Wim H van Brakel

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Affiliation: Royal Tropical Institute
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Approaches and tools for measuring disability in low and middle-income countries
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute KIT, Leprosy Unit, Wibautstraat 137k, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 79:50-64. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring impairment caused by leprosy: inter-tester reliability of the WHO disability grading system
    Willemien A Nienhuis
    Purulia Leprosy Mission Home and Hospital, West Bengal, India
    Lepr Rev 75:221-32. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Measuring health-related stigma--a literature review
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute, Leprosy Unit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Health Med 11:307-34. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint The Participation Scale: measuring a key concept in public health
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute, KIT Leprosy Unit, Wibautstraat 137 J, 1097 DN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 28:193-203. 2006
  5. pmc Two randomized controlled clinical trials to study the effectiveness of prednisolone treatment in preventing and restoring clinical nerve function loss in leprosy: the TENLEP study protocols
    Inge Wagenaar
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Neurol 12:159. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint International workshop on neuropathology in leprosy--consensus report
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute, Leprosy Unit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 78:416-33. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint The INFIR Cohort Study: assessment of sensory and motor neuropathy in leprosy at baseline
    Wim H van Brakel
    Lepr Rev 76:277-95. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint The INFIR Cohort Study: investigating prediction, detection and pathogenesis of neuropathy and reactions in leprosy. Methods and baseline results of a cohort of multibacillary leprosy patients in north India
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute, Leprosy Unit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 76:14-34. 2005
  9. pmc Early diagnosis of neuropathy in leprosy--comparing diagnostic tests in a large prospective study (the INFIR cohort study)
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute KIT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e212. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint The prognostic importance of detecting mild sensory impairment in leprosy: a randomized controlled trial (TRIPOD 2)
    Wim H van Brakel
    KIT Leprosy Unit, Wibautstraat 137 J, 1097 DN Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 74:300-10. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Approaches and tools for measuring disability in low and middle-income countries
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute KIT, Leprosy Unit, Wibautstraat 137k, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 79:50-64. 2008
    ..To review the current state-of-the-art of measuring disability in the context of countries where leprosy is endemic...
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring impairment caused by leprosy: inter-tester reliability of the WHO disability grading system
    Willemien A Nienhuis
    Purulia Leprosy Mission Home and Hospital, West Bengal, India
    Lepr Rev 75:221-32. 2004
    ..It is recommended that the 'WHO disability grading' be renamed 'WHO impairment grading', using the terminology as defined by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Measuring health-related stigma--a literature review
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute, Leprosy Unit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Health Med 11:307-34. 2006
    ..To achieve this aim, existing instruments should be further validated, developed or adapted for generic use, where possible...
  4. ncbi request reprint The Participation Scale: measuring a key concept in public health
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute, KIT Leprosy Unit, Wibautstraat 137 J, 1097 DN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 28:193-203. 2006
    ..To develop a scale to measure (social) participation for use in rehabilitation, stigma reduction and social integration programmes...
  5. pmc Two randomized controlled clinical trials to study the effectiveness of prednisolone treatment in preventing and restoring clinical nerve function loss in leprosy: the TENLEP study protocols
    Inge Wagenaar
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Neurol 12:159. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint International workshop on neuropathology in leprosy--consensus report
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute, Leprosy Unit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 78:416-33. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint The INFIR Cohort Study: assessment of sensory and motor neuropathy in leprosy at baseline
    Wim H van Brakel
    Lepr Rev 76:277-95. 2005
    ..To compare different method(s) to detect peripheral neuropathy in leprosy and to study the validity of the monofilament test (MF) and the voluntary muscle test (VMT) as standard tests of nerve function...
  8. ncbi request reprint The INFIR Cohort Study: investigating prediction, detection and pathogenesis of neuropathy and reactions in leprosy. Methods and baseline results of a cohort of multibacillary leprosy patients in north India
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute, Leprosy Unit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 76:14-34. 2005
    ..Patients with skin lesions overlying peripheral nerve trunks should be carefully monitored for development of sensory or motor impairment...
  9. pmc Early diagnosis of neuropathy in leprosy--comparing diagnostic tests in a large prospective study (the INFIR cohort study)
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute KIT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e212. 2008
    ..Since early detection and treatment of neuropathy in leprosy has strong preventive potential, we conducted a cohort study to determine which test detects this neuropathy earliest...
