Niels H. Chavannes

Annemarije L Kruis7
Thys van der Molen4
Apostolos Tsiachristas4
Jacobijn Gussekloo4
Maureen PMH Rutten-van Mölken3
7Annemarije L Kruis
4Thys van der Molen
4Apostolos Tsiachristas
4Jacobijn Gussekloo
3Maureen PMH Rutten-van Mölken
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  • Annemarije L. Kruis, Björn Ställberg, Rupert C. M. Jones, Ioanna G. Tsiligianni, Karin Lisspers, Thys van der Molen +2 others
  • 2014
BACKGROUND Guideline recommendations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are based on the results of large pharmaceutically-sponsored COPD studies (LPCS). There is a paucity of data on disease characteristics at the primary care level, while the majority of COPD patients are treated in primary care. OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the external(More)
BACKGROUND There is insufficient evidence of the cost-effectiveness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Disease Management (COPD-DM) programs. The aim of this review is to evaluate the economic impact of COPD-DM programs and investigate the relation between the impact on healthcare costs and health outcomes. We also investigated the impact of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the long term effectiveness of integrated disease management delivered in primary care on quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared with usual care. DESIGN 24 month, multicentre, pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial SETTING 40 general practices in the western part of the(More)
  • Annemarije L Kruis, Melinde RS Boland, Catharina H Schoonvelde, Willem JJ Assendelft, Maureen PMH Rutten-van Mölken, Jacobijn Gussekloo +2 others
  • 2013
BACKGROUND Favorable effects of formal pulmonary rehabilitation in selected moderate to severe COPD patients are well established. Few data are available on the effects and costs of integrated disease management (IDM) programs on quality of care and health status of COPD patients in primary care, representing a much larger group of COPD patients. Therefore,(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) constitutes a growing health care problem worldwide. Integrated disease management (IDM) of mild to moderate COPD patients has been demonstrated to improve exercise capacity and health status after one year, but long-term results are currently lacking in primary care. METHODS Long-term data from the(More)
BACKGROUND The oral prednisolone test is widely used to distinguish chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who might benefit from inhaled steroid treatment. Previous studies used selected patient groups that did not represent the large COPD population in primary care. METHODS The study included smokers and exsmokers with chronic bronchitis(More)
  • Melinde R S Boland, Annemarije L Kruis, Apostolos Tsiachristas, Willem J J Assendelft, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Coert M G Blom +2 others
  • 2015
OBJECTIVES To investigate the cost-effectiveness of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) disease management (COPD-DM) programme in primary care, called RECODE, compared to usual care. DESIGN A 2-year cluster-randomised controlled trial. SETTING 40 general practices in the western part of the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS 1086 patients with COPD(More)
In this paper, we aim to emphasise the need for a more comprehensive and tailored approach to manage the broad nature of non-adherence, to personalise current asthma management. Although currently several methods are available to measure the extent of asthma patients' adherence, the vast majority do not incorporate confirmation of the actual inhalation,(More)
BACKGROUND Improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is one of the main goals in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Impaired HRQoL in COPD is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, hospitalisations and burden on our health-care system. The Clinical COPD Questionnaire (CCQ) is a validated, reliable, short(More)
  • Eléonore F van Dam van Isselt, Karin H Groenewegen-Sipkema, Monica Spruit-van Eijk, Niels H Chavannes, Margot W M de Waal, Daisy J A Janssen +1 other
  • 2014
OBJECTIVES To systematically investigate the prevalence of pain, factors related with pain and pain management interventions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA PubMed (MEDLINE), EMBASE, CINAHL and PsychINFO from 1966 to December 2013.(More)