J W Twisk

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Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress of rescue workers eight and one-half years after professional involvement in the Amsterdam air disaster
    Anke B Witteveen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Medical Psychology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:31-40. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint A new approach to tracking of subjects at risk for hypercholesteremia over a period of 15 years: The Amsterdam Growth and Health Study
    J W Twisk
    Institute of Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 13:293-300. 1997
  3. ncbi request reprint The relationship between physical fitness and physical activity during adolescence and cardiovascular disease risk factors at adult age. The Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    J W R Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 23:S8-14. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Prediction of cardiovascular disease risk factors later in life by physical activity and physical fitness in youth: general comments and conclusions
    J W R Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 23:S44-9. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity guidelines for children and adolescents: a critical review
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 31:617-27. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Prediction of cardiovascular disease risk factors later in life by physical activity and physical fitness in youth: introduction
    J W R Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 23:S5-7. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Positive and negative life events: the relationship with coronary heart disease risk factors in young adults
    J W Twisk
    Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, vd Boechorststraat 7 9, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 49:35-42. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the results of a randomized controlled trial: how to define changes between baseline and follow-up
    Jos Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:223-8. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint [Roaming through methodology. XXII. Application of techniques for longitudinal data analysis]
    J W Twisk
    Vrije Universiteit, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 144:1680-3. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Tracking of activity and fitness and the relationship with cardiovascular disease risk factors
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Social Medicine, EMGO Institute, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:1455-61. 2000

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Publications96

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress of rescue workers eight and one-half years after professional involvement in the Amsterdam air disaster
    Anke B Witteveen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Medical Psychology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:31-40. 2007
    ..The disasters' aftermath of rumors about potential health consequences due to toxic exposure likely contributed to the long-lasting psychological distress of some of the rescue workers as well...
  2. ncbi request reprint A new approach to tracking of subjects at risk for hypercholesteremia over a period of 15 years: The Amsterdam Growth and Health Study
    J W Twisk
    Institute of Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 13:293-300. 1997
    ..1 (95% confidence interval (CI) 5.0-21.9), for HDL 14.4 (95% CI 7.2-28.7) and for the TC/HDL ratio 25.5 (95% CI 11.5-56.8). It can be concluded that the GEE-approach is very suitable to assess tracking for subjects at risk...
  3. ncbi request reprint The relationship between physical fitness and physical activity during adolescence and cardiovascular disease risk factors at adult age. The Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    J W R Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 23:S8-14. 2002
    ..e. inversely to the sum of four skinfolds, waist circumference and to total serum cholesterol). Physical activity during adolescence was not related to a healthy CVD risk profile at the age of 32 years...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prediction of cardiovascular disease risk factors later in life by physical activity and physical fitness in youth: general comments and conclusions
    J W R Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 23:S44-9. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity guidelines for children and adolescents: a critical review
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 31:617-27. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Prediction of cardiovascular disease risk factors later in life by physical activity and physical fitness in youth: introduction
    J W R Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 23:S5-7. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Positive and negative life events: the relationship with coronary heart disease risk factors in young adults
    J W Twisk
    Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, vd Boechorststraat 7 9, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 49:35-42. 2000
    ..to investigate the influence of positive and negative life events (including daily uplifts and daily hassles) on several biological and lifestyle coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors...
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the results of a randomized controlled trial: how to define changes between baseline and follow-up
    Jos Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:223-8. 2004
    ..quot; The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how different definitions of "change" used in the analysis can influence the results of a study...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Roaming through methodology. XXII. Application of techniques for longitudinal data analysis]
    J W Twisk
    Vrije Universiteit, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 144:1680-3. 2000
    ..Sophisticated longitudinal techniques like generalized estimating equations and random-coefficient models are most recommendable...
  10. ncbi request reprint Tracking of activity and fitness and the relationship with cardiovascular disease risk factors
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Social Medicine, EMGO Institute, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:1455-61. 2000
    ..e., total serum cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the TC:HDL ratio, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and the sum of four skinfolds...
