D J Deeg

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Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal characterization of course types of functional limitations
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine LASA, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 27:253-61. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Attrition in the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. The effect of differential inclusion in side studies
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:319-28. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Health profiles and profile-specific health expectancies of older women and men: The Netherlands
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Women Aging 14:27-46. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Self-rated health, gender, and mortality in older persons: introduction to a special section
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Vrije Universiteit Medical Center LASA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gerontologist 43:369-71. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Concepts of self-rated health: specifying the gender difference in mortality risk
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gerontologist 43:376-86; discussion 372-5. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint APOE-epsilon4 is associated with memory decline in cognitively impaired elderly
    M G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, and the Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
    Neurology 54:1492-7. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint [Effects of depression on physical health and mortality in the elderly. Longitudinal results of the LASA research]
    B W Penninx
    EMGO Instituut, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 31:211-8. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Depression and risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. Results of two prospective community-based studies in The Netherlands
    M I Geerlings
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 176:568-75. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Stroke and apolipoprotein E epsilon4 are independent risk factors for cognitive decline: A population-based study
    M G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Stroke 31:2431-6. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Memory complaints and APOE-epsilon4 accelerate cognitive decline in cognitively normal elderly
    M G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, Academic Hospital, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurology 57:2217-22. 2001

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  1. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal characterization of course types of functional limitations
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine LASA, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 27:253-61. 2005
    ..Longitudinal data have provided evidence on factors that increase the risk of incidence of functional limitations. However, little insight exists in course types of functional limitations other than simple incidence or recovery...
  2. ncbi request reprint Attrition in the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. The effect of differential inclusion in side studies
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:319-28. 2002
    ..The findings further suggest that designing a series of side studies within the "longitudinal paradigm" does not severely damage the study's validity in terms of selective attrition...
  3. ncbi request reprint Health profiles and profile-specific health expectancies of older women and men: The Netherlands
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Women Aging 14:27-46. 2002
    ..Their greater number of years spent in these health states have direct consequences for the type and cost of care women need...
  4. ncbi request reprint Self-rated health, gender, and mortality in older persons: introduction to a special section
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Vrije Universiteit Medical Center LASA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gerontologist 43:369-71. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Concepts of self-rated health: specifying the gender difference in mortality risk
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gerontologist 43:376-86; discussion 372-5. 2003
    ..For these concepts, the gender-specific risks of mortality were evaluated for a short and a longer follow-up period...
  6. ncbi request reprint APOE-epsilon4 is associated with memory decline in cognitively impaired elderly
    M G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, and the Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
    Neurology 54:1492-7. 2000
    ..To investigate whether the association between APOE-epsilon4 and memory decline is modified by baseline cognition and age in a population-based elderly sample...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Effects of depression on physical health and mortality in the elderly. Longitudinal results of the LASA research]
    B W Penninx
    EMGO Instituut, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 31:211-8. 2000
    ..These results show that late-life depression has strong unfavorable physical health consequences. The consequences of minor depression are comparable with those of major depression...
  8. ncbi request reprint Depression and risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. Results of two prospective community-based studies in The Netherlands
    M I Geerlings
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 176:568-75. 2000
    ..Depression may be associated with cognitive decline in elderly people with impaired cognition...
  9. ncbi request reprint Stroke and apolipoprotein E epsilon4 are independent risk factors for cognitive decline: A population-based study
    M G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Stroke 31:2431-6. 2000
    ..In a population-based sample, using well-defined sensitive cognitive measures, this study investigates whether cognitive decline following stroke is worse for patients who carry the ApoE epsilon4 allele...
  10. ncbi request reprint Memory complaints and APOE-epsilon4 accelerate cognitive decline in cognitively normal elderly
    M G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, Academic Hospital, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurology 57:2217-22. 2001
    ..To investigate to what extent subjective memory complaints and APOE-epsilon4 allele carriage predict future cognitive decline in cognitively intact elderly persons, by evaluating both their separate and combined effects...
  11. ncbi request reprint Association of depression and gender with mortality in old age. Results from the Amsterdam Study of the Elderly (AMSTEL)
    R A Schoevers
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Valeriusplein 9, 1075 BG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 177:336-42. 2000
    ..The association between depression and increased mortality risk in older persons may depend on the severity of the depressive disorder and gender...
