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Boot, C.R.L. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Bültmann, U. (author), de Boer, A.G.E.M. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Purpose The aims of this study are: (1) to describe the prevalence of needed and implemented work adjustments in a representative sample of Dutch employees with a chronic disease; and (2) to assess the effects of needed and implemented work adjustments on sick leave. Methods The prevalence of work adjustments was assessed in employees with a...
article 2013
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Boot, C.R.L. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), van den Bossche, S.N.J. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Introduction: To improve work participation in individuals with a chronic illness, insight into the role of work-related factors in the association between health and sick leave is needed. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the contribution of work limitations, work characteristics, and work adjustments to the association between...
article 2011
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Ketelslegers, I.A. (author), Boon, M. (author), Pereira, R.R. (author), Hintzen, R.Q. (author), Catsman-Berrevoets, C.E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and multiple sclerosis (MS) in children are relatively rare and the exact incidence is still unknown. There is great variability in clinical presentation and disease course. It is yet unclear which clinical and biological parameters can predict a chronic disease course and progression to multiple...
article 2009
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Buijs, P. (author), van Heuvel, F.D. (author), Steenbeek, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background Employees absent from work through sickness often have contact with their GP and their occupational physician (OP). Little is as yet known about what they think of such contacts. We studied the employees' experience with and their opinions about these doctors. Method Unemployment services sent questionnaires to a sample of 5800 sick...
article 2009
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Geuskens, G.A. (author)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints, which may result in joint damage. Any joint may be affected, but most commonly small joints in the hands and feet, wrists, elbows, and knees are involved. The onset of RA increases with age, and rises substantially from the ages of 40 to 50...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Besseling, J.J.M. (author), Rijkenberg, A.M. (author), Andriessen, S. (author), de Vos, E.L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Young handicapped citizens in the Netherlands have increasingly been receiving social benefits or special services during the last five years. Dutch governmental departments have therefore commissioned an applied social policy research. We analyzed six benefits (for example special education, psychological healthcare, and Wajong benefits for...
article 2008
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Blanson Henkemans, O.A. (author), Rogers, W.A. (author), Fisk, A.D. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Lindenberg, J. (author), van der Mast, C.A.P.G. (author)
Objectives: We developed an adaptive computer assistant for the supervision of diabetics' self-care, to support limiting illness and need for acute treatment, and improve health literacy. This assistant monitors self-care activities logged in the patient's electronic diary. Accordingly, it provides context-aware feedback. The objective was to...
article 2008
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Hoogendoorn, R.J.W. (author), Helder, M.N. (author), Kroeze, R.J. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Smit, T.H. (author), Wuisman, P.I.J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
STUDY DESIGN. Twelve goats were chemically degenerated and the development of the degenerative signs was followed for 26 weeks to evaluate the progression of the induced degeneration. The results were also compared with a previous study to determine the reproducibility. OBJECTIVES. The purpose of this study was determine whether this...
article 2008
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van Dommelen, P. (author), Schuller, A. (author), Detmar, S. (author), van den Berg, B. (author), Groothuis-Oudshoorn, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To establish a model that estimates a preference-based measure (valuation) of social participation for children between 8 and 18 years of age from the Handicap Scale for Children (HSC), a validated questionnaire for children with a chronic illness. Methods: Vignettes of the HSC classification system were valued by a representative...
article 2008
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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....
article 2008
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Joosen, M. (author), Sluiter, J. (author), Joling, C. (author), Frings-Dresen, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: Complaints of prolonged fatigue are considered as a major health problem, as it can affect daily functioning and may lead to work disability. To increase knowledge about the effectiveness of interventions focussing on fatigued patients, a study was designed to evaluate an established training programme for patients with prolonged...
article 2008
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Balk, A.H. (author), Davidse, W. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Klaassen, E. (author), Caliskan, K. (author), van der Burgh, P. (author), Leenders, C.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Background: New strategies are required to optimize care in increasing numbers of chronic heart failure patients. The aim of this randomised trial was to evaluate a remote guidance system. Methods: Intervention group patients received a home TV-channel providing educational materials. Tele-guidance was performed by a Medical Service Centre....
article 2008
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), van Dellen, Q.M. (author), van Aalderen, W.M.C. (author), Bindels, P.J.E. (author), Öry, F.G. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Stronks, K. (author), Wennink, J.M.B. (author), Wolf, B.H.M. (author), Mahdi, U. (author), Nagelkerke, A.F. (author), van der Veer, E.M.A. (author), Westra, M. (author)
Background. Doctors and patients hold varying beliefs concerning illness and treatment. Patients' and families' explanatory models (EMs) vary according to personality and sociocultural factors. In a multi-ethnic society, it is becoming increasingly significant that doctors understand the different beliefs of their patients in order to improve...
article 2008
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Fairweather-Tait, S. (author), Freidig, A. (author), Kardinaal, A. (author), Scalbert, A. (author), Wopereis, S. (author)
Micronutrients are involved in specific biochemical pathways and have dedicated functions in the body, but they are also interconnected in complex metabolic networks, such as oxidative-reductive and inflammatory pathways and hormonal regulation, in which the overarching function is to optimise health. Post-genomic technologies, in particular...
article 2008
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Hosli, E. (author), Detmar, S. (author), Raat, H. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Verrips, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ)-87-item child and adolescent self-report (CF87) is an increasingly used health-related quality-of-life instrument for measuring the self-perceived physical and psychosocial well-being of children aged 10 years and older. The aims of this study were to evaluate structure, reliability and validity of the Dutch...
article 2007
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Spijker, J. (author), Dijkshoorn, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background and Objective: We examined the reliability and validity of self-reported limitations encountered in the activities of daily living (ADL) as measure of functional performance, for Turkish, Moroccan, and indigenous Dutch elderly in the Netherlands. Methods: We obtained data on self-reported ADL measured by Katz' ADL index and on five...
article 2007
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van Weel, V. (author), Seghers, L. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Kuiper, E.J. (author), Schlingemann, R.O. (author), Bajema, I.M. (author), Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), van Delis-Diemen, P.M. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) has been implicated in angiogenesis in ischemic tissues by recruitment of CXCR4-positive bone marrow-derived circulating cells with paracrine functions in preclinical models. Here, evidence for this is provided in patients with peripheral artery...
article 2007
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Grootenhuis, M.A. (author), Koopman, H.M. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Vogels, A.G.C. (author), Last, B.F. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In paediatric research, Health-Related Quality-of-Life (HRQoL) has received increasing recognition as an important health outcome. This study aimed to investigate the nature and prevalence of HRQoL problems in children with different chronic diseases. Data were available on 318 children aged 8-11 years with different diseases: congenital heart...
article 2007
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Joost, H.G. (author), Gibney, M.J. (author), Cashman, K.D. (author), Görman, U. (author), Hesketh, J.E. (author), Mueller, M. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Williams, C.M. (author), Mathers, J.C. (author)
Personalised, genotype-based nutrition is a concept that links genotyping with specific nutritional advice in order to improve the prevention of nutrition-associated, chronic diseases. This review describes the current scientific basis of the concept and discusses its problems. There is convincing evidence that variant genes may indeed determine...
article 2007
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Heymans, M.W. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author)
Background. Missing data is a challenging problem in many prognostic studies. Multiple imputation (MI) accounts for imputation uncertainty that allows for adequate statistical testing. We developed and tested a methodology combining MI with bootstrapping techniques for studying prognostic variable selection. Method. In our prospective cohort...
article 2007
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