  11. ncbi request reprint Clustering of biological risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the longitudinal relationship with lifestyle of an adolescent population: the Northern Ireland Young Hearts Project
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Medical Faculty, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Risk 6:355-62. 1999
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  12. ncbi request reprint Different statistical models to analyze epidemiological observational longitudinal data: an example from the Amsterdam Growth and Health Study
    J W Twisk
    EMGO Institute, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 18:S216-24. 1997
    ..However, in most cases epidemiologists should use the results of different models to obtain a more accurate answer to the particular epidemiological question...
  13. ncbi request reprint Relation between the longitudinal development of personality characteristics and biological and lifestyle risk factors for coronary heart disease
    J W Twisk
    EMGO Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychosom Med 60:372-7. 1998
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  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in daily hassles and life events and the relationship with coronary heart disease risk factors: a 2-year longitudinal study in 27-29-year-old males and females
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 46:229-40. 1999
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  15. ncbi request reprint Attrition in longitudinal studies. How to deal with missing data
    Jos Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, vd Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:329-37. 2002
    ..However, the estimated standard errors appeared to be theoretically more adequate, because they reflect the uncertainty in estimation caused by missing values...
  16. ncbi request reprint The problem of evaluating the magnitude of tracking coefficients
    Jos W R Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre Vd Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:1025-6. 2003
  17. ncbi request reprint Clustering of risk factors for coronary heart disease. the longitudinal relationship with lifestyle
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO-Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Epidemiol 11:157-65. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Based on this small longitudinal study, it can be stated that during adolescence and young adulthood both daily physical activity and alcohol consumption were related to a healthy CHD risk profile...
  18. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal trends in and tracking of energy and nutrient intake over 20 years in a Dutch cohort of men and women between 13 and 33 years of age: The Amsterdam growth and health longitudinal study
    G Bertheke Post
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Amsterdam Growth and Health Research Group, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, vd Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 85:375-85. 2001
    ..These findings may imply that dietary intake is changeable and suggest that disease prevention measures can be implemented in adulthood...
  19. ncbi request reprint The Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study. The past (1976-1996) and future (1997-?)
    H C Kemper
    EMGO Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 18:S140-50. 1997
    ..The main results that were obtained in the past are summarized and research questions for the near future are explained...
  20. ncbi request reprint A fifteen-year longitudinal study in young adults on the relation of physical activity and fitness with the development of the bone mass: The Amsterdam Growth And Health Longitudinal Study
    H C Kemper
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Bone 27:847-53. 2000
    ..Only neuromotor fitness and not cardiopulmonary fitness during adolescence and young adulthood is related to the BMD of males and females at age 28 years...
  21. ncbi request reprint Physical activity of young people: the Amsterdam Longitudinal Growth and Health Study
    W Van Mechelen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, and Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:1610-6. 2000
    ..To describe the natural development of habitual physical activity behavior (HPA) of young Dutch male and female subjects between the ages of 13 and 27, using data from the Amsterdam Longitudinal Growth and Health Study...
  22. ncbi request reprint Smoking behaviour and biological maturation in males and females: a 20-year longitudinal study. Analysis of data from the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    C M Bernaards
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Hum Biol 28:634-48. 2001
    ..34, CI 1.58, 7.07). None of the three measures to estimate timing of biological maturation was significantly related to smoking status in adulthood...
  23. ncbi request reprint A 15-year physical activity pattern is positively related to aerobic fitness in young males and females (13-27 years)
    H C Kemper
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Appl Physiol 84:395-402. 2001
    ..The functional implications, however, are small: a relatively high increase in the weighted physical activity score of 30% over a period of 15 years results in a 2%-5% increase in aerobic fitness...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of health measurements and health information in youth and young adulthood in dietary intake--20-y study results from the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    W De Vente
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 55:819-23. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The effect of the repeated measurements and the health information provided on dietary intake was relatively small, since it was only one out of the 14 nutrients that differed between the MMG and the BMG...
  25. ncbi request reprint Adolescent motor skill and performance: is physical activity in adolescence related to adult physical fitness?
