Delfien Van Dyck

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Urban-rural differences in physical activity in Belgian adults and the importance of psychosocial factors
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Flanders, Belgium
    J Urban Health 88:154-67. 2011
  2. doi Neighbourhood walkability and its particular importance for adults with a preference for passive transport
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Health Place 15:496-504. 2009
  3. pmc Socio-demographic, psychosocial and home-environmental attributes associated with adults' domestic screen time
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:668. 2011
  4. pmc Longitudinal changes in physical activity and sedentary time in adults around retirement age: what is the moderating role of retirement status, gender and educational level?
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 16:1125. 2016
  5. doi Effectiveness of the self-regulation eHealth intervention 'MyPlan1.0.' on physical activity levels of recently retired Belgian adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Egmontstraat 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 31:653-64. 2016
  6. ncbi IPAQ interview version: convergent validity with accelerometers and comparison of physical activity and sedentary time levels with the self-administered version
    D van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Brussels, Belgium
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 55:776-86. 2015
  7. pmc Moderating effects of age, gender and education on the associations of perceived neighborhood environment attributes with accelerometer-based physical activity: The IPEN adult study
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Brussels, Belgium Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium Electronic address
    Health Place 36:65-73. 2015
  8. doi Can changes in psychosocial factors and residency explain the decrease in physical activity during the transition from high school to college or university?
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Behav Med 22:178-86. 2015
  9. pmc Perception of built environmental factors and physical activity among adolescents in Nigeria
    Adewale L Oyeyemi
    Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:56. 2014
  10. pmc Environmental perceptions as mediators of the relationship between the objective built environment and walking among socio-economically disadvantaged women
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Egmontstraat 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:108. 2013

Detail Information

Publications73

  1. pmc Urban-rural differences in physical activity in Belgian adults and the importance of psychosocial factors
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Flanders, Belgium
    J Urban Health 88:154-67. 2011
    ..In rural environments, where changing the environment would be a very challenging task, interventions focusing on modifiable psychosocial constructs could possibly be effective...
  2. doi Neighbourhood walkability and its particular importance for adults with a preference for passive transport
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Health Place 15:496-504. 2009
    ..In a health promotion context, these results are very promising...
  3. pmc Socio-demographic, psychosocial and home-environmental attributes associated with adults' domestic screen time
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:668. 2011
    ....
  4. pmc Longitudinal changes in physical activity and sedentary time in adults around retirement age: what is the moderating role of retirement status, gender and educational level?
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 16:1125. 2016
    ..The main study aim was to examine whether PA and sedentary behaviors change differently in retiring adults compared with recently retired adults. A second aim was to examine potential moderating effects of gender and educational level...
  5. doi Effectiveness of the self-regulation eHealth intervention 'MyPlan1.0.' on physical activity levels of recently retired Belgian adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Egmontstraat 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 31:653-64. 2016
    ..10). Results show that our eHealth intervention is effective in recently retired adults. Future studies should include long-term follow-up to examine whether the effects persist over a longer period. ..
  6. ncbi IPAQ interview version: convergent validity with accelerometers and comparison of physical activity and sedentary time levels with the self-administered version
    D van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Brussels, Belgium
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 55:776-86. 2015
    ....
  7. pmc Moderating effects of age, gender and education on the associations of perceived neighborhood environment attributes with accelerometer-based physical activity: The IPEN adult study
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Brussels, Belgium Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium Electronic address
    Health Place 36:65-73. 2015
    ..These findings are encouraging, suggesting that efforts to optimize the perceived built and social environment may act in a socially-equitable manner to facilitate MVPA. ..
  8. doi Can changes in psychosocial factors and residency explain the decrease in physical activity during the transition from high school to college or university?
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Behav Med 22:178-86. 2015
    ..When students make the transition from high school to college or university, their physical activity (PA) levels decrease strongly. Consequently, it is of crucial importance to identify the determinants of this decline in PA...
  9. pmc Perception of built environmental factors and physical activity among adolescents in Nigeria
    Adewale L Oyeyemi
    Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:56. 2014
    ....
  10. pmc Environmental perceptions as mediators of the relationship between the objective built environment and walking among socio-economically disadvantaged women
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Egmontstraat 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:108. 2013
    ....
