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Samoocha, D. (author), Bruinvels, D.J. (author), Anema, R.J. (author), Steenbeek, R. (author), Beek, A.J.V.D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. Individuals claiming a disability benefit after long-term sickness absence, have to undergo medical disability assessments. These assessments, often carried out by specialized physicians, can be complicated by wrong expectations or defensive attitudes of disability benefit claimants. It is hypothesized that empowerment of these...
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Steenstra, I.A. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
STUDY DESIGN. Exploratory subgroup analysis in a randomized controlled trial (RCT). OBJECTIVE. To detect possible moderators in the effectiveness of a workplace intervention in a population of workers with sick leave due to sub acute nonspecific low back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA. In a recently published RCT, a workplace intervention was...
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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...
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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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Hille, E.T.M. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), van Goudoever, J.B. (author), Jacobusse, G.W. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), de Groot, L. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Geven, W.B. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Mulder, A.L.M. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), van Weissenbruch, M.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. Young adults who were born very preterm or with a very low birth weight remain at risk for physical and neurodevelopmental problems and lower academic achievement scores. Data, however, are scarce, hospital based, mostly done in small populations, and need additional confirmation. METHODS. Infants who were born at <32 weeks of...
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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...
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Kerstholt, J.H. (author), de Boer, W.E.L. (author), Jansen, N.J.M. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose. To what extent response mode and experience affect the assessment of disability was investigated. Method. An experiment was conducted in which 34 medical doctors (17 inexperienced and 15 experienced) were required to assess disability of a videotaped client. Participants either gave a probability assessment after each piece of...
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Lopatinskaya, L. (author), Zwemmer, J. (author), Uitdehaag, B. (author), Lucas, K. (author), Polman, C. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
TNF-α, IL-12p35, IL-12p40, IL-4, IL-10, TGF-β1, CCR3, CXCR3, CCR5, Fas and FasL mRNA levels in PBMC of 25 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients were quantified at baseline by real-time PCR according to a post-hoc study design. The baseline values of the different markers were analysed with respect to their correlation with the increase in disability...
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van Oyen, H. (author), Heyden, J. (author), Perenboom, R. (author), Jagger, C. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To evaluate a single item instrument, the Global Activity Limitation Indicator (GALI), to measure long-standing health related activity limitations, against several health indicators: a composite morbidity indicator, instruments measuring mental health (SCL-90R, GHQ-12), physical co-morbidity and physical limitations (ADLs, SF-36)....
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Steenstra, I.A. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A controlled trial was performed in a occupational healthcare setting to determine the effectiveness of graded activity as part of a multistage RTW programme. Workers (112) absent from work for more than eight weeks due to low back pain, were randomised to either graded activity (n = 55) or usual care (n = 57). The graded activity, a physical...
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Heymans, M.W. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Koes, B.W. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Study Design. Randomized controlled trial. Objectives. To compare high- and low-intensity back schools with usual care in occupational health care. Summary of Background Data. The content and intensity of back schools vary widely and the methodologic quality of randomized controlled trials is generally weak. Until now, no back school has proven...
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Tak, E. (author), Staats, P. (author), van Hespen, A. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. Evaluation of an 8-week exercise program with strength training and lifestyle advice for older adults with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. Outcome measures were pain, hip function, disability, quality of life (QOL), and body mass index (BMI). Methods. Inclusion criteria for this randomized controlled trial were: age a 55 years,...
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Detmar, S.B. (author), Hosli, E.J. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), van Beekum, T. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Mourad-Baars, P.E.C. (author), Engelberts, A.C. (author), Groothuis - Oudshoorn, C.G.M. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author)
Introduction: This paper describes the development and initial psychometric evaluation of the Handicap Scale for Children (HSC). This questionnaire is based on the London Handicap Scale (LHS), a valid and reliable utility instrument for measuring social participation in adults. Methods: A multidisciplinary research group was involved in...
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Heuts, P.H.T.G. (author), de Bie, R. (author), Drietelaar, M. (author), Aretz, K. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Bastiaenen, C.H.G. (author), Metsemakers, J.F.M. (author), van Weel, C. (author), van Schayck, O.C.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To assess in a primary healthcare setting the efficacy of a self-management program in middle-aged patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Methods. This was a 2-group randomized controlled trial, with 273 patients aged 40 to 60 years with OA of the hip(s) and/or knee(s). The experimental intervention was compared with care-as-usual....
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Steenstra, I.A. (author), Verbeek, J.H. (author), Heymans, M.W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The percentages of patients with acute low back pain (LBP) that go on to a chronic state varies between studies from 2% to 34%. In some of these cases low back pain leads to great costs. Aims: To evaluate the evidence for prognostic factors for return to work among workers sick listed with acute LBP. Methods: Systematic literature...
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Steenstra, I.A. (author), Koopman, F.S. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Kat, E. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Information on prognostic factors for duration of sick leave due to low-back pain (LBP) is growing. In this prospective cohort study, prognostic factors for duration of sick leave and course of disability were identified at a very early stage of sick leave due to LBP. A total of 615 workers calling in sick from work due to LBP at an occupational...
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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Ariëns, G.A.M. (author), Boshuizen, H.C. (author), Hoogendoorn, W.E. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
This study aimed at determining the prognostic factors related to the recurrence of low-back pain and future sickness absence due to low-back pain. Data were used from a prospective cohort study in a working population with a three year follow-up period. They were collected with annual questionnaires. A generalised estimating equation model was...
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Anema, J.R. (author), Steenstra, I.A. (author), Urlings, I.J.M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), de Vroome, E.M.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
Background: Participatory ergonomics (PE) are often applied for prevention of low back pain (LBP). In this pilot-study, a PE-program is applied to the disability management of workers sick listed due to LBP. Methods: The process, implementation, satisfaction, and barriers for implementation concerning the PE-program were analyzed quantitatively...
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Perenboom, R.J.M. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Purpose of this study was to report which existing survey instruments assess participation according to the International Classification of Functioning. Disability and Health (ICF). A literature search for relevant survey instruments was conducted. Subsequently, survey instruments were evaluated of which the complete questionnaire, published in...
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de Kleijn-Vrankrijker, M.W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
article 2003
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