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Michaud, P.A. (author), Visser, A. (author), Vervoort, J.P.M. (author), Kocken, P. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Blair, M. (author), Rigby, M. (author), Weber, M. (author), Jansen, D. (author)
Background and objectives Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are of particular relevance given their potential short-term or long-term health consequences. This study evaluates recommendations and policies regarding access to care in this area in 31 European countries (European Union (EU) plus Iceland, Norway and...
article 2020
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Offerhaus, P. (author), Jans, S. (author), Hukkelhoven, C. (author), de Vries, R. (author), Nieuwenhuijze, M. (author)
Background: The maternity care system in the Netherlands is well known for its support of community-based midwifery. However, regular midwifery practices typically do not offer caseload midwifery care - one-to-one continuity of care throughout pregnancy and birth. Because we know very little about the outcomes for women receiving caseload care...
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Tielman, M.L. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Pagliari, C. (author), Rizzo, A. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
Background: Digital health interventions can fill gaps in mental healthcare provision. However, autonomous e-mental health (AEMH) systems also present challenges for effective risk management. To balance autonomy and safety, AEMH systems need to detect risk situations and act on these appropriately. One option is sending automatic alerts to...
article 2019
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de Lijster, G.P.A. (author), Kok, G. (author), Kocken, P.L. (author)
Background. The development of school-based programs for preventing adolescent sexual harassment often lacks an evidence-based approach and use of proper theories. Appropriate stakeholders are often not involved in the development process. To help improve this process, we used the Intervention Mapping framework to retrospectively evaluate the...
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van der Veer, C. (author), Hertzberger, R.Y. (author), Bruisten, S.M. (author), Tytgat, H.L.P. (author), Swanenburg, J. (author), de Kat Angelino-Bart, A. (author), Schuren, F. (author), Molenaar, D. (author), Reid, G. (author), de Vries, H. (author), Kort, R. (author)
Background: A vaginal microbiota dominated by lactobacilli (particularly Lactobacillus crispatus) is associated with vaginal health, whereas a vaginal microbiota not dominated by lactobacilli is considered dysbiotic. Here we investigated whether L. crispatus strains isolated from the vaginal tract of women with Lactobacillus-dominated vaginal...
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Havermans, B.M. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Brouwers, E.P.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objective: The objective was to evaluate the process and feasibility of a digital platform-based implementation strategy aimed at work stress prevention. Methods: The process evaluation was performed alongside a controlled trial within a health care organization, in the experimental group (N = 221). Mental models, context, and barriers and...
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Viester, L. (author), Verhagen, E.A.L.M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of an individually tailored intervention for improvement in lifestyle behavior, health indicators, and prevention and reduction of overweight among construction workers. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Setting: Various blue-collar departments of a large construction company in the Netherlands....
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Klein Velderman, M. (author), Pannebakker, F.D. (author), van Vliet, W. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author)
Objective: Parental divorce has strong impacts on children. Evidence-based programs to support young children after parental divorce are rare. The U.S.-developed Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP) is one of these. CODIP’s effectiveness outside the U.S. setting is to be further replicated. This study aimed at cultural adaptation of...
article 2018
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de Groot, J.F. (author), Damen, N. (author), de Loos, E. (author), Goorhuis, J. (author), Wagner, C. (author)
Background: Paediatric Early Warning Scores (PEWS) are increasingly being used for early identification and management of clinical deterioration in paediatric patients. A PEWS system includes scores, cut-off points and appropriate early intervention. In 2011, The Dutch Ministry of Health advised hospitals to implement a PEWS system in order to...
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Reijnen, A. (author), Geuze, E. (author), Eekhout, I. (author), Maihofer, A.X. (author), Nievergelt, C.M. (author), Baker, D.G. (author), Vermetten, E. (author)
In order to decrease the risk of developing stress-related disorders after military deployment, biological vulnerability factors should be identified. Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a peptide neurotransmitter that is associated with modulation of the stress response. Using the data of two longitudinal prospective cohort studies (N = 892 and N = 2427),...
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Zwaveling-Soonawala, N. (author), Trotsenburg, A.S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Context. In central hypothyroidism (CeH) free thyroxine (FT4) concentrations are low while TSH concentrations may be low, normal or even slightly elevated due to reduced bioactivity. Congenital CeH (CCeH) may be isolated or part of multiple pituitary hormone deficiency (MPHD). Objective. To test our hypotheses that (1) TSH concentrations have a...
