Dissertation (PhD thesis)
Schellevis FG. Chronic diseases in general practice - comorbidity and quality of care. Nijmegen: University of Nijmegen, 1993. 

Publications in international journals 2007-2011


Uijen JHJM, Bindels PJE, Schellevis FG, Wouden JC van der. ENT problems in Dutch children: Trends in incidence rates, antibiotic prescribing and referrals 2002 – 2008. Scand J Prim Health Care 2011;29:75-79.

Uijen JHJM, Wouden JC van der, Schellevis FG, Willemsen SP, Suijlekom-Smit LWA van, Bindels, PJE. Asthma prescription patterns for children: can GPs do better? Eur J Gen Pract 2011;17:109-115.

Dros J, Maarsingh OR, Windt DAWM van der, Oort FJ, Riet G ter, Rooij SEJA de, Schellevis FG, Horst HE van der, Weert HCPM van. Profiling dizziness in older primary care patients: an empirical study. PlosOne 2011;6:e16481.

Maarsingh OR, Dros J, Windt DA van der, Riet G ter, Schellevis FG, Weert HC van, Horst JHE van der. Diagnostic Indicators of Anxiety and Depression in Older Dizzy Patients in Primary Care. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 2011;24:98-107.

Wong A, Boshuizen HC, Schellevis FG, Kommer GJ, Polder JJ. Longitudinal administrative data can be used to examine multimorbidity, provided false discoveries are controlled for. J Clin Epidemiol 2011;64:1109-1117.

Jansen AP, van Hout HP, Nijpels G, Rijmen F, Dröes RM, Pot AM, Schellevis FG, Stalman WA, van Marwijk HW. Effectiveness of case management among older adults with early symptoms of dementia and their primary informal caregivers: A randomized clinical trial. Int J Nurs Stud 2011; 48:933-943.

Dros J, Maarsingh OR, Beem AL, Horst HE van der, Riet G ter, Schellevis FG, Weert H van. Impact of dizziness on everyday life in older primary care patients: a cross-sectional study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2011;9:44.

Baal PH van, Engelfriet PM, Boshuizen HC, Kassteele J vd, Schellevis FG, Hoogeveen RT. Co-occurrence of diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke and cancer: quantifying age patterns in the Dutch population using health survey data. Population Health Metrics 2011;9:51.

Uijen AA, Schellevis FG, van den Bosch WJ, Mokkink HG, van Weel C, Schers HJ. Nijmegen Continuity Questionnaire: Development and testing of a questionnaire that measures continuity of care. J Clin Epidemiol 2011;64:1391-1399.

Versnel N, Welschen LMC, Baan CA, Nijpels G, Schellevis FG. The effectiveness of case management for comorbid diabetes type 2 patients; the CasCo study. Design of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract 2011;12:68.

Borst J de, Nielen MJM, Verheij RA, Schellevis FG. Increased incidence of kidney diseases in general practice after a nationwaide albuminuria self-test program. BMC Fam Pract 2011;12:81.

Gieteling MJ, Lisman-van Leeuwen Y, Wouden JC van der, Schellevis FG, Berger MY. Childhood nonspecific abdominal pain in family practice: incidence, associated factors, and management. Ann Fam Med 2011;9:337-43.

Bijnen EME van, Heijer CDJ den, Paget WJ, Stobberingh EE, Verheij RA, Bruggeman CA, Pringel M, Goossens H, Schellevis FG. The appropriateness of prescribing antibiotics in the community in Europe: study design. BMC Infect Dis 2011;11:293.

Dungen C van den, Hoeymans N, Boshuizen HC, van den Akker M, Biermans MC, van Boven K, Brouwer HJ, Verheij RA, de Waal MW, Schellevis FG, Westert GP. The influence of population characteristics on variation in general practice based morbidity estimations. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:887.

Dijk CE van, Verheij RA, Swinkels IC, Rijken M, Schellevis FG, Groenewegen PP, de Bakker DH. What part of the total care consumed by type 2 diabetes patients is directly related to diabetes? Implications for disease management programs. Int J Integr Care 2011 (Oct;11):e140.

