K Stronks

Summary

Affiliation: Academic Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc DiAlert: a prevention program for overweight first degree relatives of type 2 diabetes patients: results of a pilot study to test feasibility and acceptability
    Wieke H Heideman
    Department of Medical Psychology, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 13:178. 2012
  2. pmc Association between body size and blood pressure in children from different ethnic origins
    Marieke LA de Hoog
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, P, O, Box 22660, 1100 DD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:136. 2012
  3. pmc Feasibility and effectiveness of a targeted diabetes prevention program for 18 to 60-year-old South Asian migrants: design and methods of the DH!AAN study
    Everlina M A Vlaar
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:371. 2012
  4. pmc The association of leisure-time physical activity and active commuting with measures of socioeconomic position in a multiethnic population living in the Netherlands: results from the cross-sectional SUNSET study
    Jeroen S L de Munter
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:815. 2012
  5. pmc The effect of exercise on prescription on physical activity and wellbeing in a multi-ethnic female population: A controlled trial
    Maaike G J Gademan
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, Postbus 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:758. 2012
  6. pmc Ethnic differences in the association between waist-to-height ratio and albumin-creatinine ratio: the observational SUNSET study
    Irene G M van Valkengoed
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Nephrol 13:26. 2012
  7. pmc Design of a prospective cohort study to assess ethnic inequalities in patient safety in hospital care using mixed methods
    Floor van Rosse
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, AZ 1105, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:450. 2012
  8. pmc Screening South Asians for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes: (1) comparing oral glucose tolerance and haemoglobin A1c test results and (2) comparing the two sets of metabolic profiles of individuals diagnosed with these two tests
    Everlina Ma Vlaar
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands
    BMC Endocr Disord 13:8. 2013
  9. pmc Confronting diversity in the production of clinical evidence goes beyond merely including under-represented groups in clinical trials
    Karien Stronks
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 14:177. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint [Ethnic origin of patients remains important]
    Karien Stronks
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Sociale Geneeskunde, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A6182. 2013

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  1. pmc DiAlert: a prevention program for overweight first degree relatives of type 2 diabetes patients: results of a pilot study to test feasibility and acceptability
    Wieke H Heideman
    Department of Medical Psychology, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 13:178. 2012
    ..The main objective of the pilot of the DiAlert intervention was to assess fidelity, feasibility and acceptability prior to starting the randomized controlled trial...
  2. pmc Association between body size and blood pressure in children from different ethnic origins
    Marieke LA de Hoog
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, P, O, Box 22660, 1100 DD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:136. 2012
    ..To assess associations between body size and blood pressure in children (5-6 years) from different ethnic origins...
  3. pmc Feasibility and effectiveness of a targeted diabetes prevention program for 18 to 60-year-old South Asian migrants: design and methods of the DH!AAN study
    Everlina M A Vlaar
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:371. 2012
    ..Here we present the study design and describe the characteristics of those recruited...
  4. pmc The association of leisure-time physical activity and active commuting with measures of socioeconomic position in a multiethnic population living in the Netherlands: results from the cross-sectional SUNSET study
    Jeroen S L de Munter
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:815. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc The effect of exercise on prescription on physical activity and wellbeing in a multi-ethnic female population: A controlled trial
    Maaike G J Gademan
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, Postbus 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:758. 2012
    ..It has been developed to suit the needs of physically inactive women from diverse ethnic backgrounds living in deprived neighborhoods in the Netherlands. The effectiveness of this program has however, not yet been proven...
  6. pmc Ethnic differences in the association between waist-to-height ratio and albumin-creatinine ratio: the observational SUNSET study
    Irene G M van Valkengoed
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Nephrol 13:26. 2012
    ..Our aim was to determine whether the association between central obesity, defined by the waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and ACR differed between subjects of Hindustani-Surinamese, African-Surinamese and Dutch origin...
  7. pmc Design of a prospective cohort study to assess ethnic inequalities in patient safety in hospital care using mixed methods
    Floor van Rosse
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, AZ 1105, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:450. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Screening South Asians for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes: (1) comparing oral glucose tolerance and haemoglobin A1c test results and (2) comparing the two sets of metabolic profiles of individuals diagnosed with these two tests
    Everlina Ma Vlaar
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands
    BMC Endocr Disord 13:8. 2013
    ..However, among the high-risk South Asian population, little is known about the overlap of the methods or about the metabolic profiles of those disconcordantly diagnosed...
