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Nijmegen questionnaire

Edmund A Nahm, Penny Liberatos, Qiuhu Shi, Erica Lai, Ana H Kim
Objective Assess psychometric properties of the Comprehensive Cochlear Implant Questionnaire (CCIQ) as a tool for assessing changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after receiving a second cochlear implant (CI2). Study Design Prospective study. Setting Academic cochlear implant center. Subjects and Methods The CCIQ is a 29-item questionnaire assessing the physical and psychosocial benefits of a CI2 based on a 5-point Likert scale. The CCIQ was administered with the Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire and the Short Form-12 Patient Questionnaire (SF-12) to patients with a CI2...
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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Hinderink JB, Krabbe PFM, van den Broek P. Development and application of a health-related quality-of-life instrument for adults with cochlear implants: The Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;123:756-765. (Original DOI: 10.1067/mhn.2000.108203 ).
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Sandra Veidal, Maria Jeppegaard, Asger Sverrild, Vibeke Backer, Celeste Porsbjerg
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Dysfunctional breathing (DB) is a respiratory disorder, which involves a pattern of breathing too deeply, too superficially and/or too rapidly. In asthma patients, DB may lead to an overestimation of the severity of asthma symptoms, and hence potentially to overtreatment. However, it is not known to which degree DB may affect estimates of asthma control, in a specialist clinical setting. METHODS: The MAPOut-study examined all patients referred consecutively over a 12-months period for specialist assessment of asthma at the Respiratory Outpatient Clinic at Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen...
February 2017: Respiratory Medicine
F Hinten, L B Hilbrands, K A P Meeuwis, J IntHout, W G V Quint, A J Hoitsma, L F A G Massuger, W J G Melchers, J A de Hullu
Female renal transplant recipients (RTRs) have an increased risk for developing human papillomavirus (HPV)-related (pre)malignant lesions of the genital tract. This study aims to assess the genital prevalence of HPV before and after renal transplantation (RT). In female patients who were counseled for RT at the Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, the Netherlands, gynecological examination was performed at first visit, and 1 and 2 years later. HPV self-sampling and questionnaires on sexual behavior were performed every 3 months...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Heidi Olze, Steffen Knopke, Stefan Gräbel, Agnieszka J Szczepek
The deteriorating ability to communicate has a negative impact on quality of life in the aging population. Cochlear implantation is increasingly used to treat hearing impairment and to restore the ability to communicate. Here, in a sample of 79 adults (70 years and older), we explored the effect of cochlear implantation on the health-related quality of life via the Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire, auditory performance for speech recognition comparing scores on the Freiburg Monosyllabic Test and Oldenburg Inventory and tinnitus-related distress using the German version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire...
November 3, 2016: Audiology & Neuro-otology
Douglas P Sladen, Matthew L Carlson, Brittany P Dowling, Amy P Olund, Kathryn Teece, Melissa D DeJong, Alyce Breneman, Ann Peterson, Charles W Beatty, Brian A Neff, Colin L Driscoll
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: This study was designed to examine speech recognition and self-perceived health-related quality of life (HRQoL) received from cochlear implantation among a cohort of adults and children with a short duration of unilateral hearing loss greater than 6 months, but less than 2 years. STUDY DESIGN: Single-subject repeated measures prospective study. METHODS: This study assessed changes in speech recognition and self-perceived quality of life by prospectively analyzing data at the preoperative evaluation and at the 3-month and 6-month postactivation intervals...
October 12, 2016: Laryngoscope
Babette F van Esch, Peter Paul G van Benthem, Hester J van der Zaag-Loonen, Tjasse D Bruintjes
OBJECTIVE: There are no epidemiological studies quantifying the prevalence of second causes of dizziness in Ménière's disease (MD). Therefore, we aimed to quantify which dizziness-inducing causes are prevalent alongside MD. Moreover, we analyzed which second cause of dizziness was more common in a specific age group and if age was a risk factor. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. METHODS: Data were retrospectively obtained from all MD patients who visited our clinic between January 2000 and December 2013...
