Maurits W van Tulder

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Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Outcome of non-invasive treatment modalities on back pain: an evidence-based review
    Maurits W van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 15:S64-81. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative therapies for low back pain
    Maurits W van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 19:639-54. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Repetitive strain injury
    Maurits van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 369:1815-22. 2007
  4. pmc Outcome of invasive treatment modalities on back pain and sciatica: an evidence-based review
    Maurits W van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 15:S82-92. 2006
  5. pmc Back complaints in the elders (BACE); design of cohort studies in primary care: an international consortium
    Jantine Scheele
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:193. 2011
  6. pmc Rationale and design of The Delphi Trial--I(RCT)2: international randomized clinical trial of rheumatoid craniocervical treatment, an intervention-prognostic trial comparing 'early' surgery with conservative treatment [ISRCTN65076841]
    Jasper F C Wolfs
    Department of Neurosurgery, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:14. 2006
  7. pmc Manipulative therapy in addition to usual medical care accelerates recovery of shoulder complaints at higher costs: economic outcomes of a randomized trial
    Gert J D Bergman
    Department of General Practice, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:200. 2010
  8. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a classification-based system for subacute 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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1347-56. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of usual general practitioner care with or without antidepressant medication for patients with minor or mild-major depression
    Judith E Bosmans
    Health Technology Assessment Unit, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 111:106-12. 2008
  10. pmc The effect of a comprehensive lifestyle intervention on cardiovascular risk factors in pharmacologically treated patients with stable cardiovascular disease compared to usual care: a randomised controlled trial
    Wilhelmina Ijzelenberg
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:71. 2012

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  1. pmc Outcome of non-invasive treatment modalities on back pain: an evidence-based review
    Maurits W van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 15:S64-81. 2006
    ..Also, many trials showed methodological weaknesses, effects are compared to placebo, no treatment or waiting list controls, and effect sizes are small. Future trials should meet current quality standards and have adequate sample size...
  2. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative therapies for low back pain
    Maurits W van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 19:639-54. 2005
    ..In summary, the results on CAM therapies for (acute episodes of) chronic LBP are promising but more evidence on the relative cost-effectiveness compared to conventional treatments is needed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Repetitive strain injury
    Maurits van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 369:1815-22. 2007
    ..Further high-quality trials should aim to include sufficient sample sizes, working populations, and work-related outcomes...
  4. pmc Outcome of invasive treatment modalities on back pain and sciatica: an evidence-based review
    Maurits W van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 15:S82-92. 2006
    ..Demanding surgical fusion techniques are not better than the traditional posterolateral fusion without internal fixation...
  5. pmc Back complaints in the elders (BACE); design of cohort studies in primary care: an international consortium
    Jantine Scheele
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:193. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the course of back complaints and identify prognostic factors for the transition from acute back complaints to chronic back complaints in older people who visit a primary health care physician...
  6. pmc Rationale and design of The Delphi Trial--I(RCT)2: international randomized clinical trial of rheumatoid craniocervical treatment, an intervention-prognostic trial comparing 'early' surgery with conservative treatment [ISRCTN65076841]
    Jasper F C Wolfs
    Department of Neurosurgery, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:14. 2006
    ..If signs and symptoms of myelopathy are present there is little chance of recovery to normal levels after surgery...
  7. pmc Manipulative therapy in addition to usual medical care accelerates recovery of shoulder complaints at higher costs: economic outcomes of a randomized trial
    Gert J D Bergman
    Department of General Practice, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:200. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a classification-based system for subacute 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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1347-56. 2012
    ..A randomized controlled trial...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of usual general practitioner care with or without antidepressant medication for patients with minor or mild-major depression
    Judith E Bosmans
    Health Technology Assessment Unit, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 111:106-12. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate whether usual care without antidepressants is equivalent to (i.e. as effective as and as expensive as) usual care with antidepressants in patients with minor or mild-major depression...
  10. pmc The effect of a comprehensive lifestyle intervention on cardiovascular risk factors in pharmacologically treated patients with stable cardiovascular disease compared to usual care: a randomised controlled trial
    Wilhelmina Ijzelenberg
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:71. 2012
    ....
  11. pmc Effect of integrated care for sick listed patients with chronic low back pain: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial
    Ludeke C Lambeek
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 341:c6414. 2010
    ..To evaluate the cost effectiveness, cost utility, and cost-benefit of an integrated care programme compared with usual care for sick listed patients with chronic low back pain...
