Jan Van den Bulck

Summary

Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Adolescent use of mobile phones for calling and for sending text messages after lights out: results from a prospective cohort study with a one-year follow-up
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Sleep 30:1220-3. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Childhood "contagion" through media: where is the epidemiologic evidence?
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Epidemiology 19:280-1. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Television and music video exposure and adolescent 'alcopop' use
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 18:107-14. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Media use as a reason for meal skipping and fast eating in secondary school children
    J Van den Bulck
    The Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Van Evenstraat 2A, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Hum Nutr Diet 19:91-100. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The effects of media on sleep
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat 45, Box 3603, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Adolesc Med State Art Rev 21:418-29, vii. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Television exposure is related to fear of avian flu, an Ecological Study across 23 member states of the European Union
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat 45, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 19:370-4. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The television-to-exercise ratio is a predictor of overweight in adolescents: results from a prospective cohort study with a two year follow up
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat 45, Van Evenstraat 2A, Leuven, Belgium
    Prev Med 48:368-71. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Belief in complementary and alternative medicine is related to age and paranormal beliefs in adults
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat 45, Box 3603, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 20:227-30. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Exposure to semi-explicit sexual television content is related to adolescents' reduced fear of AIDS
    Marijke Lemal
    School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 14:406-9. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Television viewing, computer game play and book reading during meals are predictors of meal skipping in a cross-sectional sample of 12-, 14- and 16-year-olds
    Kathleen Custers
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research and Leuven Food Science and Nutrition Research Centre LFoRCe, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 13:537-43. 2010