Dijkstra F, Jonges M, van Beek R, Donker GA, Schellevis FG, Koopmans M, van der Sande MA, Osterhaus AD, Boucher CA, Rimmelzwaan GF, Meijer A. Influenza A(H1N1) Oseltamivir Resistant Viruses in the Netherlands During the Winter 2007/2008. Open Virol J. 2011;5:154-62.


Maarsingh OR, Dros J, Schellevis FG, Weert HC van, Bindels PJ,Horst HE van der. Dizziness reported by elderly patients in family practice: prevalence, incidence and clinical characteristics. BMC Family Practice 2010;11:2.

Krul M, Wouden JC van der, Schellevis FG, Suijlekom-Smit LWA van, Koes BW. Nursemaid’s elbow: its diagnostic clues and preferred means of reduction. J Fam Pract 2010;59:E5-E7.

Pisters MF, Veenhof C, Bakker DH de, Schellevis FG, Dekker J. Behavioural graded activity results in better exercise adherence and more physical activity than usual care in people with osteoarthritis: a cluster-randomised trial. J Physiother 2010;56:41-47.

Joling KJ, van Hout HP, Schellevis FG, van der Horst HE, Scheltens P, Knol DL, van Marwijk HW. Incidence of depression and anxiety in the spouses of patients with dementia: a naturalistic cohort study of recorded morbidity with a 6-year follow-up. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010;18:146-53.

de Jong JD, Groenewegen PP, Spreeuwenberg P, Schellevis F, Westert GP. Do guidelines create uniformity in medical practice? Soc Sci Med 2010;70:209-16.

Meerhoff TJ, Houben ML, Coenjaerts FE, Kimpen JL, Hofland RW, Schellevis F, Bont LJ. Detection of multiple respiratory pathogens during primary respiratory infection: nasal swab versus nasopharyngeal aspirate using real-time polymerase chain reaction. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2010 ;29 :365-71.

Vos HM, Kuik AV, Janse ME, Schellevis FG, Lagro-Janssen TL. Prevention of coronary heart disease and osteoporosis in women aged 45 to 49 years: a challenging role for general practitioners. Menopause 2010;17:290-4.

Krul M, van der Wouden JC, Schellevis FG, van Suijlekom-Smit LW, Koes BW. Acute non-traumatic hip pathology in children: incidence and presentation in family practice. Fam Pract 2010;27:166-70.

Pisters M, Veenhof C, Schellevis F, Twisk J, Dekker J, de Bakker D. Exercise adherence improves long-term patient outcome in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee Arthritis Care & Research 2010;62:1087-1094.

Maarsingh OR, Dros J, Schellevis FG, Weert HC van, Windt DA van der, Riet G ter, Horst HE van der. Causes of persistent dizziness in elderly patients in primary care. Ann Fam Med 2010;8:196-205.

Jellema P, Schellevis FG, van der Windt DA, Kneepkens CM, van der Horst HE. Lactose malabsorption and intolerance: a systematic review on the diagnostic value of gastrointestinal symptoms and self-reported milk intolerance. QJM 2010;103:555-572

Pisters MF, Veenhof C, Schellevis FG, De Bakker DH, Dekker J. Long-term effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: A randomized controlled trial comparing two different physical therapy interventions. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2010;18:1019-1026.

Nielen MMJ, Assendelft WJJ, Drenthen AJM, Hombergh P van den, Dis I van, Schellevis FG. Primary prevention of cardio-metabolic diseases in general practice: a Dutch survey of attitudes and working methods of general practitioners. Eur J Gen Pract 2010;16:139-142.

Uijen JHJM, Schellevis FG, Bindels PJE, Willemsen SP, Wouden JC van der. Low hospital admission rates for respiratory diseases in children. BMC Fam Pract 2010;11:76.


Borgsteede S, et al. Prescribing of pain medication in palliative care. A survey in general practice. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2009;18:16-23.

