A J Schuit

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Affiliation: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Clustering of lifestyle risk factors in a general adult population
    A Jantine Schuit
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 35:219-24. 2002
  2. pmc Effects of different discount levels on healthy products coupled with a healthy choice label, special offer label or both: results from a web-based supermarket experiment
    Wilma E Waterlander
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, Amsterdam, 1081 HV, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:59. 2013
  3. pmc Outdoor play among children in relation to neighborhood characteristics: a cross-sectional neighborhood observation study
    Marie Jeanne Aarts
    Department Tranzo, Scientific Center for Care and Welfare, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:98. 2012
  4. pmc Contribution mapping: a method for mapping the contribution of research to enhance its impact
    Maarten O Kok
    Department of Health Sciences, V U University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:21. 2012
  5. pmc School food policy at Dutch primary schools: room for improvement? Cross-sectional findings from the INPACT study
    Wilke Jc van Ansem
    IVO Addiction Research Institute, Heemraadssingel 194, Rotterdam, DM 3021, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:339. 2013
  6. pmc The effects of a 25% discount on fruits and vegetables: results of a randomized trial in a three-dimensional web-based supermarket
    Wilma E Waterlander
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:11. 2012
  7. pmc Feasibility of multi-sector policy measures that create activity-friendly environments for children: results of a Delphi study
    Marie Jeanne Aarts
    Tilburg University, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department Tranzo, Scientific Center for Care and Welfare, PO Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 6:128. 2011
  8. pmc Disagreement in physical activity assessed by accelerometer and self-report in subgroups of age, gender, education and weight status
    Sander M Slootmaker
    EMGO Institute, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:17. 2009
  9. pmc Validity of the modified Baecke questionnaire: comparison with energy expenditure according to the doubly labeled water method
    Emmy M Hertogh
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:30. 2008
  10. pmc Perceptions on the use of pricing strategies to stimulate healthy eating among residents of deprived neighbourhoods: a focus group study
    Wilma E Waterlander
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:44. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Clustering of lifestyle risk factors in a general adult population
    A Jantine Schuit
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 35:219-24. 2002
    ..The objective of the study was to evaluate the degree of clustering of common lifestyle risk factors in a general adult population and to define subgroups with elevated clustering...
  2. pmc Effects of different discount levels on healthy products coupled with a healthy choice label, special offer label or both: results from a web-based supermarket experiment
    Wilma E Waterlander
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, Amsterdam, 1081 HV, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:59. 2013
    ..Two strategies commonly recommended to improve population diets include food labels and food taxes/subsidies. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of both strategies separately and in combination...
  3. pmc Outdoor play among children in relation to neighborhood characteristics: a cross-sectional neighborhood observation study
    Marie Jeanne Aarts
    Department Tranzo, Scientific Center for Care and Welfare, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:98. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify quantitative as well as qualitative neighborhood characteristics related to outdoor play by means of neighborhood observations...
  4. pmc Contribution mapping: a method for mapping the contribution of research to enhance its impact
    Maarten O Kok
    Department of Health Sciences, V U University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:21. 2012
    ..The approach is designed to be useful for both accountability purposes and for assisting in better employing research to contribute to better action for health...
  5. pmc School food policy at Dutch primary schools: room for improvement? Cross-sectional findings from the INPACT study
    Wilke Jc van Ansem
    IVO Addiction Research Institute, Heemraadssingel 194, Rotterdam, DM 3021, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:339. 2013
    ..Therefore, this study explores the school food policy and investigates schools' (teachers and principals) and parents' opinion on the school food policy...
  6. pmc The effects of a 25% discount on fruits and vegetables: results of a randomized trial in a three-dimensional web-based supermarket
    Wilma E Waterlander
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:11. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to examine the effects of a 25% discount on fruits and vegetables on food purchases in a supermarket environment...