    H C Kemper
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Hum Biol 13:180-9. 2001
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Personality characteristics and alcohol consumption: longitudinal analyses in men and women followed from ages 13 to 32
    L L Koppes
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Stud Alcohol 62:494-500. 2001
    ..No significant relationships were found between alcohol consumption and the DPI Inadequacy subscale. CONCLUSIONS: Alcohol consumption was associated with lower scores on Social Inadequacy, Rigidity and Self-sufficiency...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Secondary traumatization in Dutch couples of World War II survivors
    Inge Bramsen
    Department of Medical Psychology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:241-5. 2002
    ..The results lend empirical support to the notion that posttraumatic stress reactions of both members of a couple are not independent from each other. Several explanations of the findings are discussed...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an education programme by a general practice assistant for asthma and COPD patients: results from a randomised controlled trial
    Arlette E Hesselink
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 55:121-8. 2004
    ..However, given the importance of improvement of patients' coping and the need for more efficient care, we recommend further exploration of the possibilities of a more structured and intensive education programme...
  31. 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...
  32. ncbi request reprint Once a week not enough, twice a week not feasible? A randomised controlled exercise trial in long-term care facilities [ISRCTN87177281]
    Marijke J M Chin A Paw
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 63:205-14. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of three different training protocols on physical function of older adults living in long-term care facilities. Emphasis was placed on feasibility in real-life situations...
  33. pmc Epidemiological study air disaster in Amsterdam (ESADA): study design
    Pauline Slottje
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 5:54. 2005
    ..Starting in 2000, the Epidemiological Study Air Disaster in Amsterdam (ESADA) aimed to assess the long-term health effects of occupational exposure to this disaster on professional assistance workers...
  34. ncbi request reprint Intensity of leg and arm training after primary middle-cerebral-artery stroke: a randomised trial
    G Kwakkel
    Department of Physical Therapy and Research Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lancet 354:191-6. 1999
    ....
  35. pmc Epidemiological disaster research: the necessity to include representative samples of the involved disaster workers. Experience from the epidemiological study air disaster Amsterdam-ESADA
    Anja C Huizink
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:887-9. 2006
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Birthweight and arterial stiffness and blood pressure in adulthood--results from the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    Saskia J te Velde
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 33:154-61. 2004
    ..Increased arterial stiffness may be an underlying mechanism for this phenomenon. This study investigated whether birthweight was related to blood pressure and local and regional arterial stiffness...
  37. ncbi request reprint Diabetes-related symptoms and negative mood in participants of a targeted population-screening program for type 2 diabetes: The Hoorn Screening Study
    Marcel C Adriaanse
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 14:1501-9. 2005
    ..those who did not...
  38. ncbi request reprint Clinical prediction rules for the prognosis of shoulder pain in general practice
    Ton Kuijpers
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain 120:276-85. 2006
    ..79) at 6 weeks and 0.67 (95% CI 0.63, 0.71) at 6 months. The performance of our rules needs to be tested in other populations of patients with shoulder pain to enable valid and reliable use of the rules in everyday clinical practice...
  39. ncbi request reprint Transitions in caregivers' use of paid home help: associations with stress appraisals and well-being
    Anne Margriet Pot
    Department of Nursing Home Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Psychol Aging 20:211-9. 2005
    ..Several possible mechanisms for the complex relationship of paid home care and family caregivers' stress appraisals and well-being are discussed...
  40. doi request reprint A new graph and scoring system simplified analysis of changing states: disease remissions in a rheumatoid arthritis clinical trial
    Maarten Boers
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:633-7. 2010
    ..However, this approach is complex and not intuitive to clinicians. In this paper we propose a simple scoring system and a graph that can enhance the information about the remission experience in a trial or cohort study...
  41. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal data analysis. A comparison between generalized estimating equations and random coefficient analysis
    Jos W R Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre VUMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:769-76. 2004
    ..Longitudinal data-analysis with dichotomous outcome variables should, however, be interpreted with caution, especially when there are missing data...
