Greet M Cardon

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Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Associations of neighborhood characteristics with active park use: an observational study in two cities in the USA and Belgium
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 12:26. 2013
  2. pmc Does the perception of neighborhood built environmental attributes influence active transport in adolescents?
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:38. 2013
  3. pmc Objectively measured sedentary time and physical activity time across the lifespan: a cross-sectional study in four age groups
    Heleen Spittaels
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Gent, 9000, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:149. 2012
  4. pmc Individual, social and physical environmental correlates of 'never' and 'always' cycling to school among 10 to 12 year old children living within a 3.0 km distance from school
    Fabian Ducheyne
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:142. 2012
  5. pmc Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes associated with adults' transport-related walking and cycling: Findings from the USA, Australia and Belgium
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:70. 2012
  6. pmc Evaluation of a workplace intervention to promote commuter cycling: a RE-AIM analysis
    Veerle Dubuy
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent B 9000, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:587. 2013
  7. pmc Physical activity and beverage consumption in preschoolers: focus groups with parents and teachers
    Marieke De Craemer
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:278. 2013
  8. pmc The effect of the UP4FUN pilot intervention on objectively measured sedentary time and physical activity in 10-12 year old children in Belgium: the ENERGY-project
    Maite Verloigne
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:805. 2012
  9. pmc Sustainability of the whole-community project '10,000 Steps': a longitudinal study
    Ragnar Van Acker
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:155. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Physical activity promotion in schools: which strategies do schools (not) implement and which socioecological factors are associated with implementation?
    Greet M Cardon
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 27:470-83. 2012

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  1. pmc Associations of neighborhood characteristics with active park use: an observational study in two cities in the USA and Belgium
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 12:26. 2013
    ..The main aim of this study was to examine whether the overall number of park visitors and their activity levels depend on study site, neighborhood walkability and neighborhood income...
  2. pmc Does the perception of neighborhood built environmental attributes influence active transport in adolescents?
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:38. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Objectively measured sedentary time and physical activity time across the lifespan: a cross-sectional study in four age groups
    Heleen Spittaels
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Gent, 9000, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:149. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Individual, social and physical environmental correlates of 'never' and 'always' cycling to school among 10 to 12 year old children living within a 3.0 km distance from school
    Fabian Ducheyne
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:142. 2012
    ..Therefore, this study examined individual, social and physical environmental correlates of never and always cycling to/from school among 10 to 12 year old Belgian children living within a 3.0 km distance from school...
  5. pmc Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes associated with adults' transport-related walking and cycling: Findings from the USA, Australia and Belgium
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:70. 2012
    ..We investigated the direction and shape of relationships of perceived neighborhood attributes with transport-related cycling and walking in three countries; and examined whether these associations differed by country and gender...
  6. pmc Evaluation of a workplace intervention to promote commuter cycling: a RE-AIM analysis
    Veerle Dubuy
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent B 9000, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:587. 2013
    ..The study purpose was to evaluate the dissemination efforts of the program and to gain insights in whether free participation could persuade small and middle-sized companies to sign up...
  7. pmc Physical activity and beverage consumption in preschoolers: focus groups with parents and teachers
    Marieke De Craemer
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:278. 2013
    ....
  8. pmc The effect of the UP4FUN pilot intervention on objectively measured sedentary time and physical activity in 10-12 year old children in Belgium: the ENERGY-project
    Maite Verloigne
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:805. 2012
    ....
  9. pmc Sustainability of the whole-community project '10,000 Steps': a longitudinal study
    Ragnar Van Acker
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:155. 2012
    ..This paper reports a longitudinal evaluation of organizational and individual sustainability indicators of '10,000 Steps'...
  10. doi request reprint Physical activity promotion in schools: which strategies do schools (not) implement and which socioecological factors are associated with implementation?
    Greet M Cardon
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 27:470-83. 2012
    ..Efforts are needed to convince and help schools to increase parental and pupil involvement and to build a policy on school-community partnerships...
