Amika S Singh

Summary

Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. 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...
  2. 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
    ....
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
    ....
  8. 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...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. pmc Adolescent predictors of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour at age 42: the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study (AGAHLS)
    Léonie Uijtdewilligen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:107. 2011
    ..This study investigated the associations of physical characteristics and personality in adolescence with physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adulthood...
  14. 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...
  15. 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)...
  16. doi request reprint Longitudinal person-related determinants of physical activity in young adults
    Léonie Uijtdewilligen
    1Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS 2Department of Health Sciences, Section Methodology and Applied Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 3Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS and 5Division Work and Employment, TNO, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 46:529-36. 2014
    ..This study aimed to examine the longitudinal associations of person-related factors with physical activity (PA) behavior in young adults...
  17. 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
    ....
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in young people: a review and quality synthesis of prospective studies
    Léonie Uijtdewilligen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Sports Med 45:896-905. 2011
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to summarise and update the existing literature on determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in young people, considering the methodological quality of the studies...
  20. 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:..
  21. 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)...
  22. 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...