Marjon D P Elfferich

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BACKGROUND Fatigue is a major problem in sarcoidosis. Fatigue has mainly been examined in patients from The Netherlands. OBJECTIVE The aims of the study were to establish the prevalence of fatigue in US and Dutch patients and to determine whether fatigue was related to the common demographic and clinical parameters. DESIGN Two patients groups were(More)
BACKGROUND Personality factors have shown to be related to mortality, morbidity, and psychological aspects in chronic disorders. Little is known about the effect of personality on disease severity in sarcoidosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of Type D personality and its relation with relevant(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of disease in patients with stage IV (fibrotic) sarcoidosis may mirror that of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Both are bothered by progressive dyspnea, exercise limitation and fatigue. OBJECTIVE To establish whether patients suffering from pulmonary fibrosis might benefit from a physical training program.(More)
INTRODUCTION Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic inflammatory disorder with a great variety of symptoms, including fatigue, dyspnea, pain, reduced exercise tolerance and muscle strength. Physical training has the potential to improve exercise capacity and muscle strength, and reduce fatigue. The aim of this review and survey was to present information about the(More)
Sarcoidosis patients suffer from fatigue and exercise limitation. The aim of this study was to establish whether a physical training program improves these and other outcomes important to sarcoidosis patients. From 11/2012 to 9/2014, 201 sarcoidosis patients were referred to the ild care expertise team, Ede, the Netherlands. In our center, all patients are(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Several studies have investigated fatigue among sarcoidosis patients. The purpose of this review is to analyze published data on the assessment, prevalence, etiology, and treatment of sarcoidosis-associated fatigue. RECENT FINDINGS Fatigue was identified as a prominent problem in sarcoidosis, and its presence was frequently associated(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive symptoms, such as concentration problems, are frequently recorded by sarcoidosis patients. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of perceived everyday cognitive failure in sarcoidosis patients and healthy controls. Furthermore, the effect of treatment on cognitive functioning was examined. METHODS The study(More)
UNLABELLED Muscle atrophy is a common problem in many chronic inflammatory diseases. It may occur as part of a generalized wasting process (cachexia) or be hidden due to preservation of fatmass (sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of cachexia and muscle atrophy in sarcoidosis and their association(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis patients often are troubled by dyspnea, exercise limitation, and fatigue. Many patients (up to 50-81%) suffer from sarcoidosis-associated fatigue. The etiology of fatigue in sarcoidosis is still unclear. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between fatigue and both exercise capacity and clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The King's Sarcoidosis Questionnaire (KSQ) is a brief questionnaire assessing health status using five modules (General Health Status, Lung, Eyes, Skin, Medication) in patients with sarcoidosis. The KSQ was only validated in one English sarcoidosis cohort. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to validate the KSQ in a Dutch sarcoidosis(More)