Vera Nierkens

Summary

Affiliation: Academic Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Reach and effectiveness of a community program to reduce smoking among ethnic Turkish residents in Rotterdam, the Netherlands: a quasi-experimental design
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:112-20. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint The future of intercultural mediation in Belgium
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 46:253-9. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Attitudes, social influences and self-efficacy expectations across different motivational stages among immigrant smokers: replication of the Ø pattern
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 43:306-11. 2006
  4. pmc Smoking in immigrants: do socioeconomic gradients follow the pattern expected from the tobacco epidemic?
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, K2 206, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Tob Control 15:385-91. 2006
  5. pmc How do psychosocial determinants in migrant women in the Netherlands differ from these among their counterparts in their country of origin? A cross-sectional study
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:397. 2011
  6. pmc DiAlert: a prevention program for overweight first degree relatives of type 2 diabetes patients: results of a pilot study to test feasibility and acceptability
    Wieke H Heideman
    Department of Medical Psychology, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 13:178. 2012
  7. pmc Effectiveness of cultural adaptations of interventions aimed at smoking cessation, diet, and/or physical activity in ethnic minorities. a systematic review
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e73373. 2013
  8. pmc Behavioural risk factors in two generations of non-Western migrants: do trends converge towards the host population?
    Karen Hosper
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, P O Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:163-72. 2007
  9. pmc Feasibility and effectiveness of a targeted diabetes prevention program for 18 to 60-year-old South Asian migrants: design and methods of the DH!AAN study
    Everlina M A Vlaar
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:371. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Changing the odds. What do we learn from prevention studies targeted at people with a positive family history of type 2 diabetes?
    Wieke H Heideman
    Department of Medical Psychology, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Prim Care Diabetes 5:215-21. 2011

