Marjolein E.M. den Ouden

Marjolein E.M. den Ouden
Saxion University of Applied Sciences · School of Health

PhD

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Additional affiliations
September 2013 - present
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Position
  • Professor
May 2013 - present
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Position
  • Senior Researcher
September 2009 - March 2013
University Medical Center Utrecht
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2009 - June 2012
Utrecht University
Field of study
  • Epidemiology
September 2004 - September 2009
University of Groningen
Field of study
  • Human Movement Science

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Publications (49)
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Cardiovascular disease is an important cause of disability in activities of daily living (ADL) through its effect on physical functioning. However, it is unclear whether subclinical vascular abnormalities and rate of change in subclinical vascular abnormalities is also associated with an impaired physical ability and with ADL disability. In a longi...
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Objective: Identification of measures of physical function that mediate or link impaired physical ability with disability in activities of daily living (ADL) is necessary to facilitate the development of interventions to prevent or delay the onset of ADL disability. We examined whether measures of physical function at baseline are determinants of...
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Objective: The WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)-model describes disability in activities of daily living (ADL) as a multifactorial concept. According to this model, ADL disability is influenced by health conditions, body function and structures, environmental and personal factors, and participation. Cur...
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Abstract Background Interdisciplinary collaboration between healthcare providers with regard to consultation, transfer and advice in terminal care is both important and challenging. The use of video communication in terminal care is low while in first-line healthcare it has the potential to improve quality of care, as it allows healthcare providers...
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Background Chronic diseases are often associated with sexual dysfunction (SD). Little is known about the practice patterns of general practitioners (GPs) regarding sexual care for chronically ill patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine; to what extent GPs discuss SD with chronically ill patients; the barriers that may stop them; a...
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Background: eHealth apps have been recognized as a valuable tool to reduce COVID-19’s effective reproduction number. The factors that determine the acceptance of COVID-19 apps remain unknown. The exception here is privacy. Objective: The aim of this article was to identify antecedents of acceptance of (1) a mobile app for COVID-19 symptom recogn...
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BACKGROUND In the Netherlands, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most common chronic diseases and the number of patients is expected to increase in the coming years. Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels, food intake and physical activity supports the self-management of patients with T2DM. In the past few years, there has been a rise...
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Background: Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels, food intake, and physical activity supports self-management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). There has been an increase in the development and availability of mobile health apps for T2DM. Objective: The aim of this study is to explore the actual use of mobile health apps for d...
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BACKGROUND eHealth applications have been recognized as a valuable tool to reduce COVID-19’s effective reproduction number. The factors that determine acceptance of COVID-19 apps are unknown. The exception here is privacy. OBJECTIVE The aim of this article was to identify antecedents of acceptance of 1) a mobile application for COVID-19 symptom re...
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Background Although older adults are sexual, sexuality is infrequently discussed with them by health care professionals. Nursing students, as future professionals, can make an important contribution by developing competences in discussing intimacy and sexuality with older adults to increase quality of life and to prevent sexual problems. In order t...
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Partners of patients with cancer report a negative impact on their sexuality and intimacy and experience a lack of information. Little is known about partners' information needs regarding sexuality and intimacy. The study was conducted with 230 partners of patients with cancer using a questionnaire. 56% stated that cancer had negatively affected th...
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Background: Assessment of sexual health is important in chronically ill patients, as many experience sexual dysfunction (SD). The general practice nurse (GPN) can play a crucial part in addressing SD. Objective: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine to which extent GPNs discuss SD with chronically ill patients and what barriers ma...
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Introduction: eHealth applications have been recognized as a valuable tool to reduce COVID-19s effective reproduction number. In this paper, we report on an online survey among Dutch citizens with the goal to identify antecedents of acceptance of a mobile application for COVID-19 symptom recognition and monitoring, and a mobile application for cont...
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It is well known that breast cancer treatment can affect sexuality. This survey evaluated the needs of breast cancer patients and partners regarding sexual care. The majority of patients (80.4%) and partners (73.7%) did not receive any information regarding sexuality. Although only a quarter of all respondents reported a direct need for information...
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Objectives: To evaluate possible discrepancies between patients' expectations concerning sexual side effects related to prostate cancer treatment, based on the obtained information prior to treatment. Moreover, to determine if demographic or clinical factors may have an effect on the accuracy of patients' expectations concerning sexual side effect...
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Aims and objectives: To investigate whether a symposium aimed at healthcare professionals in the uro-oncological field changes knowledge, competence and general practice regarding sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment. Background: Sexual dysfunction is not frequently discussed by healthcare professionals; lack of knowledge and train...
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A cross-sectional survey was performed among partners and men who received treatment for prostate cancer to investigate whether demographic and clinical characteristics are associated with the extent of how difficult partners found it dealing with sexual side effects and the degree of having experienced sexual problems after treatment. Moreover, an...
