Lydia Kwak

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Recently, a set of specific quality evaluation criteria for health promotion research has been proposed in this journal. One of the quality criteria identified is the 'health promotion context'. With this paper we would like to contribute to the dialogue by specifying the importance of this criterion on the basis of our on experience with worksite-based(More)
BACKGROUND More knowledge is needed regarding the effectiveness of weight gain prevention programmes. The present study tested the 12-and 24-month effectiveness of the 'Netherlands Research programme weight Gain prevention' (NHF-NRG)-In Balance-project, a worksite-based intervention aimed at the prevention of weight gain. METHODS Twelve worksites (n = 553(More)
Human germinal center B cell tumors retain the ability of their nontransformed counterparts to somatically hypermutate Ig V genes by nucleotide substitution. Among a survey of 60 primary previously untreated, clonal, follicular lymphomas we have identified a rare V(H) rearrangement variant and two other in-frame nucleotide insertion/deletion variants within(More)
BACKGROUND People in transitional life stages, such as occupational retirement, are likely to gain weight and accumulate abdominal fat mass caused by changes in physical activity and diet. Hence, retirees are an important target group for weight gain prevention programmes, as described in the present paper. METHODS/DESIGN A systematic and stepwise(More)
Distinct, fine-grained (silt to fine sand), ealian deposits containing varying amounts of calcareous or siliceous cements and fossils are scattered throughout the Amargosa Valley and adjacent areas. These deposits have been examined in reconnaissance fashion, and sampled for geochronologic, isotopic, and paleontological studies to provide evidence for their(More)
BACKGROUND One way to facilitate the translation of research into the occupational health service practice is through clinical practice guidelines. To increase the implementability of guidelines it is important to include the end-users in the development, for example by a community of practice approach. This paper describes the development of an(More)
BACKGROUND Among the working population, non-specific low-back pain and neck pain are one of the most common reasons for sickness absenteeism. The aim was to evaluate the effects of an early intervention of yoga - compared with strength training or evidence-based advice - on sickness absenteeism, sickness presenteeism, back and neck pain and disability(More)
BACKGROUND If people with progressive neurological diseases are to avail of evidence-based rehabilitation, programs found effective in randomized controlled trials (RCT's) must firstly be adapted and tested in clinical effectiveness studies as a means of strengthening their evidence base. This paper describes the protocol for an effectiveness-implementation(More)
BACKGROUND To achieve a sustainable working life it is important to know more about what could encourage employers to increase the use of preventive and health promotive interventions. The objective of the study is to explore and describe the employer perspective regarding what incentives influence their use of preventive and health promotive workplace(More)
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