Inge van den Akker-Scheek

Inge van den Akker-Scheek
University of Groningen | RUG · Department of Sports Medicine

PhD

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January 2010 - December 2012
May 2007 - present
University of Groningen
May 2007 - present
University of Groningen
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Publications (183)
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Objectives Regular physical activity (PA) is considered important after total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA). Objective was to systematically assess literature on recommendations given by healthcare professionals to persons after THA and TKA and to provide an overview of existing interventions to stimulate PA and sports participation. Methods...
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Objective: The number of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) procedures is increasing. However, ACLR procedures are likely to be underbudgeted in a developing country like Indonesia. This study aimed to analyze costs for ACLR procedures in Indonesia's resource-limited context, determine the burden of ACLR, and suggest national prices...
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Introduction Comprehensive regular foot self-care is one of the most critical self-management behaviors for people with diabetes to prevent foot ulcer development and related complications. Yet, adequate foot self-care is only practiced by very few of those affected. To improve diabetic foot syndrome prevention, a valid and reliable instrument for...
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Objective: To identify and describe the psychological and psychosocial constructs and outcome measures used in tendinopathy research. Design: Scoping review. Literature search: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science, PEDro, CINAHL, and APA PsychNet databases on July 10, 2021, for all published studies of tendinopathy population...
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Background Nine core domains for tendinopathy have been identified. For Achilles tendinopathy there is large variation in outcome measures used, and how these fit into the core domains has not been investigated.Objective To identify all available outcome measures outcome measures used to assess the clinical phenotype of Achilles tendinopathy in pro...
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Objectives Despite the many proven advantages of a physically active lifestyle in patient populations, prescription of exercise is currently not widely implemented in routine clinical practice. The aims of this study were twofold: (1) to assess perceptions of clinicians on the current practice of exercise is medicine (E=M) prescription in two Dutch...
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Objectives: Regular physical activity (PA) is considered important after total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA). Objective was to systematically assess literature on recommendations given by healthcare professionals to persons after THA and TKA and to provide an overview of existing interventions to stimulate PA and sports participation. Methods...
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Objective: To provide an overview of barriers and facilitators that healthcare professionals (HCPs) perceive regarding the implementation of lifestyle interventions (LIs) in patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (OA). Design: Scoping review. Data sources: The databases PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Library were searc...
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Background The Lysholm knee score and Tegner activity scale are frequently used patient-reported outcome measures in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries because of their excellent psychometric properties. These questionnaires were originally developed in the English language. Purpose To translate and cross-culturally adapt thes...
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Introduction After rehabilitation following total hip or knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA), patients are advised to participate in physical activity (PA) and sports. However, profound insight into whether people adopt a physically active lifestyle is lacking. Aim is to gain insight into the performed amount and type of PA (including sports) and time spen...
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Purpose To identify factors affecting the implementation of lifestyle interventions (LIs) in patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (OA) from the perspective of primary and secondary healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the Dutch healthcare system. Methods Multidisciplinary focus groups were composed. Data analysis was performed following them...
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Objectives: A key predictor for developing chronic residual pain after total knee or hip arthroplasty (TKA/THA) is sensitisation. Sensitisation can be defined as an 'increased responsiveness of nociceptive neurons in the nervous system'. Aim of this study is to investigate the effects of preoperative treatment with duloxetine in sensitised knee an...
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Objective: To gain insight into the changes in psychological factors during rehabilitation after Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) and to explore the association between psychological factors during rehabilitation and functional outcome 12 months after ATR. Methods: Fifty patients clinically diagnosed with ATR were invited to visit the hospital 3, 6...
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Background No questionnaire is currently available for use in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in an Indonesian population. The most-used questionnaire in clinical research for these patients is the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) Subjective Knee Form, as its psychometric properties are considered to be exce...
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Total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) are among the most common elective surgical procedures. There is a large consensus on the importance of physical activity promotion for an active lifestyle in persons who underwent THR or TKR to prevent or mitigate disability and improve the quality of life (QoL) in the long term. However...
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Objective to examine psychological factors during rehabilitation of patients with Achilles or patellar tendinopathy as well as the association between psychological factors and tendinopathy severity, sport participation, and satisfaction with activity level and tendon function. Design cross-sectional study. Setting: online survey platform. Partic...
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Regelmäßige und ausreichende Bewegung ist unerlässlich, um Gesundheit, Fitness und Lebensqualität zu erhalten und zu fördern. Körperliche Aktivität wirkt sich positiv auf die Koordination und Muskelkraft aus, was z. B. das Sturzrisiko reduzieren kann. Bei Menschen mit Hüft- oder Kniegelenkersatz kann ein Sturz zu Frakturen und zur Lockerungen der P...
