Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi A cluster-analytical approach toward physical activity and other health related behaviors
    I De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Psychology, University of Ghent, Belgium
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:605-12. 1999
  2. ncbi Tracking and explanation of physical activity in young adults over a 7-year period
    Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Res Q Exerc Sport 73:376-85. 2002
  3. doi Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes associated with adults' leisure-time physical activity: findings from Belgium, Australia and the USA
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Health Place 19:59-68. 2013
  4. 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
  5. doi Family- and school-based predictors of energy balance-related behaviours in children: a 6-year longitudinal study
    Maite Verloigne
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 16:202-11. 2013
  6. ncbi European adolescents' level of perceived stress and its relationship with body adiposity--the HELENA Study
    Tineke de Vriendt
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 2 Blok A, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 22:519-24. 2012
  7. ncbi Effectiveness of workplace interventions in Europe promoting healthy eating: a systematic review
    Lea Maes
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 22:677-83. 2012
  8. 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
  9. pmc Using the intervention mapping protocol to develop a community-based intervention for the prevention of childhood obesity in a multi-centre European project: the IDEFICS intervention
    Vera Verbestel
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:82. 2011
  10. doi Influencing factors of sedentary behavior in European preschool settings: an exploration through focus groups with teachers
    Ellen De Decker
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    J Sch Health 83:654-61. 2013

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  1. ncbi A cluster-analytical approach toward physical activity and other health related behaviors
    I De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Psychology, University of Ghent, Belgium
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:605-12. 1999
    ....
  2. ncbi Tracking and explanation of physical activity in young adults over a 7-year period
    Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Res Q Exerc Sport 73:376-85. 2002
    ..Significant predictors were different for men and women. Present results can inform the design of physical activity interventions for these populations...
  3. doi Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes associated with adults' leisure-time physical activity: findings from Belgium, Australia and the USA
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Health Place 19:59-68. 2013
    ..In Belgium, interventions to promote leisure-time activity may need to target promotion of existing opportunities rather than built environment improvements...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. doi Family- and school-based predictors of energy balance-related behaviours in children: a 6-year longitudinal study
    Maite Verloigne
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 16:202-11. 2013
    ..To examine family- and school-based predictors of breakfast consumption, soft drink consumption and physical activity (PA) and moderating effects of gender and socio-economic status (SES)...
  6. ncbi European adolescents' level of perceived stress and its relationship with body adiposity--the HELENA Study
    Tineke de Vriendt
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 2 Blok A, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 22:519-24. 2012
    ..Since stress is hypothesized to be involved in the aetiology of obesity, the present study examined the current perception of stress in European adolescents and the association between adolescent perceived stress and their adiposity...
  7. ncbi Effectiveness of workplace interventions in Europe promoting healthy eating: a systematic review
    Lea Maes
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 22:677-83. 2012
    ..This review summarizes the evidence of effect of intervention studies in European countries promoting a healthy diet solely and in combination with increasing physical activity at the workplace...
  8. 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
    ....
  9. pmc Using the intervention mapping protocol to develop a community-based intervention for the prevention of childhood obesity in a multi-centre European project: the IDEFICS intervention
    Vera Verbestel
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:82. 2011
    ..The aim of the present manuscript was to describe the content and developmental process of the IDEFICS intervention...
  10. doi Influencing factors of sedentary behavior in European preschool settings: an exploration through focus groups with teachers
    Ellen De Decker
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    J Sch Health 83:654-61. 2013
    ..Because of the absence of qualitative studies examining influencing factors of preschoolers' sedentary behavior in preschool settings, this study explored teachers' opinions on potentially influencing factors of this behavior...
  11. ncbi 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
    ....
  12. 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...
  13. doi Can differences in physical activity by socio-economic status in European adolescents be explained by differences in psychosocial correlates? A mediation analysis within the HELENA (Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence) study
    Katrien De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 15:2100-9. 2012
    ..The present study aimed to investigate the potential mediating role of psychosocial correlates of PA on the relationship between SES and PA in European adolescents...