  7. pmc Feasibility of multi-sector policy measures that create activity-friendly environments for children: results of a Delphi study
    Marie Jeanne Aarts
    Tilburg University, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department Tranzo, Scientific Center for Care and Welfare, PO Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 6:128. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Disagreement in physical activity assessed by accelerometer and self-report in subgroups of age, gender, education and weight status
    Sander M Slootmaker
    EMGO Institute, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:17. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  9. pmc Validity of the modified Baecke questionnaire: comparison with energy expenditure according to the doubly labeled water method
    Emmy M Hertogh
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:30. 2008
    ..The Modified Baecke Questionnaire results in a score to classify people as high, moderate, or low in daily physical activity, based on tertiles...
  10. pmc Perceptions on the use of pricing strategies to stimulate healthy eating among residents of deprived neighbourhoods: a focus group study
    Wilma E Waterlander
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:44. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  11. pmc Five-year effect of community-based intervention Hartslag Limburg on quality of life: a longitudinal cohort study
    Saskia Pj Verkleij
    Department of Health Sciences VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:11. 2011
    ..Therefore, the effect of an integrative cardiovascular diseases community-based intervention programme 'Hartslag Limburg' on QoL after 5-years of intervention is studied...
  12. pmc Effect of an individually tailored one-year energy balance programme on body weight, body composition and lifestyle in recent retirees: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Andrea Werkman
    Wageningen University, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:110. 2010
    ....
  13. pmc Design of the sex hormones and physical exercise (SHAPE) study
    Evelyn M Monninkhof
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 7:232. 2007
    ....
  14. pmc Towards translation of environmental determinants of physical activity in children into multi-sector policy measures: study design of a Dutch project
    Marie Jeanne Aarts
    Tilburg University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Department Tranzo, PO Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:396. 2009
    ..Therefore this project identifies and evaluates the possibilities of multi-sector policy measures to stimulate physical activity in children...
  15. pmc Study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of a tailored energy balance programme for recent retirees
    Andrea Werkman
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:293. 2006
    ..Hence, retirees are an important target group for weight gain prevention programmes, as described in the present paper...
  16. pmc Promoting physical activity using an activity monitor and a tailored web-based advice: design of a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN93896459]
    Sander M Slootmaker
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Department of Occupational and Public Health, Research Centre Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 5:134. 2005
    ..Providing feedback on the actual physical activity level by an activity monitor can increase awareness and may in combination with an individually tailored physical activity advice stimulate a physically active lifestyle...
  17. pmc Reliability and validity of the Activity Questionnaire for Adults and Adolescents (AQuAA)
    Mai J M Chinapaw
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:58. 2009
    ..We evaluated the test-retest reliability and construct validity of the self-report Activity Questionnaire for Adults and Adolescents (AQuAA). The AQuAA is a commonly used questionnaire in Dutch youth...
  18. pmc The cost-effectiveness of increasing alcohol taxes: a modelling study
    Matthijs van den Berg
    Centre for Public Health Forecasting, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Med 6:36. 2008
    ..In this paper, we estimate the cost-effectiveness of an alcohol tax increase for the entire Dutch population from a health-care perspective focusing on health benefits and health-care costs in alcohol users...
  19. pmc Moderately overweight and obese patients in general practice: a population based survey
    Liset van Dijk
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, P, O, Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 7:43. 2006
    ..The objective of this article is to evaluate GP consultation and prescription of drugs in moderate and severely overweight (obese) persons in the Netherlands...
  20. ncbi request reprint Exercise training and heart rate variability in older people
    A J Schuit
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Agricultural University Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:816-21. 1999
    ..The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of regular physical activity on HRV in older men and women...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Physical activity in relation to sociodemographic variables and health status of adult men and women in Amsterdam, Doetinchen and Maastricht]
    A J Schuit
    Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, Centrum voor Chronische Ziekten Epidemiologie, Bilthoven
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 143:1559-64. 1999
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of 5-year community intervention Hartslag Limburg on cardiovascular risk factors
    Albertine J Schuit
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Prev Med 30:237-42. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the net effect of a cardiovascular disease prevention program (Hartslag Limburg) on cardiovascular risk factors after 5 years of intervention...