  12. ncbi request reprint Minor and major depression and the risk of death in older persons
    B W Penninx
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 56:889-95. 1999
    ..This study determined the effect of both minor and major depression on mortality and examined the role of confounding and explanatory variables on this relationship...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Social-economic inequality in mortality among older mem amd women. Research on the role of health, life style, parental socio-economic status and psychosocial conditions]
    M I Broese van Groenou
    Afdeling Sociologie en Sociale Gerontologie, Faculteit der Sociaal Culturele Wetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 31:219-28. 2000
    ..It is concluded that ses-inequalities in mortality are present among Dutch men and, to a lesser extent among women, until high age, and are partly explained by the relatively large health problems of the lower status group...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for depression in later life; results of a prospective community based study (AMSTEL)
    R A Schoevers
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Valeriusplein 9, 1075 BG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 59:127-37. 2000
    ..The current prospective study tests an etiologic model for depression incidence, by assessing modifying effects of three types of vulnerability: genetic/familial vulnerability, organic vulnerability, and environmental vulnerability...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Health status and anxiety in the elderly. A longitudinal perspective]
    E de Beurs
    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 31:203-10. 2000
    ..Thus, somatic diseases not only lead to depression, a finding reported in numerous studies, but also increase the likelihood of anxiety symptoms at a later point in time...
  16. ncbi request reprint Skeletal muscle mass and muscle strength in relation to lower-extremity performance in older men and women
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 48:381-6. 2000
    ..We tested the hypothesis that persons with lower muscle mass or muscle strength have poorer lower-extremity performance (LEP)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effects of social support and personal coping resources on depressive symptoms: different for various chronic diseases?
    B W Penninx
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Psychol 17:551-8. 1998
    ..Receiving instrumental support was associated with more depressive symptoms, especially in diabetes patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint The association between depressive symptoms and cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly persons
    H C Comijs
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:361-7. 2001
    ..To investigate whether depressive symptoms predict specific types of cognitive decline in order to elucidate the association between late life depression and cognitive decline...
  19. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress of caregivers: the mediator effect of caregiving appraisal
    A M Pot
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 34:43-51. 1998
    ..Thus, it is inadequate to focus interventions merely on stressors in the caregiving situation, for non-spouse caregivers in particular. A reduction of perceived pressure from informal care is also needed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Changes in depression and physical decline in older adults: a longitudinal perspective
    B W Penninx
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, v d Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 61:1-12. 2000
    ..The impact of chronicity and changes in depression on physical decline over time in older persons has not been elucidated...
  21. ncbi request reprint Depression and cardiac mortality: results from a community-based longitudinal study
    B W Penninx
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:221-7. 2001
    ..This study examined and compared the effect of depression on cardiac mortality in community-dwelling persons with and without cardiac disease...
  22. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress of caregivers: moderator effects of caregiver resources?
    A M Pot
    Department of General Practice, Nursing Home Medicine and Social Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 41:235-40. 2000
    ..The absence of moderator effects on caregiving stress suggests that caregivers of demented elderly people may need attention and support when they perceive pressure, regardless of their personal resources...
  23. ncbi request reprint Past and current smoking in relation to body fat distribution in older men and women
    M Visser
    Department of Human Nutrition, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M293-8. 1999
    ..Behavioral influence on fat distribution is of importance because of the accumulation of abdominal fat with age and its associated health risks...
  24. ncbi request reprint Social network, social support, and loneliness in older persons with different chronic diseases
    B W Penninx
    Vrije University, Amsterdam
    J Aging Health 11:151-68. 1999
    ..This study examines whether patterns of social network size, functional social support, and loneliness are different for older persons with different types of chronic diseases...
  25. ncbi request reprint Do health factors affect memory performance in old age?
    M Jelicic
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:572-6. 1999
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the effect of health factors on memory performance in a population-based sample of 679 older people (mean age=69.2 years)...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Apolipoprotein E4 and memory decline in the elderly]
    C Jonker
    Vrije Universiteit, Afdeling Psychiatrie, Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 31:198-202. 2000
    ..In particular cognitively impaired E4 carriers older than 75 years were at high risk of memory decline. Contrary to AD studies, our study suggests that the risk of ApoE4 on memory decline does not decrease with ageing...
