• Principal Investigator
  • Female

Dr. J.A. Beelen

Position: Scientific staff member (UD)
Main activities: Research
Specialisation: Optimizing quality of care in the rehabilitation care pathways
foto J.A. Beelen is one of the AMC Principal Investigators
Focus of research:

Research has focused on optimizing quality of care in the rehabilitation care pathways: neurological rehabilitation and children rehabilitation.Within the research area ‘neurological rehabilitation’ prognosis and intervention studies have been performed in patients with neuromuscular and neurological diseases (focus on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis  and Stroke). Within the area ‘children rehabilitation’ research has focussed on early intervention in preterm born infants, prognosis and intervention studies in children with developmental disabilities.

 

AMC themes: Other Research, Reproduction and development
Departments: Rehabilitation
de Wit J, Bakker LA, van Groenestijn AC, van den Berg LH, Schröder CD, Visser-Meily JMA, Beelen A, Caregiver burden in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A systematic review. PALLIATIVE MED 2017;-:269216317709965 [PubMed]
Königs M, Weeda WD, van Heurn LWE, Vermeulen RJ, Goslings JC, Luitse JSK, Poll-The BT, Beelen A, van der Wees M, Kemps RJJK, Catsman-Berrevoets CE, Oosterlaan J, Pediatric traumatic brain injury affects multisensory integration. NEUROPSYCHOLOGY 2017;31 (2):137-148 [PubMed]
Koopman FS, Brehm MA, Beelen A, Voet N, Bleijenberg G, Geurts A, Nollet F, COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY FOR REDUCING FATIGUE IN POST-POLIO SYNDROME AND IN FACIOSCAPULOHUMERAL DYSTROPHY: A COMPARISON. J REHABIL MED 2017;49 (7):585-590 [PubMed]
Louwers A, Krumlinde-Sundholm L, Boeschoten K, Beelen A, Reliability of the Assisting Hand Assessment in adolescents. DEV MED CHILD NEUROL 2017;59 (9):926-932 [PubMed]
Verkleij M, Beelen A, van Ewijk BE, Geenen R, Multidisciplinary treatment in children with problematic severe asthma: A prospective evaluation. PEDIATR PULM 2017;52 (5):588-597 [PubMed]
Bickerstaffe A. Pathophysiology of muscular changes in post-polio syndrome and consequences for physical mobility. S.l.: s.n.; 2016. 159p. ISBN 978-94-90791-52-0 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Nollet F; copromotor(s): Beelen JAJM, van Dijk JP, Zwarts MJ)
Creemers H. Optimizing quality of care for patients with ALS and their family caregivers. S.l.: s.n.; 2016. 161p. ISBN 978-94-6233-182-2 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Nollet F, van den Berg LH; copromotor(s): Beelen JAJM, Veldink JH)
Creemers H, de Morée S, Veldink JH, Nollet F, van den Berg LH, Beelen A, Factors related to caregiver strain in ALS: a longitudinal study. J NEUROL NEUROSUR PS 2016;87 (7):775-781 [PubMed]
Dettling-Ihnenfeldt DS, de Graaff AE, Beelen A, Nollet F, van der Schaaf M, Coping style and quality of life in Dutch intensive care unit survivors. REHABIL PSYCHOL 2016;61 (2):165-172 [PubMed]
Königs M, van Heurn LWE, Vermeulen RJ, Goslings JC, Luitse JSK, Poll-Thé BT, Beelen A, van der Wees M, Kemps RJJK, Catsman-Berrevoets CE, Luman M, Oosterlaan J, Feedback learning and behavior problems after pediatric traumatic brain injury. PSYCHOL MED 2016;46 (7):1473-1484 [PubMed]
Koopman FS. Treating fatigue in post-polio syndrome. S.l.: s.n.; 2016. 268p. ISBN 9789462333574 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Nollet F, de Visser M; copromotor(s): Beelen JAJM, Brehm MA)
Koopman FS, Voorn EL, Beelen A, Bleijenberg G, de Visser M, Brehm MA, Nollet F, No Reduction of Severe Fatigue in Patients With Postpolio Syndrome by Exercise Therapy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Results of an RCT. NEUROREHAB NEURAL RE 2016;30 (5):402-410 [PubMed]
Louwers A, Beelen A, Holmefur M, Krumlinde-Sundholm L, Development of the Assisting Hand Assessment for adolescents (Ad-AHA) and validation of the AHA from 18 months to 18 years. DEV MED CHILD NEUROL 2016;58 (12):1303-1309 [PubMed]
van Bloemendaal M, Bus SA, de Boer CE, Nollet F, Geurts ACH, Beelen A, Gait training assisted by multi-channel functional electrical stimulation early after stroke: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. TRIALS 2016;17 (1):477 [PubMed]
Voorn EL, Koopman FS, Brehm MA, Beelen A, de Haan A, Gerrits KHL, Nollet F, Aerobic Exercise Training in Post-Polio Syndrome: Process Evaluation of a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLOS ONE 2016;11 (7):e0159280 [PubMed]
Bakker M, Creemers H, Schipper K, Beelen A, Grupstra H , Nollet F, Abma T, Need and value of case management in multidisciplinary ALS care: A qualitative study on the perspectives of patients, spousal caregivers and professionals. AMYOTROPH LAT SCL FR 2015;16 (3-4):180-186 [PubMed]
Bickerstaffe A, Beelen A, Lutter R, Nollet F, Elevated plasma inflammatory mediators in post-polio syndrome: No association with long-term functional decline. J NEUROIMMUNOL 2015;289:162-167 [PubMed]
Bickerstaffe A, Beelen A, Nollet F, Change in physical mobility over 10 years in post-polio syndrome. NEUROMUSCULAR DISORD 2015;25 (3):225-230 [PubMed]
Bickerstaffe A, Beelen A, Zwarts MJ, Nollet F, van Dijk JP, Quantitative muscle ultrasound and quadriceps strength in patients with post-polio syndrome. MUSCLE NERVE 2015;51 (1):24-29 [PubMed]
Creemers H, Grupstra H , Nollet F, van den Berg LH, Beelen A, Prognostic factors for the course of functional status of patients with ALS: a systematic review. J NEUROL 2015;262 (6):1407-1423 [PubMed]
Klijn P, Legemaat M, Beelen A, Keimpema Av, Garrod R, Bergsma M , Paterson B, Stuijfzand A, van Stel H, Validity, Reliability, and Responsiveness of the Dutch Version of the London Chest Activity of Daily Living Scale in Patients With Severe COPD. MEDICINE 2015;94 (49):e2191 [PubMed]
Königs M, Heij HA, van der Sluijs JA, Vermeulen RJ, Goslings JC, Luitse JSK, Poll-Thé BT, Beelen A, van der Wees M, Kemps RJJK, Catsman-Berrevoets CE, Oosterlaan J, Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury and Attention Deficit. PEDIATRICS 2015;136 (3):534-541 [PubMed]
Königs M, Weeda WD, van Heurn LWE, Vermeulen RJ, Goslings JC, Luitse JSK, Poll-Thé BT, Beelen A, van der Wees M, Kemps RJJK, Catsman-Berrevoets CE, Oosterlaan J, Impaired Visual Integration in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury: An Observational Study. PLOS ONE 2015;10 (12):e0144395 [PubMed]
Koopman FS, Beelen A, Gilhus NE, de Visser M, Nollet F, Treatment for postpolio syndrome. COCHRANE DB SYST REV 2015;2015 (5):CD007818 [PubMed]
Scheper M, de Vries J, Beelen A, de Vos R, Nollet F, Engelbert R, Generalized joint hypermobility, muscle strength and physical function in healthy adolescents and young adults. CURR RHEUMATOL REV 2015;10 (2):117-125 [PubMed]
Schiemanck S , Berenpas F, van Swigchem R, van den Munckhof P, de Vries J, Beelen A, Nollet F, Geurts AC, Effects of implantable peroneal nerve stimulation on gait quality, energy expenditure, participation and user satisfaction in patients with post-stroke drop foot using an ankle-foot orthosis. RESTOR NEUROL NEUROS 2015;33 (6):795-807 [PubMed]
Verkleij M, van de Griendt EJ, Colland V, van Loey N, Beelen A, Geenen R, Parenting Stress Related to Behavioral Problems and Disease Severity in Children with Problematic Severe Asthma. J CLIN PSYCHOL MED S 2015;22 (2-3):179-193 [PubMed]
Voorn EL. Aerobic exercise capacity in post-polio syndrome. S.l.: s.n.; 2015. 137p. ISBN 9789461088673 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Nollet F, de Haan A; copromotor(s): Beelen JAJM, Gerrits KHL)
Bickerstaffe A, van Dijk JP, Beelen A, Zwarts MJ, Nollet F, Loss of motor unit size and quadriceps strength over 10 years in post-polio syndrome. CLIN NEUROPHYSIOL 2014;125 (6):1255-1260 [PubMed]
Creemers H, Beelen A, Grupstra H , Nollet F, van den Berg LH, The provision of assistive devices and home adaptations to patients with ALS in the Netherlands: patients' perspectives. AMYOTROPH LAT SCL FR 2014;15 (5-6):420-425 [PubMed]
Creemers H, Veldink JH, Grupstra H , Nollet F, Beelen A, van den Berg LH, Cluster RCT of case management on patients' quality of life and caregiver strain in ALS. NEUROLOGY 2014;82 (1):23-31 [PubMed]
Koopman FS, Brehm MA, Heerkens YF, Nollet F, Beelen A, Measuring fatigue in polio survivors: content comparison and reliability of the Fatigue Severity Scale and the Checklist Individual Strength. J REHABIL MED 2014;46 (8):761-767 [PubMed]
Pisters MF, Veenhof C, van Dijk GM, Dekker J [Contributors: Beelen A, de Bie RMA, Dekker J, Lankhorst GJ, Nollet F, Pisters MF, Tersteeg IM, Veenhof C, Velseboer DC]] , Avoidance of activity and limitations in activities in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: a 5 year follow-up study on the mediating role of reduced muscle strength. OSTEOARTHR CARTILAGE 2014;22 (2):171-177 [PubMed]
van der Baan-Slootweg O, Benninga MA, Beelen A, van der Palen J, Tamminga-Smeulders C, Tijssen JGP, van Aalderen WMC, Inpatient treatment of children and adolescents with severe obesity in the Netherlands: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA PEDIATR 2014;168 (9):807-814 [PubMed]
