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Nijmegen questionnaire

P Panahi Moghaddam, W G Brands, H S Brand
In the present study, the extent to which dental students in Amsterdam, Groningen and Nijmegen consult scientific journals and professional periodicals was explored by means of a digital questionnaire. 333 dental students (20% response rate) participated in this study, 69% of whom had experience in conducting scientific research. 65% of the students had a subscription to a dental journal. Of the Dutch-language dental journals, the 'Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde' [Netherlands Journal for Dentistry] and the 'Nederlands Tandartsenblad' [Dutch Dentists' Journal] are frequently consulted journals...
February 2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
Sarah B Brien, Beth Stuart, Andrew P Dickens, Tony Kendrick, Rachel E Jordan, Paymane Adab, Mike Thomas
Purpose: Quality-of-life (QoL) scores in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a weak relationship with physiologic impairment. We investigated factors associated with poor QoL, focusing on psychological measures potentially amenable to intervention. Patients and methods: We utilized a pre-existing Birmingham (UK) COPD cohort to assess factors associated with QoL impairment (COPD Assessment Test [CAT] scores). Univariate and multivariate regression models were constructed from three categories of variables: demographic, lung function/COPD-related symptoms, and psychosocial/behavioral factors...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Hilde Perdok, Corine J Verhoeven, Jeroen van Dillen, Tjerk Jan Schuitmaker, Karla Hoogendoorn, Jolanda Colli, François G Schellevis, Ank de Jonge
BACKGROUND: To compare experienced continuity of care among women who received midwife-led versus obstetrician-led care. Secondly, to compare experienced continuity of care with a. experienced quality of care during labor and b. perception of labor. METHODS: We conducted a questionnaire survey in a region in the Netherlands in 2014 among 790 women after they gave birth. To measure experienced continuity of care, the Nijmegen Continuity Questionnaire was used. Quality of care during labor was measured with the Pregnancy and Childbirth Questionnaire, and to measure perception of labor we used the Childbirth Perception Scale...
January 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
E Ambert-Dahan, C Laouénan, M Lebredonchel, S Borel, C Carillo, D Bouccara, O Sterkers, E Ferrary, I Mosnier
OBJECTIVES: The impact of hearing loss and of auditory rehabilitation (hearing aid, cochlear implant) on quality of life is a crucial issue. Commonly used questionnaires to assess quality of life in these patients (Nijmegen, APHAB, GBI) are time-consuming, difficult for patients to fill out, and show poor sensitivity to small improvements or deterioration. The objective of the present study was to validate a dedicated quality of life scale for hearing-impaired adults with or without auditory rehabilitation...
December 20, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
Nathália Porfírio Dos Santos, Maria Inês Vieira Couto, Ana Claudia Martinho-Carvalho
PURPOSE: Cross-cultural adaptation and translation of the Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire (NCIQ) into Brazilian Portuguese and analysis of quality of life (QoL) results in adults with cochlear implant (CI). METHODS: The NCIQ instrument was translated into Brazilian Portuguese and culturally adapted. After that, a cross-sectional and clinical QoL evaluation was conducted with a group of 24 adults with CI. RESULTS: The questionnaire title in Brazilian Portuguese is 'Questionário Nijmegen de Implantes Cocleares' (NCIQ-P)...
December 11, 2017: CoDAS
T Rader, M Haerterich, B P Ernst, T Stöver, S Strieth
BACKGROUND: Persistent dizziness symptoms after cochlear implantation have an impact on quality of life. In this study, the effects of bilateral cochlear implants (CI) on quality of life as well as on subjective dizziness complaints are analyzed using questionnaires, some of which have never been applied before in these patient collectives. OBJECTIVE: In this article, questionnaires for the assessment of dizziness symptoms and quality of life are introduced in order to realize quality assurance...
March 2018: HNO
Geerte G J Ramakers, Yvette E Smulders, Alice van Zon, Gijsbert A Van Zanten, Wilko Grolman, Inge Stegeman
Background: There are many methods for assessing hearing performance after cochlear implantation. Standard evaluations often encompass objective hearing tests only, while patients' subjective experiences gain importance in today's healthcare. The aim of the current study was to analyze the correlation between subjective (self-reported questionnaires) and objective (speech perception and localization) hearing test results in adult cochlear implant (CI) users. Secondary, the correlation between subjective and objective hearing tests was compared between bilateral and unilateral CI patients...
