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Chronically ill patients’ preferences for a financial incentive in a lifestyle intervention. Results of a discrete choice experiment

questionnaire. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Claudia Molema. Data curation: Claudia Molema. Formal analysis: Claudia Molema, Jorien Veldwijk. Funding acquisition: Wanda Wendel-Vos, Ardine de Wit ... , Ien van de Goor, Jantine Schuit. Investigation: Claudia Molema. Methodology: Jorien Veldwijk, Ardine de Wit. Supervision: Wanda Wendel-Vos, Ien van de Goor, Jantine Schuit. Writing ? original draft

How Combined Trip Purposes Are Associated with Transport Choice for Short Distance Trips. Results from a Cross-Sectional Study in the Netherlands

Background One way to increase physical activity is to stimulate a shift from car use to walking or cycling. In single-purpose trips, purpose was found to be an important predictor of transport choice. However, as far as known, no studies have been conducted to see how trips with combined purposes affect this decision. This study was designed to provide insight into associations...

Health in All Policies? The case of policies to promote bicycle use in the Netherlands

University. (E-mail: ). Wanda Wendel-Vos is a senior researcher at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. (E-mail: ). Jantine Schuit is head of the Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and

Independent and combined effects of physical activity and body mass index on the development of Type 2 Diabetes – a meta-analysis of 9 prospective cohort studies

Background The aim of this harmonized meta-analysis was to examine the independent and combined effects of physical activity and BMI on the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Methods Our systematic literature review in 2011 identified 127 potentially relevant prospective studies of which 9 fulfilled the inclusion criteria (total N = 117,878, 56.2 % female, mean age = 50.0 years, range...

Personal and Environmental Characteristics Associated with Choice of Active Transport Modes versus Car Use for Different Trip Purposes of Trips up to 7.5 Kilometers in The Netherlands

Introduction This explorative study examines personal and neighbourhood characteristics associated with short-distance trips made by car, bicycle or walking in order to identify target groups for future interventions. Methods Data were derived from ‘Mobility Research Netherlands (2004–2009; MON)’, a dataset including information regarding trips made by household members (n = ±53...

Sitting Behaviors and Mental Health among Workers and Nonworkers: The Role of Weight Status

. Bemelmans 0 W. M. Monique Verschuren 0 G. C. Wanda Wendel-Vos 0 Dale Bond 0 National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research , P.O. Box 1, 3720 BA

Sitting Behaviors and Mental Health among Workers and Nonworkers: The Role of Weight Status

. Bemelmans 0 W. M. Monique Verschuren 0 G. C. Wanda Wendel-Vos 0 Dale Bond 0 National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research , P.O. Box 1, 3720 BA

Ethnic differences in the effect of environmental stressors on blood pressure and hypertension in the Netherlands

Background Evidence strongly suggests that the neighbourhood in which people live influences their health. Despite this, investigations of ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk factors have focused mainly on individual-level characteristics. The main purpose of this study was to investigate associations between neighbourhood-level environmental stressors (crime, housing...