J Brug

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Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Differences in use and impact of computer-tailored dietary fat-feedback according to stage of change and education
    J Brug
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Appetite 34:285-93. 2000
  2. doi request reprint The effectiveness of tailored feedback and action plans in an intervention addressing multiple health behaviors
    H de Vries
    Maastricht University, Department of Health Education and Promotion, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Health Promot 22:417-25. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Web-based tailored nutrition education: results of a randomized controlled trial
    A Oenema
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 16:647-60. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint The NHF-NRG In Balance-project: the application of Intervention Mapping in the development, implementation and evaluation of weight gain prevention at the worksite
    L Kwak
    Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Obes Rev 8:347-61. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint The impact of an organ donation registration information program for high school students in the Netherlands
    A Reubsaet
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 60:1479-86. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Why do adolescents eat what they eat? Personal and social environmental predictors of fruit, snack and breakfast consumption among 12-14-year-old Dutch students
    M K Martens
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 8:1258-65. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of tailored feedback on multiple health behaviors
    T Smeets
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Ann Behav Med 33:117-23. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint A poster-based intervention to promote stair use in blue- and white-collar worksites
    L Kwak
    Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 45:177-81. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Framing of nutrition education messages in persuading consumers of the advantages of a healthy diet
    P Van Assema
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiteit Maastricht, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 14:435-42. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint The relative validity of a short Dutch questionnaire as a means to categorize adults and adolescents to total and saturated fat intake
    P Van Assema
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 14:377-90. 2001

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Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Differences in use and impact of computer-tailored dietary fat-feedback according to stage of change and education
    J Brug
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Appetite 34:285-93. 2000
    ..It was concluded that printed computer-tailored fat-feedback can be applied successfully to motivate precontemplators and people with low education to (consider to) reduce their fat intake...
  2. doi request reprint The effectiveness of tailored feedback and action plans in an intervention addressing multiple health behaviors
    H de Vries
    Maastricht University, Department of Health Education and Promotion, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Health Promot 22:417-25. 2008
    ..Examine the effects of three iterative tailored feedback letters addressing smoking; physical activity; and fruit, vegetable, and fat intake, and test the additional effects of providing feedback on action plans...
  3. ncbi request reprint Web-based tailored nutrition education: results of a randomized controlled trial
    A Oenema
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 16:647-60. 2001
    ..Future research should be aimed at longer-term (behavioral) effects and the practicability of distributing tailored interventions via the WWW...
  4. ncbi request reprint The NHF-NRG In Balance-project: the application of Intervention Mapping in the development, implementation and evaluation of weight gain prevention at the worksite
    L Kwak
    Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Obes Rev 8:347-61. 2007
    ..A quasi-experimental pre-test-multiple post-test control group design was applied in 12 worksites (>500 employees)...
  5. ncbi request reprint The impact of an organ donation registration information program for high school students in the Netherlands
    A Reubsaet
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 60:1479-86. 2005
    ..The present organ donation registration program proved to be effective in changing determinants of organ donation registration, and a large-scale implementation in the Dutch high school curriculum is planned...
  6. ncbi request reprint Why do adolescents eat what they eat? Personal and social environmental predictors of fruit, snack and breakfast consumption among 12-14-year-old Dutch students
    M K Martens
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 8:1258-65. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the relative importance of personal and social environmental predictors of the consumption of fruit, high-fat snacks and breakfast...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of tailored feedback on multiple health behaviors
    T Smeets
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Ann Behav Med 33:117-23. 2007
    ..The effects of tailored intervention on multiple behaviors and possible moderators of tailoring effects have not yet been sufficiently demonstrated...
  8. ncbi request reprint A poster-based intervention to promote stair use in blue- and white-collar worksites
    L Kwak
    Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 45:177-81. 2007
    ..The present study tested whether an intervention using prompts is effective in stimulating stair use in two types of worksites: one consisting mainly of white-collar workers and one mainly of blue-collar workers...
  9. ncbi request reprint Framing of nutrition education messages in persuading consumers of the advantages of a healthy diet
    P Van Assema
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiteit Maastricht, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 14:435-42. 2001
    ..The main hypothesis of the present study was therefore that positively framed messages on eating a low-fat diet and eating enough fruit and vegetables (F & V) are more persuasive than negatively framed messages...
  10. ncbi request reprint The relative validity of a short Dutch questionnaire as a means to categorize adults and adolescents to total and saturated fat intake
    P Van Assema
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 14:377-90. 2001
    ..To assess the relative validity of a short food frequency questionnaire, the Fat list, to be used in (the evaluation of) nutrition education programmes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Stages of change, psychological factors and awareness of physical activity levels in The Netherlands
    G Ronda
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Promot Int 16:305-14. 2001
    ..The results suggest that interventions aimed at increasing physical activity in the studied population should be aimed at increasing awareness of personal activity levels and should be stage-matched...
