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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...
article 2019
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van den Broek, T.J. (author), Bakker, G.C.M. (author), Rubingh, C.M. (author), Bijlsma, S. (author), Stroeve, J.H.M. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), van Erk, M.J. (author), Wopereis, S. (author)
Background: A key feature of metabolic health is the ability to adapt upon dietary perturbations. A systemic review defined an optimal nutritional challenge test, the "PhenFlex test" (PFT). Recently, it has been shown that the PFT enables the quantification of all relevant metabolic processes involved in maintaining or regaining homeostasis of...
article 2017
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Schönbeck, Y. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), van Buuren, S. (author)
Objectives To study trends in height of Turkish and Moroccan immigrant children living in The Netherlands, to investigate the association between height and background characteristics in these children, and to calculate height-for-age-references data for these groups. Design Nationwide cross-sectional data collection from children aged 0 to 18...
article 2015
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Hayes, D.J. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), ter Kuile, F.O. (author), Stasinopoulos, D.M. (author), Rigby, R.A. (author), Terlouw, D.J. (author)
Methods: A weight-for-age database was constructed from pre-existing population-based anthropometric data obtained from household surveys and research groups. It contained data collected between 1995 and 2012 on 1 263 119 individuals (909 368 female, 353 751 male) older than 14 days and younger than 50 years in 64 malaria-endemic countries....
article 2015
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Groothuis-Oudshoorn, C.G.M. (author), Chorus, A.M.J. (author), Verrips, G.H.W. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author)
BACKGROUND: The London Handicap Scale (LHS) was found to be a valid and reliable scale for measuring participation restrictions in adults. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the development and assesses the construct-related validity of a Dutch version of the London Handicap Scale (DLHS). METHODS: The DLHS was tested in 798 adults (mean age: 50.7...
article 2015
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Hendriksen, M.A.H. (author), Verkaik-Kloosterman, J. (author), Noort, M.W. (author), van Raaij, J.M.A. (author)
Background/objectives: Sodium intake in the Netherlands is substantially above the recommended intake of 2400 mg/day. This study aimed to estimate the effect of two sodium reduction strategies, that is, modification of the composition of industrially processed foods toward the technologically feasible minimum level or alteration of consumers’...
article 2015
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Genkinger, J.M. (author), Wang, M. (author), Li, R. (author), Albanes, D. (author), Anderson, K.E. (author), Bernstein, L. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), English, D.R. (author), Freudenheim, J.L. (author), Fuchs, C.S. (author), Gapstur, S.M. (author), Giles, G.G. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Håkansson, N. (author), Horn-Ross, P.L. (author), Koushik, A. (author), Marshal, J.R. (author), McCullough, M.L. (author), Miller, A.B. (author), Robien, K. (author), Rohan, T.E. (author), Schairer, C. (author), Silverman, D.T. (author), Stolzenberg-Solomon, R.Z. (author), Virtamo, J. (author), Willett, W.C. (author), Wolk, A. (author), Ziegler, R.G. (author), Smith-Warner, S.A. (author)
Pancreatic cancer has few early symptoms, is usually diagnosed at late stages, and has a high case-fatality rate. Identifying modifiable risk factors is crucial to reducing pancreatic cancer morbidity and mortality. Prior studies have suggested that specific foods and nutrients, such as dairy products and constituents, may play a role in...
article 2014
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Koopmans, L. (author), Bernaards, C.M. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
OBJECTIVE:: To examine the construct validity of the Individual Work Performance Questionnaire (IWPQ). METHODS:: A total of 1424 Dutch workers from three occupational sectors (blue, pink, and white collar) participated in the study. First, IWPQ scores were correlated with related constructs (convergent validity). Second, differences between...
article 2014
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Diepeveen, F.B. (author), de Kroon, M.L. (author), Dusseldorp, E. (author), Snik, A.F. (author)
The purpose of this study was to assess the relation of perinatal risk factors with later development of specific language impairment (SLI). METHOD: In a case-control study, 179 children attending special needs schools for SLI were matched with non-affected children attending mainstream schools. Both groups consisted of 134 males and 45 females ...