  42. ncbi request reprint Development of fatness, fitness, and lifestyle from adolescence to the age of 36 years: determinants of the metabolic syndrome in young adults: the amsterdam growth and health longitudinal study
    Isabel Ferreira
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 165:42-8. 2005
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint A birth-weight questionnaire indicated that life style modifies the birth weight and metabolic syndrome relationship at age 36
    Saskia J te Velde
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:1172-9. 2005
    ..Investigating the relationship between birth weight and the metabolic syndrome and the modifying effects of lifestyle in adults (36.5 years)...
  44. pmc Quality of care for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Netherlands and the United States: a comparison of two quality improvement programs
    Gerlof D Valk
    EMGO Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Serv Res 39:709-25. 2004
    ..To assess differences in diabetes care and patient outcomes by comparing two multifaceted quality improvement programs in two different countries, and to increase knowledge of effective elements of such programs...
  45. pmc Attribution of physical complaints to the air disaster in Amsterdam by exposed rescue workers: an epidemiological study using historic cohorts
    Pauline Slottje
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:142. 2006
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Normohomocysteinaemia and vitamin-treated hyperhomocysteinaemia are associated with similar risks of cardiovascular events in patients with premature atherothrombotic cerebrovascular disease. A prospective cohort study
    E G Vermeulen
    Department of Surgery, Vascular Surgical Unit, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 56:138-46. 2000
    ..We investigated the clinical efficacy with regard to the incidence of cardiovascular events of treatment of mild HHC with vitamin B(6) plus folic acid...
  47. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors for neck pain in general practice
    Jan L Hoving
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain 110:639-45. 2004
    ..A few indicators of a less favourable prognosis of neck pain were identified, of which older age and concomitant low back pain was the most consistent...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effect of individual counseling on physical activity fitness and health: a randomized controlled trial in a workplace setting
    Karin I Proper
    Department of Social Medicine and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Prev Med 24:218-26. 2003
    ..Counseling content derived from the Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling for Exercise and Nutrition (PACE) program...
  49. ncbi request reprint Birth weight, adult body composition, and subcutaneous fat distribution
    Saskia J te Velde
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Amsterdam Growth and Health Research Group, Department of Social Medicine, Centre for Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Obes Res 11:202-8. 2003
    ..To investigate if birth weight is related to both body mass index (BMI) and distribution of subcutaneous fat at adult age...
  50. ncbi request reprint Ten-year longitudinal relationship between physical activity and lumbar bone mass in (young) adults
    Ingrid Bakker
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Miner Res 18:325-32. 2003
    ..It is concluded that during the (young) adult period, between 27 and 36 years of age, PA causing mechanical loading on the skeleton has a small positive influence on LBMD in males...
  51. doi request reprint The analysis of randomised controlled trial data with more than one follow-up measurement. A comparison between different approaches
    Jos W R Twisk
    Department of Methodology and Applied Biostatistics, Institute of Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 23:655-60. 2008
    ..Due to these flaws, in this paper a new approach is introduced in which a correction for the baseline value is made for the first follow-up, but no correction is made for the remaining follow-up measurements...
  52. doi request reprint Hyposmia and executive dysfunction as predictors of future Parkinson's disease: a prospective study
    Mirthe M Ponsen
    Department of Neurology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 24:1060-5. 2009
    ..Interestingly, impaired odor discrimination was the best predictor for future PD...
  53. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic study of the autoimmune health effects of a cargo aircraft disaster
    Pauline Slottje
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 165:2278-85. 2005
    ..In the aftermath of a cargo aircraft crash in Amsterdam in 1992, indications of autoimmune disorders appeared in some of the affected population...
  54. ncbi request reprint Smoking and quantitative ultrasound parameters in the calcaneus in 36-year-old men and women
    Claire M Bernaards
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 15:735-41. 2004
    ..However, since BMD parameters and QUS parameters were not measured at the same sites, our results may also simply suggest that the calcaneus is affected by smoking at an earlier stage than the lumbar spine, hip, and total body...
