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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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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...
article 2017
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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...
article 2017
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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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Boesveld, I.C. (author), Bruijnzeels, M.A. (author), Hitzert, M. (author), Hermus, M.A.A. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), van den Akker-van Marle, M.E. (author), Steegers, E.A.P. (author), Franx, A. (author), de Vries, R.G. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author)
Background: The goal of integrated care is to offer a continuum of care that crosses the boundaries of public health, primary, secondary, and tertiary care. Integrated care is increasingly promoted for people with complex needs and has also recently been promoted in maternity care systems to improve the quality of care. Especially when located...
article 2017
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Hitzert, M. (author), Hermus, M.M. (author), Boesveld, I.I. (author), Franx, A. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.K. (author), Steegers, E.E. (author), van den Akker-van Marle, E.M. (author)
Objectives To estimate the cost-effectiveness of a planned birth in a birth centre compared with alternative planned places of birth for low-risk women. In addition, a distinction has been made between different types of locations and integration profiles of birth centres. Design Economic evaluation based on a prospective cohort study. Setting...
article 2017
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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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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 't Veer, P. (author), van Leer, E.M. (author), Rietdijk, A. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Schouten, E.G. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Instituut CIVO-Toxicologie en Voeding TNO (author)
Combinations of dietary factors were studied in relation to breast-cancer occurrence among 133 breast cancer cases and 289 population controls in The Netherlands. Dietary factors were classified according to their possible mechanism of action, i.e., relating either to the intestinal microflora (total fat, fiber, fermented milk products) or to...
article 1991
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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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van 't Veer, P. (author), van der Wielen, R.P.J. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The association between breast cancer and selenium, measured in the diet, plasma, erythrocytes, and toenails, was investigated in a case-control study in the Netherlands during 1985-1987. Dietary selenium intake was assessed by a structured dietary history technique among 133 breast cancer cases and 238 population controls. Absolute and energy...
article 1990
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van 't Veer, P. (author), Dekker, J.M. (author), Lamers, J.W.J. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Schouten, E.G. (author), Brants, H.A.M. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
In a case-control study in The Netherlands, we observed a significantly lower consumption of fermented milk products (predominantly yogurt and buttermilk) among 133 incident breast cancer cases as compared to 289 population controls (mean ± SD among users only, 116 ± 100 versus 157 ± 144 g/day; P<0.01). The age-adjusted odds ratio of daily...
article 1989
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