Hèlene Koch

Summary

Affiliation: Academic Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Blood test ordering for unexplained complaints in general practice: the VAMPIRE randomised clinical trial protocol. [ISRCTN55755886]
    Marloes A van Bokhoven
    University of Maastricht, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Department of General Practice Centre for Quality of Care Research, PO Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 7:20. 2006
  2. pmc Why do patients want to have their blood tested? A qualitative study of patient expectations in general practice
    Marloes A van Bokhoven
    University of Maastricht, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice Centre for Quality of Care Research, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 7:75. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin in the detection of excessive alcohol consumption: a systematic review
    Helen Koch
    Department of General Practice, Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Alcohol Alcohol 39:75-85. 2004
  4. pmc Demographic characteristics and quality of life of patients with unexplained complaints: a descriptive study in general practice
    Hèlene Koch
    Department of General Practice, Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, P O Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:1483-9. 2007
  5. pmc Ordering blood tests for patients with unexplained fatigue in general practice: what does it yield? Results of the VAMPIRE trial
    Helen Koch
    Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Department of General Practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 59:e93-100. 2009
  6. doi request reprint What makes general practitioners order blood tests for patients with unexplained complaints? A cross-sectional study
    Helen Koch
    Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gen Pract 15:22-8. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The course of newly presented unexplained complaints in general practice patients: a prospective cohort study
    H Koch
    Department of General Practice, Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 26:455-65. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Special methodological challenges when studying the diagnosis of unexplained complaints in primary care
    Marloes A van Bokhoven
    Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:318-22. 2008

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Publications8

  1. pmc Blood test ordering for unexplained complaints in general practice: the VAMPIRE randomised clinical trial protocol. [ISRCTN55755886]
    Marloes A van Bokhoven
    University of Maastricht, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Department of General Practice Centre for Quality of Care Research, PO Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 7:20. 2006
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  2. pmc Why do patients want to have their blood tested? A qualitative study of patient expectations in general practice
    Marloes A van Bokhoven
    University of Maastricht, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice Centre for Quality of Care Research, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 7:75. 2006
    ..It is commonly recommended to involve patients in decision-making during consultations. The study aimed to obtain detailed information on patients' expectations about blood tests...
  3. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin in the detection of excessive alcohol consumption: a systematic review
    Helen Koch
    Department of General Practice, Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Alcohol Alcohol 39:75-85. 2004
    ..Therefore, we evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) in the detection of excessive alcohol consumption...
  4. pmc Demographic characteristics and quality of life of patients with unexplained complaints: a descriptive study in general practice
    Hèlene Koch
    Department of General Practice, Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, P O Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:1483-9. 2007
    ..Our study objective was to describe these characteristics. Additionally we compared them with other patient groups to serve as a frame of reference...
  5. pmc Ordering blood tests for patients with unexplained fatigue in general practice: what does it yield? Results of the VAMPIRE trial
    Helen Koch
    Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Department of General Practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 59:e93-100. 2009
    ..Unexplained fatigue is frequently encountered in general practice. Because of the low prior probability of underlying somatic pathology, the positive predictive value of abnormal (blood) test results is limited in such patients...
  6. doi request reprint What makes general practitioners order blood tests for patients with unexplained complaints? A cross-sectional study
    Helen Koch
    Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Gen Pract 15:22-8. 2009
    ..Approximately 13% of consultations in general practice involve patients with unexplained complaints (UCs). These consultations often end with general practitioners (GPs) ordering blood tests of questionable diagnostic informativeness...
  7. doi request reprint The course of newly presented unexplained complaints in general practice patients: a prospective cohort study
    H Koch
    Department of General Practice, Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 26:455-65. 2009
    ..We studied the number and the nature of diagnoses made over time, as well as factors associated with UCs becoming persistent. Finally, we longitudinally studied factors associated with quality of life (QoL)...
  8. doi request reprint Special methodological challenges when studying the diagnosis of unexplained complaints in primary care
    Marloes A van Bokhoven
    Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Department of General Practice, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:318-22. 2008