H C W de Vet

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Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Systematic review: do patient expectations influence treatment outcomes in total knee and total hip arthroplasty?
    Tsjitske M Haanstra
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:152. 2012
  2. pmc The effects of knee arthroplasty on walking speed: a meta-analysis
    Hamid Abbasi-Bafghi
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:66. 2012
  3. pmc Overview of data-synthesis in systematic reviews of studies on outcome prediction models
    Tobias van den Berg
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:42. 2013
  4. pmc Family physicians' diagnostic gut feelings are measurable: construct validation of a questionnaire
    Christiaan F Stolper
    CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Primary Medicine, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, Maastricht, 6200 MD, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 14:1. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Clinicians are right not to like Cohen's κ
    Henrica C W de Vet
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 346:f2125. 2013
  6. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a classification-based system for sub-acute and chronic low back pain
    Adri T Apeldoorn
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 21:1290-300. 2012
  7. pmc The COSMIN checklist for assessing the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties of health status measurement instruments: an international Delphi study
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    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
    Qual Life Res 19:539-49. 2010
  8. pmc Minimally important change determined by a visual method integrating an anchor-based and a distribution-based approach
    Henrica C W de Vet
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:131-42. 2007
  9. pmc Analysis of the construct of dignity and content validity of the patient dignity inventory
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Van de Boechorststraat 7, 1081BT, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:45. 2011
  10. pmc Understanding Ferguson's delta: time to say good-bye?
    Berend Terluin
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:38. 2009

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  1. pmc Systematic review: do patient expectations influence treatment outcomes in total knee and total hip arthroplasty?
    Tsjitske M Haanstra
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:152. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc The effects of knee arthroplasty on walking speed: a meta-analysis
    Hamid Abbasi-Bafghi
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:66. 2012
    ..The present study reports a meta-analysis of these effects...
  3. pmc Overview of data-synthesis in systematic reviews of studies on outcome prediction models
    Tobias van den Berg
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:42. 2013
    ..Therefore we set out to investigate how authors of reviews synthesize and report the results of primary outcome prediction studies...
  4. pmc Family physicians' diagnostic gut feelings are measurable: construct validation of a questionnaire
    Christiaan F Stolper
    CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Primary Medicine, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, Maastricht, 6200 MD, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 14:1. 2013
    ..A measuring instrument is desirable for further research. Our objective is to validate a questionnaire measuring the presence of gut feelings in diagnostic reasoning...
  5. doi request reprint Clinicians are right not to like Cohen's κ
    Henrica C W de Vet
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 346:f2125. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a classification-based system for sub-acute and chronic low back pain
    Adri T Apeldoorn
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 21:1290-300. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc The COSMIN checklist for assessing the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties of health status measurement instruments: an international Delphi study
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    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
    Qual Life Res 19:539-49. 2010
    ..We present the COSMIN checklist and the agreement of the panel on the items of the checklist...
  8. pmc Minimally important change determined by a visual method integrating an anchor-based and a distribution-based approach
    Henrica C W de Vet
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:131-42. 2007
    ..Minimally important changes (MIC) in scores help interpret results from health status instruments. Various distribution-based and anchor-based approaches have been proposed to assess MIC...
  9. pmc Analysis of the construct of dignity and content validity of the patient dignity inventory
    Gwenda Albers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Van de Boechorststraat 7, 1081BT, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:45. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to analyse the construct of personal dignity and to assess the content validity of the Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI) in people with an advance directive in the Netherlands...
  10. pmc Understanding Ferguson's delta: time to say good-bye?
    Berend Terluin
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:38. 2009
    ..A critique of Hankins, M: 'How discriminating are discriminative instruments?' Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008, 6:36...
  11. pmc Factorial validity and internal consistency of the PRAFAB questionnaire in women with stress urinary incontinence
    Erik J M Hendriks
    Department of Epidemiology and Centre for Evidence Based Physiotherapy and Clinical Guidelines CEBP, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Urol 8:1. 2008
    ..To investigate the factor structure, dimensionality and construct validity of the (5-item) PRAFAB questionnaire score in women with stress urinary incontinence (stress UI)...
  12. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a workplace intervention for sick-listed employees with common mental disorders: design of a randomized controlled trial
    Sandra H van Oostrom
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:12. 2008
    ..The objective of this paper is to present the design of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the cost-effectiveness of the workplace intervention compared with usual care for sick-listed employees with common mental disorders...
  13. pmc The Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ): a validation study of a multidimensional self-report questionnaire to assess distress, depression, anxiety and somatization
    Berend Terluin
    Department of General Practice, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 6:34. 2006
    ..The purpose of this paper is to evaluate its criterion and construct validity...
  14. pmc Reproducibility of cervical range of motion in patients with neck pain
    Jan Lucas Hoving
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 6:59. 2005
    ..The aim of the study is to assess the intra-rater and inter-rater reproducibility of the measurement of active Range of Motion (ROM) in patients with neck pain using the Cybex Electronic Digital Inclinometer-320 (EDI-320)...