  11. pmc Active living neighborhoods: is neighborhood walkability a key element for Belgian adolescents?
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:7. 2012
    ....
  12. pmc Criterion distances and environmental correlates of active commuting to school in children
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:88. 2011
    ....
  13. pmc How many steps/day are enough? for children and adolescents
    Catrine Tudor-Locke
    Walking Behavior Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:78. 2011
    ....
  14. pmc Feasibility and validity of accelerometer measurements to assess physical activity in toddlers
    Eveline Van Cauwenberghe
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ghent, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:67. 2011
    ..Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to examine the feasibility and validity of accelerometer measurements in toddlers (1- to 3-year olds)...
  15. pmc Moderators and mediators of pedometer use and step count increase in the "10,000 Steps Ghent" intervention
    Katrien De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:3. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  16. pmc Objectively measured physical activity, physical activity related personality and body mass index in 6- to 10-yr-old children: a cross-sectional study
    Benedicte Deforche
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:25. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  17. pmc Criterion distances and correlates of active transportation to school in Belgian older adolescents
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:87. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  18. pmc Socio-demographic, psychosocial and home-environmental attributes associated with adults' domestic screen time
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:668. 2011
    ....
  19. pmc The impact of disseminating the whole-community project '10,000 Steps': a RE-AIM analysis
    Ragnar Van Acker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:3. 2011
    ..The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact of the wide-scale dissemination of '10,000 Steps', using the RE-AIM framework...
  20. ncbi request reprint Are preschool children active enough? Objectively measured physical activity levels
    Greet M Cardon
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Res Q Exerc Sport 79:326-32. 2008
    ..Mean activity counts and minutes in MVPA did not differ between genders. Physical activity levels in this sample of preschool children were far lower than recommended...
  21. pmc Low back pain prevention's effects in schoolchildren. What is the evidence?
    Greet Cardon
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Gent, Belgium
    Eur Spine J 13:663-79. 2004
    ..Further studies with a follow-up into adulthood are needed to evaluate the long-term effect of early interventions and the possible detrimental effect of spinal loading at young age...
  22. doi request reprint Promoting physical activity at the pre-school playground: the effects of providing markings and play equipment
    Greet Cardon
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Prev Med 48:335-40. 2009
    ..We aimed to investigate the effects of providing play equipment and markings at the pre-school playground on physical activity engagement levels...
  23. pmc The contribution of preschool playground factors in explaining children's physical activity during recess
    Greet Cardon
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:11. 2008
    ..The present study aimed to investigate how physical activity levels are influenced by environmental factors during recess in preschool...
  24. ncbi request reprint Physical activity levels in 10- to 11-year-olds: clustering of psychosocial correlates
    Greet Cardon
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 8:896-903. 2005
    ....
  25. pmc Back education in elementary schoolchildren: the effects of adding a physical activity promotion program to a back care program
    Greet M Cardon
    Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Spine J 16:125-33. 2007
    ..However, the findings also emphasize the disadvantages of implementing both programs simultaneously in a school curriculum that is already full...
  26. ncbi request reprint Static and dynamic standing balance: test-retest reliability and reference values in 9 to 10 year old children
    Elisabeth Geldhof
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Pediatr 165:779-86. 2006
    ..The present study was designed to report test-retest reliability and reference values for postural stability in 9 to 10 years old schoolchildren using the Balance Master system...
  27. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive physical activity promotion programme at elementary school: the effects on physical activity, physical fitness and psychosocial correlates of physical activity
    Stefanie J M Verstraete
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 10:477-84. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effects of a comprehensive physical activity (PA) promotion programme in elementary schools on children's total PA levels, leisure-time PA, physical fitness and psychosocial correlates of PA...
  28. ncbi request reprint The effect of pedometer use in combination with cognitive and behavioral support materials to promote physical activity
    Katrien A De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 70:209-14. 2008
    ..2. To investigate how familiar the study sample is with pedometers and the '10,000 steps/day' recommendation...