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Purpose: To determine which health care provider and what timing is considered most suitable to discuss sexual and relational changes after prostate cancer treatment according to the point of view of men and their partners. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among men diagnosed with prostate cancer or treated after active surveillan...
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Background Approximately 60–70% of breast cancer survivors experience sexuality problems resulting from treatment. This study investigated information and communication preferences with professionals on the topic intimacy and sexuality of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Methods Members of the Dutch Breast Cancer Patient Association were survey...
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Background: Fifty to eighty percent of patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience a form of sexual dysfunction (SD), even after renal transplantation. Despite this, inquiring about SD is often not included in the daily practice of renal care providers. Objectives: This paper explores the perspectives of renal social workers...
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Aims: To explore the role of nurses in the dialysis department in providing sexual care to patients receiving dialysis. Background: Sexual health is not self-evident for patients undergoing dialysis; 70% experience sexual dysfunction. Nevertheless, sexual care is often not provided. Design: A national cross-sectional survey. Methods: Questio...
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BACKGROUND: Clients with intellectual disabilities benefit from a fixed daily structure due to difficulties in remembering appointments and in performing daily activities. OBJECTIVE: To develop a memory application to structure and support daily activities for clients with intellectual disabilities that contribute to independence and to provide a c...
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Purpose: This study evaluated current fertility care for CKD patients by assessing the perspectives of nephrologists and nurses in the dialysis department. Methods: Two different surveys were distributed for this cross-sectional study among Dutch nephrologists (N?=?312) and dialysis nurses (N?=?1211). Results: Response rates were 50.9% (nephro...
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Erectiele disfunctie (ED) is een van de meest voorkomende gevolgen van prostaatkankerbehandeling en kan leiden tot verandering in een partnerrelatie. Doel van deze studie was het inventariseren van seksuologische en/of relationele problemen en onderzoeken welke vorm van aanvullende zorg gewenst wordt door patiënt en partner. Dit vond plaats middels...
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Sexual functioning is often impaired in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and may affect quality of life of patients and their spouse. However, little is known about the practice patterns of neurologists with regard to discussing sexuality in this field. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate to what extent neurologists discuss...
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Achtergrond: In Nederland zijn de meest voorkomende soorten kanker: borstkanker (28.1% bij vrouwen), prostaat- kanker (19.5% bij mannen), darmkanker (15.5% bij mannen, 12.8% bij vrouwen) en longkanker (12.0% bij mannen en 10.4% bij vrouwen). De vij aarsoverleving is voor de meeste typen kanker toegenomen, waardoor het steeds belang- rijker wordt om...
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Objective was to investigate content of written information material and availability of sexual health care for men experiencing sexual dysfunction (SD) after prostate cancer treatment. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among Dutch urology and radiotherapy departments to evaluate information materials and availability of sexual health care. Ou...
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Background: The ability of older adults to carry out activities of daily living and to adapt and to manage their own life decreases due to deterioration of their physical and cognitive condition. Nurses and other health care professionals should support the self-management ability of older adults to prevent activities of daily living dependence an...
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Many long-term ostomates are 'out-of-sight' of healthcare, and it is unknown how ostomates deal with ostomy-related problems and how these problems affect their quality of life (QOL). The aim is to examine patient-related studies describing ostomy-related problems and their impact on the perceived QOL of long-term colostomates. The electronic datab...
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Background: The aim was to assess the impact of a one-to-one 30-min individualized interaction per day on the behavior and quality of life of care-dependent residents with dementia. Methods: In a pre-/post-test study, 15 care-dependent residents with dementia (mean age 88.8 years, 86.7% women) were included. Resident behavior was measured using...
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Objective: To quantify the independent associations between objectively measured physical activity (PA), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and anthropometry in European men and women. Methods: 2,056 volunteers from 12 centers across Europe were fitted with a heart rate and movement sensor at 2 visits 4 months apart for a total of 8 days. CRF (ml/...
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Objective: Functional decline is a major threat to independency, progressing into functional limitations and eventually leading to disability. Chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases, are important determinants of functional limitations and disability. Vascular damage exits long before it is clinically manifest and can have adverse ef...
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Aim: Functional status at one moment in time is a determinant of future functional status and survival. Physical deterioration tends to occur early in the disabling process; however, etiological questions remain. This study investigated the association between physical performance characteristics and functioning independently in middle-aged and el...
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Introduction: The functional status at one moment in time is a strong determinant of future functional status and survival in older persons. Physical functioning is an important component of functional status. Physical deterioration tends to occur early in the disabling process and is therefore suitable to interventions. The aim of this study was t...
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Obesity-related diseases have been shown to affect post-lung transplantation survival. An estimated 30% of lung transplant recipients develop overweight. The aim of this study was to examine the possible determinants of large increases in weight after lung transplantation. The contribution of physical activity, food intake, and resting energy expen...

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