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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903062/inflammatory-dietary-patterns-and-depressive-symptoms-in-italian-older-adults
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Esther Vermeulen, Ingeborg A Brouwer, Karien Stronks, Stefania Bandinelli, Luigi Ferrucci, Marjolein Visser, Mary Nicolaou
BACKGROUND: Older adults are more susceptible to higher inflammatory levels and depression. Moreover, diet may influence inflammation as well as depression but no previous study examined whether inflammatory dietary patterns are related to depression in an older population. To investigate the longitudinal association between inflammatory dietary patterns (using reduced rank regression (RRR)) and depressive symptoms in a population sample of Italian older adults. METHODS: We included 827 participants (aged≥65years) at baseline in 1998...
September 10, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858173/variations-in-hypertension-awareness-treatment-and-control-among-ghanaian-migrants-living-in-amsterdam-berlin-london-and-nonmigrant-ghanaians-living-in-rural-and-urban-ghana-the-rodam-study
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Charles Agyemang, Gertrude Nyaaba, Erik Beune, Karlijn Meeks, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Juliet Addo, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Frank P Mockenhaupt, Silver Bahendeka, Ina Danquah, Matthias B Schulze, Cecilia Galbete, Joachim Spranger, Peter Agyei-Baffour, Peter Henneman, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Adebowale Adeyemo, Jan van Straalen, Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Lambert T Appiah, Liam Smeeth, Karien Stronks
OBJECTIVES: Hypertension is a major burden among African migrants, but the extent of the differences in prevalence, treatment, and control among similar African migrants and nonmigrants living in different contexts in high-income countries and rural and urban Africa has not yet been assessed. We assessed differences in hypertension prevalence and its management among relatively homogenous African migrants (Ghanaians) living in three European cities (Amsterdam, London, and Berlin) and nonmigrants living in rural and urban Ghana...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764589/uncovering-how-urban-regeneration-programs-may-stimulate-leisure-time-walking-among-adults-in-deprived-areas-a-realist-review
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Daniëlle Kramer, Jeroen Lakerveld, Karien Stronks, Anton E Kunst
Evidence suggests that urban regeneration programs can stimulate leisure-time walking (LTW) in deprived areas. However, underlying pathways remain unclear. This study explored how urban regeneration might stimulate LTW among adults in deprived areas. We conducted a realist review, a theory-driven approach to evidence synthesis that focuses on mechanisms. We searched three electronic databases for peer-reviewed literature that describes how the neighborhood environment or urban regeneration influences LTW among adults in deprived areas...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759597/objectively-measured-sedentary-time-among-five-ethnic-groups-in-amsterdam-the-helius-study
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Anne Loyen, Mary Nicolaou, Marieke B Snijder, Ron J G Peters, Karien Stronks, Lars J Langøien, Hidde P van der Ploeg, Johannes Brug, Jeroen Lakerveld
INTRODUCTION: Sedentary behaviour is increasingly recognised as a health risk. While differences in this behaviour might help explain ethnic differences in disease profiles, studies on sedentary behaviour in ethnic minorities are scarce. The aim of this study was to compare the levels and the socio-demographic and lifestyle-related correlates of objectively measured sedentary time among five ethnic groups in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. METHODS: Data were collected as part of the HELIUS study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751481/recruitment-and-retention-in-a-10-month-social-network-based-intervention-promoting-diabetes-self-management-in-socioeconomically-deprived-patients-a-qualitative-process-evaluation
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Charlotte Vissenberg, Vera Nierkens, Paul J M Uitewaal, Barend J C Middelkoop, Karien Stronks
OBJECTIVES: Socioeconomically deprived patients with type 2 diabetes often face challenges with self-management, resulting in more diabetes-related complications. However, these groups are often under-represented in self-management interventions. Evidence on effective recruitment and retention strategies is growing, but lacking for intensive self-management interventions. This study aims to explore recruitment, retention and effective intervention strategies in a 10-month group-based intervention among Dutch, Moroccan, Turkish and Surinamese patients from socioeconomically deprived neighbourhoods...