  12. ncbi request reprint Predictors of a favorable outcome in patients treated by chiropractors for neck pain
    Sidney M Rubinstein
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:1451-8. 2008
    ..Prospective, multicenter, cohort study...
  13. doi request reprint The trend in total cost of back pain in The Netherlands in the period 2002 to 2007
    Ludeke C Lambeek
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:1050-8. 2011
    ..Cost of illness study...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc Cost-effectiveness of minimal interventional procedures for chronic mechanical low back pain: design of four randomised controlled trials with an economic evaluation
    Esther T Maas
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:260. 2012
    ....
  16. doi request reprint The cross-sectional construct validity of the Waddell score
    Adri T Apeldoorn
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 28:309-17. 2012
    ..There is some debate about whether the Waddell score is a valid screening instrument for illness behaviour and psychological distress, or whether it merely reflects elevated pain levels and diminished functional physical capacities...
  17. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of a lifestyle physical activity intervention in addition to a work style intervention on recovery from neck and upper limb symptoms and pain reduction in computer workers
    Claire M Bernaards
    Research Center on Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 68:265-72. 2011
    ..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a work style (WS) intervention and a work style plus physical activity (WSPA) intervention in computer workers with neck and upper limb symptoms compared with usual care...
  18. pmc Motivational interviewing and problem solving treatment to reduce type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk in real life: a randomized controlled trial
    Jeroen Lakerveld
    Department of General Practice and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:47. 2013
    ..In the Hoorn Prevention Study we aimed to assess the effectiveness of a primary care based lifestyle intervention to reduce the estimated risk of developing T2DM and for CVD mortality, and to motivate changes in lifestyle behaviors...
  19. pmc Economic evaluations of occupational health interventions from a company's perspective: a systematic review of methods to estimate the cost of health-related productivity loss
    Kimi Uegaki
    Health Technology Assessment Unit, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 21:90-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the methods used to estimate the indirect costs of health-related productivity in economic evaluations from a company's perspective...
  20. ncbi request reprint Direct medical costs of traumatic thoracolumbar spine fractures
    Nicole van der Roer
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Orthop 76:662-6. 2005
    ..The costs and cost-effectiveness of treatment of thoracolumbar fractures are poorly known...
  21. 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...
  22. doi request reprint A cost-effectiveness and return-on-investment analysis of a worksite vitality intervention among older hospital workers: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Johanna M van Dongen
    Research Center for Physical Activity, Work, and Health, TNO VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 55:337-46. 2013
    ..To conduct a cost-effectiveness and return-on-investment analysis comparing a worksite vitality intervention with usual care...
  23. 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
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low-back pain: an update of a 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) 36:E825-46. 2011
    ..Systematic review of interventions...
  25. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of an occupational health care guideline for prevention of weight gain among employees
    Marieke F van Wier
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 55:1100-9. 2013
    ..To determine the cost-effectiveness and the financial return of a guideline for occupational physicians (OPs), aimed at the prevention of weight gain among employees...
  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 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...
  28. doi request reprint Identification of patients with chronic low back pain who might benefit from additional psychological assessment
    Adri T Apeldoorn
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 28:23-31. 2012
    ..To identify signs and symptoms that should alert clinicians to the need for additional psychological assessment in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP)...
  29. pmc Multidisciplinary outpatient care program for patients with chronic low back pain: design of a randomized controlled trial and cost-effectiveness study [ISRCTN28478651]
    Ludeke C Lambeek
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 7:254. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Potential savings of a program to prevent ankle sprain recurrence: economic evaluation of a randomized controlled trial
    Maarten D W Hupperets
    Willem van Mechelen, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam 1081 BT, Netherlands
    Am J Sports Med 38:2194-200. 2010
    ..Dutch annual sports-related ankle sprain costs can roughly be estimated at €187,200,000. Research has shown that proprioceptive training accounts for an approximated overall 50% reduction in ankle sprain recurrence rate...
  31. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of physical and organisational ergonomic interventions on low back pain and neck pain: a systematic review
    Maurice T Driessen
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 67:277-85. 2010
    ..This review, however, provides a solid overview of the high quality epidemiological evidence on the (usually lack of) effectiveness of ergonomic interventions on LBP and neck pain...
  32. ncbi request reprint Is behavioral graded activity cost-effective in comparison with manual therapy for patients with subacute neck pain? An economic evaluation alongside a randomized clinical trial
    Judith E Bosmans
    Department of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:E1179-86. 2011
    ..An economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial comparing behavioral graded activity (BGA) with manual therapy (MT)...
