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Wim van Lankveld

Wim van Lankveld
HAN Unitversity of Applied Sciences Nijmegen · Institute of Paramedic Studies

Phd

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Additional affiliations
March 2012 - present
Hogeschool Arnhem and Nijmegen/ University of Applied Sciences
Position
  • PhD
January 1998 - December 2012
Sint Maartenskliniek
January 1993 - December 2011
Radboud University

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Publications (102)
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Objectives Research shows that health professionals should adapt their communication when addressing patients with limited health literacy (HL). However, the extent to which physiotherapists apply recommended communication techniques is unclear. Methods We conducted a two phase mixed-method study, first holding focus group interviews among patient...
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Background While low back pain occurs in nearly everybody and is the leading cause of disability worldwide, we lack instruments to accurately predict persistence of acute low back pain. We aimed to develop and internally validate a machine learning model predicting non-recovery in acute low back pain and to compare this with current practice and ‘t...
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Rationale: Adherence rates to guidelines show room for improvement, and increase in adherence to guidelines may potentially lead to better outcomes and reduced costs of treatment. To improve adherence, it is essential to understand the considerations of physiotherapists regarding the assessment and management of low back pain (LBP). The purpose of...
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Understanding motivation for exercise can be helpful in improving levels of physical activity. The Physical Activity and Leisure Motivation Scale (PALMS) measures distinct goal-oriented motivations. In this study selected measurement properties of the Dutch version (PALMS-D) are determined. Forward-backward translation was used for cross-cultural a...
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It is widely accepted that psychosocial prognostic factors should be addressed by clinicians in their assessment and management of patient suffering from low back pain (LBP). On the other hand, an overview is missing how these factors are addressed in clinical LBP guidelines. Therefore, our objective was to summarize and compare recommendations reg...
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Purpose To translate and culturally adapt the Swedish version of the ‘Blue flags’ questionnaire into Dutch and to examine the validity and reliability aspects of the Dutch version. Methods The ‘Blue flags’ questionnaire was translated and culturally adapted to the Dutch situation. A total of 58 participants filled in the first questionnaire at bas...
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Background: Fear of Harm (FoH) predicts return to sports in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) and can be assessed using the Photographic Sports Activities for ACLR (PHOSA-ACLR). This study was conducted to determine whether FoH assessed using the PHOSA-ACLR is a latent trait, and to analyze differences in PHOSA-ACLR in athletes with...
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Background. Fear of Movement is an important factor predicting return to sports in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR). Fear for specific ACLR related movements can be addressed measuring the Photographic Sports Activities for ACLR (PHOSA-ACLR). This study was conducted to determine whether Fear of Movement assessed using the PHOSA-ACL...
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Background: Improving pain education for undergraduate health professionals is hampered by lacking shared education outcomes. This study describes how educators and pain experts operationalize content and competency levels deemed necessary for a undergraduate pain education core curriculum for health professionals (physical and occupational therap...
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Background: This study aims to explore (i) physiotherapists' current use in daily practice of patient-reported measurement instruments (screening tools and questionnaires) for patients with acute low back pain (LBP), (ii) the underlying reasons for using these instruments, (iii) their perceived influence on clinical decision-making, and (iv) the a...
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Background: Fear of Movement is an important factor predicting return to sports in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR). Fear for specific ACLR related movements can be addressed measuring the Photographic Sports Activities for ACLR (PHOSA-ACLR). This study was conducted to determine whether Fear of Movement assessed using the PHOSA-ACL...
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Background. Improving pain education for undergraduate health professionals is hampered by lacking shared education outcomes. This study describes how educators and pain experts operationalize content and competency levels deemed necessary for an undergraduate pain education core curriculum for health professionals (physical and occupational therap...
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Background. Improving pain education for undergraduate health professionals is hampered by lacking shared education outcomes. This study describes how educators and pain experts operationalize content and competency levels deemed necessary for a mandatory undergraduate pain education core curriculum for health professionals (physical and occupation...
