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Benedicte Deforche
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Physical therapyPsychological interventionOverweightMedicineEnvironmental health
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#1Maxim Dierckens (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 1
#2Dominic Weinberg (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 1
Last. Gonneke W. J. M. Stevens (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Purpose Although previous research has established a positive association between national income inequality and socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health, very little is known about the extent to which national-level wealth inequalities (i.e., accumulated financial resources) are associated with these inequalities in health. Therefore, this study examined the association between national wealth inequality and income inequality and socioeconomic inequality in adolescents' mental w...
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#1Jenny Veitch (Deakin University)H-Index: 20
#2Emily Denniss (Deakin University)
Last. Anna Timperio (Deakin University)H-Index: 59
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BACKGROUND: The design of parks is critical to ensure they are appealing, meet the needs of the community and optimise opportunities for physical activity, relaxation, exposure to nature and social interaction. There is currently a lack of understanding on how research evidence is informing park design and how to reduce the many challenges associated with research-practice-policy translation. Understanding how organisations use evidence for decision-making regarding park design is critical for r...
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#2Shannon SahlqvistH-Index: 21
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#1Vickà Versele (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 1
#2Peter Clarys (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 25
Last. Dirk Aerenhouts (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 10
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AIM: The potential renal acid load (PRAL) has been described in relation to different health outcomes. Outcomes over time and conclusions made are often based on baseline dietary intake values. However, to study reliable long-term associations, parameters calculated based on dietary intake data, such as PRAL, must be stable over time. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess the stability of PRAL and its components over a 10-year time period. METHODS: PRAL values of three-day dietar...
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#1Renée Bultijnck (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 4
#2Benedicte Deforche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 46
Last. Nicolaas Lumen (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 23
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To determine the start exercise prescription dose in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients receiving second-line hormone treatment and recommended phase II exercise prescription. Patients were enrolled in a 3 + 3 dose escalation phase I trial of aerobic, resistance, and flexibility exercises to evaluate dose-limiting tolerance and safety. Tolerance was defined as Borg score ≤ 16 and safety (pain) as a visual analogue scale score (VAS) ≤ 3 and CTCAE grade 3 during resista...
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#1Marie Vermote (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 1
#2Jana Nys (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Last. Tom Deliens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Objective This study examined the effect of nudges, inspired by the recently renewed Flemish Food Triangle, on fruit sales in a Belgian on-campus university restaurant. Methods In this mixed-method real-life experiment, nudges were added weekly over a period of four consecutive weeks: placement of (1) Food Triangle posters in the restaurant, (2) ‘green heart’ icons above the fruit stands, and (3) substitution and (4) social norm messages at the fruit stands. During baseline (no interven...
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#1J. Van Cauwenberg (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 20
#2I. De Bourdeaudhuij (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 78
Last. Benedicte Deforche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 46
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The promotion of sustainable and healthy mobility among older adults (≥ 65 years) is an important challenge. E-bikes may be part of the solution, but research about e-bike use among older adults is scarce. The current study aims to examine e-bikes’ purchase reasons, benefits and disadvantages, purposes and amount of use, substitution effects and crash characteristics among older e-bike users. Additionally, it examines differences between men and women. In Flanders (Belgium), 357 older e-bike use...
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#1Tom DeliensH-Index: 10
#2Benedicte DeforcheH-Index: 46
Last. Peter ClarysH-Index: 25
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OBJECTIVES: The transition from high school to college or university has been shown to be a critical period for weight and fat gain. To date, no European data on weight and fat gain over the full trajectory of college or university are available. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate weight and fat gain among Belgian university students from freshman through senior year of university. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, a total of 340 university students we...
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#1Maxim Dierckens (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 1
#2Bart De Clercq (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 14
Last. Benedicte Deforche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 46
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#1J. Van Cauwenberg (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 20
#2Paul Schepers (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 13
Last. Bas de Geus (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Purpose Conventional and electric bicycles (e-bikes) offer a non-polluting and physically-active alternative to cars to support older adults’ access to different life spaces. We aimed to provide an initial exploration of the relationship between cycling status (non-cyclist, conventional cyclist or e-biker) and life space area. Additionally, we examined whether this was moderated by sex, functional health and car driving. Methods Cross-sectional survey data on socio-demographics, health ...
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