  55. ncbi request reprint Comparison of short questionnaires on alcohol drinking behavior in a nonclinical population of 36-year-old men and women
    Lando L J Koppes
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Subst Use Misuse 39:1041-60. 2004
    ..In this healthy population of 36-year-old men and women, using the QF, MAX, and especially the CAGE questionnaire as screening instruments for alcohol-related problems resulted in many false positive and false negative classifications...
  56. ncbi request reprint Comparison between self-report and a dipstick method (NicCheck 1) to assess nicotine intake
    Claire M Bernaards
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Addict Res 10:163-7. 2004
    ..e. 0.74). No effect modification by gender or BMI was found. When both methods were validated against two blood lipid parameters, self-report seemed to do equally well as NicCheck 1 in assessing nicotine intake...
  57. pmc Health-related quality of life of firefighters and police officers 8.5 years after the air disaster in Amsterdam
    Pauline Slottje
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:239-52. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the long-term impact of this disaster on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of professional assistance workers...
  58. ncbi request reprint Current and adolescent body fatness and fat distribution: relationships with carotid intima-media thickness and large artery stiffness at the age of 36 years
    Isabel Ferreira
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 22:145-55. 2004
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Post-disaster physical symptoms of firefighters and police officers: role of types of exposure and post-traumatic stress symptoms
    Pauline Slottje
    EMGO Institute, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Health Psychol 13:327-42. 2008
    ..To examine the relationships between exposure to the air disaster in Amsterdam and multiple physical symptoms among firefighters and police officers, and to explore the role of post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) herein...
  60. ncbi request reprint Adolescent skinfold thickness is a better predictor of high body fatness in adults than is body mass index: the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    Astrid C J Nooyens
    Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1533-9. 2007
    ..Body mass index (BMI) during adolescence is predictive of BMI at adult age. However, BMI cannot distinguish between lean and fat body mass. Skinfold thickness may be a better predictor of body fatness...
  61. ncbi request reprint Associations between aerobic and muscular fitness and cardiovascular disease risk: the northern Ireland young hearts study
    Trynke Hoekstra
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Act Health 5:815-29. 2008
    ..We investigated associations between aerobic fitness (endurance) and muscular fitness (power) and CVD risk factors...
  62. ncbi request reprint Use of health care and drugs by police officers 8.5 years after the air disaster in Amsterdam
    Pauline Slottje
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute and Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 18:92-4. 2008
    ..Thus, even after years, police officers involved in disaster work may use more self-initiated health care...
  63. pmc A prediction rule for shoulder pain related sick leave: a prospective cohort study
    Ton Kuijpers
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:97. 2006
    ..The objective was to develop a clinical prediction rule for calculating the risk of shoulder pain related sick leave for individual workers, during the 6 months following first consultation in general practice...
  64. ncbi request reprint Good generalizability of a prediction rule for prediction of persistent shoulder pain in the short term
    Ton Kuijpers
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:947-53. 2007
    ..To evaluate the generalizability of recently developed clinical prediction rules for the prognosis of shoulder pain in general practice...
  65. doi request reprint Infant and childhood growth patterns, insulin sensitivity, and blood pressure in prematurely born young adults
    Joost Rotteveel
    Department of Pediatrics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Pediatrics 122:313-21. 2008
    ..Preterm infants are at increased risk to develop insulin resistance and high blood pressure. The influence of growth during childhood is not well established...
  66. ncbi request reprint Personality characteristics in adolescence predict long-term changes in body fatness
    Lando L J Koppes
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 79:e10-3. 2008
    ..Boys with low levels of Social Inadequacy and girls with high levels of Recalcitrance showed relatively large gains in body fat percentage...
  67. doi request reprint Time course of functional recovery after revascularization of hibernating myocardium: a contrast-enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance study
    Olga Bondarenko
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Centre, De Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam HV 1081, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 29:2000-5. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate the relation between long-term functional outcome after revascularization in patients with chronic ischaemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and baseline extent of myocardial fibrosis...
  68. ncbi request reprint In a prospective study in young people, associations between changes in smoking behavior and risk factors for cardiovascular disease were complex
    Claire M Bernaards
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:1165-71. 2005
    ..This study investigates how voluntary changes in tobacco consumption are related to changes in biological risk factors for cardiovascular disease in 21- to 36-year-old men and women...
