Johannes Brug

Summary

Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Differences in beliefs and home environments regarding energy balance behaviors according to parental education and ethnicity among schoolchildren in Europe: the ENERGY cross sectional study
    Johannes Brug
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, P, O, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, BT 1081, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 14:610. 2014
  2. pmc Direct and indirect associations between the family physical activity environment and sports participation among 10-12 year-old European children: testing the EnRG framework in the ENERGY project
    Anna F Timperio
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research C PAN, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:15. 2013
  3. pmc Clustering of energy balance-related behaviors and parental education in European children: the ENERGY-project
    Juan M Fernández-Alvira
    GENUD Growth, Exercise, NUtrition and Development Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza 50009, Spain
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:5. 2013
  4. pmc Differences in weight status and energy-balance related behaviors among schoolchildren in German-speaking Switzerland compared to seven countries in Europe
    Michael Herzig
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:139. 2012
  5. pmc Micro-level economic factors and incentives in Children's energy balance related behaviours - findings from the ENERGY European cross-section questionnaire survey
    Jørgen Dejgård Jensen
    Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg C, Denmark
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:136. 2012
  6. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in occupational, leisure-time, and transport related physical activity among European adults: a systematic review
    Marielle A Beenackers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:116. 2012
  7. pmc The effect of the UP4FUN pilot intervention on objectively measured sedentary time and physical activity in 10-12 year old children in Belgium: the ENERGY-project
    Maite Verloigne
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:805. 2012
  8. pmc Hand disinfection in a neonatal intensive care unit: continuous electronic monitoring over a one-year period
    Onno K Helder
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Erasmus MC Sophia Children s Hospital, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2060, room SK 1286, Rotterdam 3000 CB, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 12:248. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Differences in weight status and energy-balance related behaviours according to ethnic background among adolescents in seven countries in Europe: the ENERGY-project
    J Brug
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Obes 7:399-411. 2012
  10. pmc Differences in weight status and energy-balance related behaviors among schoolchildren across Europe: the ENERGY-project
    Johannes Brug
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e34742. 2012

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  1. pmc Differences in beliefs and home environments regarding energy balance behaviors according to parental education and ethnicity among schoolchildren in Europe: the ENERGY cross sectional study
    Johannes Brug
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, P, O, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, BT 1081, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 14:610. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc Direct and indirect associations between the family physical activity environment and sports participation among 10-12 year-old European children: testing the EnRG framework in the ENERGY project
    Anna F Timperio
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research C PAN, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:15. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether attitude, perceived behavioural control, health belief and enjoyment mediate associations between the family environment and 10-12 year-old children's sports participation...
  3. pmc Clustering of energy balance-related behaviors and parental education in European children: the ENERGY-project
    Juan M Fernández-Alvira
    GENUD Growth, Exercise, NUtrition and Development Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza 50009, Spain
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:5. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Differences in weight status and energy-balance related behaviors among schoolchildren in German-speaking Switzerland compared to seven countries in Europe
    Michael Herzig
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:139. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Micro-level economic factors and incentives in Children's energy balance related behaviours - findings from the ENERGY European cross-section questionnaire survey
    Jørgen Dejgård Jensen
    Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg C, Denmark
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:136. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in occupational, leisure-time, and transport related physical activity among European adults: a systematic review
    Marielle A Beenackers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:116. 2012
    ..This study systematically reviewed the evidence pertaining to socioeconomic inequalities in different domains of physical activity (PA) by European region...
  7. pmc The effect of the UP4FUN pilot intervention on objectively measured sedentary time and physical activity in 10-12 year old children in Belgium: the ENERGY-project
    Maite Verloigne
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:805. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Hand disinfection in a neonatal intensive care unit: continuous electronic monitoring over a one-year period
    Onno K Helder
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Erasmus MC Sophia Children s Hospital, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2060, room SK 1286, Rotterdam 3000 CB, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 12:248. 2012
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Differences in weight status and energy-balance related behaviours according to ethnic background among adolescents in seven countries in Europe: the ENERGY-project
    J Brug
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Obes 7:399-411. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to explore differences in weight status and energy balance behaviours according to ethnic background among adolescents across Europe...