July 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747862/food-consumption-nutrient-intake-and-dietary-patterns-in-ghanaian-migrants-in-europe-and-their-compatriots-in-ghana
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Cecilia Galbete, Mary Nicolaou, Karlijn A Meeks, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Juliet Addo, Stephen K Amoah, Liam Smeeth, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Silver Bahendeka, Charles Agyemang, Frank P Mockenhaupt, Erik J Beune, Karien Stronks, Matthias B Schulze, Ina Danquah
Background: West African immigrants in Europe are disproportionally affected by metabolic conditions compared to European host populations. Nutrition transition through urbanisation and migration may contribute to this observations, but remains to be characterised. Objective: We aimed to describe the dietary behaviour and its socio-demographic factors among Ghanaian migrants in Europe and their compatriots living different Ghanaian settings. Methods: The multi-centre, cross-sectional RODAM (Research on Obesity and Diabetes among African Migrants) study was conducted among Ghanaian adults in rural and urban Ghana, and Europe...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738832/systematic-mapping-review-of-the-factors-influencing-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviour-in-ethnic-minority-groups-in-europe-a-dedipac-study
#7
REVIEW
Lars Jørun Langøien, Laura Terragni, Gro Rugseth, Mary Nicolaou, Michelle Holdsworth, Karien Stronks, Nanna Lien, Gun Roos
BACKGROUND: Physical activity and sedentary behaviour are associated with health and wellbeing. Studies indicate that ethnic minority groups are both less active and more sedentary than the majority population and that factors influencing these behaviours may differ. Mapping the factors influencing physical activity and sedentary behaviour among ethnic minority groups living in Europe can help to identify determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, research gaps and guide future research...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724468/a-combined-high-sugar-and-high-saturated-fat-dietary-pattern-is-associated-with-more-depressive-symptoms-in-a-multi-ethnic-population-the-helius-healthy-life-in-an-urban-setting-study
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Esther Vermeulen, Karien Stronks, Marieke B Snijder, Aart H Schene, Anja Lok, Jeanne H de Vries, Marjolein Visser, Ingeborg A Brouwer, Mary Nicolaou
OBJECTIVE: To identify a high-sugar (HS) dietary pattern, a high-saturated-fat (HF) dietary pattern and a combined high-sugar and high-saturated-fat (HSHF) dietary pattern and to explore if these dietary patterns are associated with depressive symptoms. DESIGN: We used data from the HELIUS (Healthy Life in an Urban Setting) study and included 4969 individuals aged 18-70 years. Diet was assessed using four ethnic-specific FFQ. Dietary patterns were derived using reduced rank regression with mono- and disaccharides, saturated fat and total fat as response variables...
July 20, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707567/the-impact-of-a-social-network-based-intervention-on-self-management-behaviours-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-living-in-socioeconomically-deprived-neighbourhoods-a-mixed-methods-approach
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EDITORIAL
Charlotte Vissenberg, Vera Nierkens, Irene van Valkengoed, Giel Nijpels, Paul Uitewaal, Barend Middelkoop, Karien Stronks
AIMS: This paper aims to explore the effect of the social network based intervention Powerful Together with Diabetes on diabetes self-management among socioeconomically deprived patients. This 10-month group intervention targeting patients and significant others aimed to improve self-management by stimulating social support and diminishing social influences that hinder self-management. METHODS: This intervention was evaluated in a quasi-experimental study using a mixed methods approach...
August 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674123/dietary-and-physical-activity-strategies-to-prevent-type-2-diabetes-in-south-asian-adults-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Mirthe Muilwijk, Karien Stronks, Samera Azeem Qureshi, Erik Beune, Carlos Celis-Morales, Jason Gill, Aziz Sheikh, Anne Karen Jenum, Irene Gm van Valkengoed
INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a major health concern among populations of South Asian ethnicity. Although dietary and physical activity interventions may reduce the risk of T2D, the effectiveness has been moderate among South Asians. This might (in part) be because this subgroup follows strategies that were originally developed for interventions among other populations. Therefore, this review aims to assess the evidence for the current dietary and physical activity strategies recommended in T2D prevention intervention studies and guidelines for South Asians...
