M W Heymans

Summary

Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi Episodes of low back pain: a proposal for uniform definitions to be used in research
    Henrica C W de Vet
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2409-16. 2002
  2. pmc Economic evaluation of a weight control program with e-mail and telephone counseling among overweight employees: a randomized controlled trial
    Marieke F van Wier
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:112. 2012
  3. pmc External validation of two prediction models identifying employees at risk of high sickness absence: cohort study with 1-year follow-up
    Corne A M Roelen
    365 Occupational Health Service, PO Box 85091, 3508 AB, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:105. 2013
  4. 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
  5. pmc A new approach to analyse longitudinal epidemiological data with an excess of zeros
    Alette S Spriensma
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, P O Box 7057, Amsterdam 1007 MB, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:27. 2013
  6. pmc Addition of host genetic variants in a prediction rule for post meningitis hearing loss in childhood: a model updating study
    Marieke S Sanders
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Immunology, and Rheumatology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 13:340. 2013
  7. pmc Sequence optimization to reduce velocity offsets in cardiovascular magnetic resonance volume flow quantification--a multi-vendor study
    Marijn P Rolf
    Department of Physics and Medical Technology, ICaR VU, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 13:18. 2011
  8. pmc Cardiometabolic risk variables in overweight and obese children: a worldwide comparison
    Mariska van Vliet
    Department of Pediatrics, Slotervaart Hospital, Louwesweg 6, 1066 EC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 10:106. 2011
  9. pmc Association of plasma osteoprotegerin and adiponectin with arterial function, cardiac function and metabolism in asymptomatic type 2 diabetic men
    Weena J Y Chen
    Diabetes Center Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 10:67. 2011
  10. pmc Cost-utility analysis of a one-time supervisor telephone contact at 6-weeks post-partum to prevent extended sick leave following maternity leave in The Netherlands: results of an economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial
    Kimi Uegaki
    Health Technology Assessment Unit, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:57. 2011

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Publications41

  1. ncbi Episodes of low back pain: a proposal for uniform definitions to be used in research
    Henrica C W de Vet
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2409-16. 2002
    ..Literature review and group discussions...
  2. pmc Economic evaluation of a weight control program with e-mail and telephone counseling among overweight employees: a randomized controlled trial
    Marieke F van Wier
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:112. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to perform an economic evaluation of a six-month program with lifestyle counseling aimed at weight reduction in an overweight working population with a two-year time horizon from a societal perspective...
  3. pmc External validation of two prediction models identifying employees at risk of high sickness absence: cohort study with 1-year follow-up
    Corne A M Roelen
    365 Occupational Health Service, PO Box 85091, 3508 AB, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:105. 2013
    ..The present study externally validated these prediction models in a population of office workers and investigated the effect of adding gender as a predictor...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc A new approach to analyse longitudinal epidemiological data with an excess of zeros
    Alette S Spriensma
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, P O Box 7057, Amsterdam 1007 MB, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:27. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Addition of host genetic variants in a prediction rule for post meningitis hearing loss in childhood: a model updating study
    Marieke S Sanders
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Immunology, and Rheumatology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 13:340. 2013
    ..In this study it was determined whether host genetic risk factors improve the predictive abilities of an existing model regarding hearing loss after childhood BM...
  7. pmc Sequence optimization to reduce velocity offsets in cardiovascular magnetic resonance volume flow quantification--a multi-vendor study
    Marijn P Rolf
    Department of Physics and Medical Technology, ICaR VU, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 13:18. 2011
    ..This study is aimed at identifying correlations between protocol parameters and the resulting velocity error in clinical CMR flow measurements in a multi-vendor study...
  8. pmc Cardiometabolic risk variables in overweight and obese children: a worldwide comparison
    Mariska van Vliet
    Department of Pediatrics, Slotervaart Hospital, Louwesweg 6, 1066 EC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 10:106. 2011
    ..The results of our review present a fair estimation of the true differences between cardiometabolic risk profiles among pediatric cohorts worldwide, based on available literature...
