Marie Louise Essink-Bot

Summary

Affiliation: Erasmus University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Cross-national comparability of burden of disease estimates: the European Disability Weights Project
    Marie Louise Essink-Bot
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Bull World Health Organ 80:644-52. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of population-based screening for prostate cancer on health-related quality of life
    M L Essink-Bot
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Natl Cancer Inst 90:925-31. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress in women at increased risk for breast cancer: the role of risk perception
    Silvia van Dooren
    Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 40:2056-63. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in participation in prenatal screening for Down syndrome: a register-based study
    Mirjam P Fransen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prenat Diagn 30:988-94. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Do anxiety and distress increase during active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer?
    Roderick C N van den Bergh
    Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Urol 183:1786-91. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and reliability of a mailed questionnaire to obtain visual analogue scale valuations for health states defined by the Health Utilities Index Mark 3
    Hein Raat
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Care 42:13-8. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Ethnic and socio-economic differences in uptake of prenatal diagnostic tests for Down's syndrome
    Mirjam P Fransen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 151:158-62. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Distribution and determinants of health and work status in a comprehensive population of injury patients
    Willem Jan Meerding
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 56:150-61. 2004
  9. doi request reprint The provision of information and informed decision-making on prenatal screening for Down syndrome: a questionnaire- and register-based survey in a non-selected population
    Marleen Schoonen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 87:351-9. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Five-year follow-up of health-related quality of life after primary treatment of localized prostate cancer
    Ida J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 116:291-6. 2005

Detail Information

Publications72

  1. pmc Cross-national comparability of burden of disease estimates: the European Disability Weights Project
    Marie Louise Essink-Bot
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Bull World Health Organ 80:644-52. 2002
    ..To investigate the sources of cross-national variation in disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) in the European Disability Weights Project...
  2. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of population-based screening for prostate cancer on health-related quality of life
    M L Essink-Bot
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Natl Cancer Inst 90:925-31. 1998
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress in women at increased risk for breast cancer: the role of risk perception
    Silvia van Dooren
    Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 40:2056-63. 2004
    ..This knowledge should be used during surveillance appointments in order to improve and individualise support for these women...
  4. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in participation in prenatal screening for Down syndrome: a register-based study
    Mirjam P Fransen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prenat Diagn 30:988-94. 2010
    ..To assess ethnic differences in participation in prenatal screening for Down syndrome in the Netherlands...
  5. doi request reprint Do anxiety and distress increase during active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer?
    Roderick C N van den Bergh
    Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Urol 183:1786-91. 2010
    ..Anxiety and distress may be present in patients with low risk prostate cancer who are on active surveillance. This may be a reason to discontinue active surveillance...
  6. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and reliability of a mailed questionnaire to obtain visual analogue scale valuations for health states defined by the Health Utilities Index Mark 3
    Hein Raat
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Care 42:13-8. 2004
    ..71 to.72). The data support the feasibility and reliability of mailed HUI3 valuation questionnaires to a considerable extent, but further methodological studies regarding other formats and different populations are recommended...
  7. doi request reprint Ethnic and socio-economic differences in uptake of prenatal diagnostic tests for Down's syndrome
    Mirjam P Fransen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 151:158-62. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to assess ethnic and socio-economic differences in the uptake of maternal age-based prenatal diagnostic testing for Down's syndrome by amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling...
  8. ncbi request reprint Distribution and determinants of health and work status in a comprehensive population of injury patients
    Willem Jan Meerding
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 56:150-61. 2004
    ..We report on a large follow-up study in a comprehensive population of injury patients...
  9. doi request reprint The provision of information and informed decision-making on prenatal screening for Down syndrome: a questionnaire- and register-based survey in a non-selected population
    Marleen Schoonen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 87:351-9. 2012
    ..Evaluating the information provision procedure about prenatal screening for Down syndrome, using informed decision-making as a quality-indicator...
  10. ncbi request reprint Five-year follow-up of health-related quality of life after primary treatment of localized prostate cancer
    Ida J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 116:291-6. 2005
    ..Scores of both patient groups remained above those of norm populations. Innovative graphs describing disease-specific and generic functions after treatment can help patients and physicians in their treatment choices...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patients with Barrett's esophagus perceive their risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma as low
    Michelle E Kruijshaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:26-30. 2007
    ..The risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) for patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE) is approximately 0.5% per year...