  11. pmc Evaluation of the neighborhood environment walkability scale in Nigeria
    Adewale L Oyeyemi
    Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Int J Health Geogr 12:16. 2013
    ..This study systematically adapted the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS) for Nigeria and evaluated aspects of reliability and validity of the adapted version among Nigerian adults...
  12. pmc Development, scoring, and reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS)
    Rachel A Millstein
    SDSU UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, 3900 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:403. 2013
    ..We present the development, scoring, and reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS) tool and its theoretically-based subscales...
  13. doi Physical environmental attributes and active transportation in Belgium: what about adults and adolescents living in the same neighborhoods?
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Health Promot 27:330-8. 2013
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  14. doi The relationship between changes in steps/day and health outcomes after a pedometer-based physical activity intervention with telephone support in type 2 diabetes patients
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Educ Res 28:539-45. 2013
    ..Hence, although the intervention successfully increased steps/day, no direct effect on health outcomes was identified. However, an increase of ≥4000 steps/day seemed a threshold to have a positive impact on HbA1c...
  15. pmc Associations of neighborhood characteristics with active park use: an observational study in two cities in the USA and Belgium
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 12:26. 2013
    ..The main aim of this study was to examine whether the overall number of park visitors and their activity levels depend on study site, neighborhood walkability and neighborhood income...
  16. doi Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes associated with adults' leisure-time physical activity: findings from Belgium, Australia and the USA
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Health Place 19:59-68. 2013
    ..In Belgium, interventions to promote leisure-time activity may need to target promotion of existing opportunities rather than built environment improvements...
  17. pmc Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes associated with adults' transport-related walking and cycling: Findings from the USA, Australia and Belgium
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:70. 2012
    ..We investigated the direction and shape of relationships of perceived neighborhood attributes with transport-related cycling and walking in three countries; and examined whether these associations differed by country and gender...
  18. pmc Associations between perceived neighborhood environmental attributes and adults' sedentary behavior: findings from the U.S.A., Australia and Belgium
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 74:1375-84. 2012
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  19. doi Lower neighbourhood walkability and longer distance to school are related to physical activity in Belgian adolescents
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, Belgium
    Prev Med 48:516-8. 2009
    ..To investigate whether adolescents living in a high-walkable town centre are more physically active than those living in a less-walkable suburb...
  20. doi Neighborhood SES and walkability are related to physical activity behavior in Belgian adults
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Prev Med 50:S74-9. 2010
    ..To investigate whether neighborhood walkability (higher residential density, land use mix, street connectivity) is positively associated with physical activity in Belgian adults and whether this association is moderated by neighborhood SES...
  21. doi Physical activity as a mediator of the associations between neighborhood walkability and adiposity in Belgian adults
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Health Place 16:952-60. 2010
    ..Planning for neighborhoods to be high in walkability could have favorable effects on physical activity and weight status...
  22. doi Neighborhood walkability and sedentary time in Belgian adults
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Prev Med 39:25-32. 2010
    ..Sedentary behavior (too much sitting) has deleterious health consequences that are distinct from lack of physical activity (too little exercise)...
  23. doi Relationships between neighborhood walkability and adults' physical activity: How important is residential self-selection?
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, FWO, Brussels, Belgium
    Health Place 17:1011-4. 2011
    ..However, findings from studies with longitudinal and controlled designs are required to provide more strongly causal evidence...
  24. doi Environmental and psychosocial correlates of accelerometer-assessed and self-reported physical activity in Belgian adults
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Med 18:235-45. 2011
    ..To develop effective interventions to increase PA, it is necessary to understand the most important PA correlates and to investigate whether correlates are similar in different population subgroups...
  25. pmc Criterion distances and correlates of active transportation to school in Belgian older adolescents
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:87. 2010
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  26. doi Do adults like living in high-walkable neighborhoods? Associations of walkability parameters with neighborhood satisfaction and possible mediators
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, FWO, Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Belgium
    Health Place 17:971-7. 2011
    ..Urban planners should not be discouraged to build high-walkable environments, but next to objective walkability, environmental perceptions should also be considered to achieve neighborhood satisfaction...
  27. pmc Does the perception of neighborhood built environmental attributes influence active transport in adolescents?
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:38. 2013
    ....