  14. doi Treatment-related and psychosocial variables in explaining physical activity in women three weeks to six months post-treatment of breast cancer
    Caroline Charlier
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 89:171-7. 2012
    ..This study examined treatment-related and psychosocial variables in explaining total and leisure time physical activity in breast cancer survivors three weeks to six months post-treatment...
  15. ncbi 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)...
  16. ncbi Acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of a computer-tailored physical activity intervention in adolescents
    Leen Haerens
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 66:303-10. 2007
    ..To evaluate acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of computer-tailored physical activity education among adolescents...
  17. doi Effects of a 2-year healthy eating and physical activity intervention for 3-6-year-olds in communities of high and low socio-economic status: the POP (Prevention of Overweight among Pre-school and school children) project
    Valerie De Coen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 15:1737-45. 2012
    ....
  18. doi The contribution of general and cancer-related variables in explaining physical activity in a breast cancer population 3 weeks to 6 months post-treatment
    Caroline Charlier
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Psychooncology 22:203-11. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study is to compare the contribution of cancer-related determinants with more general ones in explaining physical activity 3 weeks to 6 months post-treatment...
  19. doi Associations between home- and family-related factors and fruit juice and soft drink intake among 10- to 12-year old children. The ENERGY project
    Wendy Van Lippevelde
    Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appetite 61:59-65. 2013
    ....
  20. doi Family- and school-based correlates of energy balance-related behaviours in 10-12-year-old children: a systematic review within the ENERGY (EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth) project
    Maite Verloigne
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 15:1380-95. 2012
    ....
  21. doi European adolescents' level of perceived stress is inversely related to their diet quality: the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence study
    Tineke de Vriendt
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 108:371-80. 2012
    ....
  22. doi Mediating effects of home-related factors on fat intake from snacks in a school-based nutrition intervention among adolescents
    Wendy Van Lippevelde
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 27:36-45. 2012
    ..Nevertheless, more research is needed concerning effectively addressing the other determinants...
  23. 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
    ....
  24. doi Relationship of physical activity and dietary habits with body mass index in the transition from childhood to adolescence: a 4-year longitudinal study
    Leen Haerens
    Research Foundation Flanders, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 13:1722-8. 2010
    ....
  25. doi Physical environmental attributes and active transportation in Belgium: what about adults and adolescents living in the same neighborhoods?
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Health Promot 27:330-8. 2013
    ....
  26. 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
    ....
  27. pmc Design and process evaluation of an informative website tailored to breast cancer survivors' and intimate partners' post-treatment care needs
    Evelyn Pauwels
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Gent, Belgium
    BMC Res Notes 5:548. 2012
    ....
  28. doi Self-reported TV and computer time do not represent accelerometer-derived total sedentary time in 10 to 12-year-olds
    Maite Verloigne
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 23:30-2. 2013
    ..This suggests that self-reported TV and computer time do not adequately reflect total sedentary time in schoolchildren...
  29. pmc The contribution of home, neighbourhood and school environmental factors in explaining physical activity among adolescents
    Leen Haerens
    Research Foundation Flanders, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Environ Public Health 2009:320372. 2009
    ..Findings were generally supportive of ecological theories stating that behaviors are influenced by personal and environmental factors that are constantly interacting...
  30. ncbi 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
    ....
  31. doi Effectiveness of school-based interventions in Europe to promote healthy nutrition in children and adolescents: systematic review of published and 'grey' literature
    Eveline Van Cauwenberghe
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 103:781-97. 2010
    ..Evidence for effectiveness on anthropometrical obesity-related measures is lacking...
  32. pmc Relationship between self-reported dietary intake and physical activity levels among adolescents: the HELENA study
    Charlene Ottevaere
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:8. 2011
    ..The objective of the present study is to describe the relationship between energy, nutrient and food intake and the physical activity level among a large group of European adolescents...
  33. ncbi Do children with obesity implicitly identify with sedentariness and fat food?