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Objective: Physical activity (PA) has substantial health benefits and is important in combatting chronic diseases, which have been associated with elevated levels of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs). AGEs play a role in the ageing process, and an association between PA and AGEs has been reported. We aimed to investigate the relationship betwe...
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Regelmatig en voldoende bewegen is van groot belang om de gezondheid, fitheid en kwaliteit van leven te behouden en te bevorderen. Lichamelijke activiteit heeft onder andere een positief effect op coördinatie en spierkracht en dat vermindert het risico om te vallen. Voor mensen met een heup- of knieprothese kan een val leiden tot botbreuken en losl...
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BACKGROUND The prescription of physical activity (PA) in clinical care has been advocated worldwide. This “exercise is medicine” (E=M) concept can be used to prevent, manage, and cure various lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Due to several challenges, E=M is not yet routinely implemented in clinical care. OBJECTIVE This paper describes the rati...
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Background The prescription of physical activity (PA) in clinical care has been advocated worldwide. This “exercise is medicine” (E=M) concept can be used to prevent, manage, and cure various lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Due to several challenges, E=M is not yet routinely implemented in clinical care. Objective This paper describes the rati...
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PurposeAim of this study was to evaluate the responsiveness of the Dutch version of the Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS-NL).Methods Patients (N = 47) completed the ATRS-NL at 3 and 6 months after Achilles tendon rupture (ATR). Additionally, they filled out the Euroqol-5D-5L (EQ-5D-5L) and Global Rating of Change Score (GRoC). Effect sizes...
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Context Several studies have been conducted to better understand the effect of load on the Achilles tendon structure. However, the effect of a high cumulative load consisting of repetitive cyclic movements, such as those that occur during the running of a marathon, on Achilles tendon structure is not yet clear. Clinicians, coaches, and athletes wil...
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Dit boek helpt mensen met een heup- of knieprothese gezond en fit ouder te worden. In eerste instantie door lichamelijke revalidatie en fysieke inspanning, maar ook bijvoorbeeld door de terugkeer naar werk. Het boek is bedoeld voor (familie van) personen die binnenkort een heup- of knieprothese krijgen of er al één hebben. Ook is het een goede info...
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Dieser Ratgeber ist ein hilfreicher Begleiter für alle, die eine Gelenksersatzoperation an der Hüfte oder am Knie vor sich haben oder bereits eine Hüft- oder Knieprothese tragen. Sie können mit einfachen Maßnahmen und Übungen selbst dazu beitragen, dass der Eingriff Ihnen optimal nützt und Ihre Lebensqualität und Leistungsfähigkeit wieder hergestel...
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Background: The absence of any agreed-upon tendon health-related domains hampers advances in clinical tendinopathy research. This void means that researchers report a very wide range of outcome measures inconsistently. As a result, substantial synthesis/meta-analysis of tendon research findings is almost futile despite researchers publishing busil...
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We aimed to establish consensus for reporting recommendations relating to participant characteristics in tendon research. A scoping literature review of tendinopathy studies (Achilles, patellar, hamstring, gluteal and elbow) was followed by an online survey and face-to-face consensus meeting with expert healthcare professionals (HCPs) at the Intern...
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Purpose Ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC) is used in research and clinical practice to quantify tendon structure of the patellar tendon. This is the first study to investigate the inter‐ and intra‐rater reliability for UTC of the patellar tendon on a large scale. Method Fifty participants (25 patellar tendinopathy, 25 asymptomatic) were rec...
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The ACL-Return to Sport after Injury (ACL-RSI) and Injury-Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport (I-PRRS) scales were developed to assess psychological factors associated with return to sports. Validity and reliability have been determined. The aim of this study was to investigate the responsiveness of the Dutch ACL-RSI and I-PRRS. Seventy pati...
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Both from the perspective of the individual and from a socioeconomic point of view (e.g., return to work), it is important to have an insight into the potential differences in recovery between posterior cruciate ligament retaining (PCR) and posterior stabilized (PS) total knee arthroplasty (TKA) implants. The primary aim of this study was to compar...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between external and internal load and the response of the patellar tendon structure assessed with Ultrasound Tissue Characterization (UTC) in elite male volleyball players during preseason. Eighteen players were followed over seven weeks, measuring four load parameters during every training...
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Objective: To determine the role of ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC) in predicting, diagnosing, and monitoring tendon structure and/or tendinopathy. In addition, this study aims to provide recommendations for standardized methodology of UTC administration and analysis. Data source: The PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science databases were se...
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Purpose Changes in tendon structure are commonly seen in patients with unilateral achilles (AT) or patellar (PT) tendinopathy but might also be present on the asymptomatic side, indicating a higher risk for developing symptoms. The aim of this study is to compare tendon structure of the symptomatic side with the asymptomatic side in AT and PT patie...
