Caroline B Terwee

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Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Performance-based methods for measuring the physical function of patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: a systematic review of measurement properties
    C B Terwee
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:890-902. 2006
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Qualitative attributes and measurement properties of physical activity questionnaires: a checklist
    Caroline B Terwee
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 40:525-37. 2010
  4. pmc Test-retest reliability and construct validity of the ENERGY-parent questionnaire on parenting practices, energy balance-related behaviours and their potential behavioural determinants: the ENERGY-project
    Amika S Singh
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Res Notes 5:434. 2012
  5. pmc Rating the methodological quality in systematic reviews of studies on measurement properties: a scoring system for the COSMIN checklist
    Caroline B Terwee
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 21:651-7. 2012
  6. pmc The Dutch version of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score: a validation study
    Ingrid B de Groot
    Department of Orthopaedics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:16. 2008
  7. pmc Smallest detectable change in volume differs between mass flow sensor and pneumotachograph
    Herman Groepenhoff
    Department of pulmonology and institute for Cardiovascular Research ICaR Vu VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, 1007 MB, The Netherlands
    BMC Res Notes 4:23. 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. pmc Succesful treatment of food allergy with Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) in a 3-year old: A case report
    Caroline B Terwee
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cases J 1:166. 2008

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Publications77

  1. ncbi request reprint Performance-based methods for measuring the physical function of patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: a systematic review of measurement properties
    C B Terwee
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:890-902. 2006
    ..e. internal consistency, reproducibility, validity, responsiveness and interpretability) of all performance-based methods which have been used to measure the physical function of patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee...
  2. 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...
  3. doi request reprint Qualitative attributes and measurement properties of physical activity questionnaires: a checklist
    Caroline B Terwee
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 40:525-37. 2010
    ..Using such a checklist will contribute to improving the assessment, reporting and appraisal of the content and measurement properties of PA questionnaires...
  4. pmc Test-retest reliability and construct validity of the ENERGY-parent questionnaire on parenting practices, energy balance-related behaviours and their potential behavioural determinants: the ENERGY-project
    Amika S Singh
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Res Notes 5:434. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Rating the methodological quality in systematic reviews of studies on measurement properties: a scoring system for the COSMIN checklist
    Caroline B Terwee
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 21:651-7. 2012
    ..Our aim was to develop a scoring system for the COSMIN checklist to calculate quality scores per measurement property when using the checklist in systematic reviews of measurement properties...
  6. pmc The Dutch version of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score: a validation study
    Ingrid B de Groot
    Department of Orthopaedics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:16. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinimetric properties of the Dutch version of the KOOS questionnaire in knee patients with various stages of osteoarthritis (OA)...
  7. pmc Smallest detectable change in volume differs between mass flow sensor and pneumotachograph
    Herman Groepenhoff
    Department of pulmonology and institute for Cardiovascular Research ICaR Vu VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, 1007 MB, The Netherlands
    BMC Res Notes 4:23. 2011
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  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Succesful treatment of food allergy with Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) in a 3-year old: A case report
    Caroline B Terwee
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cases J 1:166. 2008
    ..This case report highlights the possible benefit of NAET for children with food allergy. Randomized clinical trials should be encouraged to study the effectiveness of NAET in treating food allergy...
  11. doi request reprint Methodological quality of studies on the measurement properties of neck pain and disability questionnaires: a systematic review
    Caroline B Terwee
    VU University Medical Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 34:261-72. 2011
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  12. ncbi request reprint Quality criteria were proposed for measurement properties of health status questionnaires
    Caroline B Terwee
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:34-42. 2007
    ..For a meaningful comparison, quality criteria for measurement properties are needed. Our aim was to develop quality criteria for design, methods, and outcomes of studies on the development and evaluation of health status questionnaires...
  13. pmc Development of a methodological PubMed search filter for finding studies on measurement properties of measurement instruments
    Caroline B Terwee
    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 18:1115-23. 2009
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Self-reported physical functioning was more influenced by pain than performance-based physical functioning in knee-osteoarthritis patients
    Caroline B Terwee
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:724-31. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that self-reported physical functioning is more influenced by pain than performance-based physical functioning...
  15. doi request reprint Linking measurement error to minimal important change of patient-reported outcomes
    Caroline B Terwee
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:1062-7. 2009
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Mind the MIC: large variation among populations and methods
    Caroline B Terwee
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:524-34. 2010
    ..Recent publications recommend the use of multiple methods. Our aim was to assess whether different methods lead to consistent values for the MIC...
  17. 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
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Interobserver reproducibility of the visual estimation of range of motion of the shoulder
    Caroline B Terwee
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1356-61. 2005
    ..To assess interobserver reproducibility (agreement and reliability) of visually estimated shoulder range of motion (ROM) and to study the influence of clinical characteristics on the reproducibility...
