Betty Meyboom-de Jong

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BACKGROUND The effect of long-term increased intakes of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA; 18:3n-3) on cardiovascular risk factors is unknown. OBJECTIVES Our objectives were to assess the effect of increased ALA intakes on cardiovascular risk factors and the estimated risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) at 2 y and the effect of nutritional education on dietary(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To determine whether the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in a primary care setting can be safely transferred to practice nurses. BACKGROUND Because of the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and the burden of caring for individual patients, the demand type 2 diabetes mellitus patients place on primary health care(More)
BACKGROUND Dysfunction of the cervicothoracic spine and the adjacent ribs (also called the shoulder girdle) is considered to predict occurrence and poor outcome of shoulder symptoms. It can be treated with manipulative therapy, but scientific evidence for the effectiveness of such therapy is lacking. OBJECTIVE To study the effectiveness of manipulative(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of intensive group education on the Mediterranean diet on dietary intake and serum total cholesterol after 16 and 52 weeks, compared to a posted leaflet with the Dutch nutritional guidelines, in the context of primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). DESIGN Controlled comparison study of an intervention group(More)
BACKGROUND Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by entrapment of the median nerve and results in pain, tingling and numbness in the wrist and hand. It is a common condition in general practice. Effectiveness of treatment by intracarpal corticosteroid injection has never been investigated in general practice. The objective of this study was to determine if(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine whether the management of type 2 diabetes (DM2) can be transferred from an internist to a nurse specialised in diabetes (NSD). METHODS Ninety-three patients with DM2 referred by their general practitioner were randomised; 84 patients completed the study. The intervention group received care from an(More)
AIM The aim of our study was to describe investigate and association between improved glycaemic control on quality of life (QoL) during 1 year of treatment in a sample of 94 Type 2 diabetic patients referred for insulin therapy to an outpatient department (OPD). Treatment was aimed at achieving acceptable glycaemic control by means of maximizing oral(More)
OBJECTIVE Assessment of the long-term course of shoulder complaints in patients in general practice with special focus on changes in diagnostic category and fluctuations in the severity of the complaints. DESIGN Prospective descriptive study. SETTING Four general practices in The Netherlands. METHOD All patients (101) with shoulder complaints seen in(More)
outpatient clinics. Arch Dis Child 1992;67:206-10. 8 Pal B, Taberner D, Readman L, Jones P. Why do outpatients fail to keep their clinic appointments? Results from a survey and recommended remedial actions. Int J Clin Pract 1998;52:436-7. 9 Frankel S, Farrow A, West R. Non-attendance or non-invitation? A casecontrol study of failed outpatient appointments.(More)
BACKGROUND De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a disorder characterised by pain on the radial (thumb) side of the wrist and functional disability of the hand. It can be treated by corticosteroid injection, splinting and surgery. OBJECTIVES To summarise evidence on the efficacy and safety of corticosteroid injections for de Quervain's tenosynovitis. SEARCH(More)