Lea Maes

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Direct and indirect associations between the family physical activity environment and sports participation among 10-12 year-old European children: testing the EnRG framework in the ENERGY project
    Anna F Timperio
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research C PAN, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:15. 2013
  2. pmc Micro-level economic factors and incentives in Children's energy balance related behaviours - findings from the ENERGY European cross-section questionnaire survey
    Jørgen Dejgård Jensen
    Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg C, Denmark
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:136. 2012
  3. pmc Community embedded reproductive health interventions for adolescents in Latin America: development and evaluation of a complex multi-centre intervention
    Peter Decat
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 UZP 114, Gent 9000, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:31. 2013
  4. pmc Does neighbourhood social capital aid in levelling the social gradient in the health and well-being of children and adolescents? A literature review
    Veerle Vyncke
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 blok A, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:65. 2013
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint 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
  7. ncbi request reprint 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
  8. pmc EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth (ENERGY) project: Design and methodology of the ENERGY cross-sectional survey
    Maartje M van Stralen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:65. 2011
  9. pmc Evidence-based development of school-based and family-involved prevention of overweight across Europe: the ENERGY-project's design and conceptual framework
    Johannes Brug
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:276. 2010
  10. doi request reprint A feasibility study of using a diet optimization approach in a web-based computer-tailoring intervention for adolescents
    L Maes
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:S76-81. 2008

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Publications92

  1. pmc Direct and indirect associations between the family physical activity environment and sports participation among 10-12 year-old European children: testing the EnRG framework in the ENERGY project
    Anna F Timperio
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research C PAN, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:15. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether attitude, perceived behavioural control, health belief and enjoyment mediate associations between the family environment and 10-12 year-old children's sports participation...
  2. pmc Micro-level economic factors and incentives in Children's energy balance related behaviours - findings from the ENERGY European cross-section questionnaire survey
    Jørgen Dejgård Jensen
    Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg C, Denmark
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:136. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Community embedded reproductive health interventions for adolescents in Latin America: development and evaluation of a complex multi-centre intervention
    Peter Decat
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 UZP 114, Gent 9000, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:31. 2013
    ..However, recent evidence suggests that the complexity of sexual and reproductive health issues demands an equally multi-layered and comprehensive approach...
  4. pmc Does neighbourhood social capital aid in levelling the social gradient in the health and well-being of children and adolescents? A literature review
    Veerle Vyncke
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 blok A, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:65. 2013
    ..Neighbourhood social capital is believed to influence the association between neighbourhood deprivation and health in children and adolescents, making it a potentially interesting concept for policymakers...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint 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...
  8. pmc EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth (ENERGY) project: Design and methodology of the ENERGY cross-sectional survey
    Maartje M van Stralen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:65. 2011
    ..This paper describes the design, methodology and protocol of the survey...
  9. pmc Evidence-based development of school-based and family-involved prevention of overweight across Europe: the ENERGY-project's design and conceptual framework
    Johannes Brug
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:276. 2010
    ..Schools are an important setting for health promotion in this age group, but school-based interventions mostly fail to target and involve the family environment...
  10. doi request reprint A feasibility study of using a diet optimization approach in a web-based computer-tailoring intervention for adolescents
    L Maes
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:S76-81. 2008
    ..Adolescents are an interesting but neglected target group in obesity prevention. We assessed the feasibility of using a diet optimization approach for computer-tailored nutrition interventions for adolescents...
  11. ncbi request reprint Tooth brushing and social characteristics of families in 32 countries
    Lea Maes
    Department of Public Health, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Int Dent J 56:159-67. 2006
    ..To compare the reported tooth brushing behaviour among adolescents in relation to age, gender and parental occupation, family affluence, single parent family and at least one parent not working but staying at home...
  12. pmc Health promotion intervention in mental health care: design and baseline findings of a cluster preference randomized controlled trial
    Nick Verhaeghe
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:431. 2012
    ..In this paper, the design of the study and baseline findings are described...
  13. doi request reprint 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)...
  14. doi request reprint 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...
  15. 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...
  16. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Weight control behaviors among overweight, normal weight and underweight adolescents in Palestine: findings from the national study of Palestinian schoolchildren (HBSC-WBG2004)
    Haleama Al Sabbah
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Gent University, Belgium
    Int J Eat Disord 43:326-36. 2010
    ....
  18. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  19. pmc Smoking trends among adolescents from 1990 to 2002 in ten European countries and Canada
    Anne Hublet
    Ghent University, Department of Public Health, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 6:280. 2006
    ..Daily smoking adolescents are a public health problem as they are more likely to become adult smokers and to develop smoking-related health problems later on in their lives...
