Benedicte Deforche

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi Physical fitness and physical activity in obese and nonobese Flemish youth
    Benedicte Deforche
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Obes Res 11:434-41. 2003
  2. ncbi Differences in psychosocial determinants of physical activity in older adults participating in organised versus non-organised activities
    B Deforche
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ghent, Belgium
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 40:362-72. 2000
  3. ncbi Changes in physical activity and psychosocial determinants of physical activity in children and adolescents treated for obesity
    Benedicte Deforche
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 55:407-15. 2004
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi The role of implicit attitudes towards food and physical activity in the treatment of youth obesity
    Mietje Craeynest
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eat Behav 9:41-51. 2008
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications54

  1. ncbi Physical fitness and physical activity in obese and nonobese Flemish youth
    Benedicte Deforche
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Obes Res 11:434-41. 2003
    ..To assess different aspects of physical fitness and physical activity in obese and nonobese Flemish youth...
  2. ncbi Differences in psychosocial determinants of physical activity in older adults participating in organised versus non-organised activities
    B Deforche
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ghent, Belgium
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 40:362-72. 2000
    ....
  3. ncbi Changes in physical activity and psychosocial determinants of physical activity in children and adolescents treated for obesity
    Benedicte Deforche
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 55:407-15. 2004
    ..We can conclude that the intervention was successful in activating obese youngsters to move at the desirable exercise intensity and frequency; however, maintenance of the exercise habit after treatment was not successful...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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
    ....
  6. 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
    ....
  7. 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...
  8. doi The role of implicit attitudes towards food and physical activity in the treatment of youth obesity
    Mietje Craeynest
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University Henri Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eat Behav 9:41-51. 2008
    ..In contrast, some small effects were found for the change in implicit attitudes towards food and exercise. Several possible explanations are discussed...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. doi Environmental and psychosocial correlates of accelerometer-assessed and self-reported physical activity in Belgian adults
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Med 18:235-45. 2011
    ..To develop effective interventions to increase PA, it is necessary to understand the most important PA correlates and to investigate whether correlates are similar in different population subgroups...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
    ....
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi 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...
  21. 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
    ....
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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)...
  25. 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
    ....
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi A computer-tailored dietary fat intake intervention for adolescents: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Leen Haerens
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Germany
    Ann Behav Med 34:253-62. 2007
    ..The positive effects of computer-tailored dietary fat intake interventions have been demonstrated in adults, but few studies have investigated the impact on adolescents...
  28. ncbi Fine and gross motor skills differ between healthy-weight and obese children
    Ilse Gentier
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Res Dev Disabil 34:4043-51. 2013
    ..Future research is needed to explore whether this assumption is correct and what the underlying mechanism(s) could be. ..
  29. 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)...
  30. 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...
  31. 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
    ....
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi A longitudinal study of gross motor coordination and weight status in children
    Eva D'Hondt
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 22:1505-11. 2014
    ..This longitudinal study investigated the interrelationship between children's weight status and level of gross motor coordination over time, taking baseline physical activity (PA) into account as a possible mediator...
  34. 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
    ....
  35. 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
    ....
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi Measuring physical activity using accelerometry in 13-15-year-old adolescents: the importance of including non-wear activities
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 14:2124-33. 2011
    ..The present study aimed to examine the impact of non-wear activities registered in diaries when using accelerometers to assess physical activity (PA) in young adolescents...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. pmc Changes in physical activity during the transition from primary to secondary school in Belgian children: what is the role of the school environment?
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 14:261. 2014
    ..Moderating effects of gender and the baseline level of PA were investigated for the first and third research question...
  44. pmc Relationship between the physical environment and different domains of physical activity in European adults: a systematic review
    Veerle Van Holle
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:807. 2012
    ..This systematic review aimed at summarizing Europe-specific evidence on the relationship between the physical environment and different PA domains in adults...
  45. ncbi Effects of distraction on treadmill running time in severely obese children and adolescents
    I De Bourdeaudhuij
    Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:1023-9. 2002
    ....
  46. 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:..
  47. 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...
  48. doi Relationships between the perceived neighborhood social environment and walking for transportation among older adults
    Jelle Van Cauwenberg
    Department of Human Biometry and Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, B 1000 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 104:23-30. 2014
    ..Future research should try to further disentangle the complex (inter)relationships and causal mechanisms between older individuals, their environments, and their walking for transportation behavior. ..
  49. pmc Traditional and cyberbullying victimization as correlates of psychosocial distress and barriers to a healthy lifestyle among severely obese adolescents--a matched case-control study on prevalence and results from a cross-sectional study
    Ann Desmet
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 14:224. 2014
    ..The purpose of the study was to assess traditional and cyber-victimization among adolescents with severe obesity and its relation to psychosocial distress and barriers to healthy lifestyles...
  50. ncbi Physical activity and endurance in normal weight versus overweight boys and girls
    L Haerens
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 47:344-50. 2007
    ..Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to reinvestigate the differences in physical activity and running capacity between overweight and normal weight children...
  51. ncbi Post-treatment phone contact: a weight maintenance strategy in obese youngsters
    B Deforche
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:543-6. 2005
    ..001). In conclusion, post-treatment phone contact appears to have the potential to be an effective maintenance strategy in obese youngsters...
  52. ncbi Explaining the effect of a 1-year intervention promoting physical activity in middle schools: a mediation analysis
    L Haerens
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 11:501-12. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the mediation effects of changes in psychosocial determinants of physical activity (attitude, social support, self-efficacy, perceived benefits and barriers) on changes in physical activity...
  53. ncbi The contribution of psychosocial and home environmental factors in explaining eating behaviours in adolescents
    L Haerens
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:51-9. 2008
    ..The present study aimed at investigating the influence of food availability, rules and television viewing habits on eating behaviours in adolescents...
  54. ncbi Predictors of 6-minute walk test and 12-minute walk/run test in obese children and adolescents
    Patrick Calders
    Revalidation Sciences and Physiotherapy Ghent, Campus Heymans 1B3, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Pediatr 167:563-8. 2008
    ..Conclusion: In obese children and adolescents BMI z-score is the most dominant predictor of the variability in performances on the 6-minute walk test and the 12-minute walk/run test at admission as well as after 3 months of treatment...