  29. doi request reprint The effect of a multi-strategy workplace physical activity intervention promoting pedometer use and step count increase
    Katrien A De Cocker
    Department of Movement ports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 25:608-19. 2010
    ..Future workplace projects should give extra attention to inactive employees...
  30. ncbi request reprint Increasing children's physical activity levels during recess periods in elementary schools: the effects of providing game equipment
    Stefanie J M Verstraete
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University and Policy Research Center Sport, Physical Activity and Health, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 16:415-9. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of providing game equipment on children's physical activity levels during morning recess and lunch break in elementary schools...
  31. doi request reprint The effect of a pedometer-based physical activity intervention on sitting time
    Katrien A De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Prev Med 47:179-81. 2008
    ..To assess whether the "10,000 Steps Ghent" intervention had any effect on self-reported sitting time...
  32. pmc Effects of back posture education on elementary schoolchildren's back function
    Elisabeth Geldhof
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Spine J 16:829-39. 2007
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Four-year follow-up of the community intervention '10,000 steps Ghent'
    Katrien A De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 26:372-80. 2011
    ..However, a decrease from baseline to follow-up, which was seen in the comparison community, was prevented in all Ghent participants, except those with a poor to moderate health...
  34. doi request reprint What do pedometer counts represent? A comparison between pedometer data and data from four different questionnaires
    Katrien A De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 12:74-81. 2009
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Non-traditional wearing positions of pedometers: validity and reliability of the Omron HJ-203-ED pedometer under controlled and free-living conditions
    Katrien A De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Sci Med Sport 15:418-24. 2012
    ..To test the validity and intra-instrument reliability of the HJ-203 Omron pedometer when worn in different positions, under controlled and free-living conditions...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effects of "10,000 steps Ghent": a whole-community intervention
    Katrien A De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Prev Med 33:455-63. 2007
    ..The aim of this article is to describe the effectiveness of the physical activity promotion project "10,000 Steps Ghent" after 1 year of intervention...
  37. ncbi request reprint Back education efficacy in elementary schoolchildren: a 1-year follow-up study
    Greet M Cardon
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:299-305. 2002
    ..A control group-designed 1-year follow-up study involving 9 to 11-year-old schoolchildren who followed back education...
  38. ncbi request reprint School-based randomized controlled trial of a physical activity intervention among adolescents
    Leen Haerens
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Adolesc Health 40:258-65. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effects of a middle school physical activity intervention, new in combining an environmental and computer tailored component; and to evaluate the effects of parental involvement...
  39. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a 2-year physical activity and healthy eating intervention in middle school children
    Leen Haerens
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 21:911-21. 2006
    ..The use of personalized computer-tailored interventions seems to be a promising tool for targeting adolescents but needs to be further explored...
  40. pmc Back posture education in elementary schoolchildren: a 2-year follow-up study
    Elisabeth Geldhof
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Spine J 16:841-50. 2007
    ..Future research on the impact of early school-based back posture promotion in relation to the integration of back posture principles according to a biomechanical favorable lifestyle and back pain prevalence later in life is essential...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effects of a two-school-year multifactorial back education program in elementary schoolchildren
    Elisabeth Geldhof
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1965-73. 2006
    ..A quasi-experimental pre/post design...
  42. ncbi request reprint Body mass effects of a physical activity and healthy food intervention in middle schools
    Leen Haerens
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:847-54. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effects of a 2-year middle school physical activity and healthy food intervention, including an environmental and computer-tailored component on BMI and BMI z-score in boys and girls...
  43. ncbi request reprint Environmental and psychosocial correlates of physical activity in Portuguese and Belgian adults
    Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 8:886-95. 2005
    ....
  44. doi request reprint The relationship between physical activity and mental health varies across activity intensity levels and dimensions of mental health among women and men
    Melinda Asztalos
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 13:1207-14. 2010
    ..Evaluating whether psychological well-being enhances with increases in PA at recommended levels and above, in the general population...