  27. ncbi request reprint Fall-risk screening test: a prospective study on predictors for falls in community-dwelling elderly
    A M Tromp
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:837-44. 2001
    ..0-5.4%) to 46.8% (95% CI: 43.0-50.6%). Our study provides a fall-risk screening test based on four easily measurable predictors that can be used for fall-risk stratification in community-dwelling elderly...
  28. ncbi request reprint The longitudinal effect of depression on functional limitations and disability in older adults: an eight-wave prospective community-based study
    S W Geerlings
    Department of Psychiatry and the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 31:1361-71. 2001
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Institutionalization of demented elderly: the role of caregiver characteristics
    A M Pot
    Department of General Practice, Nursing Home Medicine and Social Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:273-80. 2001
    ..Three sets of caregiver characteristics were examined with respect to their explanatory value for institutionalization of demented elderly people: commitment to the caregiving relationship, psychological distress, and personality traits...
  30. ncbi request reprint Chronic disease and lifestyle transitions: results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Coen H van Gool
    Center for Public Health Forecasting, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Universiteit Maastricht Care and Public Health Research Institute, P O Box 1, NL 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Aging Health 19:416-38. 2007
    ..This article addresses the association between course of chronic disease and lifestyle...
  31. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory markers and loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) and strength
    Laura A Schaap
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Am J Med 119:526.e9-17. 2006
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Depression in older age is a risk factor for first ischemic cardiac events
    Marijke A Bremmer
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:523-30. 2006
    ..The authors hypothesized that the cardiac morbidity and mortality after depression in late life is mediated by subclinical atherosclerosis and is thus confined to ischemic heart diseases...
  33. ncbi request reprint Personality and the onset of depression in late life
    Bas Steunenberg
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 92:243-51. 2006
    ..We hypothesize to find that a high neuroticism level or low levels of mastery, self-efficacy or self-esteem strengthen the impact of the health-related variables and social situational factors on the onset of depression in late life...
  34. ncbi request reprint Late-life depression: the differences between early- and late-onset illness in a community-based sample
    Joost Janssen
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Psychiatry, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:86-93. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare early-onset (EOD) and late-onset (LOD) depressive illness in a community-based sample...
  35. ncbi request reprint Change in serum albumin and subsequent decline in functional status in older persons
    Bianca W M Schalk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:297-305. 2005
    ..This study examines whether a three-year change in serum albumin concentration is associated with subsequent decline in functional status in older persons...
  36. ncbi request reprint Endocrine and inflammatory markers as predictors of frailty
    Martine T E Puts
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 63:403-11. 2005
    ..To examine the association of serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP) and IGF-1 with prevalent and incident frailty...
  37. ncbi request reprint Frequency and determinants of advance directives concerning end-of-life care in The Netherlands
    Mette L Rurup
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 62:1552-63. 2006
    ..Furthermore, the enabling factor of a higher level of education, the need factor of contact with a medical specialist in the past 6 months, and the death of a marital partner were associated with the formulation of an AD...
  38. ncbi request reprint Serum albumin and muscle strength: a longitudinal study in older men and women
    Bianca W M Schalk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1331-8. 2005
    ..To examine whether low serum albumin is associated with low muscle strength and future decline in muscle strength in community-dwelling older men and women...
  39. ncbi request reprint The impact of change in cognitive functioning and cognitive decline on disability, well-being, and the use of healthcare services in older persons. Results of Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Hannie C Comijs
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 19:316-23. 2005
    ..With the aging of the population, the number of persons with cognitive impairment is likely to increase, and appropriate services should be available to them...
  40. ncbi request reprint Disaster and associated changes in physical and mental health in older residents
    Dorly J H Deeg
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 15:170-4. 2005
    ..The ongoing Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam has one pre-disaster and several post-disaster observations, making it possible to study changes in health, taking pre-disaster health characteristics into account...
  41. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in the risk of frailty for mortality independent of disability and chronic diseases
    Martine T E Puts
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:40-7. 2005
    ..To determine the effect of static and dynamic frailty on mortality in older men and women...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prevention of late-life depression in primary care: do we know where to begin?
