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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...
article 2020
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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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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....
article 2018
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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...
article 2018
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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,...
article 2017
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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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Havermans, B.M. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Brouwers, E.P.M. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
BACKGROUND: Health care workers are exposed to psychosocial work factors. Autonomy and social support are psychosocial work factors that are related to stress, and are argued to largely result from the psychosocial safety climate within organisations. This study aimed to assess to what extent the relation between psychosocial safety climate and...
article 2017
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Bezem, J. (author), Kocken, P. (author), Kamphuis, M. (author), Theunissen, M.H.C. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Numans, M.E. (author)
Objectives A novel triage approach to routine assessments was introduced to improve the efficiency of Preventive Child Healthcare (PCH): PCH assistants carried out pre-assessments of all children and sent the children with suspected health problems to follow-up assessments conducted by a physician or nurse. This two-step approach differed from...
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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Perdok, H. (author), Jans, S. (author), Verhoeven, C. (author), Henneman, L. (author), Wiegers, T. (author), Mol, B.W. (author), Schellevis, F. (author), de Jonge, A. (author)
Background This study aims to give insight into the opinions of maternity care professionals and other stakeholders on the integration of midwife-led care and obstetrician-led care and on the facilitating and inhibiting factors for integrating maternity care. Methods Qualitative study using interviews and focus groups from November 2012 to...
article 2016
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Gijzen, S. (author), L' Hoir, M.P. (author), Boere-Boonekamp, M.M. (author), Need, A. (author)
Background A child’s death is an enormous tragedy for both the parents and other family members. Support for the parents can be important in helping them to cope with the loss of their child. In the Netherlands little is known about parents’ experiences of the support they receive after the death of their child. The purpose of this study is to...
article 2016
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Kocken, P.L. (author), Scholten, A.M. (author), Westhoff, E. (author), Kok, B.P.H. (author), Taal, E.M. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author)
The effectiveness of the “Extra Fit!” (EF!) education program in promoting healthy diet and physical activity to prevent and reduce overweightness among primary school children aged 9 to 11 was evaluated. A randomized controlled design was carried out in 45 primary schools (n = 1112) in the Netherlands, 23 intervention and 22 control schools....
article 2016
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Maasland, D.H.E. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Kremer, B. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author)
There is limited prospective data on the relationship between consumption of vegetables and fruits and the risk of head-neck cancer (HNC) subtypes [i.e., oral cavity cancer (OCC), oro-/hypopharyngeal cancer (OHPC) and laryngeal cancer (LC)]. Therefore, we investigated these associations within the Netherlands Cohort Study, in which 120,852...
article 2015
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Schmidt, S.C. (author), Sleddens, E.F.C. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), Gubbels, J. (author), Thijs, C. (author)
Changes in the neighborhood environment may explain part of the rapid increase in childhood overweight and obesity during the last decades. To date few theory-driven rather than data-driven studies have explored longitudinal associations between multiple neighborhood characteristics and child body weight development. We aimed to assess the...
article 2015
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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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Gerards, S.M.P.L. (author), Dagnelie, P.C. (author), Gubbels, J.S. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Hamers, F.J.M. (author), Jansen, M.W.J. (author), van der Goot, O.H.M. (author), de Vries, N.K. (author), Sanders, M.R. (author), Kremers, S.P.J. (author)
Introduction Lifestyle Triple P is a general parenting intervention which focuses on preventing further excessive weight gain in overweight and obese children. The objective of the current study was to assess the effectiveness of the Lifestyle Triple P intervention in the Netherlands. Method We used a parallel randomized controlled design to...
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