  12. ncbi request reprint The impact of having relatives affected with breast cancer on psychological distress in women at increased risk for hereditary breast cancer
    Silvia van Dooren
    Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 89:75-80. 2005
    ..Being at hereditary risk of breast cancer (BC) may lead to elevated levels of distress because of the impact of the BC-process in relatives...
  13. doi request reprint Sexual function with localized prostate cancer: active surveillance vs radical therapy
    Roderick C N van den Bergh
    Department of Urology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BJU Int 110:1032-9. 2012
    ..The first group appeared to be sexually active more frequently and had less erectile dysfunction. The study was non-randomized. No other studies exist on the effect of active surveillance on sexual function vs other treatment methods...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc Prostate cancer-specific anxiety in Dutch patients on active surveillance: validation of the memorial anxiety scale for prostate cancer
    Roderick C N van den Bergh
    Department of Urology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Room NH 227, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 18:1061-6. 2009
    ..Men with prostate cancer (PC) may show specific disease-related anxiety. We evaluated the psychometric properties of the Dutch adaptation of the Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer (MAX-PC)...
  16. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in considerations whether or not to participate in prenatal screening for Down syndrome
    Mirjam P Fransen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prenat Diagn 29:1262-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate ethnic differences in considerations whether or not to participate in prenatal screening for Down syndrome and to relate these to differences in participation...
  17. pmc Individual differences in the use of the response scale determine valuations of hypothetical health states: an empirical study
    Marie Louise Essink-Bot
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:62. 2007
    ....
  18. pmc Different perceptions of the burden of upper GI endoscopy: an empirical study in three patient groups
    Marie Louise Essink-Bot
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:1309-18. 2007
    ..We investigated the determinants of patients' reported burden of upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy by comparing data from three patient groups...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and prognostic factors of disability after childhood injury
    Suzanne Polinder
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatrics 116:e810-7. 2005
    ..To assess the prevalence and the prognostic factors of disabilities after minor and major childhood injuries and to analyze which sociodemographic and injury-related factors are predictive for suboptimal functioning in the long term...
  20. doi request reprint Disease insight and treatment perception of men on active surveillance for early prostate cancer
    Roderick C N van den Bergh
    Department of Urology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BJU Int 105:322-8. 2010
    ..Study Type - Survey (prospective cohort) Level of Evidence 1b...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of comprehensive health status measures in children: The Child Health Questionnaire in relation to the Health Utilities Index
    Hein Raat
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:67-76. 2002
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Information about prenatal screening for Down syndrome: ethnic differences in knowledge
    Mirjam P Fransen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 77:279-88. 2009
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Informed decision making on PSA testing for the detection of prostate cancer: an evaluation of a leaflet with risk indicator
    Heidi A van Vugt
    Department of Urology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 46:669-77. 2010
    ..uroweb.org) was developed. This risk indicator is embedded in a leaflet that informs men about the pros and cons of PCa screening and enables calculation of the individual risk of having a biopsy detectable PCa...
  24. pmc Reliability and validity of the short form of the child health questionnaire for parents (CHQ-PF28) in large random school based and general population samples
    Hein Raat
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:75-82. 2005
    ..This study assessed the feasibility, reliability, and validity of the 28 item short child health questionnaire parent form (CHQ-PF28) containing the same 13 scales, but only a subset of the items in the widely used 50 item CHQ-PF50...
  25. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the Dutch version of the American Burn Association/Shriners Hospital for Children Burn Outcomes Questionnaire (5-18 years of age)
    Margriet E van Baar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Burn Care Res 27:790-802. 2006
    ..The Dutch BOQ can be used to evaluate functional outcome after burns in children aged 5 years and older. Our study showed that the Dutch BOQ is a feasible instrument with good reliability and validity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Functional outcome at 2.5, 5, 9, and 24 months after injury in the Netherlands
    Suzanne Polinder
    Department of Public Health, ErasmusMC University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 62:133-41. 2007
    ..The collection of empirical data on the frequency, severity, and duration of functioning is a prerequisite to identify patient groups with long term or permanent disability...
