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Jonkers, M. (author), Richters, A. (author), Zwart, J. (author), Öry, F. (author), van Roosmalen, J. (author)
This 2006 study investigated ethnicity-related factors contributing to sub-standard maternity care and the effects on severe maternal morbidity among immigrant women in the Netherlands. In-depth interviews were carried out with 40 immigrant and 10 native Dutch women. The immigrant women reported that health care providers often paid insufficient...
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Teune, M.J. (author), van Wassenaer, A.G. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Mol, B.W.J. (author), Opmeer, B.C. (author)
Objective: Many obstetric interventions are performed to improve long-term neonatal outcome. However, long-term neonatal outcome is usually not a primary outcome because it is time-consuming and expensive. The aim of this project was to identify different perinatal risk indicators and to develop prediction models for neurologic morbidity at 2...
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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:...
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Kamphuis, M. (author), Obenhuijsen, N.H. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The main goal of this guideline for preventive child health care (PCHC) is to improve early detection of disorders that induce short stature. Based on research, evidence-based referral criteria for children aged 0-10 years with a short stature were formulated. These criteria are important for all professionals working with children, such as PCHC...
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van Spronsen, F.J. (author), Rijn, M. (author), Dorgelo, B. (author), Hoeksma, M. (author), Bosch, A.M. (author), Mulder, M.F. (author), de Klerk, J.B.C. (author), de Koning, T. (author), Rubio-Gozalbo, M.E. (author), de Vries, M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Background: The clinical severity of phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency is usually defined by either pre-treatment phenylalanine (Phe) concentration or Phe tolerance at 5 years of age. So far, little is known about the course of Phe tolerance or the ability of both pre-treatment Phe and Phe tolerance at early age to predict Phe tolerance at...
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Gubbels, J.S. (author), Kremers, S.P.J. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), Dagnelie, P.C. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), de Vries, N.K. (author), Thijs, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To examine clustering of energy balance-related behaviors (EBRBs) in young children. This is crucial because lifestyle habits are formed at an early age and track in later life. This study is the first to examine EBRB clustering in children as young as 2 years. Study design: Cross-sectional data originated from the Child, Parent and...
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Blink, M. (author), Buitenkamp, T.D. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), van Wering, E.R. (author), van der Velden, V.H.J. (author), Zwaan, C.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Children with Down syndrome (DS) have an increased risk for developing both acute myeloid as well as acute lymphoblastic leukemia. These leukemias differ in clinical characteristics and biology compared to leukemias in non-DS children. Moreover, children with DS have an increased risk of side-effects from cytostatic therapy, which complicates...
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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...
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Pelleboer, R.A.A. (author), Bontemps, S.T.H. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Pereira, R.R. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: To estimate the incidence and clinical characteristics in hospital admissions due to dehydration or undernutrition and their laboratory evaluation and treatment outcome in exclusively breastfed infants. Methods: All hospital admissions during the first 3 months of life assessed by the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance Unit (DPSU) between mid...
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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...
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Eijkemans, M. (author), Mommers, M. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), Bakker, I. (author), Thijs, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. Prevalence of asthma and overweight has increased simultaneously during the past decades. Several studies have reported an association between these two health problems, but it is unclear whether this relation is causal. We hypothesize that children with asthmatic symptoms are less physically active, which may contribute to the...
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de Vente, W. (author), Kamphuis, J.H. (author), Emmelkamp, P.M.G. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Work-related stress is widespread and can lead to long-term absenteeism and work disability. Cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) has demonstrated effectiveness in treating psychopathology but has only rarely been tested in clinical samples with work-related stress. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate the efficacy of CBT...
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Baston, H. (author), Rijnders, M. (author), Green, J. (author), Buitendijk, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In 2003 research was conducted in England (n=738) to further our understanding of factors that relate to women's longer-term appraisal of their birth experience. Women's appraisals are likely to be influenced by the culture in which they give birth and the predominant norms at that time. To explore this further, the study was replicated in the...
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de Jonge, A. (author), Teunissen, D.A.M. (author), van Diem, M.T. (author), Scheepers, P.L.H. (author), Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aim. This paper is a report of a study to explore the views of midwives on women's positions during the second stage of labour. Background. Many authors recommend encouraging women to use positions that are most comfortable to them. Others advocate encouragement of non-supine positions, because offering 'choice' is not enough to reverse the...
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Hosli, E.J. (author), Elsinga, J. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Assendelft, W.J.J. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: Information about risk factors and preventive measures given before conception is estimated to prevent 15-35% of adverse pregnancy outcomes. We aimed to identify women's motives for not responding to an invitation for preconception counseling (PCC) from their general practitioner. Methods: A purposive sample of 11 women who did not respond...
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van der Pal, S.M. (author), Walther, F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective and design. The Leiden Developmental Care Project explored the effects of the basic elements of developmental care (DC: the use of incubator covers and nests) and the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) with individual behavior observations for very premature infants less than 32 weeks of gestation...
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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...
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van Oostrom, S.H. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), Terluin, B. (author), Venema, A. (author), de Vet, H.C.W. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. To date, mental health problems and mental workload have been increasingly related to long-term sick leave and disability. However, there is, as yet, no structured protocol available for the identification and application of an intervention for stress-related mental health problems at the workplace. This paper describes the...
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van Rhenen, W. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two brief preventive stress reduction programs - a cognitive focused program and a combined intervention of physical exercise and relaxation - on sickness absence in stressed and non-stressed employees working in various jobs in a telecom company. Methods: The study was...
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Elsinga, J. (author), de Pal van der-Bruin, K.M. (author), le Cessie, S. (author), Jong de-Potjer, L.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Assendelft, W.J.J. (author)
Background: To maximise the potential for reducing the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, preconception counselling (PCC) is used to inform couples contemplating pregnancy about general and personal risk factors. Many initiatives have been developed to provide PCC, but none offers it routinely in a presumed low-risk population. The objective of...
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