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Schiefer, C. (author), Schellewald, V. (author), Heßling, S. (author), Hermanns-Truxius, I. (author), Desbrosses, K. (author), Douwes, M. (author), Draicchio, F. (author), Enquist, H. (author), Forsman, M. (author), Gupta, N. (author), Holtermann, A. (author), Konemann, R. (author), Lechner, N. (author), Loewis, P. (author), Mänttäri, S. (author), Mathiassen, S.E. (author), Pinder, A. (author), Schams P., (author), Schust, M. (author), Strebl, M. (author), Veiersted, K.B. (author), Weber, B. (author), Ellegast, R. (author)
Technical measurements allow an objective assessment of MSD risk factors at work. There is a need for common standards regarding data collection and processing, as well as an exchange platform storing measurement data of occupational physical activity and workload for further analysis. Several research institutes started a feasibility study to...
conference paper 2022
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Mueller, W. (author), Wilkinson, P. (author), Milner, J. (author), Vardoulakis, S. (author), Steinle, S. (author), Pärkkä, J. (author), Parmes, E. (author), Cluitmans, L. (author), Kuijpers, E. (author), Pronk, A. (author), Sarigiannis, D. (author), Karakitsios, S. (author), Chapizanis, D. (author), Maggos, T. (author), Stamatelopoulou, A. (author), Loh, M. (author)
Background: Greenspace has been associated with health benefits in many contexts. An important pathway may be through outdoor physical activity. We use a novel approach to examine the link between greenspace microenvironments and outdoor physical activity levels in the HEALS study conducted in Edinburgh (UK), the Netherlands, and Athens and...
article 2021
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van Keulen, H.M. (author), van Breukelen, G. (author), de Vries, H. (author), Brug, J. (author), Mesters, I. (author)
Worldwide, adherence to national guidelines for physical activity (PA), and fruit and vegetable consumption is recommended to promote health and reduce the risk for (chronic) disease. This study reports on the effectiveness of various social-cognitive interventions to improve adherence to guidelines and the revealed adherence predictors....
article 2021
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Wickramasinghe, K. (author), Mathers, J.C. (author), Wopereis, S. (author), Marsman, D.S. (author), Griffiths, J.C. (author)
Across the globe, there has been a marked increase in longevity, but significant inequalities remain. These are exacerbated by inadequate access to proper nutrition and health care services and to reliable information to make the decisions related to nutrition and health care. Many in economically developing as well as developed societies are...
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Coenen, P. (author), Hulsegge, G. (author), Daams, J.G. (author), van Geenen, R.G. (author), Kerkhoffs, G.M. (author), van Tulder, M.W. (author), Huirne, J.A. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), Kuijser, P.P. (author)
Objectives Orthopaedic surgery is primarily aimed at improving function and pain reduction. Additional integrated care may enhance patient’s participation in sports and work, possibly improving performance of physical activities and quality of life (QoL). We aimed to assess the effectiveness of integrated care among orthopaedic surgery patients....
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Loef, B. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Hulsegge, G. (author), van Baarle, D. (author), Proper, K.I. (author)
Objectives Shift work may be associated with an increased incidence of respiratory infections. However, underlying mechanisms are unclear. Therefore, our aim was to examine the mediating role of sleep, physical activity, and diet in the association between shift work and respiratory infections. Methods This prospective cohort study included 396...
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van Santen, J. (author), Dröes, R.M. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), Blanson Henkemans, O.A. (author), van Straten, A. (author), Meiland, F.J.M. (author)
Objectives: Physical activity in people with dementia (PwD) may enhance physical and mental functioning. Exergaming, which combines physical exercise with cognitive stimulation in a gaming environment, was developed to overcome barriers in performing physical activities. We evaluated the effects of exergaming in day care centers (DCCs) for PwD...
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Coenen, P. (author), Robroek, S.J.W. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), van Lenthe, F.J. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author)
Background: This individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis aimed to investigate socioeconomic inequalities in effectiveness on healthy behavior of, and compliance to, workplace health promotion programs. Methods: Dutch (randomized) controlled trials were identified and original IPD were retrieved and harmonized. A two-stage meta-analysis was...
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van Santen, J. (author), Dröes, R.M. (author), Bosmans, J.E. (author), Blanson Henkemans, O.A. (author), van Bommel, S. (author), Hakvoort, E. (author), Valk, R. (author), Scholten, C. (author), Wiersinga, J. (author), van Straten, A. (author)
Background Physical activity is linked to benefits such as increased physical fitness, cognition, emotional and social functioning, general health and well-being in older people. Some evidence suggests that this also applies to people living with dementia. However, it can be harder for them to perform physical activities, due to several barriers...
article 2019
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Deenik, J. (author), Tenback, D.E. (author), Tak, E.C.P.M. (author), Blanson Henkemans, O.A. (author), Rosenbaum, S. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), van Harten, P.N. (author)
BACKGROUND: Despite an increase in studies showing the efficacy of lifestyle interventions in improving the poor health outcomes for people with severe mental illness (SMI), routine implementation remains ad hoc. Recently, a multidisciplinary lifestyle enhancing treatment for inpatients with SMI (MULTI) was implemented as part of routine care at...
