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Vogel, I. (author), Brug, J. (author), Hosli, E.J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To explore adolescents' behaviors and opinions about exposure to loud music from MP3 players. Study design: We conducted a qualitative analysis of focus-group discussions with adolescents aged 12 to 18 years from 2 large secondary schools (1 urban and 1 rural) for pre-vocational and pre-university education. The semi-structured...
article 2008
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Verheijden, M.W. (author), Jans, M.P. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: In recent years, many tailored lifestyle counseling programs have become available through the Internet. Previous research into such programs has shown selective enrollment of relatively healthy people. However, because of the known dose-response relationship between the intensity and frequency of counseling and the behavior change...
article 2007
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van den Hurk, K. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), HiraSing, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children living in the Netherlands and compare the findings with the Third and Fourth National Growth Studies carried out in 1980 and 1997, respectively. Design and methods: Data were obtained from the child health care system. International cut-off points for body mass index (BMI)...
article 2007
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Molkenboer, J.F.M. (author), Vencken, P.M.L.H. (author), Sonnemans, L.G.J. (author), Roumen, F.J.M.E. (author), Smits, F. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Nijhuis, J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective. To compare the difference in neonatal mortality and morbidity between breech and cephalic presentations at term. Methods. This was a retrospective matched cohort study in two centers between July 1998 and April 2000, including all breech deliveries between 37+0 and 41+6 weeks, except cases with multiple gestations and antepartum...
article 2007
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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...
article 2007
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van den Elzen, A.P. (author), Sierksma, A. (author), Oren, A. (author), Vos, L.E. (author), Witteman, J.C. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Hendriks, H.F. (author), Uiterwaal, C.S. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Moderate alcohol consumption has been shown to protect against cardiovascular disease. Aortic stiffness can be regarded as a marker of cardiovascular disease risk. Previously we have shown an inverse to J-shaped association between alcohol intake and aortic stiffness in middle-aged and elderly men and postmenopausal women. Objective:...
article 2005
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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Heinrich, J. (author), Jans, M.P. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. Little is known of the preventive effects of physical activity in leisure time on neck and upper limb symptoms. Methods. A cohort of 1742 employees was selected from a prospective cohort study with a follow-up period of 3 years. Independent variables were sporting activities and physically active commuting. Outcome measures were neck...
article 2005
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Perenboom, R.J.M. (author), van Herten, L.M. (author), Boshuizen, H.C. (author), van den Bos, G.A.M. (author)
Objective. Life expectancy without chronic morbidity, or morbidity-free life expectancy (MFLE), was calculated to measure changes in population health status between 1989 and 2000 on the basis of gender and socioeconomic status. Methods. Sullivan's method was used to calculate morbidity-free life expectancy. Prevalence rates for chronic...
article 2005
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Mommers, M. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
BACKGROUND. To the authors' knowledge, only a few prospective studies to date have investigated the correlation between vegetable and fruit consumption and the risk of ovarian carcinoma and their results have been inconclusive. METHODS. Vegetable and fruit intake was assessed in relation to ovarian carcinoma, among 62,573 postmenopausal women...
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Dekkers, J.C. (author), Podolsky, R.H. (author), Treiber, F.A. (author), Barbeau, P. (author), Gutin, B. (author), Snieder, H. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
Background: Obesity is associated with multiple health problems, often originating in childhood. Objective: The objective was to investigate differences in the development of adiposity from childhood to adulthood as related to race, sex, and socioeconomic status (SES). Design: Individual growth curve modeling for waist circumference, body mass...
article 2004
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Raat, H. (author), Bonsel, G.J. (author), Hoogeveen, W.C. (author), Essink-Bot, M.L. (author), Gemke, R.J.B.J. (author), Krabbe, P.F.M. (author), Moll, H.A. (author), Suijlekom van-Smit, L.W.A. (author), Verrips, E. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
To establish the generalizability (external validity) of the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) as a single-summary score generic outcome measure in numerous countries/subgroups (including children), repeated studies of community preferences should be performed in various settings. In performing multiple HUI3 studies, a mailed questionnaire...
article 2004
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Hoek, A.C. (author), Luning, P.A. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), de Graaf, C. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
The aim was to investigate socio-demographic characteristics, and attitudes to food and health of vegetarians, non-vegetarian consumers of meat substitutes, and meat consumers in the Netherlands. The sample used for this study (participants ≥18 years) was taken from the Dutch National Food Consumption Survey, 1997/1998. Vegetarians (n=63) and...
article 2004
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Zeegers, M.P.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Objective: In a prospective cohort study among 120,852 adult subjects the authors investigated the associations between cigarette, cigar, pipe, environmental tobacco smoking (ETS), and bladder cancer. Methods: In 1986 all subjects completed a questionnaire on cancer risk factors. Follow-up for incident bladder cancer was established by linkage...
article 2002
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Voorrips, L.E. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Verhoeven, D.T.H. (author), van Poppel, G.A.F.C. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO TNO Voeding (author)
Objective: The purpose was to study the association between vegetable and fruit consumption and lung cancer incidence using 1074 cases after 6.3 years of follow-up in the Netherlands Cohort Study. Methods: Dietary intake was assessed using a 150-item food-frequency questionnaire. Multivariate models were used including age, sex, family history...
article 2000
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Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Voorrips, L.E. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
article 2000
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Spee-Van Der Wekke, J. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Meulmeester, J.F. (author), Radder, J.J. (author)
Purpose: To assess the prevalence of self-reported physical disabilities in school children, through the Child Health Monitoring System. Methods: In 1992/1993, data were obtained in mainstream education (n = 5484), and in 1994/1995 in special education (n = 2622). The data were weighted to calculate estimates representative of the Dutch...
article 2000
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Voorrips, L.E. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van Poppel, G. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The relation between vegetable and fruit consumption and colorectal cancer risk was comprehensively assessed in the Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer using a validated 150-item food frequency questionnaire. After 6.3 years of follow-up (1986-1992), over 1,000 incident cases of colorectal cancer were registered. Using case-cohort...
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Sijbrands, E.J.G. (author), Westendorp, R.G.J. (author), Paola Lombardi, M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), Kastelein, J.J.P. (author), Smelt, A.H.M. (author)
Life expectancy of patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia is decreased. Some untreated patients reach a normal life span and, therefore, additional risk factors and the type of mutation in the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene are likely to influence the clinical outcome. We determined all cause mortality in kindreds with the...
article 2000
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TNO Biomedical Instrumentation (author), van Popele, N.M. (author), Bos, W.J.W. (author), de Beer, N.A.M. (author), van der Kuip, D.A.M. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Witteman, J.C.M. (author)
Oscillometric blood pressure devices tend to overestimate systolic blood pressure and underestimate diastolic blood pressure compared with sphygmomanometers. Recent studies indicate that discrepancies in performance between these devices may differ between healthy and diabetic subjects. Arterial stiffness in diabetics could be the underlying...
article 2000
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background. In general, poor health and lifestyles occur more frequently among individuals of low socioeconomic status (SES) and in deprived areas. An explanation for the latter may simply be the on average lower SES of residents of these areas. It is possible, however, that living in a deprived area contributes to poor health and lifestyles....
article 1998
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