Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands
- Vitalum study design: RCT evaluating the efficacy of tailored print communication and telephone motivational interviewing on multiple health behaviorsHilde M van Keulen
Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
BMC Public Health 8:216. 2008..The Vitalum project aims to compare the efficacy of these techniques in improving the health behaviors of adults aged 45-70. This paper describes the design of the Vitalum study...
- Monitoring the dissemination of an educational protocol on pediatric asthma in family practice: a test of associations between dissemination variablesI Mesters
Department of Health Education at Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Health Educ Behav 26:103-20. 1999..Finally, more perceived success of performance was expected to be related to continued use. Both longitudinal and cross-sectional data largely confirmed the hypotheses...
- Informing one's family about genetic testing for hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC): a retrospective exploratory studyIlse Mesters
Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, University Maastricht, P O Box 616, 6200 Maastricht, The Netherlands
Fam Cancer 4:163-7. 2005..Therefore, there is a need to understand if, why, and how people with hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) inform their biological family...
- General public's knowledge, interest and information needs related to genetic cancer: an exploratory studyI Mesters
University Maastricht, Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Eur J Cancer Prev 14:69-75. 2005..According to the participants mass media should provide information on relevant features of genetic cancer to look out for. As yet, people showed little interest in biological genetic information...
- Measuring information needs among cancer patientsI Mesters
Department of Health Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Patient Educ Couns 43:253-62. 2001..Further validation of the instrument is required...
- Skin self-examination of persons from families with familial atypical multiple mole melanoma (FAMMM)Ilse Mesters
Department of Health Education, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Patient Educ Couns 75:251-5. 2009..The aim is to examine motivational differences between (a) melanoma-prone persons who perform SSE once every 2-3 months, and (b) melanoma-prone persons with a lower SSE frequency...
- Predictors of intention to adhere to physiotherapy among women with urinary incontinenceD Alewijnse
Departments of Health Education and Health Promotion and General Practice, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Health Educ Res 16:173-86. 2001..Building self-efficacy might be a good starting point for health education interventions aiming to promote adherence to PFME therapy, which can be used by physiotherapists and general practitioners...
- Participation in a sigmoidoscopic colorectal cancer screening program: a pilot studyS P Kremers
Department of Health Education and Promotion, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:1127-30. 2000..Furthermore, response efficacy, i.e., the individual's beliefs about the outcome of participation, and social support proved to be concepts that were associated with participation...
- Applying a theory-based framework to understand public knowledge of genetic risk factors: a case for the distinction between how-to knowledge and principles knowledgeC M R Smerecnik
School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Public Health Genomics 14:259-70. 2011..It also makes a first attempt to examine the statistical validity of this framework...
- Cancer patients' view on rehabilitation and quality of life: a programme auditI Korstjens
Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 17:290-7. 2008..In conclusion, participants valued the group-based multi-modal cancer rehabilitation programme and recommended to focus more on developing coping skills...
- Factors underlying smoking relapse prevention: results of an international Delphi studyI Elfeddali
Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Health Educ Res 25:1008-20. 2010..Generally speaking, the researchers and coaches provided similar suggestions. The results paint a picture of the current state of knowledge on relapse-related factors and point the way to areas for further research...
- Measuring the severity of upper gastrointestinal complaints: does GP assessment correspond with patients' self-assessment?G A J Fransen
Department of General Practice, Research Institute Caphri, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Fam Pract 24:252-8. 2007..This study aimed to investigate the interrater agreement between physician-reported severity and patient-reported severity concerning the patients' upper GI complaints...