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Measurement tools and outcome measures used in transitional patient safety; a systematic review

Dr. Bianca Kramer, research librarian for her help in the search strategy and translation of the search filters. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Marije A. van Melle, Henk F. van Stel, Niek J ... . de Wit, Dorien L. M. Zwart. Data curation: Marije A. van Melle, Henk F. van Stel, Judith M. Poldervaart. Formal analysis: Marije A. van Melle, Henk F. van Stel, Judith M. Poldervaart, Niek J. de Wit

Feasibility and Impact of Doctor-Nurse Task Delegation in Preventive Child Health Care in the Netherlands, a Controlled Before-After Study

Background In the Netherlands a need is felt for more flexible Child Health Care services, both efficient and tailored to needs. We set up a study on impact and feasibility of task delegation to child health care nurses performing all regular checkups on children aged 2 months to 4 years. Abnormal findings were discussed with the attending child health care doctor. This article...

The Value of a Checklist for Child Abuse in Out-of-Hours Primary Care: To Screen or Not to Screen

Objectives To assess the diagnostic value of the screening instrument SPUTOVAMO-R2 (checklist, 5 questions) for child abuse at Out-of-hours Primary Care locations (OPC), by comparing the test outcome with information from Child Protection Services (CPS). Secondary, to determine whether reducing the length of the checklist compromises diagnostic value. Methods All children (<18...

Measuring Client Experiences in Maternity Care under Change: Development of a Questionnaire Based on the WHO Responsiveness Model

Background Maternity care is an integrated care process, which consists of different services, involves different professionals and covers different time windows. To measure performance of maternity care based on clients' experiences, we developed and validated a questionnaire. Methods and Findings We used the 8-domain WHO Responsiveness model, and previous materials to develop a...

Clustering of health-related behaviors, health outcomes and demographics in Dutch adolescents: a cross-sectional study

Background Recent studies show several health-related behaviors to cluster in adolescents. This has important implications for public health. Interrelated behaviors have been shown to be most effectively targeted by multimodal interventions addressing wider-ranging improvements in lifestyle instead of via separate interventions targeting individual behaviors. However, few...

The consumer quality index (CQ-index) in an accident and emergency department: development and first evaluation

Schrijvers 0 Henk F van Stel 0 0 Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht , Utrecht , The Netherlands 1 Dutch Network for Emergency Care , Tilburg , The Netherlands

Both cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular comorbidity are related to health status in well-controlled type 2 diabetes patients: a cross-sectional analysis

Background Type 2 diabetes patients have a decreased health-related quality of life compared to healthy persons, especially regarding physical functioning and well-being. Health-related quality of life is even lower in type 2 diabetes patients when other diseases co-exist. In contrast to earlier studies, we assessed the associations between the number and type of comorbidities...

The effect of acute kidney injury on long-term health-related quality of life: a prospective follow-up study

Introduction Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication in critically ill patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We hypothesized that ICU survivors with AKI would have a worse health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcome than ICU survivors without AKI. Methods We performed a long-term prospective observational study. Patients admitted for > 48 hours in a...

Attitudes of Klinefelter men and their relatives towards TESE-ICSI

Purpose At the start of the implementation of TESE-ICSI for Klinefelter men in the Netherlands, we aimed to evaluate their wish to father children and their attitudes towards this artificial reproduction technique. Methods Questionnaires were distributed to members of the Dutch Klinefelter Association (n = 365) and to Klinefelter cases known at our Department (n = 58). Questions...

Validity and reliability of a structured interview for early detection and risk assessment of parenting and developmental problems in young children: a cross-sectional study

BackgroundPreventive child health care is well suited for the early detection of parenting and developmental problems. However, as far as the younger age group is concerned, there are no validated early detection instruments which cover both the child and its environment. Therefore, we have developed a broad-scope structured interview which assesses parents’ concerns and their...

Comparison of the SF-6D and the EQ-5D in patients with coronary heart disease

Background The SF-6D was derived from the SF-36. A single summary score is obtained allegedly preserving the descriptive richness and sensitivity to change of the SF-36 into utility measurement. We compared the SF-6D and EQ-5D on domain content, scoring distribution, pre-treatment and change scores. Methods The SF-6D and the EQ-5D were completed prior to intervention and 1, 3, 6...

Aerobic exercise in adolescents with obesity: preliminary evaluation of a modular training program and the modified shuttle test

Background Increasing activity levels in adolescents with obesity requires the development of exercise programs that are both attractive to adolescents and easily reproducible. The aim of this study was to develop a modular aerobic training program for adolescents with severe obesity, with a focus on variety, individual targets and acquiring physical skills. We report here the...

Conceptual issues specifically related to health-related quality of life in critically ill patients

During recent years increasing attention has been given to the quality of survival in critical care. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important issue both for patients and their families. Furthermore, admission to the intensive care unit can have adverse psychological effects in critically ill patients. Recent studies conducted in critically ill patients have measured...

Laparoscopic versus open gastrectomy for gastric cancer, a multicenter prospectively randomized controlled trial (LOGICA-trial)

Background For gastric cancer patients, surgical resection with en-bloc lymphadenectomy is the cornerstone of curative treatment. Open gastrectomy has long been the preferred surgical approach worldwide. However, this procedure is associated with considerable morbidity. Several meta-analyses have shown an advantage in short-term outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy compared to...

Quality of life before intensive care unit admission is a predictor of survival

Introduction Predicting whether a critically ill patient will survive intensive care treatment remains difficult. The advantages of a validated strategy to identify those patients who will not benefit from intensive care unit (ICU) treatment are evident. Providing critical care treatment to patients who will ultimately die in the ICU is accompanied by an enormous emotional and...

Weekly self-monitoring and treatment adjustment benefit patients with partly controlled and uncontrolled asthma: an analysis of the SMASHING study

Background Internet-based self-management has shown to improve asthma control and asthma related quality of life, but the improvements were only marginally clinically relevant for the group as a whole. We hypothesized that self-management guided by weekly monitoring of asthma control tailors pharmacological therapy to individual needs and improves asthma control for patients with...

Early recognition of heart failure in patients with diabetes type 2 in primary care. A prospective diagnostic efficiency study. (UHFO-DM2)

Background We hypothesize that the prevalence of unknown heart failure in diabetic patients aged 60 years and over is relatively high (15% or more) and that a cost-effective strategy can be developed to detect heart failure in these patients. The strategy is expected to include some signs and symptoms (such as dyspnoea, orthopnoea, pulmonary crepitations and laterally displaced...

Reliability and validity of functional health status and health-related quality of life questionnaires in children with recurrent acute otitis media

In this study the reliability and validity of generic and disease-specific questionnaires has been assessed focusing on responsiveness. This is part of a study on the effects of recurrent acute otitis media (rAOM) on functional health status (FHS) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in 383 children with rAOM participating in a randomized clinical trial. The following...

DIRECT trial. Diverticulitis recurrences or continuing symptoms: Operative versus conservative Treatment. A MULTICENTER RANDOMISED CLINICAL TRIAL

Bryan JM van de Wall 0 Werner A Draaisma 0 Esther CJ Consten 0 Yolanda van der Graaf 10 Marten H Otten 9 G Ardine de Wit 10 Henk F van Stel 10 Michael F Gerhards 15 Marinus J Wiezer 14 Huib A Cense