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Boesveld, I.C. (author), Hermus, M.A.A. (author), van der Velden-Bollemaat, E.C. (author), Hitzert, M. (author), de Graaf, H.J. (author), Franx, A. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author)
Objective: to determine the usability of a recently developed set of 30 structure and process birth centre quality indicators. Design: an explorative study using mixed-methods including literature, a survey, interviews and observations. The study is part of the Dutch Birth Centre Study. We first determined the measurability of birth centre...
article 2018
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Boesveld, I.C. (author), Valentijn, P.P. (author), Hitzert, M. (author), Hermus, M.A.A. (author), Franx, A. (author), de Vries, R.G. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author), Bruijnzeels, M.A. (author)
Introduction: Integrated care is considered to be a means to reduce costs, improve the quality of care and generate better patient outcomes. At present, little is known about integrated care in maternity care systems. We developed questionnaires to examine integrated care in two different settings, using the taxonomy of the Rainbow Model of...
article 2017
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van der Valk, E.S. (author), Smans, L.C.C.J. (author), Hofstetter, H. (author), Stubbe, J.H. (author), de Vries, M. (author), Backx, F.J.G. (author), Hermus, A.R.M.M. (author), Zelissen, P.M.J. (author)
Background: Health-related quality of life in patients with Addison's disease has been assessed in various European countries, indicating a reduced quality of life. However, no studies have addressed the impact of Addison's disease on physical activity. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the quality of life in Dutch patients...
article 2016
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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...
article 2000
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Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van 't Veer, P. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), van 't Hof, M.A. (author), Brants, H.A.M. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Objectives: In studies on diet and cancer, diet assessment should address long-term intake. Therefore, the authors determined the 5-year reproducibility of a self-adminstered 150-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) used to assess dietary habits in the Netherlands Cohort Study on diet and cancer. Since the FFQ was repeated more than once, the...
article 1995
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Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), van 't Veer, P. (author), Brants, H.A.M. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), van Schoonhoven, J. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
For an evaluation of fat-soluble vitamin concentrations in adipose tissue as biomarkers of intake, estimates of usual intake of β-carotene, total vitamin A, and vitamin E (assessed by food frequency questionnaire) were compared with plasma and adipose tissue concentrations of β-carotene, retinol, and α-tocopherol, respectively. Data were...
article 1995
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Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), van 't Veer, P. (author), Dorant, E. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Instituut CIVO-Toxicologie en Voeding TNO (author)
The association between alcohol consumption and cancer of the colon and rectum was investigated in a prospective cohort study, conducted in the Netherlands from 1986 onwards among 120,852 men and women, aged 55 to 69 years. During 3.3 years of follow-up, 312 and 166 cases of colon and rectal cancer had accumulated, respectively. After exclusion...
article 1994
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van Poppel, G. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
β-carotene has been hypothesised to reduce lung cancer risk. We studied the effect of 14 weeks of β-carotene supplementation (20 mg d-1) on the frequency of micronuclei in sputum in 114 heavy smokers in a double-blind trial. Micronuclei reflect DNA damage in exfoliated cells and may thus provide a marker early-stage carcinogenesis. Pre-treatment...
article 1992
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van Faassen, A. (author), van 't Veer, P. (author), Bausch-Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Instituut CIVO-Toxicologie en Voeding TNO (author)
article 1992
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Lowik, M.R.H. (author), Schrijver, J. (author), Odink, J. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), Wedel, M. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In a nationwide survey the nutritional status was assessed of 539 apparently healthy, independently living elderly aged 65-79 years. Anthropometric data showed no energy deficits. The prevalence of anemia was 4 and 1% among men and women, respectively. Many elderly showed a low level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in plasma (< 31 nmol/L: men 35%; women...
article 1990
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Pikaar, N.A. (author), Wedel, M. (author), van der Beek, E.J. (author), van Dokkum, W. (author), Kempen, H.J.M. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Ockhuizen, T. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
To investigate the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on blood constituents related to cardiovascular disease, 12 male volunteers consumed (instead of their usual alcoholic drinks) four different standardized amounts of red wine in addition to their habitual diet. Each dose was given to the subjects during a period of 5 weeks in a randomized...
article 1987
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van Dokkum, W. (author), Wesstra, A. (author), Luyken, R. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Instituut CIVO-Toxicologie en voeding TNO (author)
Twelve young men were given for periods of 20 d, each of three mixed diets, namely a low-protein (LP) diet (9% total energy as protein, 67% of animal origin), a high-animal-protein (HA) diet (16% total energy as protein, 67% of animal origin) and a high-vegetable-protein (HV) diet (16% total energy as protein, 67% of vegetable origin). Retention...
article 1986
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van Dokkum, W. (author), de Boer, B.C.J. (author), van Faassen, A. (author), Pikaar, N.A. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Instituut CIVO-Toxicologie en voeding TNO (author)
We suggest that a lower faecal pH may be correlated with a lower mortality of large-bowel cancer and that faecal pH should always be considered in epidemiological studies on the role of diet in colon carcinogenesis.
article 1983
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von Lossonczy, T.O. (author), Ruiter, A. (author), Bronsgeest-Schoute, H.C. (author), van Gent, C.M. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author)
A cross-over study was done with 19 male and 23 female volunteers living in a monastery and a convent, respectively. The effect of a fat fish (mackerel) diet on the blood serum lipid composition was studied. As the normal diet of these volunteers was of the lacto-ovo-vegetarian type, a control diet in which the fish was replaced by full-fat...
article 1978
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