  69. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in .VO2max: associations with carotid IMT and arterial stiffness
    Isabel Ferreira
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1670-8. 2003
    ..VO2max from adolescence (13-16 yr) to adulthood (age 36) and from young adulthood (21-32 yr) to age 36, and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and stiffness of the carotid, femoral, and brachial arteries, at age 36...
  70. ncbi request reprint Admission blood glucose level as risk indicator of death after myocardial infarction in patients with and without diabetes mellitus
    Ischa Stranders
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 164:982-8. 2004
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Central fat mass versus peripheral fat and lean mass: opposite (adverse versus favorable) associations with arterial stiffness? The Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    Isabel Ferreira
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:2632-9. 2004
    ..We conclude that trunk fat is adversely associated with large artery stiffness, whereas some degree of protection is conferred by peripheral fat and lean mass...
  72. ncbi request reprint Fat-free body mass is the most important body composition determinant of 10-yr longitudinal development of lumbar bone in adult men and women
    Ingrid Bakker
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:2607-13. 2003
    ..Because FFM can be interpreted as a proxy for skeletal muscle mass, these results indicate the importance of muscle contractions on bone to increase bone strength in (young) adults...
  73. ncbi request reprint Measuring [(18)F]FDG uptake in breast cancer during chemotherapy: comparison of analytical methods
    Nanda C Krak
    Clinical PET Centre, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 30:674-81. 2003
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Methods to monitor response to chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer with 18F-FDG PET
    Corneline J Hoekstra
    Clinical PET Centre, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Med 43:1304-9. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to select those methods that would qualify for further assessment in a future prospective response-monitoring study by comparing results with patient outcome...
  75. ncbi request reprint Short term effects of infliximab on the lipid profile in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Marijn Vis
    Department of Rheumatology, VU University Medical Centre, Jan van Breemen Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 32:252-5. 2005
    ..As infliximab markedly reduces disease activity in RA, we investigated the effects of infliximab on the lipid profile...
  76. ncbi request reprint The metabolic syndrome, cardiopulmonary fitness, and subcutaneous trunk fat as independent determinants of arterial stiffness: the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    Isabel Ferreira
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 165:875-82. 2005
    ..We therefore examined whether the metabolic syndrome was associated with arterial stiffness and whether any such associations were independent of cardiopulmonary fitness and subcutaneous trunk fat...
  77. ncbi request reprint Concurrent validity of alcohol consumption measurement in a 'healthy' population; quantity-frequency questionnaire v. dietary history interview
    Lando L J Koppes
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 88:427-34. 2002
    ..Serious questions arise as to the validity and precision of alcohol consumption measurements based on the QFQ alone. QFQ information may be improved by incorporating questions on the type of beverage and drinking patterns...
  78. pmc Should treatment of (sub)acute low back pain be aimed at psychosocial prognostic factors? Cluster randomised clinical trial in general practice
    Petra Jellema
    Department of General Practice, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 331:84. 2005
    ..To compare the effects of a minimal intervention strategy aimed at assessment and modification of psychosocial prognostic factors and usual care for treatment of (sub)acute low back pain in general practice...
  79. 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...
  80. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and musculoskeletal health in 36-year-old men and women: results from the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    Saskia J te Velde
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Officia 1, De Boelelaan 7, 1083 HJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 15:382-8. 2004
    ..Furthermore, FFM was not identified as a link between birth weight and musculoskeletal health...
  81. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study on smoking in relationship to fitness and heart rate response
    Claire M Bernaards
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:793-800. 2003
    ..It is not known whether these associations are present in adolescence and young adults, and whether they change over time...
  82. ncbi request reprint Functional outcome after revascularization in patients with chronic ischemic heart disease: a quantitative late gadolinium enhancement CMR study evaluating transmural scar extent, wall thickness and periprocedural necrosis
    Olga Bondarenko
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 9:815-21. 2007
    ..However, the presence of a significant residual, viable rim was of no additional diagnostic value...