  10. pmc Differences in weight status and energy-balance related behaviors among schoolchildren across Europe: the ENERGY-project
    Johannes Brug
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e34742. 2012
    ..Current data on the prevalence of overweight and energy-balance behaviors among European children is necessary to inform overweight prevention interventions...
  11. pmc Levels of physical activity and sedentary time among 10- to 12-year-old boys and girls across 5 European countries using accelerometers: an observational study within the ENERGY-project
    Maite Verloigne
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:34. 2012
    ....
  12. pmc Rationale and design of the B-PROOF study, a randomized controlled trial on the effect of supplemental intake of vitamin B12 and folic acid on fracture incidence
    Janneke P van Wijngaarden
    Department of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, P, O, Box 8129 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 11:80. 2011
    ....
  13. pmc Determinants of fruit and vegetable consumption among children and adolescents: a review of the literature. Part II: qualitative studies
    Rikke Krølner
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:112. 2011
    ..Earlier reviews have analysed evidence from quantitative studies. The aim of this paper is to present a systematic review of qualitative studies of determinants of children's FV intake...
  14. pmc Objective and perceived availability of physical activity opportunities: differences in associations with physical activity behavior among urban adolescents
    Richard G Prins
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:70. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  15. pmc Cost-effectiveness of tailored print communication, telephone motivational interviewing, and a combination of the two: results of an economic evaluation alongside the Vitalum randomized controlled trial
    Hilde M van Keulen
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:64. 2010
    ....
  16. pmc Front-of-pack nutrition label stimulates healthier product development: a quantitative analysis
    Ellis L Vyth
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:65. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  17. pmc Should implementation intentions interventions be implemented in obesity prevention: the impact of if-then plans on daily physical activity in Dutch adults
    Emely De Vet
    Department of Health Sciences and 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 6:11. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  18. pmc Socioeconomic differences in lack of recreational walking among older adults: the role of neighbourhood and individual factors
    Carlijn Bm Kamphuis
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Centre, P, O, Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:1. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  19. pmc Changes in skinfold thickness and waist circumference after 12 and 24 months resulting from the NHF-NRG In Balance-project
    Lydia Kwak
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:26. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  20. pmc What do parents think about parental participation in school-based interventions on energy balance-related behaviours? a qualitative study in 4 countries
    Wendy Van Lippevelde
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:881. 2011
    ....
  21. pmc Using Intervention Mapping to develop a programme to prevent sexually transmittable infections, including HIV, among heterosexual migrant men
    Mireille E G Wolfers
    Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Area, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 7:141. 2007
    ....
  22. pmc Vitalum study design: RCT evaluating the efficacy of tailored print communication and telephone motivational interviewing on multiple health behaviors
    Hilde M van Keulen
    Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:216. 2008
    ..The Vitalum project aims to compare the efficacy of these techniques in improving the health behaviors of adults aged 45-70. This paper describes the design of the Vitalum study...
  23. pmc Systematic Development of the YouRAction program, a computer-tailored physical activity promotion intervention for Dutch adolescents, targeting personal motivations and environmental opportunities
    Richard G Prins
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:474. 2010
    ..The present paper describes the systematic development of a theory-based computer-tailored intervention, YouRAction, which targets individual and environmental factors determining PA among adolescents...
  24. pmc The ENDORSE study: research into environmental determinants of obesity related behaviors in Rotterdam schoolchildren
    Klazine van der Horst
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:142. 2008
    ....
  25. pmc Design and evaluation protocol of "FATaintPHAT", a computer-tailored intervention to prevent excessive weight gain in adolescents
    Nicole P M Ezendam
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 7:324. 2007
    ....
  26. pmc A school-based intervention to reduce overweight and inactivity in children aged 6-12 years: study design of a randomized controlled trial
    Wilma Jansen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:257. 2008
    ..A school based intervention was developed aiming at the reduction of overweight and inactivity in these children by addressing both behavioural and environmental determinants...
  27. pmc Monitoring of risk perceptions and correlates of precautionary behaviour related to human avian influenza during 2006 - 2007 in the Netherlands: results of seven consecutive surveys
    Onno de Zwart
    Division of Infectious Disease Control, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 10:114. 2010
    ....
