Frequently asked questions

What is a Bone Density Scan (DXA-scan)?

A bone density scan uses X-ray equipment and a computer to measure bone density. A DXA-scan looks for signs of fragile bones (osteoporosis), which have a low density.

The procedure is quick and painless. It involves exposing your body to a small dose of X-ray radiation. The scan will be carried out by a radiographer. You will be taken to the X-ray room and asked to lie down on the X-ray table on your back. The test usually takes about 20 minutes.

What treatment will I receive when I decide not to participate in the TEEN-BESTrial?

Participating in this trial is voluntary. However, weight loss surgery in adolescents is only performed in this study. If you do not participate in this study, you will not receive weight loss surgery. But you will be treated in the lifestyle management program according to the treatment you are receiving at this moment.

What happens when I withdraw from this study?

If you want to stop participating in the study, you can. You no longer have to participate in the extra questionnaires and some blood tests. However, the checks at the pediatrician and the surgeon continue, as with every patient after surgery.

Who approved this study?

This study is tested on medical, ethical and scientific aspects and approved by the Research Ethical Committee of Máxima MC.

Who can I contact in case of a question or a problem?

If you have questions or problems, you can always contact your treating pediatrician. It is also possible to contact the TEEN-BEST doctor-researcher, the independent doctor or the complaints committee.

Have you lost your patient card or is it broken?

Then contact the coordinating researcher Kelly van de Pas (  – 040-8887273).