  19. ncbi request reprint Course and prognosis of knee complaints in general practice
    Johanna M van der Waal
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 53:920-30. 2005
    ..The objective of the study was to assess the course of knee complaints and to identify predictors of outcome in patients visiting their general practitioner with a new episode of knee complaints...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Predictors of outcome in neck and shoulder symptoms: a cohort study in general practice
    Sandra D M Bot
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:E459-70. 2005
    ..An observational prospective cohort study in general practice...
  23. ncbi request reprint Construct validity of the DynaPort KneeTest: a comparison with observations of physical therapists
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 13:738-43. 2005
    ..Scores on the KneeTest (KneeScore) were compared with observations of physical therapists of the patients' functional disability. The reliability of these observations was also assessed...
  24. doi request reprint The COSMIN study reached international consensus on taxonomy, terminology, and definitions of measurement properties for health-related patient-reported outcomes
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:737-45. 2010
    ..The aim was to clarify and standardize terminology and definitions of measurement properties by reaching consensus among a group of experts and to develop a taxonomy of measurement properties relevant for evaluating health instruments...
  25. ncbi request reprint The impact of non-traumatic hip and knee disorders on health-related quality of life as measured with the SF-36 or SF-12. A systematic review
    Johanna M van der Waal
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 14:1141-55. 2005
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Definition of the construct to be measured is a prerequisite for the assessment of validity. The Neck Disability Index as an example
    Luc Ailliet
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:775-82; quiz 782.e1-2. 2013
    ..To determine the content, structural, and construct validity of the Dutch version of the Neck Disability Index (NDI)...
  27. 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)...
  28. pmc Reproducibility and responsiveness of the Symptom Severity Scale and the hand and finger function subscale of the Dutch arthritis impact measurement scales (Dutch-AIMS2-HFF) in primary care patients with wrist or hand problems
    Marinda N Spies-Dorgelo
    Department of General Practice, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:87. 2006
    ..To determine the clinimetric properties of two questionnaires assessing symptoms (Symptom Severity Scale) and physical functioning (hand and finger function subscale of the AIMS2) in a Dutch primary care population...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Changes to the subscales of two vision-related quality of life questionnaires are proposed
    Michiel R de Boer
    Department of Ophthalmology, 4A83, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:1260-8. 2005
    ..Therefore, the objective was to further validate two vision-related QOL questionnaires in a Dutch population of visually impaired elderly...
  32. 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...
  33. pmc Inter-observer reproducibility of measurements of range of motion in patients with shoulder pain using a digital inclinometer
    Andrea F de Winter
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:18. 2004
    ..No previous study assessed inter-observer reproducibility of range of motion measurements with a digital inclinometer by physical therapists in a large sample of patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint The course and prognosis of hip complaints in general practice
    Johanna M van der Waal
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Behav Med 31:297-308. 2006
    ..However, no previous research has studied prognostic indicators for the course of hip complaints in a primary care population...
  35. ncbi request reprint Health-related and overall quality of life of patients with chronic hip and knee complaints in general practice
    Johanna M van der Waal
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 14:795-803. 2005
    ..Information about quality of life of patients with chronic hip or knee complaints in general practice is scarce. This study describes the health-related and overall quality of life (HRQL) of these complaints...
  36. pmc Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the SF-36 health survey for use among Turkish and Moroccan ethnic minority populations in the Netherlands
    Rianne Hoopman
    Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 18:753-64. 2009
    ..To evaluate the psychometrics of the SF-36 Health Survey among Turkish and Moroccan ethnic minority populations in the Netherlands and to compare the results to those based on the indigenous Dutch population...
  37. pmc Work-related physical and psychosocial risk factors for sick leave in patients with neck or upper extremity complaints
    Sandra D M Bot
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:733-41. 2007
    ..To study work-related physical and psychosocial risk factors for sick leave among patients who have visited their general practitioner for neck or upper extremity complaints...
  38. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility and validity of the DynaPort KneeTest
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 53:357-63. 2005
    ..To determine the reproducibility and validity of the DynaPort KneeTest, a performance-based test that measures quality of movement of patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR)...
  39. pmc Determinants of the clinical course of musculoskeletal complaints in general practice: design of a cohort study
    Johanna M van der Waal
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 4:3. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to provide information about the prognosis of musculoskeletal complaints other than low back pain by studying the course of these complaints in general practice and to identify determinants of this course...
  40. ncbi request reprint Applying multilevel item response theory to vision-related quality of life in Dutch visually impaired elderly
    Ruth M A van Nispen
    Department of Ophthalmology, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Optom Vis Sci 84:710-20. 2007
    ..Instead of applying the usual longitudinal methods to assess the outcome of low-vision rehabilitation services in terms of vision-related quality of life, a three-level Item Response Theory (IRT) method was proposed...
