G Kok

Summary

Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Careers in ecstasy use: do ecstasy users cease of their own accord? Implications for intervention development
    Gjalt Jorn Ygram Peters
    Department of Work and Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:376. 2008
  2. pmc The Active plus protocol: systematic development of two theory- and evidence-based tailored physical activity interventions for the over-fifties
    Maartje M van Stralen
    Open University of the Netherlands, Department of Psychology, PO Box 2960, 6401 DL, Heerlen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:399. 2008
  3. pmc Effective elements of school health promotion across behavioral domains: a systematic review of reviews
    Louk W H Peters
    Graduate School of Teaching and Learning, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:182. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Intervention mapping: protocol for applying health psychology theory to prevention programmes
    Gerjo Kok
    Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Health Psychol 9:85-98. 2004
  5. doi request reprint The ecological approach in health promotion programs: a decade later
    Gerjo Kok
    Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Health Promot 22:437-42. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Targeted prevention for people with HIV/AIDS: feasible and desirable?
    G Kok
    Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 36:239-46. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Social-cognitive determinants of HIV risk-taking intentions among men who date men through the Internet
    G Kok
    Maastricht University, Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    AIDS Care 19:410-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Planned development and evaluation of AIDS/STD education for secondary school students in The Netherlands: short-term effects
    H P Schaalma
    Department of Health Education, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Q 23:469-87. 1996
  9. ncbi request reprint Predicting condom use with casual and steady sex partners among drug users
    P van Empelen
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 16:293-305. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Public reactions to people with HIV/AIDS in The Netherlands
    A E Bos
    Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    AIDS Educ Prev 13:219-28. 2001

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Publications55

  1. pmc Careers in ecstasy use: do ecstasy users cease of their own accord? Implications for intervention development
    Gjalt Jorn Ygram Peters
    Department of Work and Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:376. 2008
    ..The current study addresses this process of ecstasy cessation...
  2. pmc The Active plus protocol: systematic development of two theory- and evidence-based tailored physical activity interventions for the over-fifties
    Maartje M van Stralen
    Open University of the Netherlands, Department of Psychology, PO Box 2960, 6401 DL, Heerlen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:399. 2008
    ..More integrative insights into interventions describing the planned systematic development, implementation and evaluation are needed...
  3. pmc Effective elements of school health promotion across behavioral domains: a systematic review of reviews
    Louk W H Peters
    Graduate School of Teaching and Learning, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:182. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to examine which effective elements of school health education are similar across three particular behavioral domains...
  4. ncbi request reprint Intervention mapping: protocol for applying health psychology theory to prevention programmes
    Gerjo Kok
    Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Health Psychol 9:85-98. 2004
    ..This article presents the protocol and elaborates on the application of theory, using examples from successful intervention programmes...
  5. doi request reprint The ecological approach in health promotion programs: a decade later
    Gerjo Kok
    Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Health Promot 22:437-42. 2008
    ..Present a 10-year update of the ecologic model of health promotion published by Richard et al. in the American Journal of Health Promotion in 1996...
  6. ncbi request reprint Targeted prevention for people with HIV/AIDS: feasible and desirable?
    G Kok
    Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 36:239-46. 1999
    ..Effective interventions should be developed on the basis of theory and evidence about the specific determinants of risk behaviour of HIV-positives: protecting oneself for superinfection and protecting one's partner...
  7. ncbi request reprint Social-cognitive determinants of HIV risk-taking intentions among men who date men through the Internet
    G Kok
    Maastricht University, Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    AIDS Care 19:410-7. 2007
    ..Sexual fantasies and HIV-status had unique effects on intentions. Differences between high and lower intenders are presented. Limitations of the study are discussed and objectives for an intervention to promote condom use are given...
  8. ncbi request reprint Planned development and evaluation of AIDS/STD education for secondary school students in The Netherlands: short-term effects
    H P Schaalma
    Department of Health Education, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Q 23:469-87. 1996
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Predicting condom use with casual and steady sex partners among drug users
    P van Empelen
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 16:293-305. 2001
    ..These differences should be taken into account when designing AIDS prevention interventions to encourage use of condoms...
  10. ncbi request reprint Public reactions to people with HIV/AIDS in The Netherlands
    A E Bos
    Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    AIDS Educ Prev 13:219-28. 2001
    ..In particular, cognitive and emotional factors are meaningfully related to willingness to have personal contact with people with HIV/AIDS. Implications for Dutch AIDS educational campaigns aimed at stigma reduction are discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sexuality and sexual risk behavior in HIV-positive men who have sex with men
    Nicole M C van Kesteren
    Department of Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Qual Health Res 15:145-68. 2005
    ..The implications of the study are discussed for the practice of HIV prevention for HIV-positive MSM...
