Netherlands research programme weight gain prevention (NHF-NRG)

Rationale, objectives and strategies

S P J Kremers, T L S Visscher, J Brug, M J M Chin A Paw, E G Schouten, A.J. Schuit, J C Seidell, M A Van Baak, W Van Mechelen, H C G Kemper, F J Kok, W H M Saris, D Kromhout

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Abstract

Objective:

To outline the rationale, objectives and strategies used in a systematically designed research programmme to study specific weight gain-inducing behaviours, their social-psychological as well as environmental determinants, and the effects of interventions aimed at the prevention of weight gain.

Design:

The evidence for potential behavioural determinants and strategies to prevent weight gain was reviewed, and the methods applied within the Netherlands Research programme weight gain prevention (NHF-NRG) project were described. The project is designed according to the Intervention Mapping protocol.

Setting:

The Netherlands.

Subjects:

The main target groups are (a) adolescents (12-16 y) in secondary school, (b) young adults (20-40 y) at the workplace and (c) recently retired people (55-65 y) at home.

Interventions:

Each intervention includes an individual component, in which computer-tailored information is provided. Additionally, interventions are aimed at changing environmental components.

Results:

The short-term results of this project can be expected by the beginning of 2005. Guidelines for nationwide weight gain prevention, based on this research programme, will become available in 2007.

Conclusions:

Based on the few interventions that were evaluated to date, no robust conclusions can be drawn regarding the effectiveness of obesity prevention. The systematic and multidisciplinary design of the NHF-NRG programme enables the identification of potentially effective methods and strategies for the prevention of weight gain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-507
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Weight Gain
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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Needs Assessment
  • Netherlands
  • Obesity
  • Research Design
  • Weight Gain
  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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Kremers, S. P. J., Visscher, T. L. S., Brug, J., Chin A Paw, M. J. M., Schouten, E. G., Schuit, A. J., ... Kromhout, D. (2005). Netherlands research programme weight gain prevention (NHF-NRG): Rationale, objectives and strategies. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59(4), 498-507. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602100
Kremers, S P J ; Visscher, T L S ; Brug, J ; Chin A Paw, M J M ; Schouten, E G ; Schuit, A.J. ; Seidell, J C ; Van Baak, M A ; Van Mechelen, W ; Kemper, H C G ; Kok, F J ; Saris, W H M ; Kromhout, D. / Netherlands research programme weight gain prevention (NHF-NRG) : Rationale, objectives and strategies. In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2005 ; Vol. 59, No. 4. pp. 498-507.
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