December 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Talita le Roux, Bart Vinck, Iain Butler, Liebie Louw, Leone Nauta, Dani Schlesinger, De Wet Swanepoel
OBJECTIVE: To identify and describe predictors of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes for adult cochlear implant (CI) recipients in South Africa. DESIGN: A retrospective study of adult CI recipients was conducted and cross-sectional HRQoL outcome data were added at the time of data collection, using the Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire (NCIQ). Twenty-two potential predictive factors were identified from the retrospective dataset, including demographic, hearing loss, CI and risk-related factors...
January 2017: International Journal of Audiology
Richard Boulding, Rebecca Stacey, Rob Niven, Stephen J Fowler
Dysfunctional breathing is a term describing breathing disorders where chronic changes in breathing pattern result in dyspnoea and other symptoms in the absence or in excess of the magnitude of physiological respiratory or cardiac disease. We reviewed the literature and propose a classification system for the common dysfunctional breathing patterns described. The literature was searched using the terms: dysfunctional breathing, hyperventilation, Nijmegen questionnaire and thoraco-abdominal asynchrony. We have summarised the presentation, assessment and treatment of dysfunctional breathing, and propose that the following system be used for classification...
September 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
Andishe Attarbaschi, Elisa Carraro, Oussama Abla, Shlomit Barzilai-Birenboim, Simon Bomken, Laurence Brugieres, Eva Bubanska, Birgit Burkhardt, Alan K S Chiang, Monika Csoka, Alina Fedorova, Janez Jazbec, Edita Kabickova, Zdenka Krenova, Jelena Lazic, Jan Loeffen, Georg Mann, Felix Niggli, Natalia Miakova, Tomoo Osumi, Leila Ronceray, Anne Uyttebroeck, Denise Williams, Wilhelm Woessmann, Grazyna Wrobel, Marta Pillon
Children and adolescents with pre-existing conditions such as DNA repair defects or other primary immunodeficiencies have an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. However, large-scale data on patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and their entire spectrum of pre-existing conditions are scarce. A retrospective multinational study was conducted by means of questionnaires sent out to the national study groups or centers, by the two largest consortia in childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the European Intergroup for Childhood non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and the international Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster Study Group...
December 2016: Haematologica
Hong Liu, Hong-Xiang Liu, Hou-Yong Kang, Zheng Gu, Su-Ling Hong
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have shown that deaf children benefit considerably from cochlear implants. These improvements are found in areas such as speech perception, speech production, and audiology-verbal performance. Despite the increasing prevalence of cochlear implants in China, few studies have reported on health-related quality of life in children with cochlear implants. The main objective of this study was to explore health-related quality of life on children with cochlear implants in South-west China...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Ilan J N Koppen, Sophie Kuizenga-Wessel, Peter L Lu, Marc A Benninga, Carlo Di Lorenzo, Victoria A Lane, Marc A Levitt, Richard J Wood, Desale Yacob
BACKGROUND: Children with intractable functional constipation (FC) may eventually require surgery, often guided by motility testing. However, there are no evidence-based guidelines for the surgical management of intractable FC in children. AIM: To assess the diagnostic and surgical approach of pediatric surgeons and pediatric gastroenterologists towards children with intractable FC. METHODS: A survey was administered to physicians attending an international conference held simultaneously in Columbus (Ohio, USA) and Nijmegen (the Netherlands)...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Patrick D Hoek, Henk J Schers, Jan C M Hendriks, Kris C P Vissers, Jeroen G J Hasselaar
BACKGROUND: Expert consultation supports general practitioners (GPs) in delivering adequate palliative homecare. Insight into consultation practices from a GP's perspective is needed in order to shape consultation services to their wishes and needs. AIM: To explore palliative care consultation practices from a GP's perspective. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional web-based survey among all GPs (n=235) in the region of Nijmegen, the Netherlands...
June 17, 2016: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
Hans Hendrik Karel Delye, Sebastian Arts, Wilfred Ary Borstlap, Laura Mirjam Blok, Jacques Jan Driessen, Jene Willem Meulstee, Thomas Jan Jaap Maal, Erik Jan van Lindert
INTRODUCTION: An evaluation of our first 111 consecutive cases of non-syndromic endoscopically assisted craniosynostosis surgery (EACS) followed by helmet therapy. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospective registration database was performed. Age, duration of surgery, length of hospital stay, blood loss, transfusion rate, cephalic index and duration of helmet therapy were evaluated. An online questionnaire was used to evaluate the burden of the helmet therapy for the child and parents...