van der Baan-Slootweg OH. Severe childhood obesity matters. s.l.: s.n.; 2014. 183p. ISBN 9789053358627 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): van Aalderen WMC, Benninga MA; copromotor(s): Beelen A)
Vloothuis JDM, van Swigchem R, Stranders-van Riet Paap D, Nollet F, Heijnen L, Beelen A, Het effect van elektrostimulatie op energieverbruik tijdens lopen bij een voetheffersparese na beroerte. NED TIJDSCHR REVALIDATIEGENEESK 2014;2014 (6):271-276
Voorn EL, Brehm MA, Beelen A, de Haan A, Nollet F, Gerrits KHL, Reliability of contractile properties of the knee extensor muscles in individuals with post-polio syndrome. PLOS ONE 2014;9 (7):e101660 [PubMed]
Voorn EL, Gerrits KH, Koopman FS, Nollet F, Beelen A, Determining the anaerobic threshold in postpolio syndrome: comparison with current guidelines for training intensity prescription. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2014;95 (5):935-940 [PubMed]
Maas E, Jeukens-Visser M, Meester-Delver A, Beelen A, Interrater reliability of the capacity profile in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2013;94 (3):571-574 [PubMed]
Meester-Delver A, Jeukens-Visser M, Maas E, Beelen A, Pilot implementatie van het Capaciteitenprofiel (CAP). NED TIJDSCHR REVALIDATIEGENEESK 2013;2013 (2):83-86
Voorn EL, Beelen A, Gerrits KHL, Nollet F, de Haan A, Fatigue resistance of the knee extensor muscles is not reduced in post-polio syndrome. NEUROMUSCULAR DISORD 2013;23 (11):892-898 [PubMed]
de Bruin C, Oskam N, Tigchelaar E, Beelen A, Modified contraint-induced movement therapie. Tien jaar mCIMT in de Trappenberg. ERGOTHERAPIE MAG 2012;40 (1):13-17
van der Schaaf M, Beelen A, Nollet F, Dongelmans DA, Postintensive care syndrome, need for recognition, treatment, research, and expansion of included symptoms. CRIT CARE MED 2012;40 (9):2742-2743 [PubMed]
Videler A, Eijffinger E, Nollet F, Beelen A, A THUMB OPPOSITION SPLINT TO IMPROVE MANUAL DEXTERITY AND UPPER-LIMB FUNCTIONING IN CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE. J REHABIL MED 2012;44 (3):249-253 [PubMed]
Koopman FS, Uegaki K, Gilhus NE, Beelen A, de Visser M, Nollet F, Treatment for postpolio syndrome. COCHRANE DB SYST REV 2011;2011 (2):CD007818 [PubMed]
Kuijper B. Cervical radiculopathy; diagnostic aspects and non-surgical treatment. s.l.: s.n.; 2011. 141p. ISBN 9789461691002 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): de Visser M, Nollet F; copromotor(s): Tans JTJ, Beelen A)
Kuijper B, Beelen A, van der Kallen BF, Nollet F, Lycklama a Nijeholt GJ, de Visser M, Tans JTJ, Interobserver agreement on MRI evaluation of patients with cervical radiculopathy. CLIN RADIOL 2011;66 (1):25-29 [PubMed]
Louwers A, Meester-Delver A, Folmer K, Nollet F, Beelen A, Immediate effect of a wrist and thumb brace on bimanual activities in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. DEV MED CHILD NEUROL 2011;53 (4):321-326 [PubMed]
ten Katen K, Beelen A, Nollet F, Frings-Dresen MHW, Sluiter JK, Overcoming barriers to work participation for patients with postpoliomyelitis syndrome. DISABIL REHABIL 2011;33 (6):522-529 [PubMed]
Tersteeg IM, Koopman FS, Stolwijk-Swüste JM, Beelen A, Nollet F, A 5-Year Longitudinal Study of Fatigue in Patients With Late-Onset Sequelae of Poliomyelitis. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2011;92 (6):899-904 [PubMed]
van Schie CHM, Noordhof ELJ, Busch-Westbroek TE, Beelen A, Nollet F, Assessment of physical activity in people with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy. DIABETES RES CLIN PR 2011;92 (1):e9-11 [PubMed]
Bickerstaffe A, Beelen A, Nollet F, CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONSEQUENCES OF FALLS IN POLIO SURVIVORS. J REHABIL MED 2010;42 (10):908-915 [PubMed]
Koldewijn K, van Wassenaer A, Wolf MJ, Meijssen D, Houtzager B, Beelen A, Kok J, Nollet F, A Neurobehavioral Intervention and Assessment Program in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: Outcome at 24 Months. J PEDIATR-US 2010;156 (3):359-365 [PubMed]
Koopman FS, Beelen A, Gerrits KH, Bleijenberg G, Abma TA, de Visser M, Nollet F, Exercise therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy to improve fatigue, daily activity performance and quality of life in Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: the protocol of the FACTS-2-PPS trial. BMC NEUROL 2010;10 (1):8 [PubMed]
Kuijper B, Tans JTJ, Beelen A, Nollet F, de Visser M, Recent ontstane cervicale radiculopathie: minder pijn met halskraag of fysiotherapie. NED TIJDSCHR GENEESKD 2010;154 (11):A1283 [PubMed]
Meester-Delver A, Beelen A, Eck Mv, Voorman J, Dallmeijer A, Nollet F, Becher J, Construct validity of the Capacity Profile in adolescents with cerebral palsy. CLIN REHABIL 2010;24 (3):258-266 [PubMed]
Stolwijk-Swüste JM, Tersteeg I, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, Nollet F [Contributors: Stolwijk-Swüste JM, Beelen A, Nollet F, Lankhorst GJ, Dekker J, van Dijk GM, Post B, de Haan RJ, Speelman H]] , The impact of age and comorbidity on the progression of disability in late-onset sequelae of poliomyelitis. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2010;91 (4):523-528 [PubMed]
Videler AJ, Beelen A, Nollet F, VERIFYING THE HYPOTHESIS OF OVERWORK WEAKNESS IN CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH. J REHABIL MED 2010;42 (4):380-380; author reply 381 [PubMed]
Videler AJ, Beelen A, van Schaik IN, Verhamme C, van den Berg LH, de Visser M, Nollet F, Tripod pinch strength and thumb opposition are the major determinants of manual dexterity in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A. J NEUROL NEUROSUR PS 2010;81 (8):828-833 [PubMed]
Giele BM, Wiertsema SH, Beelen A, van der Schaaf M, Lucas C, Been HD, Bramer JAM, No evidence for the effectiveness of bracing in patients with thoracolumbar fractures. ACTA ORTHOP 2009;80 (2):226-232 [PubMed]
Koldewijn K, Wolf MJ, van Wassenaer A, Meijssen D, van Sonderen L, van Baar A, Beelen A, Nollet F, Kok J, The Infant Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Program for Very Low Birth Weight Infants at 6 Months Corrected Age. J PEDIATR-US 2009;154 (1):33-38 [PubMed]
Kuijper B, Tans JTJ, Beelen A, Nollet F, de Visser M, Cervical collar or physiotherapy versus wait and see policy for recent onset cervical radiculopathy: randomised trial. BMJ-BRIT MED J 2009;339:b3883 [PubMed]
Kuijper B, Tans JTJ, Schimsheimer RJ, van der Kallen BFW, Beelen A, Nollet F, de Visser M, Degenerative cervical radiculopathy: diagnosis and conservative treatment. A review. EUR J NEUROL 2009;16 (1):15-20 [PubMed]
Meester-Delver A, Beelen A, Ketelaar M, Hadders-Algra M, Nollet F, Gorter JW, Construct validity of the Capacity Profile in preschool children with cerebral palsy. DEV MED CHILD NEUROL 2009;51 (6):446-453 [PubMed]
Stolwijk-Swüste J. Functioning and ageing with late-onset sequelae of poliomyelitis. Amsterdam: Labor Grafimedia BV, Utrecht; 2009. 136p. ISBN 978-90-8659-376-7 Proefschrift VUmc, Afdeling Revalidatie Vumc, onderzoek in AMC-UvA. (Promotor(s): Nollet F, Lankhorst GJ; copromotor(s): Beelen JAJM)
van der Schaaf M. Functional recovery after critical illness. s.l.: s.n.; 2009. 171p. ISBN 9789090247441 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Nollet F, Vroom MB; copromotor(s): Beelen JAJM)
van der Schaaf M, Beelen A, Dongelmans DA, Vroom MB, Nollet F, FUNCTIONAL STATUS AFTER INTENSIVE CARE: A CHALLENGE FOR REHABILITATION PROFESSIONALS TO IMPROVE OUTCOME. J REHABIL MED 2009;41 (5):360-366 [PubMed]
van der Schaaf M, Beelen A, Dongelmans DA, Vroom MB, Nollet F, FUNCTIONAL STATUS AFTER INTENSIVE CARE RESPONSE. J REHABIL MED 2009;41 (9):780-781
van der Schaaf M, Beelen A, Dongelmans DA, Vroom MB, Nollet F, POOR FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY AFTER A CRITICAL ILLNESS: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY. J REHABIL MED 2009;41 (13):1041-1048 [PubMed]
Videler AJ. The hand in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 1A. s.l.: s.n.; 2009. 150p. ISBN 9789090244822 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Nollet F, de Visser M; copromotor(s): Beelen JAJM, van Schaik IN)
Videler AJ, Beelen A, van Schaik IN, de Visser M, Nollet F, Limited upper limb functioning has impact on restrictions in participation and autonomy of patients with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy 1a. J REHABIL MED 2009;41 (9):746-750 [PubMed]
Delver A. The capacity profile: a method to classify additional care needs in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. s.l.: s.n.; 2008. 123p. ISBN 9789090230634 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Nollet F, Hadders-Algra M; copromotor(s): Beelen JA)
Meester-Delver A, Beelen A, Folmer K, Medema D, Hadders-Algra M, Nollet F, How well do care providers know the children with developmental disabilities they care for?. ACTA PAEDIATR 2008;97 (5):608-612 [PubMed]
Stolwijk-Swüste JM, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, Nollet F [Contributors: Stolwijk-Swüste JM, Beelen A, Nollet F, Lankhorst GJ, Dekker J, van Dijk GM, van den Ende CHM, Post B, de Haan RJ, Speelman H]] , SF36 physical functioning scale and 2-minute walk test advocated as core qualifiers to evaluate physical functioning in patients with late-onset sequelae of poliomyelitis. J REHABIL MED 2008;40 (5):387-394 [PubMed]
