Erasmus MC – University Medical Centre Rotterdam


J.B.J. Bussmann (PT, PhD)
Associate Professor Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine and Physical Therapy
Erasmus MC – PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
phone: +31-10-7033906/3190 – fax: +31-10-7033843


International peer-reviewed Activity Monitor papers. Studies from or with participation of the department of Rehabilitation Medicine & Physical Therapy of Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  1. Berg-Emons van den HJG, Bussmann JBJ, Balk AHMM, Stam H. Validity of ambulatory accelerometry to quantify physical activity in heart failure. Scand J Rehab Med, 2000; 32: 187-632
  2. Berg-Emons van den HJ, Bussmann JB, Brobbel AS, Roebroeck ME, Meeteren van J, Stam H. Everyday physical activity in adolescents and young adults with meningomyelocele as measured with a novel Activity Monitor. J Paediatr, 2001; 139: 880-886.
  3. Berg-Emons van den H, Bussmann J.B. , D. Keyzer-Oster, A. Balk, H. Stam. Level of Activities Associated with Mobility During Everyday Life in patients with chronic congestive heart failure as measured with an Activity Monitor. Phys Ther 2001, 81:1502-1511.
  4. Berg-Emons van den HJG., Bussmann JBJ, Meyerink HJ, Roebroeck ME, Stam HJ. Body fat, fitness and level of everyday physical activity in adolescents and young adults with meningomyelocele. J Rehabil Med, 2003; 35: 271-275.
  5. Berg-Emons van den R, Balk A, Bussmann H, Stam H. Does aerobic training lead to a more active lifestyle and improved quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure? Eur J Heart Fail, 2004;6:95-100.
  6. Berg-Emons van den RJ, Bussmann JB, Balk AH, Stam HJ. Factors associated with the level of movement-related everyday activity and quality of life in people with chronic heart failure. Phys Ther. 2005;85:1340-8.
  7. Berg-Emons van den R, G Kazemier, B van Ginneken, C Nieuwenhuijsen, H Tilanus, H Stam. Fatigue, level of everyday physical activity, and quality of life after liver transplantation. J Rehab Med 2006;38:124-129.
  8. Berg-Emons van den RJ, Schasfoort FC, de Vos LA, Bussmann JB, Stam HJ. Impact of chronic pain on everyday physical activity. Eur J Pain. 2007;11:587-593
  9. Berg-Emons van den R, Festen D, Hokken-Koelega A, Bussmann J, Stam H. Everyday physical activity and adiposity in Prader-Willi syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2008; 21:1041-8.
  10. Berg-Emons RJ van den, Bussmann JB, Haisma JA, Sluis TA, Woude LH van der, Bergen MP, Stam, HJ. A prospective study en physical activity levels after spinal cord injury during inpatient rehabilitation and the year after discharge. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2008; 89(11): 2094-101.
  11. Bruinings AL, HJG van den Berg-Emons, LM Buffart, HCM van der Heijden-Maessen, ME Roebroeck, HJ Stam. Energy cost and physical strain of daily activities in adolescents and young adults with myelomingocele (MMC). Develop Med Child Neurol 2007;49:672-677.
  12. Buffart LM, ME Roebroeck, M Rol, HJ Stam, RJG van den Berg-Emons. Triad of physical activity, aerobic fitness and obesity in adolescents and young adults with myelomeningocele. J Rehab Med 2008;40:70-75.
  13. Buffart LM, van der Ploeg HP, Bauman AE, van Asbeck FW, Stam HJ, Roebroeck ME, van den Berg-Emons RJG. Sports participation in adolescents and young adults with myelomeningocele and its role in total physical activity behaviour and fitness. J Rehabil Med 2008;40:702-708.
  14. Buffart LM, van den Berg-Emons RJ, Burdorf A, Janssen WG, Stam HJ, Roebroeck ME. Cardiovascular disease risk factors and the relationships with physical activity, aerobic fitness, and body fat in adolescents and Young adults with myelomeningocele. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2008; 89:2167-73.