article 2013
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Breuning-Boers, J.M. (author), Heerdink, M. (author), Kamphuis, M. (author), van Gameren-Oosterom, H. (author), Lanting, C. (author)
The objective of the evidence-based guidelines 'Asthma in children (ages 0-19)' for youth healthcare (CHC) is the prevention and reduction of asthma symptoms. The guidelines contain a lot of recommendations that apply to all disciplines in healthcare that deal with children. Primary prevention (preventing asthma): the main proven effective...
article 2012
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Deurloo, J.A. (author), van Gameren-Oosterom, H.B.M. (author), Kamphuis, M. (author)
There is a high incidence of skin disorders; these are also frequently encountered within Youth Healthcare (YHC). Some skin disorders are caused by an underlying disease, syndrome or child abuse. Therefore, detection of these causes in an early stage is important. Skin disorders can have a huge psychosocial impact on both child and parents. This...
article 2012
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Schönbeck, Y. (author), Talma, H. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Bakker, B. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), HiraSing, R.A. (author), van Buuren, S. (author)
To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Dutch children and adolescents, to examine the 30-years trend, and to create new body mass index reference charts. Design: Nationwide cross-sectional data collection by trained health care professionals. Participants: 10,129 children of Dutch origin aged 0-21 years. Main Outcome Measures:...
article 2011
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Koppes, L.L.J. (author), Boon, N. (author), Nooyens, A.C.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Saris, W.H.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The distribution of the four macronutrients is associated with energy intake and body fatness according to short-term interventions. The present study involves macronutrient distribution in relation to energy intake and body fatness over a period of 23 years in individuals who have ad libitum access to food. Eight follow-up measurements have...
article 2009
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Grote, F.K. (author), Oostdijk, W. (author), de Muinck Keizer-Schrama, S.M.P.F. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Dekker, F.W. (author), Ketel, A.G. (author), Moll, H.A. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: As abnormal growth might be the first manifestation of undetected diseases, it is important to have accurate referral criteria and a proper diagnostic work-up. In the present paper we evaluate the diagnostic work-up in secondary health care according to existing consensus guidelines and study the frequency of underlying medical...
article 2008
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), de Zoete, E.C. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a decreased risk of type II diabetes. This study investigates the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on adipokines and insulin sensitivity. Subjects: Twenty healthy, lean (body mass index (BMI) 18.5-25 kg/m2; n=11) or overweight (BMI>27 kg/m2; n=9) men (18-25 years). Methods: Three...
article 2008
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Draisma, H.H.M. (author), Reijmers, T.H. (author), Bobeldijk - Pastorova, I. (author), Meulman, J.J. (author), van Estourgie - Burk, G.F. (author), Bartels, M. (author), Ramaker, R. (author), van der Greef, J. (author), Boomsma, D.I. (author), Hankemeier, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Differences in genetic background and/or environmental exposure among individuals are expected to give rise to differences in measurable characteristics, or phenotypes. Consequently, genetic resemblance and similarities in environment should manifest as similarities in phenotypes. The metabolome reflects many of the system properties, and is...
article 2008
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Hosli, E. (author), Detmar, S. (author), Raat, H. (author), Bruil, J. (author), Vogels, T. (author), Verrips, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ)-87-item child and adolescent self-report (CF87) is an increasingly used health-related quality-of-life instrument for measuring the self-perceived physical and psychosocial well-being of children aged 10 years and older. The aims of this study were to evaluate structure, reliability and validity of the Dutch...
article 2007
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Wiefferink, C.H. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Younger children in a school class have higher rates of mental health problems if admission to primary school occurs once a year. This study examines whether this relative age effect also occurs if children are admitted to school continuously throughout the year. Methods: We assessed mental health problems based on parent-reports ...
article 2006
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Wiefferink, C.H. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Younger children in a school class have higher rates of mental health problems if admission to primary school occurs once a year. This study examines whether this relative age effect also occurs if children are admitted to school continuously throughout the year. Methods: We assessed mental health problems based on parent-reports ...
article 2006
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Martens, M. (author), van Assema, P. (author), Paulussen, T. (author), Schaalma, H. (author), Brug, J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The aim of this study was to examine the fidelity and completeness of the implementation of a school-based healthful diet promotion programme called 'Krachtvoer' (we use the Dutch title of the programme throughout this article. A possible translation is Power Food, but this does not reflect the play on words in the Dutch title), aimed at lower...
article 2006
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