    Mietje Craeynest
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 37:347-57. 2006
    ..Results revealed a marked group difference on the implicit identification with food: Only youngsters without obesity identified themselves more with non-fat food than with fat food...
  34. doi A comparative study of performance in simple and choice reaction time tasks between obese and healthy-weight children
    Ilse Gentier
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Res Dev Disabil 34:2635-41. 2013
    ....
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. doi Children's cycling skills: Development of a test and determination of individual and environmental correlates
    Fabian Ducheyne
    Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Accid Anal Prev 50:688-97. 2013
    ..Therefore, this study developed a test to gain a detailed insight into the cycling skills of 9-10 year old children and evaluated individual and physical environmental correlates of cycling skills...
  38. doi The association between socio-ecological factors and having an after-school physical activity program
    Ragnar Van Acker
    Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    J Sch Health 82:395-403. 2012
    ..Few studies have used socio-ecological health models to identify barriers and facilitators of after-school PA programs. This study examined which socio-ecological factors are associated with having an after-school PA program...
  39. doi Does parental involvement make a difference in school-based nutrition and physical activity interventions? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Wendy Van Lippevelde
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Public Health 57:673-8. 2012
    ..Therefore, this study aimed at determining the impact of parental involvement in school-based obesity prevention interventions in children and adolescents...
  40. ncbi Pilot evaluation of the HELENA (Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence) Food-O-Meter, a computer-tailored nutrition advice for adolescents: a study in six European cities
    Lea Maes
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 14:1292-302. 2011
    ..To investigate the feasibility and impact of the Food-O-Meter, an Internet-based computer-tailored nutrition intervention in adolescents...
  41. pmc What do parents think about parental participation in school-based interventions on energy balance-related behaviours? a qualitative study in 4 countries
    Wendy Van Lippevelde
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:881. 2011
    ....
  42. doi Comparison of the IPAQ-A and actigraph in relation to VO2max among European adolescents: the HELENA study
    Charlene Ottevaere
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Sci Med Sport 14:317-24. 2011
    ..Both instruments are able to detect the adolescents with the highest cardio respiratory fitness, which are the most active adolescents...
  43. doi Self-reported physical activity in European adolescents: results from the HELENA (Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence) study
    Katrien De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 14:246-54. 2011
    ..Furthermore, self-reported PA patterns were evaluated in relation to gender, age category, weight status category and socio-economic status (SES)...
  44. doi Postural balance under normal and altered sensory conditions in normal-weight and overweight children
    Eva D'Hondt
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 26:84-9. 2011
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate postural balance control under normal and experimentally altered sensory conditions in normal-weight versus overweight children...
  45. doi The relationship between changes in steps/day and health outcomes after a pedometer-based physical activity intervention with telephone support in type 2 diabetes patients
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 28:539-45. 2013
    ..Hence, although the intervention successfully increased steps/day, no direct effect on health outcomes was identified. However, an increase of ≥4000 steps/day seemed a threshold to have a positive impact on HbA1c...
  46. doi Efficacy and feasibility of lowering playground density to promote physical activity and to discourage sedentary time during recess at preschool: a pilot study
    Eveline Van Cauwenberghe
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Prev Med 55:319-21. 2012
    ..This pilot study examined if lowering playground density is feasible and effective in improving preschoolers' activity and sedentary levels during recess...
  47. doi Weight loss and improved gross motor coordination in children as a result of multidisciplinary residential obesity treatment
    Eva D'Hondt
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1999-2005. 2011
    ....
  48. ncbi Parental socioeconomic status and soft drink consumption of the child. The mediating proportion of parenting practices
    Valerie De Coen
    Ghent University, Department of Public Health, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appetite 59:76-80. 2012
    ..Interestingly, this effect is almost entirely mediated by three soft drink parenting practices: soft drinks served at meals, the child can take soft drink whenever he or she wants and having soft drinks at home...
  49. 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
    ....
  50. ncbi 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...