Talsma E, de Haart M, Beelen A, Nollet F, The effect of mobilization on repaired extensor tendon injuries of the hand: a systematic review. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2008;89 (12):2366-2372 [PubMed]
van der Schaaf M, Dettling DS, Beelen A, Lucas C, Dongelmans DA, Nollet F, Poor functional status immediately after discharge from an intensive care unit. DISABIL REHABIL 2008;30 (23):1812-1818 [PubMed]
Videler AJ, Beelen A, Nollet F, Manual dexterity and related functional limitations in Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy. An explorative study. DISABIL REHABIL 2008;30 (8):634-638 [PubMed]
Videler AJ, Beelen A, van Schaik IN, de Visser M, Nollet F, Manual dexterity in hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type 1a: severity of limitations and feasibility and reliability of two assessment instruments. J REHABIL MED 2008;40 (2):132-136 [PubMed]
Videler AJ, van Dijk JP, Beelen A, de Visser M, Nollet F, van Schaik IN, Motor axon loss is associated with hand dysfunction in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 1a. NEUROLOGY 2008;71 (16):1254-1260 [PubMed]
Brehm MA, Beelen A, Doorenbosch CAM, Harlaar J, Nollet F, Effect of carbon-composite knee-ankle-foot orthoses on walking efficiency and gait in former polio patients. J REHABIL MED 2007;39 (8):651-657 [PubMed]
Dallmeijer AJ, de Groot V, Roorda LD, Schepers VPM, Lindeman E, van den Berg LH, Beelen A, Dekker J, Cross-diagnostic validity of the SF-36 physical functioning scale in patients with stroke, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a study using Rasch analysis. J REHABIL MED 2007;39 (2):163-169 [PubMed]
Meester-Delver A, Beelen A, Hennekam R, Nollet F, Hadders-Algra M, The Capacity Profile: a method to classify additional care needs in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. DEV MED CHILD NEUROL 2007;49 (5):355-360 [PubMed]
Oud T, Beelen A, Eijffinger E, Nollet F, Sensory re-education after nerve injury of the upper limb: a systematic review. CLIN REHABIL 2007;21 (6):483-494 [PubMed]
Stolwijk-Swuste JM, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, Nollet F, Impact of age and co-morbidity on the functioning of patients with sequelae of poliomyelitis: a cross-sectional study. J REHABIL MED 2007;39 (1):56-62 [PubMed]
Dallmeijer AJ, Dekker J, Knol DL, Kalmijn S, Schepers VPM, de Groot V, Lindeman E, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, Dimensional structure of the SF-36 in neurological patients. J CLIN EPIDEMIOL 2006;59 (5):541-543 [PubMed]
Meester-Delver A, Beelen A, Hennekam R, Hadders-Algra M, Nollet F, Predicting additional care in young children with neurodevelopmental disability: a systematic literature review. DEV MED CHILD NEUROL 2006;48 (2):143-150 [PubMed]
Scholtes VAB, Becher JG, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, Clinical assessment of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: a critical review of available instruments. DEV MED CHILD NEUROL 2006;48 (1):64-73 [PubMed]
Eyssen ICJM, Beelen A, Dedding C, Cardol M, Dekker J, The reproducibility of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure. CLIN REHABIL 2005;19 (8):888-894 [PubMed]
Horemans HLD. Pyridostigmine treatment in postpoliomyelitis syndrome. Wageningen: Ponsen & Looijen; 2005. 167p. ISBN 90-9020024-X Proefschrift VUmc, Rehabilitation Medicine. (Promotor(s): Nollet F, Lankhorst GJ; copromotor(s): Beelen JAJM)
Horemans HLD, Bussmann JBJ, Beelen A, Stam HJ, Nollet F, Walking in postpoliomyelitis syndrome: The relationships between time-scored tests, walking in daily life and perceived mobility problems. J REHABIL MED 2005;37 (3):142-146 [PubMed]
Koldewijn K, Wolf MJ, van Wassenaer A, Beelen A, de Groot IJM, Hedlund R, The Infant Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Program to support preterm infants after hospital discharge: a pilot study. DEV MED CHILD NEUROL 2005;47 (2):105-112 [PubMed]
Stolwijk-Swüste JM, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, Nollet F, The course of functional status and muscle strength in patients with late-onset sequelae of poliomyelitis: A systematic review. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2005;86 (8):1693-1701 [PubMed]
van der Schaaf M, Binnekade JM, Beelen A, de Vos R, Mobilising ventilated critically ill patients; a clinical decision aid based on current best practice. NETH J CRIT CARE 2005;9 (2):83-ev
Dedding C, Cardol M, Eyssen ICJM, Dekker J, Beelen A, Validity of the Canadian occupational performance measure: a client-centred outcome measurement. CLIN REHABIL 2004;18 (6):660-667 [PubMed]
Horemans HL, Beelen A, Nollet F, Jones DA, Lankhorst GJ, Reproducibility of maximal quadriceps strength and its relationship to maximal voluntary activation in postpoliomyelitis syndrome. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2004;85 (8):1273-1278 [PubMed]
Horemans HL, Beelen A, Nollet F, Lankhorst GJ, Reproducibility of walking at self-preferred and maximal speed in patients with postpoliomyelitis syndrome. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2004;85 (12):1929-1932 [PubMed]
Horemans HL, Nollet F, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, A comparison of 4 questionnaires to measure fatigue in postpoliomyelitis syndrome. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2004;85 (3):392-398 [PubMed]
Lecluse NHA, van Koerten K, van der Lee JH, Beelen A, Becher JG, Schatten van gewrichtshoeken bij kinderen: geen alternatief voor goniometrie. NED TIJDSCHR FYSIOTHER 2004;114 (1):19-23
van der Schaaf M, Beelen A, de Vos R, Functional outcome in patients with critical illness polyneuropathy. DISABIL REHABIL 2004;26 (20):1189-1197 [PubMed]
Wolf MJ, Koldewijn K, Beelen A, van Wassenaer A, Kok J, Hedlund R, Wolf B, Early intervention in preterm infants after discharge from hospital. PEDIATRICS 2004;114 (6):1738-9; author reply 1739 [PubMed]
Beelen A, Nollet F, de Visser M, de Jong BA, Lankhorst GJ, Sargeant AJ, Quadriceps muscle strength and voluntary activation after polio. MUSCLE NERVE 2003;28 (2):218-226 [PubMed]
Hoeksma AF, ter Steeg AM, Dijkstra P, Nelissen RGHH, Beelen A, de Jong BA, Shoulder contracture and osseous deformity in obstetrical brachial plexus injuries. J BONE JOINT SURG AM 2003;85A (2):316-322 [PubMed]
Horemans HLD, Nollet F, Beelen A, Drost G, Stegeman DF, Zwarts MJ, Bussmann JBJ, de Visser M, Lankhorst GJ, Pyridostigmine in postpolio syndrome: no decline in fatigue and limited functional improvement. J NEUROL NEUROSUR PS 2003;74 (12):1655-1661 [PubMed]
Nollet F, Beelen A, Twisk JW, Lankhorst GJ, de Visser M, Perceived health and physical functioning in postpoliomyelitis syndrome: A 6-year prospective follow-up study. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2003;84 (7):1048-1056 [PubMed]
Bakker JPJ, de Groot IJM, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, Predictive factors of cessation of ambulation in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. AM J PHYS MED REHAB 2002;81 (12):906-912 [PubMed]
Cardol M, Beelen A, van den Bos GA, de Jong BA, de Groot IJ, de Haan RJ, Responsiveness of the impact on participation and autonomy questionnaire. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2002;83 (11):1524-1529 [PubMed]
Nollet F, Ivanyi B, Beelen A, de Haan RJ, Lankhorst GJ, de Visser M, Perceived health in a population based sample of victims of the 1956 polio epidemic in the Netherlands. J NEUROL NEUROSUR PS 2002;73 (6):695-700 [PubMed]
Videler AJ, Beelen A, Aufdemkampe G, de Groot IJ, van Leemputte M, Hand strength and fatigue in patients with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (types I and II). ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2002;83 (9):1274-1278 [PubMed]
Wolf MJ , Koldewijn K, Beelen A, Smit B, Hedlund R, de Groot IJM, Neurobehavioral and developmental profile of very low birthweight preterm infants in early infancy. ACTA PAEDIATR 2002;91 (8):930-938 [PubMed]
Nollet F, Beelen A, Sargeant AJ, de Visser M, Lankhorst GJ, de Jong BA, Submaximal exercise capacity and maximal power output in polio subjects. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2001;82 (12):1678-1685 [PubMed]
van der Schaaf M, Beelen A, de Groot IJ, Critical illness polyneuropathy: a summary of the literature on rehabilitation outcome. DISABIL REHABIL 2000;22 (17):808-810 [PubMed]
Nollet F, Beelen A, Strength assessment in postpolio syndrome: validity of a hand-held dynamometer in detecting change. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 1999;80 (10):1316-1323 [PubMed]
Nollet F, Beelen A, Prins MH, de Visser M, Sargeant AJ, Lankhorst GJ, de Jong BA, Disability and functional assessment in former polio patients with and without postpolio syndrome. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 1999;80 (2):136-143 [PubMed]
Beelen A, Sargeant AJ, Effect of prior exercise at different pedalling frequencies on maximal power in humans. EUR J APPL PHYSIOL OCCUP PHYSIOL 1993;66 (2):102-107 [PubMed]
Key publications

