Maria Wg Nijhuis-van der Sanden

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In the present study, we investigated the development of action planning in children with unilateral Cerebral Palsy (CP, aged 3-6 years, n=24) and an age matched control group. To investigate action planning, participants performed a sequential movement task. They had to grasp an object (a wooden play sword) and place the sword in a hole in a wooden block.(More)
Frailty is one of the greatest challenges for healthcare professionals. The level of frailty depends on several interrelated factors and can change over time while different interventions seem to be able to influence the level of frailty. Therefore, an outcome instrument to measure frailty with sound clinimetric properties is needed. A systematic review on(More)
The primary aim of this study was to assess the development of action planning in a group of typically developing children aged 3 to 10 years (N=351). The second aim was to assess reliability of the action planning task and to relate the results of the action planning task to results of validated upper limb motor performance tests. Participants performed an(More)
BACKGROUND There is insufficient evidence to support use of occupational therapy interventions for patients with Parkinson's disease. We aimed to assess the efficacy of occupational therapy in improving daily activities of patients with Parkinson's disease. METHODS We did a multicentre, assessor-masked, randomised controlled clinical trial in ten(More)
AIM To establish if there are psychometrically sound standardized tests or test items to assess handwriting readiness in 5- and 6-year-old children on the levels of occupations activities/tasks and performance. METHOD Electronic databases were searched to identify measurement instruments. Tests were included in a systematic review if: (1) participants are(More)
BACKGROUND The popularity of running continues to increase, which means that the incidence of running-related injuries will probably also continue to increase. Little is known about risk factors for running injuries and whether they are sex-specific. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to review information about risk factors and sex-specific differences(More)
BACKGROUND Synkinesis is an involuntary movement accompanying a voluntary one. These unintentional movements are caused by an undifferentiated regeneration of the facial nerve that occurs after being compressed or partially damaged. Synkinesis can affect eating, drinking, and speaking and can be socially distressing because of facial asymmetry and(More)
BACKGROUND The popularity of running is still growing and, as participation increases, the incidence of running-related injuries will also rise. Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is the most common injury of the lateral side of the knee in runners, with an incidence estimated to be between 5% and 14%. In order to facilitate the evidence-based management of(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to provide an overview of a) the used measurement instruments in studies evaluating effects on quality of life (QoL), function, activity and participation level in patients with a lower extremity amputation using bone-anchored prostheses compared to socket prostheses and b) the effects themselves. METHOD A systematic literature(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with a transfemoral amputation socket-related problems are associated with reduced prosthetic use, activity, and quality of life. Furthermore, gait asymmetries are present that may explain secondary complaints. Bone-anchored prostheses (BAPs) may help these patients. Two types of BAP are available, screw and press-fit implants.(More)