  51. pmc Educational inequalities in TV viewing among older adults: a mediation analysis of ecological factors
    Katrien De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:138. 2013
    ..The present purpose was to examine the potential mediating role of personal, social and physical environmental factors in the relationship between education and TV viewing among Australian 55-65 year-old adults...
  52. doi Care needs after primary breast cancer treatment. Survivors' associated sociodemographic and medical characteristics
    Evelyn E J Pauwels
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Psychooncology 22:125-32. 2013
    ..This study examines the care needs of rehabilitating breast cancer survivors and determines what sociodemographic and medical characteristics are associated with these care needs...
  53. ncbi Do psychosocial factors moderate the association between neighborhood walkability and adolescents' physical activity?
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 81:1-9. 2013
    ..However, in order to increase PA in large populations, interventions focusing solely on improving neighborhood walkability may not have the desired effect...
  54. 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
    ....
  55. pmc Levels of physical activity and sedentary time among 10- to 12-year-old boys and girls across 5 European countries using accelerometers: an observational study within the ENERGY-project
    Maite Verloigne
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:34. 2012
    ....
  56. doi Gross motor coordination in relation to weight status and age in 5- to 12-year-old boys and girls: a cross-sectional study
    Eva D'Hondt
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e556-64. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in gross motor coordination in healthy-weight, overweight, and obese children of different ages...
  57. ncbi The effects of a middle-school healthy eating intervention on adolescents' fat and fruit intake and soft drinks consumption
    Leen Haerens
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 10:443-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effects of a middle-school healthy eating promotion intervention combining environmental changes and computer-tailored feedback, with and without an explicit parent involvement component...
  58. 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...
  59. pmc Clustering patterns of physical activity, sedentary and dietary behavior among European adolescents: The HELENA study
    Charlene Ottevaere
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:328. 2011
    ..This study examines the prevalence and clustering of physical activity, sedentary and dietary patterns among European adolescents and investigates if the identified clusters could be characterized by socio-demographic factors...
  60. doi The relationship between children's home food environment and dietary patterns in childhood and adolescence
    Carine Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Research Foundation Flanders, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 13:1729-35. 2010
    ..To identify the correlates of the home food environment (parents' intake, availability and food-related parenting practices) at the age of 10 years with dietary patterns during childhood and in adolescence...
  61. ncbi 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...
  62. 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
    ....
  63. pmc Self-determined motivation towards physical activity in adolescents treated for obesity: an observational study
    Maite Verloigne
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:97. 2011
    ....
  64. pmc Associations between perceived neighborhood environmental attributes and adults' sedentary behavior: findings from the U.S.A., Australia and Belgium
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 74:1375-84. 2012
    ....
  65. pmc Mediators of physical activity change in a behavioral modification program for type 2 diabetes patients
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:105. 2011
    ..Our purpose was to examine mediation effects of changes in psychosocial variables on changes in physical activity in type 2 diabetes patients...
  66. ncbi Efficacy of sequential or simultaneous interactive computer-tailored interventions for increasing physical activity and decreasing fat intake
    Corneel Vandelanotte
    Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Watersportlaan
    Ann Behav Med 29:138-46. 2005
    ..Furthermore, it is unknown whether they should be executed sequentially or simultaneously...
  67. ncbi Physical activity and psychosocial correlates in normal weight and overweight 11 to 19 year olds
    Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Obes Res 13:1097-105. 2005
    ..It further explored whether the prediction of physical activity by the psychosocial correlates is different in normal weight and overweight adolescents...
  68. doi Calibration and comparison of accelerometer cut points in preschool children
    Eveline Van Cauwenberghe
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e582-9. 2011
    ..The present study aimed to develop accelerometer cut points to classify physical activities (PA) by intensity in preschoolers and to investigate discrepancies in PA levels when applying various accelerometer cut points...
  69. doi 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...
  70. 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'...