Creemers H, de Morée S, Veldink JH, Nollet F, van den Berg LH, Beelen A, Factors related to caregiver strain in ALS: a longitudinal study. J NEUROL NEUROSUR PS 2016;87 (7):775-781 [PubMed]
Voorn EL, Gerrits KH, Koopman FS, Nollet F, Beelen A, Determining the anaerobic threshold in postpolio syndrome: comparison with current guidelines for training intensity prescription. ARCH PHYS MED REHAB 2014;95 (5):935-940 [PubMed]
Louwers A, Meester-Delver A, Folmer K, Nollet F, Beelen A, Immediate effect of a wrist and thumb brace on bimanual activities in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. DEV MED CHILD NEUROL 2011;53 (4):321-326 [PubMed]
Creemers H, Grupstra H , Nollet F, van den Berg LH, Beelen A, Prognostic factors for the course of functional status of patients with ALS: a systematic review. J NEUROL 2015;262 (6):1407-1423 [PubMed]
Creemers H, Veldink JH, Grupstra H , Nollet F, Beelen A, van den Berg LH, Cluster RCT of case management on patients' quality of life and caregiver strain in ALS. NEUROLOGY 2014;82 (1):23-31 [PubMed]


All Publications

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name: Beelen
First name: Anita
Birth date: 15 June 1961

Academic qualifications

• PhD in Human Movement Sciences, VU Uni¬ver¬si¬ty, Amsterdam. Sept 1993, Thesis title ‘Human power output and fatigue’
• MSc (Cum Laude), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, June 1987
• Teachers’ Certificate Physiology
• Epidemiology

Employment history

• April 2003 - present: Dept. of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
• January 2006 – present: secondment as a research coordinator of Merem with research activities in the Rehabilitation Centre De Trappenberg Huizen
• June 2001 – April 2003: Dept. of Rehabilitation, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam; senior researcher in various research projects
• Augustus 1994 – June 2001: Dept. of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam; Research projects
• September 1993 – April 1994: Faculty of Human Movement Science, lecturer
• September 1987 – September 1993: Faculty of Human Movement Science, Research projects PhD Thesis ‘Human power output and fatigue’.

 