  15. pmc The cost-effectiveness of a treatment-based classification system for low back pain: design of a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation
    Adri T Apeldoorn
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:58. 2010
    ....
  16. pmc Cost-effectiveness of an intensive group training protocol compared to physiotherapy guideline care for sub-acute and chronic low back pain: design of a randomised controlled trial with an economic evaluation. [ISRCTN45641649]
    Nicole van der Roer
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:45. 2004
    ..Low back pain is a common disorder in western industrialised countries and the type of treatments for low back pain vary considerably...
  17. pmc Surgery is more cost-effective than splinting for carpal tunnel syndrome in the Netherlands: results of an economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial
    Ingeborg B C Korthals-de Bos
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:86. 2006
    ..The objective of this economic evaluation alongside a randomized trial was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of splinting and surgery for patients with CTS...
  18. pmc Measurement properties of translated versions of neck-specific questionnaires: a systematic review
    Jasper M Schellingerhout
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:87. 2011
    ..The objective of this study is to critically appraise the quality of the translation process, cross-cultural validation and the measurement properties of translated versions of neck-specific questionnaires...
  19. pmc Variable selection under multiple imputation using the bootstrap in a prognostic study
    Martijn W Heymans
    Vrije Universiteit, Institute for Health Sciences, Department of Methodology and Applied Biostatistics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:33. 2007
    ..Multiple imputation (MI) accounts for imputation uncertainty that allows for adequate statistical testing. We developed and tested a methodology combining MI with bootstrapping techniques for studying prognostic variable selection...
  20. pmc Inter-rater agreement and reliability of the COSMIN (COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health status Measurement Instruments) checklist
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:82. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to determine the inter-rater agreement and reliability of each item score of the COSMIN checklist (n = 114)...
  21. pmc The search for stable prognostic models in multiple imputed data sets
    David Vergouw
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:81. 2010
    ..Proposed methods for handling these situations are bootstrapping (B) and Multiple imputation (MI). The authors examined the influence of these methods on model composition...
  22. pmc The COSMIN checklist for evaluating the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties: a clarification of its content
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:22. 2010
    ..In this paper, we explain our choices for the design requirements and preferred statistical methods for which no evidence is available in the literature or on which the Delphi panel members had substantial discussion...
  23. pmc Reproducibility of the STARD checklist: an instrument to assess the quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies
    Nynke Smidt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:12. 2006
    ..We designed a study to investigate the inter-assessment reproducibility, and intra- and inter-observer reproducibility of the items in the STARD statement...
  24. pmc Development of a workplace intervention for sick-listed employees with stress-related mental disorders: Intervention Mapping as a useful tool
    Sandra H van Oostrom
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:127. 2007
    ..The intervention is based on an existing successful return-to-work intervention for sick-listed employees with low back pain...
  25. pmc Prediction of persistent shoulder pain in general practice: comparing clinical consensus from a Delphi procedure with a statistical scoring system
    David Vergouw
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 12:63. 2011
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  26. ncbi request reprint Are factor analytical techniques used appropriately in the validation of health status questionnaires? A systematic review on the quality of factor analysis of the SF-36
    Henrica C W de Vet
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 14:1203-18; dicussion 1219-21, 1223-4. 2005
    ..Our list of criteria may be useful for journal editors, reviewers and researchers who have to assess publications in which factor analysis is applied...
  27. pmc Minimal changes in health status questionnaires: distinction between minimally detectable change and minimally important change
    Henrica C de Vet
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:54. 2006
    ..Appreciating the distinction, it becomes possible to judge whether the minimally detectable change of a measurement instrument is sufficiently small to detect minimally important changes...
  28. doi request reprint Three ways to quantify uncertainty in individually applied "minimally important change" values
    Henrica C W de Vet
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:37-45. 2010
    ..Determining "minimally important change" (MIC) facilitates the interpretation of change scores on multi-item instruments. This article focuses on how MIC values should be interpreted when applied to individual patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint When to use agreement versus reliability measures
    Henrica C W de Vet
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:1033-9. 2006
    ..Consequently, reliability parameters are highly dependent on the heterogeneity of the study sample, while the agreement parameters, based on measurement error, are more a pure characteristic of the measurement instrument...
  30. ncbi request reprint [The use of complementary and alternative medicine in children: how to advise the parents?]
    H C W de Vet
    VU Medisch Centrum, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 150:601-3. 2006
    ..Society and the medical profession are notoriously ambiguous on the subject. Sound scientific evidence is advocated to make bold decisions on whether to allow and reimburse the use of CAM...
  31. doi request reprint Validity of nutritional screening with MUST and SNAQ in hospital outpatients
    E Leistra
    Dutch Malnutrition Steering Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:738-42. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the MUST (Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool) and SNAQ (Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire) tools for undernutrition screening in hospital outpatients...
  32. pmc Validation study of a distress screener
    C Braam
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 19:231-7. 2009
    ..This study assessed an optimal cut-off point and validated the Distress Screener by relating it to the 4DSQ and to medical diagnoses...
  33. ncbi request reprint The quality of diagnostic accuracy studies since the STARD statement: has it improved?