August 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Carola J M Groenen, Marjan J Faber, Jan A M Kremer, Frank P H A Vandenbussche, Noortje T L van Duijnhoven
BACKGROUND: A personal health record (PHR) is an online application through which individuals can access, manage, and share their health information in a private, secure, and confidential environment. Personal health records empower patients, facilitate collaboration among healthcare professionals, and improve health outcomes. Given these anticipated positive effects, we want to implement a PHR, named MyPregn@ncy, in a Dutch maternity care setting and to evaluate its effects in routine care...
April 16, 2016: Trials
Steffen Knopke, Stefan Gräbel, Ulrike Förster-Ruhrmann, Birgit Mazurek, Agnieszka J Szczepek, Heidi Olze
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcome of cochlear implantation in elderly patients (80 or older) with progressive bilateral deafening. The measured outcomes included the quality of life, speech understanding, tinnitus distress, stress level, anxiety, and depressiveness. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Seventeen 80+ years (mean 82.9 ± 2.7 years) patients with progressive, postlingual, bilateral deafness were unilaterally implanted with multichannel cochlear implants...
April 14, 2016: Laryngoscope
Margreet S H Wortman, Peter L B J Lucassen, Hiske J van Ravesteijn, Hans Bor, Pim J J Assendelft, Cees Lucas, Tim C Olde Hartman
BACKGROUND: Patients repeatedly presenting with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) to their GPs, suffer from their symptoms. Experts in the field suggest a multicomponent approach for these patients. Brief multimodal psychosomatic therapy (BMPT) is such an intervention. OBJECTIVES: To test the systematic identification of eligible patients, acceptability of BMPT and potential treatment effects of BMPT. METHODS: The participants in this randomized pilot trial, patients consulting their GPs more than once with MUS, were randomized to intervention [usual care (UC) and additional BMPT] or control condition (UC alone)...
August 2016: Family Practice
Yvette E Smulders, Alice van Zon, Inge Stegeman, Albert B Rinia, Gijsbert A Van Zanten, Robert J Stokroos, Nadia Hendrice, Rolien H Free, Bert Maat, Johan H M Frijns, Jeroen J Briaire, Emmanuel A M Mylanus, Wendy J Huinck, Adriana L Smit, Vedat Topsakal, Rinze A Tange, Wilko Grolman
IMPORTANCE: The cost of bilateral cochlear implantation (BCI) is usually not reimbursed by insurance companies because of a lack of well-designed studies reporting the benefits of a second cochlear implant. OBJECTIVE: To determine the benefits of simultaneous BCI compared with unilateral cochlear implantation (UCI) in adults with postlingual deafness. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A multicenter randomized clinical trial was performed...
March 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
G Morroy, W Van Der Hoek, Z D Nanver, P M Schneeberger, C P Bleeker-Rovers, J Van Der Velden, R A Coutinho
From 2007 to 2010, The Netherlands experienced a major Q fever outbreak with more than 4000 notifications. Previous studies suggested that Q fever patients could suffer long-term post-infection health impairments, especially fatigue. Our objective was to assess the Coxiella burnetii antibody prevalence and health status including fatigue, and assess their interrelationship in Herpen, a high-incidence village, 7 years after the outbreak began. In 2014, we invited all 2161 adult inhabitants for a questionnaire and a C...
April 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
Majid Ravanbakhsh, Moslem Nargesi, Hanieh Raji, Maryam Haddadzadeh Shoushtari
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of Nijmegen questionnaire (NQ) translated to Farsi for diagnosis of the hyperventilation syndrome (HVS) in patients with asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The original version of NQ was translated to Farsi and then back-translated to English again to assess its agreement with the original version. To determine its cultural adaptation, a pilot study was carried out. The mean score of the questionnaire and the mean pressure of end tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2) were compared in 100 asthmatic patients to determine the validity of the questionnaire...
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