  71. pmc Web-based, computer-tailored, pedometer-based physical activity advice: development, dissemination through general practice, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy in a randomized controlled trial
    Katrien De Cocker
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    J Med Internet Res 14:e53. 2012
    ..Computer tailoring is a relatively innovative and promising physical activity intervention approach. However, few computer-tailored physical activity interventions in adults have provided feedback based on pedometer use...
  72. ncbi Within- and between-day variability of objectively measured physical activity in preschoolers
    Vera Verbestel
    Dept of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 23:366-78. 2011
    ..The results of this study are informative for the development of future PA interventions and indicate that both the preschool and the home environment should be targeted in the promotion of preschoolers' PA...
  73. doi The role of vision in obese and normal-weight children's gait control
    Eva D'Hondt
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Gait Posture 33:179-84. 2011
    ..Next to the mechanical problem of moving excess mass, a different coupling between perception and action appears to be governing obese children's motor coordination and control...
  74. ncbi Role of physical activity and eating behaviour in weight control after treatment in severely obese children and adolescents
    Benedicte Deforche
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Acta Paediatr 94:464-70. 2005
    ..To investigate the role of physical activity and eating behaviour in weight control 1.5 y after a weight-reduction programme in severely obese children...
  75. doi Developing the IDEFICS community-based intervention program to enhance eating behaviors in 2- to 8-year-old children: findings from focus groups with children and parents
    L Haerens
    Research Foundation Flanders, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 24:381-93. 2009
    ..There was a large variability in findings within countries. Interventions should be tailored at the personal and environmental level to increase the likelihood of behavioral change...
  76. ncbi Evaluation of an interactive computer-tailored nutrition intervention in a real-life setting
    Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
    Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Belgium
    Ann Behav Med 33:39-48. 2007
    ..Studies testing Web-based computer-tailored education in real-life settings are now needed...
  77. ncbi Changes in fat mass, fat-free mass and aerobic fitness in severely obese children and adolescents following a residential treatment programme
    Benedicte Deforche
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Pediatr 162:616-22. 2003
    ..001). Maximal performance levels increased (performance time: from 14+/-2.9 min to 15.3+/-3.5 min, peak power: from 186+/-38 Watt to 205+/-45 Watt, P<0.01) without an improvement in absolute VO(2 peak)...
  78. ncbi Acceptability and feasibility of an interactive computer-tailored fat intake intervention in Belgium
    Corneel Vandelanotte
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Health Promot Int 19:463-70. 2004
    ..These results suggest that the computer-tailored intervention is an acceptable and feasible tool for reducing fat intake in a general population in Belgium...
  79. doi Physical environmental correlates of self-reported and objectively assessed physical activity in Belgian type 2 diabetes patients
    Karlijn De Greef
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Health Soc Care Community 19:178-88. 2011
    ..Nevertheless, sociodemographic and psychosocial factors remain very important and when developing future interventions, all these multidimensional correlates should be kept in mind...
  80. ncbi Formative research to develop the IDEFICS physical activity intervention component: findings from focus groups with children and parents
    Leen Haerens
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Research Foundation Flanders, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Phys Act Health 7:246-56. 2010
    ..The current study aimed at describing influencing factors for physical activity among young children to determine the best approaches for developing the IDEFICS community based intervention...
  81. pmc Long-term effectiveness of a back education programme in elementary schoolchildren: an 8-year follow-up study
    Mieke Dolphens
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Ghent University, Campus Heymans 3B3, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur Spine J 20:2134-42. 2011
    ..The true long-term impact of school-based spinal health interventions on clinically relevant outcome measures merits further attention...
  82. ncbi Childhood obesity affects fine motor skill performance under different postural constraints
    Eva D'Hondt
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Neurosci Lett 440:72-5. 2008
    ..Although this could result from the mechanical demands related to the movement of the arm itself, it also leads to the tentative suggestion that obese children might suffer from underlying perceptual-motor coordination difficulties...
  83. ncbi Cognitive-motivational determinants of fat food consumption in overweight and obese youngsters: the implicit association between fat food and arousal
    Mietje Craeynest
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:354-68. 2008
    ..No differences were found between the groups, nor between the positive and the negative arousal task. These results are related to cognitive-motivational theories of fat food intake...
