Searched for: subject:"Observer%5C+Variation"
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Kerstholt, J.H. (author), Paashuis, R. (author), Sjerps, M. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
As trace evidence is becoming more and more important in legal cases it has to be ascertained that accurate judgments are made. In the present study we investigated how expectations and complexity affect shoe print examinations and to what extent differences exist between beginners and experienced examiners. Twelve examiners assessed similarity...
article 2007
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Bos, J.E. (author), Damala, D. (author), Lewis, C. (author), Ganguly, A. (author), Turan, O. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
This paper explains part of the observed variability in passenger illness ratings aboard ships by gender, age and sickness history. Within the framework of a European project, 2840 questionnaires, gathered on several ships operating all over Europe, were analysed. Gender, age and sickness history all had a highly significant effect on...
article 2007
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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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de Vreede, P. (author), Samson, M.M. (author), van Meeteren, N. (author), Duursma, S.A. (author), Verhaar, H.J. (author)
Background and aims: The Assessment of Daily Activity Performance (ADAP) test was developed, and modeled after the Continuous-scale Physical Functional Performance (CS-PFP) test, to provide a quantitative assessment of older adults' physical functional performance. The aim of this study was to determine the intra-examiner reliability and...
article 2006
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van Wendel de Joode, B. (author), van Hemmen, J.J. (author), Meijster, T. (author), Major, V. (author), London, L. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Valid and reliable semi-quantitative dermal exposure assessment methods for epidemiological research and for occupational hygiene practice, applicable for different chemical agents, are practically nonexistent. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of a recently developed semi-quantitative dermal exposure assessment method (DREAM)...
article 2005
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van der Werf, M.J. (author), Jellema, R.H. (author), Hankemeier, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Microbial production strains are currently improved using a combination of random and targeted approaches. In the case of a targeted approach, potential bottlenecks, feed-back inhibition, and side-routes are removed, and other processes of interest are targeted by overexpressing or knocking-out the gene(s) of interest. To date, the selection of...
article 2005
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van Wendel de Joode, B. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author), van Hemmen, J.J. (author), Fransman, W. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The authors recently developed a Dermal Exposure Assessment Method (DREAM), an observational semiquantitative method to assess dermal exposures by systematically evaluating exposure determinants using pre-assigned default values. Aim: To explore the accuracy of the DREAM method by comparing its estimates with quantitative dermal...
article 2005
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Germolec, D.R. (author), Nyska, A. (author), Kashon, M. (author), Kuper, C.F. (author), Portier, C. (author), Kommineni, C. (author), Johnson, K.A. (author), Luster, M.I. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
There has been considerable interest in the use of expanded histopathology as a primary screen for immunotoxicity assessment. To determine the utility of a semiquantitative histopathology approach for examining specific structural and architectural changes in lymphoid tissues, a validation effort was initiated. This study addresses the...
article 2004
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van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), Mattiazzo, G.F. (author), El Mokadem, N. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
article 2002
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Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Stuifbergen, M.C. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Bonsel, G.J. (author), Gemke, R.J.B.J. (author), Paneth, N. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate interrater and intermodality agreement in assessing health status using the Health Utilities Index. A random sample from a Dutch cohort of 14-year-old Very Low Birth Weight children and their parents were invited to participate in a face-to-face (n = 150) or telephone (n = 150) interview. All 300...
article 2001
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Kalsbeek, H. (author), Truin, G.J. (author), Poorterman, J.H.G. (author), van Rossum, G.M.J.M. (author), van Rijkom, H.M. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author)
In 1995, a dental survey, similar to one carried out in 1983, was performed among persons aged 25-54 in the city of 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. Objective: To describe trends in adults periodontal health between 1983 and 1995. Methods: The participants were interviewed at home and clinically examined in a dental van. Results: Average...
article 2000
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Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Vogels, A.G.C. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Paneth, N. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the agreement between children and proxies as well as the agreement between methods of administration in assessing Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) using the TNO AZL Children's Quality Of Life (TACQOL) questionnaire. A random sample from a Dutch cohort of 14-year-old very low birth weight children and...
article 2000
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Kromhout, H. (author), Hoek, F. (author), Uitterhoeve, R. (author), Huijbers, R. (author), Overmars, R.F. (author), Anzion, R. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author)
Dermal exposure to anti-neoplastic drugs has been suggested as a potentially important route of exposure of hospital workers. Three small-scale workplace surveys were carried out in several hospitals focusing on contamination by leakage from IV infusion systems; contamination by spilled urine of patients treated with anti-neoplastic drugs and...
article 2000
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Teirlinck, C.J.P.M. (author), Bezemer, R.A. (author), Kollmann, C. (author), Lubbers, J. (author), Hoskins, P.R. (author), Fish, P. (author), Fredfeldt, K.-E. (author), Schaarschmidt, U.G. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Doppler test objects are used to characterise Doppler systems, both stand-alone systems and the Doppler part of so-called duplex scanners. The aim of the project partially presented here is the development and validation of an example of a Doppler test object fulfilling the requirements of the IEC 1685. The project has been carried out by nine...
article 1998
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Visser, M.J.T. (author), van Lennep, A.C.D. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), van der Keur, M. (author), Hermans, J. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
For in vitro evaluation of functional properties of endothelial cells seeded on synthetic vascular prostheses accurate and reproducible quantification of cells is mandatory. Comparison of these properties with those resulting from other studies requires correlation of the functional parameters to reliably counted cell numbers. The accuracy of...
article 1996
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Eekhof, J.A.H. (author), de Bock, G.H. (author), de Laat, J.A.P.M. (author), Dap, R. (author), Schaapveld, K. (author), Springer, M.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Hearling loss is an important health problem in the elderly which sometimes leads to social isolation. In a study with 62 patients, the diagnostic value of four simple tests for screening for hearing loss in general practice was examined. When paying attention to the loudness of the whispering, the whispered voice test can be a valuable test for...
article 1996
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Verrips, G.H. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author), Eijkman, M.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The aim of this study was to assess differences in dental health between socioeconomic and ethnic groups in a cohort of 5-yr-old children born in 1982 and in a cohort of 11-yr-old children born in 1976. A further aim was to evaluate the putative role of dental behaviors as intervening factors between ethnicity and maternal education on the one...
article 1993
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de Kort, W.L.A.M. (author), Post Uiterweer, H.W. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), Medisch Biologisch Laboratorium TNO (author)
Five experienced occupational physicians independently reviewed the uniformly structured, concise records of 180 applicants who had applied for a job in one of three categories. All had undergone a pre-employment medical examination by the Governmental Occupational Health and Safety Service. Agreement was assessed by calculating the percentage...
article 1992
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Verrips, G.H. (author), Frencken, J.E. (author), Kalsbeek, H. (author), ter Horst, G. (author), Filedt Kok-Weimar, T.L. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The aim of this study was threefold: first, to assess the oral health of Turkish, Moroccan, Surinamese, Dutch and "other" 5-yr-old children living in Amsterdam; second, to identify risk indicators for caries, in addition to ethnicity; and third, to identify potential risk factors related to differences in caries experience in these children....
article 1992
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