, children are screened for amblyopia based on the early detection of visual disorders (VOV) protocol by child health care physicians. The positive predictive value (PPV) of the Brückner test variant (BTV) as an alternative method was assessed. Patients and Methods: In this historical prospective...
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Dessing, D. (author), Pierik, F.H. (author), Sterkenburg, R.P. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Maas, J. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author)
Background Children’s current physical activity levels are disturbingly low when compared to recommended levels. This may be changed by intervening in the school environment. However, at present, it is unclear to what extent schoolyard physical activity contributes towards reaching the daily physical activity guideline. The aim of this study was...
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Theunissen, M.H.C. (author), Vogels, A.G.C. (author), de Wolff, M.S. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author)
OBJECTIVES: Validated questionnaires help the preventive child healthcare (PCH) system to identify psychosocial problems. This study assesses the psychometric properties and added value of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) for the identification of psychosocial problems among preschool-aged children by PCH. METHODS: We included...
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van Gameren-Oosterom, H.B.M. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Sijmen, A. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author)
Survival of children with Down syndrome (DS) has improved considerably, but insight into their level of daily functioning upon entering adulthood is lacking. We collected cross-sectional data from a Dutch nationwide cohort of 322 DS adolescents aged 16-19 (response 62.8%) to assess the degree to which they master various practical and social...
article 2013
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