Vivian T. Colland

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Many patients with asthma, diabetes, and heart failure do not succeed in integrating the required self-management behaviours into their lives, and fail to attain optimal disease control. The purpose of this study was to describe the development of a theory-driven intervention to enhance self-management that would be appreciated and accepted by participants(More)
BACKGROUND Mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPS III, Sanfilippo syndrome) is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency of one of the enzymes involved in the degradation of heparan sulfate. MPS III is characterized by progressive mental deterioration resulting in severe dementia. A number of potentially disease-modifying therapies are studied. As(More)
The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility and short-term outcomes of Asthma: It's a Family Affair!, a school-based intervention for adolescents with asthma and their caregivers. Twenty-four ethnic minority families with a middle school student with asthma were randomized to immediate intervention or no-treatment control. Intervention students(More)
The quality of life for respiratory illness questionnaire (QoLRIQ) is an outcome measure for patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study assessed the longitudinal validity, reliability of the change score and the interpretation of changes on the QoLRIQ in inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation, completed by 108 patients with(More)
This study compares the reproducibility, construct validity and responsiveness of self-report and parent-report quality of life questionnaires How Are You (HAY) for 8–12-year-old children with asthma. A total of 228 Dutch children with asthma and their parents completed the HAY and daily recorded the child's asthma symptoms in a diary. Additionally 296 age-(More)
A randomised controlled trial, involving 112 adolescents with asthma, and a 2-year follow-up was conducted to assess the impact of an intervention programme aimed at enhancing adherence to asthma medication. This programme had a duration of 1 year and consisted of an experimental group which received usual care from a paediatrician, but additionally(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of a physical exercise programme for children with asthma on an outpatient basis. DESIGN Intervention study: a randomized pretest-post-test control group design. SETTING AND SUBJECTS Forty-seven children with clinically diagnosed asthma participated in the intervention study, including 34 boys and 13 girls, from 8 to 13(More)
This study assesses the reproducibility, construct validity, and responsiveness of a new self-report quality of life questionnaire, the "How Are You?" (HAY), for 8-12-year-old children with asthma, which contains both a generic and a disease-specific part. Two hundred twenty-eight children with asthma completed the HAY and the Child Attitude Toward Illness(More)
An educational training program for children with asthma, aged between 8 and 13 years, was evaluated in an 18-month randomized, controlled experiment, including three follow-up evaluations. The objective of the program is to improve coping with asthma in daily life. The program, ten 1-hour sessions, is a combination of self-management training and cognitive(More)
The discordance between the objective and subjective symptoms of asthma has major effects on proper medication and management. In 2 studies the influence of respiratory sounds in the process of symptom perception underlying breathlessness was investigated in children aged 7-17 years. In Experiment 1, asthmatic wheezing sounds were recorded in 16 children(More)