  20. pmc Health promotion in individuals with mental disorders: a cluster preference randomized controlled trial
    Nick Verhaeghe
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:657. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the effectiveness of a 10-week health promotion intervention, followed by a 6-month follow-up period in individuals with mental disorders living in sheltered housing in the Flanders region (Belgium)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Television viewing behaviour and associations with food habits in different countries
    Carine A Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UH, Block A, 2nd Floor, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 9:244-50. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to describe sociodemographic differences in TV viewing and to examine associations of TV viewing with the consumption of sweets, soft drinks, fruit and vegetables in different countries...
  22. pmc Body weight dissatisfaction and communication with parents among adolescents in 24 countries: international cross-sectional survey
    Haleama Al Sabbah
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 9:52. 2009
    ....
  23. doi request reprint 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...
  24. doi request reprint 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. doi request reprint 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint 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...
  28. doi request reprint 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...
  29. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  30. doi request reprint High dietary supplement intakes among Flemish preschoolers
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital 2BlokA, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Appetite 54:340-5. 2010
    ..Future studies should investigate potential harms and benefits of dietary supplementation use among preschoolers...
  31. pmc Food intakes by preschool children in Flanders compared with dietary guidelines
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Gent, Belgium
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 5:243-57. 2008
    ....
  32. 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...
  33. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  34. 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
    ....
  35. doi request reprint 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Results from a dietary intervention study in preschools "Beastly Healthy at School"
    Carine Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UH bloc A, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Public Health 54:142-9. 2009
    ..In the present study the impact of the intervention on children's food consumption is investigated...
  37. ncbi request reprint Adolescents' education and their diet recorded by 7-day food records
    Christophe Matthys
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Soz Praventivmed 51:80-90. 2006
    ..To investigate associations between dietary habits and socio-economic status in adolescents (Ghent, Belgium)...
  38. ncbi request reprint 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...
  39. doi request reprint 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...
  40. doi request reprint 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...
  41. doi request reprint Reproducibility and validity of a diet quality index for children assessed using a FFQ
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital 2BlokA, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 104:135-44. 2010
    ..The FFQ-based DQI approach compared well with the 3 d record approach, and it can be used to determine diet quality among preschoolers...
  42. 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
    ....
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. doi request reprint 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)...
  46. ncbi request reprint 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...
  47. 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
    ....
  48. pmc Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of lifestyle interventions on physical activity and eating habits in persons with severe mental disorders: a systematic review
    Nick Verhaeghe
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:28. 2011
    ..Special attention was given if any of the included studies in the review also examined the cost-effectiveness of these health promotion interventions...
  49. doi request reprint 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...
  50. doi request reprint Food consumption among preschoolers. Does the school make a difference?
    Carine Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium
    Appetite 51:723-6. 2008
    ..Significant school level variables were availability of sugared milk drinks and having food rules in the school policy...
  51. doi request reprint 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...
  52. ncbi request reprint Adolescents' food habits: results of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey
    Carine A Vereecken
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 94:423-31. 2005
    ..6 to 5 d/week. Methodological problems in comparing between countries are discussed. Nonetheless, the results indicate a need for national and international health promotion programmes to improve adolescents' food habits...
  53. doi request reprint Reliability and validity of a healthy diet determinants questionnaire for adolescents
    Carine Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Gent University, De Pintelaan 185, 900 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 12:1830-8. 2009
    ..To describe the development of a short questionnaire including a wide range of personal, social and environmental constructs in relation to a healthy diet in an adolescent population...
  54. doi request reprint 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...
  55. ncbi request reprint Association between tobacco control policies and smoking behaviour among adolescents in 29 European countries
    Anne Hublet
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Addiction 104:1918-26. 2009
    ..To investigate the associations between well-known, cost-effective tobacco control policies at country level and smoking prevalence among 15-year-old adolescents...
  56. ncbi request reprint 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...
  57. doi request reprint Comparison of a short food-frequency questionnaire and derived indices with a seven-day diet record in Belgian and Italian children
    Carine Anna Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UH, Bloc A, 2nd Floor, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Public Health 53:297-305. 2008
    ..To compare food group intakes and dietary indices estimated from a 14-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) with a seven day diet record...
  58. pmc Breakfast consumption and its socio-demographic and lifestyle correlates in schoolchildren in 41 countries participating in the HBSC study
    Carine Vereecken
    FWO Flanders, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Public Health 54:180-90. 2009
    ..To investigate associations of daily breakfast consumption (DBC) with demographic and lifestyle factors in 41 countries...