Publications

Fioretti P, Deckers JW, Brower RW, Simoons ML, Beelen A, Hugenholtz PG. Pre-discharge stress test after myocardial infarction in the old age: results and prognostic value. Eur Heart J 1984;5:suppl E:101-104
Fioretti P, Brower RW, Simoons ML, Bos RJ, Baardman T, Beelen A, Hugenholtz PG. Prediction of mortality during the first year after acute myocardial infarction from clinical variables and stress test at hospital discharge. Am J Cardiol 1985;55:1313-1318
Fioretti P, Brower RW, Simoons ML, Katen H ten, Beelen A, Baardman T, Lubsen J, Hugenholtz PG. Relative value of clinical variables, bicycle ergometry, rest radionuclide ventriculography and 24 hour ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring at discharge to predict 1 year survival after myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol 1986;8:40-49
Deckers JW, Fioretti P, Brower RW, Beelen A, Baardman T, Simoons ML. Prognose van het ongecompliceerde eerste hartinfarct bij patiënten jonger dan 60 jaar: reden tot hartcatheterisatie? Ned Tijdschr Geneesk 1986;130:206-209
Fioretti P, Beelen A, Baardman T, Brower RW, Lubsen J, Simoons ML. Schatting van het overlijdensrisico in het eerste jaar na een hartinfarct; de waarde van klinisch onderzoek, inspanningsonderzoek, radionuclide-angiografie en 24-uurs-electrocardiografie. Ned Tijdschr Geneesk 1986;130:1019-1023
Fioretti P, Deckers JW, Baardman T, Beelen A, Katen H ten, Brower RW, Simoons ML. Incidence and prognostic implications of repetitive ventricular complexes during pre-discharge bicycle ergometry after myocardial infarction. Eur Heart J 1987;8 (suppl. D): 51-54
Deckers JW, Fioretti P, Brower RW, Baardman T, Beelen A, Simoons ML. Prediction of one year outcome after uncomplicated infarction: Bayesian analysis of predischarge exercise test results in 300 patients. Am Heart J 1987;113:90-95
Toussaint HM, Beelen A, Rodenburg A, Sargeant AJ, De Groot G, Hollander AP, Van Ingen-Schenau GJ. Propelling efficiency of front-crawl swimming. J Appl Physiol 1988;65:2506-2512
Beelen A, Sargeant AJ. Effect of fatigue on power output is velocity-dependent in humans. In: Hermans GPH, Mosterd WL (Eds) Sports, medicine and health. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 1990, pp 447-450
Sargeant AJ, Beelen A, Greig C. Effect of movement frequency on EMG and leg force during dynamic exercise in humans. In: Anderson PA, Hobart DJ, Danoff JV (Eds) Electromyographical Kinesiology. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 1991, The Netherlands
Beelen A, Sargeant AJ. Effect of lowered muscle temperature on the physiological response to exercise in men. Eur J Appl Physiol 1991;63:387-392
Beelen A, Sargeant AJ. Effect of fatigue on maximal power output at different contraction velocities in humans J Appl Physiol 1991;71:2332-2337
Beelen A, Sargeant AJ. Effect of prior exercise at different pedaling frequencies on maximal power in humans. Eur J Appl Physiol 1993;66:102-107
Sargeant AJ, Beelen A. Human muscle fatigue in dynamic exercise. In: Sargeant AJ, Kernell D (Eds) Neuromuscular Fatigue. 1993 Academy Series. Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - North Holland, Amsterdam
Beelen A, Sargeant AJ, Wijkhuizen F. Measurement of directional force and power during human submaximal and maximal isokinetic exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol 1994;68:177-181
Beelen A, Sargeant AJ, Jones DA, de Ruiter CJ. Fatigue and recovery of voluntary and electrically elicited dynamic force in humans. J Physiol 1995;484:227-235
van Ingen Schenau GJ, Dorssers WM, Welter TG, Beelen A, de Groot G, Jacobs R. The control of mono-articular muscles in multijoint leg extensions in man. J Physiol 1999;484:247-254
Nollet F, Beelen A, Prins MH, de Visser M, Sargeant AJ, Lankhorst GJ, de Jong BA. Disability and functional assessment in prior polio patients with and without post-polio syndrome. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999;80(2):136-43
Nollet F, Beelen A. Strength assessment in postpolio syndrome: validity of a hand-held dynamometer in detecting change. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999;80(10):1316-23
Van der Schaaf M, Beelen A, de Groot IJM Critical Illness polyneuropathy: a summary of the literature on rehabilitation outcome. Disabil Rehabil 2000;22(17): 808-10
Nollet F, Horemans H, Beelen A. A multicenter, randomized, double-blinded trial of pyridostigmine in postpolio syndrome. Neurology 2000;55(6):899-901.
Nollet F, Beelen A, Sargeant AJ, de Visser M, Lankhorst GJ, de Jong BA. Submaximal exercise capacity and maximal power output in polio subjects. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2001;82(12):1678-85.
Wolf MJ, Koldewijn K, Beelen A, Smit B, Hedlund R, de Groot IJ. Neurobehavioral and developmental profile of very low birthweight preterm infants in early infancy. Acta Paediatr 2002;91(8):930-8.
Videler AJ, Beelen A, Aufdemkampe G, de Groot IJ, Van Leemputte M. Hand strength and fatigue in patients with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (types I and II).
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2002;83(9):1274-8.
Cardol M, Beelen A, van den Bos GA, de Jong BA, de Groot IJ, de Haan RJ. Responsiveness of the Impact on Participation and Autonomy questionnaire. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2002;83(11):1524-9.
Nollet F, Ivanyi B, Beelen A, De Haan RJ, Lankhorst GJ, De Visser M. Perceived health in a population based sample of victims of the 1956 polio epidemic in the Netherlands. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2002;73(6):695-700.
Bakker JP, De Groot IJ, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ. Predictive factors of cessation of ambulation in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2002;81(12):906-12.
Hoeksma AF, Ter Steeg AM, Dijkstra P, Nelissen RG, Beelen A, de Jong BA. Shoulder contracture and osseous deformity in obstetrical brachial plexus injuries. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2003;85-A(2):316-22.
Nollet F, Beelen A, Twisk JW, Lankhorst GJ, De Visser M. Perceived health and physical functioning in postpoliomyelitis syndrome: a 6-year prospective follow-up study.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2003;84(7):1048-56.
Beelen A, Nollet F, de Visser M, de Jong BA, Lankhorst GJ, Sargeant AJ. Quadriceps muscle strength and voluntary activation after polio. Muscle Nerve 2003;28(2):218-26.
Horemans HL, Nollet F, Beelen A, Drost G, Stegeman DF, Zwarts MJ, Bussmann JB, de Visser M, Lankhorst GJ. Pyridostigmine in postpolio syndrome: no decline in fatigue and limited functional improvement. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2003;74(12):1655-61.
Horemans HLD, Nollet F, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ. A comparison of four questionnaires to measure fatigue in postpoliomyelitis syndrome. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004;85(3):392-8
Horemans HLD, Beelen A, Nollet F, Jones DA, Lankhorst GJ. Reproducibility of maximal quadriceps strength and its relation with maximal voluntary activation in postpoliomyelitis syndrome. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004; 85(8):1273-8.
Horemans HLD, Beelen A, Nollet F, Lankhorst GJ. Reproducibility of Walking at Self-preferred and Maximal Speed in Patients with the Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004;85(12):1929-32.
Van der Schaaf M, Beelen A, de Vos R. Functional outcome in patients with critical illness polyneuropathy. Disabil Rehabil 2004;26(20):1189-97.
Dedding C, Cardol M, Eyssen ICJM, Dekker J, Beelen A. Validity of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, a client-centred outcome measurement. Clin Rehabil 2004;18(6):660-7.
Wolf MJ, Koldewijn K, Beelen A, van Wassenaer A, Kok J, Hedlund R, Wolf B. Early intervention in preterm infants after discharge from hospital. Pediatrics 2004;114(6):1738-9.