  28. pmc Active living neighborhoods: is neighborhood walkability a key element for Belgian adolescents?
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:7. 2012
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  29. pmc Mediators of physical activity change in a behavioral modification program for type 2 diabetes patients
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:105. 2011
    ..Our purpose was to examine mediation effects of changes in psychosocial variables on changes in physical activity in type 2 diabetes patients...
  30. doi Do psychosocial factors moderate the association between neighborhood walkability and adolescents' physical activity?
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 81:1-9. 2013
    ..However, in order to increase PA in large populations, interventions focusing solely on improving neighborhood walkability may not have the desired effect...
  31. pmc Promoting Active Transport in Older Adolescents Before They Obtain Their Driving Licence: A Matched Control Intervention Study
    Hannah Verhoeven
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 11:e0168594. 2016
    ....
  32. pmc Correspondence between objective and perceived walking times to urban destinations: Influence of physical activity, neighbourhood walkability, and socio-demographics
    Bart Dewulf
    Department of Geography, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281, S8, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 11:43. 2012
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  33. doi Physical environmental correlates of self-reported and objectively assessed physical activity in Belgian type 2 diabetes patients
    Karlijn De Greef
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Health Soc Care Community 19:178-88. 2011
    ..Nevertheless, sociodemographic and psychosocial factors remain very important and when developing future interventions, all these multidimensional correlates should be kept in mind...
  34. pmc Using an audit tool (MAPS Global) to assess the characteristics of the physical environment related to walking for transport in youth: reliability of Belgian data
    Griet Vanwolleghem
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 15:41. 2016
    ..The aim was to examine inter-rater and alternate-form reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS) Global tool to assess the physical environment along likely walking routes in Belgium...
  35. pmc Does the Effect of Micro-Environmental Factors on a Street's Appeal for Adults' Bicycle Transport Vary across Different Macro-Environments? An Experimental Study
    Lieze Mertens
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 10:e0136715. 2015
    ..e., low, medium and high residential density street)...
  36. pmc Correlates of Agreement between Accelerometry and Self-reported Physical Activity
    Ester Cerin
    1Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia 2School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, CHINA 3Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego, CA 4Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, NIGERIA 5Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation Research Focus Area, Faculty of Health Sciences, North West University, Potchefstroom, SOUTH AFRICA 6Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA 7Centre for Research and Action in Public Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, AUSTRALIA 8Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, BELGIUM 9Research Unit for Active Living, Department of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, DENMARK 10Faculty of Physical Culture, Institute of Active Lifestyle, Palacky University, Olomouc, CZECH REPUBLIC 11National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, DENMARK and 12Department of Health Sciences, Public University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 48:1075-84. 2016
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  37. pmc Differences in environmental preferences towards cycling for transport among adults: a latent class analysis
    Lieze Mertens
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 16:782. 2016
    ..Therefore, the current study aimed to examine whether specific subgroups exist based on similarities in micro-environmental preferences to cycle for transport...
  38. pmc Which environmental factors most strongly influence a street's appeal for bicycle transport among adults? A conjoint study using manipulated photographs
    Lieze Mertens
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 15:31. 2016
    ..Additionally, interaction effects among micro-environmental factors on the street's appeal for bicycle transport will be determined...
  39. pmc Cross-continental comparison of the association between the physical environment and active transportation in children: a systematic review
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:145. 2015
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  40. pmc The effect of changing micro-scale physical environmental factors on an environment's invitingness for transportation cycling in adults: an exploratory study using manipulated photographs
    Lieze Mertens
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, B 9000, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:88. 2014
    ..The findings of our exploratory study could be used to develop an environmental intervention to determine if our findings are applicable to real changes in cycling behavior. ..
  41. pmc Objectively measured sedentary time and physical activity time across the lifespan: a cross-sectional study in four age groups
    Heleen Spittaels
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Gent, 9000, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:149. 2012
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  42. pmc The moderating effect of psychosocial factors in the relation between neighborhood walkability and children's physical activity
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 13:128. 2016
    ..Based on previous literature, it was hypothesized that walkability would be more strongly related to PA among children with negative psychosocial profiles...