  15. Buffart LM, Westendorp T, van den Berg-Emons RJ, Stam HJ, Roebroeck ME. Perceived barriers to and facilitators of physical activity in young adults with childhood-onset physical disabilities. J Rehabil Med 2009; 41(11):881-5.
  16. Bussmann JBJ, Veltink PJ, Koelma F, van Lummel RC, Stam HJ. Ambulatory monitoring of mobility-related activities; the initial phase of the development of an Activity Monitor. Eur J Phys Med Rehab 1995; 5: 2-7.
  17. Bussmann HBJ. Tulen JHM, Herel van ECG, Stam HJ. Quantification of physical activities by means of ambulatory accelerometry: a validation study. Psychophysiology 1998; 35: 488-496
  18. Bussmann JBJ, van de Laar YM, Neeleman MP, Stam HJ. Ambulatory accelerometry to quantify motor behaviour in patients after failed back surgery: a validation study. Pain 1998; 74: 153-161.
  19. Bussmann JBJ, Reuvekamp PJ, Veltink PH, Martens WLJ, Stam HJ.. Validity and reliability of measurements obtained with an “Activity Monitor” in persons with and without a transtibial amputation. Physical Therapy 1998; 78: 989-998
  20. Bussmann JBJ, Stam HJ. Techniques for measurement and assessment of mobility in rehabilitation medicine: a theoretical approach. Clin Rehabil 1998; 12: 455-464
  21. Bussmann JBJ, Hartgerink I, Woude van der LHV and Stam HJ. Measuring physical strain during ambulation with accelerometry. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 2000; 32: 1462-1471
  22. Bussmann JBJ, Damen L and Stam HJ Analysis and decomposition of signals obtained by thigh-fixed accelerometry during walking. Med Biol Eng Comp, 2000; 38: 632-638
  23. Bussmann JBJ, Martens WLJ, Tulen JHM, Schasfoort FC, van den Berg-Emons HJG, Stam HJ. Measuring daily behavior using ambulatory accelerometry: the Activity Monitor. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 2001; 33: 349-356
  24. Bussmann JBJ, Grootscholten EA, Stam HJ. Daily physical activity and heart rate response in people with a unilateral trans-tibial amputation for vascular disease. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004;85:240-4
  25. Bussmann JBJ, van den Berg-Emons HJG, Angulo SM, Stijnen Th, Stam HJ. Sensitivity and reproducibility of accelerometry and heart rate in physical strain assessment during prosthetic gait. Eur J Appl Physiol, 2004; 91: 71-78
  26. Bussmann JBJ, Culhane KM, Horemans HLD, Lyons GM, Stam HD. Validity of the Prosthetic Activity Monitor to assess the duration and spatio-temporal characteristics of prosthetic walking. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehab Eng, 2004; 12: 379-386.
  27. Bussmann JB, Garssen MP, van Doorn PA, Stam HJ. Analysing the favourable effects of physical exercise: relationships between physical fitness, fatigue and functioning in Guillain-Barre syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.J Rehabil Med. 2007 Mar;39(2):121-5.
  28. Bussmann JBJ, Schrauwen H. Stam HJ. Daily physical activity and heart rate response in people with a unilateral traumatic transtibial amputation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2008;89:430-4.
  29. Bussmann JBJ, Ebner-Priemer UW, Fahrenberg J. Ambulatory Behavior Monitoring: Progress in Measurement of Activity, Posture, and Specific Motion Patterns in Daily Life. European Psychologist 2009;14:142-152
  30. Bussmann JB, Kikkert MA, Sluis TA, Bergen MP, Stam HJ, van den Berg-Emons HJ. Effect of wearing an activity monitor on the amount of daily manual wheelchair propulsion in persons with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2010; 48(2):128-33.