Horemans HLD, Bussmann JBJ, Beelen A, Stam HJ, Nollet F. Walking in Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome:the Relationships between Time-scored Tests, Walking in Daily Life and Perceived Mobility Problems. J Rehabil Med. 2005;37(3):142-6.
Koldewijn K, Wolf MJ, van Wassenaer A, Beelen A, de Groot IJM, Hedlund R. The ‘Infant Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Program’ to support preterm infants and their parents after discharge from hospital, a pilot study. Dev Med Child Neurol 2005;47(2):105-12.
Stolwijk-Swüste JM, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, Nollet F; CARPA Study Group. The course of functional status and muscle strength in patients with late-onset sequelae of poliomyelitis: a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005;86(8):1693-701.
Eyssen IC, Beelen A, Dedding C, Cardol M, Dekker J. The reproducibility of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure. Clin Rehabil. 2005;19(8):888-94.
Scholtes VA, Becher JG, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ. Clinical assessment of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: a critical review of available instruments. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2006; 48(1):64-73.
Meester-Delver A, Beelen A, Hennekam R, Hadders-Algra M, Nollet F. Predicting additional care in young children with neurodevelopmental disability: a systematic literature review. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2006;48(2):143-50.
Dallmeijer AJ, Dekker J, Knol DL, Kalmijn S, Schepers VP, de Groot V, Lindeman E, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ; FuPro Study Group. Dimensional structure of the SF-36 in neurological patients. J Clin Epidemiol. 2006;59(5):541-3.
Stolwijk-Swüste JM, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, Nollet F, the CARPA study group. Impact of age and co-morbidity on the functioning of patients with sequelae of poliomyelitis: a cross-sectional study. J Rehabil Med. 2007;39(1):56 62.
Dallmeijer AJ, de Groot V, Roorda LD, Schepers VP, Lindeman E, van den Berg LH, Beelen A, Dekker J; FuPro Study Group. Cross-diagnostic validity of the SF-36 physical functioning scale in patients with stroke, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a study using Rasch analysis. J Rehabil Med. 2007;39(2):163-9.
Meester-Delver A, Beelen A, Hennekam R, Nollet F, Hadders-Algra M. The Capacity Profile: a method to classify additional care needs in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2007;49(5):355-60. Erratum in: Dev Med Child Neurol. 2007;49(7):559.
Oud T, Beelen A, Eijffinger E, Nollet F. Sensory re-education after nerve injury of the upper limb: a systematic review. Clin Rehabil. 2007;21(6):483-94.
Brehm MA, Beelen A, Doorenbosch CA, Harlaar J, Nollet F. Effect of carbon-composite knee-ankle-foot orthoses on walking efficiency and gait in former polio patients. J Rehabil Med. 2007;39(8):651-7.
Videler AJ, Beelen A, Nollet F. Manual dexterity and related functional limitations in Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy. An explorative study. Disabil Rehabil. 2008;30(8):634-8.
Meester-Delver A, Beelen A, Folmer K, Medema D, Hadders-Algra M, Nollet F. How well do care providers know the children with developmental disabilities they care for? Acta Paediatr. 2008;97(5):608-12.
Stolwijk-Swüste JM, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, Nollet F, the CARPA study group. SF36 physical functioning scale and 2-minute walk test advocated as core qualifiers to evaluate physical functioning in patients with late-onset sequelae of poliomyelitis. J Rehabil Med. 2008;40(5):387-94.
Videler AJ, Beelen A, van Schaik IN, de Visser M, Nollet F. Manual dexterity in hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type 1a: severity of limitations and feasibility and reliability of two assessment instruments. J Rehabil Med. 2008;40(2):132-6.
Videler AJ, , van Dijk JP, Beelen A, M. de Visser M, Nollet F, van Schaik IN. Motor axon loss is associated with hand dysfunction in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 1a. Neurology. 2008;71(16):1254-60.
Van der Schaaf M, Dettling DS, Beelen A, Lucas C, Dongelmans DA, Nollet F. Poor functional status immediately after discharge from an intensive care unit. Disabil Rehabil 2008;30(23):1812-8.
Talsma E, de Haart M, Beelen, A, Nollet F. The effect of mobilization in repaired extensor tendon injuries of the hand. A systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2008 Dec;89(12):2366-72.
Koldewijn K, Wolf MJ, van Wassenaer A, Meijssen D, van Sonderen L, van Baar A, Beelen A, Nollet F, Kok J. The Infant Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Program for Very Low Birth Weight Infants at 6 Months Corrected Age. J of Pediatrics. 2009 Jan;154(1):33-38.e2.8
Kuijper B, Tans JT, Schimsheimer RJ, van der Kallen BF, Beelen A, Nollet F, de Visser M. Degenerative cervical radiculopathy: diagnosis and conservative treatment. A review. Eur J Neurol. 2009 Jan;16(1):15-20.
Giele BM, Wiertsema SH, Beelen A, van der Schaaf M, Lucas C, Been HD, Bramer JAM. No evidence for the effectiveness of bracing in patients with thoracolumbar fractures. A systematic review. Acta Orthopedica 2009 Apr;80(2):226-32.
Van der Schaaf M, Beelen A, Dongelmans DA, Vroom MB, Nollet F. Functional status after intensive care: a challenge for rehabilitation professionals to improve outcome. J Rehabil Med. 2009 Apr;41(5):360-6.
Nieuwenhuijsen C, van der Slot WM, Beelen A, Arendzen JH, Roebroeck ME, Stam HJ, van den Berg-Emons RJ; Transition Research Group South West Netherlands. Inactive lifestyle in adults with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy. J Rehabil Med. 2009 Apr;41(5):375-81.
Meester-Delver A, Beelen A, Ketelaar M, Hadders-Algra M, Nollet F, Gorter JW. Construct validity of the Capacity Profile in preschool children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2009 Jun;51(6):446-53.
Videler AJ, Beelen A, van Schaik IN, de Visser M, Nollet F. Limited upper limb functioning has impact on restrictions in participation and autonomy of patients with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy 1a. J Rehabil Med. 2009 Sep;41(9):746-50.
Kuijper B, Tans JT, Beelen A, Nollet F, de Visser M. Cervical collar or physiotherapy versus wait and see policy for recent onset cervical radiculopathy: randomised trial. BMJ. 2009 Oct 7;339:b3883.
Koldewijn K, van Wassenaer A, Wolf MJ, Meijssen D, Houtzager B, Beelen A, Kok J, Nollet F. A Neurobehavioral Intervention and Assessment Program in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: Outcome at 24 Months. J Pediatr. 2009 Jan;154(1):33-38.
van der Schaaf M, Beelen A, Dongelmans DA, Vroom MB, Nollet F. Poor functional recovery after a critical illness: a longitudinal study. J Rehabil Med. 2009 Nov;41(13):1041-8.
Koopman FS, Beelen A, Gerrits KH, Bleijenberg G, Abma TA, de Visser M, Nollet F. Exercise therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy to improve fatigue, daily activity performance and quality of life in Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: the protocol of the FACTS-2-PPS trial. BMC Neurol. 2010 Jan 18;10(1):8.
Meester-Delver A, Beelen A, Eck MV, Voorman J, Dallmeijer A, Nollet F, Becher J. Construct validity of the Capacity Profile in adolescents with cerebral palsy. Clin Rehabil. 2010 Mar;24(3):258-66.
Stolwijk JM, Tersteeg IM, Beelen A, Lankhorst GJ, Nollet F. The impact of age and co-morbidity on the progression of disability in late-onset sequelae of poliomyelitis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Apr;91(4):523-8.
Videler AJ, Beelen A, van Schaik IN, Verhamme C, van den Berg LH, de Visser M, Nollet F. Tripod pinch strength and thumb opposition are the major determinants of manual dexterity in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type Ia. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2010 Aug;81(8):828-33.