  28. pmc Towards evidence-based, quality-controlled health promotion: the Dutch recognition system for health promotion interventions
    Johannes Brug
    EMGO Institute for Health are Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 25:1100-6. 2010
    ..This point of view article describes and discusses the rationale, organization and criteria of this Dutch recognition system and the first experiences with the system...
  29. pmc Evidence-based development of school-based and family-involved prevention of overweight across Europe: the ENERGY-project's design and conceptual framework
    Johannes Brug
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:276. 2010
    ..Schools are an important setting for health promotion in this age group, but school-based interventions mostly fail to target and involve the family environment...
  30. doi request reprint Evaluation of nationwide health promotion campaigns in The Netherlands: an exploration of practices, wishes and opportunities
    Johannes Brug
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Promot Int 26:244-54. 2011
    ..Next to additional budget and a longer-term planning, input from external experts regarding evaluation research designs are needed for evaluation improvement...
  31. doi request reprint Taste preferences, liking and other factors related to fruit and vegetable intakes among schoolchildren: results from observational studies
    Johannes Brug
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 99:S7-S14. 2008
    ..Study 2 shows that taste preferences were the strongest mediator of gender differences in FV intakes among children; the fact that girls eat more could for a large extend be explained by there stronger taste preferences...
  32. doi request reprint Exploring overweight, obesity and their behavioural correlates among children and adolescents: results from the Health-promotion through Obesity Prevention across Europe project
    Johannes Brug
    The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 13:1676-9. 2010
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Environmental determinants of healthy eating: in need of theory and evidence
    Johannes Brug
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Proc Nutr Soc 67:307-16. 2008
    ..Better-designed studies are needed to further build evidence-based theory on environmental determinants to guide the development of interventions to promote healthful eating...
  34. doi request reprint Determinants of healthy eating: motivation, abilities and environmental opportunities
    Johannes Brug
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Fam Pract 25:i50-5. 2008
    ..Most research on behavioural determinants has been restricted to individual-level motivational factors. However, health behaviour is influenced by individual motivation and abilities, as well as environmental opportunities...
  35. pmc Parental education associations with children's body composition: mediation effects of energy balance-related behaviors within the ENERGY-project
    Juan M Fernández-Alvira
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:80. 2013
    ..The objective of this paper was to assess the possible mediation role of energy balance-related behaviors in the association between parental education and children's body composition...
  36. pmc For whom and under what circumstances do school-based energy balance behavior interventions work? Systematic review on moderators
    Mine Yildirim
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e46-57. 2011
    ..Consequently, there is lack of insight into what interventions work for whom. Future studies should apply stronger methodology to test moderating effects of important potential target group segmentations...
  37. doi request reprint Dutch obesity intervention in teenagers: effectiveness of a school-based program on body composition and behavior
    Amika S Singh
    Department of Public Health, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:309-17. 2009
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Associations between neighbourhood and household environmental variables and fruit consumption: exploration of mediation by individual cognitions and habit strength in the GLOBE study
    Nannah I Tak
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 16:505-14. 2013
    ....
  39. pmc Test-retest reliability and construct validity of the ENERGY-child questionnaire on energy balance-related behaviours and their potential determinants: the ENERGY-project
    Amika S Singh
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Dpt, of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:136. 2011
    ..Therefore, reliable and valid tools to measure these variables in large-scale population research are needed...
  40. pmc Test-retest reliability and construct validity of the ENERGY-parent questionnaire on parenting practices, energy balance-related behaviours and their potential behavioural determinants: the ENERGY-project
    Amika S Singh
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Res Notes 5:434. 2012
    ....
  41. pmc Can multiple lifestyle behaviours be improved in people with familial hypercholesterolemia? Results of a parallel randomised controlled trial
    Karen Broekhuizen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e50032. 2012
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of an individualised tailored lifestyle intervention on physical activity, dietary intake, smoking and compliance to statin therapy in people with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)...
  42. pmc EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth (ENERGY) project: Design and methodology of the ENERGY cross-sectional survey
    Maartje M van Stralen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:65. 2011
    ..This paper describes the design, methodology and protocol of the survey...
