Category Archive for "Publications"

Review of fidelity measures in school-based obesity prevention programs

Aug 13 2018

Until now, there is no clear overview of how fidelity is assessed in school-based obesity prevention programmes. In order to move the field of obesity prevention programmes forward, the current review aimed to 1) identify which fidelity components have been…

Correlates of sitting time in Dutch and Belgian adults

Oct 17 2017

As the detrimental health effects of sedentary behaviour are well established, insight into the individual and environmental factors that influence adults’ sedentary behaviour is needed. Most studies to date rely on self-reported measures of sedentary time. Therefore, the aim of…

Environment neighbourhood factors and sitting time

Jul 14 2017

The physical neighbourhood environment may influence adults’ sedentary behaviour. Yet, most studies examining the association between the physical neighbourhood environment and sedentary behaviour rely on self-reported data of either the physical neighbourhood environment and/or sedentary behaviour. The aim of this…

Study protocol EuroFIT trial

Jul 19 2016

Lifestyle interventions targeting physical activity, sedentary time and dietary behaviours have the potential to initiate and support behavioural change and result in public health gain. Although men have often been reluctant to engage in such lifestyle programs, many are at…

Barriers and facilitators to implementation of DOiT

Feb 11 2016

This article describes the barriers and facilitating factors to the adoption, implementation and continuation of the Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT) programme in the Netherlands. We evaluated the adoption, implementation and continuation of the programme at 20 voluntary prevocational…

Linking implementation to effectiveness of DOiT

Feb 03 2016

This study investigates if and to what extent the Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT) program was implemented as intended and how this affected program effectiveness. We collected data at 20 prevocational education schools in the Netherlands. We assessed seven…

Validity and responsiveness for occupational sitting time

Nov 25 2015

Evidence on the detrimental health effects of prolonged sedentary behavior is accumulating. Interventions need to have a specific focus on sedentary behavior in order to generate clinically meaningful decreases in sedentary time. When evaluating such intervention, the question whether a…

PhD thesis

Feb 27 2015

My PhD thesis describes the preparation and evaluation of the adoption, implementation and continuation of the school-based Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT) programme, in order to gain insight into the facilitating factors and barriers to its nationwide dissemination. If…

Effectiveness of DOiT programme

Dec 24 2014

The school-based Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT) programme is an evidence-based obesity prevention programme tailored to adolescents attending the first two years of prevocational education in the Netherlands. The initial programme showed promising results during an effectiveness trial. The…

Implementation evaluation; how, what and why?

Dec 10 2014

In an ideal world, one combats public health problems with theory- and evidence-based programmes. In the real world, evidence-based programmes are often lacking and programmes that are developed and implemented are mainly practice-based. In the last few decades, governmental and…