Koldewijn K, van Wassenaer A, Wolf MJ, Meijssen D, Houtzager B, Beelen A, Kok JH, Nollet F. A neurobehavioral intervention and assessment program in very low birth weight infants: outcome at 24 months. J Pediatr. 2010 Mar;156(3):359-65.
Kuijper B, Beelen A, van der Kallen BF, Nollet F, Lycklama A Nijeholt GJ, de Visser M, Tans JT. Interobserver agreement on MRI evaluation of patients with cervical radiculopathy. Clin Radiol. 2011 Jan;66(1):25-9.
van Schie CH, Noordhof EL, Busch-Westbroek TE, Beelen A, Nollet F. Assessment of physical activity in people with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Apr;92(1):e9-11.
Louwers A, Meester-Delver A, Folmer K, Nollet F, Beelen A. Immediate effect of a wrist and thumb brace on bimanual activities in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2011 Apr;53(4):321-6.
Post B, Muslimovic D, van Geloven N, Speelman JD, Schmand B, de Haan RJ; CARPA-study group. Progression and prognostic factors of motor impairment, disability and quality of life in newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2011 Feb 15;26(3):449-56.
Tersteeg IM, Koopman FS, Stolwijk-Swüste JM, Beelen A, Nollet F; CARPA Study Group. A 5-year longitudinal study of fatigue in patients with late-onset sequelae of poliomyelitis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Jun;92(6):899-904.
Videler A, Eijffinger E, Nollet F, Beelen A. A thumb opposition splint to improve manual dexterity and upper-limb functioning in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. J Rehabil Med. 2012 Mar;44(3):249-53.
van der Schaaf M, Beelen A, Nollet F, Dongelmans DA. Postintensive care syndrome, need for recognition, treatment, research, and expansion of included symptoms. Crit Care Med. 2012 Sep;40(9):2742-3; author reply 2743.
Maas E, Jeukens-Visser M, Meester-Delver A, Beelen A. Interrater reliability of the capacity profile in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Mar;94(3):571-4.
Voorn EL, Beelen A, Gerrits KH, Nollet F, de Haan A. Fatigue resistance of the knee extensor muscles is not reduced in post-polio syndrome. Neuromuscul Disord. 2013 Nov;23(11):892-8.
Creemers H, Veldink JH, Grupstra H, Nollet F, Beelen A, van den Berg LH. Cluster RCT of case management on patients' quality of life and caregiver strain in ALS. Neurology. 2014 Jan 7;82(1):23-31.
Voorn EL, Gerrits KH, Koopman FS, Nollet F, Beelen A. Determining the anaerobic threshold in post-polio syndrome: comparison with current guidelines for training intensity prescription. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014;95(5):935-40.
Bickerstaffe A, van Dijk JP, Beelen A, Zwarts MJ, Nollet F. Loss of motor unit size and quadriceps strength over 10years in post-polio syndrome. Clin Neurophysiol. 2014 Jun;125(6):1255-60.
Voorn EL, Brehm MA, Beelen A, de Haan A, Nollet F, Gerrits KH. Reliability of contractile properties of the knee extensor muscles in individuals with post-polio syndrome. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 14;9(7).
Creemers H, Beelen A, Grupstra H, Nollet F, van den Berg LH. The provision of assistive devices and home adaptations to patients with ALS in the Netherlands: Patients' perspectives. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2014 Sep;15(5-6):420-5.
van der Baan-Slootweg O, Benninga MA, Beelen A, van der Palen J, Tamminga-Smeulders C, Tijssen JG, van Aalderen WM. Inpatient treatment of children and adolescents with severe obesity in the Netherlands: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Sep 1;168(9):807-14.
Koopman FS, Brehm MA, Heerkens YF, Nollet F, Beelen A. Measuring fatigue in polio survivors: Content comparison and reliability of the Fatigue Severity Scale and the Checklist Individual Strength. J Rehabil Med. 2014 Sep;46(8):761-7.
Bickerstaffe A, Beelen A, Zwarts MJ, Nollet F, van Dijk JP. Quantitative muscle ultrasound and quadriceps strength in patients with post-polio syndrome.Muscle Nerve. 2015 Jan;51(1):24-9.
Bickerstaffe A, Beelen A, Nollet F. Change in physical mobility over 10 years in post-polio syndrome. Neuromuscul Disord. 2015 Mar;25(3):225-30.
Koopman FS, Beelen A, Gilhus NE, de Visser M, Nollet F. Treatment for postpolio syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 May 18;5:CD007818.
Bakker M, Creemers H, Schipper K, Beelen A, Grupstra H, Nollet F, Abma T. Need and value of case management in multidisciplinary ALS care: A qualitative study on the perspectives of patients, spousal caregivers and professionals. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2015 Jun;16(3-4):180-6.
Scheper M, de Vries J, Beelen A, de Vos R, Nollet F, Engelbert R. Generalized joint hypermobility, muscle strength and physical function in healthy adolescents and young adults. Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2015;10(2):117-25.
Creemers H, Grupstra H, Nollet F, van den Berg LH, Beelen A. Prognostic factors for the course of functional status of patients with ALS: a systematic review. J Neurol. 2015 Jun;262(6):1407-23.
Königs M, Heij HA, van der Sluijs JA, Vermeulen RJ, Goslings JC, Luitse JS, Poll-Thé BT, Beelen A, van der Wees M, Kemps RJ, Catsman-Berrevoets CE, Oosterlaan J. Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury and Attention Deficit. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep;136(3):534-41.
Verkleij M, van de Griendt EJ, Colland V, van Loey N, Beelen A, Geenen R. Parenting Stress Related to Behavioral Problems and Disease Severity in Children with Problematic Severe Asthma. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2015 Sep;22(2-3):179-93.
Klijn P, Legemaat M, Beelen A, van Keimpema AR, Garrod R, Bergsma M, Paterson B, Stuijfzand A, van Stel H. Validity, reliability and responsiveness of the Dutch version of the London Chest Activity of Daily Living scale in patients with severe COPD. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Dec;94(49)
Königs M Weeda WD, van Heurn LW Ernest, Vermeulen RJ, Goslings JC, Luitse JSK; Poll-Thé BT; Beelen A, van der Wees M; Kemps RJJK, Catsman-Berrevoets CE, Oosterlaan J. Impaired Visual Integration in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury: an Observational Study. Plos One 2015 Dec 4,
Bickerstaffe A, Beelen A, Lutter R, Nollet F. Elevated plasma inflammatory mediators in post-polio syndrome: no association with long-term functional decline. Clinical J Neuroimmunol. 2015 Dec 15;289:162-7
Königs M, van Heurn LW, Vermeulen RJ, Goslings JC, Luitse JS, Poll-Thé BT, Beelen A, van der Wees M, Kemps RJ, Catsman-Berrevoets CE, Luman M, Oosterlaan J. Feedback learning and behavior problems after pediatric traumatic brain injury. Psychol Med. 2016 May;46(7):1473-84.
Dettling-Ihnenfeldt DS, de Graaff AE, Beelen A, Nollet F, van der Schaaf M.Coping style and quality of life in Dutch intensive care unit survivors. Rehabil Psychol. 2016 May;61(2):165-72.
Voorn EL, Koopman FS, Brehm MA, Beelen A, de Haan A, Gerrits KH, Nollet F. Aerobic Exercise Training in Post-Polio Syndrome: Process Evaluation of a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2016 Jul 15;11(7):e0159280.
van Bloemendaal M, Bus SA, de Boer CE, Nollet F, Geurts AC, Beelen A. Gait training assisted by multi-channel functional electrical stimulation early after stroke: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016 Oct 1;17(1):477.
Louwers A, Beelen A, Holmefur M, Krumlinde-Sundholm L. Development of the Assisting Hand Assessment for adolescents (Ad-AHA) and validation of the AHA from 18 months to 18 years. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Dec;58(12):1303-1309.
Verkleij M, Beelen A, van Ewijk BE, Geenen R. Multidisciplinary treatment in children with problematic severe asthma: A prospective evaluation. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Oct 13
Königs M, Weeda WD, van Heurn LW, Vermeulen RJ, Goslings JC, Luitse JS, Poll-The BT, Beelen A, van der Wees M, Kemps RJ, Catsman-Berrevoets CE, Oosterlaan J. Pediatric traumatic brain injury affects multisensory integration. Neuropsychology. 2017 Feb;31(2):137-148.
 

