N P Pronk

Summary

Affiliation: HealthPartners Research Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The Use of Telehealth Technology in Assessing the Accuracy of Self-Reported Weight and the Impact of a Daily Immediate-Feedback Intervention among Obese Employees
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    Int J Telemed Appl 2011:909248. 2011
  2. pmc Economic evaluation of a weight control program with e-mail and telephone counseling among overweight employees: a randomized controlled trial
    Marieke F van Wier
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:112. 2012
  3. pmc Reducing occupational sitting time and improving worker health: the Take-a-Stand Project, 2011
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    Journey Well, HealthPartners, Mail Stop 21111H, PO Box 1309, 8170 33rd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E154. 2012
  4. pmc Knowledge of energy balance guidelines and associated clinical care practices: the U.S. National Survey of Energy Balance Related Care among Primary Care Physicians
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    HealthPartners and HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Prev Med 55:28-33. 2012
  5. pmc Tobacco cessation interventions in dental networks: a practice-based evaluation of the impact of education on provider knowledge, referrals, and pharmacotherapy use
    Darla Havlicek
    HealthPartners Health Behavior Group, Minneapolis, Minn, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A96. 2006
  6. pmc Comparative effectiveness of lifestyle interventions on cardiovascular risk factors among a Dutch overweight working population: a randomized controlled trial
    Johanna C Dekkers
    EMGO Institute and Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:49. 2011
  7. pmc ALIFE@Work: a randomised controlled trial of a distance counselling lifestyle programme for weight control among an overweight working population [ISRCTN04265725]
    Marieke F van Wier
    Department of Public and Occupational Health EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:140. 2006
  8. pmc A new approach to physical activity maintenance: rationale, design, and baseline data from the Keep Active Minnesota Trial
    Nancy E Sherwood
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    BMC Geriatr 8:17. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Addressing multiple behavioral risk factors in primary care. A synthesis of current knowledge and stakeholder dialogue sessions
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    HealthPartners, Center for Health Promotion, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:4-17. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Meeting recommendations for multiple healthy lifestyle factors. Prevalence, clustering, and predictors among adolescent, adult, and senior health plan members
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    Center for Health Promotion, HealthPartners Research Foundation, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:25-33. 2004

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. pmc The Use of Telehealth Technology in Assessing the Accuracy of Self-Reported Weight and the Impact of a Daily Immediate-Feedback Intervention among Obese Employees
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    Int J Telemed Appl 2011:909248. 2011
    ..The discrepancy between self-reported and measured body weight appears to be relatively small, may be improved through daily self-monitoring using immediate-feedback telehealth technology, and negligibly impacts change in body weight...
  2. pmc Economic evaluation of a weight control program with e-mail and telephone counseling among overweight employees: a randomized controlled trial
    Marieke F van Wier
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:112. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to perform an economic evaluation of a six-month program with lifestyle counseling aimed at weight reduction in an overweight working population with a two-year time horizon from a societal perspective...
  3. pmc Reducing occupational sitting time and improving worker health: the Take-a-Stand Project, 2011
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    Journey Well, HealthPartners, Mail Stop 21111H, PO Box 1309, 8170 33rd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E154. 2012
    ..Prolonged sitting time is a health risk. We describe a practice-based study designed to reduce prolonged sitting time and improve selected health factors among workers with sedentary jobs...
  4. pmc Knowledge of energy balance guidelines and associated clinical care practices: the U.S. National Survey of Energy Balance Related Care among Primary Care Physicians
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    HealthPartners and HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Prev Med 55:28-33. 2012
    ..To assess primary care physicians' (PCPs) knowledge of energy balance related guidelines and the association with sociodemographic characteristics and clinical care practices...
  5. pmc Tobacco cessation interventions in dental networks: a practice-based evaluation of the impact of education on provider knowledge, referrals, and pharmacotherapy use
    Darla Havlicek
    HealthPartners Health Behavior Group, Minneapolis, Minn, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A96. 2006
    ..g., sharing of project data, weekly newsletters, discussion at clinic meetings). Results indicate that this approach to addressing tobacco dependence in a dental clinic setting can effectively change dental provider knowledge and action...