  31. Garssen MPJ, Bussmann JBJ, Schmitz PIM, Zandbergen A, Welter TG, Merkies ISG, Stam HJ, van Doorn PA. Physical training and fatigue, fitness and quality of life in Guillain Barre Syndrome and CIPD. Neurology 2004; 63: 2393-2395
  32. Ginneken van BTJ, RJG van den Berg-Emons, G Kazemier, HJ Metselaar, HW Tilanus, HJ Stam. Physical fitness, fatigue and quality of life after liver transplantation. Eur J Appl Physiol 2007;100(3):345-53.
  33. Ginneken van BT, van den Berg-Emons RJ, van der Windt A, Tilanus HW, Metselaar HJ, Stam HJ, Kazemier G. Persistent fatigue in liver transplant recipients : a two-year follow-up study. Clin Transplant 2009 ; Sep 11 (Epub ahead)
  34. Groeneweg G, Huygen FJPM, Niehof SP, Wesseldijk F, Bussmann JBJ, Schasfoort FC, Stronks DL, Zijlstra FJ. Effect of tadalafil on bloodflow, pain and function in chronic cold complex regional pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2008; 9: 143-152
  35. Groeneweg JG, Huygen FJ, Niehof SP, Wesseldijk F, Bussmann JB, Schasfoort FC, Stronks DL, Zijlstra FJ. No Recovery of Cold Complex Regional Pain Syndrome After Transdermal Isosorbide Dinitrate: A Small Controlled Trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009;38(3):401-8
  36. Groot de IB, Bussmann JB, Stam HJ, Verhaar JA. Actual everyday physical activity in patients with end-stage hip or knee osteoarthritis compared with healthy controls. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2008; 16: 436-442
  37. Groot IB de, Bussmann HJ, Stam HJ, Verhaar JA. Small increase of actual physical activity 6 months after total hip or knee arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2008; 466: 2201-2208.
  38. Horemans HLD, Nollet F, Beelen A, Drost G, Stegeman DF, Zwarts MJ, Bussmann JBJ, Visser de M, Lankhorst GJ. Pyridostigmine in postpolio syndrome: no decline in fatigue and limited functional improvement. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 2003; 74: 1655-1661
  39. 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 Rehab Med 2005;37:142-6
  40. Jansen WGM, Bussmann JBJ, Horemans HLD, Stam HJ. Analysis and decomposition of accelerometric signals of trunk and thigh obtained during the Sit-to-Stand movement. Med Biol Eng Comp 2005;43:265-72
  41. Janssen WG, Bussmann JB, Horemans HL, Stam HJ. Validity of accelerometry in assessing the duration of the sit-to-stand movement. Med Biol Eng Comput 2008; (in press)
  42. Janssen WGM, Geler Kulcu D, Horemans HLD, Stam HJ, Bussmann JBJ. Sensitivity of accelerometry to assess balance control during sit-to-stand movement. IEEE Transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering 2008; 16(5): 479-484
  43. Michielsen ME, de Niet M, Ribbers GM, Stam HJ, Bussmann JB. Evidence of a logarithmic relationship between motor capacity and actual performance in daily life of the paretic arm following stroke. J Rehabil Med. 2009;41:327-31
  44. Niet de M, Bussmann JB, Ribbers GM, Stam HJ. The stroke upper-limb activity monitor: its sensitivity to measure hemiplegic upper-limb activity during daily life. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2007; 88:1121-6
  45. 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
  46. Postma K, van den Berg-Emons HJ, Bussmann JB, Sluis TA, Bergen MP, Stam HJ. Validity of the detection of wheelchair propulsion as measured with an Activity Monitor in patients with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2005;43:550-7
  47. Schasfoort FC, Bussmann JBJ, Stam HJ. Outcome measures for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type I: an overview in the context of the International Classification of Impairments Disabilities and Handicaps. Disabil Rehabil 2000; 22:387-398