  45. doi request reprint Lower neighbourhood walkability and longer distance to school are related to physical activity in Belgian adolescents
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, Belgium
    Prev Med 48:516-8. 2009
    ..To investigate whether adolescents living in a high-walkable town centre are more physically active than those living in a less-walkable suburb...
  46. doi request reprint Neighborhood walkability and sedentary time in Belgian adults
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Prev Med 39:25-32. 2010
    ..Sedentary behavior (too much sitting) has deleterious health consequences that are distinct from lack of physical activity (too little exercise)...
  47. doi request reprint Neighborhood SES and walkability are related to physical activity behavior in Belgian adults
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Prev Med 50:S74-9. 2010
    ..To investigate whether neighborhood walkability (higher residential density, land use mix, street connectivity) is positively associated with physical activity in Belgian adults and whether this association is moderated by neighborhood SES...
  48. doi request reprint Physical activity as a mediator of the associations between neighborhood walkability and adiposity in Belgian adults
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Health Place 16:952-60. 2010
    ..Planning for neighborhoods to be high in walkability could have favorable effects on physical activity and weight status...
  49. pmc Urban-rural differences in physical activity in Belgian adults and the importance of psychosocial factors
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Flanders, Belgium
    J Urban Health 88:154-67. 2011
    ..In rural environments, where changing the environment would be a very challenging task, interventions focusing on modifiable psychosocial constructs could possibly be effective...
  50. doi request reprint Neighbourhood walkability and its particular importance for adults with a preference for passive transport
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Health Place 15:496-504. 2009
    ..In a health promotion context, these results are very promising...
  51. doi request reprint Specific associations between types of physical activity and components of mental health
    Melinda Asztalos
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Sci Med Sport 12:468-74. 2009
    ..Results invite consideration for the utility, and perhaps the necessity, of differentiated health recommendations for physical health and for mental health in different population subgroups...
  52. ncbi request reprint Pedometer-determined physical activity and its comparison with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire in a sample of Belgian adults
    Katrien De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:429-37. 2007
    ..Belgian population pedometer-determined PA levels are higher than those reported in samples of the United States; however, there is a wide distribution of ambulatory behavior..
  53. doi request reprint '10 000 Steps Flanders': evaluation of the state-wide dissemination of a physical activity intervention in Flanders
    Veerle Dubuy
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 28:546-51. 2013
    ..005) was found in the Flemish sample. A positive effect of '10 000 Steps Flanders' was found. Results indicate that a state-wide approach based on socio-ecological models is an effective strategy to promote PA in a large population...
  54. ncbi request reprint Bicycling to school during the transition from childhood into adolescence: a six-year longitudinal study
    Greet M Cardon
    Dept of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 24:369-83. 2012
    ..69-7.61; ICC bicycling rates: 0.46, ICC bicycling durations: 0.82). This finding emphasizes the need for promoting bicycling to school at young age...
  55. ncbi request reprint Sitting habits in elementary schoolchildren: a traditional versus a "Moving school"
    Greet Cardon
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 54:133-42. 2004
    ..Results show that sitting habits are more favourable in a "Moving school". Further research is needed to study the impact of implementing "Moving school" concepts in traditional schools on sitting habits...
  56. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and perceptions about back education among elementary school students, teachers, and parents in Belgium
    Greet Cardon
    Ghent University, Dept of Movement and Sports Sciences, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Sch Health 72:100-6. 2002
    ..Sufficient promise exists to justify further development and evaluation of early back education...
  57. ncbi request reprint Comparison of pedometer and accelerometer measures of physical activity in preschool children
    Greet Cardon
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 19:205-14. 2007
    ..The daily step count of 13,874, equating to 1-hr MVPA engagement, was reached by 8% of the children. Daily step counts in preschool children give valid information on physical activity levels-daily step counts in preschoolers are low...
  58. ncbi request reprint Are children's backpack weight limits enough? A critical review of the relevant literature
    Greet M Cardon
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1106; author reply 1106-7. 2005