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Mirjam A. G. Sprangers
University of Amsterdam
Quality of lifeCancerPhysical therapyDiseaseMedicine
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#1Johannes M. Giesinger (Innsbruck Medical University)H-Index: 22
#2Jane M Blazeby (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 58
Last. Mike Pezold (NYU: New York University)
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Abstract Objectives Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measurements used in cancer research can assess a number of health domains. Our primary objective was to investigate which broad types of PRO domains (namely, functional health, symptoms, and global quality of life [QoL]) most frequently yielded significant differences between treatments in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Methods A total of 229 RCTs published between January 2004 and February 2019, conducted on patients diagnosed with the m...
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#1Mieke Van Hemelrijck ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 27
#2Francesco SparanoH-Index: 1
Last. Fabio EfficaceH-Index: 37
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BACKGROUND: Given the growing importance of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) as part of "big data" in improving patient care, there is a need to provide a state-of-the-art picture of the added value of using PROs in prostate cancer (PCa) randomized controlled trials (RCTs). We aimed to synthetize the most recent high-quality PRO evidence-based knowledge from PCa RCTs and to examine whether quality of PRO reporting in PCa research improved over time. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature ...
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#1J. van Kleef (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 2
#2H. G. van den Boorn (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 1
Last. Hanneke W. M. van Laarhoven (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 30
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The SOURCE prediction model predicts individualised survival conditional on various treatments for patients with metastatic oesophageal or gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to validate SOURCE in an external cohort from the Belgian Cancer Registry. Data of Belgian patients diagnosed with metastatic disease between 2004 and 2014 were extracted (n = 4097). Model calibration and discrimination (c-indices) were determined. A total of 2514 patients with oesophageal cancer and 1583 patients wit...
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Objective: Unmet health care needs require additional care resources to achieve optimal patient well-being. In this nationwide study we examined associations between a number of risk factors and unmet needs after treatment among women with breast cancer, while taking into account their health care practices. We expected that more care use would be associated with lower levels of unmet needs. Methods: A multicenter, prospective, observational design was employed. Women with primary breast cancer ...
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#1Egle Jezerskyte (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 1
#2Luca Maria SaadehH-Index: 7
Last. Suzanne S. Gisbertz (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 8
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Background There is scarce evidence on whether a total gastrectomy or an Ivor Lewis esophagectomy is preferred for gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancers regarding effects on morbidity, pathology, survival and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). The aim of this study was to investigate the difference in long-term HR-QoL in patients undergoing total gastrectomy versus Ivor Lewis esophagectomy in a tertiary referral center.
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#1Deborah N Lo-Fo-Wong (Erasmus University Medical Center)H-Index: 1
#2H. C. J. M. De Haes (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 36
Last. Mirjam A. G. Sprangers (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 63
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BACKGROUND: The number of women with breast cancer in general practice is rising. To address their needs and wishes for a referral, GPs might benefit from more insight into women's health care practices and need for additional support. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of health care use and remaining needs among women with breast cancer in the first 15 months after diagnosis. METHODS: In this multicentre, prospective, observational study women with breast cancer completed a questionnaire at ...
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#2Ameen Abu-HannaH-Index: 36
Last. Mirjam A. G. Sprangers (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 63
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301Background: Prediction models in cancer care can provide personalized prediction outcomes and can aid in shared decision making. Existing prediction models for esophageal and gastric cancer (EGC...
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#1Floor Bennebroek Evertsz (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 7
#2Mirjam A. G. Sprangers (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 63
Last. Claudi L. H. Bockting (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 30
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Background:According to cognitive behavioural theory, cognitive factors (i.e. underlying general dysfunctional beliefs and (situation) specific illness beliefs) are theorized to lead to outcomes like anxiety and depression. In clinical practice, general dysfunctional beliefs are generally not tackled directly in short-term-therapy.Aims:The goal of the present study was to investigate the associations of general versus specific illness beliefs on anxiety and depressive symptoms and psychiatric di...
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#1Francesco SparanoH-Index: 1
#2Neil K. Aaronson (NKI-AVL: Netherlands Cancer Institute)H-Index: 98
Last. Fabio EfficaceH-Index: 37
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Objectives Inclusion of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in cancer randomised controlled trials (RCTs) may be particularly important for older patients. The objectives of this systematic review were to quantify the frequency with which older patients are included in RCTs with PROs and to evaluate the quality of PRO reporting in those trials. Methods All RCTs with PRO endpoints, published between January 2004 and February 2019, which included a patient sample with a mean/median age ≥70 years, wer...
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#1Iris D. HartogH-Index: 2
#2Michael Scherer-Rath (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 6
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The theoretical model: 'Narrative meaning making and integration of life events' hypothesizes that life events such as falling ill may result in an 'experience of contingency'. Through narrative meaning making, this experience may be eventually integrated into patients' life stories, which, in turn, may enhance their quality of life. To contribute to our understanding of this existential dimension of falling ill and to further validate the theoretical model, we examined the relationships among t...
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