Arjan W Braam

Summary

Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Late-life depressive symptoms, religiousness, and mood in the last week of life
    Arjan W Braam
    Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Depress Res Treat 2012:754031. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Depression, subthreshold depression and comorbid anxiety symptoms in older Europeans: results from the EURODEP concerted action
    Arjan W Braam
    VU University Medical Centre, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Altrecht Mental Health Care, Department of Emergency Psychiatry and Department of Specialist Training, Utrecht, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 155:266-72. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Religiousness and mood in the last week of life: an explorative approach based on after-death proxy interviews
    Arjan W Braam
    VU University Medical Centre, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Palliat Med 14:31-7. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Religious coping and depression in multicultural Amsterdam: a comparison between native Dutch citizens and Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese/Antillean migrants
    Arjan W Braam
    Altrecht Mental Health Care, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 125:269-78. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Depression and parkinsonism in older Europeans: results from the EURODEP concerted action
    Arjan W Braam
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:679-87. 2010
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint [Religiosity and mood in the last week of life: an explorative approach based on after-death proxy-interviews]
    A W Braam
    VU Medisch Centrum, EMGO Instituut, Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 37:254-62. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Cosmic transcendence and framework of meaning in life: patterns among older adults in the Netherlands
    Arjan W Braam
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S121-8. 2006
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Physical health and depressive symptoms in older Europeans. Results from EURODEP
    A W Braam
    LASA EMGO, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 11081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 187:35-42. 2005

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. pmc Late-life depressive symptoms, religiousness, and mood in the last week of life
    Arjan W Braam
    Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Depress Res Treat 2012:754031. 2012
    ..For older adults in the last phase of life, supportive effects of religiousness were more or less expected. Fore those with recent depressive symptoms, however, religiousness might involve a component of existential doubt...
  2. doi request reprint Depression, subthreshold depression and comorbid anxiety symptoms in older Europeans: results from the EURODEP concerted action
    Arjan W Braam
    VU University Medical Centre, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Altrecht Mental Health Care, Department of Emergency Psychiatry and Department of Specialist Training, Utrecht, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 155:266-72. 2014
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Religiousness and mood in the last week of life: an explorative approach based on after-death proxy interviews
    Arjan W Braam
    VU University Medical Centre, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Palliat Med 14:31-7. 2011
    ..It is possible that religiousness supports a sense of peace, which may be a more-existential facet of mood and is discussed as relevant in the last phase of life and in palliative care...
  4. doi request reprint Religious coping and depression in multicultural Amsterdam: a comparison between native Dutch citizens and Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese/Antillean migrants
    Arjan W Braam
    Altrecht Mental Health Care, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 125:269-78. 2010
    ..The current study aims to describe how positive and negative religious coping strategies relate to depressive symptoms in different ethnic groups in The Netherlands...
  5. ncbi request reprint Depression and parkinsonism in older Europeans: results from the EURODEP concerted action
    Arjan W Braam
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:679-87. 2010
    ..Some depressive symptoms can also be understood as symptoms of parkinsonism, and the current study aims to describe which 'overlap' symptoms can be identified in a community sample...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Religiosity and mood in the last week of life: an explorative approach based on after-death proxy-interviews]
    A W Braam
    VU Medisch Centrum, EMGO Instituut, Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 37:254-62. 2006
    ..Possibly, religiousness supports a sense of peace, which may be a more existential facet of mood, and which is discussed as relevant in the last phase of life and in palliative care...
  8. ncbi request reprint Cosmic transcendence and framework of meaning in life: patterns among older adults in the Netherlands
    Arjan W Braam
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S121-8. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine (a) how cosmic transcendence relates to having a framework of meaning in life and (b) whether religiousness and demographic characteristics influence possible relationships...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Physical health and depressive symptoms in older Europeans. Results from EURODEP
    A W Braam
    LASA EMGO, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 11081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 187:35-42. 2005
    ..In later life, the impact of physical health on depression is much more substantial and may depend on sociocultural factors...
  11. ncbi request reprint Investigation of the syndrome of apotemnophilia and course of a cognitive-behavioural therapy
    Arjan W Braam
    Institute of Extramural Medicine EMGO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychopathology 39:32-7. 2006
    ....
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint Is self-rated health still sensitive for changes in disease and functioning among nonagenarians?
    Henrike Galenkamp
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:848-58. 2013
    ..This study investigates longitudinal changes in SRH and examines its sensitivity to changes in chronic conditions and functioning among people aged 90 and older...
  14. doi request reprint Evidence for an association of the big five personality factors with recurrence of depressive symptoms in later life
    Bas Steunenberg
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:1470-7. 2009
    ..Secondly, we studied whether there are gender and age differences in the strength of these associations...
  15. doi request reprint "How was your health 3 years ago?" Predicting mortality in older adults using a retrospective change measure of self-rated health
    Henrike Galenkamp
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 13:678-86. 2013
    ..This study compares the predictive value for mortality of retrospectively measured change in SRH (based on a "then-test") with current SRH and prospectively measured change in SRH...
  16. doi request reprint Estimates of prospective change in self-rated health in older people were biased owing to potential recalibration response shift
    Henrike Galenkamp
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:978-88. 2012
    ..Although this "response shift" phenomenon is potentially beneficial to the individual, it also challenges comparison of SRH assessments over time. The present study investigates this response shift...
  17. doi request reprint Somatic multimorbidity and self-rated health in the older population
    Henrike Galenkamp
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:380-6. 2011
    ..Chronic diseases are important predictors of self-rated health (SRH). This study investigated whether multimorbidity has a synergistic or cumulative impact on SRH. Moderation by gender and age was examined...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Shift in the self-perceived health of 55-64-year olds between 1992 and 2002]
    K van de Kamp
    EMGO Instituut, VU Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 39:182-92. 2008
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Disease prevalence based on older people's self-reports increased, but patient-general practitioner agreement remained stable, 1992-2009
    Henrike Galenkamp
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:773-80. 2014
    ..This study investigated if a changed inclination to report diseases underlies these increases, by comparing the agreement between self-reports and general practitioner (GP) records of chronic diseases between 1992-1993 and 2008-2009...
  20. doi request reprint Seventeen-year time trend in poor self-rated health in older adults: changing contributions of chronic diseases and disability
    Henrike Galenkamp
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 23:511-7. 2013
    ..Therefore, this study investigates 17-year time trends in older adults' poor SRH, in the context of trends in chronic diseases and disability, between 1992 and 2009...
  21. ncbi request reprint Dysthymia in later life: a study in the community
    A T F Beekman
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Valerius Clinic, Valeriusplein 9, 1075 BG, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 81:191-9. 2004
    ..Prevalence, clinical features, risk factors and prognosis may change with AGE...
  22. ncbi request reprint Religion as a cross-cultural determinant of depression in elderly Europeans: results from the EURODEP collaboration
    A W Braam
    Department of Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 31:803-14. 2001
    ..Religious practice, especially when it is embedded within a traditional value-orientation, may facilitate coping with adversity in later life...