  9. pmc Confronting diversity in the production of clinical evidence goes beyond merely including under-represented groups in clinical trials
    Karien Stronks
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 14:177. 2013
    ..Institutional changes are necessary to support this methodological reform. ..
  10. ncbi request reprint [Ethnic origin of patients remains important]
    Karien Stronks
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Sociale Geneeskunde, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A6182. 2013
    ..As long as we do not completely understand this variation, however, ethnic origin is a good entry-point for targeting health care to groups of patients...
  11. pmc Unravelling the impact of ethnicity on health in Europe: the HELIUS study
    Karien Stronks
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:402. 2013
    ..The aim of the HELIUS (HEalthy LIfe in an Urban Setting) study is to unravel the mechanisms underlying the impact of ethnicity on communicable and non-communicable diseases...
  12. pmc Effectiveness of a web-based health risk assessment with individually-tailored feedback on lifestyle behaviour: study protocol
    Eva K Laan
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:200. 2012
    ..This study evaluates the effectiveness of a web-based health risk assessment with individually-tailored feedback on lifestyle behaviour, conducted in a worksite setting...
  13. pmc The DISC (Diabetes in Social Context) Study-evaluation of a culturally sensitive social network intervention for diabetic patients in lower socioeconomic groups: a study protocol
    Charlotte Vissenberg
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:199. 2012
    ..This study aims to test the effectiveness of Powerful Together with Diabetes...
  14. pmc Deficiencies in culturally competent asthma care for ethnic minority children: a qualitative assessment among care providers
    Conny Seeleman
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22660, 1100, DD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pediatr 12:47. 2012
    ..To develop effective training, we explored the mechanisms in paediatric asthma care for ethnic minority patients that lead to deficiencies in the care process...
  15. pmc Total physical activity might not be a good measure in the relationship with HDL cholesterol and triglycerides in a multi-ethnic population: a cross-sectional study
    Jeroen S L de Munter
    Academic Medical Center, Department of Public Health, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lipids Health Dis 10:223. 2011
    ..It is unclear whether this is due to differences in the PA composition. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship of the total PA, along with its intensity and duration, with HDL and triglycerides in a multi-ethnic population...
  16. pmc Large ethnic variations in recommended physical activity according to activity domains in amsterdam, the netherlands
    Jeroen Sl de Munter
    Academic Medical Center, Dept, of Public Health, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:85. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  17. pmc Pilot study evaluating the effects of an intervention to enhance culturally appropriate hypertension education among healthcare providers in a primary care setting
    Erik Jaj Beune
    Department of General Practice Clinical Methods and Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 5:35. 2010
    ..This pilot study evaluates how the intervention affected the attitudes and perceived competence of hypertension care providers with regard to culturally appropriate care...
  18. pmc Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and established risk factors among populations of sub-Saharan African descent in Europe: a literature review
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Global Health 5:7. 2009
    ..There is a clear need for intervention studies among these populations in Europe...
  19. pmc DiAlert: a lifestyle education programme aimed at people with a positive family history of type 2 diabetes and overweight, study protocol of a randomised controlled trial
    Wieke H Heideman
    Department of Medical Psychology, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:751. 2011
    ..In view of the high risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in immigrants from Turkish origin living in Western Europe, a culturally appropriate Turkish version of DiAlert will be developed and tested...
  20. pmc Overweight at age two years in a multi-ethnic cohort (ABCD study): the role of prenatal factors, birth outcomes and postnatal factors
    Marieke L A de Hoog
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:611. 2011
    ..Therefore, the present study assessed possible ethnic differences in overweight at age 2 years, and the potential explanatory role of prenatal factors, birth outcomes and postnatal factors...
  21. pmc Suicide death and hospital-treated suicidal behaviour in asylum seekers in the Netherlands: a national registry-based study
    Simone Goosen
    Netherlands Association for Community Health Services, P, O, Box 85300, 3508 AH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:484. 2011
    ..The main objective of this study is to assess the burden of suicide and hospital-treated non-fatal suicidal behaviour in asylum seekers in the Netherlands and to identify factors that could guide prevention...
  22. pmc Factors affecting the disclosure of diabetes by ethnic minority patients: a qualitative study among Surinamese in the Netherlands
    Mirjam J E Kohinor
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:399. 2011
    ..The aim of our study was to explore why diabetes patients from ethnic minority populations either share or do not share their condition with people in their wider social networks...
