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Joannes Hallegraeff

Joannes Hallegraeff
SOMT University of Physiotherapy, Amersfoort · Master Education and Post Master courses

PhD
Head of Master Education Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and expedited Masters SOMT University of Physiotherapy

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Introduction
My research interests are focused on prognostic factors in non specific low back pain patients and on features of nocturnal leg cramps. I am currently working on new research in the field of cognitive and psychological factors in patients with nonspecific low back pain. All articles are available upon request.
Additional affiliations
June 2008 - June 2013
University of Groningen
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • PhD study "Common musculoskeletal disorders in primary care physiotherapy: assessment and intervention".
January 2008 - July 2017
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
Position
  • Researcher
July 2006 - May 2021
SOMT University of Physiotherapy, Amersfoort
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Head of Department of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Lecturer and researcher.
Education
August 2002 - November 2005
University of Amsterdam
Field of study
  • Clinical epidemiology
August 1977 - June 1981
University of Applied Science Amsterdam
Field of study
  • Physical Therapy

Publications

Publications (31)
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Lage rugpijn is een aandoening met een risico op een chronisch beloop door negatieve invloed van fysieke, psychologische en emotionele factoren. Psychologische factoren zijn vaak geassocieerd met een slechte prognose en de ontwikkeling van chronische lage rugpijn. Het gebruik van psychologische vragenlijsten is geëvalueerd.
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Background: Clinical Practice Guidelines for low back pain emphasize implementing assessment and addressing of psychosocial context. It is unknown to what extent manual physiotherapists incorporate psychological factors in their diagnostic management of patients with nonspecific low back pain. Methods: An online survey among Dutch manual physiothe...
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Nocturnal leg cramps (NLC) are painful, involuntary muscle contractions that affect the quality of sleep. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of a stretching regimen in frail older adults aged over 75 years with NLC. The experimental group (n = 15) received an intervention, which they were instructed to perform th...
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Objectives To investigate whether illness perceptions, measured with the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire, are an independent predictor of chronic low back pain and pain-related disability at 12 weeks. Design A prospective, observational cohort study. Setting 26 outpatient primary care physiotherapy practices throughout the Netherlands. Pa...
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The experimental group (n=15) received an intervention, which they were instructed to perform three daily exercises to stretch the calves and hamstrings. After six weeks, frequency and pain intensity of NLC were both significant decreased in the experimental group compared to the control groep. Frail older adults (GFI) with at least once a week NLC...
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Question: Do measures of state anxiety and trait anxiety in people with acute low back pain (ALBP) improve prediction of chronic low back pain (CLBP), defined as pain or pain-related disability at 12 weeks? Design: Observational multi-centre prospective cohort study in primary physiotherapy care with measurements at baseline and at 12 weeks of s...
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Background: Sensory profiles (SPs) may be useful in classifying patients based on sensory sensitivity and behavioral responses to stimuli to develop personalized treatments for nonspecific chronic low back pain (CLBP). The Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile (AASP) identifies four sensitivity and behavioral response-related quadrants: Sensory Sensiti...
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Het is bekend dat psychologische factoren, zoals depressie, angst, negatieve verwachtingen en somatisatie, een negatieve invloed hebben op het beloop van lage rugpijn. In een prospectief cohortonderzoek in de eerstelijns fysio-therapie hebben we nu gevonden dat pijngebonden angst bij acute lage rugpijn een onafhankelijke voorspeller is van het risi...
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There is lacking evidence about the prognostic role of anxiety as prognostic in acute low back pain patients. The objective of this study was to determine whether patients with acute low back pain (ALBP) are at risk to develop chronic low back pain (CLBP) and pain-related disability after 12 weeks due to high anxiety levels. Methods and results An...
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Introduction Sensory profiles classified in Low Registration, Sensory Sensitive, Sensation Avoiding and Sensation Seeking may be used in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain (CLBP) to develop a more personalized treatment program. Although psychometric properties have not been studied until now the Adult Adolescent Sensory Profile (AASP...
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Geriatr Nurs. 2019 Aug 10. pii: S0197-4572(19)30176-4. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.07.010. [Epub ahead of print] Pilot testing a stretching regimen for prevention of night time nocturnal leg cramps. Hallegraeff J(1), de Greef M(2). Author information: (1)Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands; Research Group Healthy...
