Rob A B Oostendorp

Rob A B Oostendorp
Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc) · Department of IQ Healthcare

PhD, MSc, PT, MPT
Supervision of studies on routinely collected data in primary care physiotherapy practice

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Introduction
Born (1942) in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Received his Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy in 1966, his MSc in Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy in 1984 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium and his PhD in Medical Sciences in 1988 at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Appointed as professor Manual Therapy in 1989 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and as professor Allied Health Sciences in 2000 at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Retired in 2007. He is officer in de Orde van Oranje Nassau.
Additional affiliations
March 2007 - present
Radboud University
Position
  • Professor Emeritus
September 2004 - present
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Position
  • Professor Emeritus
March 2000 - March 2007
Hogeschool Arnhem and Nijmegen
Position
  • Guest professor
Education
September 2000 - October 2000
Radboud University
Field of study
  • Medical Technology Assessment
January 1998 - June 1998
Catholic University Nijmegen
Field of study
  • Clinical trials: a methodologic perspective
January 1998 - March 1998
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Field of study
  • Systematic Review: theory and practice

Publications

Publications (1,226)
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Unlabelled: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an easy to use non-invasive analgesic intervention applied for diverse pain states. However, effects in man are still inconclusive, especially for chronic pain. Therefore, to explore the factors predicting result of TENS treatment in chronic pain we conducted a prospective, randomiz...
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The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of shortterm transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) treatment in chronic pain with respect to pain intensity and patients' satisfaction with treatment results. We therefore performed a randomised controlled trial comparing TENS and sham TENS. Patients, researchers and therapists were blinde...
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The objective of our prospective inception cohort study was to identify prognostic factors for poor recovery in patients with whiplash-associated disorders grade 1 or 2 who still had neck pain and accompanying complaints 2 weeks after the accident. The study was carried out in a primary health care setting in The Netherlands and included 125 patien...
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Tinnitus can be evoked or modulated by input from the somatosensory and somatomotor systems. This means that the loudness or intensity of tinnitus can be changed by sensory or motor stimuli such as muscle contractions, mechanical pressure on myofascial trigger points, transcutaneous electrical stimulation or joint movements. The neural connections...
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Whiplash concerns a considerable problem to health care. Available evidence from systematic reviews indicates beneficial effects of active interventions for patients with whiplash injury. In order to evaluate whether a general practitioner or a physiotherapist should provide these active interventions, we have designed a randomized clinical trial....
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Proclamatie tot erelid van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Manuele Therapie - NVMT - dr. Anton de Wijer
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Quality improvement is now a central tenet in physiotherapy care, and quality indicators (QIs), as measurable elements of care, have been applied to analyze and evaluate the quality of physiotherapy care over the past two decades. QIs, based on Donabedian’s model of quality of care, provide a foundation for measuring (improvements in) quality of ph...
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Lezing bij het afscheid van mijn broer Ruud als gynaecoloog na 30 jaar. In hart en ziel een gynaecoloog voor zijn patiënten waarbij de 'empathische dans' in de spreekkamer het beste bij hem paste.
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Mobiliseren en/of immobiliseren van de lumbale wervelkolom en het belang van propriosensoriek
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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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this article is explaining the way in which both pain patients and physiotherapists may join fear of movement so that the patient within the treatment does increases avoidance behavior
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Magazine - Anniversary 40 years - Dutch Association of Manual Therapy - Old & New - interview about past, present and future of manual therapy
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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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In het Specialistenkatern van het februarinummer publiceerden we namens de NVMT de casuïstiek ‘Dissectie van de arteria vertebralis tijdens fysiotherapie’. Aan de hand van die bijdrage wilden de auteurs een onbekend fenomeen onder de aandacht van alle fysiotherapeuten brengen. Rob Oostendorp, emeritus hoogleraar Paramedische wetenschappen en emerit...