Nielen MMJ, Schellevis FG, Verheij RA. Inter-practice variation in diagnosing hypertension and diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study in general practice. BMC Fam Pract 2009;10:6.

Maarsingh OR , Dros J, Weert HC van, Schellevis FG, Bindels PJ, Horst HE van der. Development of a diagnostic protocol for dizziness in elderly patients in general practice: a Delphi procedure. BMC Fam Pract 2009;10:12.

Kadam UT, Schellevis FG, Lewis M, van der Windt DA, de Vet HC, Bouter LM, Croft PR. Does age modify the relationship between morbidity severity and physical health in English and Dutch family practice populations? Qual Life Res 2009;18:209-220.

Roede BM, Bresser P, Prins JM, Schellevis F, Verheij TJM, Bindels PJE. Reduced risk of next exacerbation and mortality associated with use of antibiotics in COPD. Eur Resp J 2009;33:282-288.

Sandfort TG, Bakker F, Schellevis F, Vanwesenbeeck I. Coping Styles as Mediator of Sexual Orientation-Related Health Differences. Arch Sex Behav 2009;38:253-63.

Gerwen MAG van, Schellevis FG, Lagro-Janssen ALM. Management of urinary incontinence in general practice: data from the second Dutch National Survey. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2009;15:341-345.

Venmans LMAJ, Gorter KJ, Rutten GEHM, Schellevis FG, Hoepelman AIM, Hak E. A clinical prediction rule for urinary tract infections in patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care. Epidemiol Inf  2009;137:166-172.

de Bot CM, Moed H, Schellevis FG, de Groot H, van Wijk RG, van der Wouden JC. Allergic rhinitis in children: Incidence and treatment in Dutch general practice in 1987 and 2001. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2009;20: 571-576.

Krul M, Wouden JC van der, Schellevis FG, Suijlekom-Smit LWA van, Koes BW. Foot problems in children presented to the family physician: a comparison between 1987 and 2001. Fam Pract 2009;26:174-179.

Ghotb Razmjou R, Willemsen SP, Koning S, Oranje AP, Schellevis F, van der Wouden JC. Determinants of regional differences in the incidence of impetigo. Evironmental Research 2009;109:590-3.

Krul M, Wouden JC van der, Schellevis FG, Suijlekom-Smit LWA van, Koes BW. Musculoskeletal problems in overweight and obese children. Ann Fam Med 2009;7:352-6.

Broker LE, Hurenkamp GJB, Riet G ter, Schellevis FG, Grundmeijer HG, Weert HC van. Upper gastrointestinal symptoms, psychosocial co-morbidity and health care seeking in general practice: population based case control study. BMC Fam Pract 2009;10:63.

Peters MJ, Nielen MM, Raterman HG, Verheij RA, Schellevis FG, Nurmohamed MT. Increased Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis in Primary Care: A Cross-sectional Observation. J Rheumatol 2009;36:1866-8.

Meerhoff TJ, Mosnier A, Schellevis F, Paget WJ; EISS RSV Task Group. Progress in the surveillance of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Europe: 2001-2008. Euro Surveill 2009; Oct 8;14(40).

Nielen MM, Schellevis FG, Verheij RA. The usefulness of a free self-test for screening albuminuria in the general population: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health. 2009;9:381.

Jellema P, van der Windt DA, Schellevis FG, van der Horst HE. Systematic review: accuracy of symptom-based criteria for diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome in primary care. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2009;30:695-706.

Maas J, Verheij RA, de Vries S, Spreeuwenberg P, Schellevis FG, Groenewegen PP. Morbidity is related to a green living environment. J Epidemiol Community Health 2009;63;967-73.

Meerhoff TJ, Paget JW, Kimpen JL, Schellevis F. Variation of Respiratory Syncytial Virus and the Relation With Meteorological Factors in Different Winter Seasons. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2009;28:860-866.


