Maria Wg Nijhuis-van der Sanden

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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)
OBJECTIVE To synthesize patients' views on the impact of stroke on their roles and self. DATA SOURCES PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO, and Cochrane searched from inception to September 2010, using a combination of relevant Medical Subject Headings and free-text terms. This search was supplemented by reference tracking. STUDY SELECTION Qualitative(More)
Children born preterm have a higher risk for developing motor, cognitive, and behavioral problems. Motor problems can occur in combination with working memory problems, and working memory is important for explicit learning of motor skills. The relation between motor learning and working memory has never been reviewed. The goal of this review was to provide(More)
BACKGROUND Spina bifida is a complex neuroembryological disorder resulting from incomplete closure of the posterior neural tube. Morbidity in the different fields of motor and cognitive neurodevelopment is variable in nature and severity, and often hard to predict. AIMS The current study investigates the relationship between cognitive functioning, fine(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/PURPOSE The most frequent consequences of being born with an anorectal malformation (ARM) are problems with fecal continence and constipation, which can have various negative implications. In this prospective, controlled study the effect of multidisciplinary behavioral treatment dealing with these problems is evaluated. METHODS The effect of(More)
BACKGROUND: Motor problems occur in 30% to 50% of children with ADHD, and have a severe impact on daily life. In clinical practice there seems to be little attention for this comorbidity with the possible consequence that these motor problems go undertreated. METHOD: Clinical interview and questionnaire survey of treatment by physiotherapy and factors(More)
In this study we analysed the potential spin-off of magnifier training on the fine-motor skills of visually impaired children. The fine-motor skills of 4- and 5-year-old visually impaired children were assessed using the manual skills test for children (6-12 years) with a visual impairment (ManuVis) and movement assessment for children (Movement ABC),(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)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Little is currently known about the quality of physiotherapy care for patients with musculoskeletal pain. Neck pain was used as an example. The aim is to develop a set of quality indicators, including a practice test. METHODS A systematic method is used to develop potential process and outcome indicators. An expert and user(More)