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. pmc Adolescent use of mobile phones for calling and for sending text messages after lights out: results from a prospective cohort study with a one-year follow-up
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Sleep 30:1220-3. 2007
    ..To assess the prevalence of the use of mobile phones by adolescents after lights out and its relationship to tiredness levels after one year...
  2. doi request reprint Childhood "contagion" through media: where is the epidemiologic evidence?
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Epidemiology 19:280-1. 2008
    ..Reliable data to ascertain whether and to what extent this is a serious problem are largely absent. The potential for media to act as a vector for risky behaviors is a topic subject to epidemiologic inquiry...
  3. ncbi request reprint Television and music video exposure and adolescent 'alcopop' use
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 18:107-14. 2006
    ..This relationship merits further attention as it is a better predictor of alcopop use, than the control variables and overall TV viewing...
  4. ncbi request reprint Media use as a reason for meal skipping and fast eating in secondary school children
    J Van den Bulck
    The Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Van Evenstraat 2A, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Hum Nutr Diet 19:91-100. 2006
    ..This study examined self-reported meal skipping and eating faster than usual with the goal of watching television or playing computer games...
  5. ncbi request reprint The effects of media on sleep
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat 45, Box 3603, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Adolesc Med State Art Rev 21:418-29, vii. 2010
    ..Therefore, anticipatory guidance for healthy behavioral changes should be focused on the family...
  6. doi request reprint Television exposure is related to fear of avian flu, an Ecological Study across 23 member states of the European Union
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat 45, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 19:370-4. 2009
    ..A pandemic outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza is believed to coincide with large-scale panic. Even without an outbreak fear of infection may be widespread. Mass media coverage of the risks of a pandemic may lead to higher levels of fear...
  7. doi request reprint The television-to-exercise ratio is a predictor of overweight in adolescents: results from a prospective cohort study with a two year follow up
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat 45, Van Evenstraat 2A, Leuven, Belgium
    Prev Med 48:368-71. 2009
    ..To determine whether the ratio of television-to-exercise predicted overweight in adolescents...
  8. doi request reprint Belief in complementary and alternative medicine is related to age and paranormal beliefs in adults
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat 45, Box 3603, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 20:227-30. 2010
    ..Positive beliefs about CAM are common among physicians and medical students. Little is known about the beliefs regarding CAM among the general public. Among science students, belief in CAM was predicted by belief in the paranormal...
  9. doi request reprint Exposure to semi-explicit sexual television content is related to adolescents' reduced fear of AIDS
    Marijke Lemal
    School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 14:406-9. 2009
    ..To investigate the relationship between adolescents' frequency of watching semi-explicit sexual television content and their fear of getting AIDS...
  10. doi request reprint Television viewing, computer game play and book reading during meals are predictors of meal skipping in a cross-sectional sample of 12-, 14- and 16-year-olds
    Kathleen Custers
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research and Leuven Food Science and Nutrition Research Centre LFoRCe, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 13:537-43. 2010
    ..To examine whether television viewing, computer game playing or book reading during meals predicts meal skipping with the aim of watching television, playing computer games or reading books (media meal skipping)...
  11. doi request reprint Music video viewing as a marker of driving after the consumption of alcohol
    Kathleen Beullens
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Subst Use Misuse 47:155-65. 2012
    ..The implications for prevention and the study's limitations are discussed...
  12. doi request reprint Excellent gamer, excellent driver? The impact of adolescents' video game playing on driving behavior: a two-wave panel study
    Kathleen Beullens
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat 45 Bus 3603, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Accid Anal Prev 43:58-65. 2011
    ..The results suggest that this relationship may in part be explained by the game content...
  13. doi request reprint News, music videos and action movie exposure and adolescents' intentions to take risks in traffic
    Kathleen Beullens
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Parkstraat 45 Box 3603, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Accid Anal Prev 40:349-56. 2008
    ..The more dangerous a particular behavior was perceived to be, the less likely respondents intended to exhibit this behavior in the future...
  14. doi request reprint Testing the effectiveness of a skin cancer narrative in promoting positive health behavior: a pilot study
    Marijke Lemal
    Faculty of Social Sciences, School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Prev Med 51:178-81. 2010
    ..The aim of this experiment was to examine the differential impact of a narrative and a non-narrative skin cancer message on health promoting actions and information-seeking behaviors...
  15. doi request reprint Television news' coverage of motor-vehicle crashes
    Kathleen Beullens
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Safety Res 39:547-53. 2008
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  16. doi request reprint Viewership of pro-anorexia websites in seventh, ninth and eleventh graders
    Kathleen Custers
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 17:214-9. 2009
    ..To examine the prevalence of visiting pro-anorexia websites by 13-, 15- and 17-year old adolescents and to explore correlates of visiting such websites and predictors of anorexia nervosa (AN)...
  17. doi request reprint Television news exposure is related to fear of breast cancer
    Marijke Lemal
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Prev Med 48:189-92. 2009
    ..This study assessed the relationship between exposure to breast cancer content in television news programs and fear of breast cancer...
  18. ncbi request reprint Television viewing and age at smoking initiation: does a relationship exist between higher levels of television viewing and earlier onset of smoking?
    Klaas Gutschoven
    Department of Communication, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:381-5. 2005
    ..Further research should examine whether the relationship is causal and whether television acts as a provider of smoking role models or whether it influences smoking attitudes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Television and music video exposure and adolescent alcohol use while going out
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Audience Research Center, Department of Communication, Leuven, Belgium
    Alcohol Alcohol 40:249-53. 2005
    ..To examine whether television viewing and music video exposure predict alcohol consumption while going out...
  20. doi request reprint Video games and adolescents' intentions to take risks in traffic
    Kathleen Beullens
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Adolesc Health 43:87-90. 2008
    ..The results indicated that playing video games is a small predictor of attitudes (standardized total effect of .171), which in turn, predict fun riding intentions (R(2) = .555)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Television viewing and smoking volume in adolescent smokers: a cross-sectional study
    Klaas Gutschoven
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Communication, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Prev Med 39:1093-8. 2004
    ..The relationship between television viewing and the amount of cigarettes consumed by adolescent smokers per time unit (day, week, month...) has not yet been studied...
  22. ncbi request reprint Benchmarking the cultivation approach to video game effects: a comparison of the correlates of TV viewing and game play
    Jan Van Mierlo
    Department of Communication Science, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven 3000, Belgium
    J Adolesc 27:97-111. 2004
    ..Existing process theories explaining what happens in television cultivation may be challenged by research into the cultivation effects of video games...
  23. ncbi request reprint Television viewing, computer game playing, and Internet use and self-reported time to bed and time out of bed in secondary-school children
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Sleep 27:101-4. 2004
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  24. ncbi request reprint Nodding off or switching off? The use of popular media as a sleep aid in secondary-school children
    Steven Eggermont
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:428-33. 2006
    ..To describe the use of media as a sleep aid in adolescents and relate this to their sleep routines and feelings of tiredness...
  25. doi request reprint Television news coverage about cervical cancer: impact on female viewers' vulnerability perceptions and fear
    Marijke Lemal
    School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 21:381-6. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between exposure to television news messages about cervical cancer and women's vulnerability perceptions and fear...
  26. ncbi request reprint Television and adolescent use of over-the-counter analgesic agents
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Audience Research Center, Department of Communication, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Ann Pharmacother 39:58-62. 2005
    ..Portrayals of the use of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics on television may stimulate their use...
  27. doi request reprint Television viewing, internet use, and self-reported bedtime and rise time in adults: implications for sleep hygiene recommendations from an exploratory cross-sectional study
    Kathleen Custers
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Behav Sleep Med 10:96-105. 2012
    ..Reducing media use might not be important for sleep hygiene advice to adults...
  28. ncbi request reprint Energy intake associated with television viewing in adolescents, a cross sectional study
    Jan Van den Bulck
    Department of Communication, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Van Evenstraat 2A, Leuven 3000, Belgium
    Appetite 43:181-4. 2004
    ..Estimated daily energy intake accompanying TV viewing amounts to 19% of the Belgian average energy allowance (AEA) in boys and between 12 and 14% of AEA in girls. On an average 1 h of watching television equals the consumption of 653 kJ...
  29. doi request reprint Fear effects by the media
    Kathleen Custers
    Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat 45, Box 3603, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Pediatr 171:613-6. 2012
    ..Parents can play a vital role in preventing exposure to or mediating the effects of frightening media. Hospitals must have a pediatric media exposure policy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Text messaging as a cause of sleep interruption in adolescents, evidence from a cross-sectional study
    Jan Van den Bulck
    J Sleep Res 12:263. 2003