Yves Vanden Auweele

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OBJECTIVE To examine a possible problem of overreporting and to describe the degree of error with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) short telephone protocol. DESIGN Cross-sectional study, using two different physical activity (PA) self-report protocols. SETTING Telephone interviews about PA in Belgium. SUBJECTS Fifty adults who(More)
The aims of this study were to assess why people do not participate in exercise and physical activity, and what might lead them to become active. More specifically, we focused on the hindrances to entering the phase of transition from a sedentary to a more active lifestyle by analysing the reasons 265 middle-aged Belgian adults gave for their inactivity.(More)
OBJECTIVES The main objective of this paper is to describe the approach and specific findings of the European Physical Activity Surveillance System (EUPASS) research project. In particular, the analysis presented aims at testing the reliability, comparability and predictive power of different sets of physical activity (PA) indicators. DESIGN First, a(More)
A 1 year prospective study was done to develop an accident-prone and overuse-prone profile of young athletes. A group of 185 freshman physical education students (118 males; 67 females of the same age (18.3 +/- 0.5 years) trained under the same conditions and were exposed to similar extrinsic risk factors. Using a descriptive statistical technique, an(More)
In any preventive health care program for middle aged adults and elderly people, the promotion of physical fitness activities has become an item of priority. However, the increased awareness of the importance of being physically fit is in contrast with the limited number of adults actually involved in physical fitness activities. This study focuses on the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a minimal contact physical activity intervention that was maximally integrated into the existing structures of a women's organization. METHODS The intervention included one group meeting, a self-help booklet, and five monthly reminder letters and was implemented in four(More)
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