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van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
This paper describes a method for finding optimal transformations for analyzing time series by autoregressive models. 'Optimal' implies that the agreement between the autoregressive model and the transformed data is maximal. Such transformations help 1) to increase the model fit, and 2) to analyze categorical time series. The method uses an...
article 1996
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Fleuren, M. (author), van der Meulen, M. (author), Wijkel, D. (author)
Objective - To assess the relative contribution of patient and care provider characteristics to the adherence of general practitioners (GPs) and midwives to two specific recommendations in the Dutch national guidelines on imminent miscarriage. The study focused on performing physical examinations at the first contact and making a follow up...
article 2000
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Bemelmans, W.J.E. (author), Broer, J. (author), de Vries, J.H.M. (author), Hulshof, K.F.A.M. (author), May, J.F. (author), Meyboom-de Jong, B. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Objective: To investigate the impact of intensive group education on the Mediterranean diet on dietary intake and serum total cholesterol after 16 and 52 weeks, compared to a posted leaflet with the Dutch nutritional guidelines, in the context of primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Design: Controlled comparison study of an...
article 2000
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Sierevogel, M.J. (author), Pasterkamp, G. (author), Velema, E. (author), de Jaegere, P.P.T. (author), de Smet, B.J.G.L. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), de Kleijn, D.P.V. (author), Borst, C. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background - Inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity after balloon angioplasty by intraperitoneal injection of batimastat reduces late lumen loss by inhibition of constrictive remodeling. In the present study, we investigated whether the oral MMP inhibitor marimastat inhibits constrictive remodeling in favor of neutral or expansive...
article 2001
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Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Westhoff, M.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The Aging Well and Healthily (AWH) program consists of health education by peers and low-intensity exercise. It was evaluated via a small randomized controlled trial and a community intervention trial involving older adults in the Netherlands. Reasons stated for participation were to exercise (35%), to acquire information about health (28%), and...
article 2002
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Elferink-Stinkens, P.M. (author), Brand, R. (author), Amelink-Verburg, M.P. (author), Merkus, J.M.W.M (author), Ouden, A.L den (author), Hemel, O.J.S van (author)
The project 'Obstetric Peer Review Interventions' (Verloskundige Onderlinge Kwaliteitsspiegeling Interventies, VOKSINT) was set-up in The Netherlands in 1994. It provided annual comparison data (quality ranking, league tables) for secondary care obstetric departments adjusted for population differences, based on the data registered in the...
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Proper, K.I. (author), Koning, M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Bosscher, R.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Objective: To critically review the literature with respect to the effectiveness of worksite physical activity programs on physical activity, physical fitness, and health. Data Sources: A search for relevant English-written papers published between 1980 and 2000 was conducted using MEDLINE, EMBASE, Sportdiscus, CINAHL, and Psychlit. The key...
article 2003
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Steenge, G.R. (author), Verhoef, P. (author), Katan, M.B. (author)
Elevated levels of plasma total homocysteine are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Betaine and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate can remethylate homocysteine into methionine via independent reactions. We determined the effect of daily betaine supplementation, compared with both folic acid and placebo, on plasma concentrations of...
article 2003
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Verheijden, M.W. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Community-based interventions have increasingly received attention since researchers and public health professionals have come to acknowledge the importance of an environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice. All stakeholders including the target community are involved to achieve changes in legislation, in people's social and...
article 2005
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Wiefferink, C.H. (author), Peters, L. (author), Hoekstra, F. (author), Ten Dam, G. (author), Buijs, G.J. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Characterizing school health promotion is its category-by-category approach, in which each separate health-related behavior is addressed independently. Such an approach creates a risk that extra-curricular activities become overloaded, and that teaching staff are distracted by continuous innovations. Within the health promotion sector there are...
article 2006
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Meijster, T. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), de Pater, N. (author), Heederik, D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Introduction: Recent studies have shown that even low exposure levels to flour dust and related allergens can cause severe respiratory symptoms. In The Netherlands the Dutch government and responsible branch organizations [from bakeries (traditional & industrial), flour mills and bakery ingredient producers] signed a covenant to reduce exposure...
article 2006
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Monraats, P.S. (author), Kurreeman, F.A.S. (author), Pons, D. (author), Sewgobind, V.D.K.D. (author), de Vries, F.R. (author), Zwinderman, A.H. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Doevendans, P.A. (author), de Winter, R.J. (author), Tio, R.A. (author), Waltenberger, J. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Eefting, D. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), van der Laarse, A. (author), van der Wall, E.E. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Genetic factors appear to be important in the process of restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), as well as in inflammation, a pivotal factor in restenosis. An important mediator in the inflammatory response is interleukin (IL)-10. Our aim was to study whether genetic variants in IL-10 predispose to the risk of restenosis. The...
article 2007
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Kraag, G. (author), van Breukelen, G. (author), Lamberts, P. (author), Vugts, O. (author), Kok, G. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Huijer Abu-Sadd, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This article describes the process evaluation of a stress management program called 'Learn Young, Learn Fair' for 5th and 6th graders. Studies, reviews and meta-analyses of prevention programs report that a common limitation in studies is the restricted documentation of process factors that contribute to the success of interventions. Program...
article 2007
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van der Pal, S.M. (author), Maguire, C. (author), le Cessie, S. (author), Wit, J. (author), Walther, F. (author), Bruil, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aim: Developmental care has gained increased attention in the individualized care for preterm infants. This study was designed to explore the effect of a basic form of developmental care and the more extended Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) on parental stress, confidence and perceived nursing support....
article 2007
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van der Hoeven, B.L. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Warda, H.M. (author), Putter, H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Schalij, M.J. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a strong predictor of in-stent restenosis. This may be due to a higher level of vascular inflammation. We hypothesized that diabetic patients will benefit from dexamethasone-eluting stents, since local inflammation and consequently neointimal growth are suppressed and no systemic side effects will occur. Methods: 21...
article 2008
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), de Zoete, E.C. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a decreased risk of type II diabetes. This study investigates the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on adipokines and insulin sensitivity. Subjects: Twenty healthy, lean (body mass index (BMI) 18.5-25 kg/m2; n=11) or overweight (BMI>27 kg/m2; n=9) men (18-25 years). Methods: Three...
article 2008
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van Uffelen, J.G.Z. (author), Chin A Paw, M.J.M. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To systematically review the effect of physical exercise on cognition in older adults with and without cognitive decline. Data sources: Randomized controlled trials were identified by literature searches in PubMed, EMBASE, CENTRAL, PsycINFO, and AgeLine. Study selection: Papers were included on the basis of predefined inclusion...
article 2008
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van der Pal, S.M. (author), Walther, F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective and design. The Leiden Developmental Care Project explored the effects of the basic elements of developmental care (DC: the use of incubator covers and nests) and the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) with individual behavior observations for very premature infants less than 32 weeks of gestation...
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...
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van Dommelen, P. (author), Kamphuis, M. (author), van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), de Wilde, J.A. (author), Rijpstra, A. (author), Campagne, A.E. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To assess the short- and long-term effects of 3 simple behavioral interventions to overcome nocturnal enuresis in young children. Study design: We performed a randomized controlled trial in children aged four to five years with mono-symptomatic nocturnal enuresis (n = 570). The children were placed in one of four groups: (1) lifting...
article 2009
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