Nuyen J, Spreeuwenberg PM, Groenewegen PP, Bos GAM van den, Schellevis FG. Impact of preexisting depression on length of stay and discharge destination among patients hospitalized for acute stroke. Linked register-based study. Stroke 2008;39:132-8. 

Nuyen J, Spreeuwenberg PM, Van Dijk L, den Bos GA, Groenewegen PP, Schellevis FG. The influence of specific chronic somatic conditions on the care for co-morbid depression in general practice. Psychol Med 2008;38:265-277. 

Kadam UT, Schellevis FG, Windt DAWM van der, Vet HCW de, Bouter LM, Croft PR. Morbidity severity classification routine consultations from English and Dutch general practice indicated physical health status. J Clin Epidemiol 2008;61:386-93. 

Uijen JHJM, Duijn HJ van, Kuyvenhoven MM, Schellevis FG, Wouden JC van der. Characteristics of children consulting for cough, sore throat or earache. Br J Gen Pract 2008;58:248-54. 

Puts MT, Deeg DJ, Hoeymans N, Nusselder WJ, Schellevis FG. Changes in the prevalence of chronic disease and the association with disability in the older Dutch population between 1987 and 2001. Age Ageing 2008;37:187-93. 

Rosman S, Le Vaillant M, Schellevis F, Clerc P, Verheij R, Pelletier-Fleury N. Prescribing patterns for upper respiratory tract infections in general practice in France and in the Netherlands. Eur J Publ Health 2008;18:312-316. 

Mohammedamin RSA, Wouden JC van der, Koning S, Linden MW van der, Schellevis FG, Suijlekom-Smit LWA van, Koes BW. Self-reported prevalence of warts in children and GP consultation. Eur J Gen Pract 2008;14:34-39. 

Dijk GM van, Veenhof C, Schellevis F, Hulsmans H, Bakker JPJ, Arwert H, Dekker J, Lankhorst GJ, Dekker J. Comorbidity, limitations in activities and pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008;9:95. 

Fassaert T, Dulmen S van, Schellevis FG, Jagt L van der, Bensing JM. Raising positive expectations helps patients with minor ailments: a cross-sectional study. BMC Fam Pract 2008;9:38. 

Schram MT, Frijters D, Lisdonk EH van de, Ploemacher J, Craend AJM de, Waal MWM de, Rooij FJ van, Heeringa J, Hofman A, Deeg DJH, Schellevis FG. Setting and registry characteristics affect the prevalence and nature of multimorbidity in the elderly. J Clin Epidemiol 2008;61:1104-1112. 

Jabaaij L, Fassaert T, Dulmen S van, Timmermans A, Essen GA van, Schellevis F. Familiarity between patient and general practitioner does not influence topics of conversation during consultations. BMC Fam Pract 2008;9:51. 

Dungen C van den, Hoeymans N, Gijsen R, Akker M van den, Boesten J, SMEETS H, Veen WJ van der, Verheij R, Waal M de, Schellevis F, Westert G. What factors explain the differences in morbidity estimations among general practice registration networks in the Netherlands? A first analysis. Eur J Gen Pract 2008;14(Suppl 1): 53-62. 

Meerhoff TJ, Mackay WG, Meijer A, Paget WJ, Niesters HG, Kimpen JL, Schellevis F. The impact of laboratory characteristics on molecular detection of respiratory syncytial virus in a European multicentre quality control study. Clin Microbiol Infect 2008;14:1173-6.


Bongers F, Schellevis FG, Bosch WJHM van den, Zee J van der. Carpal tunnel syndrome in general practice in 1987 and 2001: incidence and role of occupational factors. Br J Gen Pract 2007;57:36-39. 

Straetmans JMJAA, Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk HMJ van, Schellevis FG, Dinant G-J. Health problems of people with intellectual disabilities : the impact for general practice. Br J Gen Pract 2007 ;57 :64-66. 

Nuyen J, Spreeuwenberg PM, Beekman ATF, Groenewegen PP, Bos GAM van den, Schellevis FG. Cerebrovascular risk factors and subsequent depression in older general practice patients. J Aff Dis 2007;99:73-81. 