  12. ncbi request reprint An AIDS risk reduction program for Dutch drug users: an intervention mapping approach to planning
    Pepijn van Empelen
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Promot Pract 4:402-12. 2003
    ..In Step 3, leaflets with role-model stories based on authentic interviews with drug users were developed and pilot tested. Finally, the need for cooperation with program users is discussed in IM Steps 4 and 5...
  13. doi request reprint Homosexuality among people with a mild intellectual disability: an explorative study on the lived experiences of homosexual people in the Netherlands with a mild intellectual disability
    J Stoffelen
    Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands Governor Kremers Center, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Intellect Disabil Res 57:257-67. 2013
    ..This study set out to answer the question: What are the lived experiences of a specific cohort of homosexual people with an intellectual disability living in the Netherlands?..
  14. ncbi request reprint Theory- and evidence-based intervention to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected patients in the Netherlands: a pilot study
    M de Bruin
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:384-94. 2005
    ..Large-scale and long-term research is warranted...
  15. ncbi request reprint The additional value of anticipated regret and psychopathology in explaining intended condom use among drug users
    P van Empelen
    Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands
    AIDS Care 13:309-18. 2001
    ..Practical implications of this study for Aids-preventive campaigns are also discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Associations between work stress, alcohol consumption and sickness absence
    R M Vasse
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Addiction 93:231-41. 1998
    ..To test an interactional model on the associations between work stressors, perceived stress, alcohol consumption and sickness absence...
  17. pmc Designing a quality improvement intervention: a systematic approach
    M A van Bokhoven
    Centre for Quality of Care Research Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 12:215-20. 2003
    ..Decisions that have to be made during the design process of a quality improvement intervention are visualised, allowing them to serve as a starting point for a systematic evaluation of the intervention...
  18. pmc Social cognitive determinants of ecstasy use to target in evidence-based interventions: a meta-analytical review
    Gjalt Jorn Y Peters
    Department of Work and Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Addiction 103:109-18. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to integrate systematically research identifying cognitive correlates of ecstasy use. Such research has the potential to identify targets for evidence-based interventions designed to discourage use...
  19. ncbi request reprint Testing the usability of access structures in a health education brochure
    Marieke Kools
    Universiteit Maastricht, Department of Experimental Psychology, The Netherlands
    Br J Health Psychol 12:525-41. 2007
    ..Effects were assessed of pictorials that flagged references in the brochure text, the use of tabs and colour coding of these pictorials and tabs, on finding information in the brochure...
  20. ncbi request reprint Designing effective health education materials: experimental pre-testing of a theory-based brochure to increase knowledge
    Jill R D Whittingham
    Department of Work ocial Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 23:414-26. 2008
    ..As a result, the authors conclude that principles in cognitive psychology should be complemented by determinant-specific theory-driven change methods if behavior change is to occur...
  21. pmc Sexual decision-making in HIV-positive men who have sex with men: how moral concerns and sexual motives guide intended condom use with steady and casual sex partners
    Nicole M C van Kesteren
    Center for Research on HIV AIDS Prevention and Education, Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Arch Sex Behav 36:437-49. 2007
    ..The implications of the findings for future research and the development of HIV-prevention programs for HIV-positive MSM are discussed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Experimental pretesting of public health campaigns: a case study
    Jill Whittingham
    Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Health Commun 13:216-29. 2008
    ..Results showed positive effects on targeted determinants of safe sexual behavior. The advantages, practical implications, and limitations of experimental pretesting are discussed...
  23. doi request reprint Avoiding counterproductive results: an experimental pretest of a harm reduction intervention on attitude toward party drugs among users and nonusers
    Jill R D Whittingham
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Subst Use Misuse 44:532-47. 2009
    ..The study's limitations and implications are discussed, including the need for experimental pretesting...
  24. doi request reprint 'Learn Young, Learn Fair', a stress management program for fifth and sixth graders: longitudinal results from an experimental study
    Gerda Kraag
    Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:1185-95. 2009
    ..This study examined the effects of a universal stress management program (Learn Young, Learn Fair) on stress, coping, anxiety and depression in fifth and sixth grade children...
