Jan Passchier

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Little is known about the epidemiology of pain in children. We studied the prevalence of pain in Dutch children aged from 0 to 18 years in the open population, and the relationship with age, gender and pain parameters. A random sample of 1300 children aged 0-3 years was taken from the register of population in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In the Rotterdam(More)
BACKGROUND Mild in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment might lessen both patients' discomfort and multiple births, with their associated risks. We aimed to test the hypothesis that mild IVF treatment can achieve the same chance of a pregnancy resulting in term livebirth within 1 year compared with standard treatment, and can also reduce patients'(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies demonstrating reduced quality of life and psychological well-being in multiple sclerosis (MS) have typically investigated patients within more advanced stages of disease. The aim of the present paper was to evaluate the emotional burden and quality of life of recently diagnosed MS patients and their partners. METHODS Data on(More)
The utilization of health care services in children and adolescents with chronic benign pain was studied in a Dutch population sample of 254 chronic pain sufferers aged 0-18 years. Children and adolescents who had reported chronic pain (continuous or recurrent pain >3 months) in our previous prevalence study were asked to keep a 3-week diary on their pain(More)
The aim of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the COMFORT scale as a postoperative pain instrument for children aged 0-3 years. Subjects were 158 neonates and toddlers after major abdominal or thoracic surgery. Trained nurses rated the children's pain at 3, 6 and 9 h postoperative on the Pediatric Surgical Intensive Care Unit using the(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess the psychological implications of mild ovarian stimulation combined with single embryo transfer (SET) during a first IVF cycle. METHODS We conducted a randomized controlled two-centre trial. Three hundred and ninety-one couples were randomized to undergo either mild ovarian stimulation with GnRH(More)
This review focuses on the research concerning the relation between psychosocial factors and pregnancy outcome. The following four outcome measures are dealt with: (1) birth weight, (2) preeclampsia, (3) preterm labour, and (4) intrapartum complications. The most consistent finding concerns the association between maternal exposure to taxing situations and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the role of psychosocial risk factors for low birthweight. DESIGN A prospective study. SETTING Obstetric outpatient clinics of the University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred and ninety-six nulliparous women. METHODS Questionnaires on background variables, daily stressors, psychological and(More)
A number of psychosocial factors have been associated with the onset, exacerbation and/or maintenance of chronic pain in adolescents. The present study was conducted to evaluate the relative importance of vulnerability, reinforcement, and modeling. We compared 222 adolescents with chronic pain and no documented physiological etiology (headache, back, limb(More)
The aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of psychosocial variables on well-being and on pregnancy-related complaints throughout pregnancy. Three hundred and ninety-six nulliparous women completed questionnaires on number of daily stressors, social support, gestational factors and mental and physical work load in each trimester of(More)