  23. pmc A prospective cohort study of dietary patterns of non-western migrants in the Netherlands in relation to risk factors for cardiovascular diseases: HELIUS-Dietary Patterns
    Louise H Dekker
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22660, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:441. 2011
    ..This paper outlines the design and methods used in the HELIUS-Dietary Patterns study and describes a systematic approach to overcome difficulties in the assessment and analysis of dietary intake data in ethnically diverse populations...
  24. pmc How do psychosocial determinants in migrant women in the Netherlands differ from these among their counterparts in their country of origin? A cross-sectional study
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:397. 2011
    ..To gain more insight into how to prevent this increase, we compared psychosocial determinants of smoking between Surinamese women in Suriname and those in the Netherlands...
  25. pmc Development and evaluation of a patient centered cardiovascular health education program for insured patients in rural Nigeria (QUICK - II)
    Aina Olufemi Odusola
    Dept of Global Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1105 BM, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:171. 2011
    ....
  26. pmc Social and cultural factors underlying generational differences in overweight: a cross-sectional study among ethnic minorities in the Netherlands
    Karen Hosper
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:105. 2011
    ..We studied the role of social and cultural factors associated with generational differences in overweight among young Turkish and Moroccan men and women in the Netherlands...
  27. pmc The effectiveness of "Exercise on Prescription" in stimulating physical activity among women in ethnic minority groups in the Netherlands: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Karen Hosper
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:406. 2008
    ..This paper describes the study design for the evaluation of the effect of "Exercise on Prescription" on level of physical activity and related health outcomes...
  28. pmc Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and the performance of a risk score among Hindustani Surinamese, African Surinamese and ethnic Dutch: a cross-sectional population-based study
    Navin R Bindraban
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:271. 2008
    ..Second, to develop a new risk score for DM. Third, to evaluate the performance of the risk score and to compare it to criteria derived from current guidelines...
  29. pmc Acculturation does not necessarily lead to increased physical activity during leisure time: a cross-sectional study among Turkish young people in the Netherlands
    Karen Hosper
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, P, O, Box 22700, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 7:230. 2007
    ..We explored whether this is also true for migrants who experience contextual barriers such as having children, living in a less attractive neighbourhood, or having occupational physical activity...
  30. pmc Which factors engage women in deprived neighbourhoods to participate in exercise referral schemes?
    Melanie Schmidt
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:371. 2008
    ..The second aim was to determine which elements of the intervention make it appealing to participate in the scheme...
  31. pmc Ethnic differences in the effect of environmental stressors on blood pressure and hypertension in the Netherlands
    Charles Agyemang
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 7:118. 2007
    ....
  32. pmc Cardio-metabolic risk in 5-year-old children prenatally exposed to maternal psychosocial stress: the ABCD study
    Aimee E van Dijk
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:251. 2010
    ..e. effects in childhood. Therefore, our general aim is to study whether prenatal maternal psychosocial stress is associated with an adverse cardio-metabolic risk profile in the child at age five...
  33. pmc Negative health care experiences of immigrant patients: a qualitative study
    Jeanine Suurmond
    Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Department of Social Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:10. 2011
    ..Patients' perceptions of negative events are regarded as a potentially important source of information about the quality of health care. We explored negative events in hospital care as perceived by immigrant patients...
  34. pmc Suboptimal asthma care for immigrant children: results of an audit study
    J J Nathalie Urbanus-van Laar
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:22. 2008
    ..This study aimed to assess (1) ethnic differences in suboptimal asthma care for children with an asthma exacerbation who consulted a physician, and (2) ethnic differences in the nature of suboptimal care...
  35. pmc Blood pressure and body mass index in an ethnically diverse sample of adolescents in Paramaribo, Suriname
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:19. 2009
    ..Hence, we assessed ethnic differences in BP, and the association of BP with body mass index (BMI) among adolescents aged 12-17 years in Paramaribo, Suriname...
  36. ncbi request reprint [Male-female differences in health and healthcare are largely determined by social factors]
    K Stronks
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Sociale Geneeskunde, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:2163-4. 2008
    ..Examples include the underrepresentation of women in health research as well as in guidelines committees, thereby affecting the production and implementation of medical evidence...