  27. doi request reprint Informed decision making does not affect health-related quality of life in lung cancer screening (NELSON trial)
    Karien A M van den Bergh
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 46:3300-6. 2010
    ..This is the first study in cancer screening to explore this association in subjects participating in a lung cancer computed tomography (CT) screening trial...
  28. ncbi request reprint Side-effects of treatment for localized prostate cancer: are they valued differently by patients and healthy controls?
    Ida J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BJU Int 99:801-6. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Stent placement or brachytherapy for palliation of dysphagia from esophageal cancer: a prognostic model to guide treatment selection
    Ewout W Steyerberg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:333-40. 2005
    ..The benefit of brachytherapy, however, only occurred after a relatively long survival. The objective is to develop a model that distinguishes patients with a poor prognosis from those with a relatively good prognosis...
  30. doi request reprint Impact of computed tomography screening for lung cancer on participants in a randomized controlled trial (NELSON trial)
    Karien A M van den Bergh
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer 113:396-404. 2008
    ..In the current study, the authors assessed the discomfort associated with CT scanning and the subsequent wait for results and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) over time...
  31. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in informed decision-making about prenatal screening for Down's syndrome
    Mirjam P Fransen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:262-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess ethnic variations in informed decision-making about prenatal screening for Down's syndrome and to examine the contribution of background and decision-making variables...
  32. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer diagnosis: the impact on patients' mental health
    Ida J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 42:165-70. 2006
    ..The methodological implication is that considering a post-diagnosis assessment as 'baseline' may lead to an underestimation of the patient's mental health...
  33. ncbi request reprint New insights into fatigue and health-related quality of life after delivery
    A J Gerard Jansen
    Sanquin Blood Bank South West Region, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:579-84. 2007
    ..The objectives were to investigate fatigue and HRQoL in women after vaginal delivery (VD), elective caesarean section (CS) and emergency CS, and its relationship with postpartum hemoglobin (Hb) levels during the first 6 weeks postpartum...
  34. doi request reprint Does "normal" aging imply urinary, bowel, and erectile dysfunction? A general population survey
    Ida J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Urology 72:3-9. 2008
    ..We assessed if urinary, bowel, and sexual dysfunction and associated bother were part of the "normal" aging process in the general male Dutch population...
  35. doi request reprint The measurement of long-term health-related quality of life after injury: comparison of EQ-5D and the health utilities index
    Suzanne Polinder
    Department of Public Health, ErasmusMC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Inj Prev 16:147-53. 2010
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Women show mixed intentions regarding the uptake of HPV vaccinations in pre-adolescents: a questionnaire study
    Ida J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 44:1186-92. 2008
    ..The general introduction of HPV vaccination, as the primary prevention of cervical cancer, is the subject of debate in the Netherlands...
  37. pmc Has the burden of depression been overestimated?
    Michelle E Kruijshaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Bull World Health Organ 83:443-8. 2005
    ..To investigate whether high estimates of the burden of depression could be attributed to an overestimation of disability weights (reflecting more severe disability)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Quality of life of children with language delays
    Heleen M E van Agt
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 14:1345-55. 2005
    ..These results provide additional evidence for the importance of monitoring the language development and its consequences during childhood...
  39. pmc Response shift due to diagnosis and primary treatment of localized prostate cancer: a then-test and a vignette study
    Ida J Korfage
    Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:1627-34. 2007
    ..Whether a prostate cancer diagnosis induces response shift has not been established so far. Therefore, we assessed response shift in men who were diagnosed with localized prostate cancer...
  40. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in preschool children with wheezing and dyspnea: preliminary results from a random general population sample
    Ashna D Mohangoo
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 14:1931-6. 2005
    ..05). In conclusion, decreases in HRQOL among preschoolers with parent-reported respiratory symptoms are measurable with the TAPQOL. We recommend studying the impact of doctor-diagnosed respiratory symptoms on HRQOL in future studies...
  41. doi request reprint Informed choice on Pap smear still limited by lack of knowledge on the meaning of false-positive or false-negative test results
    Ida J Korfage
    Dept of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 85:214-8. 2011
    ..Screening for cervical cancer may have favourable or unfavourable effects at the individual level. This study assesses whether invitees in The Netherlands made an informed choice about screen uptake...