  43. doi request reprint Parental and home influences on adolescents' TV viewing: a mediation analysis
    Saskia J te Velde
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e364-72. 2011
    ..To explore the association between home environmental variables and television (TV) time, and the mediating pathways underlying this association...
  44. doi request reprint Modeling the long term health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of two interventions promoting fruit and vegetable intake among schoolchildren
    Saskia J te Velde
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Econ Hum Biol 9:14-22. 2011
    ..Extensive sensitivity analyses showed that the conclusions were sensitive to the discount rate and the proportion of effects that remains lifelong...
  45. ncbi request reprint Daily variations in weather and the relationship with physical activity and sedentary time in European 10- to 12-year-olds: The ENERGY-Project
    Mine Yildirim
    Dept of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Act Health 11:419-25. 2014
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the association of daily variations in rainfall and temperature with sedentary time (ST) and physical activity (PA) in European children...
  46. pmc Direction of the association between body fatness and self-reported screen time in Dutch adolescents
    Teatske M Altenburg
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:4. 2012
    ..However, it is unclear whether overweight predicts or is predicted by excessive amounts of screen time. The aim of this study was to examine the direction of the association between screen time and body fatness in Dutch adolescents...
  47. doi request reprint Influence of placement of a nutrition logo on cafeteria menu items on lunchtime food Choices at Dutch work sites
    Ellis L Vyth
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:131-6. 2011
    ..Labeling healthy choices might be useful for health-conscious employees in the volitional phase of behavior change. Further research should focus on the possible health benefits of menu reformulation in the catering sector...
  48. pmc Longer sleep--slimmer kids: the ENERGY-project
    Teatske M Altenburg
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e59522. 2013
    ..Therefore, we examined the association of week and weekend day sleep duration with indicators of body composition in 10-12 year old European school children...
  49. pmc No significant improvement of cardiovascular disease risk indicators by a lifestyle intervention in people with familial hypercholesterolemia compared to usual care: results of a randomised controlled trial
    Karen Broekhuizen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Res Notes 5:181. 2012
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in sleep duration during adolescence
    Saskia J te Velde
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:1015-25. 2013
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Fatigue mediates the relationship between physical fitness and quality of life in cancer survivors
    Laurien M Buffart
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    J Sci Med Sport 16:99-104. 2013
    ..This study aims to investigate whether fatigue mediates the association between physical fitness and quality of life...
  52. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in 1-year follow-up effect of the Dutch Schoolgruiten Project - promoting fruit and vegetable consumption among primary-school children
    Nannah I Tak
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boerchorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 10:1497-507. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effect of a primary school-based intervention providing free fruit and vegetables (F&V), separately for children of Dutch and of non-Western ethnicity...
  53. doi request reprint Methodological quality of front-of-pack labeling studies: a review plus identification of research challenges
    Ellis L Vyth
    Department of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nutr Rev 70:709-20. 2012
    ..The highest methodological quality and the greatest public health relevance are achieved by measuring the health effects of front-of-pack labels using biomarkers in a longitudinal, randomized, controlled design in a real-life setting...
  54. pmc Alpe d'HuZes cancer rehabilitation (A-CaRe) research: four randomized controlled exercise trials and economic evaluations in cancer patients and survivors
    Mai J M Chinapaw
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Med 19:143-56. 2012
    ..However, many previous studies had methodological weaknesses related to trial design, sample size, comparison group, outcome measures, short follow-up durations and programme content...
  55. pmc Objective and self-rated sedentary time and indicators of metabolic health in Dutch and Hungarian 10-12 year olds: the ENERGY-Project
    Mai J M Chinapaw
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e36657. 2012
    ..Therefore, we examined the independent relationship between objectively assessed and self-rated sedentary time and indicators of metabolic health in Dutch and Hungarian 10-12 year olds...
  56. pmc Differences in fruit and vegetable intake and their determinants among 11-year-old schoolchildren between 2003 and 2009
    Claudia Fischer
    The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:141. 2011
    ....
