Delfien Van Dyck

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Urban-rural differences in physical activity in Belgian adults and the importance of psychosocial factors
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Flanders, Belgium
    J Urban Health 88:154-67. 2011
  2. doi Neighbourhood walkability and its particular importance for adults with a preference for passive transport
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Health Place 15:496-504. 2009
  3. pmc Socio-demographic, psychosocial and home-environmental attributes associated with adults' domestic screen time
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:668. 2011
  4. doi Can changes in psychosocial factors and residency explain the decrease in physical activity during the transition from high school to college or university?
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Behav Med 22:178-86. 2015
  5. pmc Perception of built environmental factors and physical activity among adolescents in Nigeria
    Adewale L Oyeyemi
    Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:56. 2014
  6. pmc Environmental perceptions as mediators of the relationship between the objective built environment and walking among socio-economically disadvantaged women
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Egmontstraat 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:108. 2013
  7. pmc Evaluation of the neighborhood environment walkability scale in Nigeria
    Adewale L Oyeyemi
    Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Int J Health Geogr 12:16. 2013
  8. pmc Development, scoring, and reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS)
    Rachel A Millstein
    SDSU UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, 3900 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:403. 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. pmc Urban-rural differences in physical activity in Belgian adults and the importance of psychosocial factors
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Flanders, Belgium
    J Urban Health 88:154-67. 2011
    ..In rural environments, where changing the environment would be a very challenging task, interventions focusing on modifiable psychosocial constructs could possibly be effective...
  2. doi Neighbourhood walkability and its particular importance for adults with a preference for passive transport
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Health Place 15:496-504. 2009
    ..In a health promotion context, these results are very promising...
  3. pmc Socio-demographic, psychosocial and home-environmental attributes associated with adults' domestic screen time
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:668. 2011
    ....
  4. doi Can changes in psychosocial factors and residency explain the decrease in physical activity during the transition from high school to college or university?
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Behav Med 22:178-86. 2015
    ..When students make the transition from high school to college or university, their physical activity (PA) levels decrease strongly. Consequently, it is of crucial importance to identify the determinants of this decline in PA...
  5. pmc Perception of built environmental factors and physical activity among adolescents in Nigeria
    Adewale L Oyeyemi
    Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:56. 2014
    ....
  6. pmc Environmental perceptions as mediators of the relationship between the objective built environment and walking among socio-economically disadvantaged women
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Egmontstraat 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:108. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Evaluation of the neighborhood environment walkability scale in Nigeria
    Adewale L Oyeyemi
    Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Int J Health Geogr 12:16. 2013
    ..This study systematically adapted the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS) for Nigeria and evaluated aspects of reliability and validity of the adapted version among Nigerian adults...
  8. pmc Development, scoring, and reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS)
    Rachel A Millstein
    SDSU UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, 3900 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:403. 2013
    ..We present the development, scoring, and reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS) tool and its theoretically-based subscales...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. pmc Associations of neighborhood characteristics with active park use: an observational study in two cities in the USA and Belgium
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 12:26. 2013
    ..The main aim of this study was to examine whether the overall number of park visitors and their activity levels depend on study site, neighborhood walkability and neighborhood income...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
    ....
  15. doi Relationships between neighborhood walkability and adults' physical activity: How important is residential self-selection?
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, FWO, Brussels, Belgium
    Health Place 17:1011-4. 2011
    ..However, findings from studies with longitudinal and controlled designs are required to provide more strongly causal evidence...
  16. doi Neighborhood SES and walkability are related to physical activity behavior in Belgian adults
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Prev Med 50:S74-9. 2010
    ..To investigate whether neighborhood walkability (higher residential density, land use mix, street connectivity) is positively associated with physical activity in Belgian adults and whether this association is moderated by neighborhood SES...
  17. doi Physical activity as a mediator of the associations between neighborhood walkability and adiposity in Belgian adults
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Health Place 16:952-60. 2010
    ..Planning for neighborhoods to be high in walkability could have favorable effects on physical activity and weight status...
  18. doi 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)...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Criterion distances and correlates of active transportation to school in Belgian older adolescents
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:87. 2010
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  21. doi Lower neighbourhood walkability and longer distance to school are related to physical activity in Belgian adolescents
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, Belgium
    Prev Med 48:516-8. 2009
    ..To investigate whether adolescents living in a high-walkable town centre are more physically active than those living in a less-walkable suburb...