  12. ncbi request reprint The impact of a nutrition education intervention on main meal quality and fruit intake in people with financial problems
    P Van Assema
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 18:205-12. 2005
    ..The present study aimed at assess the effects of this intervention on the nutritional quality of their main meal and fruit intake, and to collect process information on intervention participation, reactions and opinions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evoked fear and effects of appeals on attitudes to performing breast self-examination: an information-processing perspective
    R A Ruiter
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 16:307-19. 2001
    ..However, alternative interpretations are provided, in addition to the suggestion to be careful with using fear arousal in health education messages...
  14. ncbi request reprint The impact and evaluation of two school-based interventions on intention to register an organ donation preference
    A Reubsaet
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 19:447-56. 2004
    ..It may be that having provided general information before exposure to the tailored program, the tailored intervention will be more effective. This needs to be tested in a further experiment...
  15. ncbi request reprint Predictors of organ donation registration among Dutch adolescents
    A Reubsaet
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Transplantation 72:51-6. 2001
    ..The results also suggest that it is important to encourage adolescents to discuss issues related to organ donation with their parents and friends in order to increase donor registration...
  16. ncbi request reprint Are the Dutch acquainted with and willing to try healthful food products? The role of food neophobia
    B Schickenberg
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 11:493-500. 2008
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  17. ncbi request reprint Why don't young people volunteer to give blood? An investigation of the correlates of donation intentions among young nondonors
    K P H Lemmens
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Transfusion 45:945-55. 2005
    ..A response rate of 50.5 percent yielded a sample of 311...
  18. ncbi request reprint Determinants of the intention of Dutch adolescents to register as organ donors
    A Reubsaet
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Universiteit Maastricht, PO Box 616, 6200 Maastricht, Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 53:383-92. 2001
    ..The results give clear suggestions for tailoring organ donation registration interventions to specific characteristics, beliefs and misconceptions of adolescents...
  19. ncbi request reprint A checklist to improve patient education in a cardiology outpatient setting
    J Martinali
    MPH, Universiteit Maastricht, Department of Health Education and Promotion, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 42:231-8. 2001
    ..Experimental patients regarded the checklist as a useful tool to prepare for their visits to the clinic. We conclude that the checklist may be a useful tool for cardiac patients to prepare for their visits to their cardiologist...
  20. ncbi request reprint Explaining fruit and vegetable consumption: the theory of planned behaviour and misconception of personal intake levels
    R P Bogers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Appetite 42:157-66. 2004
    ..We conclude that awareness of personal behaviour should be taken into account when applying the theory of planned behaviour to explain dietary behaviours as well as to design health education interventions...
  21. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation of a school-based education program about organ donation and registration, and the intention for continuance
    A Reubsaet
    Maastricht University, Department of Health Education and Promotion, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 19:720-9. 2004
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint The Dutch heart health community intervention 'Hartslag Limburg': results of an effect study at organizational level
    G Ronda
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Public Health 119:353-60. 2005
    ..Organizational changes were an intermediate goal of the Hartslag Limburg community intervention, as these are assumed to be a prerequisite for changes at the individual level...
  23. ncbi request reprint Netherlands research programme weight gain prevention (NHF-NRG): rationale, objectives and strategies
    S P J Kremers
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:498-507. 2005
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of tailoring health messages on physical activity
    Tamara Smeets
    Department of Health Education romotion, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 23:402-13. 2008
    ..Alternatively, one tailored feedback letter may not have been sufficient for this unmotivated group...
  25. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of environmental correlates of obesity-related dietary behaviors in youth
    Klazine van der Horst
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 22:203-26. 2007
    ..More studies examining environmental factors using longitudinal study designs and validated measures are needed for solid evidence to inform interventions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Potential environmental determinants of physical activity in adults: a systematic review
    W Wendel-Vos
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Obes Rev 8:425-40. 2007
    ..However, most studies used cross-sectional designs and non-validated measures of environments and/or behaviour. Therefore, no strong conclusions can be drawn and more research of better quality is clearly needed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in food purchasing: the contribution of respondent-perceived and actual (objectively measured) price and availability of foods
    K Giskes
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 45:41-8. 2007
    ..The price and availability of foods are thought to be important mediating factors between socioeconomic position and food purchasing...
  28. ncbi request reprint Why do diabetic patients not attend appointments with their dietitian?