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de Vet, H.C.W. (author), Mullender, M.G. (author), Eekhout, I. (author)
Objective: The concept of specific agreement (SA) has been proposed for dichotomous outcomes for two or more raters. We aim to extend this concept for variables with more than two ordinal or nominal categories and more than two raters. Study Design and Setting: We used two data sets: four plastic surgeons classifying photographs after breast...
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Smith, L.K. (author), Hindori-Mohangoo, A.D. (author), Delnord, M. (author), Durox, M. (author), Szamotulska, K. (author), Macfarlane, A. (author), Barros, H. (author), Gissler, M. (author), Blondel, B. (author), Zeitlin, J. (author)
Background. International comparisons of stillbirth allow assessment of variations in clinical practice to reduce mortality. Currently, such comparisons include only stillbirths from 28 or more completed weeks of gestational age, which underestimates the true burden of stillbirth. With increased registration of early stillbirths in high-income...
article 2018
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Mevissen, F.E.F. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Watzeels, A. (author), van Duin, G. (author), Meijer, S. (author), van Lieshout, S. (author), Kok, G. (author)
This paper describes the development of a Dutch online programme called Long Live Love+ focusing on positive, coercion-free relationships, contraception use, and the prevention of STIs, using the Intervention Mapping (IM) approach. All six steps of the approach were followed. Step 1 confirmed the need for a sexual health programme targeting...
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Liang, L. (author), Bernhardsson, S. (author), Vernooij, R.W.M. (author), Armstrong, M.J. (author), Bussières, A. (author), Brouwers, M.C. (author), Gagliardi, A.R. (author), Alhabib, S. (author), Fleuren, M. (author), Fortino, M. (author), Mazza, D. (author), O'Rourke, N. (author), Willson, M. (author)
Background: Guidelines support health care decision-making and high quality care and outcomes. However, their implementation is sub-optimal. Theory-informed, tailored implementation is associated with guideline use. Few guideline implementation studies published up to 1998 employed theory. This study aimed to describe if and how theory is now...
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Bezem, J. (author), Heinen, D. (author), Reis, R. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Numans, M.E. (author), Kocken, P.L. (author)
Background The organisation of health assessments by preventive health services focusing on children’s health and educational performance needs to be improved due to evolving health priorities such as mental health problems, reduced budgets and shortages of physicians and nurses. We studied the impact on the school professionals’ perception of...
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Bezem, J. (author), van der Ploeg, C. (author), Numans, M. (author), Buitendijk, S. (author), Kocken, P. (author), van der Akker, E. (author)
Background. Triage in Preventive Child Health Care (PCH) assessments could further the efficient use of human resources and budgets and therefore make extra care possible for children with specific needs. We assessed the costs of routine PCH assessments with and without triage for children aged 5/6 years and 10/11 years. In a triage approach,...
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Hermus, M.A.A. (author), Boesveld, I.C. (author), Hitzert, M. (author), Franx, A. (author), de Graaf, J.P. (author), Steegers, E.A.P. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author)
Background: During the last decade, a rapid increase of birth locations for low-risk births, other than conventional obstetric units, has been seen in the Netherlands. Internationally some of such locations are called birth centres. The varying international definitions for birth centres are not directly applicable for use within the Dutch...
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Boesveld, I.C. (author), Hermus, M.A.A. (author), de Graaf, H.J. (author), Hitzert, M. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), de Vries, R.G. (author), Franx, A. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author)
Background. Birth centres are described as settings where women with uncomplicated pregnancies can give birth in a home-like environment assisted by midwives and maternity care assistants. If complications arise or threaten, the woman is referred to a maternity unit of a hospital where an obstetrician will take over responsibility. In the last...
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Kruisdijk, F. (author), Deenik, J. (author), Yenback, D. (author), Tak, E.C. (author), van Harten, P. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Hendriksen, I. (author)
Sedentary behaviour and lack of physical activity threatens health. Research concerning these behaviours of inpatients with severe mental illness is limited but urgently needed to reveal prevalence and magnitude. In total, 184 inpatients (men n =108, women n =76, mean age 57,4, 20% first generation antipsychotics, 40% second generation...
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