    Robert A Schoevers
    Mentrum Mental Health Care, 2e Constantijn Huijgensstraat 37, 1054 AG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1611-21. 2006
    ..This study attempted to compare two models for selective (people at elevated risk) and indicated (those with subsyndromal depressive symptoms) prevention and to determine the optimal strategy for prevention of late-life depression...
  43. ncbi request reprint Low serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in older persons and the risk of nursing home admission
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:616-22; quiz 671-2. 2006
    ..The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in nursing home patients is high...
  44. ncbi request reprint Contribution of metabolic syndrome components to cognition in older individuals
    Miranda G Dik
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 30:2655-60. 2007
    ..However, it is not known what the roles of the individual components of the metabolic syndrome on cognition are...
  45. ncbi request reprint Prayer and depressive symptoms in a period of secularization: patterns among older adults in the Netherlands
    Arjan W Braam
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO and Department of Psychiatry, VU Medical Center, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:273-81. 2007
    ..Prayer is generally recognized as an important aspect of religiousness. Relatively few empiric studies examined the relation between prayer and depressive symptoms in later life, and findings so far are mixed...
  46. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D status predicts physical performance and its decline in older persons
    Ilse S Wicherts
    Department of Endocrinology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:2058-65. 2007
    ..Vitamin D deficiency is common among older people and can cause mineralization defects, bone loss, and muscle weakness...
  47. doi request reprint Depression is associated with decreased 25-hydroxyvitamin D and increased parathyroid hormone levels in older adults
    Witte J G Hoogendijk
    Research Institute Neurosciences and the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, VU University Medical Center, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, A J Ernststraat 887, 1081 HL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:508-12. 2008
    ..Depression has incidentally been related to altered levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and parathyroid hormone (PTH), but this relation has never been studied systematically...
  48. ncbi request reprint Unhealthy lifestyles during the life course: association with physical decline in late life
    Saskia M Pluijm
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:75-83. 2007
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Mastery and neuroticism predict recovery of depression in later life
    Bas Steunenberg
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:234-42. 2007
    ..The second research question investigated whether these personality characteristics moderate the negative impact of the other prognostic factors on the chance of recovery...
  50. ncbi request reprint Wartime stressors and mental health symptoms as predictors of late-life mortality in World War II survivors
    Inge Bramsen
    Department of Medical Psychology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 103:121-9. 2007
    ..The current study examines wartime stress in relation to late-life mortality among 1448 World War II survivors, and potential mediating effects of mental health symptoms that were assessed in 1992...
  51. ncbi request reprint Major depression in late life is associated with both hypo- and hypercortisolemia
    Marijke A Bremmer
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 62:479-86. 2007
    ..We also examined whether this might represent different depression subtypes...
  52. ncbi request reprint Childhood adversity, recent life events and depression in late life
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 103:243-6. 2007
    ..The study investigates whether persons who have experienced childhood adversity are more likely to develop depressive symptoms when faced with recent events...
  53. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in incident depression in older adults: the role of psychosocial factors, physical health status, and behavioral factors
    Annemarie Koster
    Department of Health Care Studies, Section of Medical Sociology, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 61:619-27. 2006
    ....
  54. pmc Explanations of socioeconomic differences in changes in physical function in older adults: results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Annemarie Koster
    Department of Health Care Studies, Section Medical Sociology, Universiteit Maastricht, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:244. 2006
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint The relationship between generalized anxiety disorder, depression and mortality in old age
    Tjalling J Holwerda
    Department of Psychiatry, Mentrum Mental Health Care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:241-9. 2007
    ..However, little is known about the relation between generalized anxiety disorder, mixed anxiety-depression (generalized anxiety disorder and depression) and excess mortality in the elderly...
  56. ncbi request reprint Stability and change of neuroticism in aging
    Bas Steunenberg
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije University, Van der Boechorstraat 1, Amsterdam, 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P27-33. 2005
    ..In conclusion, neuroticism remains rather stable in middle and older adulthood, with some apparent increase in late life...
