Bart H W van den Borne

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AIMS A longitudinal randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of physiotherapeutic pelvic floor muscle exercise (PFME) therapy supplemented with a health education program to promote long-term adherence among women with stress, mixed, and urge urinary incontinence (UI). METHODS Women (n = 129) were evaluated by their(More)
A scale for assessing information needs of cancer patients was constructed and validated. Two studies were conducted. Study 1 was designed to test the factor structure of the measurement instrument. A total of 498 patients with breast cancer and Hodgkin disease were interviewed. In study 2, 133 patients with head and neck cancer were measured just before(More)
A systematic review of the research literature using Medline, Embase, Psyclit/Psycinfo and the Cochrane Library files 1980 through 2001, identified only eight publications based on well-designed studies involving randomised controlled trials (RCTs)--testing the effects of modification of provider-patient interaction and provider consulting style on patient(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper describes the development of patient education from the 1960s until now and identifies future challenges to improve patient education. RESULTS Patient education developed from the health care professional deciding what the patient needed to know to a shared decision making design where physician and patient are equally influential on(More)
At present, very little is known about the determinants of endoscopic screening participation. This study presents an analysis of the psychosocial associations of participation and nonparticipation in a sigmoidoscopic colorectal cancer screening program. The present pilot study was executed among members of a Dutch target group, ages 50-60 years, who(More)
The English form of the Cancer Locus of Control Scale was administered to an heterogeneous sample of 68 cancer patients. A principal components analysis confirmed the three subscales described in the original Dutch form, however, with five items excluded. Correlations with other measures indicated that high internal control over the course of the illness(More)
BACKGROUND In 1998, a new organ donor registration scheme was implemented in the Netherlands in order to increase the number of potential donors and to facilitate decisions and procedures concerning organ donation. However, registration rate and registration choices failed to meet the expectations. METHODS A cross-sectional survey among a random sample of(More)
We compared the effect of a group-based 12-week supervised exercise programme, i.e. aerobic and resistance exercise, and group sports, with that of the same programme combined with cognitive-behavioural training on physical fitness and activity of cancer survivors. One hundred and forty seven cancer survivors (all cancer types, medical treatment >or=3(More)
OBJECTIVE Group-based physical training interventions have been shown to be effective in increasing quality of life in cancer survivors. Until now, however, the impact of cohesion within the group on intervention outcome has not been investigated. METHODS We examined self-reported individual group cohesion ratings collected in the first half of a 12-week(More)
A pre-post test follow-up design was used to test the effects of a systematically developed photo-novella (Laduma) on knowledge, attitudes, communication and behavioural intentions with respect to sexually transmitted infections, after a single reading by 1168 secondary school learners in South Africa. The reading resulted in an increase in knowledge on the(More)