W Van Mechelen

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Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Problems and solutions in longitudinal research: from theory to practice
    W Van Mechelen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 18:S238-45. 1997
  2. ncbi request reprint Sports injury surveillance systems. 'One size fits all'?
    W Van Mechelen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 24:164-8. 1997
  3. ncbi request reprint The severity of sports injuries
    W Van Mechelen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 24:176-80. 1997
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical activity of young people: the Amsterdam Longitudinal Growth and Health Study
    W Van Mechelen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, and Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:1610-6. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint The Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study. The past (1976-1996) and future (1997-?)
    H C Kemper
    EMGO Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 18:S140-50. 1997
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of health measurements and health information in youth and young adulthood in dietary intake--20-y study results from the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    W De Vente
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 55:819-23. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Clustering of biological risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the longitudinal relationship with lifestyle of an adolescent population: the Northern Ireland Young Hearts Project
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Medical Faculty, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Risk 6:355-62. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Clustering of risk factors for coronary heart disease. the longitudinal relationship with lifestyle
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO-Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Epidemiol 11:157-65. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Relation between the longitudinal development of personality characteristics and biological and lifestyle risk factors for coronary heart disease
    J W Twisk
    EMGO Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychosom Med 60:372-7. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint A fifteen-year longitudinal study in young adults on the relation of physical activity and fitness with the development of the bone mass: The Amsterdam Growth And Health Longitudinal Study
    H C Kemper
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Bone 27:847-53. 2000

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  1. ncbi request reprint Problems and solutions in longitudinal research: from theory to practice
    W Van Mechelen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 18:S238-45. 1997
    ..Finally, examples of the significance of longitudinal research outcomes to public health and clinical medicine are given...
  2. ncbi request reprint Sports injury surveillance systems. 'One size fits all'?
    W Van Mechelen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 24:164-8. 1997
    ..Sports injury surveillance systems are not useful in identifying the mechanism of injury...
  3. ncbi request reprint The severity of sports injuries
    W Van Mechelen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 24:176-80. 1997
    ..This paper briefly discusses the 6 criteria used to describe the severity of sports injuries...
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical activity of young people: the Amsterdam Longitudinal Growth and Health Study
    W Van Mechelen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, and Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:1610-6. 2000
    ..To describe the natural development of habitual physical activity behavior (HPA) of young Dutch male and female subjects between the ages of 13 and 27, using data from the Amsterdam Longitudinal Growth and Health Study...
  5. ncbi request reprint The Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study. The past (1976-1996) and future (1997-?)
    H C Kemper
    EMGO Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 18:S140-50. 1997
    ..The main results that were obtained in the past are summarized and research questions for the near future are explained...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of health measurements and health information in youth and young adulthood in dietary intake--20-y study results from the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    W De Vente
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 55:819-23. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The effect of the repeated measurements and the health information provided on dietary intake was relatively small, since it was only one out of the 14 nutrients that differed between the MMG and the BMG...
  7. ncbi request reprint Clustering of biological risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the longitudinal relationship with lifestyle of an adolescent population: the Northern Ireland Young Hearts Project
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Medical Faculty, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Risk 6:355-62. 1999
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Clustering of risk factors for coronary heart disease. the longitudinal relationship with lifestyle
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO-Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Epidemiol 11:157-65. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Based on this small longitudinal study, it can be stated that during adolescence and young adulthood both daily physical activity and alcohol consumption were related to a healthy CHD risk profile...
  9. ncbi request reprint Relation between the longitudinal development of personality characteristics and biological and lifestyle risk factors for coronary heart disease
    J W Twisk
    EMGO Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychosom Med 60:372-7. 1998
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint A fifteen-year longitudinal study in young adults on the relation of physical activity and fitness with the development of the bone mass: The Amsterdam Growth And Health Longitudinal Study
    H C Kemper
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Bone 27:847-53. 2000
    ..Only neuromotor fitness and not cardiopulmonary fitness during adolescence and young adulthood is related to the BMD of males and females at age 28 years...
  11. ncbi request reprint Changes in daily hassles and life events and the relationship with coronary heart disease risk factors: a 2-year longitudinal study in 27-29-year-old males and females
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 46:229-40. 1999
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  12. ncbi request reprint Smoking behaviour and biological maturation in males and females: a 20-year longitudinal study. Analysis of data from the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    C M Bernaards
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Hum Biol 28:634-48. 2001
    ..34, CI 1.58, 7.07). None of the three measures to estimate timing of biological maturation was significantly related to smoking status in adulthood...