  57. pmc Design of the EXercise Intervention after Stem cell Transplantation (EXIST) study: a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an individualized high intensity physical exercise program on fitness and fatigue in p
    Saskia Persoon
    Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Cancer 10:671. 2010
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Parents and friends both matter: simultaneous and interactive influences of parents and friends on European schoolchildren's energy balance-related behaviours - the ENERGY cross-sectional study
    Saskia J te Velde
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, P, O, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:82. 2014
    ....
  59. pmc Exploring facilitating factors and barriers to the nationwide dissemination of a Dutch school-based obesity prevention program "DOiT": a study protocol
    Femke van Nassau
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:1201. 2013
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Measured sedentary time and physical activity during the school day of European 10- to 12-year-old children: the ENERGY project
    Maartje M van Stralen
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and the Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Sci Med Sport 17:201-6. 2014
    ..This study aims to describe the time devoted to sedentary and physical activities at school in five European countries and to examine differences according to country, sex, ethnicity, parental education and weight status...
  61. ncbi request reprint Mediators of the resistance and aerobic exercise intervention effect on physical and general health in men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer
    Laurien M Buffart
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Vrije University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cancer 120:294-301. 2014
    ..The objective of the current study was to identify mediators of the effects of a combined resistance and aerobic exercise program on perceived physical and general health in men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer...
  62. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of the Dutch Schoolgruiten Project--promoting fruit and vegetable consumption among primary-school children
    Nannah I Tak
    EMGO Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 12:1213-23. 2009
    ..In addition, we assessed whether children's appreciation of the project mediated these intervention effects...
  63. pmc Socio-demographic and lifestyle-related characteristics associated with self-reported any, daily and occasional smoking during pregnancy
    Ruth Baron
    Department of Midwifery Science, AVAG EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Free University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e74197. 2013
    ..There is still much potential for health gain with respect to smoking during pregnancy in the Netherlands. Daily and occasional smokers appear to differ in characteristics, and therefore possibly require different interventions. ..
  64. pmc Physical and psychosocial benefits of yoga in cancer patients and survivors, a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Laurien M Buffart
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    BMC Cancer 12:559. 2012
    ..This study aimed to systematically review the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and to conduct a meta-analysis of the effects of yoga on physical and psychosocial outcomes in cancer patients and survivors...
  65. pmc Is the process of delivery of an individually tailored lifestyle intervention associated with improvements in LDL cholesterol and multiple lifestyle behaviours in people with familial hypercholesterolemia?
    Karen Broekhuizen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:348. 2012
    ....
  66. pmc Psychometric properties of two physical activity questionnaires, the AQuAA and the PASE, in cancer patients
    Roberto D K Liu
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:30. 2011
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Predictors of stage transitions in the precaution adoption process model
    Emely De Vet
    Institute of Health Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Health Promot 22:282-90. 2008
    ..To explore psychosocial correlates and predictors of stage transitions in the precaution adoption process model (PAPM) for fruit intake...
  68. pmc Sustainable prevention of obesity through integrated strategies: The SPOTLIGHT project's conceptual framework and design
    Jeroen Lakerveld
    The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and the departments of General Practice and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081, BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:793. 2012
    ....
  69. pmc A tailored lifestyle intervention to reduce the cardiovascular disease risk of individuals with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH): design of the PRO-FIT randomised controlled trial
    Karen Broekhuizen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:69. 2010
    ..This project focuses on the development and evaluation of an innovative intervention aiming to reduce CVD risk by promoting a healthy lifestyle among people with FH...
  70. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of school-based weight gain prevention among adolescents
    Amika Sonja Singh
    EMGO Institute, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:565-71. 2007
    ..To determine whether a multicomponent health promotion intervention for Dutch adolescents would be successful in influencing body composition and aerobic fitness...
  71. doi request reprint Mediators of longitudinal changes in measures of adiposity in teenagers using parallel process latent growth modeling
    Mine Yιldιrιm
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:2387-95. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate mediating effects of energy balance-related behaviors on measures of adiposity in the Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers-study (DOiT)...
  72. pmc Design of the Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (NRG-DOiT): systematic development, implementation and evaluation of a school-based intervention aimed at the prevention of excessive weight gain in adolescents
    Amika S Singh
    EMGO Institute and Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:304. 2006
    ..To be able to learn from successes and failures of such interventions, integral written and published reports are needed...
