Netherlands Research programme weight Gain prevention (NHF-NRG): rationale, objectives and strategies

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. and Kromhout, D. (2005) Netherlands Research programme weight Gain prevention (NHF-NRG): rationale, objectives and strategies. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59 4: 498-507. doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602100

Author 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.
Title Netherlands Research programme weight Gain prevention (NHF-NRG): rationale, objectives and strategies
Journal name European Journal of Clinical Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0954-3007
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602100
Open Access Status
Volume 59
Issue 4
Start page 498
End page 507
Total pages 10
Place of publication London
Publisher Nature Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
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
Keyword overweight
Q-Index Code C1

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