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van Duin, J.H.R. (author), Tavasszy, L.A. (author), Quak, H.J. (author)
Innovative logistics service providers are currently looking for possibilities to introduce electric vehicles for goods distribution. As electrical vehicles still suffer from a limited operation range, the logistical process faces important challenges. In this research we advise on the composition of the electrical vehicle fleet and on the...
article 2013
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Agyemang, C. (author), Owusu-Dabo, E. (author), de Jonge, A. (author), Martins, D. (author), Ogedegbe, G. (author), Stronks, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To investigate differences in overweight and obesity between first-generation Dutch-Ghanaian migrants in The Netherlands and their rural and urban counterparts in Ghana. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: A total of 1471 Ghanaians (rural Ghanaians, n 532; urban Ghanaians, n 787; Dutch-Ghanaians, n 152) aged ≥17 years. Main...
article 2009
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Eijkemans, M. (author), Mommers, M. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), Bakker, I. (author), Thijs, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. Prevalence of asthma and overweight has increased simultaneously during the past decades. Several studies have reported an association between these two health problems, but it is unclear whether this relation is causal. We hypothesize that children with asthmatic symptoms are less physically active, which may contribute to the...
article 2008
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Jacobusse, G. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
article 2008
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Ravens-Sieberer, U. (author), Gosch, A. (author), Rajmil, L. (author), Erhart, M. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Power, M. (author), Duer, W. (author), Auquier, P. (author), Cloetta, B. (author), Czemy, L. (author), Mazur, J. (author), Czimbalmos, A. (author), Tountas, Y. (author), Hagquist, C. (author), Kilroe, J. (author), Fuerth, K. (author), Simeoni, M.-C. (author), Robitail, S. (author), Nickel, J. (author), Kurth, B.M. (author), von Rüden, U. (author), Dimitrakakis, C. (author), Aszman, A. (author), Keenaghan, C. (author), Detmar, S. (author), Veripps, E. (author), Mierzejeswka, E. (author), Berra, S. (author), Tebé, C. (author), Herdman, M. (author), Alonso, J. (author), Abel, T. (author), Bisegger, C. (author), Farley, C. (author), Atherton, C. (author), Phillips, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: This study assesses the reliability and validity of the European KIDSCREEN-52 generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire for children and adolescents. Research Design: The KIDSCREEN-52, which measures HRQoL in 10 dimensions, was administered to a representative sample of 22,827 children and adolescents (8 to 18 years...
article 2008
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Hunter, D.J. (author), LaValley, M. (author), Li, J. (author), Bauer, D.C. (author), Nevitt, M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Poole, R. (author), Eyre, D. (author), Guermazi, A. (author), Gale, D. (author), Totterman, S. (author), Felson, D.T. (author)
Introduction: Our objective was to determine whether markers of bone resorption and formation could serve as markers for the presence of bone marrow lesions (BMLs). Methods: We conducted an analysis of data from the Boston Osteoarthritis of the Knee Study (BOKS). Knee magnetic resonance images were scored for BMLs using a semiquantitative...
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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van den Berg, J.F. (author), Tulen, J.H.M. (author), Neven, A.K. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Miedema, H.M.E. (author), Witteman, J.C.M. (author), Tiemeier, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Several large studies have shown that both short and long average sleep durations increase the risk of hypertension in adults. We investigated whether sleep duration is also associated with hypertension in the elderly. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 5058 participants of the population-based Rotterdam Study, aged 58 to 98 years....
article 2007
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Hunter, D.J. (author), LaValley, M. (author), Li, J. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), Bauer, D. (author), Nevitt, M. (author), Guermazi, A. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Sakkee, N. (author), Gale, D. (author), Felson, D.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Age-related changes in articular cartilage are likely to play a role in the etiology of osteoarthritis (OA). One of the major changes in the extracellular matrix of cartilage is the age-related accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Pentosidine, an AGE crosslink, is one of the few characterized AGEs and is considered...
article 2007
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Bernaards, C.M. (author), Jans, M.P. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Hendriksen, I.J. (author), Houtman, I.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: To investigate the longitudinal relation between strenuous leisure time physical activity and psychological complaints (depression and emotional exhaustion) in a Dutch working population in order to find evidence For the preventive role of physical activity in the development of psychological complaints. Methods: All data came from the...
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Wiefferink, C.H. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), de Wijs, J. (author), Swagerman, M. (author), Campman, D. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
article 2006
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Paulussen, T.G.W. (author), Hoekstra, F. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), Buijs, G.B. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
This study examines the factors that influence parents' decisions to have their children vaccinated under the Dutch National Immunisation Programme. A computer questionnaire was sent to 500 parents in 1999 (the response rate was 98.2%). The intention to vaccinate was most strongly determined by attitudes. The belief that vaccination is safe and...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), Crone, M.R. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author)
Aim: To examine the association of excessive infant crying with maternal smoking during and after pregnancy, paternal smoking, and smoking by other people in the living environment of the infant. Methods: We collected data on infant crying and smoking in a Dutch national sample of 5845 infants aged 0-3 mo (response 62.8%). We defined excessive...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background. We examined the association of area deprivation with the occurrence of psychosocial problems among children aged 4-16 in a representative national sample of children based on standardised measures of parent-reported problems and diagnoses made by doctors and nurses working in child healthcare (child health professionals, CHPs)....
article 2005
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Lanting, C.I. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author)
Aim: The aim of the study was to describe infant feeding practices and associated factors, and to explore mothers' main reasons for starting and stopping breastfeeding. Methods: We performed a national inquiry into milk feeding practices among 9133 Dutch infants aged <7 mo by means of a questionnaire. Results: 78% of mothers initiated...
article 2005
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Objectives: To assess the degree to which preventive child health professionals (CHPs) identify and manage psychosocial problems among preschool children in the general population and to determine the association with parent-reported behavioral and emotional problems, sociodemographic factors, and mental health history of children. Design: The...
article 2004
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van Wijngaarden, S.J. (author), Bronkhorst, A.W. (author), Houtgast, T. (author), Steeneken, H.J.M. (author), TNO Technische Menskunde (author)
While the Speech Transmission Index ~STI! is widely applied for prediction of speech intelligibility in room acoustics and telecommunication engineering, it is unclear how to interpret STI values when non-native talkers or listeners are involved. Based on subjectively measured psychometric functions for sentence intelligibility in noise, for...
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Anthony, S. (author), Ouden, L.D. (author), Brand, R. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, P. (author), Gravenhorst, J.B. (author)
Objective: To evaluate changes in obstetrical and neonatal care for very preterm and extremely preterm infants between 1983 and 1995 in The Netherlands and to evaluate the effect of those changes. Study design: Data on all very preterm or VLBW infants from the linked national obstetrical and neonatal databases of 1995 (N=2066) were compared to...
article 2004
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Vogels, T. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Hollander-Gijsman, M.den (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background: An extended re-assessment of the psychometric properties of the LSPPK, an instrument aimed at identifying children with emotional and behavioural problems. Methods: Data came from a national sample in the Netherlands of parents of 1248 children (aged 5-6 years) interviewed by child health professionals (CHP). Data were obtained...
article 2003
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Hoogendoorn, W.E. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bouter, L.M. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
Aims: To compare the results of a traditional approach using standard regression for the analysis of data from a prospective cohort study with the results of generalised estimating equations (GEE) analysis. Methods: The research was part of a three year prospective cohort study on work related risk factors for low back pain. The study population...
article 2002
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