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Prins, R.G. (author), Kamphuis, C.B.M. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Beenackers, M.A. (author), Brug, J. (author), Mackenbach, J.P. (author), Oenema, A. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this longitudinal study is to identify risk groups for disengagement from sports during adolescence. In addition, it will be explored whether cognitive and environmental factors can explain socio-demographic differences in disengagement from sports. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Environmental Determinants of...
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Blok, D.J. (author), de Vlas, S.J. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Richardus, J.H. (author), van Lenthe, F.J. (author)
We investigated whether the prevalence of health-related behaviors and overweight in neighborhoods is associated with changes in smoking, sports participation and overweight over 13 years of follow-up in Dutch adults residing in 86 neighborhoods of Eindhoven in 1991. We showed that living in neighborhoods with a high prevalence of non-smoking,...
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Hofman, R. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Vogel, I. (author), Raat, H. (author), van Ballegooijen, M. (author), Korfage, I.J. (author)
Before the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, decisional strategies and factors that could guide HPV vaccination intentions were explored. The authors conducted 4 focus group discussions with 36 parents of children 8-15 years of age. Three groups consisted primarily of Dutch parents and 1 group of only Turkish parents....
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Zomer, T.P. (author), Erasmus, V. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Looman, C. (author), van Beeck, E.F. (author), Tjon-A-Tsien, A. (author), Richardus, J.H. (author), Voeten, H.A.C.M. (author)
Background: Although hand hygiene (HH) has proven to be an effective measure to prevent infections, HH compliance is generally low. We assessed sociocognitive determinants of caregivers' HH behavior in child day care centers (DCCs) to develop an effective HH intervention. Methods: Caregivers' compliance to HH guidelines was observed. Observed...
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van Lettow, B. (author), Vermunt, J.K. (author), de Vries, H. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
Prototypes (social images) have been shown to influence behaviour, which is likely to depend on the type of image. Prototype evaluation is based on (un)desirable characteristics related to that image. By an elicitation procedure we examined which adjectives are attributed to specific drinker prototypes. In total 149 young Dutch adults (18-25...
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Jellema, I.J. (author), Abraham, C. (author), Schaalma, H.P. (author), Gebhardt, W.A. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
Objectives Having condoms available has been shown to be an important predictor of condom use. We examined whether or not personal norm and goal enjoyment contribute to predicting having condoms available in the context of cognition specified by the theory of planned behaviour (TPB). Design Prospective survey study, with a baseline and follow-up...
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Spook, J.E. (author), Paulussen, T. (author), Kok, G. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
Background: Despite the growing body of research on complex lifestyle behaviors (eg, Dietary Intake [DI] and Physical Activity [PA]), monitoring of these behaviors has been hampered by a lack of suitable methods. A possible solution to this deficiency is mobile-based Ecological Momentary Assessment (mEMA), which enables researchers to collect...
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de Vries, J. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
Jongeren van jonge leeftijd, een laag sociaal-economische status (achterstandswijken) en Surinaams/Antilliaanse etniciteit testen vaker positief op een seksueel overdraagbare aandoening (SOA) (van Bergen 2007). De bevolking van Holendrecht, Gooioord en Venserpolder betreft vaker mensen van een nietwesterse allochtonen, vooral personen van...
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van der Klauw, D.M. (author), Slinger, J. (author), Engbers, L. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
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van Schijndel-Speet, M. (author), Evenhuis, H.M. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), van Wijck, R. (author), Echteld, M.A. (author)
Older people with intellectual disabilities have very low physical activity levels. Well designed, theory-driven and evidence-based health promotion programmes for the target population are lacking. This paper describes the design of a cluster-randomised trial for a systematically developed health promotion programme aimed at improving physical...
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Verheijden, M.W. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Crone, M.R. (author), Werkman, A.M. (author), van Kesteren, N.M.C. (author)
Background: Prevention of (serious) overweight can be achieved by means of small behaviour changes in physical activity and/or diet. Objective: To evaluate a mass media campaign promoting energy balance behaviours in a Dutch population. Effects were examined for body mass index (BMI) and five energy balance behaviours. Methods: A representative...
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van der Veen, Y.J.J. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Richardus, J.H. (author)
Hepatitis B virus infections are an important health problem in the Turkish community in the Netherlands. Screening for hepatitis B should be promoted through public health interventions, which take into account the socio-cultural and behavioural determinants that influence screening. The Intervention Mapping protocol was used to develop a...
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van Genugten, L. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Oenema, A. (author)
BACKGROUND: Weight gain prevention (WGP) among adults who are overweight is an important target in the prevention of obesity. However, little is known about the process from WGP as a goal to successful weight-management. The present study aimed to: (i) gain more insight into this process; (ii) identify cognitive predictors of intention for WGP;...
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Rijpstra, A. (author), Schokker, D. (author), Verheijden, M.W. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
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Prins, R.G. (author), Brug, J. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Oenema, A. (author)
Background: In this study the one and six months effects of the computer-tailored YouRAction (targeting individual level determinants) and YouRAction+e (targeting in addition perceived environmental determinants) on compliance with the moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) guideline and weight status are examined. In addition the use and...
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Wierenga, D. (author), Engbers, L.H. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Background Worksite health promotion programs (WHPPs) offer an attractive opportunity to improve the lifestyle of employees. Nevertheless, broad scale and successful implementation of WHPPs in daily practice often fails. In the present study, called BRAVO@Work, a 7-step implementation strategy was used to develop, implement and embed a WHPP in...
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van der Klauw, D.M. (author), van den Broek, E.M.F. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
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Simons, M. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
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Schokker, D.F. (author), Dusseldorp, E. (author), van Genugten, L. (author), Verheijden, M.W. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
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van Genugten, L. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Boon, B. (author), Borsboom, G. (author), Visscher, T. (author), Oenema, A. (author)
Background: Prevention of weight gain has been suggested as an important strategy in the prevention of obesity and people who are overweight are a specifically important group to target. Currently there is a lack of weight gain prevention interventions that can reach large numbers of people. Therefore, we developed an Internet-delivered,...
article 2012
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