Alexander T. M. van de Water

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Sleep disturbance influences human health. To examine sleep patterns, it is advisable to utilize valid subjective and objective measures. Laboratory-based polysomnography (PSG) is deemed the gold standard to measure sleep objectively, but is impractical for long-term and home utilization (e.g. resource-demanding, difficult to use). Hence, alternative(More)
BACKGROUND The proximal insertional disorder of the plantar fascia is plantar fasciosis. Although plantar fasciosis is frequently seen by different health-care providers, indistinctness of etiology and pathogenesis is still present. A variety of interventions are seen in clinical practice. Taping constructions are frequently used for the treatment of(More)
STUDY DESIGN Systematic literature review. BACKGROUND Diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle (DRAM) has been linked with low back pain, abdominal and pelvic dysfunction. Measurement is used to either screen or to monitor DRAM width. Determining which methods are suitable for screening and monitoring DRAM is of clinical value. OBJECTIVES To identify(More)
Sleep disturbance is frequently reported by people with chronic low back pain (>12 weeks; CLBP), but few studies have comprehensively investigated sleep in this population. This study investigated differences in subjectively and objectively measured sleep patterns of people with CLBP, and compared this to age- and gender matched controls. Thirty-two(More)
PURPOSE To provide an overview of walking tests including their measurement properties that have been used in stroke survivors. METHOD Electronic databases were searched using specific search strategies. Retrieved studies were selected by using specified inclusion criteria. A modified consensus-based standards for the selection of health status(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of a randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of physiotherapy for sleep disturbance in chronic low back pain (CLBP) (≥12wks). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial with evaluations at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months. SETTING Outpatient physiotherapy department in an academic teaching hospital. (More)
BACKGROUND Proximal humeral fractures are amongst the most common fractures. Functional recovery is often slow and many people have ongoing disability during activities of daily life. Unidimensional measurement of activity limitations is required to monitor functional progress during rehabilitation. However, current shoulder measures are multidimensional(More)
We propose a modular electromagnetic modeling procedure for large finite electromagnetic band-gap (EBG) structures, called linear embedding via Green's operators. It is a diakoptic method based on the Huygens-Schelkunoff principle involving equivalent boundary current sources that electromagnetically characterize the enclosed domain of arbitrary shapes, as(More)