K I Proper

Summary

Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Dose-response relation between physical activity and sick leave
    K I Proper
    Research Centre for Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Br J Sports Med 40:173-8. 2006
  2. pmc An exploratory study of associations of physical activity with mental health and work engagement
    Jantien van Berkel
    Department of Public and Occupational Health EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:558. 2013
  3. pmc Steps that count! The development of a pedometer-based health promotion intervention in an employed, health insured South African population
    Julian D Pillay
    UCT MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:880. 2012
  4. pmc The development of the Be Active & Relax "Vitality in Practice" (VIP) project and design of an RCT to reduce the need for recovery in office employees
    Jennifer K Coffeng
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:592. 2012
  5. pmc Working on wellness (WOW): a worksite health promotion intervention programme
    Tracy L Kolbe-Alexander
    UCT MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, UCT School of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:372. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Long-term effects of an occupational health guideline on employees' body weight-related outcomes, cardiovascular disease risk factors, and quality of life: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Lisanne M Verweij
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:284-94. 2013
  7. pmc VIP in construction: systematic development and evaluation of a multifaceted health programme aiming to improve physical activity levels and dietary patterns among construction workers
    Laura Viester
    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 12:89. 2012
  8. doi request reprint The application of an occupational health guideline reduces sedentary behaviour and increases fruit intake at work: results from an RCT
    Lisanne M Verweij
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 69:500-7. 2012
  9. pmc A process evaluation of a worksite vitality intervention among ageing hospital workers
    Jorien E Strijk
    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 Nutr Phys Act 8:58. 2011
  10. pmc Process evaluation of a participatory ergonomics programme to prevent low back pain and neck pain among workers
    Maurice T Driessen
    TNO VUmc, Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 5:65. 2010

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  1. pmc Dose-response relation between physical activity and sick leave
    K I Proper
    Research Centre for Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Br J Sports Med 40:173-8. 2006
    ..To investigate the dose-response relation between moderate and vigorous physical activity and sick leave in a working population...
  2. pmc An exploratory study of associations of physical activity with mental health and work engagement
    Jantien van Berkel
    Department of Public and Occupational Health EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:558. 2013
    ..An indicator of work-related well-being is work engagement (WE). The aim of this study was to explore the associations between MVPA and MH, and between MVPA and WE...
  3. pmc Steps that count! The development of a pedometer-based health promotion intervention in an employed, health insured South African population
    Julian D Pillay
    UCT MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:880. 2012
    ..This study determines the effectiveness of a worksite health promotion program comprising of a 10-week, pedometer-based intervention ("Steps that Count!"), and individualized email-based feedback to effect PA behavioral change...
  4. pmc The development of the Be Active & Relax "Vitality in Practice" (VIP) project and design of an RCT to reduce the need for recovery in office employees
    Jennifer K Coffeng
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:592. 2012
    ..This article aims to describe (1) the development and (2) the design of the evaluation of a daily physical activity and relaxation intervention to reduce the need for recovery in office employees...
  5. pmc Working on wellness (WOW): a worksite health promotion intervention programme
    Tracy L Kolbe-Alexander
    UCT MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, UCT School of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:372. 2012
    ..In addition, we describe the evaluation the effectiveness of the intervention among employees at increased risk for cardiovascular disease...
  6. doi request reprint Long-term effects of an occupational health guideline on employees' body weight-related outcomes, cardiovascular disease risk factors, and quality of life: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Lisanne M Verweij
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:284-94. 2013
    ..This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a draft occupational health guideline, aimed at preventing weight gain, on employees' body weight-related outcomes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, and quality of life...
  7. pmc VIP in construction: systematic development and evaluation of a multifaceted health programme aiming to improve physical activity levels and dietary patterns among construction workers
    Laura Viester
    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 12:89. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to systematically develop a tailored intervention for prevention and reduction of overweight and MSD among construction workers and to describe the evaluation study regarding its (cost-)effectiveness...
  8. doi request reprint The application of an occupational health guideline reduces sedentary behaviour and increases fruit intake at work: results from an RCT
    Lisanne M Verweij
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 69:500-7. 2012
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a draft occupational health practice guideline aimed at preventing weight gain on employees' physical activity, sedentary behaviour and dietary behaviour and on body weight-related outcomes...