  6. pmc Comparative effectiveness of lifestyle interventions on cardiovascular risk factors among a Dutch overweight working population: a randomized controlled trial
    Johanna C Dekkers
    EMGO Institute and Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:49. 2011
    ..The main aim of this study was to investigate lifestyle intervention effects on cardiovascular risk factors in healthy overweight employees...
  7. pmc ALIFE@Work: a randomised controlled trial of a distance counselling lifestyle programme for weight control among an overweight working population [ISRCTN04265725]
    Marieke F van Wier
    Department of Public and Occupational Health EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:140. 2006
    ..This article describes the design of the study and the participant flow up to and including randomisation...
  8. pmc A new approach to physical activity maintenance: rationale, design, and baseline data from the Keep Active Minnesota Trial
    Nancy E Sherwood
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    BMC Geriatr 8:17. 2008
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  9. ncbi request reprint Addressing multiple behavioral risk factors in primary care. A synthesis of current knowledge and stakeholder dialogue sessions
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    HealthPartners, Center for Health Promotion, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:4-17. 2004
    ..Multiple perspectives and broad insight are urgently needed to gain a deeper understanding of the interacting scientific, systems, and policy issues associated with multiple risk factor interventions (MRFIs)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Meeting recommendations for multiple healthy lifestyle factors. Prevalence, clustering, and predictors among adolescent, adult, and senior health plan members
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    Center for Health Promotion, HealthPartners Research Foundation, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:25-33. 2004
    ..Such data may guide both clinical and health policy decision making and person-centered approaches to population health improvement...
  11. doi request reprint Adherence to optimal lifestyle behaviors is related to emotional health indicators among employees
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    JourneyWell, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1309, USA
    Popul Health Manag 14:59-67. 2011
    ..While causality cannot be inferred, the strength of the associations warrants trials to determine the extent to which adopting positive lifestyles can result in improved mental health...
  12. doi request reprint The association between optimal lifestyle adherence and short-term incidence of chronic conditions among employees
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    JourneyWell, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    Popul Health Manag 13:289-95. 2010
    ..Employers and payers should consider this fact when formulating policy or allocating resources for health care and health promotion...
  13. ncbi request reprint Obesity, fitness, willingness to communicate and health care costs
    N P Pronk
    HealthPartners, Center for Health Promotion, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:1535-43. 1999
    ..In addition, we tested the hypothesis that willingness to communicate is directly associated with an individual's readiness to change behavior...
  14. doi request reprint Physical activity promotion as a strategic corporate priority to improve worker health and business performance
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    JourneyWell, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    Prev Med 49:316-21. 2009
    ..The increasingly sedentary nature of work and its impact on health and productivity indicators demands the promotion of physical activity at the worksite...
  15. ncbi request reprint A platform for population-based weight management: description of a health plan-based integrated systems approach
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    Center for Health Promotion, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, Minn 55440, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:847-57. 2002
    ..To describe an integrated, operational platform from which mail- and telephone-based health promotion programs are implemented and to specifically relate this approach to weight management programming in a managed care setting...
  16. ncbi request reprint The association between health assessment-derived summary health scores and health care costs
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:872-8. 2011
    ..To study the association between summary health scores and health care costs in the following year...
  17. ncbi request reprint Mail and phone interventions for weight loss in a managed-care setting: weigh-to-be 2-year outcomes
    N E Sherwood
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:1565-73. 2006
    ..Evaluate effectiveness of weight-loss interventions in a managed care setting...
  18. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use among health plan members. A cross-sectional survey
    Carolyn M Gray
    Center for Health Promotion, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, Minn 55440 1309, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 5:17-22. 2002
    ..National survey data indicate that CAM use is highly prevalent among adults. However, little is known about CAM use among health plan members...
  19. ncbi request reprint Professional advice and readiness to change behavioral risk factors among members of a managed care organization
    P J O'Connor
    Health Partners Research Foundation, 8100 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 7:125-30. 2001
    ..To ascertain factors related to readiness to change behavioral risk factors in members of a managed care organization (MCO)...
  20. ncbi request reprint The comparative and cumulative effects of a dietary restriction and exercise on weight loss
    C L Dunn
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:112-21. 2006
    ..To assess the independence of changes made in diet and physical activity for weight loss; and, to examine the comparative and cumulative effects of these behavioral changes on weight loss outcomes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Weight loss goals and treatment outcomes among overweight men and women enrolled in a weight loss trial
    J A Linde
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1002-5. 2005
    ..Goals were not associated with participation or weight loss for men. Results are more supportive of the idea that higher goals motivate women to lose weight than of the hypothesis that high goals undermine effort...