  37. doi request reprint The utility of 'country of birth' for the classification of ethnic groups in health research: the Dutch experience
    Karien Stronks
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ethn Health 14:255-69. 2009
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Learning from policy failure and failing to learn from policy
    Karien Stronks
    Eur J Public Health 16:343-4. 2006
  39. ncbi request reprint Cultural, material, and psychosocial correlates of the socioeconomic gradient in smoking behavior among adults
    K Stronks
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 26:754-66. 1997
    ..The aim was to identify the correlates of educational differences in smoking among adults...
  40. pmc Immigrants in the Netherlands: equal access for equal needs?
    K Stronks
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:701-7. 2001
    ..This paper examines whether equal utilisation of health care services for first generation immigrant groups has been achieved in the Netherlands...
  41. ncbi request reprint Public health research among immigrant populations: still a long way to go
    Karien Stronks
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:841-2. 2003
  42. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the effect of policies and interventions to address inequalities in health: lessons from a Dutch programme
    Karien Stronks
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 16:346-53. 2006
    ..In this paper, we report on this investigation, and draw lessons from the methodology used to evaluate such interventions...
  43. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in children with asthma from different ethnic origins
    Q M van Dellen
    Department of Paediatric Pulmonology, Emma Children s Hospital, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
    J Asthma 44:125-31. 2007
    ..These results suggest that immigrant children have a similar QoL to that of non-immigrant children from a comparable SES, when their asthma is under control...
  44. pmc Asthma beliefs among mothers and children from different ethnic origins living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Q M van Dellen
    Department of Paediatric Pulmonology, Emma Children s Hospital, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:380. 2008
    ..In a multi-ethnic society, it is becoming increasingly significant that doctors understand the different beliefs of their patients in order to improve patient/doctor communication as well as patient adherence to treatment...
  45. ncbi request reprint Educational differences in excessive alcohol consumption: the role of psychosocial and material stressors
    M Droomers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 29:1-10. 1999
    ..In this paper we examined educational differences in excessive alcohol consumption in The Netherlands and whether these may be explained by educational differences in experienced stress and stress-moderating factors...
  46. doi request reprint Heterogeneity in sex differences in the metabolic syndrome in Dutch white, Surinamese African and South Asian populations
    C Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabet Med 29:1159-64. 2012
    ..To determine whether sex differences in the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its components differ among different ethnic groups...
  47. doi request reprint Dutch versus English advantage in the epidemic of central and generalised obesity is not shared by ethnic minority groups: comparative secondary analysis of cross-sectional data
    C Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:1334-46. 2011
    ..Investigating relative differences between countries could enable an investigation of the importance of national context in determining these inequalities...
  48. doi request reprint Adherence to inhaled corticosteroids in children with asthma and their parents
    Q M van Dellen
    Department of Paediatric Pulmonology, Emma Children s Hospital, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Respir Med 102:755-63. 2008
    ..These results emphasise the importance of involving parents in the treatment of their child's asthma in order to enhance adherence to ICSs...
  49. doi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in acute myocardial infarction incidence in migrant groups: has the epidemic arrived? Analysis of nation-wide data
    C Agyemang
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart 100:239-46. 2014
    ..We assessed socioeconomic inequalities in relation to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) incidence among major ethnic groups in The Netherlands...
  50. ncbi request reprint A new tool, a better tool? Prevalence and performance of the International Diabetes Federation and the National Cholesterol Education Program criteria for metabolic syndrome in different ethnic groups
    N R Bindraban
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 23:37-44. 2008
    ..The results suggest that, before the criteria can be used to guide practice, they may need to be changed and refined to take into account the differences between ethnic groups as well as the variations by gender...
  51. pmc Explaining educational differences in mortality: the role of behavioral and material factors
    C T Schrijvers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical School, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Public Health 89:535-40. 1999
    ..This study examined the role of behavioral and material factors in explaining educational differences in all-cause mortality, taking into account the overlap between both types of factors...
  52. doi request reprint Sex difference in blood pressure among South Asian diaspora in Europe and North America and the role of BMI: a meta-analysis
    J S L de Munter
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 25:407-17. 2011
    ..Sex differences in BMI might relate to the blunted sex differences in BP in Pakistani and Bangladeshi populations. Further research should focus on factors that underlie this intriguing sex difference among South Asian populations...
