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A smoking prevention project in six European countries (European Smoking prevention Framework Approach) was developed, featuring activities for adolescents, schools and parents, including out-of-school activities. Consensus meetings resulted in agreement between the countries on goals, objectives and theoretical methods. Countries' specific objectives were(More)
Since parental personality traits are assumed to play a role in parenting behaviors, the current study examined the relation between parental personality and parenting style among 688 Dutch parents of adolescents in the SMILE study. The study assessed Big Five personality traits and derived parenting styles (authoritative, authoritarian, indulgent, and(More)
BACKGROUND Widening of socioeconomic status (SES) inequalities in smoking prevalence has occurred in several Western countries from the mid 1970's onwards. However, little is known about a widening of SES inequalities in smoking consumption, initiation and cessation. METHODS Repeated cross-sectional population surveys from 2001 to 2008 (n ≈ 18,000 per(More)
A cross-sectional design was used to asses whether Dutch midwives trained to use a smoking cessation counseling protocol appreciated it and could implement it in routine care. Midwives received a questionnaire after the implementation period of the effectiveness study was finished. In total, 118 midwives from 42 practices participated in the study, 69(More)
This issue of Patient Education and Counseling discusses the development, application and effectiveness of computer-tailored interventions. Computer-tailored interventions are a relatively new health education approach. The interventions are characterised by the fact that the content of the materials is adapted, with the aid of computers, to the specific(More)
Psychosocial correlates of fruit and vegetable consumption were studied in an adult Dutch population (n = 367) based on the ASE model of attitudes, social influence and self-efficacy. Attitudes were a summation of beliefs about taste, different health consequences, and costs in time and money. Social influences were measured through the social stimulation(More)
Skin cancer incidence is rising in the Netherlands and prevention programmes are needed. We analysed sun protection behaviours and beliefs in 500 adolescents aged 15-20 years using the Integrated Model for Change. The results show that adolescents with the fairest skin type exposed themselves significantly less to the sun, but had more burns than groups(More)
The present study examined the existence of three possible subtypes within the precontemplation stage of smoking acquisition: committers, immotives, and progressives. The sample of the study included young people from six European countries (mean age = 13 years) who had never smoked regularly (n = 21 535). A cross-sectional design was used to assess(More)
BACKGROUND Important health benefits can be derived when low-cost (e.g., computer-tailored) physical activity interventions for older adults demonstrate sustained effects. PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to conduct in-depth analysis on the long-term efficacy of two tailored physical activity interventions for older adults. METHODS A randomized(More)
Smoking behaviour is more frequent among those who have a low than those who have a high socio-economic status. The present study confirms that this is also true for Dutch adolescents. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether adolescents with a low socio-economic status (LSES) have different motives for smoking or non-smoking than those with a(More)