Marjolijn Ketelaar

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OBJECTIVES To describe the course of fatigue during the first year poststroke and to determine the relation between fatigue at 1 year poststroke and personal characteristics, stroke characteristics, and poststroke impairments. DESIGN Inception cohort. SETTING Rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS Patients (N=167) with a first-ever supratentorial stroke(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of an 8-month training program with standardized exercises on aerobic and anaerobic capacity in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. DESIGN Pragmatic randomized controlled clinical trial with blinded outcome evaluation between July 2005 and October 2006. SETTING Participants were recruited from 4 schools for(More)
BACKGROUND Parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP) often experience high levels of stress. Little is known however on the different sources of stress parents experience. The purpose of the present study was to explore the relation between aspects of parental distress in the parenting role and the child's limitations in functional skills and the child's(More)
PURPOSE Major trauma is the leading cause of death in children of developed countries. However, little is known about its long-term health consequences in survivors. Our aim was to describe the health condition in children at long-term after major trauma. METHODS Prospective cohort study of severely injured children (Injury Severity Score > or =16, age(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study focused on motor activities of young children with cerebral palsy (CP) and examined the relation between motor capacity (what a person can do in a standardized, controlled environment), motor capability (what a person can do in his/her daily environment), and motor performance (what a person actually does do in his/her daily(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the intertester reliability of two methods for measuring lower-limb strength in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD Twenty-five subjects with CP (7-17 years of age) participated in this study. Lower-limb muscle strength was measured on 2 occasions using a Hand-held Dynamometer (HHD; break-method and make-method) and a 30-sec(More)
The stability of the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) over time is described in 77 infants (41 boys, 36 girls) with cerebral palsy (CP; mean age 19.4mo [SD 1.6 mo]; 27 unilateral spastic, 42 bilateral spastic, eight dyskinetic type) and in the same children at follow-up at age 2 to 4 years. The overall level of agreement over time (linear(More)
The purpose of this literature review, regarding all types of exercise programs focusing on cardiovascular fitness (aerobic and anaerobic capacity) and/or lower-extremity muscle strength in children with cerebral palsy (CP), was to address the following questions: (1) what exercise programs focusing on muscle strength, cardiovascular fitness, or a(More)
PURPOSE The objective was to validate the Dutch translation of the Canadian Giving Youth a Voice Questionnaire (GYV-20) for use in paediatric rehabilitation settings in The Netherlands. The GYV-20 consists of 20 items (assessing four domains) and was designed to evaluate the client-centredness of rehabilitation services from an adolescent perspective. (More)
OBJECTIVE To describe development of mobility and self-care capabilities in young children (aged 1-4 years) with cerebral palsy, and to examine whether the development of mobility and self-care capabilities differs by cerebral palsy severity in terms of 5 distinct Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels. STUDY DESIGN This prospective(More)