Jan Buitenhuis

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OBJECTIVE This study investigates the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms (avoidance, reexperiencing, and hyperarousal) and the presence, severity, and duration of neck complaints after motor vehicle accidents. METHODS Individuals who had been involved in traffic accidents and had initiated compensation claim procedures with(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the consequences of neck pain after motor vehicle accidents in terms of disability for work and the relationship this has with symptom and work-related factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies on work disability related to whiplash are very heterogeneous, are often limited in(More)
STUDY DESIGN Focused discussion. OBJECTIVE To present some of the complexities in conducting research on the role of compensation and compensation-related factors in recovery from whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) and to suggest directions for future research. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There is divergence of opinion, primary research findings, and(More)
OBJECTIVES In low back pain, clinical studies suggest that kinesiophobia (fear of movement/(re)injury) is important in the etiology of chronic symptoms. In this prospective cohort study, the predictive role of kinesiophobia in the development of late whiplash syndrome was examined. METHODS Victims of car collisions with neck symptoms who initiated(More)
STUDY DESIGN Nonsystematic review and discussion of the etiological processes involved in whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). OBJECTIVE To summarize the research and identify priorities for future research. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although there is convergent evidence of a peripheral lesion in some individuals after whiplash injury, in the majority(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE This study investigates the role of pain catastrophizing and causal beliefs with regard to severity and persistence of neck complaints after motor vehicle accidents. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: In previous research on low back pain, somatoform disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome, pain catastrophizing(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is a common and highly recurrent mental disorder that is accompanied by poor functioning at home and at work. Not all depressed employees report sick and little is known about variables associated with sickness absence (SA) due to depression. Recurrent SA due to depression tends to marginalize employees from the workforce and exclude(More)