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Purpose Imaging (X-ray, CT and MRI) provides no health benefits for low back pain (LBP) patients and is not recommended in clinical practice guidelines. Whether imaging leads to increased costs, healthcare utilization or absence from work is unclear. Therefore, this study systematically reviews if imaging in patients with LBP leads to an increase i...
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Background Self-efficacy is related to outcome after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. The Knee Self Efficacy Scale (K-SES) available in Swedish and English, was developed to measure self-efficacy in present (K-SESpresent) and future (K-SESfuture) functioning. The objective of this study was to determine measurement properties of the K-SES in...
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Background There is a concern that traditional instruction based methods of learning do not adequately prepare students for the challenges of physical therapy practice. Self-directed learning is considered to be the most appropriate educational approach to enhance life-long learning as it enhances self-efficacy. This study compares outcomes in two...
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Background: Apart from skills, and knowledge, self-efficacy is an important factor in the students' preparation for clinical work. The Physiotherapist Self-Efficacy (PSE) questionnaire was developed to measure physical therapy (TP) students' self-efficacy in the cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, and neurological clinical areas. The aim of this s...
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Background Fear of harm (FoH) after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) should be addressed in physical therapy as it hampers return to sports. However, there are no instruments assessing FoH specific for ACLR. The objective of this study is to describe the development and measurement properties of the Photograph Series of Sports Activ...
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Objectives: To examine the change in multidimensional fatigue in people with spinal cord injury during post-acute rehabilitation, and to compare these scores with those of healthy adults. Furthermore, to examine correlations between different dimensions of fatigue at discharge and demographics, injury-related variables and indices of psychological...
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People living with chronic illness often report uncertainty about the future, fear of disease progression, fear of becoming physically disabled, and a reduced life expectancy as important sources of stress. However, little is known about psychological interventions targeting these concerns. The aim of this study is to illustrate an intervention to...
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Purpose The aim of this longitudinal study is to determine the factors which predict a successful 1-year outcome from an intensive combined physical and psychological (CPP) programme in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients. Methods A prospective cohort of 524 selected consecutive CLBP patients was followed. Potential predictive factors included d...
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Objective: To examine the potential effectiveness of a multimodal rehabilitation program including an acceptance-oriented cognitive-behavioral therapy for highly distressed patients with rheumatic diseases. Methods: An observational study employing a one-group pre-post test design (N=25). The primary outcome was psychological distress. Secondary...
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To describe the systematic development and content of a short intervention to improve medication adherence to disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in non-adherent patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The intervention mapping (IM) framework was used to develop the intervention. The following IM steps were conducted: (1) a needs assessment; (2)...
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Cognitive behavioral interventions are recommended as non-invasive treatment options for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). However, most treatment effects are small and short-lived. Although a 2-week intensive pain management program for patients with CLBP seems to be effective, the long-term results are not known. The purpose of this stu...
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To investigate the correlation of higher-order coping strategies of tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment with adjustment after rehabilitation in spinal cord injury. Cross-sectional correlational study. All 397 eligible patients entered for spinal cord rehabilitation between 1999 and 2009 were contacted and 130 (33%) agreed to complet...
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Patients with fibromyalgia have diminished levels of physical fitness, which may lead to functional disability and exacerbating complaints. Multidisciplinary treatment comprising cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and exercise training has been shown to be effective in improving physical fitness. However, due to the high drop-out rates and large v...
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Objective: To investigate the correlation of higher-order coping strategies of tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment with adjustment after rehabilitation in spinal cord injury. Design: Cross-sectional correlational study. Subjects/patients: All 397 eligible patients entered for spinal cord rehabilitation between 1999 and 2009 were con...