  57. ncbi request reprint Depression in older persons with versus without vascular disease in the open population: similar depressive symptom patterns, more disability
    Els Licht-Strunk
    Department of General Practice, Institute of Extramural Medicine EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 83:155-60. 2004
    ..The aim of the present study is to examine whether depressed older persons in the open population with and without vascular disease show different symptom patterns...
  58. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of posttraumatic stress disorder in older adults
    Willeke H van Zelst
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychother Psychosom 72:333-42. 2003
    ..Increased knowledge on vulnerability factors for PTSD can facilitate diagnostic procedures and health management in the elderly...
  59. ncbi request reprint A classification tree for predicting recurrent falling in community-dwelling older persons
    Vianda S Stel
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1356-64. 2003
    ..To develop a classification tree for predicting the risk of recurrent falling in community-dwelling older persons using tree-structured survival analysis (TSSA)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Income differentials in functional disability in old age: relative risks of onset, recovery, decline, attrition and mortality
    Marjolein I Broese van Groenou
    Department of Sociology and Social Gerontology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Clin Exp Res 15:174-83. 2003
    ..This longitudinal study aimed at comparing income differences in the course of disability, non-mortality attrition and mortality in older adults...
  61. ncbi request reprint The influence of differing social ties on decline in physical functioning among older people with and without chronic diseases: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    M Isabella Bisschop
    VU University Medical Center, Institue for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Clin Exp Res 15:164-73. 2003
    ..This study examines whether differing types of social ties and support differentially mitigate the negative effects of chronic diseases on decline in physical functioning...
  62. ncbi request reprint Early life physical activity and cognition at old age
    Miranda Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 25:643-53. 2003
    ..This finding supports the cognitive reserve hypothesis, and might suggest that early life physical activity may delay late-life cognitive deficits...
  63. ncbi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and cognitive decline in older persons
    Miranda G Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Aging 24:573-81. 2003
    ..78; 95% CI, 1.19-2.68). In summary, this study suggests that IGF-I levels below 9.4 nmol/l are negatively associated with both the level and decline of information processing speed...
  64. ncbi request reprint Drug treatment in depressed elderly in the Dutch community
    Caroline M Sonnenberg
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, LASA, Room H 061, Vrije Universiteit, Van de Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:99-104. 2003
    ..We investigated antidepressant and benzodiazepine use in an older community sample, and assessed possible risk factors associated with non-treatment in depressed elderly...
  65. ncbi request reprint Relationship between changes in depressive symptoms and unhealthy lifestyles in late middle aged and older persons: results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Coen H van Gool
    Department of Health Care Studies, Section Medical Sociology, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Age Ageing 32:81-7. 2003
    ..Primary objective: to determine if depressed mood is associated with unhealthy lifestyles in late middle aged and older people, with or without chronic somatic diseases...
  66. ncbi request reprint Physical activity as a determinant of change in mobility performance: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1774-81. 2002
    ..This study examined the association of (change in) physical activity and decline in mobility performance in older men and women...
  67. ncbi request reprint Iatrogenic depression in the elderly. Results from a community-based study in the Netherlands
    Ton D F Dhondt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:393-8. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the use of medication and depression in the elderly...
  68. ncbi request reprint The natural history of late-life depression: a 6-year prospective study in the community
    Aartjan T F Beekman
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Extramural Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:605-11. 2002
    ..The primary aim was to study the natural history of late-life depression, systematically comparing those who did with those who did not fulfill rigorous diagnostic criteria...
  69. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal relationship between pain and depression in older adults: sex, age and physical disability
    Sandra W Geerlings
    Department of Psychiatry Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:23-30. 2002
    ..In the present study, the longitudinal relationship between pain and depression in older adults was examined, thereby taking into account the role of physical disability and the possibly modifying effect of sex and age...
  70. ncbi request reprint The association of hearing impairment and chronic diseases with psychosocial health status in older age
    Sophia E Kramer
    Vrije University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Aging Health 14:122-37. 2002
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Cross-national determinants of quality of life from six longitudinal studies on aging: the CLESA project
    Nadia Minicuci
    National Research Council, Institute of Neuroscience, Aging Unit, Padova, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 15:187-202. 2003
    ..The design of each study is briefly introduced and the methodology leading to the harmonization of the common variables is described...
