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Contribution of chronic diseases to the mild and severe disability burden in Belgium.

different severity levels. In this study, the contribution of chronic diseases to both mild and severe disability burden in Belgium was investigated. METHODS: Data on 21 chronic diseases and disability from ...

Degree of exposure and peritraumatic dissociation as determinants of PTSD symptoms in the aftermath of the Ghislenghien gas explosion.

burn injuries. METHODS: In the framework of a large health survey of people potentially involved in the disaster, data were collected from 3,448 households, of which 7,148 persons aged 15 years and older, at ...

Development of the European Health Interview Survey- Physical Activity Questionnaire (EHIS-PAQ) to monitor physical activity in the European Union.

Survey (EHIS). This article presents the EHIS- PAQ and describes its development and evaluation processes. METHODS: Research institutes from Belgium, Estonia and Germany participated in the Improvement of ...

Does exposure type impact differentially over time on the development of mental health disturbances after a technological disaster?

disaster in comparison with data obtained from previous health surveys among the population of the same province. METHODS: Surveys were conducted 5 months (T1) and 14 months (T2) after the disaster. ...

Factors associated with excessive polypharmacy in older people.

excessive polypharmacy. METHODS: Data were used from the Belgian Health Interview Survey carried out in 2008. Each respondent was asked to show to the interviewer all medicines that he/she had taken in the 24 h prior to ...

How well do physical activity questions perform? A European cognitive testing study.

questionnaires (PAQ s). This study aimed at examining whether two PAQ s work as intended with different segments of the survey population in different cultural settings in Europe. METHODS: The International ...

Landscape and regional environmental analysis of the spatial distribution of hantavirus human cases in europe.

environmental variables. METHODS: The influence of variables at the landscape and regional level is studied through multilevel logistic regression, and further information on their effects across the different European ...

Multi locus variable-number tandem repeat (MLVA) typing tools improved the surveillance of Salmonella enteritidis: a 6 years retrospective study.

MLVA improves public health surveillance of S. Enteritidis. However, MLVA should be complemented with other subtyping methods when investigating outbreaks is caused by the most common MLVA  profile. ...

Public Health Triangulation to inform decision-making in Belgium.

three-step public health triangulation method described in this paper and data from four different data sources: a national reimbursement database, an electronic patient record-based general practitioner ...

Surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections in a long-term care psychogeriatric facility: outbreak analysis and policy improvement.

identify determinants (retrospectively) and to assess intervention measures taken (prospectively). METHODS: For every CDI patient (de novo cases, relapses, and recurrences), a control patient (patient in the ...

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