  84. doi Associations between general parenting styles and specific food-related parenting practices and children's food consumption
    Carine Vereecken
    Ghent University, Department of Public Health, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Health Promot 23:233-40. 2009
    ..Explore the impact of general parenting style and specific food-related parenting practices on children's dietary habits...
  85. ncbi Effectiveness of a computer tailored physical activity intervention in adolescents compared to a generic advice
    Leen Haerens
    Research Foundation Flanders, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 77:38-41. 2009
    ..To investigate the differences in effects of a computer tailored physical activity advice as compared to generic information in adolescents...
  86. 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)...
  87. ncbi Explicit and implicit attitudes towards food and physical activity in childhood obesity
    Mietje Craeynest
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Behav Res Ther 43:1111-20. 2005
    ..Children and adolescents with obesity had a more pronounced positive implicit attitude towards food in general. The relevance of these findings in terms of prevention, treatment and further research is discussed...
  88. ncbi Dietary behaviour of pregnant versus non-pregnant women
    Wim Verbeke
    Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Appetite 48:78-86. 2007
    ....
  89. doi 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...
  90. doi Evaluation of a computer-tailored physical activity intervention in adolescents in six European countries: the Activ-O-Meter in the HELENA intervention study
    Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Adolesc Health 46:458-66. 2010
    ..The present study investigates the effect of the Activ-O-Meter, an internet-based computer-tailored physical activity intervention in adolescents in six European centers involved in the HELENA study...
  91. ncbi Stages of change for physical activity in a community sample of adolescents
    Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 20:357-66. 2005
    ..About 71% of the adolescents placed themselves in a stage which was in accordance with their self-reported level of physical activity...
  92. ncbi Differences in trauma symptoms and family functioning in intra-and extrafamilial sexually abused adolescents
    Sarah Bal
    Ghent University, Belgium
    J Interpers Violence 19:108-23. 2004
    ..Family functioning-in particular, lack of cohesion- was an independent contributor to internalizing trauma-related problems...
  93. ncbi Symptomatology in adolescents following initial disclosure of sexual abuse: the roles of crisis support, appraisals and coping
    Sarah Bal
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Child Abuse Negl 33:717-27. 2009
    ..A theoretical model of sexual abuse, in which appraisal, coping and crisis support play prominent roles, was tested in a clinical group of 100 sexually abused adolescents...
  94. doi Do adults like living in high-walkable neighborhoods? Associations of walkability parameters with neighborhood satisfaction and possible mediators
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, FWO, Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Belgium
    Health Place 17:971-7. 2011
    ..Urban planners should not be discouraged to build high-walkable environments, but next to objective walkability, environmental perceptions should also be considered to achieve neighborhood satisfaction...
  95. doi Increasing physical activity in Belgian type 2 diabetes patients: a three-arm randomized controlled trial
    Karlijn De Greef
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Med 18:188-98. 2011
    ..An alternative strategy that builds on existing interactions is delivery through individual consultation by a general practitioner (GP). These two delivery strategies have not been directly compared...
  96. doi 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...
  97. ncbi Relationship between motor skill and body mass index in 5- to 10-year-old children
    Eva D Hondt
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Adapt Phys Activ Q 26:21-37. 2009
    ..A similar trend was found for manual dexterity (p < .10). This study demonstrates that general motor skill level is lower in obese children than in normal-weight and overweight peers...
  98. pmc Reliability and validity of the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire in a sample of European adolescents--the HELENA study
    Tineke de Vriendt
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 2 blok A, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:717. 2011
    ....
  99. ncbi 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...
  100. doi The use of accelerometry in adolescents and its implementation with non-wear time activity diaries in free-living conditions
    Charlene Ottevaere
    Department of Public Health, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    J Sports Sci 29:103-13. 2011
    ..It is therefore recommended to use a non-wear activity diary for gaining insight into the physical activity levels of individuals...
  101. ncbi 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...