  22. ncbi request reprint Screening for diabetes mellitus in high-risk patients: cost, yield, and acceptability
    P J O'Connor
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 4:271-7. 2001
    ..Little is known about the cost, yield, or acceptability of this kind of screening...
  23. ncbi request reprint Binge eating disorder, weight control self-efficacy, and depression in overweight men and women
    J A Linde
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:418-25. 2004
    ..To examine binge eating, depression, weight self-efficacy, and weight control success among obese individuals seeking treatment in a managed care organization...
  24. ncbi request reprint The role of the certified diabetes educator in telephone counseling
    J T Hayes
    HealthPartners, Center for Health Promotion, 8100 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    Diabetes Educ 27:377-86. 2001
    ..This paper describes a telephone-based, outcomes-focused approach to diabetes education provided by certified diabetes educators (CDEs)...
  25. doi request reprint Satisfaction with a weight loss program: what matters?
    Jeffrey J VanWormer
    Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
    Am J Health Promot 24:238-45. 2010
    ..Satisfaction is understudied in weight loss programs. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between participant/program experiences and satisfaction with a weight loss intervention...
  26. pmc Readiness of US health plans to manage cardiometabolic risk
    Thomas E Kottke
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, 8170 33rd Ave S, PO Box 1524, MS 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A86. 2009
    ..Our goal was to determine health plan interest in and ability to provide CMR control services...
  27. ncbi request reprint Proactive recruitment of health plan smokers into telephone counseling
    Raymond G Boyle
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:581-9. 2007
    ..Although other variations of this approach might be tested, we suspect that it might be more useful to test innovative ways to influence the factors we identified as being most strongly predictive of lack of successful quitting...
  28. ncbi request reprint Physical activity optimizing practice through research
    Thomas E Kottke
    The Heart Center, Regions Hospital, St Paul, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:S8-10. 2006
  29. ncbi request reprint The association between work performance and physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and obesity
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    Center for Health Promotion, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1309, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:19-25. 2004
    ..It is concluded that lifestyle-related modifiable health risk factors significantly impact employee work performance...
  30. doi request reprint The comparative effectiveness of heart disease prevention and treatment strategies
    Thomas E Kottke
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:82-88. 2009
    ..Policymakers must be able to calculate the comparative effectiveness of interventions to control heart disease if they are to optimize the population impact of programmatic initiatives...
  31. ncbi request reprint Recruitment to mail and telephone interventions for obesity in a managed care environment: the Weigh-To-Be project
    Robert W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minn 55454, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:378-82. 2004
    ..To evaluate the success of mail- and telephone-based weight loss programs in recruiting a representative sample of overweight members of a managed care organization (MCO)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Telephone-based counseling improves dietary fat, fruit, and vegetable consumption: a best-evidence synthesis
    Jeffrey J VanWormer
    HealthPartners Center for Health Promotion, PO Box 1309, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:1434-44. 2006
    ..At present, telephone-based counseling may best be used as a complement to clinical care and a means to broaden the outreach of nutrition services...
  33. ncbi request reprint Frequency of physician-directed assistance for smoking cessation in patients receiving cessation medications
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners and HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:656-60. 2005
    ..Little is known about current physician-patient interactions regarding smoking cessation when a prescription is given for cessation medications...
  34. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of telephone counseling with adult moist snuff users
    Raymond G Boyle
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:347-51. 2004
    ..To evaluate telephone counseling for moist snuff use...
  35. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of adults who use prayer as an alternative therapy
    PATRICK J O'CONNOR
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, PO Box 1524, MS 23302G, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Health Promot 19:369-75. 2005
    ..To describe the demographics, health-related and preventive-health behaviors, health status, and health care charges of adults who do and do not pray for health...
  36. ncbi request reprint Offering telephone counseling to smokers using pharmacotherapy
    Raymond G Boyle
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:S19-27. 2005
    ..The results varied by gender and amount smoked. In addition, the variables associated with quitting in a multivariate logistic regression model included older age and using more than 30 days of medication...