  53. doi request reprint Influences on body weight of female Moroccan migrants in the Netherlands: a qualitative study
    M Nicolaou
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Place 18:883-91. 2012
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in maternal underestimation of offspring's weight: the ABCD study
    M L A de Hoog
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes (Lond) 36:53-60. 2012
    ..To determine the ethnic variation in maternal underestimation of their child's weight status and the explanatory role of socio-economic status (SES), acculturation and parental body mass index (BMI)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and education level in relation to quality of the diet: a study of Surinamese South Asian and Afro-Caribbean residents of the Netherlands
    M Nicolaou
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 19:383-93. 2006
    ..Surinam is a former Dutch colony in South America...
  56. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment and control among ethnic groups in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: the SUNSET study
    C Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 20:874-81. 2006
    ..More effort is also needed in hypertension control among Dutch people with low education, obesity and inadequate physical activity, African Surinamese men and those without FHH and old Hindustani people...
  57. ncbi request reprint Predictors of asthma control in children from different ethnic origins living in Amsterdam
    Q M van Dellen
    Department of Paediatric Pulmonology, Emma Children s Hospital, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Respir Med 101:779-85. 2007
    ..Special attention should be given to children from immigrants groups for example by calling in an interpreter by physicians when comprehension is insufficient...
  58. doi request reprint The association of physical inactivity with Type 2 diabetes among different ethnic groups
    W M Admiraal
    Internal Medicine Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabet Med 28:668-72. 2011
    ..To study differences in the association between physical inactivity and Type 2 diabetes among subjects from different ethnic groups...
  59. ncbi request reprint The validity of self-reported use of health care across socioeconomic strata: a comparison of survey and registration data
    S A Reijneveld
    TNO Prevention and Health, Department of Public Health, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1407-14. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the validity of self-reported utilization of health care across socioeconomic groups in the general population...
  60. doi request reprint Ethnic disparities in the association of impaired fasting glucose with the 10-year cumulative incidence of type 2 diabetes
    W M Admiraal
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 103:127-32. 2014
    ..We studied the association of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) with the 10-year cumulative incidence of type 2 diabetes in three ethnic groups...
  61. ncbi request reprint [Cardiovascular risk factors for Surinamese in the Netherlands: a literature review]
    N R Bindraban
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Sociale Geneeskunde, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 147:1591-4. 2003
    ..To obtain an overview of the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Surinamese (Hindustani and Creoles) individuals in the Netherlands and the implications of this for secondary prevention...
  62. ncbi request reprint [The Dutch National Colesterol Test: participants mainly healthy]
    M Deutekom
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 11055 AZ Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:2425-9. 2008
    ....
  63. doi request reprint Micro grants as a stimulus for community action in residential health programmes: a case study
    M Schmidt
    Social Medicine, AMC UvA, PO Box 22660, Amsterdam 1100DD, The Netherlands
    Health Promot Int 24:234-42. 2009
    ....
  64. doi request reprint The effect of neighbourhood income and deprivation on pregnancy outcomes in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    C Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:755-60. 2009
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint The impact of response bias on estimates of health care utilization in a metropolitan area: the use of administrative data
    S A Reijneveld
    Department of Public Health, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 28:1134-40. 1999
    ..This study examines the impact of response bias on estimates of health care utilization and on risk estimates for utilization in relation to demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, using administrative data on use of health care...
  66. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in the timely diagnosis of children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus in the Netherlands: clinical presentation at onset
    J J N van Laar
    Department of Social Medicine, Division of ClinicalMethods and Public Health, Academic MedicalCentre University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabet Med 24:296-302. 2007
    ..In addition, we assessed whether these differences could be explained by differences in socio-economic status...
  67. doi request reprint Risk of death after first admission for cardiovascular diseases by country of birth in The Netherlands: a nationwide record-linked retrospective cohort study
    C Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands
    Heart 95:747-53. 2009
    ..To examine differences in short- (28 days) and long-term (5 years) risk of death in patients hospitalised for the first time for various cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by country of birth and/or parental country of birth...
  68. ncbi request reprint Inequalities in health--future threats to equity
    L J Gunning-Schepers
    Institute of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Oncol 38:57-61. 1999
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Indicators without a cause. Reflections on the development and use of indicators in health care from a public health perspective
    N Klazinga
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 13:433-8. 2001
    ..The methodological problems of turning epidemiological data into management information for health services are discussed. The key message is that the health of the community should be the ultimate cause of all indicators...