  43. doi Changes in Individual and Social Environmental Characteristics in Relation to Changes in Physical Activity: a Longitudinal Study from Primary to Secondary School
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Med 23:539-52. 2016
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  44. pmc Social and Physical Environmental Factors Influencing Adolescents' Physical Activity in Urban Public Open Spaces: A Qualitative Study Using Walk-Along Interviews
    Linde Van Hecke
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 11:e0155686. 2016
    ..Easily accessible POS with high quality features in the proximity of adolescents' home or school may stimulate physical activity, if adolescents also experience a safe and familiar social environment. ..
  45. pmc Which Socio-Ecological Factors Associate with a Switch to or Maintenance of Active and Passive Transport during the Transition from Primary to Secondary School?
    Griet Vanwolleghem
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 11:e0156531. 2016
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  46. pmc Children's GPS-determined versus self-reported transport in leisure time and associations with parental perceptions of the neighborhood environment
    Griet Vanwolleghem
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 15:16. 2016
    ..Second, associations between parental perceptions of the neighborhood environment and GPS-determined walking, cycling and passive transport in leisure time were studied...
  47. pmc Interactions between Neighborhood Social Environment and Walkability to Explain Belgian Older Adults' Physical Activity and Sedentary Time
    Veerle Van Holle
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent B 9000, Belgium
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 13:. 2016
    ..Findings suggest that a combination of a favorable neighborhood social and physical environment are important to promote older adults' PA and limit SB. ..
  48. pmc The Association between Belgian Older Adults' Physical Functioning and Physical Activity: What Is the Moderating Role of the Physical Environment?
    Veerle Van Holle
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 11:e0148398. 2016
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  49. doi Do psychosocial factors moderate the association between objective neighborhood walkability and older adults' physical activity?
    Veerle Van Holle
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, B 1000 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Health Place 34:118-25. 2015
    ..Recreational walking might be enhanced by simultaneously targeting self-efficacy and neighborhood environmental factors. ..
  50. doi Changes in the perceived neighborhood environment in relation to changes in physical activity: A longitudinal study from childhood into adolescence
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, Brussels 1000, Belgium Electronic address
    Health Place 33:132-41. 2015
    ..Most of these factors changed towards higher activity friendliness. Changes in the perceived environment were only limitedly related to changes in children's physical activity. ..
  51. ncbi Opinions Towards Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and Interventions to Stimulate Active Living During Early Retirement: A Qualitative Study in Recently Retired Adults
    Delfien Van Dyck
    1 Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Aging Phys Act . 2016
    ..It seems that a dynamic intervention in which participants can choose which PA type they want to increase is preferable for recently retired adults...
  52. pmc Active Use of Parks in Flanders (Belgium): An Exploratory Observational Study
    Linde Van Hecke
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 14:. 2016
    ..Therefore, active park use during morning periods, on weekend days and by seniors should be promoted and urban planners should consider that different park areas can possibly elicit varying activity levels among park users...
  53. pmc The association between the parental perception of the physical neighborhood environment and children's location-specific physical activity
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 15:565. 2015
    ..Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the association between parental perceived neighborhood characteristics and children's physical activity in clearly defined environments...
  54. pmc International study of perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and Body Mass Index: IPEN Adult study in 12 countries
    Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:62. 2015
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine associations between perceived neighbourhood built environmental attributes and BMI/weight status in a multi-country study including 12 environmentally and culturally diverse countries...
  55. doi Neighborhood walkability and health outcomes among older adults: The mediating role of physical activity
    Jelle Van Cauwenberg
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium Department of Human Biometry and Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Health Place 37:16-25. 2016
    ..Walkable neighborhoods may benefit older adults' health, especially in low income neighborhoods. More research in other contexts is warranted to confirm current findings...
  56. pmc Assessment of physical activity in older Belgian adults: validity and reliability of an adapted interview version of the long International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-L)
    Veerle Van Holle
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 15:433. 2015
    ..The present study examined criterion validity and test-retest reliability of the long International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-L), adapted for Belgian, community-dwelling older adults (65 y and older)...
  57. pmc Organizing "Play Streets" during school vacations can increase physical activity and decrease sedentary time in children
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:14. 2015
    ..Creating a safe play space near urban children's home by the Play Street intervention is effective in increasing children's MVPA and decreasing their sedentary time. ..