  59. pmc Feasibility of the Young Children's Nutrition Assessment on the Web
    Carine Anna Vereecken
    FWO Flanders, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1896-902. 2009
    ..The majority found it user-friendly (79%), attractive (68%), and clear (93%). The Young Children's Nutrition Assessment on the Web is a promising tool to collect online dietary data in large-scale surveys...
  60. pmc Relative validity and reproducibility of a food-frequency questionnaire for estimating food intakes among Flemish preschoolers
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital 2BlokA, Gent, Belgium
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:382-99. 2009
    ..The results indicate that our newly developed FFQ gives reproducible estimates of food group intake. Overall, moderate levels of relative validity were observed for estimates of food group intake...
  61. pmc Evaluation of a real world intervention using professional football players to promote a healthy diet and physical activity in children and adolescents from a lower socio-economic background: a controlled pretest-posttest design
    Veerle Dubuy
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 14:457. 2014
    ....
  62. 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...
  63. pmc Associations between family-related factors, breakfast consumption and BMI among 10- to 12-year-old European children: the cross-sectional ENERGY-study
    Wendy Van Lippevelde
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e79550. 2013
    ....
  64. doi request reprint Health promotion in mental health care: perceptions from patients and mental health nurses
    Nick Verhaeghe
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 22:1569-78. 2013
    ....
  65. pmc Dietary sources of energy and macronutrient intakes among Flemish preschoolers
    Willem De Keyzer
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University College Ghent, Gent, Belgium
    Arch Public Health 69:5. 2011
    ..fruit juices) should be discouraged, while consumption of fruits, vegetables, water, bread and margarine on bread should be encouraged...
  66. doi request reprint Validation of the Diet Quality Index for Adolescents by comparison with biomarkers, nutrient and food intakes: the HELENA study
    Krishna Vyncke
    Department of Public Health, University Hospital Block A, 2nd Floor, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 109:2067-78. 2013
    ..The present study has shown good validity of the DQI-A by confirming the expected associations with food and nutrient intakes and some biomarkers in blood...
  67. ncbi request reprint Comparison of a computer-administered and paper-and-pencil-administered questionnaire on health and lifestyle behaviors
    Carine A Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Adolesc Health 38:426-32. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate if a computer format of the questionnaire would affect the responses of the adolescents in comparison with the paper and pencil format...
  68. 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...
  69. doi request reprint Effectiveness of preventive school-based obesity interventions in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
    Roosmarijn Verstraeten
    Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Belgium
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:415-38. 2012
    ..The prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing rapidly in low- and middle-income countries, and informed policies to tackle the problem must be defined...
  70. ncbi request reprint 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...
  71. ncbi request reprint The relative influence of individual and contextual socio-economic status on consumption of fruit and soft drinks among adolescents in Europe
    Carine A Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 15:224-32. 2005
    ..The present study examines whether socio-economic differences in the consumption of fruit and soft drinks can be found among young adolescents in a wide range of European countries...
  72. ncbi request reprint Television viewing and food consumption in Flemish adolescents in Belgium
    Carine Anna Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, University Hospital, Ghent University, Belgium
    Soz Praventivmed 51:311-7. 2006
    ..To examine associations of television viewing with overall food consumption..
  73. ncbi request reprint Influence of mother's educational level on food parenting practices and food habits of young children
    Carine A Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Bloc A, 2nd Floor, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appetite 43:93-103. 2004
    ..Differences in children's food consumption by mothers' educational level were completely explained by mother's consumption and other food parenting practices for fruit and vegetables but not for soft drinks...
  74. doi request reprint 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...
  75. ncbi request reprint The influence of parental occupation and the pupils' educational level on lifestyle behaviors among adolescents in Belgium
    Carine A Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Adolesc Health 34:330-8. 2004
    ..To analyze the associations of lifestyle behaviors with educational level and social background based on parental occupation in adolescence...
  76. ncbi request reprint Value of a shortened questionnaire in the description of asthma in 10-12-year-old pupils
    Anne Hublet
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 15:247-52. 2004
    ..The short 5-item asthma screening tool can be valuable in the categorization of a subgroup of children likely to suffer from asthma in a survey. Recoding 'don't know'-answers to 'no'-answers is justified in large samples..
  77. ncbi request reprint Measuring attitudes, self-efficacy, and social and environmental influences on fruit and vegetable consumption of 11- and 12-year-old children: reliability and validity
    Carine Anna Vereecken
    Ghent University, Department of Public Health, University Hospital, Bloc A, 2nd Floor, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:257-61. 2005
    ..General attitudes, outcome expectations, selection efficacy, and encouraging practices were not associated with fruit or vegetable consumption...