  42. doi request reprint Labeled versus unlabeled discrete choice experiments in health economics: an application to colorectal cancer screening
    Esther W de Bekker-Grob
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Value Health 13:315-23. 2010
    ..We empirically compared the feasibility, respondents' trading behavior, and convergent validity between a labeled and an unlabeled DCE for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs in The Netherlands...
  43. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life in cervical cancer survivors: a population-based survey
    Ida J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:1501-9. 2009
    ..In a population-based sample of cervical cancer survivors, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was assessed 2-10 years postdiagnosis...
  44. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after hip fracture: a comparison of four health status measures in 208 patients
    Romke Van Balen
    Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre Antonius Binnenweg, Nieuwe Binnenweg 33 3014 GC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 25:507-19. 2003
    ..We compared four health status measures for the evaluation of quality of life after hip fracture...
  45. doi request reprint Patients' preferences for scoliosis brace treatment: a discrete choice experiment
    Eveline M Bunge
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:57-63. 2010
    ..Discrete choice experiment...
  46. pmc Well being of obstetric patients on minimal blood transfusions (WOMB trial)
    Babette W Prick
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:83. 2010
    ..At present, there are no strict transfusion criteria for this specific indication, resulting in a wide variation in postpartum policy of RBC transfusion in the Netherlands...
  47. ncbi request reprint Patients' perceptions of the side-effects of prostate cancer treatment--a qualitative interview study
    Ida Joanna Korfage
    Department of Public Health, ErasmusMC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 63:911-9. 2006
    ..By presenting these findings we want to draw attention to issues that complicate QoL assessments in general and in prostate cancer patients in particular...
  48. ncbi request reprint Patients' perceived burden of cystoscopic and urinary surveillance of bladder cancer: a randomized comparison
    Madelon N M van der Aa
    Department of Pathology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BJU Int 101:1106-10. 2008
    ....
  49. 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
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Informing on prenatal screening for Down syndrome prior to conception. An empirical and ethical perspective
    Marleen Schoonen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med Genet A 158:485-97. 2012
    ..By offering information, instead of providing information, prospective parents are enabled to either accept or decline the information, which respects both their right to know and their right not-to-know...
  51. doi request reprint Deciding on PSA-screening - Quality of current consumer information on the Internet
    Ida J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 46:3073-81. 2010
    ..We assessed the quality of consumer information available through the Internet per November 2009 and its possible contribution to informed decision-making by potential screenees...
  52. pmc Reliability and validity of the Infant and Toddler Quality of Life Questionnaire (ITQOL) in a general population and respiratory disease sample
    Hein Raat
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, Rotterdam, ZH, 3000, CA, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:445-60. 2007
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of health-related quality of life measures in women after different types of delivery
    A J Gerard Jansen
    Sanquin Blood Bank South West Region, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 63:275-81. 2007
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Preferences of GPs and patients for preventive osteoporosis drug treatment: a discrete-choice experiment
    Esther W de Bekker-Grob
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Pharmacoeconomics 27:211-9. 2009
    ..Differences in opinions on the desirability of preventive treatment initiation may hamper the process and outcome of shared decision making between physician and patient...
  55. doi request reprint Quality of life during neoadjuvant treatment and after surgery for resectable esophageal carcinoma
    Esther van Meerten
    Department of Medical Oncology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:160-6. 2008
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Critical review of generic and dermatology-specific health-related quality of life instruments
    Hilde Both
    Department of Dermatology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Invest Dermatol 127:2726-39. 2007
    ..Promising new instruments for future research are the WHOQOL and the Skindex-17...
  57. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for the conduction of follow-up studies measuring injury-related disability
    Ed F van Beeck
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 62:534-50. 2007
    ..During the past decade, a variety of measures have been used at various moments in different study populations. Guidelines are needed to increase comparability between studies...
  58. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based guidelines, time-based health outcomes, and the Matthew effect
    Marie Louise Essink-Bot
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 17:314-7. 2007
    ..The time-based model maximises numbers of life years gained by treating the young and non-smokers, or 'the one who has will be given more' (Matthew 25:29). We explored practical consequences of risk- or time-based allocation...