  73. pmc Self-reported physical activity: its correlates and relationship with health-related quality of life in a large cohort of colorectal cancer survivors
    Laurien M Buffart
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e36164. 2012
    ..We aimed to describe the PA level, its correlates, and association with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors...
  74. pmc Study protocol of physical activity and sedentary behaviour measurement among schoolchildren by accelerometry--cross-sectional survey as part of the ENERGY-project
    Mine Yildirim
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:182. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the best evidence for the decisions on data collection and data processing with accelerometers among children resulting in a standardized protocol for use in the participating countries...
  75. doi request reprint Neuroticism, conscientiousness and fruit consumption: exploring mediator and moderator effects in the theory of planned behaviour
    Gert Jan de Bruijn
    Department of Communication Science, Amsterdam School of Communications Research ASCoR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Health 24:1051-69. 2009
    ..Whether fruit consumption is intentional may be dependent upon the personality dimension neuroticism. Personality dimensions may be a useful addition to the TPB and should be considered in health behaviour change interventions...
  76. ncbi request reprint Family environmental factors do not explain differences in the behavioral effect of a healthy diet promotion program in lower vocational schools among 12- to 14-year-old adolescents
    Marloes Martens
    Rescon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Health Promot 24:182-5. 2010
    ..Assess whether family environmental factors affected changes in fruit and snack consumption among 12- to 14-year-old adolescents participating in a Dutch healthy diet promotion program...
  77. ncbi request reprint Determinants of exercise adherence and maintenance among cancer survivors: a systematic review
    Caroline S Kampshoff
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:80. 2014
    ..Future trials should further study the influence of social and environmental determinants on exercise adherence and maintenance in addition to demographic, psychological and physical determinants. ..
  78. doi request reprint Test-retest reliability and construct validity of the DOiT (Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers) questionnaire: measuring energy balance-related behaviours in Dutch adolescents
    Evelien H C Janssen
    1 Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 17:277-86. 2014
    ....
  79. pmc Predicting OptimaL cAncer RehabIlitation and Supportive care (POLARIS): rationale and design for meta-analyses of individual patient data of randomized controlled trials that evaluate the effect of physical activity and psychosocial interventions on healt
    Laurien M Buffart
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Syst Rev 2:75. 2013
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint In Preparation of the Nationwide Dissemination of the School-Based Obesity Prevention Program DOiT: Stepwise Development Applying the Intervention Mapping Protocol
    Femke van Nassau
    PhD Student, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Sch Health 84:481-92. 2014
    ..In preparation for dissemination throughout the Netherlands, this study aimed to adapt the initial program and to develop an implementation strategy and materials...
  81. pmc Are neighbourhood social capital and availability of sports facilities related to sports participation among Dutch adolescents?
    Richard G Prins
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, P, O, Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:90. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to explore whether availability of sports facilities, parks, and neighbourhood social capital (NSC) and their interaction are associated with leisure time sports participation among Dutch adolescents...
  82. pmc Obesogenic environments: a systematic review of the association between the physical environment and adult weight status, the SPOTLIGHT project
    Joreintje D Mackenbach
    The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 14:233. 2014
    ....
  83. pmc Ethnic differences in BMI among Dutch adolescents: what is the role of screen-viewing, active commuting to school, and consumption of soft drinks and high-caloric snacks?
    Amika S Singh
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:23. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  84. doi request reprint Physical activity and the risk of developing lung cancer among smokers: a meta-analysis
    Laurien M Buffart
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Sci Med Sport 17:67-71. 2014
    ..To investigate the relationship between physical activity and lung cancer among smokers and whether this relationship differed according to physical activity intensity, smoking status, and gender...
  85. pmc Exploring the reach and program use of Hello World, an email-based health promotion program for pregnant women in the Netherlands
    Johanna M van Dongen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    BMC Res Notes 5:514. 2012
    ....
  86. pmc Can ethnic background differences in children's body composition be explained by differences in energy balance-related behaviors? A mediation analysis within the energy-project
    Juan Miguel Fernández-Alvira
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e71848. 2013
    ..However, differences between countries have been reported...