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To investigate factors that could lead to falls in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Case-control study. Hospital. Patients with RA (n=15) and age- and sex-matched controls (n=15; mean ± SD age, 60.5 ± 7.1y). Not applicable. Performance of participants on a step task. Furthermore, manual performance was assessed, as well as questionnaires fo...
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To examine the longitudinal association between coping and psychological distress in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Bibliographic databases up to July 2010 were searched for longitudinal studies with a follow-up of ≥6 months. Two reviewers assessed the methodological quality of the included studies. Study characteristics, coping strategies and coping-p...
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Coping flexibility may be beneficial for the adjustment in the context of a progressive and unpredictable course of chronic rheumatic diseases. The aim of this study was to develop and initially validate a self-report measure that assesses coping flexibility. Study participants were 147 outpatients with chronic rheumatic diseases (73% women, mean a...
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This chapter discusses the implementation and first results of a gerontorheumatology outpatient service (GOS), the facility of which was set up to meet the growing healthcare demands of the elderly with musculoskeletal problems in the Netherlands. The GOS translates the principles of geriatric rheumatology for clinical practice. After a short intro...
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The heterogeneity of cognitive-behavioral patterns in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) has been proposed to underlie the variability in treatment outcomes. It has previously been shown that pain-avoidance and pain-persistence treatments tailored to the patient's pattern are effective in improving physical and psychological functioning and overall im...
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Osteoporosis is associated with changes in balance and physical performance and has psychosocial consequences which increase the risk of falling. Most falls occur during walking; therefore an efficient obstacle avoidance performance might contribute to a reduction in fall risk. Since it was shown that persons with osteoporosis are unstable during o...
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Objective. To study the prevalence of generic age-related health hazards in elderly patient referred to a rheumatologist. Methods. Patients aged 75 or older referred to a specialized gerontorheumatological outpatient service over a period of 2 years were studied prospectively to determine the prevalence of comorbidities, a history of falls, inactiv...
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 To identify hand function problems and the reasons for choosing a specific finger splint in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and swan neck deformities.  A qualitative study was performed alongside a randomized, controlled cross-over trial comparing the effectiveness of two types of finger splints (the silver ring splint [SRS] and the prefab...
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To evaluate the efficacy of the Nijmegen Falls Prevention Program (NFPP) for persons with osteoporosis and a fall history in a randomized controlled trial. Persons with osteoporosis are at risk for fall-related fractures because of decreased bone strength. A decrease in the number of falls therefore is expected to be particularly beneficial for the...
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The treatment of patients with fibromyalgia (FM), a high-prevalence chronic pain condition with a high impact on both patients and society, poses a great challenge to clinicians due to a lack of effective treatments. In view of the large individual variability in outcome, selecting patients at risk of long-term dysfunction and offering tailored tre...
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We have developed an instrument that provides the physician structured information about medication use and patients' (non-)adherence. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of this instrument on adherence and medication beliefs in outpatients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this within-subject controlled prospective cohort study, 50 ou...
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OBJECTIVE:: There is relatively little research on important patient-reported outcomes that affect quality of life in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and even less research on psychological, behavioral, and educational intervention strategies. The objective was to review existing evidence and to develop a consensus research agenda for behavioral health an...
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To evaluate the implementation of an intensive group exercise program in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In 4 regions in The Netherlands, the Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients In Training exercise program was implemented on a limited scale. Evaluation using the RE-AIM model included: Reach, the proportion of the target population participating...
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Osteoporosis is a well-established risk factor for fall-related hip fractures. Training fall arrest strategies, such as martial arts (MA) fall techniques, might be useful to prevent hip fractures in persons with osteoporosis, provided that the training itself is safe. This study was conducted to determine whether MA fall training would be safe for...
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Falls in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are an underestimated problem. Almost all patients with RA develop lower extremity problems, which may increase their risk of falling because of impaired levels of physical activity, mobility and postural stability as well as diminished strength and proprioception.1 2 Only three studies have reported f...