  13. ncbi request reprint A 15-year physical activity pattern is positively related to aerobic fitness in young males and females (13-27 years)
    H C Kemper
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Appl Physiol 84:395-402. 2001
    ..The functional implications, however, are small: a relatively high increase in the weighted physical activity score of 30% over a period of 15 years results in a 2%-5% increase in aerobic fitness...
  14. ncbi request reprint Is calculating pack-years retrospectively a valid method to estimate life-time tobacco smoking? A comparison between prospectively calculated pack-years and retrospectively calculated pack-years
    C M Bernaards
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO, VU Medical Centre, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Addiction 96:1653-61. 2001
    ..To investigate the relative validity of retrospectively calculated pack-years (py-retro) by comparing py-retro with prospectively calculated pack-years (py-pro)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Adolescent motor skill and performance: is physical activity in adolescence related to adult physical fitness?
    H C Kemper
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Hum Biol 13:180-9. 2001
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  16. ncbi request reprint Tracking of activity and fitness and the relationship with cardiovascular disease risk factors
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and Department of Social Medicine, EMGO Institute, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:1455-61. 2000
    ..e., total serum cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the TC:HDL ratio, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and the sum of four skinfolds...
  17. ncbi request reprint Computerization of a dietary history interview in a running cohort; evaluation within the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    I Bakker
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:394-404. 2003
    ..The introduction of such a method in an ongoing longitudinal study was evaluated with special emphasis on the effect on interviewer bias...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effects of health information in youth and young adulthood on risk factors for chronic diseases--20-year study results from the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    H C G Kemper
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 35:533-9. 2002
    ..Another reason may be that the young and relatively healthy population under study here was not amenable to changing their fitness and health...
  19. ncbi request reprint A birth-weight questionnaire indicated that life style modifies the birth weight and metabolic syndrome relationship at age 36
    Saskia J te Velde
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:1172-9. 2005
    ..Investigating the relationship between birth weight and the metabolic syndrome and the modifying effects of lifestyle in adults (36.5 years)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Validation of a physical activity questionnaire to measure the effect of mechanical strain on bone mass
    Han C G Kemper
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Bone 30:799-804. 2002
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  21. ncbi request reprint Are children of today less active than before and is their health in danger? What can we do?
    L B Andersen
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 15:268-70. 2005
  22. pmc Counselling increases physical activity behaviour nine weeks after rehabilitation
    H P van der Ploeg
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Sports Med 40:223-9. 2006
    ..For people with disabilities, a physically active lifestyle can reduce the risk of secondary health problems and improve overall functioning...
  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
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  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint The relation between calcium intake and body composition in a Dutch population: The Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    N Boon
    Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht NUTRIM, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 162:27-32. 2005
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  26. pmc Once a week is not enough: effects of a widely implemented group based exercise programme for older adults; a randomised controlled trial
    M Stiggelbout
    TNO Prevention and Health, Leiden, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:83-8. 2004
    ..Gymnastics formed part of the More Exercise for Seniors (MBvO in Dutch) programme, a group based exercise programme for older adults in the Netherlands. It has been widely implemented since 1980...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prediction of cardiovascular disease risk factors later in life by physical activity and physical fitness in youth: introduction
    J W R Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 23:S5-7. 2002
  28. ncbi request reprint The relationship between physical fitness and physical activity during adolescence and cardiovascular disease risk factors at adult age. The Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    J W R Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 23:S8-14. 2002
    ..e. inversely to the sum of four skinfolds, waist circumference and to total serum cholesterol). Physical activity during adolescence was not related to a healthy CVD risk profile at the age of 32 years...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prediction of cardiovascular disease risk factors later in life by physical activity and physical fitness in youth: general comments and conclusions
    J W R Twisk
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Sports Med 23:S44-9. 2002
  30. ncbi request reprint Effects of health information in youth on adult physical activity: 20-year study results from the Amsterdam growth and health longitudinal study
    Han C G Kemper
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Hum Biol 14:448-56. 2002
    ....
  31. pmc Worksite health promotion using individual counselling and the effectiveness on sick leave; results of a randomised controlled trial
    K I Proper
    TNO Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 61:275-9. 2004
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of a worksite health promotion programme by individual counselling on sick leave...