  70. doi request reprint Uptake of faecal occult blood test colorectal cancer screening by different ethnic groups in the Netherlands
    M Deutekom
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 19:400-2. 2009
    ..51 (0.43-0.61), South- or South-East Asian 0.56 (0.46-0.69) and 'other Western' 0.78 (0.63-0.96)]. Further studies are needed to explore whether ethnic minority groups are not reached or that low uptake is determined by other causes...
  71. doi request reprint The first contacts between healthcare providers and newly-arrived asylum seekers: a qualitative study about which issues need to be addressed
    J Suurmond
    Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Dept of Social Medicine, P O Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health 127:668-73. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to give insight in the specific issues that healthcare providers need to address in the first contacts with newly arrived asylum seekers...
  72. ncbi request reprint [Public healthcare occupations--insight into size and composition is limited]
    Marielle Jambroes
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Sociale Geneeskunde, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 156:A4529. 2012
    ..To gain insight into the size and composition of the various groups of professionals operating in the Dutch public health sector in order to steer development within these groups and to improve quality and efficiency in public healthcare...
  73. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of prehypertension among African Surinamese, Hindustani Surinamese, and White Dutch in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: the SUNSET study
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:775-81. 2007
    ..Little is known about ethnic differences in prehypertension in Europe. We aimed to assess these ethnic differences and to determine the factors associated with prehypertension in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
  74. pmc The association of neighbourhood psychosocial stressors and self-rated health in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:1042-9. 2007
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  75. ncbi request reprint Racism in health and health care in Europe: where does the Netherlands stand?
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Postbus 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 17:240-1. 2007
  76. ncbi request reprint Generating evidence on interventions to reduce inequalities in health: the Dutch case
    Karien Stronks
    Department of Public Health, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 59:20-5. 2002
    ..On the other hand, it should be ensured that the lack of evidence is not used as an excuse for not taking policy measures at all...
  77. pmc Behavioural risk factors in two generations of non-Western migrants: do trends converge towards the host population?
    Karen Hosper
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, P O Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:163-72. 2007
    ..However, some subgroups and risk factors showed a different pattern...
  78. doi request reprint The angiotensin converting enzyme insertion/deletion polymorphism and differences in fasting plasma glucose in Hindustani Surinamese, African Surinamese and ethnic Dutch: the population-based SUNSET-study
    Irene G M van Valkengoed
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, J2 207 Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 81:e12-4. 2008
    ..Our results cast (further) doubts on the association between ACE and glycemic state...
  79. pmc Smoking in immigrants: do socioeconomic gradients follow the pattern expected from the tobacco epidemic?
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, K2 206, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Tob Control 15:385-91. 2006
    ..This paper aims to assess the smoking prevalence and its socioeconomic gradients among three immigrant populations...
  80. ncbi request reprint Attitudes, social influences and self-efficacy expectations across different motivational stages among immigrant smokers: replication of the Ø pattern
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 43:306-11. 2006
    ..We analyzed whether this pattern also exists among Surinamese immigrants...
  81. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension among Black Surinamese, South Asian Surinamese and White Dutch in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: the SUNSET study
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Hypertens 23:1971-7. 2005
    ..To assess ethnic differences in prevalence, levels of awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among Dutch ethnic groups and to determine whether these differences are consistent with the UK findings...
  82. pmc A strategy for tackling health inequalities in the Netherlands
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 325:1029-32. 2002
  83. doi request reprint Prevalence of microalbuminuria and its association with pulse pressure in a multi-ethnic population in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The SUNSET Study
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Kidney Blood Press Res 31:38-46. 2008
    ..Studies on ethnic differences in microalbuminuria have shown inconsistent results. It is unclear whether the relationship of PP with microalbuminuria differs between ethnic groups...
  84. ncbi request reprint Beliefs of Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in The Netherlands about smoking cessation: implications for prevention
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 20:622-34. 2005
    ..When developing smoking cessation interventions, the results show that it is important to include ethnic-specific salient beliefs, such as the subjective norms of the religious leader...
  85. ncbi request reprint Creatine kinase and the correlates of blood pressure in a random population sample
    Lizzy M Brewster
    Hypertension 51:e4-5. 2008
  86. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in perinatal mortality. A perinatal audit on the role of substandard care
    Marianne E Alderliesten
    Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 138:164-70. 2008
    ..The objective was to investigate the contribution of substandard care to ethnic inequalities in perinatal mortality...
  87. doi request reprint Design and evaluation of a regional perinatal audit
    Marianne E Alderliesten
    Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Postbus 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 137:141-5. 2008
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