  33. pmc Bridging the gap between the economic evaluation literature and daily practice in occupational health: a qualitative study among decision-makers in the healthcare sector
    Johanna M van Dongen
    Research Center for Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 8:57. 2013
    ....
  34. pmc Magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosing lumbar spinal pathology in adult patients with low back pain or sciatica: a diagnostic systematic review
    Merel Wassenaar
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 21:220-7. 2012
    ..Consequently, this review aimed to summarize the available evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of MRI for identifying lumbar spinal pathology in adult low back pain (LPB) or sciatica patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Nature, occurrence and consequences of medication-related adverse events during hospitalization: a retrospective chart review in the Netherlands
    Lilian H F Hoonhout
    VU University Medical Centre, EMGO Institute, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Drug Saf 33:853-64. 2010
    ..Detailed information on harm related to drugs administered during hospitalization is scarce. Knowledge of the nature and preventability of MRAEs is needed to prioritize and improve medication-related patient safety...
  36. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of a multi-stage return to work program for workers on sick-leave due to low back pain
    Ivan A Steenstra
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 16:557-78. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Benign adverse events following chiropractic care for neck pain are associated with worse short-term outcomes but not worse outcomes at three months
    Sidney M Rubinstein
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:E950-6. 2008
    ..A prospective cohort study on chiropractic patients with neck pain...
  38. doi request reprint Predictors of adverse events following chiropractic care for patients with neck pain
    Sidney M Rubinstein
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 31:94-103. 2008
    ..This study examines which variables may predict adverse events in subjects undergoing chiropractic treatment for neck pain...
  39. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of a workplace intervention for sick-listed employees with distress
    Sandra H van Oostrom
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 67:603-10. 2010
    ..To evaluate the cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit of a workplace intervention compared with usual care for sick-listed employees with distress...
  40. ncbi request reprint Are psychological treatments for depression in primary care cost-effective?
    Judith E Bosmans
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:3-15. 2008
    ..Most patients are treated in primary care. A large group of patients prefers psychological treatments to antidepressants...
  41. 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
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Practical guidelines for economic evaluations alongside equivalence trials
    Judith E Bosmans
    Health Technology Assessment Unit, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Value Health 11:251-8. 2008
    ..The concepts described in the article are illustrated using the results from an economic noninferiority trial...
  43. pmc Low back pain in general practice: cost-effectiveness of a minimal psychosocial intervention versus usual care
    Petra Jellema
    Department of General Practice, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 16:1812-21. 2007
    ..This study presents conflicting points of view regarding the cost-effectiveness of MIS. We conclude that (Dutch) general practitioners, as yet, should not replace their usual care by this new intervention...
  44. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluations of occupational health interventions from a corporate perspective - a systematic review of methodological quality
    Kimi Uegaki
    Health Technology Assessment Unit, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:273-88. 2010
    ..Using a standardized quality criteria list, we appraised the methodological quality of economic evaluations of occupational safety and health (OSH) interventions conducted from a corporate perspective...
  45. pmc Costs of shoulder pain in primary care consulters: a prospective cohort study in The Netherlands
    Ton Kuijpers
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:83. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine shoulder pain related costs during the 6 months after first consultation in general practice..
  46. doi request reprint Health care costs of depression in primary care patients in The Netherlands
    Judith E Bosmans
    Department of Health Sciences and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 27:542-8. 2010
    ..Depression is highly prevalent in Western countries and is associated with increased health care costs. Most depressed patients are treated in primary care...
  47. ncbi request reprint Consensus-based findings and recommendations for estimating the costs of health-related productivity loss from a company's perspective
    Kimi Uegaki
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, NL 1081 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:122-30. 2007
    ....
  48. pmc Trial-based economic evaluations in occupational health: principles, methods, and recommendations
    Johanna M van Dongen
    From the Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research Ms van Dongen, Dr van Wier, Prof Dr van Tulder, and Dr Bosmans, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam Department of Public and Occupational Health and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research Ms van Dongen and Profs Drs Bongers and van der Beek, VU University Medical Center Research Center for Physical Activity, Work and Health Ms van Dongen, Dr van Wier, and Profs Drs Bongers, van der Beek, and van Tulder, TNO VU University Medical Center Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research Dr van Wier and Prof Dr van Tulder, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute for Work and Health, Toronto Dr Tompa, Department of Economics Dr Tompa, McMaster University, Hamilton Dalla Lana School of Public Health Dr Tompa, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and TNO Healthy Living Prof Dr Bongers, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 56:563-72. 2014
    ..This study also helps consumers of this literature with understanding and critically appraising trial-based economic evaluations of OHS interventions. ..