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Abstract Background From both evidence-based physiotherapy care and cost perspective, it is important that the duration of treatment episode and the number of physiotherapy sessions in traffic collision-related Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD) is tailored to the patient and can be prognosticated. However, little is known about the accuracy of ph...
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We would like to comment on a recent article by Moslem, Alrwaily, and Almarwani (2020) through a Letter to the Editor The study in question focused on adherence to clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for low back pain (LBP) among Saudi physical therapists. The authors found a CPG adherence reminiscent and comparable to the early days following the...
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Supplementary File 1. Set of quality indicators (Qis) for physiotherapy care process of patients with back pain: Steps of clinical reasoning, number of indicators per step, item measured, indicator, and level of evidence*
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Background: Whiplash-associated disorders (WADs) constitute a state of health characterized by a wide diversity of symptoms as a result of impairments of functions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Patient-reported outcome measurements (PROMs) and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) seem appropriate when describing and evaluating...
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Operationalisation of variables of the clinical reasoning process at several different levels (nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio).
Raw Data
Supplementary file 1. Overview of variables of context (n=9), process (n=9), outcome (n=7) and structure (n=2) indicators for physiotherapy in patients with Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD). Supplementary file 2. Variables per context indicator in patients with Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD). Supplementary file 3.Variables per process indic...
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In Memoriam Erik Hendriks, PhD, PT - scientific staff member of the Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care, Amersfoort, The Netherlands - senior researcher Clinical Guidelines and Quality Physiotherapy, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Background: Quality indicators (QIs) are measurable elements of practice performance and may relate to context, process, outcome and structure. A valid set of QIs have been developed, reflecting the clinical reasoning used in primary care physiotherapy for patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). Donabedian's model postulates relationshi...
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We would like to comment on the Editorial by Collins, Masaracchio and Brismée ‘The future of orthopedic manual therapy: what are we missing?’ [1]. The very short answer to this question is that we are missing the following: ● An international consensus-based and measurable model of clinical reasoning based on quality indicators; ● Routinely collect...
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Quality improvement has become a central tenet of physiotherapy care. Quality indicators (QIs) as measurable elements of care have been used over the past 25 years to analyze and evaluate the quality of physiotherapy care. The aim of this article is to describe the state of the art regarding the development and application of QIs in physiotherapy p...
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Article references: Methodologie gerandomiseerd, gecontroleerd onderzoek: er is meer aan de hand! FysioPraxis 2019; september: 34-35.
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Evidence-based practice is the current undisputed predominant paradigm within medicine and allied health care, particularly in physiotherapy. Despite its potential benefits, over the years various points of criticism have been formulated one of which is the overreliance on randomized clinical trials as the highest level of evidence for treatment ef...
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Purpose: To develop valid quality indicators (QIs) for physiotherapy care based on best available evidence, and to use these QIs to explore trends in the quality of physiotherapy care of patients with Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD) using guideline-based routinely collected data (RCD) gathered between 1996 and 2011. Patients and methods: The s...
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Algemene inleiding Klinimetrie en beoordeling psychometrische kwaliteit van de klinimetrische meetinstrumenten
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Compleet Implementatieproject KNGF-Richtlijn Whiplash - In opdracht van KNGF en uitgevoerd door Nederlands Paramedisch Instituut - Amersfoort - 2002.
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De Raad voor Gezondheidsonderzoek (RGO) heeft tot taak de ministers van Volks-gezondheid, Welzijn en Sport (VWS), van On-derwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschappen (OCenW), en van Economische Zaken (EZ) te adviseren over prioriteiten in het gezondheidsonder-zoek, in het zorgonderzoek en de technologie-ontwikkeling in deze sector, evenals over de daarbij beh...
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SUMMARY The central theme of this thesis is research into neck pain. Neck pain is a common condition and has a major impact on the patient himself, his social environment and society as a whole. Neck pain has many possible causes and many explanations for why the complaints persist. Consequently, patients and therapists attempt to treat neck pain i...
