Adrian A. Kaptein

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The present cross-sectional study analyzed the extent to which illness perceptions and coping strategies (as measured by the Illness Perception Questionnaire and the Utrecht Coping List, respectively) are associated with levels of daily functioning, as indicated by the Medical Outcomes Study SF-20, and disease-specific measures in 244 adults: 84 with(More)
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)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to provide insight into the relationship between information provision and illness perceptions among cancer survivors. METHODS All individuals diagnosed with lymphoma, multiple myeloma, endometrial or colorectal cancer between 1998 and 2008, as registered in the Eindhoven Cancer Registry, were eligible for(More)
GOALS OF WORK This paper presents an observational study of the longitudinal effects of cancer treatment on quality of life (QoL) in patients treated for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), and evaluated the contribution of patients' baseline illness cognitions to the prediction of QoL 2 years after diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was two-fold. First, to examine the levels of emotional intelligence in patients recently diagnosed with vestibular schwannoma, in comparison to those of healthy individuals and patients with other physical illness. Second, to evaluate the correlation between Emotional Intelligence and quality of life. STUDY DESIGN(More)
The present study explored illness perceptions of end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on both haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatment, and their associations with quality of life. Leventhal's self-regulation model (SRM) was used as a theoretical framework. Illness perceptions and quality of life were assessed with the IPQ-R and the(More)
BACKGROUND Although international guidelines on pulmonary rehabilitation acknowledge that psychological factors contribute to exercise intolerance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the few empirical studies investigating this association have found inconsistent results. PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to investigate(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)
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)