Category Archive for "Publications"

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…

Development obesity prevention programme: DOiT

Jul 10 2014

The school-based Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT) programme is an evidence-based obesity prevention programme. In preparation of dissemination throughout the Netherlands, this study aimed to adapt the initial programme and to…

Overweight trends in Dutch adolescents

Jul 07 2014

The aim of this study was to compare adiposity measures of 12- to 14-year-old Dutch adolescents attending lower levels of education in 2011 with adolescents measured in 2003. We used baseline data…

Implementation evaluation: Study protocol

Dec 19 2013

The evidence-based Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT) programme is a school-based obesity prevention programme for 12- to 14-year-olds attending the first two years of prevocational education. This paper describes the study…

Validity and reliability DOiT questionnaire

Dec 10 2012

Adequate assessment of energy balance-related behaviours in adolescents is essential to develop and evaluate effective obesity prevention programmes. The present study examined the test-retest reliability and construct validity of a questionnaire assessing…

Weight status European preschoolers

Mar 01 2012

This study aimed to (i) gain insight in the prevalence of overweight indices in European preschoolers (4-7 years); (ii) identify energy balance-related behaviours associated with overweight/obesity; and (iii) identify children at risk…

Obesity behaviours in preschoolers

Mar 01 2012

This¬†review aimed to systematically identify dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours in preschool children (4-6 years of age) that are prospectively related to overweight or obesity later in childhood. Prospective studies published…