  37. pmc Health care charges associated with physical inactivity, overweight, and obesity
    Louise H Anderson
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, 8100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A09. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the proportion of total health care charges associated with physical inactivity, overweight, and obesity among U.S. populations aged 40 years and older...
  38. ncbi request reprint Identifying individuals at risk for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Teresa L Pearson
    Partners for Better Health Integration, Center for Health Promotion, HealthPartners, 8100 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:57-66. 2003
    ..To describe a population-based approach to the identification of individuals at high risk for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Changes in physical activity and short-term changes in health care charges: a prospective cohort study of older adults
    Brian C Martinson
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, 3105 East 80th Street, Mod C, Suite 299, Bloomington, MN 55425, USA
    Prev Med 37:319-26. 2003
    ..This study examines the prospective relationship of changes in physical activity status on short-term changes in health care charges for older adults...
  40. ncbi request reprint Mail and phone interventions for weight loss in a managed-care setting: Weigh-To-Be one-year outcomes
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:1584-92. 2003
    ..To describe methods, recruitment success, and 1-y results of a study evaluating the effectiveness of phone- and mail-based weight-loss interventions in a managed care setting...
  41. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation attempts in relation to prior health care charges: the effect of antecedent smoking-related symptoms?
    Brian C Martinson
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, 8100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:125-32. 2003
    ..We hypothesize that elevated charges among former smokers reflect differential cessation of sicker individuals. We ascertained the relationship between prior health care charges and time to smoking cessation...
  42. pmc Population reach and recruitment bias in a maintenance RCT in physically active older adults
    Brian C Martinson
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:127-35. 2010
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Self-weighing promotes weight loss for obese adults
    Jeffrey J VanWormer
    Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:70-3. 2009
    ..Not all experts agree on its utility, and the literature supporting its effectiveness is somewhat limited by methodologic shortcomings related to the subjective assessment of self-weighing frequency...
  44. ncbi request reprint Physical activity promotion in business and industry: evidence, context, and recommendations for a national plan
    Nicolaas P Pronk
    JourneyWell, the Dept of Health Promotion, HealthPartners Research Foundation, HealthPartners, Bloomington, MN, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:S220-35. 2009
    ..It is the purpose of this paper to outline an evidence-based approach to promote physical activity in the business and industry sector in support of a National Physical Activity Plan...
  45. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle behavior change and coronary artery disease: effectiveness of a telephone-based counseling program
    Jeffrey J VanWormer
    HealthPartners Center for Health Promotion, PO Box 1309, Mailstop 21111H, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1309, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 36:333-4. 2004
  46. ncbi request reprint Physical inactivity and short-term all-cause mortality in adults with chronic disease
    B C Martinson
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, 8100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1173-80. 2001
    ..To ascertain the relationship of physical inactivity and short-term all-cause mortality in a prospective cohort of randomly selected managed care organization members aged 40 years and older who have multiple chronic diseases...
  47. ncbi request reprint Effects of efforts to increase response rates on a workplace chronic condition screening survey
    Philip S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 40:752-60. 2002
    ..We evaluated these concerns by examining the prevalences and work impairments associated with chronic conditions across four HRA subsamples that differed in intensity of recruitment effort...
  48. ncbi request reprint Assessing multiple risk behaviors in primary care. Screening issues and related concepts
    Thomas F Babor
    Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:42-53. 2004
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Translating what we have learned into practice. Principles and hypotheses for interventions addressing multiple behaviors in primary care
    Russell E Glasgow
    Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Clinical Research Unit, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:88-101. 2004
    ..Still, there is enough consistency of findings to present testable hypotheses for clinicians and administrators to evaluate and guide practice until more definitive evidence is available...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effects of major depression on moment-in-time work performance
    Philip S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1885-91. 2004
    ..The authors used the experience sampling method to address this problem by collecting comparative data on moment-in-time work performance among service workers who were depressed and those who were not depressed...
  51. ncbi request reprint Self-weighing in weight gain prevention and weight loss trials
    Jennifer A Linde
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Ann Behav Med 30:210-6. 2005
    ..Although self-monitoring is a central tenet of behavioral approaches to changing health behavior, clinical and public health recommendations for better controlling body weight do not emphasize weight self-monitoring...