Research programmes

Optimizing quality of care in the rehabilitation care pathways: neurological rehabilitation and children rehabilitation

Research in the programme “Optimizing quality of care in the rehabilitation care pathways: neurological rehabilitation and children rehabilitation” will focus on the diagnoses ALS and stroke and on children with developmental disabilities. Research in the ALS-care pathway will be continued by initiating intervention studies in ALS patients (theme: ego-integrity and meaning-centred therapy) and in caregivers of ALS patients (support towards empowerment) and by optimizing ALS care through development and update of evidence-based guidelines. ALS- research is embedded within the ALS Center The Netherlands (UMCU-AMC). In stroke patients research activities will tackle optimizing stroke rehabilitation through intervention studies in subacute and chronic stroke patients within in- and out-patient rehabilitation.
Within the research area ‘Children rehabilitation’ the focus will remain on children with developmental disabilities and guidance through the care pathways; on improvement of bimanual hand function in the spastic hand and on children with Marfan Syndrome. A potential research area is neuromuscular disorders in children, as part of the Children's Muscle Center Amsterdam and in collaboration with the research programme “Clinical biomechanics” of the Department of Rehabilitation.
The secondment as a research coordinator of Merem with research activities in the Rehabilitation Centre De Trappenberg will provide the opportunity for collaborative intervention studies in clinical and outpatient rehabilitation of stroke patients, and in rehabilitation of children with developmental disabilities.

Faculty
Dr. J.A. Beelen (Merem)
M.W. Alsem MD
Dr. M.A. Brehm PhD
Dr. H.W.J. Creemers MSc
A.C. van Groenestijn MD
H.F. Grupstra MD
Dr. B. Ivanyi-Roelfsema MD PhD
Dr. K. Koldewijn PhD PT
Dr. S. Koopman MD PhD
Dr. P.E.M van Schie
F. Stoelinga MD
Dr. G.J.Q. Verkerk PhD
J. Warnink-Kavelaars MD (AMC)

Postdocs
Dr. M. Jeukens-Visser PhD
Dr. E.L. Voorn

PhD Students
M. van Bloemendaal PhD PT
A.M. Louwers MSc
Drs. S. de Morée
J. Warnink-Kavelaars MD (AMC)
J.M.M. de Wit MSc (UMC Utrecht, Dept Rehabilitation Medicine)

Other research related activities
  • Other, Rehabilitation center De Trappenberg, Huizen
Current research funding
  • Prinses Beatrix Spierfonds
  • Revalidatiefonds
  • Stichting ALS Nederland