Bont J, Hak E, Hoes AW, Schipper M, Schellevis FG, Verheij TJM. A prediction rule for elderly primary-care patients with lower respiratory tract infections. Eur Respir J 2007;29:969-975. 

Bergen JEAM van, Kerssens JJ, Schellevis FG, Sandfort TG, Coenen TJ, Bindels PJ. Sexually transmitted infection health-care seeking behaviour in the Netherlands: general practitioner attends to the majority of sexually transmitted infection consultations. Int J STD AIDS 2007;18:374-379. 

Duijn HJ van, Kuyvenhoven MM, Schellevis FG, Verheij T. Illness behaviour and antibiotic prescription in patients with respiratory tract symptoms. Br J Gen Pract 2007;57:561-568. 

Volkers AC, Westert GP, Schellevis FG. Health disparities by occupation, modified by education: a cross-sectional population study. BMC Public Health 2007;7:196. 

Jansen APD, Hout HPJ van, Marwijk HWJ van, Nijpels G, Gundy C, Vernooij-Dassen MJFJ, Vet HCW de, Schellevis FG, Stalman WAB. Sense of competence questionnaire among informal caregeivers of older adults with dementia symptoms: a psychometric evaluation. Clin Pract Epidemiol Mental Health 2007;3:11. 

Borgsteede SD, Deliens L, Beentjes B, Schellevis F, Stalman WAB, Eijk JThM van, Wal G van der. Symptoms in patients receiving palliative care: a study on patient-physician encounters in general practice. Palliative Care 2007;21:417-23. 

Rietveld RP, Riet G ter, Bindels PJE, Schellevis FG, Weert HCPM van. Do general practitioners adhere to the guideline on infectious conjunctivitis? Results of the Second Dutch National Survey of General Practice. BMC Fam Pract 2007;8:54. 

Duijn HJ van, Kuyvenhoven MM, Tiebosch HM, Schellevis FG, Verheij ThJM. Diagnostic labelling as determinant of antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract episodes in general practice. BMC Fam Pract 2007;8:55. 

Pisters MF, Veenhof C, van Meeteren NL, Ostelo RW, de Bakker DH, Schellevis FG, Dekker J. Long-Term effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: A systematic review. Arthritis Rheum 2007;57:1245-1253. 

Sandfort TG, Bakker F, Schellevis F, Vanwesenbeeck I. Coping Styles as Mediator of Sexual Orientation-Related Health Differences. Arch Sex Behav 2007 [in press] 

Mohammedamin RS, van der Wouden JC, Koning S, Schellevis FG, van Suijlekom-Smit LW, Koes BW. Reported incidence and treatment of dermatophytosis in children in general practice: a comparison between 1987 and 2001. Mycopathologia 2007;164:271-8. 

Fassaert T, van Dulmen S, Schellevis F, Bensing J. Active listening in medical consultations: Development of the Active Listening Observation Scale (ALOS-global). Patient Educ Couns 2007;68:258-64. 

Verkaik R, Nuyen J, Schellevis F, Francke A. The relationship between severity of Alzheimer's disease and prevalence of comorbid depressive symptoms and depression: a systematic review. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2007;22:1063-86. 

Gerwen MAG van, Schellevis FG, Lagro-Janssen ALM. Comorbidities associated with urinary incontinence: a case-control study from the Second Dutch national survey of general practice. J Am Board Fam Med 2007;20:608-10. 

Bongers FJ, Deunk LE, Schellevis FG, van den Hoogen HJ, van der Zee J, van den Bosch WJ. Changes in the sociodemographic composition of the lowest socioeconomic group over time, 1987-2001. BMC Public Health 2007;7:305. 

Jabaaij L, Bakker DH de, Schers HJ, Bindels PJE, Dekker JH, Schellevis FG. Recently enlisted patients in general practice use more health care resources. BMC Fam Pract 2007;8:64.