Ad. A. Kaptein

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OBJECTIVE Despite the importance of the chronic use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in maintaining asthma control, reported adherence varies between 40% and 60%. The Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ) has been shown to correlate with self-reported adherence. The aim of this study is to investigate whether beliefs about ICS (necessity and(More)
Research suggests that chronically ill patients and their partners perceive illness differently, and that these differences have a negative impact on patients' quality of life (QoL). This study assessed whether illness perceptions of patients with Huntington's disease (HD) differ from those of their partners, and examined whether spousal illness perceptions(More)
BACKGROUND Compared to healthy people, patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) participate less in paid jobs and social activities. The aim of the study was to examine a) the perceived autonomy, self-esteem and labor participation of patients in the pre-dialysis phase, b) pre-dialysis patients' illness perceptions and treatment perceptions, and c) the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between changes in common sense models and changes in functional status over a 6-year follow-up in patients with osteoarthritis. DESIGN At baseline and follow-up, osteoarthritis outpatients (N = 241) recruited from a university medical center completed the Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised (IPQ-R), the(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the variability of illness and treatment perceptions - that have been found to be associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients' outcomes (e.g., quality of life) - across the CKD trajectory, by investigating whether there are differences in perceptions in patients: (1) on varying treatments (pre-dialysis, haemodialysis,(More)
This article describes the development of an intervention programme for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and their partners. The programme is based on theories of self-regulation, social learning, and self-determination aimed at maintaining and increasing patients' activities, including paid work, and sense of autonomy. The intervention was(More)
OBJECTIVE This study applied the Common-Sense Model (CSM) to predict risk perception and disease-related worry in 174 individuals with a genetic predisposition to venous thrombosis (thrombophilia). DESIGN Participants completed an adapted version of the Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised (IPQ-R) and measures assessing risk perception and worry. (More)
OBJECTIVES Although Leventhal's common-sense model (CSM) is proposed to represent a dynamic system, limited research has been conducted to investigate whether and how illness perceptions change. This study tested two hypotheses from the CSM about the dynamics of illness perceptions of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in a pulmonary(More)
This commentary describes the methodological shortcomings and the misleading presentation of the 'think-aloud' Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ) paper by van Oort, Schröder, & French (2011). We highlight that this paper uses a confusing Dutch translation of the scale, fabricates incorrect instructions, and employs a sample in which the majority(More)
In this narrative review, we put self-management in the context of a 50-year history of research about how patients with COPD respond to their illness. We review a definition of self-management, and emphasize that self-management should be combined with disease management and the chronic care model in order to be effective. Reviewing the empirical status of(More)