Marja Y Veenstra

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AIMS This study examines the relationship between stressful life-events and alcohol use in a longitudinal cohort study, and investigates whether gender, coping style and social support modify this relationship. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Data analysed in this paper come from a sample of 1608 men and 1645 women drawn randomly from the cohort known as(More)
Prior epidemiologic research revealing cardioprotective effects of alcohol intake has systematically neglected lifetime exposure to alcohol, which may cause serious bias in conclusions regarding drinking and heart disease risk. Departing from use of an earlier interview schedule, the authors of the present 1996-2001 cohort study developed a(More)
OBJECTIVES To study health inequalities in persons with intellectual disabilities, representative and unbiased samples are needed. Little is known about sample recruitment in this vulnerable group. This study aimed to determine differences in ethical procedures and sample recruitment in a multicenter research on health of persons with intellectual(More)
OBJECTIVES Pre-existing conditions have been postulated as possible causes of the J-shaped relationship between alcohol intake and cardiovascular disease. Two research questions have been addressed in this paper. First, whether never drinkers and former drinkers differ from moderate drinkers in terms of health, and if so, which health problems contribute to(More)
AIMS A critical review of the evidence of effects of stressful life-events on alcohol use in the general population, with a particular focus on study design. METHODS A literature search in Medline was conducted, covering the period from 1990 to 2005, to identify articles in which the relationship between life-events and alcohol use in the general(More)
BACKGROUND Current alcohol intake has been associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The effect of past and lifetime drinking has received less attention. In the present study, the impact of current, past and lifetime drinking on cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality has been assessed. Secondly, the effect of accounting for covariates(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary aim was to assess the association between response behavior and health status at baseline, and survival in a 5-year follow-up period. A secondary aim was to assess whether reasons for nonresponse were associated with health status at baseline. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Data came from a prospective study cohort consisting of 31,349 men(More)
BACKGROUND Intellectual disability (ID) has consequences at all stages of life, requires high service provision and leads to high health and societal costs. However, ID is largely disregarded as a health issue by national and international organisations, as are training in ID and in the health aspects of ID at every level of the education system. SPECIFIC(More)
BACKGROUND Our ageing society is putting tremendous strain on public health and welfare programs to meet the needs of ageing individuals. Promoting informal caregiving is one way for policymakers to reduce this burden. However, caregiving may be experienced as stressful and is associated with adverse health consequences. While quite a lot of research(More)
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