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Introduction More than half a million athletes were enrolled in a marathon run during the last years. During running the Achilles tendon is submitted to high loads, and multiple tensile strain cycles. There are no studies investigating the effect of a marathon in the structure of the Achilles tendon. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate t...
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Introduction Tendinopathy (local tendon pain associated with physical activity) is a challenge to treat despite recent advances. One factor contributing to this challenge is our limited ability to synthesise/meta-analyse research findings, which is further compounded by a lack of valid outcome measures. We determined the core outcome domains agains...
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Background Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) is a common sports injury, with a rising incidence and significant impairments. Due to the lack of treatment guidelines, there is no consensus about diagnostic methods, primary treatment (non-surgical or surgical) and rehabilitation. It is hypothesized that this lack of consensus and guidelines leads to sub-...
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Background The identification of a neuropathic component to subacromial pain may lead to different pain management strategies. The purpose of this study was to adapt the Dutch modified painDETECT (mPDQ-NL) Knee, which discriminates between nociceptive and neuropathic pain, to fit patients with subacromial pain syndrome and subsequently assess its v...
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mPDQ-NL shoulder left and right (translated to English). (PDF)
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Factor loadings and distribution among components. (PDF)
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The Injury Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport (I-PRRS) scale measures the psychological readiness of injured athletes to resume sports participation. The aim of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the I-PRRS scale into Dutch (I-PRRS-NL) and assess its validity, reliability, and stability in patients after anterior cruciate liga...
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Tendinopathieën van de achilles- en patellapees als gevolg van fysieke (over)belasting komen relatief veel voor binnen de werkende en sportende populatie (Tabel 1). Door overbelasting ontstaan er, na een initiële reactieve tendinopathie met ontstekingcomponent (‘tendinitis’) geleidelijk aan structurele veranderingen in de pees en is er uiteindelijk...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a 4-week in-season exercise program of isometric or isotonic exercises on tendon structure and dimensions as quantified by Ultrasound Tissue Characterization (UTC). Design: Randomized clinical trial. Volleyball and basketball players (16-31 years, n=29) with clinically diagnosed...
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Background The advice given to patients in the Netherlands regarding sport activities after total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA) is currently based on the opinion of the individual orthopaedic surgeon. Aim To give an overview of the sport advice given by Dutch orthopaedic surgeons and to examine whether surgeons are familiar...
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Dutch health-enhancing physical activity recommendations. (XLSX)
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Purpose: This study aimed to describe and analyse usual care of Achilles tendon ruptures (ATRs) by orthopaedic surgeons and trauma surgeons in the Netherlands. Methods: A nationwide online survey of ATR management was sent to all consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeons in the Netherlands, requesting participation of those involved in ATR mana...
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Objectives: To observe the changes in Achilles tendon structure in novice runners, with loading prescriptions of 100% body weight compared to 20% body weight. Design: Randomised crossover. Methods: Twenty novice runners participated in two separate running bouts spaced 14days apart, one of high load at 100% body weight, and one of low load at...
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Objective: To determine the association between clinical and imaging outcomes after therapeutic loading exercise in Achilles tendinopathy (AT) and patellar tendinopathy (PT) populations at both short- and long-term follow-up. Data Sources: The PUBMED and EMBASE databases were searched (up to June 2017) to identify articles that meet the inclusion c...
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Objective There is an association between osteoarthritis-related pain severity and function, yet clear evidence about the sole influence of neuropathic-like symptoms on joint function and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is lacking. Previous studies among knee OA patients show an association between neuropathic-like symptoms, lower functional...
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Objective: To determine the association between clinical and imaging outcomes after therapeutic loading exercise in Achilles tendinopathy (AT) and patellar tendinopathy (PT) populations at both short- and long-term follow-up. Data sources: The PUBMED and EMBASE databases were searched (up to June 2017) to identify articles that meet the inclusio...
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Objective To assess the therapeutic validity and effectiveness of physiotherapeutic exercise interventions following total hip arthroplasty (THA) for osteoarthritis. Data sources The databases Embase, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, CINAHL and AMED were searched from inception up to February 2017. Eligibility criteria Articles reporting results of ran...
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Search strategies for the different databases. (DOCX)
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List of excluded full-text articles. (DOCX)
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Results of the risk of bias assessment using the Cochrane Collaboration’s tool. (DOCX)
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CONTENT scale to assess the therapeutic validity of therapeutic exercise programs. (DOCX)
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Results of the risk of bias assessment using the PEDro scale. (DOCX)
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Introduction Total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are highly successful treatment modalities for advanced osteoarthritis. However, prolonged wound leakage after arthroplasty is linked to prosthetic joint infection (PJI), which is a potentially devastating complication. On the one hand, wound leakage is reported as a risk f...