July 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674122/effectiveness-of-a-targeted-lifestyle-intervention-in-primary-care-on-diet-and-physical-activity-among-south-asians-at-risk-for-diabetes-2-year-results-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-the-netherlands
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Everlina M A Vlaar, Vera Nierkens, Mary Nicolaou, Barend J C Middelkoop, Wim B Busschers, Karien Stronks, Irene G M van Valkengoed
OBJECTIVES: In South Asian populations, little is known about the effects of intensive interventions to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes on health behaviour. We examined the effectiveness at 2 years of a culturally targeted lifestyle intervention on diet, physical activity and determinants of behaviour change among South Asians at risk for diabetes. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial with de facto masking. SETTING: Primary care. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 536 18- to 60-year-old South Asians at risk for diabetes (ie, with impaired glucose tolerance, impaired fasting glucose or relatively high insulin resistance) were randomised to the intervention (n=283) or a control (n=253) group...
July 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634419/elevated-plasma-levels-of-sil-2r-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-pathogenic-role-for-t-lymphocytes
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Krishna D Bharwani, Maaike Dirckx, Dirk L Stronks, Willem A Dik, Marco W J Schreurs, Frank J P M Huygen
The immune system has long been thought to be involved in the pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). However, not much is known about the role of the immune system and specifically T-cells in the onset and maintenance of this disease. In this study, we aimed to evaluate T-cell activity in CRPS by comparing blood soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) levels between CRPS patients and healthy controls. CRPS patients had statistically significant elevated levels of sIL-2R as compared to healthy controls (median sIL-2R levels: 4151 pg/ml (Q3 - Q1 = 5731 pg/ml - 3546 pg/ml) versus 1907 pg/ml (Q3 - Q1: 2206 pg/ml - 1374 pg/ml), p < 0...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594390/does-the-health-impact-of-exposure-to-neighbourhood-green-space-differ-between-population-groups-an-explorative-study-in-four-european-cities
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Annemarie Ruijsbroek, Mariël Droomers, Hanneke Kruize, Elise van Kempen, Christopher J Gidlow, Gemma Hurst, Sandra Andrusaityte, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Jolanda Maas, Wim Hardyns, Karien Stronks, Peter P Groenewegen
It has been suggested that certain residents, such as those with a low socioeconomic status, the elderly, and women, may benefit more from the presence of neighbourhood green space than others. We tested this hypothesis for age, gender, educational level, and employment status in four European cities. Data were collected in Barcelona (Spain; n = 1002), Kaunas (Lithuania; n = 989), Doetinchem (The Netherlands; n = 847), and Stoke-on-Trent (UK; n = 933) as part of the EU-funded PHENOTYPE project. Surveys were used to measure mental and general health, individual characteristics, and perceived neighbourhood green space...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569046/training-improves-vibrotactile-spatial-acuity-and-intensity-discrimination-on-the-lower-back-using-coin-motors
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H Christiaan Stronks, Janine Walker, Daniel J Parker, Nick Barnes
Tactile vision substitution devices are assistive technologies for the blind that redirect visual information to the tactile sense. They typically include a tactile display that conveys visual information to the skin. Two important parameters that determine the maximum information bandwidth of tactile displays are the spatial acuity of the skin, and the ability of the user to discriminate between stimulus intensities. These two parameters were investigated by determining the two-point discrimination (TPD) threshold and the just-noticeable intensity difference (JND) using coin motors on the lower back...