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Background Up to 33% of the general population over 50 years of age are affected by nocturnal leg cramps. Currently there are no generally accepted clinical characteristics, which identify nocturnal leg cramps. This study aims to identify these clinical characteristics and to differentiate between them and the characteristics of restless leg syndro...
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Nocturnal leg cramps in frail older adults.
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Prevention of nocturnal leg cramps in older adults.
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Background. Many sufferers from nocturnal leg cramps stretch their legs when nightly cramps occur and pain is decreased. However, can a pre-sleep stretching regimen be effective in preventing nocturnal leg cramps and decrease frequency and severity of cramps? Many older adults suffer from one of these sleep related motor disorders, which are often...
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Low back pain (LBP) is a heterogeneous disorder including patients with dominant nociceptive (e.g., myofascial low back pain), neuropathic (e.g., lumbar radiculopathy), and central sensitization pain. In order to select an effective and preferably also efficient treatment in daily clinical practice, LBP patients should be classified clinically as e...
Thesis
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In physiotherapy health care, musculoskeletal disorders are examined according to the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), see Figure 1. Within the ICF, the impacts of contextual factors such as personal and environmental determinants are considered relevant for musculoskeletal disorders. Physical activity and work participation repre...
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Appraisal Correspondence Prophylactic stretching is unlikely to prevent nocturnal leg cramps In order to reduce the frequency of nocturnal leg cramps, leg stretching before sleep is commonly recommended. A little over a year ago in this journal, Hallegraeff et al 1 authored the first randomised controlled trial to support this practice – demonstrat...
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Background: The predictive validity of the Low Back Pain Perception Scale is determined in two studies in general practice and showed sufficient discriminative ability, although the psychometric properties of the scale have never been established until now. Objective: To determine the reliability and validity of the Low Back Pain Perception Scal...
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Aspecifieke lagerugpijn is gelokaliseerd tussen de onderste costae en de inferieure bilplooien, met of zonder pijn in het been, en is niet toe te schrijven aan herkenbare, bekende specifieke pathologie of oorzaak, bijvoorbeeld infectie, tumor, osteoporose, ziekte van Bechterew, breuk, ontstekingsproces, radiculair syndroom of cauda equina syndroom...
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An effective stretching regimen to prevent nocturnal leg cramps Last year we published a randomised trial demonstrating that stretching before sleep reduces the frequency and severity of nocturnal leg cramps in older adults (Hallegraeff et al 2012). The results of that study align perfectly with the uncontrolled study of Daniell (1979). In a recen...
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An effective stretching regimen to prevent nocturnal leg cramps. Last year we published a randomised trial demonstrating that stretching before sleep reduces the frequency and severity of nocturnal leg cramps in older adults (Hallegraeff et al 2012). The results of that study align perfectly with the uncontrolled study of Daniell (1979). In a recen...
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Abstract Background The eight-item Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire is used as a screening instrument in physical therapy to assess mental defeat in patients with acute low back pain, besides patient perception might determine the course and risk for chronic low back pain. However, the psychometric properties of the Brief Illness Perception Q...
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Background The eight-item Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire is used as a screening instrument in physical therapy to assess mental defeat in patients with acute low back pain, besides patient perception might determine the course and risk for chronic low back pain. However, the psychometric properties of the Brief Illness Perception Questionna...
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Do negative expectations in patients after the onset of acute low back pain increase the odds of absence from usual work due to progression to chronic low back pain? Systematic review with meta-analysis of prospective inception cohort studies. Adults with acute or subacute non-specific low back pain. Absence from usual work at a given time point gr...
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In adults who experience nocturnal leg cramps, does stretching of the calf and hamstring muscles each day just before sleep reduce the frequency and severity of the cramps? A randomised trial with concealed allocation and intention-to-treat analysis. Eighty adults aged over 55 years with nocturnal leg cramps who were not being treated with quinine....
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Manipulative therapy as part of a multidimensional approach may be more effective than standard physical therapy in treating Acute Nonspecific Low Back Pain. 64 participants, 29 women and 35 men, with Acute Nonspecific Low Back Pain and a mean age of 40 yr. (SD=9.6) were randomly assigned to two groups: an experimental group (manipulative therapy p...

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