  9. pmc Association of plasma osteoprotegerin and adiponectin with arterial function, cardiac function and metabolism in asymptomatic type 2 diabetic men
    Weena J Y Chen
    Diabetes Center Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 10:67. 2011
    ..We assessed the relationship of plasma OPG and ADPN and arterial function, cardiac function and myocardial glucose metabolism in T2DM...
  10. pmc Cost-utility analysis of a one-time supervisor telephone contact at 6-weeks post-partum to prevent extended sick leave following maternity leave in The Netherlands: results of an economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial
    Kimi Uegaki
    Health Technology Assessment Unit, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:57. 2011
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  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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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  14. 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...
  15. ncbi Back schools for nonspecific low back pain: a systematic review within the framework of the Cochrane Collaboration Back Review Group
    M W Heymans
    Department of Public and Occupational Health EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2153-63. 2005
    ..A systematic review within the Cochrane Collaboration Back Review Group...
  16. doi The prognosis of chronic low back pain is determined by changes in pain and disability in the initial period
    Martijn W Heymans
    The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine J 10:847-56. 2010
    ..Therefore, it is imperative to identify prognostic factors that are mostly seen in chronic LBP patients at an early stage. This may give clinicians tailored advice to prevent chronicity or may refer to a specific intervention...
  17. ncbi Workers' beliefs and expectations affect return to work over 12 months
    Martijn W Heymans
    Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 16:685-95. 2006
    ..The prognostic value of factors which influence the course of low back pain and return to work in occupational health care is unclear...
  18. ncbi Exploring the contribution of patient-reported and clinician based variables for the prediction of low back work status
    Martijn W Heymans
    Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 17:383-97. 2007
    ..Successful management of workers on sick leave due to low back pain by the general physician and physiotherapist depends on reliable prognostic information on the course of low back pain and work resumption...
  19. doi Return to work in a cohort of low back pain patients: development and validation of a clinical prediction rule
    Martijn W Heymans
    Work and Health, Research Center Physical Activity, TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 19:155-65. 2009
    ..From the viewpoint of cost prevention, it is necessary to identify patients that are of high risk for long-term work disability, production loss and sick-leave...
  20. doi High frequency of vertebral fractures in early spondylarthropathies
    M A C Van der Weijden
    Department of Rheumatology, VU University Medical Center, Room 3A 64, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 23:1683-90. 2012
    ..VF remained frequently 'unrecognized' and untreated. VF have been associated with more back pain, reduced Qol, and increased risk of future fractures which stresses the importance of recognition also in early stage SpA...
  21. doi Elevated homocysteine levels are associated with low muscle strength and functional limitations in older persons
    K M A Swart
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, P O Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nutr Health Aging 17:578-84. 2013
    ..The current study aimed to examine homocysteine in relation to different aspects of physical functioning...
  22. doi Peak expiratory flow rate shows a gender-specific association with vitamin D deficiency
    N M van Schoor
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:2164-71. 2012
    ..To our knowledge, no previous studies examined the longitudinal relationship between vitamin D status and pulmonary function in a population-based sample of older persons...
  23. pmc Prognostic factors for duration of sick leave in patients sick listed with acute low back pain: a systematic review of the literature
    I A Steenstra
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 62:851-60. 2005
    ..The percentages of patients with acute low back pain (LBP) that go on to a chronic state varies between studies from 2% to 34%. In some of these cases low back pain leads to great costs...
  24. doi Incidence of venous thromboembolism in oral and maxillofacial surgery: a retrospective analysis
    T Forouzanfar
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Oral Pathology, VU University Medical Center Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam ACTA, The Netherlands
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 39:256-9. 2010
    ..07). The incidence of VTE in oral and maxillofacial surgery seems to be low, but thromboembolism prophylaxis may be justified in patients with clear potential risk factors...
  25. doi Physical and cognitive functioning after 3 years can be predicted using information from the diagnostic process in recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis
    Vincent de Groot
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1478-88. 2009
    ..To predict functioning after 3 years in patients with recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  26. ncbi Promoting physical activity with people in different places--a Dutch perspective
    Karin I Proper
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, Van der Boechorststraat 7, NL 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Sci Med Sport 9:371-7. 2006
    ....