  9. pmc A process evaluation of a worksite vitality intervention among ageing hospital workers
    Jorien E Strijk
    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 Nutr Phys Act 8:58. 2011
    ..Further, the differences between intervention locations were evaluated...
  10. pmc Process evaluation of a participatory ergonomics programme to prevent low back pain and neck pain among workers
    Maurice T Driessen
    TNO VUmc, Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 5:65. 2010
    ..This study evaluates the process of the Stay@Work participatory ergonomics programme, including the perceived implementation of the prioritised ergonomic measures...
  11. pmc What are possible barriers and facilitators to implementation of a Participatory Ergonomics programme?
    Maurice T Driessen
    TNO VUmc, Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 5:64. 2010
    ..This study aimed to identify and understand the possible barriers and facilitators that were perceived during implementation...
  12. pmc Mindful "Vitality in Practice": an intervention to improve the work engagement and energy balance among workers; the development and design of the randomised controlled trial
    Jantien van Berkel
    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
    BMC Public Health 11:736. 2011
    ..Both are significant threats to the health of workers and thus also a financial burden for society, including employers. Targeting work engagement and energy balance could prevent impaired mental health and overweight, respectively...
  13. pmc A worksite prevention program for construction workers: design of a randomized controlled trial
    Karen M Oude Hengel
    TNO VUmc, Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:336. 2010
    ..The objective of this paper is to present the design of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of that intervention program compared with usual care for construction workers...
  14. pmc The Vital@Work Study. The systematic development of a lifestyle intervention to improve older workers' vitality and the design of a randomised controlled trial evaluating this intervention
    Jorien E Strijk
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:408. 2009
    ....
  15. pmc Associations between VO2max and vitality in older workers: a cross-sectional study
    Jorien E Strijk
    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
    BMC Public Health 10:684. 2010
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the associations between VO2max and vitality...
  16. pmc Design of a RCT evaluating the (cost-) effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention for male construction workers at risk for cardiovascular disease: the health under construction study
    Iris F Groeneveld
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 8:1. 2008
    ..A major risk factor for CVD risk is an unhealthy lifestyle. The aim of our study is to design a lifestyle intervention for construction workers with an elevated CVD risk, and to evaluate its (cost-) effectiveness...
  17. pmc Design of the Balance@Work project: systematic development, evaluation and implementation of an occupational health guideline aimed at the prevention of weight gain among employees
    Lisanne M Verweij
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:461. 2009
    ..The aim of the Balance@Work project is to develop, evaluate, and implement an occupational health guideline aimed at the prevention of weight gain among employees...
  18. pmc Stay@Work: Participatory Ergonomics to prevent low back and neck pain among workers: design of a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the (cost-)effectiveness
    Maurice T Driessen
    TNO VUmc, Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:145. 2008
    ..Therefore, prevention is imperative. The Stay@Work study investigates the (cost-)effectiveness of Participatory Ergonomics (PE) to prevent LBP and NP among workers...
  19. pmc Challenges at work and financial rewards to stimulate longer workforce participation
    Karin I Proper
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Resour Health 7:70. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: Based on the findings, it was concluded that measures that promote challenges at work, together with financial stimuli, seem to be promising in order to prolong workforce participation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Sitting time and socio-economic differences in overweight and obesity
    K I Proper
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:169-76. 2007
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  21. pmc Short and long term effects of a lifestyle intervention for construction workers at risk for cardiovascular disease: a randomized controlled trial
    Iris F Groeneveld
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:836. 2011
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Overweight and obesity among Dutch workers: differences between occupational groups and sectors
    Karin I Proper
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:61-8. 2010
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Sedentary behaviors and health outcomes among adults: a systematic review of prospective studies
    Karin I Proper
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Prev Med 40:174-82. 2011
    ..To date, there is no review of prospective studies that systematically examined the relationship between diverse sedentary behaviors and various health outcomes among adults...
  24. ncbi request reprint Physical activity among Dutch workers--differences between occupations
    Karin I Proper
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, NL 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 43:42-5. 2006
    ..This study describes the total physical activity and the contribution of work to total physical activity among Dutch workers. The study was conducted in the Netherlands in the years 2000-2002...
