Robert AC Ruiter12
Robert A C Ruiter9
12Robert AC Ruiter
9Robert A C Ruiter
6Gjalt-Jorn Y Peters
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BACKGROUND Cardiovascular risk factors are associated with physical fitness and, to a lesser extent, physical activity. Lifestyle interventions directed at enhancing physical fitness in order to decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases should be extended. To enable the development of effective lifestyle interventions for people with cardiovascular risk(More)
  • Siu Hing Lo, Gerard J P Van Breukelen, Gjalt-Jorn Y Peters, Gerjo Kok, G J P V B, G Kok@maastrichtuniversity Nl +2 others
  • 2014
From a corporate social responsibility perspective, there are many reasons to promote teleconference use as an alternative to business travel. The present study examines psychosocial and organizational factors relevant to teleconference use. We tested an extended Theory of Planned Behavior model of teleconference use among office workers of four(More)
BACKGROUND Most school health education programs focus on a single behavioral domain. Integrative programs that address multiple behaviors may be more efficient, but only if the elements of change are similar for these behaviors. The objective of this study was to examine which effective elements of school health education are similar across three(More)
  • Gjalt-Jorn Ygram Peters, Robert A.C. Ruiter, Gerjo Kok
  • 2013
Despite decades of research, consensus regarding the dynamics of fear appeals remains elusive. A meta-analysis was conducted that was designed to resolve this controversy. Publications that were included in previous meta-analyses were re-analysed, and a number of additional publications were located. The inclusion criteria were full factorial orthogonal(More)
BACKGROUND Public health includes policy, practice and research but to sufficiently connect academic research, practice and public health policy appears to be difficult. Collaboration between policy, practice and research is imperative to obtaining more solid evidence in public health. However, the three domains do not easily work together because they(More)
Registration or recognition systems for best-practice health promotion interventions may contribute to better quality assurance and control in health promotion practice. In the Netherlands, such a system has been developed and is being implemented aiming to provide policy makers and professionals with more information on the quality and effectiveness of(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known regarding which behavioural responses can be expected if an influenza pandemic were to occur. METHODS A survey comprising questions based on risk perception theories, in particular PMT, was conducted with a Dutch sample. RESULTS Although fear that an influenza pandemic may occur was high, participants do not feel well(More)
Social media has contributed positively to the interaction between proponents of medical products and technologies and the public by permitting more direct interaction between these two groups. However, it has also provided opponents of these products a new mechanism to organize opposition. Using the example of anti-vaccinationism, we provide(More)
Fear arousal-vividly showing people the negative health consequences of life-endangering behaviors-is popular as a method to raise awareness of risk behaviors and to change them into health-promoting behaviors. However, most data suggest that, under conditions of low efficacy, the resulting reaction will be defensive. Instead of applying fear appeals,(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data are available on the development, implementation and evaluation processes of physical activity promotion programmes among older adults. More integrative insights into interventions describing the planned systematic development, implementation and evaluation are needed. METHODS AND DESIGN The purpose of this study is to give an(More)