  27. doi Clinically significant change in stroke volume in pulmonary hypertension
    Serge A van Wolferen
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Pulmonary Disease, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Chest 139:1003-9. 2011
    ..However, the extent of change in stroke volume that constitutes a clinically significant change is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the minimal important difference (MID) in stroke volume in PH...
  28. doi Comparing health care use and related costs between groups with and without hearing impairment
    Janneke Nachtegaal
    Department of E N T Audiology and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 49:881-90. 2010
    ..This suggests that besides hearing-related contacts, adults with hearing impairment do not make more use of health care resources than adults without hearing difficulties...
  29. doi Early prediction of outcome of activities of daily living after stroke: a systematic review
    Janne M Veerbeek
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Research Institute MOVE, Room 1Y 172 06, VU University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, De Boelelaan 1117, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Stroke 42:1482-8. 2011
    ..This review investigates the methodological quality of prognostic studies in the early poststroke phase for final ADL to identify variables that are predictive or not predictive for outcome of ADL after stroke...
  30. doi Prediction of time to return to work after gynaecological surgery: a prospective cohort study in the Netherlands
    A Vonk Noordegraaf
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BJOG 121:487-97. 2014
    ....
  31. pmc Small portion sizes in worksite cafeterias: do they help consumers to reduce their food intake?
    W M Vermeer
    Department of Health Sciences and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:1200-7. 2011
    ..Environmental interventions directed at portion size might help consumers to reduce their food intake...
  32. ncbi The effectiveness of high-intensity versus low-intensity back schools in an occupational setting: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Martijn W Heymans
    Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1075-82. 2006
    ..Randomized controlled trial...
  33. pmc Multifactorial evaluation and treatment of persons with a high risk of recurrent falling was not cost-effective
    G M E E Peeters
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 22:2187-96. 2011
    ..The intervention and usual care groups did not differ in fall risk or costs. The multifactorial approach was not cost-effective compared to usual care in this group...
  34. ncbi Prediction of asthma by common risk factors: a follow-up study in Cuban schoolchildren
    S D van der Werff
    Department of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 23:415-20. 2013
    ..To determine which common risk factors, including environmental factors, are predictors for the development of asthma in Cuban schoolchildren...
  35. doi Association between TV viewing, computer use and overweight, determinants and competing activities of screen time in 4- to 13-year-old children
    E de Jong
    Research Centre for the Prevention of Overweight, VU University Amsterdam Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:47-53. 2013
    ....
  36. pmc Low bone mineral density is related to male gender and decreased functional capacity in early spondylarthropathies
    M A C Van der Weijden
    Department of Rheumatology, VU University Medical Center, Room 3A 64, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Rheumatol 30:497-503. 2011
    ..Low BMD was associated with male gender and decreased functional capacity. These findings emphasize the need for more alertness for osteoporosis and osteopenia in spondylarthropathy patients at an early stage of the disease...
  37. ncbi Exploring cut-off values for large waist circumference in older adults: a new methodological approach
    N Heim
    Department of Health Sciences and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:272-7. 2010
    ..There is an ongoing debate about the applicability of current criteria for large waist circumference (WC) in older adults...
  38. ncbi Does flexion-distraction help treat chronic low back pain?
    Martijn W Heymans
    VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 2:360-1. 2006
  39. ncbi Back schools in occupational health care: design of a randomized controlled trial and cost-effectiveness study
    Martijn W Heymans
    Research Center, Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 27:457-65. 2004
    ..To describe the design of a randomized controlled trial (RCT), including a cost-effectiveness analysis, comparing high-intensity and low-intensity back schools with usual care in occupational health care...
  40. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy for elderly primary care patients with major depression
    Judith E Bosmans
    VU University Medical Center, Van de Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 23:480-7. 2007
    ....
  41. doi Prognostic factors for the two-year course of activity limitations in early osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee
    Jasmijn F M Holla
    Jan van Breemen Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:1415-25. 2010
    ..To predict the 2-year course of activity limitations in patients with early knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA)...