2017: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Kyle Kiesel, Tonya Rhodes, Jacob Mueller, Alyssa Waninger, Robert Butler
Introduction: Dysfunctional breathing (DB) has been linked to health conditions including low back pain and neck pain and adversely effects the musculoskeletal system. Individuals with DB often have decreased pain thresholds and impaired motor control, balance, and movement. No single test or screen identifies DB, which is multi-dimensional, and includes biochemical, biomechanical, and psychophysiological components. Several tools assess and test for DB, but no screen exists to determine whether additional testing and assessment are indicated...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Øystein Hetlevik, Merethe Hustoft, Annemarie Uijen, Jörg Aßmus, Sturla Gjesdal
BACKGROUND: Continuity of care is regarded as a core quality element in healthcare. Continuity can be related to one or more specific caregivers but also applies to collaboration within a team or across boundaries of healthcare. Measuring continuity is important to identify problems and evaluate quality improvement of interventions. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and psychometric properties of a Norwegian version of the Nijmegen Continuity Questionnaire (NCQ). METHODS: The NCQ was developed in The Netherlands...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
Rokhsaneh Tehrany, Ruth DeVos, Anne Bruton
Breathing retraining (BR) improves symptoms, psychological well-being and quality of life in adults with asthma; but there remains uncertainty as to mechanism of effect. One of the intuitively logical theories is that BR works through altering breathing pattern. There is currently no evidence, however, that BR does result in measurable changes in breathing pattern. In this case report we describe the effects of physiotherapy BR on a 57-year-old female with a 10-year history of asthma. Data were collected before and after a physiotherapy BR program comprising three sessions over 18 weeks: breathing pattern (respiratory inductive plethysmography (RIP); physiology (end tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2), heart rate, oxygen saturations, spirometric lung function); questionnaires (Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Score, Nijmegen Questionnaire); and medication usage...
November 10, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Mike Thomas, Anne Bruton, Paul Little, Stephen Holgate, Amanda Lee, Lucy Yardley, Steve George, James Raftery, Jennifer Versnel, David Price, Ian Pavord, Ratko Djukanovic, Michael Moore, Sarah Kirby, Guiqing Yao, Shihua Zhu, Emily Arden-Close, Manimekalai Thiruvothiyur, Frances Webley, Mark Stafford-Watson, Elizabeth Dixon, Lynda Taylor
BACKGROUND: Asthma control is suboptimal, resulting in quality of life (QoL) impairment and costs. Breathing retraining exercises have evidence of effectiveness as adjuvant treatment, but are infrequently used. OBJECTIVES: To transfer the contents of a brief (three-session) physiotherapist-delivered breathing retraining programme to a digital versatile disc (DVD) and booklet format; to compare the effectiveness of the self-guided intervention with that of 'face-to-face' physiotherapy and usual care for QoL and other asthma-related outcomes; to perform a health economic assessment of both interventions; and to perform a process evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Sarah Todd, Emil S Walsted, Lizzie Grillo, Rebecca Livingston, Andrew Menzies-Gow, James H Hull
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Breathing pattern disorder (BPD) can co-exist with and mimic asthma, acting to amplify symptoms and confound assessment of disease control, resulting in inappropriate treatment escalation. The aim of this research was to report the utility of a novel breathing pattern assessment tool (BPAT) to detect BPD in treatment-refractory asthma. METHODS: As a component of a multidisciplinary assessment, adult patients referred with treatment-refractory asthma underwent respiratory physiotherapy assessment to diagnose BPD...
September 14, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Michelle van der Linden, Kim Meeuwis, Colette van Hees, Eleonora van Dorst, Johan Bulten, Tjalling Bosse, Joanna IntHout, Dorry Boll, Brigitte Slangen, Manon van Seters, Marc van Beurden, Mariëtte van Poelgeest, Joanne de Hullu
BACKGROUND: Vulvar Paget disease is a rare skin disorder, which is most common in postmenopausal Caucasian women. They usually present with an erythematous plaque that may show fine or typical "cake icing" scaling or ulceration that may cause itching, pain, irritation, or a burning sensation. Although most cases are noninvasive, vulvar Paget disease may be invasive or associated with an underlying vulvar or distant adenocarcinoma. The histological evidence of so-called "Paget cells" with abundant pale cytoplasm in the epithelium confirms the diagnosis...