  41. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of left ventricular dyssynchrony assessment and prediction of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy by three-dimensional echocardiography
    Sebastiaan A Kleijn
    Department of Cardiology, and Institute for Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 13:763-75. 2012
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Reliability of left ventricular volumes and function measurements using three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography
    Sebastiaan A Kleijn
    Department of Cardiology, and Institute for Cardiovascular Research, ICaR VU, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 13:159-68. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to determine inter-observer, intra-observer, and test-retest reliability of echocardiographic measurements of LV volumes and function using three-dimensional STE...
  43. 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...
  44. doi request reprint Evaluation of the methodological quality of systematic reviews of health status measurement instruments
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    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
    Qual Life Res 18:313-33. 2009
    ..The poor quality of reviews hampers evidence-based selection of instruments. Guidelines for conducting and reporting systematic reviews of measurement properties should be developed...
  45. doi request reprint Spinal manipulative therapy for acute low back pain: an update of the cochrane review
    Sidney M Rubinstein
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:E158-77. 2013
    ..Systematic review of interventions...
  46. 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
    ....
  47. pmc Independent validation of an existing model enables prediction of hearing loss after childhood bacterial meningitis
    Rogier C J de Jonge
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Immunology, and Rheumatology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e58707. 2013
    ..Validation helps to evaluate whether the model has potential in clinical practice...
  48. doi request reprint Physical activity questionnaires for youth: a systematic review of measurement properties
    Mai J M Chinapaw
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 40:539-63. 2010
    ..Considerably more high-quality research is required to examine the validity and reliability of promising PA questionnaires for youth...
  49. doi request reprint Physical activity questionnaires for adults: a systematic review of measurement properties
    Mireille N M van Poppel
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 40:565-600. 2010
    ..In the future, more attention should be paid to the methodology of studies assessing measurement properties of PA questionnaires and the quality of reporting...
  50. doi request reprint Development and validation of the computer-administered animated activity questionnaire to measure physical functioning of patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis
    Caroline B Terwee
    C B Terwee, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Phys Ther 94:251-61. 2014
    ..Physical functioning of patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis is measured by self-report questionnaires and performance-based tests. However, performance-based tests often are not feasible...
  51. doi request reprint Validation of the Dutch version of the Simple Shoulder Test
    Derk A van Kampen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 21:808-14. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to create a Dutch translation of the SST and to assess the reliability and validity...
  52. pmc Predicting sequelae and death after bacterial meningitis in childhood: a systematic review of prognostic studies
    Rogier C J de Jonge
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 10:232. 2010
    ..For this reason, several prognostic models have been developed. The objective of this study is to summarize the evidence regarding prognostic factors predicting death or sequelae due to BM in children 0-18 years of age...
  53. doi request reprint A systematic review of instruments measuring foot function, foot pain, and foot-related disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Marike van der Leeden
    Jan van Breemen Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1257-69. 2008
    ..e., pressure and/or gait parameters), foot pain, and foot-related disability in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to investigate the clinimetric quality of these measures...
  54. doi request reprint A systematic review of instruments assessing participation: challenges in defining participation
    Isaline C Eyssen
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:983-97. 2011
    ..To evaluate: (1) whether instruments which intend to measure participation actually do and (2) how frequently specific aspects and domains of participation are addressed...
  55. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of vision-related quality of life questionnaires: a systematic review
    Michiel R de Boer
    Department of Ophthalmology, VU University Medical Center, 4A83 PO Box 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 24:257-73. 2004
    ..A recent development is the (re-)evaluation of questionnaires with Rasch analysis. This is one of the most important issues to which future research in this field should be directed...
  56. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of exercise therapy: a best-evidence summary of systematic reviews
    Nynke Smidt
    Aust J Physiother 51:71-85. 2005
    ..Exercise therapy is not effective for patients with acute low back pain. It is concluded that exercise therapy is effective for a wide range of chronic disorders...
  57. doi request reprint Three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography for automatic assessment of global and regional left ventricular function based on area strain
    Sebastiaan A Kleijn
    Department of Cardiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 24:314-21. 2011
    ....
  58. 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...
  59. doi request reprint What makes a measurement instrument valid and reliable?
    Vanessa A Scholtes
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Research, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Injury 42:236-40. 2011
    ..This paper presents a helpful tool for readers who want to evaluate or assess the quality of a measurement instrument on reliability and validity...