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Increasing attention is devoted to the patient's perspective in clinical research and practice. However, the relationship between the patient's view on treatment progress and standardized pre-post changes in health outcomes is not well understood. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the patient's perception of treatment gain conv...
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Nonadherence in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) may result in unnecessarily high levels of disease activity and function loss. The aim of this descriptive study was to assess adherence rates with self-report measures in a large random population, and to identify potential risk factors for...
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Psychological distress is a key risk factor for long-term complaints in fibromyalgia (FM). Prognostic factors for psychological distress might facilitate an early identification of patients at risk to help prevent long-term dysfunction, especially for the relatively well-functioning patients showing little distress who are usually not considered fo...
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To examine psychological health status among patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases (i.e. rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis) and osteoarthritis in multidisciplinary rehabilitation, and to describe changes in psychological distress, illness cognitions, and pain coping from pre- to post-treatment. Eighty-nin...
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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of falling. In healthy elderly persons with a history of falling, a reduced ability to avoid obstacles while walking has been shown to relate to increased fall risk. The aim of this study was to determine whether this potential risk factor for falls would also be present in persons with...
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To compare the effectiveness and acceptability of silver ring splints (SRS) and commercial prefabricated thermoplastic splints (PTS) in treating swan neck deformities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Consecutive patients with RA and a mobile swan neck deformity were included in a randomized, crossover trial. In 2 different sequences, pat...
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Psychological mood or distress in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) is only weakly related to physician-assessed disease severity, self-reported symptoms and physical functioning. Psychological variables such as social support indices, disease-related cognitions and coping strategies are likely predictors of depressed mood. Until now, however,...
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To illustrate a multidisciplinary group treatment for patients with fibromyalgia (FM) tailored to the patient's cognitive-behavioral pattern. In a case-study design the tailored treatment approaches of two FM patients were described. One patient characterized by avoidance behavior (pain-avoidance pattern) participated in a group treatment aimed at...
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The heterogeneity of patients regarding pain-related cognitive-behavioral mechanisms, such as pain-avoidance and pain-persistence patterns, has been proposed to underlie varying treatment outcomes in patients with fibromyalgia (FM). To investigate the validity of a screening instrument to discriminate between pain-persistence and pain-avoidance pat...
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Falling is a major health problem in the elderly. Several fall prevention programshave been shown to be effective in reducing the number of fall incidents in healthyelderly individuals in general. Persons with osteoporosis have an increased risk offractures due to falling, because of their low bone mass density. In many previous fallprevention stud...
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Trauma and dissociation tend to be interrelated. The objective of this study was to examine the frequency of traumatic experiences and somatoform dissociation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), two conditions that are both characterized by pain and disability. Patients with a diagnosis of FMS (2 male, 26 fema...
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Fibromyalgie is een chronisch pijnsyndroom waarvan de etiologie onbekend is. Het belangrijkste criterium is de aanwezigheid van wijdverspreide pijn die langer dan drie maanden bestaat, samen met een pijngevoeligheid ter hoogte van minstens elf van achttien tender points. Dit zijn nauwkeurig omschreven punten op het lichaam die bij uitoefening van e...
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To determine the importance of skin deformity in systemic sclerosis (SSc) relative to other disease stressors and to find psychological correlates of appearance self-esteem (ASE) after controlling for disease status. Disease-related stressors, symptoms, physical and psychological functioning, social support, coping styles, cognitions and ASE were a...
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This review provides an overview of the effects of non-pharmacological treatments for patients with fibromyalgia (FM), including cognitive-behavioural therapy, exercise training programmes, or a combination of the two. After summarising and discussing preliminary evidence of the rationale of non-pharmacological treatment in patients with FM, we rev...
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To determine discrepancies in patients' current use and expected future use of the internet for different functions. A short questionnaire was developed to assess patients' current use of the internet for three functions: "seeking information", "mutual support", and "care provider contact". This questionnaire was assessed online during 1 week. For...