William K. Redekop

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The aim of this study was to construct a prognostic model to predict the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Prevalent and incident cases with AD came from the Rotterdam Study, a population-based prospective cohort study of persons aged 55 years and older, including those living in institutions. Rate of cognitive decline, as measured by the Mini Mental(More)
PURPOSE Most economic evaluations of health care programmes do not consider the effects of informal care, while this could lead to suboptimal policy decisions. This study investigates the construct validity of the CarerQol instrument, which measures and values carer effects, in a new population of informal caregivers. METHODS A questionnaire was(More)
BACKGROUND High blood pressure, once rare, is rapidly becoming a major public health burden in sub-Saharan/Africa. It is unclear whether this is reflected in children. The main purpose of this study was to assess blood pressure patterns among rural, semi-urban, and urban children and to determine the association of blood pressure with locality and body mass(More)
BACKGROUND In estimating the potential benefits of treatment, it is often necessary to extrapolate beyond clinical trial results using economic modeling. Previous attempts in Alzheimer disease (AD) were primarily based on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) due to its widespread use. These models were criticized as not accurately reflecting the total(More)
BACKGROUND Because abnormal defaecation dynamics, which can be modified by biofeedback, are considered to be the underlying problem in constipation, biofeedback training may be a useful treatment for constipation. This treatment has mainly been studied in uncontrolled trials. We evaluated defaecation dynamics and clinical outcome in chronically constipated(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare how nurses in two different paper-based systems perceive the impact of a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system on their medication-related activities. SETTING 13 non-surgical, adult inpatient wards in a Dutch academic hospital. METHODS Questionnaire survey of 295 nurses before and 304 nurses after the implementation of a(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to monitor cyclosporine therapy for chronic progressive multiple sclerosis in a multicenter clinical trial and an analysis was performed to determine whether there was a correlation between clinical changes and MRI changes. MRI was performed on 163 patients at the onset and completion of the 2-year study. Burden of(More)
Despite compulsory health insurance in Europe, ethnic differences in access to health care exist. The objective of this study is to investigate how ethnic differences between Dutch and non-Dutch women with respect to late entry into antenatal care provided by community midwifes can be explained by need, predisposing and enabling factors. Data were obtained(More)
BACKGROUND Disease-specific costing studies can be used as input into cost-effectiveness analyses and provide important information for efficient resource allocation. However, limited data availability and limited expertise constrain such studies in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). OBJECTIVE To describe a step-by-step guideline for conducting(More)