  59. ncbi request reprint Exploring the course of psychological distress around two successive control visits in women at hereditary risk of breast cancer
    Silvia van Dooren
    Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 41:1416-25. 2005
    ..The course of general distress differed significantly for women closely involved in a sister's BC-process. These more vulnerable subgroups may be in need of extra counselling and care...
  60. pmc A labelled discrete choice experiment adds realism to the choices presented: preferences for surveillance tests for Barrett esophagus
    Michelle E Kruijshaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:31. 2009
    ..We conducted a labelled discrete choice experiment with realistic choices to investigate patients' trade-offs between the expected health gains and the burden of testing in surveillance of Barrett esophagus (BE)...
  61. doi request reprint The effects of screening on health behaviour: a summary of the results of randomized controlled trials
    Marije Deutekom
    Department of Public Health, AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Public Health (Oxf) 33:71-9. 2011
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in determinants of participation and non-participation in prenatal screening for Down syndrome: a theoretical framework
    Mirjam P Fransen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prenat Diagn 27:938-50. 2007
    ..To develop a theoretical framework for analysing ethnic differences in determinants of participation and non-participation in prenatal screening for Down syndrome...
  63. doi request reprint Erectile dysfunction and mental health in a general population of older men
    Ida J Korfage
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Sex Med 6:505-12. 2009
    ..Erectile dysfunction (ED) is more prevalent with increasing age. Previous studies showed that ED was negatively associated with mental health (MH) in specific patient groups...
  64. doi request reprint Social time preferences for health and money elicited with a choice experiment
    Willem Jan Meerding
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Value Health 13:368-74. 2010
    ..Here, we have derived social discount rates for health, money, and environmental benefits by means of a choice experiment...
  65. doi request reprint Quality-of-life effects of prostate-specific antigen screening
    Eveline A M Heijnsdijk
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 367:595-605. 2012
    ..However, the extent to which harms to quality of life resulting from overdiagnosis and treatment counterbalance this benefit is uncertain...
  66. pmc Incidence of cervical cancer after several negative smear results by age 50: prospective observational study
    Matejka Rebolj
    Erasmus MC, Department of Public Health, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 338:b1354. 2009
    ..To determine the incidence of cervical cancer after several negative cervical smear tests at different ages...
  67. doi request reprint High affective risk perception is associated with more lung cancer-specific distress in CT screening for lung cancer
    Eveline M Bunge
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lung Cancer 62:385-90. 2008
    ..5%) (p<0.01). Levels of distress were not severe, but were elevated compared to participants with a low affective risk perception, and therefore, attention for this group is recommended...
  68. doi request reprint Anxiety and distress during active surveillance for early prostate cancer
    Roderick C N van den Bergh
    Department of Urology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer 115:3868-78. 2009
    ..In this study, these feelings were quantified, and their associations with various psychologic, medical, demographic, and decision-related factors were assessed...
  69. doi request reprint Diabetes self-management in patients with low health literacy: ordering findings from literature in a health literacy framework
    Mirjam P Fransen
    Department of Public Health, Amsterdam Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 88:44-53. 2012
    ..To review studies on the association between health literacy (HL), diabetes self-management and possible mediating variables...
  70. ncbi request reprint Cost-utility analysis of patient care in children with meningeal signs
    Rianne Oostenbrink
    Sophia Children s Hospital and University Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 18:485-96. 2002
    ..Using this model, we determined in a cost-utility analysis the consequences for society of different diagnostic strategies in terms of quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and costs...
  71. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of disabilities and return to work after major trauma
    Wouter J Vles
    Department of Surgery, St Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 58:126-35. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and determinants of disabilities and return to work after severe injury in a Dutch, Level I trauma center...
  72. ncbi request reprint The EQ-5D and the Health Utilities Index for permanent sequelae after meningitis: a head-to-head comparison
    Rianne Oostenbrink
    Sophia Children s Hospital Rotterdam, Room Sp 1545, Dr Molewaterplein 60, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:791-9. 2002
    ..This may be different in a cost-utility analysis of therapeutic strategies. Hence, sensitivity analysis to quality weights is recommended...