June 1, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486487/the-impact-of-urban-regeneration-programmes-on-health-and-health-related-behaviour-evaluation-of-the-dutch-district-approach-6-5-years-from-the-start
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Annemarie Ruijsbroek, Albert Wong, Anton E Kunst, Carolien van den Brink, Hans A M van Oers, Mariël Droomers, Karien Stronks
BACKGROUND: Large-scale regeneration programmes to improve the personal conditions and living circumstances in deprived areas may affect health and the lifestyle of the residents. Previous evaluations concluded that a large-scale urban regeneration programme in the Netherlands had some positive effects within 3.5 years. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effects at the longer run. METHODS: With a quasi-experimental research design we assessed changes in the prevalence of general health, mental health, physical activity, overweight, obesity, and smoking between the pre-intervention (2003-04 -mid 2008) and intervention period (mid 2008-2013-14) in 40 deprived target districts and comparably deprived control districts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466848/dietary-pattern-derived-by-reduced-rank-regression-and-depressive-symptoms-in-a-multi-ethnic-population-the-helius-study
#16
E Vermeulen, K Stronks, M Visser, I A Brouwer, M B Snijder, R J T Mocking, E M Derks, A H Schene, M Nicolaou
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of dietary patterns derived by reduced rank regression (RRR) with depressive symptoms in a multi-ethnic population. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Cross-sectional data from the HELIUS study were used. In total, 4967 men and women (18-70 years) of Dutch, South-Asian Surinamese, African Surinamese, Turkish and Moroccan origin living in the Netherlands were included. Diet was measured using ethnic-specific food frequency questionnaires...
August 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394220/the-design-of-a-theory-based-intervention-to-improve-medication-adherence-in-chronic-pain-patients
#17
Leon Timmerman, Dirk L Stronks, Frank J P M Huygen
OBJECTIVE: Non-adherence to pain medication is common in chronic pain patients and may result in unfavorable treatment outcomes. Interventions to improve adherence behavior often fail to significantly change medication use. In this report, we describe the application of a theoretical psychological model of behavior change in order to design an intervention to improve medication adherence in chronic pain patients. METHODS: This study applies the Behavior Change Wheel framework and the Behavior Change Techniques Taxonomy to design a theory-based intervention to improve pain medication use...
April 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389844/neighbourhood-green-space-social-environment-and-mental-health-an-examination-in-four-european-cities
#18
Annemarie Ruijsbroek, Sigrid M Mohnen, Mariël Droomers, Hanneke Kruize, Christopher Gidlow, Regina Gražulevičiene, Sandra Andrusaityte, Jolanda Maas, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Margarita Triguero-Mas, Daniel Masterson, Naomi Ellis, Elise van Kempen, Wim Hardyns, Karien Stronks, Peter P Groenewegen
OBJECTIVES: This study examines the relationship between neighbourhood green space, the neighbourhood social environment (social cohesion, neighbourhood attachment, social contacts), and mental health in four European cities. METHODS: The PHENOTYPE study was carried out in 2013 in Barcelona (Spain), Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom), Doetinchem (The Netherlands), and Kaunas (Lithuania). 3771 adults living in 124 neighbourhoods answered questions on mental health, neighbourhood social environment, and amount and quality of green space...
July 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381252/tracing-africa-s-progress-towards-implementing-the-non-communicable-diseases-global-action-plan-2013-2020-a-synthesis-of-who-country-profile-reports
#19
Gertrude Nsorma Nyaaba, Karien Stronks, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Andre Pascal Kengne, Charles Agyemang
BACKGROUND: Half of the estimated annual 28 million non-communicable diseases (NCDs) deaths in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are attributed to weak health systems. Current health policy responses to NCDs are fragmented and vertical particularly in the African region. The World Health Organization (WHO) led NCDs Global action plan 2013-2020 has been recommended for reducing the NCD burden but it is unclear whether Africa is on track in its implementation. This paper synthesizes Africa's progress towards WHO policy recommendations for reducing the NCD burden...
April 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348205/association-between-socioeconomic-position-and-the-prevalence-of-type-2-diabetes-in-ghanaians-in-different-geographic-locations-the-rodam-study
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Juliet Addo, Charles Agyemang, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Erik Beune, Matthias B Schulze, Ina Danquah, Cecilia Galbete, Mary Nicolaou, Karlijn Meeks, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Silver Bahendaka, Frank P Mockenhaupt, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Anton Kunst, Karien Stronks, Liam Smeeth
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes has been shown to be socially patterned but the direction of the association in low-income countries and among migrant populations in Europe has varied in the literature. This study examined the association between socioeconomic position (SEP) and diabetes in Ghanaians in Europe and in Ghana. METHODS: Data were derived from the multicentre Research on Obesity and Diabetes among African Migrants (RODAM) study of Ghanaian adults aged 25-70 years residing in Europe (Amsterdam, Berlin and London) and in urban and rural Ghana...
July 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
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