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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background. In general, poor health and lifestyles occur more frequently among individuals of low socioeconomic status (SES) and in deprived areas. An explanation for the latter may simply be the on average lower SES of residents of these areas. It is possible, however, that living in a deprived area contributes to poor health and lifestyles....
article 1998
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective - Difference in health, lifestyles, and use of health care between groups of varying ethnic origin can have important implications for preventive and curative health care. This paper studies whether socioeconomic factors explain ethnic differences in these outcomes. Design - Data on health status, lifestyles, and use of health care...
article 1998
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Schene, A.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. Major mental disorders occur more frequently in deprived urban areas. This study examines whether this occurs for all mental disorders, including less serious ones. It further assesses whether such a concentration can be explained by the socioeconomic status (SES) of the residents concerned or that a cumulation of problems in deprived...
article 1998
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Verheij, R.A. (author), de Bakker, D.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
article 1999
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Stronks, K. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background. Surveys among the general population are an important method for collecting epidemiological data on health and utilization of health care in that population. Selective non-response may affect the validity of these data. This study examines the impact of response bias on estimates of health care utilization and on risk estimates for...
article 1999
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author)
Surveys are often used to obtain data on ethnic differences in health care utilization. This study examines the cross-cultural validity of such data. Survey data were linked to an insurance register, for 3054 residents of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Concordance was estimated using Cohen's kappa statistics (agreement adjusted for chance agreement...
article 2000
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Verheij, R.A. (author), de Bakker, D.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective - Many studies show the average health status in deprived areas to be poorer and the use of health care to be higher, but there is hardly any information on the impact of the geographical classification on the size of these differences. This study examines the impact of the geographical classification on the clustering of poor health...
article 2000
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Stronks, K. (author)
Background. Socioeconomic differences in health and in use of health care are well known. Most data on socioeconomic differences in health care utilization are based on retrospective self-report in community surveys, but the evidence on the validity of self-reported utilization of health care across socioeconomic groups is limited. The aim of...
article 2001
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Brugman, E. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
Objectives: To assess the degree to which physicians and nurses working in preventive child health care (child health professionals [CHPs]) identify and manage psychosocial problems in children, and to determine its association with parent-reported behavioral and emotional problems, sociodemographic factors, and general and mental health history...
article 2001
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Crone, M.R. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Burgmeijer, R.J.F. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author)
Background. The aim of this study was to assess the factors that influence smoking in the presence of the infant by mothers, partners, other family members, and friends. Methods. An observational study using questionnaires was performed with smoking and nonsmoking parents of babies between 1 and 14 months old attending Dutch well-baby clinics...
article 2001
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Many studies have shown that poor health status and harmful heolth behaviour occur more frequently in deprived neighbourhoods. Most studies show modest associations between area level socioeconomic factors, the neighbourhood context, and health outcomes. However, estimates for the contextuol effects vary. It is unclear if this...
article 2002
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Harland, P. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author)
Abstract The aim of this study was to identify groups of children at increased risk of behavioural or emotional problems on the basis of socio-demographic characteristics, family characteristics, and recent life events with a focus on unemployment and divorce or separation. We obtained data on the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) from a community...
article 2002
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Crone, M.R. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background: Disasters greatly affect the mental health of children and adolescents, but quantification of such effects is difficult. Using prospective predisaster and postdisaster data for affected and control populations, we aimed to assess the effects of a severe disaster on the mental health and substance use of adolescents. Methods: In...
article 2003
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Crone, M.R. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Willemsen, M.C. (author), van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), Spruijt, R.D. (author), Hira Sing, R.A. (author)
Objective: To assess the effect of an antismoking intervention focusing on adolescents in lower education. Students with lower education smoke more often and perceive more positive norms, and social pressure to smoke, than higher educated students. An intervention based on peer group pressure and social influence may therefore be useful to...
article 2003
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Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), HiraSing, R.A. (author)
As part of government policy, the 'Youth healthcare' prevention programme is offered free of charge to all children aged 0 to 19 years who are resident in the Netherlands. It consists of a programme of primary prevention (including vaccinations, information and advice) and secondary prevention (screening, surveillance, early diagnosis) and...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Crone, M.R. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Objective. To examine the effects of a catastrophe on the mental health of adolescents using prospective data from before and after the catastrophe. Design. Prospective, comparative. Method. The Volendam café fire wounded about 250 adolescents, of whom 14 died. In September and October 1999, 15 months before the catastrophe, all grade 2 pupils...
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Vogels, T. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), den Hollander-Gijsman, M. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background: An extended re-assessment of the psychometric properties of the LSPPK, an instrument aimed at identifying children with emotional and behavioural problems. Methods: Data came from a national sample in the Netherlands of parents of 1248 children (aged 5-6 years) interviewed by child health professionals (CHP). Data were obtained...
article 2003
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Crone, M.R. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Willemsen, M.C. (author), Sing, R.A.H. (author)
Background: Passive smoking is harmful to young children. A protocol has been developed to allow health care workers to communicate with parents about preventing passive smoking. The main message was to refrain from smoking in the presence of the child. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of this education programme. Method: The...
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Westhoff, M.H. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author)
Objectives: Older immigrants from non-industrialised countries are a growing group, they have comparatively many health problems and are often hard to reach through health promotion and other preventive services. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a short health education and physical exercise programme on the health and the...
article 2003
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Vogels, A.G.C. (author), Brugman, E. (author), van Ede, J. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background: Psychosocial problems, such as behavioural, emotional, and educational problems, are highly prevalent among children and adolescents. Early treatment may reduce these problems, if accurately identified. Validated questionnaires may support identification. The aim of this study is to assess the psychometric qualities of such a...
article 2003
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