September 6, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
Natalie Law, Laurence E Ruane, Kathy Low, Kais Hamza, Philip G Bardin
Involuntary adaptations of breathing patterns to counter breathlessness may lead to dysfunctional breathing in obstructive lung diseases. However, no studies examining dysfunctional breathing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have been reported. Patients with verified COPD (n=34), asthma (n=37) and a healthy control group (n=41) were recruited. All participants completed the Nijmegen questionnaire for dysfunctional breathing as well as measures of disease activity. Comparisons between groups employed analysis of variance with post-hoc Bonferroni analyses and Pearson correlation for associations...
September 8, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
Aaron C Moberly, Michael S Harris, Lauren Boyce, Kara Vasil, Taylor Wucinich, David B Pisoni, Jodi Baxter, Christin Ray, Valeriy Shafiro
OBJECTIVE: Current clinical outcome measures for adults receiving cochlear implants (CIs) consist of word and sentence recognition, primarily under quiet conditions. However, these measures may not adequately reflect patients' CI-specific quality of life (QOL). This study first examined traditional auditory-only speech recognition measures and other potentially relevant auditory measures as correlates of QOL in CI users. Second, scores on nonauditory tasks of language and cognition were examined as potential predictors of QOL...
August 4, 2017: Laryngoscope
Hedwig A van der Meer, Corine M Visscher, Raoul H H Engelbert, Wim M Mulleners, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Caroline M Speksnijder
BACKGROUND: Headache is a common disorder which may lead to substantial socio-economic loss. Treatment options include self-management strategies, medication and physiotherapy. Physiotherapists need to be able to screen for the presence of migraine and tension-type headache (TTH), so they can adjust their treatment strategies to the type of headache. A quick screening questionnaire to recognize migraine and TTH in the physiotherapy practice is needed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to create a headache screening questionnaire based on the ICHD-3 beta criteria for migraine and TTH, and to establish its content and criterion validity...
July 4, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
Aline Faria de Sousa, Maria Inês Vieira Couto, Ana Claudia Martinho-Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Considering the variability of results found in the clinical population using a cochlear implant, researchers in the area have been interested in the inclusion of quality of life measures to subjectively assess the benefits of the implantation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of life of adult users of cochlear implant. METHODS: A cross-sectional and clinical study in a group of 26 adults of both genders, with mean duration of cochlear implant use of 6...
July 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Eva Martinez-Moragon, Vicente Plaza, Isabel Torres, Ana Rosado, Isabel Urrutia, Xavier Casas, Belen Hinojosa, Marina Blanco-Aparicio, Julio Delgado, Santiago Quirce, Carles Sabadell, Pilar Cebollero, Ana Muñoz-Fernández
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia can affect the control of asthma when both diseases are present in a single patient. OBJECTIVES: To characterize asthma in patients with concomitant fibromyalgia to assess whether fibromyalgia is an independent factor of asthma severity that influences poor asthma control. We also evaluated how dyspnea is perceived by patients in order to demonstrate that alterations in the perception of airway obstruction may be responsible for poor asthma control...
August 11, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
Reychler Gregory, Caty Gilles, Arcq Aude, Lebrun Laurie, Belkhir Leïla, Yombi Jean-Cyr, Marot Jean-Christophe
INTRODUCTION: HIV infection is often preceded or accompanied by psychiatric comorbidities. These disorders improve with complementary therapies. The aim of this study was to measure the effect of massage therapy on anxiety, depression, hyperventilation and quality of life in HIV infected patients. METHOD: Adult HIV-infected patients were randomized (n=29) in massage therapy group (one hour a week during four weeks) and control group. Anxiety and depression (HADS-A and HADS-D), hyperventilation (Nijmegen questionnaire) and quality of life (WHOQOL-HIV) were evaluated at inclusion and after 4 weeks...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Eirini Grammatopoulou, Emmanouil K Skordilis, Aikaterini Haniotou, Zarotis John, Spyros Athanasopoulos
The holistic self-management plan includes lifelong actions that enable patients to cope with their disease. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of a holistic self-management plan on asthma control. A 12-month controlled study was conducted. Adult patients with mild-to-moderate asthma (n = 24) who attended the emergency asthma department were randomized to two groups: One group followed four educational sessions and three personal home sessions (n = 12), while a second group received a short manual with asthma information (n = 12)...
June 12, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
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