  83. ncbi request reprint Increased urinary albumin excretion, endothelial dysfunction, and chronic low-grade inflammation in type 2 diabetes: progressive, interrelated, and independently associated with risk of death
    Coen D A Stehouwer
    Department of Internal Medicine and Institute for Cardiovascular Research, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes 51:1157-65. 2002
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Physical activity measurements affected participants' behavior in a randomized controlled trial
    Esther M F van Sluijs
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, BT Amsterdam 1081, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:404-11. 2006
    ..The objective is to study this effect in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) promoting regular physical activity in Dutch general practice...
  85. pmc Effect of a tailored physical activity intervention delivered in general practice settings: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Esther M F van Sluijs
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Public Health 95:1825-31. 2005
    ..We evaluated the effectiveness of a minimal intervention physical activity strategy (physician-based assessment and counseling for exercise [PACE]) applied in general practice settings in the Netherlands...
  86. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal relationships between nutritional status, body composition, and physical fitness in rural children of South Africa: The Ellisras longitudinal study
    M Andries Monyeki
    School for Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science, North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom, South Africa
    Am J Hum Biol 19:551-8. 2007
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and biological risk factors clustering in pediatric population
    Jose C Ribeiro
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, University of Porto, Porto 4200 450, Portugal
    Prev Med 39:596-601. 2004
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Tracking of fruit and vegetable consumption from adolescence into adulthood and its longitudinal association with overweight
    Saskia J te Velde
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Room AE 130, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 98:431-8. 2007
    ..No evidence was found for promoting fruit intake as a means of weight maintenance...
  89. ncbi request reprint The longitudinal relationship between the use of long-term care and depressive symptoms in older adults
    Anne Margriet Pot
    Netherlands Institute on Mental Health and Addiction Program on Aging, P O 725, 3500 AS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Gerontologist 45:359-69. 2005
    ....
  90. pmc Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs are associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a case control study
    Vokko P van Halm
    Department of Rheumatology, VU University Medical Center, Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, 1085 HV, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Res Ther 8:R151. 2006
    ..We hypothesize that DMARD use, in particular MTX use, results in powerful suppression of inflammation, thereby reducing the development of atherosclerosis and subsequently clinically overt CVD...
  91. doi request reprint Functional recovery differs between ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke patients
    Vera P M Schepers
    Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine Utrecht, Rehabilitation Center De Hoogstraat, Rembrandtkade 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Rehabil Med 40:487-9. 2008
    ....
  92. ncbi request reprint Generalizability of a prediction rule for sick leave due to shoulder pain
    Ton Kuijpers
    Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement CBO, Churchilllaan 11, NL 3502 LB Utrecht, Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:440-6. 2007
    ..The objective was to evaluate the generalizability of this prediction rule by testing it in two other populations of workers who had gone for a consultation in primary care for a new episode of shoulder pain...
  93. ncbi request reprint Determinants of coronary microvascular dysfunction in symptomatic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Paul Knaapen
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Institute for Cardiovascular Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 294:H986-93. 2008
    ..These observations suggest that, in addition to reduced capillary density caused by hypertrophy, extravascular compressive forces contribute to microvascular dysfunction in HCM patients...
  94. ncbi request reprint Delayed contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging for the prediction of regional functional improvement after acute myocardial infarction
    Aernout M Beek
    Department of Cardiology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:895-901. 2003
    ..We evaluated whether delayed contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) using an extracellular contrast agent could predict improvement of dysfunctional but viable myocardium after acute reperfused myocardial infarction (MI)...
  95. ncbi request reprint A brief review on correlates of physical activity and sedentariness in youth
    Klazine van der Horst
    EMGO Institute, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1241-50. 2007
    ..The main goal of this systematic review is to summarize and update the existing literature on correlates of young people's physical activity, insufficient physical activity, and sedentary behavior...
  96. ncbi request reprint Design and analysis of a randomized controlled trial testing the effects of clinical decision support on the management of rheumatoid arthritis
    Jaap Fransen
    Department of Rheumatology, University Medical Center Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 51:124-7. 2004