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Introduction: Pain is an individual experience influenced by multiple interacting factors. The “biopsychosocial” care model has gained popularity in response to growing research evidence indicating the influence of biological, psychological, and social factors on the pain experience. The implementation of this model is a challenge in the practice o...
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Background: Manual physical therapists (MPTs) working in primary care get limited information about patient's courses of (chronic) low back pain (LBP). Identification of kinesiophobia is mostly based on clinical perception. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the scores with which manual physical therapists i...
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In de tijd dat ik als eerste fysiotherapeut in Neder-land promo veerde tot doctor, nu ongeveer 30 jaar geleden, stond de weten schappelijke onderbouwing van de fysio therapie zwaar onder druk. De ene be zuin ig ingsmaatregel volgde op de andere, het aantal zittingen werd beperkt en de gehele fysische therapie in engere zin werd 'afgeschoten' door g...
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De hele dag door een ruis, brom of fluittoon in je oren kan een grote impact hebben op je dagelijks functioneren. Sommige mensen worden er helemaal gek van en zijn ten einde raad, vooral omdat een therapeutische oplossing voor deze geluiden meestal ver weg lijkt. Volgens onderzoekers Rob Oostendorp, Iem Bakker en Hans Elvers is manueeltherapeutisch...
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Background Manual therapy according to the School of Manual Therapy Utrecht (MTU) is a specific type of passive manual joint mobilization. MTU has not yet been systematically compared to other manual therapies and physical therapy. In this study the effectiveness of MTU is compared to physical therapy, particularly active exercise therapy (PT) in p...
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Cursus voor docenten - Evidence-based Education in Physiotherapy - Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen - 2001
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Objective: The aim of the Consensus on Interventions Reporting Criteria List for Spinal Manipulative Therapy (CIRCLe SMT) study was to develop a criteria list for reporting spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). Methods: A Delphi procedure was conducted from September 2011 to April 2013 and consisted of international experts in the field of SMT. The...
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Background and aims: Identification of psychosocial variables may influence treatment outcome. The objective of this study was to prospectively examine whether psychosocial variables, in addition to clinical variables (pain, functioning, general health, previous neck pain, comorbidity), are predictive factors for treatment outcome (i.e. global per...
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Objectives: Biomechanical mechanisms underlying passive joint techniques commonly used in musculoskeletal medicine such as mobilization and manipulation are largely unknown. We aimed to visualize and measure in vivo time-dependent changes in the volume or distribution of synovial fluid after passive joint movements. Methods: Experiments were conduc...
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In het Specialistenkatern van FysioPraxis (november 2016)* publiceerde Ronald Kan een artikel over werkingsmechanismen van manuele therapie. Daarin stelt Kan het paradigma over functiestoornissen van de wervelkolom ter discussie als uitgangspunt voor de manuele diagnostiek en manueeltherapeutische behandeling. Kan stelt dat manueel therapeuten zich...
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Aim: To determine longitudinal motor performance in very preterm (VPT) infants from 6 months to 5 years of age for the entire cohort of infants, according to gender and gestational age and at the individual level. Method: Single-center, prospective longitudinal study of 201 VPT infants (106 boys) without severe impairments. Outcomes: Motor per...
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Objectives: The term 'cephalalgiaphobia' was introduced in the mid-1980s and defined as fear of migraine (attacks). We hypothesized that a specific subtype of cephalalgiaphobia affects patients with cervicogenic headache (CEH). This study aimed to: (1) define the term 'cervico-cephalalgiaphobia'; (2) develop a set of indicators for phobia relevant...
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Purpose: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of manual therapy according to the Utrecht School (MTU) in comparison with physiotherapy (PT) in sub-acute and chronic non-specific neck pain patients from a societal perspective. Methods: An economic evaluation was conducted alongside a 52-week randomized controlled trial, in which 90 patients were ra...
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Background Low back pain is one of the main burdens of disease worldwide. Physical therapy is expected to contribute to the reduction of this burden. Adherence to guidelines that support management of patients with low back is only moderate. Programs to enhance guideline adherence have had limited success. This study assessed which individual and o...
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Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Manual Therapy Utrecht (MTU) plus education in patients with cervicogenic somatosensory tinnitus (CeT). Study Design Pretest-posttest design. Method Five hundred and six patients were referred or referred themselves. A subgroup of patients was identified with CeT, and within this a su...