  25. doi request reprint Social-cognitive determinants of condom use in a cohort of young gay and bisexual men
    Dirk Franssens
    Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, MD, The Netherlands
    AIDS Care 21:1471-9. 2009
    ..Interventions, targeting YGBM, aiming to promote condom use with casual partners should focus on increasing attitudes and strengthening skills to negotiate and use condoms...
  26. doi request reprint Decoding health education interventions: the times are a-changin'
    Herman Schaalma
    Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Psychol Health 24:5-9. 2009
    ..Intervention descriptions should therefore reveal not only what is included in the interventions, but also why the intervention is as it is. Intervention Mapping provides the tools that enable the production of such descriptions...
  27. ncbi request reprint The role of coping appraisal in reactions to fear appeals: do we need threat information?
    Robert A C Ruiter
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Health Psychol 8:465-74. 2003
    ..The results thus suggest that we might do without threatening information in persuading people to adopt health-promoting behaviours...
  28. ncbi request reprint Systematic development of a self-help and motivational enhancement intervention to promote sexual health in HIV-positive men who have sex with men
    Nicole M C van Kesteren
    Center for Research on HIV AIDS Prevention and Education Reshape, Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:858-75. 2006
    ..In Step 5, program evaluation was anticipated based on the planning process from the previous Intervention Mapping steps...
  29. ncbi request reprint Food and values: an examination of values underlying attitudes toward genetically modified- and organically grown food products
    Ellen Dreezens
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Appetite 44:115-22. 2005
    ..These findings imply a meaningful relationship between specific values, beliefs, and these food-related attitudes, and suggest that values might play a role in explaining attitudes toward GMF and OGF products...
  30. ncbi request reprint A new meeting place: chatting on the Internet, e-dating and sexual risk behaviour among Dutch men who have sex with men
    Harm J Hospers
    Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    AIDS 19:1097-101. 2005
    ..To describe the process of Internet chatting, and subsequent dating and sexual (risk) behaviour among Dutch men who have sex with men (MSM), and to compare the demographic profile of the Internet sample with a traditional Dutch MSM sample...
  31. ncbi request reprint Increasing readers' comprehension of health education brochures: a qualitative study into how professional writers make texts coherent
    Marieke Kools
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Behav 31:720-40. 2004
    ..It is argued that the health education profession can benefit greatly from knowledge about cognitive text processing and cognitive coherence principles for realizing effective comprehension of written health education messages...
  32. ncbi request reprint Sex education as health promotion: what does it take?
    Herman P Schaalma
    Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Arch Sex Behav 33:259-69. 2004
    ..Health promoters should acknowledge these challenges and facilitate the adoption and implementation of effective sexual health promotion programs by targeting communities and legislators...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effective methods to change sex-risk among drug users: a review of psychosocial interventions
    Pepijn van Empelen
    Department of Experimental Psychology, RESHAPE, Universiteit Maastricht, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 57:1593-608. 2003
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Food and the relation between values and attitude characteristics
    Ellen Dreezens
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Appetite 45:40-6. 2005
    ..These data suggest that centrality, commitment, and ambivalence are structurally different constructs that have a distinct relationship with specific values...
  35. ncbi request reprint Pictures and text in instructions for medical devices: effects on recall and actual performance
    Marieke Kools
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Universiteit Maastricht, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 64:104-11. 2006
    ..From an analysis of the affordances and constraints of both devices this effect was expected to be stronger with the inhaler chamber than with the peak flow meter...
  36. ncbi request reprint Strengthening the persuasive impact of fear appeals: the role of action framing
    Robert A C Ruiter
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Soc Psychol 143:397-400. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint Reasons for not taking an HIV-test among untested men who have sex with men: an Internet study
    Jochen Mikolajczak
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    AIDS Behav 10:431-5. 2006
    ..The most important reasons for not taking an HIV-test among no-risk respondents are related to perception of low risk for HIV-infection. Implications for future interventions to promote HIV-testing are discussed...
  38. ncbi request reprint The effect of graphic organizers on subjective and objective comprehension of a health education text
    Marieke Kools
    Maastricht University, Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Behav 33:760-72. 2006
    ..It is concluded that health education texts could benefit from relatively simple techniques to increase comprehension. Furthermore, in developing health education materials, comprehension should be measured objectively...
  39. ncbi request reprint Sexual risk behavior among HIV-positive men who have sex with men: a literature review
    Nicole M C van Kesteren
    Center for Research on HIV AIDS Prevention and Education Reshape, Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 65:5-20. 2007
    ..To review research on sexual risk behavior among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) after the year 2000...