    F J M Spikmans
    The Netherlands Nutrition Center, The Hague, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 16:151-8. 2003
    ..Determining the prevalence of and possible reasons for nonattendance of diabetic nutritional care clinics...
  29. ncbi request reprint Effects of a comprehensive fruit- and vegetable-promoting school-based intervention in three European countries: the Pro Children Study
    S J te Velde
    Room D439, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 99:893-903. 2008
    ..Further strategies need to be developed that can improve implementation, have an impact on vegetable intake and can secure sustained effects...
  30. ncbi request reprint Environmental correlates of physical activity in youth - a review and update
    I Ferreira
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Obes Rev 8:129-54. 2007
    ..Further research should aim at longitudinal and intervention studies, and use more objective measures of PA and its potential (environmental) determinants...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an online computer-tailored physical activity intervention in a real-life setting
    Heleen Spittaels
    Policy Research Centre Sports, Physical Activity and Health, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 22:385-96. 2007
    ..In conclusion, although tailored advice was appreciated more than standard advice, no evidence was found that an online-tailored physical activity intervention program outperformed online standard information...
  32. ncbi request reprint Parent and child reports of fruit and vegetable intakes and related family environmental factors show low levels of agreement
    N I Tak
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 19:275-85. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine the level of agreement between child and parent reports of 9- to 10-year-old children's consumption of fruit and vegetables and potential family-environmental determinants...
  33. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of a questionnaire to measure personal, social and environmental correlates of fruit and vegetable intake in 10-11-year-old children in five European countries
    I De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 8:189-200. 2005
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint The positive effect on determinants of physical activity of a tailored, general practice-based physical activity intervention
    E M F Van Sluijs
    Department of Social Medicine and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 20:345-56. 2005
    ..No intervention effect was observed for perceived benefits of physical activity. In conclusion, this GP-based PACE intervention resulted in positive changes in potential determinants of physical activity...
  35. ncbi request reprint Determinants of fruit and vegetable consumption among 6-12-year-old children and effective interventions to increase consumption
    L Blanchette
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 18:431-43. 2005
    ..To review the current literature about potential determinants of fruit and vegetable intakes and effective intervention strategies to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables among 6-12-year-old children...
  36. ncbi request reprint Feasibility, acceptability, and quality of Internet-administered adolescent health promotion in a preventive-care setting
    Rt Mangunkusumo
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 22:1-13. 2007
    ..05). Thus, the Internet can be a valuable tool to support physicians/nurses in the field of preventive care. It is recommended to further optimize and evaluate the Internet as a tool...
  37. ncbi request reprint Differences in measured and self-reported height and weight in Dutch adolescents
    W Jansen
    Municipal Health Service for Rotterdam Area, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Nutr Metab 50:339-46. 2006
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Underestimation and overestimation of personal weight status: associations with socio-demographic characteristics and weight maintenance intentions
    J Brug
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Nutr Diet 19:253-62. 2006
    ..The present study reports on correlates of under- and overestimation of personal weight status and the association with weight maintenance intentions and self-reported action...
  39. ncbi request reprint What young Dutch adults say they do to keep from gaining weight: self-reported prevalence of overeating, compensatory behaviours and specific weight control behaviours
    B Wammes
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 10:790-8. 2007
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Participation rates in worksite-based intervention studies: health promotion context as a crucial quality criterion
    L Kwak
    Health Promot Int 21:66-9. 2006
    ..Health promotion practice is advised to adopt and disseminate evidence-based interventions, accompanied by a diffusion study with a minimal research burden for participants...
  41. ncbi request reprint The internet and nutrition education: challenges and opportunities
    J Brug
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:S130-7; discussion S138-9. 2005
    ..To review the possibilities of using the Internet and especially the World Wide Web (WWW) in nutrition education...
  42. ncbi request reprint Neighbourhood inequalities in physical inactivity: the role of neighbourhood attractiveness, proximity to local facilities and safety in the Netherlands
    F J van Lenthe
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, Erasmus University, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 60:763-75. 2005
    ..The direction of neighbourhood inequalities differs for aspects of physical inactivity. Neighbourhood characteristics are related to physical inactivity and contribute to neighbourhood socioeconomic inequalities in physical inactivity...
  43. ncbi request reprint Exploring environmental determinants of physical activity--the road to the future is always under construction
    F J van Lenthe
    Public Health 122:329; author reply 330. 2008
  44. pmc Assessing psychosocial correlates of parental safety behaviour using Protection Motivation Theory: stair gate presence and use among parents of toddlers
    T M J Beirens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 23:723-31. 2008
    ..Programmes promoting the presence and adequate use of stair gates should address the family situation, personal cognitive factors as well as social factors...