  25. pmc Factors associated with non-participation and drop-out in a lifestyle intervention for workers with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease
    Iris F Groeneveld
    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 Nutr Phys Act 6:80. 2009
    ..The main reasons for non-participation and drop-out were health-related. Investigators in the field of health promotion should be encouraged to share comparable information. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN60545588...
  26. ncbi request reprint Promoting physical activity with people in different places--a Dutch perspective
    Karin I Proper
    VU University Medical Center, Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, Van der Boechorststraat 7, NL 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Sci Med Sport 9:371-7. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and body mass index in relationship to work productivity and sickness absence in computer workers with preexisting neck and upper limb symptoms
    Claire M Bernaards
    Research Centre for Physical Activity, Work and Health TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 49:633-40. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate associations among three modifiable risk factors (ie, physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and body mass index), work productivity, and sickness absence in computer workers...
  28. doi request reprint Systematic review on the financial return of worksite health promotion programmes aimed at improving nutrition and/or increasing physical activity
    J M Van Dongen
    Research Center for Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Obes Rev 12:1031-49. 2011
    ..Since these programmes are associated with additional types of benefits, conclusions about their overall profitability cannot be made...
  29. doi request reprint Meta-analyses of workplace physical activity and dietary behaviour interventions on weight outcomes
    L M Verweij
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Obes Rev 12:406-29. 2011
    ..As the clinical relevance of the pooled effects may be substantial on a population level, we recommend workplace physical activity and dietary behaviour interventions, including an environment component, in order to prevent weight gain...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of individual counseling on physical activity fitness and health: a randomized controlled trial in a workplace setting
    Karin I Proper
    Department of Social Medicine and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Prev Med 24:218-26. 2003
    ..Counseling content derived from the Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling for Exercise and Nutrition (PACE) program...
  31. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle-focused interventions at the workplace to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease--a systematic review
    Iris F Groeneveld
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:202-15. 2010
    ..The goal of this review was to summarize the evidence for an effect of lifestyle-targeted interventions at the workplace on the main biological risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  32. doi request reprint Sustained body weight reduction by an individual-based lifestyle intervention for workers in the construction industry at risk for cardiovascular disease: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Iris F Groeneveld
    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
    Prev Med 51:240-6. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention for male workers in the construction industry at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  33. doi request reprint The effectiveness of physical and organisational ergonomic interventions on low back pain and neck pain: a systematic review
    Maurice T Driessen
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 67:277-85. 2010
    ..This review, however, provides a solid overview of the high quality epidemiological evidence on the (usually lack of) effectiveness of ergonomic interventions on LBP and neck pain...
  34. doi request reprint Relationship between young peoples' sedentary behaviour and biomedical health indicators: a systematic review of prospective studies
    M J M Chinapaw
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Obes Rev 12:e621-32. 2011
    ..Thus there is evidence to limit screen time in young people in order to prevent low levels of fitness. The possible detrimental health effects of prolonged or excessive sitting on other health indicators needs further study...
  35. doi request reprint The relationship between overweight and obesity, and sick leave: a systematic review
    D C van Duijvenbode
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:807-16. 2009
    ..To investigate the relationship between overweight and obesity and sick leave...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint Sedentary behavior in Dutch workers: differences between occupations and business sectors
    Marielle P Jans
    TNO Quality of Life, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Prev Med 33:450-4. 2007
    ..No published study has shown whether extended sitting at work is compensated for by sitting less during leisure time...
  38. ncbi request reprint Costs, benefits and effectiveness of worksite physical activity counseling from the employer's perspective
    Karin I Proper
    TNO Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:36-46. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the impact of worksite physical activity counseling using cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses...
  39. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of worksite physical activity programs on physical activity, physical fitness, and health
    Karin I Proper
    TNO Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Clin J Sport Med 13:106-17. 2003
    ..To critically review the literature with respect to the effectiveness of worksite physical activity programs on physical activity, physical fitness, and health...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of physical activity programs at worksites with respect to work-related outcomes
    Karin I Proper
    TNO Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:75-84. 2002
    ..Future randomized controlled trials should pay special attention to the description of randomization, inclusion criteria, compliance, and analyses according to intention to treat...