Hans J W H Elvers

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A longitudinal study of the oral condition of 763 schoolchildren was started in the Morogoro District of the Republic of Tanzania in 1984. The average baseline D3MFT scores of the 7-, 8- and -9-yr-old urban and rural children were 0.27, 0.33, 0.35 and 0.04, 0.23 and 0.23, respectively; the average deft values were 2.9, 2.4, 2.6 and 1.4, 1.9 and 1.4. The(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the feasibility and effect of a functional physical training program on aerobic endurance and walking ability of children with cerebral palsy. METHODS Thirteen children (8-13 years, Gross Motor Function Classification System level I or II, with normal intelligence or mild retardation) participated in this study. A functional(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and evaluate process indicators relevant to biopsychosocial history taking in patients with chronic back and neck pain. METHODS The SCEBS method, covering the Somatic, Psychological (Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior), and Social dimensions of chronic pain, was used to evaluate biopsychosocial history taking by manual physical(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the perceptions of primary school children about sun exposure and skin cancer, and the language they use about these issues, as a basis for the design of health promotional materials. In all, 2857 children in five European countries took part in the study and were compared with 641 Australian children(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Manual Therapy Utrecht (MTU) plus education in patients with cervicogenic somatosensory tinnitus (CeT). STUDY DESIGN Pretest-posttest design. METHOD Five hundred and six patients were referred or referred themselves. A subgroup of patients was identified with CeT, and within this a(More)
Tinnitus can be evoked or modulated by input from the somatosensory and somatomotor systems. This means that the loudness or intensity of tinnitus can be changed by sensory or motor stimuli such as muscle contractions, mechanical pressure on myofascial trigger points, transcutaneous electrical stimulation or joint movements. The neural connections and(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the reliability and validity of video clips in assessing movement disorders in preschool children. METHODS The study group included 27 children with neuromotor concerns. The explorative validity group included children with motor problems (n = 21) or with typical development (n = 9). Hempel screening was used for live observation of(More)
Several hospitalized patients with neurological disorders depend on nursing staff for their daily health care. Due to several functional limitations of the limbs, oral motor impairments, neglect, apraxia, and hemianopia, oral hygiene self-care is difficult to perform and therefore adequate oral health is difficult to maintain [1]. Next to that, oral(More)
BACKGROUND Manual physical therapists (MPTs) working in primary care get limited information about patient's courses of (chronic) low back pain (LBP). Identification of kinesiophobia is mostly based on clinical perception. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the scores with which manual physical therapists in a primary(More)