  10. ncbi request reprint The prognostic importance of detecting mild sensory impairment in leprosy: a randomized controlled trial (TRIPOD 2)
    Wim H van Brakel
    KIT Leprosy Unit, Wibautstraat 137 J, 1097 DN Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 74:300-10. 2003
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Measuring leprosy-related stigma - a pilot study to validate a toolkit of instruments
    Carin Rensen
    Royal Tropical Institute, Department of Development Policy and Practice, Leprosy Unit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 33:711-9. 2011
    ..Instruments are needed to assess levels of stigma and to monitor and evaluate stigma reduction interventions. We conducted a validation study of such instruments in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, India...
  12. ncbi request reprint Monitoring the size of the leprosy problem: which epidemiological indicators should we use?
    Wim H van Brakel
    Royal Tropical Institute KIT, Leprosy Unit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Indian J Public Health 48:5-16. 2004
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Social implications of leprosy in the Netherlands--stigma among ex-leprosy patients in a non-endemic setting
    Roos De Groot
    Netherlands Leprosy Relief NLR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 82:168-77. 2011
    ..This study investigates the social implications of leprosy for those affected in the Netherlands...
  14. ncbi request reprint A scale to assess the severity of leprosy reactions
    Wim H van Brakel
    Lepr Rev 78:161-4. 2007
  15. ncbi request reprint Ensuring inter-tester reliability of voluntary muscle and monofilament sensory testing in the INFIR Cohort Study
    Anne E Roberts
    The Leprosy Mission Trust India, CNI Bhavan, 11 Pandit Pant Marg, New Delhi, India
    Lepr Rev 78:122-30. 2007
    ..To assess the reliability of monofilament (MF) and voluntary muscle strength (VMT) testing carried out by nine physiotherapy staff recruited for the ILEP Nerve Function Impairment & Reaction (INFIR) Cohort Study in India...
  16. ncbi request reprint Treatment with corticosteroids of long-standing nerve function impairment in leprosy: a randomized controlled trial (TRIPOD 3)
    Jan H Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 74:311-8. 2003
    ..Leprosy reactions and new NFI occurred in a third of the study group, emphasizing the need to keep patients under regular surveillance during MDT, and, where possible, after completion of MDT...
  17. ncbi request reprint Adverse events of standardized regimens of corticosteroids for prophylaxis and treatment of nerve function impairment in leprosy: results from the 'TRIPOD' trials
    Jan H Richardus
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lepr Rev 74:319-27. 2003
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  18. ncbi request reprint WHO disability grading: operational definitions
    J Wim Brandsma
    Green Pastures Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, PO Box 5, Nepal
    Lepr Rev 74:366-73. 2003
    ..The paper discusses the WHO grading in the light of its dual use: as an indicator for early case detection and as an indicator for change in impairments. The paper presents operational definitions for the grading options...
  19. pmc Steroid prophylaxis for prevention of nerve function impairment in leprosy: randomised placebo controlled trial (TRIPOD 1)
    W Cairns S Smith
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
    BMJ 328:1459. 2004
    ..To determine whether addition of low dose prednisolone to multidrug treatment can prevent reaction and nerve function impairment in leprosy...
  20. pmc Effectiveness of single dose rifampicin in preventing leprosy in close contacts of patients with newly diagnosed leprosy: cluster randomised controlled trial
    F Johannes Moet
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 336:761-4. 2008
    ..To determine the effectiveness of chemoprophylaxis using a single dose of rifampicin to prevent leprosy in close contacts...
  21. ncbi request reprint Disability and leprosy: the way forward
    Wim H van Brakel
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 36:86-7. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint Understanding and tackling health-related stigma
    Graham Scambler
    Psychol Health Med 11:269-70. 2006
  23. ncbi request reprint Measuring leprosy stigma--a preliminary review of the leprosy literature
    Wim H van Brakel
    TLM Research Resource Center, 5 Amrita Shergill Marg, New Delhi 110003, India
    Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis 71:190-7. 2003
    ..Data obtained with such an instrument would useful in situational analysis, advocacy work, monitoring and evaluation of interventions against stigma, and research to better understand stigma and its determinants...
  24. ncbi request reprint Ballpoint pen testing: light touch versus deep pressure
    Jean M Watson
    Lepr Rev 73:392-3. 2002