  72. ncbi request reprint Low vitamin D and high parathyroid hormone levels as determinants of loss of muscle strength and muscle mass (sarcopenia): the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:5766-72. 2003
    ..05-5.28) based on muscle mass. The associations were similar in men and women. The results of this prospective, population-based study show that lower 25-OHD and higher PTH levels increase the risk of sarcopenia in older men and women...
  73. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and the risk of death in older men and women
    Hein P J van Hout
    Department of General Practice, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 185:399-404. 2004
    ..There are inconsistent reports as to whether people with anxiety disorders have a higher mortality risk...
  74. ncbi request reprint Impact of depression on disablement in late middle aged and older persons: results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Coen H van Gool
    Department of Health Care Studies, Section Medical Sociology, Universiteit Maastricht, P O Box 616, Maastricht 6200 MD, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 60:25-36. 2005
    ..Reduction of depression may help slow down the process of disablement for persons who find themselves in those stages of the model...
  75. ncbi request reprint Do severity and duration of depressive symptoms predict cognitive decline in older persons? Results of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:226-32. 2004
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Religious involvement and 6-year course of depressive symptoms in older Dutch citizens: results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Arjan W Braam
    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Aging Health 16:467-89. 2004
    ..Expanding on cross-sectional studies, associations are examined between religious involvement and the 6-year course of depressive symptoms in older adults...
  77. ncbi request reprint Chronic diseases and depression: the modifying role of psychosocial resources
    M Isabella Bisschop
    Vrije University Medical Center, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 59:721-33. 2004
    ..This suggests that interventions to enhance specific resources may ameliorate depressive symptoms in specific chronic patients groups...
  78. ncbi request reprint The longitudinal relation between chronic diseases and depression in older persons in the community: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    M Isabella Bisschop
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:187-94. 2004
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Lower levels of serum albumin and total cholesterol and future decline in functional performance in older persons: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Bianca W M Schalk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Age Ageing 33:266-72. 2004
    ..Both serum albumin and total cholesterol are potential markers of frailty. A decline in functional status is one of the key components of frailty...
  80. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the LASA Physical Activity Questionnaire with a 7-day diary and pedometer
    Vianda S Stel
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:252-8. 2004
    ..First, to validate the LASA Physical Activity Questionnaire (LAPAQ) by a 7-day diary and a pedometer in older persons. Second, to assess the repeatability of the LAPAQ. Third, to compare the feasibility of these methods...
  81. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity of somatic chronic diseases and decline in physical functioning:; the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Didi M W Kriegsman
    Department of General Practice, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, BT 1081 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:55-65. 2004
    ..To assess the association of decline in physical functioning with number of chronic diseases and with specific comorbidity in different index diseases...
  82. ncbi request reprint Are IADLs comparable across countries? Sociodemographic associates of harmonized IADL measures
    Suvi Nikula
    University of Tampere, School of Public Health, Tampere, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 15:451-9. 2003
    ..The focus of this report is to examine the comparability of IADLs across countries and to study the association of IADLs with age, gender and socioeconomic status, and the scalability of the measure...
  83. ncbi request reprint The course of cognitive decline in older persons: results from the longitudinal aging study amsterdam
    Hannie C Comijs
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute of the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 17:136-42. 2004
    ..Of this group, 44% recovered from cognitive decline or stayed stable in the next 3 years. Especially older age, memory complaints and an increase of cardiovascular diseases at follow-up predict further deterioration...
  84. ncbi request reprint Activity in older adults: cause or consequence of cognitive functioning? A longitudinal study on everyday activities and cognitive performance in older adults
    Marja J Aartsen
    Department of Sociology and Social Gerontology, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:P153-62. 2002
    ..It is suggested that no specific activity, but rather socioeconomic status to which activities are closely connected, contributes to maintenance of cognitive functions...
  85. ncbi request reprint Late-life anemia is associated with increased risk of recurrent falls
    Brenda W J H Penninx
    Institute of Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2106-11. 2005
    ..To examine whether anemia is associated with a higher incidence of recurrent falls...
  86. ncbi request reprint Variation in thresholds for reporting mobility disability between national population subgroups and studies
    David Melzer
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 2SR, UK
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:1295-303. 2004
    ..We also aimed to compare reported and tested performance across two national population studies...