  22. 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...
  23. 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
    ....
  24. 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
    ....
  25. 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...
  26. doi 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...
  27. pmc Correspondence between objective and perceived walking times to urban destinations: Influence of physical activity, neighbourhood walkability, and socio-demographics
    Bart Dewulf
    Department of Geography, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281, S8, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 11:43. 2012
    ....
  28. 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...
  29. pmc The effect of changing micro-scale physical environmental factors on an environment's invitingness for transportation cycling in adults: an exploratory study using manipulated photographs
    Lieze Mertens
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, B 9000, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:88. 2014
    ..The findings of our exploratory study could be used to develop an environmental intervention to determine if our findings are applicable to real changes in cycling behavior. ..
  30. 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
    ....
  31. doi Relationship of the perceived social and physical environment with mental health-related quality of life in middle-aged and older adults: mediating effects of physical activity
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Egmontstraat 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Watersportlaan 2, 90000 Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 10:e0120475. 2015
    ....
  32. doi Organizing "Play Streets" during school vacations can increase physical activity and decrease sedentary time 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 12:171. 2015
    ..Creating a safe play space near urban children's home by the Play Street intervention is effective in increasing children's MVPA and decreasing their sedentary time. ..
  33. pmc Neighborhood environments and objectively measured physical activity in 11 countries
    Ester Cerin
    1Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, AUSTRALIA 2Institute of Human Performance, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, CHINA 3Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 4Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, BELGIUM 5Auckland University of Technology, Human Potential Centre, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND 6Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, DENMARK 7Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA 8Centre for Research and Action in Public Health, Canberra University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AUSTRALIA 9Department of Physical Education, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, BRAZIL 10Institute of Active Lifestyle, Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University, Olomouc, CZECH REPUBLIC 11Department of Health Sciences, Public University of Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, SPAIN 12Center for Nutrition and Health Research, National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Morelos, MEXICO 13Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Urology
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 46:2253-64. 2014
    ....
  34. pmc Social and physical environmental correlates of adults' weekend sitting time and moderating effects of retirement status and physical health
    Veerle Van Holle
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:9790-810. 2014
    ..Health promotion initiatives in this age group should pay special attention to enhancing social interaction opportunities. Moreover, findings suggest that SB-specific correlates may need to be examined in future research. ..
  35. pmc The association between objective walkability, neighborhood socio-economic status, and physical activity in Belgian children
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:104. 2014
    ....
  36. 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...
  37. doi The Contribution of Former Work-Related Activity Levels to Predict Physical Activity and Sedentary Time during Early Retirement: Moderating Role of Educational Level and Physical Functioning
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Brussels, Belgium Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 10:e0122522. 2015
    ..Additionally, moderating effects of educational level and physical functioning were examined...
  38. doi Changes in weight, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and dietary intake during the transition to higher education: a prospective study
    Benedicte Deforche
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:173. 2015
    ....
  39. pmc Effectiveness and feasibility of lowering playground density during recess to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary time at primary school
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:1154. 2013
    ..This pilot study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of lowering playground density on increasing children's physical activity and decreasing sedentary time. Also the feasibility of this intervention was tested...
  40. pmc Relationship between neighborhood walkability and older adults' physical activity: results from the Belgian Environmental Physical Activity Study in Seniors (BEPAS Seniors)
    Veerle Van Holle
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, B 9000, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:110. 2014
    ..Furthermore, moderating effects of neighborhood income levels were investigated...
  41. pmc Parental perceived neighborhood attributes: associations with active transport and physical activity among 10-12 year old children and the mediating role of independent mobility
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 14:631. 2014
    ..Furthermore, this study examined the potential mediating effect of independent mobility on these associations...
  42. pmc Assessing the environmental characteristics of cycling routes to school: a study on the reliability and validity of a Google Street View-based audit
    Griet Vanwolleghem
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 13:19. 2014
    ....
  43. doi Neighborhood perceptions moderate the association between the family environment and children's objectively assessed physical activity
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Health Place 24:203-9. 2013
    ..Having more restrictive physical activity rules was negatively associated with children's weekday MVPA in neighborhoods with high perceived stranger danger. ..