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Reach and effectiveness of a community program to reduce smoking among ethnic Turkish residents in Rotterdam, the Netherlands: a quasi-experimental design
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:112-20. 2013
    ..We assessed the reach and effectiveness of a community program targeted at the Turkish population in Rotterdam, the Netherlands...
  2. ncbi request reprint The future of intercultural mediation in Belgium
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 46:253-9. 2002
    ..Even if clients speak Flemish fluently, there are still difficulties between health professional and client caused by culture, social-economic and personal circumstances...
  3. ncbi request reprint Attitudes, social influences and self-efficacy expectations across different motivational stages among immigrant smokers: replication of the Ø pattern
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 43:306-11. 2006
    ..We analyzed whether this pattern also exists among Surinamese immigrants...
  4. pmc Smoking in immigrants: do socioeconomic gradients follow the pattern expected from the tobacco epidemic?
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, K2 206, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Tob Control 15:385-91. 2006
    ..This paper aims to assess the smoking prevalence and its socioeconomic gradients among three immigrant populations...
  5. pmc How do psychosocial determinants in migrant women in the Netherlands differ from these among their counterparts in their country of origin? A cross-sectional study
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:397. 2011
    ..To gain more insight into how to prevent this increase, we compared psychosocial determinants of smoking between Surinamese women in Suriname and those in the Netherlands...
  6. pmc DiAlert: a prevention program for overweight first degree relatives of type 2 diabetes patients: results of a pilot study to test feasibility and acceptability
    Wieke H Heideman
    Department of Medical Psychology, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trials 13:178. 2012
    ..The main objective of the pilot of the DiAlert intervention was to assess fidelity, feasibility and acceptability prior to starting the randomized controlled trial...
  7. pmc Effectiveness of cultural adaptations of interventions aimed at smoking cessation, diet, and/or physical activity in ethnic minorities. a systematic review
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e73373. 2013
    ..Little is known, however, about the effectiveness of specific cultural adaptations in such interventions...
  8. pmc Behavioural risk factors in two generations of non-Western migrants: do trends converge towards the host population?
    Karen Hosper
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, P O Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:163-72. 2007
    ..However, some subgroups and risk factors showed a different pattern...
  9. pmc Feasibility and effectiveness of a targeted diabetes prevention program for 18 to 60-year-old South Asian migrants: design and methods of the DH!AAN study
    Everlina M A Vlaar
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:371. 2012
    ..Here we present the study design and describe the characteristics of those recruited...
  10. doi request reprint Changing the odds. What do we learn from prevention studies targeted at people with a positive family history of type 2 diabetes?
    Wieke H Heideman
    Department of Medical Psychology, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Prim Care Diabetes 5:215-21. 2011
    ..They can and should be approached with the aim to raise risk awareness and promote healthy eating, weight loss and physical activity, thereby reducing their risk of developing diabetes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Motivational factors mediating the association between acculturation and participation in sport among young Turkish and Moroccan women in the Netherlands
    Karen Hosper
    Department of Social Medicine, J2, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, P O Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 47:95-100. 2008
    ..We assessed which motivational factors mediate this association among Turkish and Moroccan migrant women in the Netherlands...
  12. pmc Intensive lifestyle intervention in general practice to prevent type 2 diabetes among 18 to 60-year-old South Asians: 1-year effects on the weight status and metabolic profile of participants in a randomized controlled trial
    Wanda M Admiraal
    Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e68605. 2013
    ..To study 1-year effectiveness of an intensive, culturally targeted lifestyle intervention in general practice for weight status and metabolic profile of South-Asians at risk of type 2 diabetes...
  13. pmc A process evaluation: does recruitment for an exercise program through ethnically specific channels and key figures contribute to its reach and receptivity in ethnic minority mothers?
    Marieke A Hartman
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, AZ 1105 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:768. 2013
    ..We explored using ethnically specific channels and key figures to reach Ghanaian, Antillean, and Surinamese mothers with an invitation for an exercise program, and subsequently, to determine the mothers' receptivity and participation...
  14. pmc The DISC (Diabetes in Social Context) Study-evaluation of a culturally sensitive social network intervention for diabetic patients in lower socioeconomic groups: a study protocol
    Charlotte Vissenberg
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:199. 2012
    ..This study aims to test the effectiveness of Powerful Together with Diabetes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Beliefs of Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in The Netherlands about smoking cessation: implications for prevention
    Vera Nierkens
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 20:622-34. 2005
    ..When developing smoking cessation interventions, the results show that it is important to include ethnic-specific salient beliefs, such as the subjective norms of the religious leader...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Cultural diversity in diet and obesity]
    Mary Nicolaou
    AMC UvA, afd Sociale Geneeskunde, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A5807. 2013
    ..It is important to take these determinants into account when treating overweight patients who are ethnic minorities...
  17. pmc Social and cultural factors underlying generational differences in overweight: a cross-sectional study among ethnic minorities in the Netherlands
    Karen Hosper
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:105. 2011
    ..We studied the role of social and cultural factors associated with generational differences in overweight among young Turkish and Moroccan men and women in the Netherlands...
  18. pmc Which factors engage women in deprived neighbourhoods to participate in exercise referral schemes?
    Melanie Schmidt
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:371. 2008
    ..The second aim was to determine which elements of the intervention make it appealing to participate in the scheme...
  19. doi request reprint Why play an active role? A qualitative examination of lay citizens' main motives for participation in health promotion
    Barbara Fienieg
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Promot Int 27:416-26. 2012
    ..The implications of the findings are discussed for researchers and professionals in health promotion...
  20. pmc Depressive symptoms and smoking among young Turkish and Moroccan ethnic minority groups in The Netherlands: a cross-sectional study
    Ceren Z Acartürk
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:5. 2011
    ..This paper aims to assess the relationship between depressive symptoms and smoking among young Turkish and Moroccan migrants in the Netherlands...
  21. pmc Screening South Asians for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes: (1) comparing oral glucose tolerance and haemoglobin A1c test results and (2) comparing the two sets of metabolic profiles of individuals diagnosed with these two tests
    Everlina Ma Vlaar
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands
    BMC Endocr Disord 13:8. 2013
    ..However, among the high-risk South Asian population, little is known about the overlap of the methods or about the metabolic profiles of those disconcordantly diagnosed...
  22. pmc DiAlert: a lifestyle education programme aimed at people with a positive family history of type 2 diabetes and overweight, study protocol of a randomised controlled trial
    Wieke H Heideman
    Department of Medical Psychology, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:751. 2011
    ..In view of the high risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in immigrants from Turkish origin living in Western Europe, a culturally appropriate Turkish version of DiAlert will be developed and tested...