Saskia te Velde (Lid Lectoraat); Kristel Lankhorst (Lid Lectoraat); Maremka Zwinkels; Olaf Verschuren; Tim Takken; Janke de Groot (Lid Lectoraat)
Background: Little evidence is available about how sports participation influences psychosocial health and quality of life in children and adolescents with a disability or chronic disease. Therefore, the aim of the current study is to assess the association of sports participation with psychosocial health …
Jacqueline Outermans (Lid Lectoraat); Ingrid G. van de Port; Harriët Wittink (Lector); Janke de Groot (Lid Lectoraat); Gert Kwakkel
Restoration of walking capacity, as reflected by walking speed and walking distance, is a primary goal after stroke. Peak aerobic capacity (peak oxygen consumption [V̇O2peak]) is suggested to be correlated with walking capacity after stroke. Although the strength of this correlation is unclear, physical …
Cas Kruitwagen; Frank J.G. Backx; Tim Takken; Janke de Groot (Lid Lectoraat); Marleen Vos; Manon Bloemen (Lid Lectoraat)
Objective: To determine content validity of the Muscle Power Sprint Test (MPST) and construct validity and reliability of the MPST, 10x5 Meter Sprint Test (10x5MST), slalom test and one stroke push test (1SPT) in wheelchair-using youth with spina bifida (SB).
Design: Clinimetric study
Setting: Rehabilitation …
Manon Bloemen (Lid Lectoraat); Janke de Groot (Lid Lectoraat); Frank J.G. Backx; Joyce Benner; Cas Kruitwagen; Tim Takken
Testing aerobic fitness in youth is important because of expected relationships with health.
The purpose of the study was to estimate the validity and reliability of the Shuttle Ride Test in youth who have spina bifida and use a wheelchair for mobility and sport.
Tim Takken; Bart C. Bongers; Elle M.W. Kotte; Janke de Groot (Lid Lectoraat); Alexander M.F. Winkler
Validity and Reproducibility of a New Treadmill Protocol: The Fitkids Treadmill Test. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 47, No. 10, pp. 2241–2247, 2015. Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the validity and reproducibility of a new treadmill protocol in healthy children and adolescents: the Fitkids Treadmill
Janke de Groot (Lid Lectoraat); Frank J.G. Backx; Anne Visser‑Meily; Tim Takken; Olaf Verschuren; Karin van der Ende-Kastelijn (Lid Lectoraat); Kristel Lankhorst (Lid Lectoraat); Maremka Zwinkels
In typically developing children, participation in sports has been proven to be positively correlated to both physical and psychosocial health outcomes. In children and adolescents with a physical disability or chronic disease participation in both recreational and competitive sports is …
Marleen Sol (Lid Lectoraat); Olaf Verschuren; Henricus Horemans; Paul Westers; Anne Visser‑Meily; Janke de Groot (Lid Lectoraat)
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of a combination of wheelchair mobility skills (WMS) training and exercise training on physical activity (PA), WMS, confidence in wheelchair mobility, and physical fitness.
Methods: Youth using a manual wheelchair (n = 60) participated in this practice-based intervention, …
Marleen Sol (Lid Lectoraat); Olaf Verschuren; Laura de Groot; Janke de Groot (Lid Lectoraat)
Wheelchair mobility skills (WMS) training is regarded by children using a manual wheelchair and their parents as an important factor to improve participation and daily physical activity. Currently, there is no outcome measure available for the evaluation of WMS in children. Several wheelchair mobility …
Maremka Zwinkels; Olaf Verschuren; Astrid Balemans; Kristel Lankhorst (Lid Lectoraat); Saskia te Velde (Lid Lectoraat); Leendert van Gaalen (Lid Lectoraat); Janke de Groot (Lid Lectoraat); Anne Visser‑Meily; Tim Takken
Objective: To investigate the effects of a school-based once-a-week sports program on
physical fitness, physical activity, and cardiometabolic health in children and adolescents
with a physical disability.
Methods: This controlled clinical trial included 71 children and adolescents from four
D.F. Ettema; Peter Barendse; Mark S. Tremblay; H.W. Smits; Tim Takken; G.C.W. Wendel-Vos; N.H.M.J. Schipper-van Veldhoven; D.H.H. van Kann; J. Lucassen; Karlijn Knitel; Cindy Veenhof (Lid Lectoraat); R. van den Dool; J. van der Net; T. Altenburg; E.M. Monninkhof; J. Faber; Janke de Groot; Marcella Burghard; S. de Vries; M. Beijersbergen; H.C.G. Kemper; Iris van Oost
The Netherlands is known globally for its widespread use of bicycles and some call it a “cycling nation”. Indeed, many Dutch inhabitants own a bike and cycle frequently. Numbers show that 84% of the Dutch inhabitants from age 4 years and older own a bike. Those owners have an average of 1.3 bikes per …
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