  58. pmc Relationship of the perceived social and physical environment with mental health-related quality of life in middle-aged and older adults: mediating effects of physical activity
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Egmontstraat 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Watersportlaan 2, 90000 Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 10:e0120475. 2015
    ....
  59. doi Organizing "Play Streets" during school vacations can increase physical activity and decrease sedentary time in children
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:171. 2015
    ..Creating a safe play space near urban children's home by the Play Street intervention is effective in increasing children's MVPA and decreasing their sedentary time. ..
  60. pmc Social and physical environmental correlates of adults' weekend sitting time and moderating effects of retirement status and physical health
    Veerle Van Holle
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:9790-810. 2014
    ..Health promotion initiatives in this age group should pay special attention to enhancing social interaction opportunities. Moreover, findings suggest that SB-specific correlates may need to be examined in future research. ..
  61. pmc Changes in physical activity during the transition from primary to secondary school in Belgian children: what is the role of the school environment?
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 14:261. 2014
    ..Moderating effects of gender and the baseline level of PA were investigated for the first and third research question...
  62. pmc The association between objective walkability, neighborhood socio-economic status, and physical activity in Belgian children
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:104. 2014
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  63. pmc Neighborhood environments and objectively measured physical activity in 11 countries
    Ester Cerin
    1Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, AUSTRALIA 2Institute of Human Performance, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, CHINA 3Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 4Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, BELGIUM 5Auckland University of Technology, Human Potential Centre, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND 6Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, DENMARK 7Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA 8Centre for Research and Action in Public Health, Canberra University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AUSTRALIA 9Department of Physical Education, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, BRAZIL 10Institute of Active Lifestyle, Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University, Olomouc, CZECH REPUBLIC 11Department of Health Sciences, Public University of Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, SPAIN 12Center for Nutrition and Health Research, National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Morelos, MEXICO 13Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Urology
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 46:2253-64. 2014
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  64. pmc Psychosocial and Environmental Correlates of Walking, Cycling, Public Transport and Passive Transport to Various Destinations in Flemish Older Adolescents
    Hannah Verhoeven
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 11:e0147128. 2016
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  65. pmc Changes in weight, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and dietary intake during the transition to higher education: a prospective study
    Benedicte Deforche
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:16. 2015
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  66. pmc The contribution of former work-related activity levels to predict physical activity and sedentary time during early retirement: moderating role of educational level and physical functioning
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders, Brussels, Belgium Ghent University, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 10:e0122522. 2015
    ..Additionally, moderating effects of educational level and physical functioning were examined...
  67. doi Changes in weight, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and dietary intake during the transition to higher education: a prospective study
    Benedicte Deforche
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:173. 2015
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  68. pmc Parental perceived neighborhood attributes: associations with active transport and physical activity among 10-12 year old children and the mediating role of independent mobility
    Femke De Meester
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 14:631. 2014
    ..Furthermore, this study examined the potential mediating effect of independent mobility on these associations...
  69. pmc Relationship between neighborhood walkability and older adults' physical activity: results from the Belgian Environmental Physical Activity Study in Seniors (BEPAS Seniors)
    Veerle Van Holle
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, B 9000, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:110. 2014
    ..Furthermore, moderating effects of neighborhood income levels were investigated...
  70. pmc Effectiveness and feasibility of lowering playground density during recess to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary time at primary school
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 13:1154. 2013
    ..This pilot study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of lowering playground density on increasing children's physical activity and decreasing sedentary time. Also the feasibility of this intervention was tested...
  71. pmc Interrelation of Sport Participation, Physical Activity, Social Capital and Mental Health in Disadvantaged Communities: A SEM-Analysis
    Mathieu Marlier
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 10:e0140196. 2015
    ..The present study aims to uncover how sport participation, physical activity, social capital and mental health are interrelated by examining these outcomes in one model...
  72. pmc Assessing the environmental characteristics of cycling routes to school: a study on the reliability and validity of a Google Street View-based audit
    Griet Vanwolleghem
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 13:19. 2014
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  73. doi Neighborhood perceptions moderate the association between the family environment and children's objectively assessed physical activity
    Sara D'Haese
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
    Health Place 24:203-9. 2013
    ..Having more restrictive physical activity rules was negatively associated with children's weekday MVPA in neighborhoods with high perceived stranger danger. ..