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Hulsegge, G. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Loef, B. (author), Paagman, H. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Purpose: Shift work has been related to obesity and diabetes, but the potential mediating role of lifestyle is yet unknown. Our aim was to investigate this mediating role of physical activity, diet, smoking, and sleep quality in the relationships between shift work, and obesity and diabetes. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 3188 shift...
article 2021
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van Dongen, J.M. (author), Coffeng, J.K. (author), van Wier, M.F. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bosmans, J.E. (author), van Tulder, M.W. (author)
This study explored the cost-effectiveness and return-on-investment of a combined social and physical environmental worksite health promotion program compared with usual practice, and of both intervention conditions separately. Participants were randomized to the combined intervention (n = 92), social environmental intervention (n = 118),...
article 2017
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Dessing, D. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), Hegeman, G. (author), Verhagen, E. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Pierik, F.H. (author)
Background: The purpose of this study is to increase our understanding of environmental correlates that are associated with route choice during active transportation to school (ATS) by comparing characteristics of actual walking and cycling routes between home and school with the shortest possible route to school. Methods: Children (n = 184; 86...
article 2016
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Ferro, D.A. (author), Deijen, J.B. (author), Koppes, L.L. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Twisk, J.W. (author), Drent, M.L. (author)
Background: Physical activity and fitness in adolescence may improve cognition in adulthood by increasing insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I). Methods: As part of the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study, following subjects from age 13 to 42 years, physical activity and fitness of 303 subjects were assessed annually between the ages...
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van Scheppingen, A.R. (author), ten Have, K.C.J.M. (author), Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. (author), Kok, G. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Companies, seen as social communities, are major health promotion contexts. However, health promotion in the work setting is often less successful than intended. An optimal adjustment to the organisational context is required. Knowledge of which organisation-specific factors are relevant to health promotion is scarce. A Delphi procedure is used...
article 2015
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Stubbe, J.H. (author), van Beijsterveldt, A.M. (author), van der Knaap, S. (author), Stege, J. (author), Verhagen, E. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Backx, F.J.G. (author)
Context : Injuries are a major adverse event in a soccer player's career. Reducing injury incidence requires a thorough knowledge of the epidemiology of soccer injuries. Objective : To investigate the incidence and characteristics of injuries in the Dutch premier soccer league. Design : Cohort study. Setting : The Dutch premier soccer league....
article 2015
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Coffeng, J.K. (author), van Sluijs, E.M. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author)
BACKGROUND:To study the associations between during and after work hours physical activity and relaxation and need for recovery (NFR) in office workers at a financial service provider. METHODS:Self-reported baseline data of 412 employees (mean age 41.3 years; 39.6% women) were used. Linear regression analyses were performed to test associations...
article 2015
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Broekhuizen, K. (author), van Wier, M.F. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), Brug, J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bosmans, J.E. (author), Poppel, M.N. (author)
Background: Cost-effectiveness analyses provide insight in the use of lifestyle interventions. To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention compared to usual care in people with Familial Hypercholesterolemia, 340 people with FH were randomized to the intervention or control group. LDL cholesterol, quality of life and costs were...
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Geraedts, A.S. (author), van Dongen, J.M. (author), Kleiboer, A.M. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Cuijpers, P. (author), Bosmans, J.E. (author)
Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a Web-based guided intervention compared with care as usual for employees with depressive symptoms. Methods: A total of 231 employees with depressive symptoms were randomized. Data were collected at baseline, 8 weeks, 6 months, and 12 months. Analyses were conducted from the societal and employer...
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van Scheppingen, A.R. (author), de Vroome, E.M.M. (author), ten Have, K.C.J.M. (author), Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. (author), Wiezer, N. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
BACKGROUND: Vitality at work is an important factor for optimal functioning and sustainable employability. To date, knowledge on how to promote vitality at work is fragmented. OBJECTIVE: Contribute to knowledge on how to promote vitality at work. METHODS: Determinants of vitality at work are identified from three scientific fields, and used in a...
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Coffeng, J.K. (author), van Sluijs, E.M. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author)
Background: Research is needed to better understand the associations between during-work and after-work-hours physical activity and relaxation and need for recovery (NFR), so a study of these variables in office workers at a financial service provider was undertaken. Methods: Self-reported baseline data of 412 employees (mean age = 41.3 y; 39.6%...
article 2015
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Coffeng, J.K. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Duijts, S.F.A. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author)
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of a worksite social and physical environment intervention on need for recovery (i.e., early symptoms of work-related mental and physical fatigue), physical activity and relaxation. Also, the effectiveness of the separate interventions was investigated. METHODS: In this 2×2 factorial design study, 412...
article 2014
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Uijtdewilligen, L. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), Chinapaw, M.J.M. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Singh, A.S. (author)
Purpose: This study aimed to examine the longitudinal associations of person-related factors with physical activity (PA) behavior in young adults. Methods: We analyzed longitudinal self-reported time spent in moderate-intensity PA (MPA; 4-7 METs) and vigorous-intensity PA (VPA; >7 METs) from 499 young adults (49% male) who participated in the...
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van Scheppingen, A.R. (author), de Vroome, E.M.M. (author), ten Have, K.C.J.M. (author), Bos, E.H. (author), Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Objective: To examine the effectiveness of an organizational large-scale intervention applied to induce a health-promoting organizational change process. Design and Methods: A quasi-experimental, "as-treated" design was used. Regression analyses on data of employees of a Dutch dairy company (n =324) were used to examine the effects on bonding...
article 2014
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Geraedts, A. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), Kleiboer, A. (author), Cuijpers, P. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
conference paper 2014
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Licht, C.M.M. (author), van Turenhout, L.C. (author), Deijen, J.B. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), Drent, M.L. (author)
Several studies have demonstrated an association between polymorphisms in the insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) gene and IGF-1 serum levels. IGF-1 levels have been associated with cognitive functioning in older persons and growth hormone deficient patients. The present study investigates whether IGF-1 polymorphisms, IGF-1 levels, and...
article 2014
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Geraedts, A.S. (author), Kleiboer, A.M. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), Cuijpers, P. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Anema, J.R. (author)
Depressive disorders are highly prevalent in the working population and lead to excessive costs. Online interventions have shown to be effective treatments for depression but are not often applied in the work setting, despite the importance of work related aspects in the development and perpetuation of depression. We developed a worker-directed...
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Geraedts, A.S. (author), Fokkema, M. (author), Kleiboer, A.M. (author), Smit, F. (author), Wiezer, N.W. (author), Majo, M.C. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Cuijpers, P. (author), Penninx, B.W.J.H. (author)
Objective: To examine how various predictors and subgroups of respondents contribute to the prediction of health care and productivity costs in a cohort of employees. Methods: We selected 1548 employed people from a cohort study with and without depressive and anxiety symptoms or disorders. Prediction rules, using the RuleFit program, were...
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Wierenga, D. (author), Engbers, L.H. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), de Moes, K.J. (author), Wittink, H. (author), Gründemann, R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author)
Objective: To evaluate the implementation of a multicomponent lifestyle intervention at two different worksites. Methods: Data on eight process components were collected by means of questionnaires and interviews. Data on the effectiveness were collected using questionnaires. Results: The program was implemented partly as planned, and 84.0% (max...
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Geraedts, A.S. (author), Kleiboer, A.M. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Cuijpers, P. (author)
Background: Depressive disorders are highly prevalent in the working population and are associated with excessive costs. The evidence for effective worker-directed interventions for employees with depressive symptoms is limited. Treating employees with depressive symptoms before sick leave via the Internet could be beneficial and cost saving....
article 2014
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