Wilhelmina L M Ruijs

Summary

Affiliation: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc The role of religious leaders in promoting acceptance of vaccination within a minority group: a qualitative study
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Academic Collaborative Centre AMPHI, Dpt of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 21, 6525 EZ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:511. 2013
  2. pmc How healthcare professionals respond to parents with religious objections to vaccination: a qualitative study
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Academic Collaborative Centre AMPHI, Dpt of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 21, 6525, EZ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:231. 2012
  3. pmc How orthodox protestant parents decide on the vaccination of their children: a qualitative study
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Academic Collaborative Centre AMPHI, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 21, 6525 EZ, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:408. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Measuring vaccination coverage in a hard to reach minority
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Primary and Community Care, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 22:359-64. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Information on vaccination: meeting the needs of unvaccinated youngsters in the Netherlands
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 21:344-6. 2011
  6. pmc Religious subgroups influencing vaccination coverage in the Dutch Bible belt: an ecological study
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Academic Collaborative Centre AMPHI, Dpt of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 21, 6525 EZ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:102. 2011
  7. pmc The role of schools in the spread of mumps among unvaccinated children: a retrospective cohort study
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Academic Collaborative Centre AMPHI, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 21, 6525 EZ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 11:227. 2011

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. pmc The role of religious leaders in promoting acceptance of vaccination within a minority group: a qualitative study
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Academic Collaborative Centre AMPHI, Dpt of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 21, 6525 EZ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:511. 2013
    ..We assessed the role of religious leaders in promoting acceptance or refusal of vaccination within an orthodox Protestant minority group with low vaccination coverage in The Netherlands...
  2. pmc How healthcare professionals respond to parents with religious objections to vaccination: a qualitative study
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Academic Collaborative Centre AMPHI, Dpt of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 21, 6525, EZ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:231. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to gain insight into the responding of healthcare professionals to parents with religious objections to the vaccination of their children...
  3. pmc How orthodox protestant parents decide on the vaccination of their children: a qualitative study
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Academic Collaborative Centre AMPHI, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 21, 6525 EZ, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:408. 2012
    ..All orthodox protestant denominations leave the final decision to vaccinate or not up to their individual members...
  4. doi request reprint Measuring vaccination coverage in a hard to reach minority
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Primary and Community Care, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 22:359-64. 2012
    ..However, vaccination coverage in this minority is still unknown and this hampers prevention and control of epidemics...
  5. doi request reprint Information on vaccination: meeting the needs of unvaccinated youngsters in the Netherlands
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 21:344-6. 2011
    ..Their preferred information source was a Christian organization, not the youth health service. Our study shows the importance of exploration of the target group before introducing a new policy...
  6. pmc Religious subgroups influencing vaccination coverage in the Dutch Bible belt: an ecological study
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Academic Collaborative Centre AMPHI, Dpt of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 21, 6525 EZ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:102. 2011
    ..However, the adequacy of this strategy is questionable. This study assesses the influence of presence of various orthodox protestant subgroups (orthodox protestant denominations, OPDs) on municipal vaccination coverage in the Bible belt...
  7. pmc The role of schools in the spread of mumps among unvaccinated children: a retrospective cohort study
    Wilhelmina L M Ruijs
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Academic Collaborative Centre AMPHI, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 21, 6525 EZ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 11:227. 2011
    ..School closure has nevertheless not been practiced up until now. A mumps epidemic in 2007-2008 gave us an opportunity to study the role of schools in the spread of a vaccine preventable disease in a village with low vaccination coverage...