Anne M. Stiggelbout

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Background: The objectives of this study were to evaluate body image, cosmetic results, and quality of life in patients with Crohn's disease of the terminal ileum who had either laparoscopic-assisted or open ileocolic resection, and to determine how patients experienced the pre- and postoperative periods after both procedures. Methods: Thirty-four patients(More)
We developed a questionnaire to assess autonomic symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and evaluated its reliability and validity. Based on the results of a postal survey in 46 PD patients, 21 multiple system atrophy patients, and 8 movement disorders specialists, items were included according to their frequency, burden, and clinical relevance.(More)
We assessed the clinometric characteristics of rating scales used for the evaluation of motor impairment and disability of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), conducting a systematic review of PD rating scales published from 1960 to the present. Thirty studies describing clinometrics of 11 rating scales used for PD were identified. Outcome measures(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To develop a short and practical scale (SCOPA-SLEEP) that evaluates nighttime sleep and daytime sleepiness. The scale is developed for research in Parkinson disease but may be of value for other somatic diseases. DESIGN Postal survey including 4 instruments, the SCOPA-SLEEP nighttime sleep (5 items) and daytime sleepiness (6 items), the(More)
OBJECTIVE There is a wide range of autonomic symptoms (AS) in Parkinson disease (PD), but the full spectrum has never been evaluated with a validated instrument and in comparison with control subjects. In this study a reliable and valid instrument, the SCOPA-AUT, was used to evaluate the occurrence of AS in a large cohort of patients with PD and control(More)
BACKGROUND Few prospective studies have been performed about the impact of preoperative radiotherapy (PRT) or total mesorectal excision (TME) on health-related quality of life (HRQL) and sexual functioning in patients with resectable rectal cancer. This report describes the HRQL and sexual functioning of 990 patients who underwent TME and were randomly(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a short, practical instrument that is sensitive to the specific cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease (PD) for comparing groups in research situations and for assessing change in cognitive functioning over time. METHODS A literature search was conducted to identify the most frequently affected cognitive domains in PD and to select(More)
A population-based case-control study was conducted between July 1984 and February 1988 in the Spanish island of Majorca; 286 incident colorectal cancer cases, 295 population controls and 203 hospital controls were interviewed using a food frequency questionnaire. In a multivariate analysis, an increased risk of colon cancer was found for high consumption(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and to assess the prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression in this population. The HADS was sent to 205 patients with PD, together with three quality-of-life (QoL) instruments, i.e. the(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors sought to determine whether intensive follow-up improves 5-year survival rates in patients with colorectal cancer who were operated on for cure. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Intensive follow-up of patients with colorectal cancer is still controversial. The present uncertainty in regard to the value of intensive follow-up could be the(More)