  78. pmc Parents' and teachers' opinions about the school food policy in Belgian Flemish nursery schools
    Carine Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital BlokA, 2 Floor, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:1268-81. 2009
    ..Fruit is not always available at school, although parents would appreciate it. Parents of lower educational level are in general more permissive...
  79. 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
    ....
  80. doi request reprint Test-retest reliability and comparison of children's reports with parents' reports of young children's fruit and vegetable preferences
    Carine Anna Vereecken
    Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium
    Appetite 55:574-81. 2010
    ..19, V: r = 0.25). The results are promising, but additional validation is needed in a representative sample and should further explore the sources of disagreements...
  81. doi request reprint Young children's dietary habits and associations with the mothers' nutritional knowledge and attitudes
    Carine Vereecken
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Appetite 54:44-51. 2010
    ..The associations with the mothers' nutritional knowledge and attitudes support the inclusion of knowledge and attitudes in dietary interventions...
  82. doi request reprint Associations of parenting styles, parental feeding practices and child characteristics with young children's fruit and vegetable consumption
    Carine Vereecken
    FWO Flanders, Belgium
    Appetite 55:589-96. 2010
    ..In order to try to increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption, parents should be guided to improve their own diet and to use child-centered parenting practices and strategies known to decrease negative reactions to food...
  83. ncbi request reprint How accurate are adolescents in portion-size estimation using the computer tool Young Adolescents' Nutrition Assessment on Computer (YANA-C)?
    Carine Vereecken
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 103:1844-50. 2010
    ..Photographs of food items can serve as a good aid in ranking subjects; however, to assess the actual intake at a group level, underestimation must be considered...
  84. ncbi request reprint Predictors of participation in two different smoking cessation interventions at school
    Anne Hublet
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Health Educ Behav 29:585-95. 2002
    ..Students requesting the self-help materials were less likely to be general students but more likely to see the benefits of quitting; they also reported stronger intentions to participate in the group program...
  85. ncbi request reprint How to improve screening in first-degree relatives of patients with premature coronary heart disease
    Lieve Debruyne
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:711-7. 2006
    ..This demonstration project examined how to improve screening of close relatives of patients with premature CHD in daily practice...
  86. ncbi request reprint A Belgian study on the reliability and relative validity of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children food-frequency questionnaire
    Carine A Vereecken
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Bloc A, 2nd Floor, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 6:581-8. 2003
    ..The present study was conducted to assess the reliability and relative validity of the HBSC FFQ among school pupils in Belgium...
  87. ncbi request reprint Can the school make a difference? A multilevel analysis of adolescent risk and health behaviour
    Lea Maes
    Department of Public Health, University Hospital, Ghent University, Block A, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Gent, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 56:517-29. 2003
    ..The findings demonstrate the need for a more thorough examination of the paths by which schools can influence the health behaviour of their pupils...
  88. doi request reprint Behavioral determinants of hand hygiene compliance in intensive care units
    David De Wandel
    Faculty of Health Care, University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Crit Care 19:230-9. 2010
    ..Although hand hygiene is the most effective measure for preventing cross-infection, overall compliance is poor among health care workers...
  89. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable intake in a sample of 11-year-old children in 9 European countries: The Pro Children Cross-sectional Survey
    Agneta Yngve
    Department of Biosciences, Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ann Nutr Metab 49:236-45. 2005
    ..Within the Pro Children Project, such an instrument has been developed. This paper describes the cross-sectional survey in 11-year-olds in 9 countries...
  90. ncbi request reprint Assessing, understanding and modifying nutritional status, eating habits and physical activity in European adolescents: the HELENA (Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence) Study
    L A Moreno
    Escuela Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, Domingo Miral s n, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 11:288-99. 2008
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Validity and reproducibility of a precoded questionnaire to assess fruit and vegetable intake in European 11- to 12-year-old schoolchildren
    Jóhanna Haraldsdóttir
    Department of Human Nutrition, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Ann Nutr Metab 49:221-7. 2005
    ..Validity and reproducibility were evaluated of a new questionnaire to assess fruit and vegetable intakes in 11- to 12-year-old children...
  92. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable intake of mothers of 11-year-old children in nine European countries: The Pro Children Cross-sectional Survey
    Alexandra Wolf
    Institute for Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Ann Nutr Metab 49:246-54. 2005
    ..To describe and compare fruit and vegetable intakes of mothers of 11-year-old children across Europe...