    N Smidt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurology 67:792-7. 2006
    ..To assess whether the quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies has improved since the publication of the Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy studies (STARD statement)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Literature research: aims and design of systematic reviews
    H C W de Vet
    The Institut for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
    Aust J Physiother 51:125-8. 2005
  35. ncbi request reprint The usefulness of evaluative outcome measures in patients with multiple sclerosis
    V de Groot
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Brain 129:2648-59. 2006
    ..In sum, in the early stages of multiple sclerosis the most useful evaluative outcome measures for research are the SF36pf (physical functioning) and the RAPocc (social functioning)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of cross-sectional and longitudinal construct validity of two vision-related quality of life questionnaires: the LVQOL and VCM1
    M R de Boer
    Department of Ophthalmology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 15:233-48. 2006
    ..In conclusion, cross-sectional construct validity was satisfactory for the LVQOL subscales, but seemed poor for the VCM1. In addition, the longitudinal validity of these scales was poor to moderate...
  37. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a hospital screening tool for malnutrition: the short nutritional assessment questionnaire (SNAQ)
    H M Kruizenga
    Department of Dietetics, VU University Medical Center, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Nutr 24:75-82. 2005
    ..Calculation of percentage weight loss and body mass index (BMI) by the nurse at admission to the hospital appeared to be not feasible. Therefore, the short, nutritional assessment questionnaire (SNAQ), was developed...
  38. pmc Clinimetric evaluation of shoulder disability questionnaires: a systematic review of the literature
    S D M Bot
    VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:335-41. 2004
    ..To identify all available shoulder disability questionnaires designed to measure physical functioning and to evaluate evidence for the clinimetric quality of these instruments...
  39. doi request reprint Screening malnutrition in hospital outpatients. Can the SNAQ malnutrition screening tool also be applied to this population?
    F Neelemaat
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, VU University Medical Centre, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Nutr 27:439-46. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a quick and easy malnutrition screening tool and to measure its diagnostic accuracy in malnourished hospital outpatients...
  40. pmc The effectiveness of ergonomic interventions on return-to-work after low back pain; a prospective two year cohort study in six countries on low back pain patients sicklisted for 3-4 months
    J R Anema
    Research Centre Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU University Medical Centre, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 61:289-94. 2004
    ..To study occurrence and effectiveness of ergonomic interventions on return-to-work applied for workers with low back pain (LBP)...
  41. doi request reprint Instruments to assess physical activity in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: a systematic review of measurement properties
    C B Terwee
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute of Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 19:620-33. 2011
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint The architecture of scientific research
    R W J G Ostelo
    VU University Medical Centre, EMGO Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aust J Physiother 50:189-92. 2004
  43. pmc Protocol of the COSMIN study: COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments
    L B Mokkink
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:2. 2006
    ..The COSMIN standards will be made available in the form of an easily applicable checklist...
  44. ncbi request reprint Neck/shoulder, low back, and arm pain in relation to computer use, physical activity, stress, and depression among Dutch adolescents
    A C M Diepenmaat
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatrics 117:412-6. 2006
    ....
  45. pmc The effectiveness of graded activity for low back pain in occupational healthcare
    I A Steenstra
    Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 63:718-25. 2006
    ..Low back pain is a common medical and social problem associated with disability and absence from work. Knowledge on effective return to work (RTW) interventions is scarce...
  46. pmc How do low back pain patients conceptualize their expectations regarding treatment? Content analysis of interviews
    T M Haanstra
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Van den Boechorststraat 7, Room A 505, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 22:1986-95. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to gain insight into how low back pain (LBP) patients conceptualize the construct of expectations regarding treatment...
  47. ncbi request reprint The SNAQ(RC), an easy traffic light system as a first step in the recognition of undernutrition in residential care
    H M Kruizenga
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:83-9. 2010
    ..Development and validation of a quick and easy screening tool for the early detection of undernourished residents in nursing homes and residential homes...
  48. ncbi request reprint Construct validity of instruments measuring impairments in body structures and function in rheumatic disorders: which constructs are selected for validation? A systematic review
    R A H M Swinkels
    VU University Medical Center, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:93-102. 2006
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Clinimetric properties of the motor activity log for the assessment of arm use in hemiparetic patients
    J H van der Lee
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Stroke 35:1410-4. 2004
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Measuring sick leave: a comparison of self-reported data on sick leave and data from company records
    M N M Van Poppel
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Med (Lond) 52:485-90. 2002
    ..Based on these results and considering the risk of missing questionnaires, data on sick leave gathered from company records are clearly preferable as an outcome measure in research...
  51. pmc Effectiveness of behavioral graded activity after first-time lumbar disc surgery: short term results of a randomized controlled trial
    R W J G Ostelo
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 12:637-44. 2003
    ..On functional status and all other outcome measures there were no relevant differences between interventions. The number of re-operations was negligible, indicating that it is safe to exercise after first-time disc surgery...
  52. ncbi request reprint [Systematic reviews in practice. X. Searching, selecting and the methodological assessment of diagnostic evaluation research]
    W L J M Devillé
    Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, VU Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:2281-4. 2002
    ....