  49. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of interventions for lateral epicondylitis: results from a randomised controlled trial in primary care
    Ingeborg B C Korthals-de Bos
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pharmacoeconomics 22:185-95. 2004
    ..The Dutch College of General Practitioners in The Netherlands has issued guidelines that recommend a wait-and-see policy. However, these guidelines are not evidence based...
  50. 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...
  51. pmc A systematic review on the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine for chronic non-specific low-back pain
    Sidney M Rubinstein
    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
    Eur Spine J 19:1213-28. 2010
    ..These results are also in agreement with recent reviews on acupuncture and herbal medicine. Randomized trials with a low risk of bias and adequate sample sizes are directly needed...
  52. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation after lumbar disc surgery: an update Cochrane review
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    EMGO Institute VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1839-48. 2009
    ..Cochrane systematic review of randomized controlled trials...
  53. pmc The cost-effectiveness of the RSI QuickScan intervention programme for computer workers: Results of an economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial
    Erwin M Speklé
    Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:259. 2010
    ..In this study, effectiveness was defined at three levels: exposure to risk factors, prevalence of arm, shoulder and neck symptoms, and days of sick leave...
  54. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a stepped-care intervention to prevent major depression in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or coronary heart disease and subthreshold depression: design of a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Susan E M van Dijk
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Psychiatry 13:128. 2013
    ....
  55. pmc Taping patients with clinical signs of subacromial impingement syndrome: the design of a randomized controlled trial
    Joeri Kalter
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:188. 2011
    ....
  56. pmc Go4it; study design of a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of a multidisciplinary group intervention for obese adolescents for prevention of diabetes mellitus type 2
    Geesje H Hofsteenge
    Dept, of Nutrition and Dietetics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:410. 2008
    ..Therefore, it is very important that programs aiming at the prevention of type 2 diabetes of obese adolescents are developed and evaluated...
  57. ncbi request reprint What is the most cost-effective treatment for patients with low back pain? A systematic review
    Nicole van der Roer
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 19:671-84. 2005
    ..More high-quality economic evaluations are needed before such a conclusion can be made...
  58. 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
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of a pharmacy-based coaching programme to improve adherence to antidepressants
    Judith E Bosmans
    Health Technology Assessment Unit, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pharmacoeconomics 25:25-37. 2007
    ..The efficacy of antidepressants in the treatment of depression has been convincingly demonstrated in randomised trials. However, non-adherence to antidepressant treatment is common...
  60. pmc Cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and general practitioner care for neck pain: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial
    Ingeborg B C Korthals-de Bos
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 326:911. 2003
    ..To evaluate the cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and care by a general practitioner for patients with neck pain...
  61. pmc Cost-effectiveness of the SEN-concept: Specialized Emergency Nurses (SEN) treating ankle/foot injuries
    Robert J Derksen
    Department of Surgery Traumatology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:99. 2007
    ..To cope with these problems, Specialized Emergency Nurses (SENs), regular ED-nurses receiving a short, injury-specific course, were trained to assess and treat minor injuries according to a specific protocol...
  62. ncbi request reprint Quality of primary care guidelines for acute low back pain
    Maurits W van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:E357-62. 2004
    ..Systematic review of clinical guidelines...
  63. ncbi request reprint 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint Muscle relaxants for nonspecific low back pain: a systematic review within the framework of the cochrane collaboration
    Maurits W van Tulder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:1978-92. 2003
    ..A systematic review of randomized and/or double-blinded controlled trials...
  65. pmc Cost-effectiveness of conservative treatments for neck pain: a systematic review on economic evaluations
    Maurice T Driessen
    Department of Health Sciences, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 21:1441-50. 2012
    ..Various conservative interventions have been used for the treatment of non-specific neck pain. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the cost-effectiveness of conservative treatments for non-specific neck pain...
  66. 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...
  67. pmc Total disc replacement surgery for symptomatic degenerative lumbar disc disease: a systematic review of the literature
    Karin D van den Eerenbeemt
    Department of Orthopaedics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 19:1262-80. 2010
    ..High quality randomized controlled trials with relevant control group and long-term follow-up is needed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of TDR...