  23. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and cognitive decline, the role of the apolipoprotein e4 allele
    A J Schuit
    The National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 33:772-7. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between level of physical activity and risk of cognitive decline at older age and its variation across carriers and noncarriers of the apolipoprotein e4 allele...
  24. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and stroke. A meta-analysis of observational data
    G C W Wendel-Vos
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 33:787-98. 2004
    ..Based on studies published so far, the protective effect of physical activity on stroke remains controversial. Specifically, there is a lack of insight into the sources of heterogeneity between studies...
  25. pmc Physical inactivity: a risk factor for low back pain in the general population?
    H S J Picavet
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:517-8. 2003
  26. doi request reprint Age, period and cohort effects on body weight and body mass index in adults: The Doetinchem Cohort Study
    Astrid C J Nooyens
    Division of Public Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9 PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 12:862-70. 2009
    ..To study the development of body weight with ageing, in a general adult population, taking into account possible period and cohort effects...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effects of retirement on lifestyle in relation to changes in weight and waist circumference in Dutch men: a prospective study
    Astrid C J Nooyens
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 8:1266-74. 2005
    ..To study changes in lifestyle in relation to changes in body weight and waist circumference associated with occupational retirement in men...
  28. ncbi request reprint Are stress related factors associated with alcohol intake?
    A Jeanne M van Loon
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Med 11:225-35. 2004
    ..We conclude that stress-related factors are only marginally associated with a heavy alcohol intake compared with fair drinking, using the safe limits of drinking as cutoff point...
  29. ncbi request reprint Factors of the physical environment associated with walking and bicycling
    G C Wanda Wendel-Vos
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:725-30. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify factors of the physical environment that may influence time spent on walking and bicycling...
  30. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility and relative validity of the short questionnaire to assess health-enhancing physical activity
    G C Wanda Wendel-Vos
    Department for Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:1163-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine reproducibility and relative validity of the Short QUestionnaire to ASsess Health-enhancing physical activity (SQUASH)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Leisure time physical activity and health-related quality of life: cross-sectional and longitudinal associations
    G C W Wendel-Vos
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 13:667-77. 2004
    ..Confirmation of our results by those of other studies is needed in order to quantify health promotion messages...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effect of strenuous exercise on fibrinogen and fibrinolysis in healthy elderly men and women
    A J Schuit
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Agricultural University Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Thromb Haemost 78:845-51. 1997
    ..001). These data suggest that regular intensive activity may increase fibrinolytic activity in a moderate way, but also may cause chronically elevated plasma levels of acute phase proteins in elderly persons...
  33. ncbi request reprint Exposure and effectiveness of phytosterol/-stanol-enriched margarines
    N De Jong
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:1407-15. 2007
    ..For postlaunch monitoring purposes including risk-benefit analyses, it is needed to investigate both exposure and effectiveness of these margarines...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Cost-effectiveness of prevention: opportunities for public health policy in the Netherlands]
    M Van den Berg
    Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, Bilthoven
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:1329-34. 2008
    ..To gain insight into the cost-effectiveness of new preventive interventions...
  35. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and breast cancer: a systematic review
    Evelyn M Monninkhof
    University Medical Center Utrecht, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 18:137-57. 2007
    ..Many epidemiologic studies have found an association between physical activity and breast cancer risk, although this has not been a consistent finding...
  36. ncbi request reprint Adolescent skinfold thickness is a better predictor of high body fatness in adults than is body mass index: the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    Astrid C J Nooyens
    Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1533-9. 2007
    ..Body mass index (BMI) during adolescence is predictive of BMI at adult age. However, BMI cannot distinguish between lean and fat body mass. Skinfold thickness may be a better predictor of body fatness...