Tom W. J. Schulpen

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The impact of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in the Netherlands on health care utilisation, costs and quality of life of these children, as well as of their parents is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the direct medical costs of patients suffering from ADHD and their quality of life as well as the direct medical costs of their(More)
Swaddling was an almost universal child-care practice before the 18th century. It is still tradition in certain parts of the Middle East and is gaining popularity in the United Kingdom, the United States, and The Netherlands to curb excessive crying. We have systematically reviewed all articles on swaddling to evaluate its possible benefits and(More)
The present study assesses the population prevalence of DSM-IV disorders among native and immigrant children living in low socio-economic status (SES) inner-city neighborhoods in the Netherlands. In the first phase of a two-phase epidemiological design, teachers screened an ethnically diverse sample of 2041 children aged 6-10 years using the Strengths and(More)
AIMS To investigate the differences in perinatal death and child mortality between different ethnic groups in the Netherlands. METHODS Retrospective analysis of data collected between 1990 and 1993 in the national obstetric registry comprising 569 743 births. Retrospective analysis of all death certificates of 0 to 15 year old children routinely collected(More)
A longitudinal study in Ascaris-infected and noninfected children was conducted in two Kenyan villages. Anthropometric, clinical, and stool exams were performed three times at 14-week intervals. All children received an anthelmintic drug (levamisole) at the second examination. In the 14 weeks before deworming, children with Ascaris (n = 61) did not differ(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that swaddling is an effective method to reduce crying, we compared a standardized approach of regularity and stimulus reduction with the same approach supplemented with swaddling. STUDY DESIGN Healthcare nurses coached 398 excessively crying infants up to 12 weeks of age for 3 months. Outcome measurements were crying as(More)
Nearly one million of the fifteen million inhabitants of the Netherlands are directly descending from migrant parents. Of these inhabitants, 75% come from former colonies (Surinam and the Netherlands Antilles) and Mediterranean countries like Turkey and Morocco. The mortality rate of Turkish and Moroccan children under 15 years of age is two to three times(More)
OBJECTIVE First, to investigate whether non-Western children in the Netherlands are less likely to be treated for behavioral problems than Western children; second, to examine whether discrepancies in treatment status are related to differences in level of problem behavior and impairment. METHOD The study included 2,185 children of the four largest ethnic(More)