  60. doi request reprint Methodological challenges in quality of life research among Turkish and Moroccan ethnic minority cancer patients: translation, recruitment and ethical issues
    Rianne Hoopman
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ethn Health 14:237-53. 2009
    ..Practical approaches to resolving these issues are presented...
  61. ncbi request reprint Current challenges in clinimetrics
    Henrica C W de Vet
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:1137-41. 2003
    ..Close collaboration between clinicians, statisticians, epidemiologists, and psychologists is necessary to guarantee healthy future developments in clinimetrics, serving the needs of both clinical research and clinical practice...
  62. pmc Sleep and sleep disturbance in children: Reliability and validity of the Dutch version of the Child Sleep Habits Questionnaire
    Ruth C Waumans
    Department of Pediatrics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sleep 33:841-5. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to assess the reliability and structural validity of the Dutch version of the CSHQ...
  63. pmc Instruments measuring externalizing mental health problems in immigrant ethnic minority youths: a systematic review of measurement properties
    Carmen H Paalman
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e63109. 2013
    ..Little is known about reliability and validity of instruments measuring externalizing mental health problems in immigrant ethnic minority youths...
  64. doi request reprint Spinal manipulative therapy for acute low-back pain
    Sidney M Rubinstein
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD008880. 2012
    ..This report is an update of the earlier Cochrane review, first published in January 2004 with the last search for studies up to January 2000...
  65. doi request reprint Identifying generic predictors of outcome in patients presenting to primary care with nonspinal musculoskeletal pain
    Nicholas Henschke
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:1217-24. 2012
    ..We tested the hypothesis that pain location does not add predictive value to these generic prognostic models, and that such prognostic factors are equally important across different pain locations...
  66. doi request reprint Measurement error of waist circumference: gaps in knowledge
    Lisanne M Verweij
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 16:281-8. 2013
    ..The present study aimed to summarize what is known from state-of-the-art research...
  67. doi request reprint Long-term results after arthroscopic shoulder stabilization using suture anchors: an 8- to 10-year follow-up
    Just A van der Linde
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Sports Med 39:2396-403. 2011
    ..Arthroscopic stabilization using suture anchors is widely used to restore stability after anterior shoulder dislocations and is associated with low recurrence rates in short-term follow-up studies...
  68. 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...
  69. pmc Simulated effect of pneumococcal vaccination in the Netherlands on existing rules constructed in a non-vaccinated cohort predicting sequelae after bacterial meningitis
    Arno E Commandeur
    Department of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 10:259. 2010
    ..pneumoniae. The presumed effect of vaccination was simulated by excluding all children infected by S. pneumoniae with the serotypes included in the vaccine, from both previous collected cohorts (between 1990-1995)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Twenty years of pediatric tuberculous meningitis: a retrospective cohort study in the western cape of South Africa
    Gijs T J van Well
    Departments of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands Department of Pediatrics, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Pediatrics 123:e1-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between presenting clinical characteristics and outcome of pediatric tuberculous meningitis...
  71. doi request reprint Comparison between direct volumetric and speckle tracking methodologies for left ventricular and left atrial chamber quantification by three-dimensional echocardiography
    Sebastiaan A Kleijn
    Department of Cardiology and Institute for Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 108:1038-44. 2011
    ..In conclusion, 3DE direct volumetric and speckle-tracking methods give comparable and reproducible quantification of LV and LA volumes and function, making interchangeable application a viable option in daily clinical practice...
  72. ncbi request reprint Facial disfigurement: is it in the eye of the beholder? A study in patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy
    Caroline B Terwee
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 58:192-8. 2003
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Definition of clinical differences
    Henrica C W de Vet
    J Rheumatol 33:434; author reply 435. 2006
  74. ncbi request reprint Translation and validation of the SF-36 Health Survey for use among Turkish and Moroccan ethnic minority cancer patients in The Netherlands
    Rianne Hoopman
    Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cancer 42:2982-90. 2006
    ..Additional studies are needed to confirm the psychometrics of the questionnaire when used among these ethnic minority groups in other Western European countries...
  75. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of orbital radiotherapy versus sham irradiation in patients with mild Graves' ophthalmopathy
    Mark F Prummel
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:15-20. 2004
    ..Radiotherapy is an effective treatment in mild ophthalmopathy. However, the improvement upon irradiation may not be associated with an increase in quality of life or a reduction in treatment costs...
  76. ncbi request reprint Graves' quality of life
    Caroline B Terwee
    Ophthalmology 114:1416-7; author reply 1417-8. 2007
  77. pmc Laparoscopic staging and subsequent palliation in patients with peripancreatic carcinoma
    Els J M Nieveen van Dijkum
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg 237:66-73. 2003
    ..To test the hypothesis that laparoscopic staging improves outcome in patients with peripancreatic carcinoma compared to standard radiology staging...