  40. ncbi request reprint Ageing with an intellectual disability: the impact of personal resources on well-being
    B A Lehmann
    Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, the Netherlands NIVEL Netherlands institute for health services research, Utrecht, The Netherlands NIVEL, Utrecht, The Netherlands Governor Kremers Centre, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands Department of Clinical Genetics, University Maastricht Academic Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Intellect Disabil Res 57:1068-78. 2013
    ..This study examines how personal resources (physical health, mental health and social networks) impact the well-being of ageing people with ID...
  41. 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...
  42. doi request reprint Determinants of condom use among HIV-positive men who have sex with men
    M Schutz
    Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Int J STD AIDS 22:391-7. 2011
    ..96; 95% CI: 2.90-151.51). Interventions promoting condom use should increase self-efficacy to use condoms and target users of sex drugs...
  43. pmc Social-cognitive correlates of risky adolescent cycling behavior
    Hans Feenstra
    Work and Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:408. 2010
    ..This paper proposes the investigation of the social-cognitive correlates of risky cycling behaviors of adolescents prior to developing safety education programs...
  44. doi request reprint Standard care quality determines treatment outcomes in control groups of HAART-adherence intervention studies: implications for the interpretation and comparison of intervention effects
    Marijn de Bruin
    Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Psychol 28:668-74. 2009
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Standard care impact on effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy adherence interventions: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Marijn de Bruin
    Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 170:240-50. 2010
    ..Systematic reviews can identify practical and effective interventions. Meta-analyses that control for variability in standard care provided to control groups may produce more accurate estimates of intervention effects...
  46. doi request reprint Collaboration between practice, policy and research in local public health in the Netherlands
    Maria W J Jansen
    Academic Collaborative Centre of Public Health Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 86:295-307. 2008
    ..The collaboration between policy, practice, and research in local public health was studied in a multiple case study. The assumption is that collaboration will result in more solid evidence and higher quality standards in public health...
  47. ncbi request reprint Pressure ulcer prevention in nursing homes: views and beliefs of enrolled nurses and other health care workers
    Inge C Buss
    Department of Health Care Studies, Section Nursing Science, University Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Nurs 13:668-76. 2004
    ..Several studies indicate that nurses seem to be insufficiently informed about pressure ulcer preventive activities. There is, however, no information available about the reasons why nurses seem to be insufficiently informed...
  48. pmc A structured review of reasons for ecstasy use and related behaviours: pointers for future research
    Gjalt Jorn Ygram Peters
    Department of Work and Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:230. 2009
    ..To provide an overview of these insights regarding ecstasy use, the current study summarizes and combines what is known from qualitative and exploratory quantitative literature on ecstasy use...
  49. ncbi request reprint How to change environmental conditions for health
    Matthew J Commers
    Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA
    Health Promot Int 22:80-7. 2007
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Using theory to design an intervention for HIV/AIDS prevention in farm workers in rural Zimbabwe. 1994.95
    Susan M L Laver
    University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Int Q Community Health Educ 25:135-48. 2005
    ..Dialogue is central to the range of strategies proposed for the intervention. The effect will be measured through process and outcome evaluation...
  51. ncbi request reprint Predictors of perceiving smoking cessation counselling as a midwife's role: a survey of Dutch midwives
    Martijntje J Bakker
    Municipal Health Institute The Hague, PO Box 12652, 2500 DP The Hague, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 15:39-42. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to identify relevant factors that hamper or promote the provision of effective smoking cessation advice and counselling...
  52. pmc Action-specific cognitions of planned and preparatory behaviors of condom use among Dutch adolescents
    Pepijn van Empelen
    Institute for Psychological Research, Department of Clinical, Health and Neuropsychology, Leiden University, PO Box 9555, 2300 RB, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Arch Sex Behav 37:626-40. 2008
    ..This suggests that interventions aimed at promoting condom use should focus not only on condom use itself, but should also motivate and encourage adolescents to buy and carry condoms...
  53. ncbi request reprint The impact of educational and environmental interventions in Dutch worksite cafeterias
    Ingrid Steenhuis
    Department of Psychology, Open University, P O Box 2960, 6401 DL Heerlen, The Netherlands
    Health Promot Int 19:335-43. 2004
    ..Sales data revealed a significant effect of the labeling program on desserts, but not for the other products...
  54. ncbi request reprint AIDS 2006 - time to deliver
    Gerjo Kok
    Patient Educ Couns 65:1-2. 2007
  55. ncbi request reprint Saying is not (always) doing: cigarette warning labels are useless
    Robert A C Ruiter
    Eur J Public Health 15:329. 2005