  68. pmc Grip on challenging behaviour: a multidisciplinary care programme for managing behavioural problems in nursing home residents with dementia. Study protocol
    Sandra A Zwijsen
    Department of Nursing Home Medicine EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:41. 2011
    ..In this study, the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a new care programme for managing behavioural problems will be evaluated...
  69. ncbi request reprint Minimal clinically important change for pain intensity, functional status, and general health status in patients with nonspecific low back pain
    Nicole van der Roer
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:578-82. 2006
    ..Cohort study...
  70. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a nurse-led case management intervention in general medical outpatients compared with usual care: an economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial
    Corine H M Latour
    Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison Service, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 62:363-70. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a nurse-led, home-based, case-management intervention (NHI) after hospital discharge in addition to usual care...
  71. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: an evidence-based clinical guideline
    Gino M Kerkhoffs
    Dutch Orthopaedic Society, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Sports Med 46:854-60. 2012
    ..This clinical guideline is helpful for healthcare providers who are involved in the management of patients with ankle injuries...
  72. doi request reprint Methodology of clinical nutrition guidelines for adult cancer patients: how good are they according to AGREE criteria?
    Tobias van den Berg
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 36:316-22. 2012
    ..This review assesses the methodological quality of international clinical guidelines for the management of malnutrition in adult cancer patients...
  73. doi request reprint Empirical evidence of an association between internal validity and effect size in randomized controlled trials of low-back pain
    Maurits W van Tulder
    Department of Health Sciences, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1685-92. 2009
    ..We conducted a methodologic study...
  74. ncbi request reprint The benefits outweigh the risks for patients undergoing chiropractic care for neck pain: a prospective, multicenter, cohort study
    Sidney M Rubinstein
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 30:408-18. 2007
    ..This study describes both positive clinical outcomes and adverse events in patients treated for neck pain by a chiropractor...
  75. ncbi request reprint An etiologic model to help explain the pathogenesis of cervical artery dissection: implications for cervical manipulation
    Sidney M Rubinstein
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 29:336-8. 2006
    ..Although this model is consistent with current published case-control studies on cervical artery dissection, further research is necessary to accept or refute it as a tenable hypothesis...
  76. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of early screening and treatment of malnourished patients
    Hinke M Kruizenga
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:1082-9. 2005
    ..About 25-40% of hospital patients are malnourished. With current clinical practices, only 50% of malnourished patients are identified by the medical and nursing staff...
  77. pmc Economic evaluations: a new avenue of outcome assessment in spinal disorders
    Nicole van der Roer
    VU Medical Centre, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 15:S109-17. 2006
    ..Incremental cost-effectiveness ratios, cost-effectiveness planes, acceptability curves and cost-effectiveness thresholds are discussed. The contents may aid in taking the efficacy 'hurdle' in the field of spinal disorders...
  78. ncbi request reprint Spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low-back pain
    Sidney M Rubinstein
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, Room D518, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1007 MB
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD008112. 2011
    ..Many therapies exist for the treatment of low-back pain including spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), which is a worldwide, extensively practiced intervention...
  79. pmc Motives for (not) participating in a lifestyle intervention trial
    Jeroen Lakerveld
    Department of General Practice, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, V, d, Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:17. 2008
    ....
  80. pmc Direct medical costs of adverse events in Dutch hospitals
    Lilian H F Hoonhout
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:27. 2009
    ..We assessed the total direct medical costs associated with AEs and preventable AEs in Dutch hospitals to gain insight in opportunities for cost savings...
  81. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of hip protectors in frail institutionalized elderly
    Natasja M van Schoor
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoporos Int 15:964-9. 2004
    ..The use of hip protectors was not associated with lower costs. In addition, the average costs of a hip fracture and subsequent rehabilitation in the first year after the fracture were estimated at Euro 8100 in institutionalized elderly...
  82. ncbi request reprint Practice, efficacy, and costs of thyroid nodule evaluation: a retrospective study in a Dutch university hospital
    Lotty Hooft
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Thyroid 14:287-93. 2004
    ..Thyroid scintigraphy proved most productive in the inadequate FNA category. Improvement of the diagnostic process using immunohistochemistry and/or imaging is needed from the patient's and society's perspective...
  83. ncbi request reprint Enabling meta-analysis in systematic reviews on carpal tunnel syndrome
    Annette A M Gerritsen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hand Surg Am 27:828-32. 2002
    ..Resolving both problems will increase the comparability of RCTs, enabling the calculation of a pooled estimate of effect in a meta-analysis...