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Cheng, C. (author), van der Poel, A.P.P. (author), Jansen, P. (author), Quintero Pérez, M. (author), Wall, T.E. (author), Ubachs, W. (author), Bethlem, H.L. (author)
The resolution of any spectroscopic or interferometric experiment is ultimately limited by the total time a particle is interrogated. Here we demonstrate the first molecular fountain, a development which permits hitherto unattainably long interrogation times with molecules. In our experiments, ammonia molecules are decelerated and cooled using...
article 2016
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Hofstetter, H. (author), Dusseldorp, E. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Paulussen, T.W.G.M. (author)
Objective: The aim of this paper is to provide a guideline to a universal understanding of the analysis of co-occurrence of risk behaviors. The use of cluster analysis and factor analysis was clarified. Method: A theoretical introduction to cluster analysis and factor analysis and examples from literature were provided. A representative sample ...
article 2014
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Agar-Ozbek, A.S. (author), Weerheijm, J. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), van Breugel, K. (author)
In this study, an experimental configuration that reveals the dynamic response of porous concretes in a drop weight impact test was introduced. Through the measurement of particle velocity at the interface, between the impactor and the concrete target, the dynamic response was obtained in an easily applicable way. Laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV)...
article 2012
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Etman, A. (author), Wijlhuizen, G.J. (author), van Heuvelen, M.J.G. (author), Chorus, A. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
Background: up till now, the risk of falls has been expressed as falls incidence (i.e. the number of falls or fallers per 100 person-years). However, the risk of an accident or injury is the probability of having an accident or injury per unit of exposure. The FARE (Falls risk by Exposure) is a measure for falls risk which incorporates physical...
article 2012
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Mert, A. (author), Hak, L. (author), Bles, W. (author)
Introduction: Balance is negatively influenced by optokinetic stimuli. Fall research with these stimuli has been done with standing subjects. Less is known of the influence these stimuli have on risk of falling while walking. The objective of this study was to qualitatively investigate the influence of optokinetic roll stimuli on balance during...
conference paper 2011
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Aminian, K. (author), Mariani, B. (author), Paraschiv-Ionescu, A. (author), Hoskovec, C. (author), Bula, C. (author), Penders, J. (author), Tacconi, C. (author), Marcellini, F. (author)
Fall prevention in elderly subjects is often based on training and rehabilitation programs that include mostly traditional balance and strength exercises. By applying such conventional interventions to improve gait performance and decrease fall risk, some important factors are neglected such as the dynamics of the gait and the motor learning...
conference paper 2011
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van Rooij, L. (author), Welten, J. (author), Uittenbogaard, J. (author), van Nunen, E. (author), Skjaeveland, R. (author), Sauder, T. (author), TNO Industrie en Techniek (author)
conference paper 2010
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Wijlhuizen, G.J. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Common expressions of falls risk do not include exposure to hazards. We compared two expressions: the commonly used population incidence (fallers per 1000 person-years) and the FARE (FAlls Risk by Exposure): the number of fallers per 1000 physically active person-days. Methods: Prospective follow-up study among community dwelling...
article 2010
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Wijlhuizen, G.J. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: In their letters to the editor, Lacherez et al. [Lacherez, P.F., Wood, J.M., Kerr, G.K., 2007. Does activity level mediate or suppress the association between fear of falling and falls? Prev. Med. 31; (Electronic publication ahead of print)] and Hafeman and Schwartz [Hafeman, D., Schwartz, S., 2007. Assessing mediation: The necessity...
article 2008
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Wijlhuizen, G.J. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
Objectives: Most research on falls among older persons focuses on health-related factors that affect the ability to maintain balance. The objective of the study is to determine the association between physical activity and occurrence of falls among community-dwelling older persons. Methods: The distribution of falls and person-hours of physical...
article 2008
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Wijlhuizen, G.J. (author), Chorus, A. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
Older persons fall in a situation in which they loose control of their balance. For falls prevention, healthcare professionals should screen for, and if necessary, treat those factors related to emerging balance problems. In this article it is discussed that the lack of willingness of older persons to participate in falls prevention programs is...
article 2008
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Wijlhuizen, G.J. (author), de Jong, R. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective.: The aim of this study was to test the assumption that the level of outdoor physical activity mediates the relationship between fear of falling and actual outdoor falls according to the Task Difficulty Homeostasis Theory. Method.: A prospective follow-up study of 10 months conducted in the year 2000 in three municipalities in the...
article 2007
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Wijlhuizen, G.J. (author), du Bois, P. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifactor and multimethod community intervention programme to reduce falls among older persons by at least 20%. In a pre-test-post test design, self-reported falls were registered for 10 months in the intervention community and two control communities. After the pre-test...
article 2007
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Neyens, J.C.L. (author), Dijcks, B.P.J. (author), de Kinkelder, A. (author), Graafmams, W.C. (author), Schols, J.M.G.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Fall incidents occur frequently in the community dwelling elderly and even more in the institutionalised elderly. Fall-related research data indicate positive effects of a multifactorial intervention targeted on prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. In November 2004 the guideline "Prevention of fall incidents in the elderly" developed...
article 2005
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Alpay, L.L. (author), Toussaint, P.J. (author), Ezendam, N.P.M. (author), Rövekamp, T.A.J.M. (author), Graafmans, W.C. (author), Westendorp, R.G.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Elderly users are increasingly becoming active consumers of Internet technologies. Developing websites dedicated to this user group presents several design issues (such as that of 'design for all', participatory design, patient empowerment and cognitive usability assessment methods). SeniorGezond is a health information resource currently under...
article 2004
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Forsén, L. (author), Sandvig, S. (author), Schuller, A. (author), Søgaard, A.J. (author)
Objectives: To investigate compliance with hip protector use. Design: Observational prospective study. Setting: 19 nursing homes (1040 beds). Subjects: All residents during an 18 month period were included in this study. Intervention: Hip protectors were introduced as a regular part of health care service for all residents. Residents at high...
article 2004
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Forsén, L. (author), Søgaard, A.J. (author), Sandvig, S. (author), Schuller, A. (author), Røed, U. (author), Arstad, C. (author)
Objectives: To compare the probability of hip fracture in protected and unprotected falls in a real world setting in nursing homes. Design: Observational study. Setting: Seventeen nursing homes (965 beds) in Norway. Subjects: All residents in the nursing homes with at least one fall during the intervention period. Intervention: Hip protectors...
article 2004
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Graafmans, W.C. (author), Lips, P. (author), Wijlhuizen, G.J. (author), Pluijm, S.M. (author), Bouter, L.M. (author)
Physical activity is usually considered as an important com0ponent of a healthy lifestyle, including a preventive effect on the risk of falls in the elderly. The relationship between physical activity and falls is complex: physical activity is a prerequisite to maintain neuromuscular functioning, necessary to keep balance and to react to a fall,...
article 2003
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Forsén, L. (author), Arstad, C. (author), Sandvig, S. (author), Schuller, A. (author), Røed, U. (author), Søgaard, A.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Aims: This study was undertaken to estimate the effect of hip protectors on the incidence of hip fracture when introduced into nursing homes as a regular part of the healthcare for all residents. Methods: A pre-test/test design was used. The pre-intervention period lasted 18 months from May 1996. The intervention period lasted 18 months from May...
article 2003
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Wijlhuizen, G.J. (author), Radder, J. (author), Graafmans W., (author), van Rijckevorsel, J. (author), Brand, J. (author)
report 2001
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