L Haerens

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. doi 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. 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...
  2. 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
    ....
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
    ....
  8. 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...
  9. doi 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. doi Are physical activity interventions equally effective in adolescents of low and high socio-economic status (SES): results from the European Teenage project
    I De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Movement port Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 26:119-30. 2011
    ..05) and on leisure time transportation in adolescents of low SES (P < 0.05). To conclude, we were not able to show a significant widening or narrowing of inequalities in European adolescents...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...