  48. Schasfoort FC, Bussmann JBJ, Stam HJ. Ambulatory measurement of upper limb usage and mobility-related activities during normal daily life with an upper limb-activity monitor; a feasibility study. Med Biol Eng Comp 2002; 40:173-182
  49. Schasfoort FC, Bussmann JBJ, Stam HJ. Impact of upper limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type I on everyday life measured with a novel Upper Limb-Activity Monitor. Pain, 2003;101:79-88
  50. Schasfoort FC, Bussmann JBJ, Stam HJ. Impairments and activity limitations in subjects with chronic upper limb complex regional pain syndrome type I. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 2004;85:557-566
  51. Schasfoort FC, Bussmann JBJ, Stam HJ. Correlation between a novel upper limb activity monitor and four other instruments to determine functioning in upper limb complex regional pain syndrome type I. J Rehab Med. 2005;37:108-14
  52. Schasfoort FC, Bussmann JBJ, Krijnen HJ, Stam HJ. Upper Limb activity over time in complex regional pain syndrome I as objectively measured with an Upper Limb Activity Monitor: an explorative multiple case study. Eur J Pain 2006;10:31-9
  53. Schasfoort FC, Bussmann JBJ, Martens WLJ, Stam HJ. Objective Measurement of Upper Limb Activity and Mobility During Everyday Behavior Using Ambulatory Accelerometry: The Upper Limb Activity Monitor. Behavior Research Methods 2006; 38: 439-446
  54. Schasfoort FC, Formanoy MA, Bussmann JB, Peters JW, Tibboel D, Stam HJ. Objective and continuous measurement of peripheral motor indicators of pain in hospitalized infants: A feasibility study. Pain 2008; 137: 323-331
  55. Selles RW, Janssens PJ, Jongenengel CD, Bussmann JBJ. A randomized clinical trial comparing functional outcome and cost efficiency of a total surface bearing socket versus a conventional PTB socket in transtibial amputees. Arch Phys Med Rehab, 2005; 86:154-61.
  56. Selles RW, Formanoy MAG, Bussmann JBJ, Janssens PJ, Stam HJ. Automated Estimation of Initial and Terminal Contact Timing using Accelerometers; Development and Validation in Transtibial Amputees and Controls. IEEE Trans Neur Syst Rehab Eng, 2005; 13: 81-88
  57. Slagter AH, Bussmann J, Wagenaar RC, Cammen van der TJ. Quantifying quality of moving in the elderly based on ambulatory accelerometry. Stud Health Technol Inform 1998; 48: 249-253
  58. Slot van der WMA, ME Roebroeck, AP Landkroon, M Terburg, HJG van den Berg-Emons, HJ Stam. Everyday physical activity and community participation of adults with hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. Disabil Rehabil 2007;29(3):179-189
  59. Stam HJ, Eijskoot F, Bussmann JBJ. A device for long term ambulatory monitoring in trans-tibial amputees. Prosth Orthot Int 1995;19:53-55
  60. Stam HJ, Bussmann JBJ. Ambulatory monitoring of posture and gait. J Rheum Med Rehab 2000; 11: 131-133
  61. Stronks DL, Tulen JHM, Bussmann HBJ, Mulder LJMM, Passchier J. Effects of Naratriptan versus Naproxen on daily functioning in the acute treatment of migraine: a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, crossover study. Headache 2003;43:845-852
  62. Stronks DL, Tulen JH, Bussmann JB, Mulder LJ, Passchier J. Interictal daily functioning in migraine.J.Cephalalgia 2004;24:271-279
  63. Tulen JHM, Bussmann JBJ, Steenis van HG, Pepplinkhuizen L, Man in ‘t Veld AJ. A novel tool to quantify physical activities: ambulatory accelerometry in psychopharmacology. Journal Clinical Psychopharmacology 1997;17:202-207
  64. Tulen JHM, Stronks D, Bussmann JBJ, Pepplinkhuizen L, Passchier J. Towards an objective quantitative assessment of daily functioning in migraine; feasibility study. Pain 2000; 86: 139-149
  65. Veltink PH, Bussmann HBJ, Vries de W, Martens WLC, Lummel van RC. Detection of postures and movements using uni-axial accelerometers. IEEE Rehab Eng 1996; 4:375-385

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