  32. ncbi request reprint IOC consensus statement: "training the elite child athlete"
    M Mountjoy
    IOC Medical Commission, Chateau de Vidy, 1007 Lausanne Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 42:163-4. 2008
  33. ncbi request reprint Recruitment of single muscle fibers during submaximal cycling exercise
    T M Altenburg
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, United Kingdom
    J Appl Physiol 103:1752-6. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the PCr/Cr ratio method is more sensitive in determining fiber activation than the PAS stain intensity method...
  34. ncbi request reprint Measuring stair use in two office buildings: a comparison between an objective and a self-reported method
    L H Engbers
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Instituut, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 17:165-71. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to gain an insight into the comparability of self-reported stair use vs objectively measured stair use...
  35. pmc Long term health complaints following the Amsterdam Air Disaster in police officers and fire-fighters
    A C Huizink
    Erasmus Medical Center, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 63:657-62. 2006
    ..On 4 October 1992, a cargo aircraft crashed into apartment buildings in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Fire-fighters and police officers assisted with the rescue work...
  36. ncbi request reprint Changes in force, surface and motor unit EMG during post-exercise development of low frequency fatigue in vastus lateralis muscle
    C J de Ruiter
    Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Vrije University, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Appl Physiol 94:659-69. 2005
    ..Thus, post-exercise LFF was compensated by increased motor unit discharge rates which could only partly be accounted for by the small decrease in motor unit recruitment threshold...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between alcohol consumption and lipids, blood pressure and body weight indices
    Lando L J Koppes
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Stud Alcohol 66:713-21. 2005
    ..This study examines the cross-sectional and long-term longitudinal relationships of (changes in) alcohol consumption with (changes in) serum lipids, blood pressure and body mass indices...
  38. pmc High physical work load and low job satisfaction increase the risk of sickness absence due to low back pain: results of a prospective cohort study
    W E Hoogendoorn
    TNO Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 59:323-8. 2002
    ..To determine whether physical and psychosocial load at work influence sickness absence due to low back pain...
  39. ncbi request reprint Participatory ergonomics as a return-to-work intervention: a future challenge?
    J R Anema
    TNO Work and Employment, PO Box 718, 2130 AS Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Am J Ind Med 44:273-81. 2003
    ..Participatory ergonomics (PE) are often applied for prevention of low back pain (LBP). In this pilot-study, a PE-program is applied to the disability management of workers sick listed due to LBP...
  40. pmc Short term effect of feedback on fitness and health measurements on self reported appraisal of the stage of change
    K I Proper
    Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU, TNO Work and Employment, EMGO Institute and Department of Social Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Sports Med 37:529-34. 2003
    ..Practitioners have suggested that feedback on the fitness and health components can produce a change in a subject's awareness of their behaviour and thereby lead to a beneficial change in stage of behaviour change...
  41. pmc Ineffective disability management by doctors is an obstacle for return-to-work: a cohort study on low back pain patients sicklisted for 3-4 months
    J R Anema
    TNO Work and Employment, Netherlands IWI, formerly AS tri, Netherlands EMGO Institute and Department of Social Medicine, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 59:729-33. 2002
    ..To determine obstacles for return-to-work in disability management of low back pain patients sicklisted for 3-4 months...
  42. ncbi request reprint Changes in PCr/Cr ratio in single characterized muscle fibre fragments after only a few maximal voluntary contractions in humans
    J G M Beltman
    Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Physiol Scand 180:187-93. 2004
    ..This methodological study investigated the number of brief maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVC) needed to show evidence of fibre activation, as indicated by changes in the phosphocreatine to creatine (PCr/Cr) ratio...
  43. ncbi request reprint [Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents and preventative measures]
    C M Renders
    Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum, afd Sociale Geneeskunde, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 148:2066-70. 2004
    ..With such preventive measures the involvement of both the school and the parents is important...
  44. ncbi request reprint Current and adolescent levels of cardiopulmonary fitness are related to large artery properties at age 36: the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    I Ferreira
    VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Invest 32:723-31. 2002
    ....
  45. pmc A one season prospective cohort study of volleyball injuries
    E A L M Verhagen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine and TNO Vumc, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Br J Sports Med 38:477-81. 2004
    ..To estimate the overall incidence of acute and overuse volleyball injuries, and to describe factors associated with ankle sprains...
  46. doi request reprint Walking or vitamin B for cognition in older adults with mild cognitive impairment? A randomised controlled trial
    J G Z van Uffelen
    Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Br J Sports Med 42:344-51. 2008
    ..To examine the effects of aerobic exercise or vitamin B supplementation on cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...