  87. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in sedentary behavior during adolescence: a twin-family study
    Niels van der Aa
    EMGO Institute for Health and CareResearch VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:509-14. 2012
    ..To investigate the degree to which genetic and environmental influences affect individual differences in sedentary behavior throughout adolescence...
  88. ncbi request reprint A front-of-pack nutrition logo: a quantitative and qualitative process evaluation in the Netherlands
    Ellis L Vyth
    Department of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Health Commun 14:631-45. 2009
    ..Consumers interested in health reported that they used the logo. Further research focusing on specific target groups, forming healthful diets, and health outcomes is needed to investigate the effectiveness of the Choices logo...
  89. pmc Design of the Resistance and Endurance exercise After ChemoTherapy (REACT) study: a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of exercise interventions after chemotherapy on physical fitness and fatigue
    Caroline S Kampshoff
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Cancer 10:658. 2010
    ....
  90. pmc Evaluation of primary care midwifery in The Netherlands: design and rationale of a dynamic cohort study (DELIVER)
    Judith Mannien
    Department of Midwifery Science, AVAG and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:69. 2012
    ..This paper describes the research design and methodology of the multicenter multidisciplinary prospective DELIVER study which is the first large-scale study evaluating the quality and provision of primary midwifery care...
  91. pmc Why did soft drink consumption decrease but screen time not? Mediating mechanisms in a school-based obesity prevention program
    Marijke Jm Chin A Paw
    EMGO Institute and Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:41. 2008
    ..This paper aims to identify the mediating mechanisms of a school-based obesity prevention program (DOiT)...
  92. pmc Are positive changes in potential determinants associated with increased fruit and vegetable intakes among primary schoolchildren? Results of two intervention studies in the Netherlands: the Schoolgruiten Project and the Pro Children Study
    Nannah I Tak
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:21. 2008
    ..Data were used from two intervention studies in the Netherlands: the Schoolgruiten Project and the Pro Children Study...
  93. pmc Mothers' involvement in a school-based fruit and vegetable promotion intervention is associated with increased fruit and vegetable intakes--the Pro Children study
    Saskia J te Velde
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:48. 2008
    ..Furthermore, associations between level of involvement in the project and improvement in the mothers' intake levels were assessed...
  94. ncbi request reprint Testing the transtheoretical model for fruit intake: comparing web-based tailored stage-matched and stage-mismatched feedback
    Emely De Vet
    Institute of Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 23:218-27. 2008
    ..Contemplators, however, rated AF as more personally relevant than PCF or CF. To conclude, the present study failed to show superiority of stage-matched information in the promotion of fruit intake...
  95. ncbi request reprint Perceived environmental determinants of physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption among high and low socioeconomic groups in the Netherlands
    Carlijn B M Kamphuis
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Centre, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Place 13:493-503. 2007
    ..Possible pathways between socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours are represented in a framework, and they should be investigated further in longitudinal research...
  96. ncbi request reprint A qualitative exploration of determinants of fruit and vegetable intake among 10- and 11-year-old schoolchildren in the low countries
    Marianne Wind
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Nutr Metab 49:228-35. 2005
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable intake of mothers of 11-year-old children in nine European countries: The Pro Children Cross-sectional Survey
    Alexandra Wolf
    Institute for Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Ann Nutr Metab 49:246-54. 2005
    ..To describe and compare fruit and vegetable intakes of mothers of 11-year-old children across Europe...
  98. ncbi request reprint Personal, social and environmental factors regarding fruit and vegetable intake among schoolchildren in nine European countries
    Camilla Sandvik
    Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Ann Nutr Metab 49:255-66. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess personal, social and environmental factors regarding fruit and vegetable intake among 11- to 12-year-old children in Europe...
  99. ncbi request reprint The pro children intervention: applying the intervention mapping protocol to develop a school-based fruit and vegetable promotion programme
    Carmen Perez-Rodrigo
    Community Nutrition Unit, Department of Public Health, Bilbao, Spain
    Ann Nutr Metab 49:267-77. 2005
    ..This paper describes the application of the Intervention Mapping (IM) protocol to develop the Pro Children intervention to promote consumption of fruit and vegetable among 10- to 13-year-old schoolchildren...