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de Bruijn, A.G.M. (author)
In this dissertation it is shown that primary school children with higher levels of physical fitness and better developed motor skills perform better at school. These relations were found to depend on the academic domain, as physical fitness predicted achievement in reading and mathematics, whereas motor skills were predictive of mathematics and...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Willems, M. (author), Waninge, A. (author), Hilgenkamp, T.I.M. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Krijnen, W.P. (author), van der Schans, C.P. (author), Melville, C.A. (author)
Background Promotion of a healthy lifestyle for people with intellectual disabilities is important; however, the effectiveness of lifestyle change interventions is unclear. Aims This research will examine the effectiveness of lifestyle change interventions for people with intellectual disabilities. Methods and Procedures Randomized controlled...
article 2018
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Whittaker, A.C. (author), Delledonne, M. (author), Finni, T. (author), Garagnani, P. (author), Greig, C.A. (author), Kallen, V. (author), Kokko, K. (author), Lord, J.M. (author), Maier, A.B. (author), Meskers, C. (author), Santos, N.C. (author), Sipila, S. (author), Thompson, J.L. (author), van Riel, N. (author)
Current demographic trends indicate that by the year 2020, almost one in five of the European population will be aged 65 years or over. Although life expectancy is increasing by 2 years per decade, the period of life spent in good health is not keeping pace and most Europeans spend their last decade in poor health. Consequently, there is an...
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Viester, L. (author), Verhagen, E.A.L.M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of an individually tailored intervention for improvement in lifestyle behavior, health indicators, and prevention and reduction of overweight among construction workers. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Setting: Various blue-collar departments of a large construction company in the Netherlands....
article 2018
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Fallaize, R. (author), Livingstone, K.M. (author), Celis-Morales, C. (author), Macready, A.L. (author), San-Cristobal, R. (author), Navas-Carretero, S. (author), Marsaux, C.F.M. (author), O’Donovan, C.B. (author), Kolossa, S. (author), Moschonis, G. (author), Walsh, M.C. (author), Gibney, E.R. (author), Brennan, L. (author), Bouwman, J. (author), Manios, Y. (author), Jarosz, M. (author), Martinez, J.A. (author), Daniel, H. (author), Saris, W.H.M. (author), Gundersen, T.E. (author), Drevon, C.A. (author), Gibney, M.J. (author), Mathers, J.C. (author), Lovegrove, J.A. (author)
Diet-quality scores (DQS), which are developed across the globe, are used to define adherence to specific eating patterns and have been associated with risk of coronary heart disease and type-II diabetes. We explored the association between five diet-quality scores (Healthy Eating Index, HEI; Alternate Healthy Eating Index, AHEI; MedDietScore,...
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Kruisdijk, F. (author), Deenik, J. (author), Yenback, D. (author), Tak, E.C. (author), van Harten, P. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Hendriksen, I. (author)
Sedentary behaviour and lack of physical activity threatens health. Research concerning these behaviours of inpatients with severe mental illness is limited but urgently needed to reveal prevalence and magnitude. In total, 184 inpatients (men n =108, women n =76, mean age 57,4, 20% first generation antipsychotics, 40% second generation...
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van Ommen, B. (author), van den Broek, T. (author), de Hoogh, I. (author), van Erk, M. (author), van Someren, E. (author), Rouhani-Rankouhi, T. (author), Anthony, J.C. (author), Hogenelst, K. (author), Pasman, W. (author), Boorsma, A. (author), Wopereis, S. (author)
Personalized nutrition is fast becoming a reality due to a number of technological, scientific, and societal developments that complement and extend current public health nutrition recommendations. Personalized nutrition tailors dietary recommendations to specific biological requirements on the basis of a person’s health status and goals. The...
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Stolte, E. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Aartsen, M.J. (author), van Tilburg, T.G. (author), Chorus, A. (author)
The predictive value of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) on intention and physical activity (PA) over time was examined. Data from the Aging Well and Healthily intervention program (targeting perceived behavioral control and attitude, not subjective norm) were analyzed, including pretest (T0), posttest (T1, except subjective norm) and 4-6...
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Jansen, F.M. (author), Ettema, D.F. (author), Kamphuis, C.B.M. (author), Pierik, F.H. (author), Dijst, M.J. (author)
Natural environments (NE) are promoted as places that support physical activity (PA), but evidence on PA distribution across various types and sizes of NE is lacking. Accelerometers and GPS-devices measured PA of Dutch general population adults aged 45–65 years (N=279). Five NE types were distinguished: ‘parks’, ‘recreational area’, ...
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Mesters, I. (author), van Keulen, H.M. (author), de Vries, H. (author), Brug, J. (author)
Counselor competence in telephone Motivation Interviewing (MI) to change lifestyle behaviors in a primary care population was assessed using the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) rating system. Counselor behavior was evaluated by trained raters. Twenty minutes of a random sample of 336 MI sessions were coded representing 232...
article 2017
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