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Equity-specific effects of interventions to promote physical activity among middle-aged and older adults: results from applying a novel equity-specific re-analysis strategy.

Gesa Czwikla, Filip Boen, Derek G Cook, Johan de Jong, Tess Harris, Lisa K Hilz, Steve Iliffe, Lilian Lechner, Richard W Morris, Saskia Muellmann, Denise A Peels, Claudia R Pischke, Benjamin Schüz, Martin Stevens, Klaus Telkmann, Frank J van Lenthe, Julie Vanderlinden, Gabriele Bolte,

<h4>Background</h4>Reducing inequalities in physical activity (PA) and PA-associated health outcomes is a priority for public health. Interventions to promote PA may reduce inequalities, but may also unintentionally increase them. Thus, there is a need to analyze equity-specific intervention effects. However, the potential for analyzing equity-specific effects of PA interventions has ... Read more >>

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act (The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity)
[2021, 18(1):65]

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Are Reallocations between Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity Associated with Better Sleep in Adults Aged 55+ Years? An Isotemporal Substitution Analysis.

Julie Vanderlinden, Gregory James Hamilton Biddle, Filip Boen, Jannique G Z van Uffelen,

Physical activity has been proposed as an effective alternative treatment option for the increasing occurrence of sleep problems in older adults. Although higher physical activity levels are associated with better sleep, the association between specific physical activity intensities and sedentary behaviour (SB) with sleep remains unclear. This study examines the ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2020, 17(24):]

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The Power of Empowerment: Predictors and Benefits of Shared Leadership in Organizations.

Charlotte M Edelmann, Filip Boen, Katrien Fransen,

Leadership plays an essential part in creating competitive advantage and well-being among employees. One way in which formal leaders can deal with the variety of responsibilities that comes with their role is to share their responsibilities with team members (i.e., shared leadership). Although there is abundant literature on how high-quality ... Read more >>

Front Psychol (Frontiers in psychology)
[2020, 11:582894]

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Will the real leaders please stand up? The emergence of shared leadership in semi-professional soccer teams.

Niels Mertens, Filip Boen, Niklas K Steffens, S Alexander Haslam, Katrien Fransen,

<h4>Objectives</h4>High-quality leadership is often regarded as one of the main sources of competitive advantage. Especially within sport teams, a team's leadership structure has historically been considered to be stable across the season, with the coach and team captain as the formal, and often sole, leaders. In line with recent organizational ... Read more >>

J Sci Med Sport (Journal of science and medicine in sport)
[2021, 24(3):281-290]

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That's My Cue to Eat: A Systematic Review of the Persuasiveness of Front-of-Pack Cues on Food Packages for Children vs. Adults.

Lotte Hallez, Yara Qutteina, Maxime Raedschelders, Filip Boen, Tim Smits,

Packaging is increasingly recognized as an essential component of any marketing strategy. Visual and informational front-of-pack cues constitute salient elements of the environment that may influence what and how much someone eats. Considering their overwhelming presence on packaging of non-core foods, front-of-pack cues may contribute to the growing rates of ... Read more >>

Nutrients (Nutrients)
[2020, 12(4):]

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Why the Chosen Ones May Not Always Be the Best Leaders: Criteria for Captain Selection as Predictors of Leadership Quality and Acceptance.

Radhika Butalia, Katrien Fransen, Pete Coffee, Jolien Laenens, Filip Boen,

There seems to be some initial evidence that team captains are selected based on non-leadership factors such as team tenure, technical abilities, being the daughter of the club president, or playing position. This is concerning since players expect their ideal team captain to have superior motivational and social skills. Adding ... Read more >>

Front Psychol (Frontiers in psychology)
[2020, 11:616966]

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Leading together towards a stronger 'us': An experimental test of the effectiveness of the 5R Shared Leadership Program (5RS) in basketball teams.

Niels Mertens, Filip Boen, Niklas K Steffens, Stewart T Cotterill, S Alexander Haslam, Katrien Fransen,

OBJECTIVES:Leadership has been suggested to be a key factor in gaining a competitive advantage as a team, with shared leadership being a better predictor of team functioning than vertical leadership. Although the benefits of shared leadership are well-documented, evidence about how to implement a shared leadership structure remains sparse. This ... Read more >>

J Sci Med Sport (Journal of science and medicine in sport)
[2020, 23(8):770-775]

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Standing out from the crowd: Identifying the traits and behaviors that characterize high-quality athlete leaders.

Katrien Fransen, S Alexander Haslam, Niklas K Steffens, Filip Boen,

OBJECTIVES:An emerging body of evidence indicates that, in addition to the coach, athlete leaders within a team are vital for a sports team's success. Sports teams are therefore keen to know which attributes are distinctly characteristic of high-quality leaders on and off the field. The present study aims to shed ... Read more >>

Scand J Med Sci Sports (Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports)
[2020, 30(4):766-786]

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Unpicking the Emperor's New Clothes: Perceived Attributes of the Captain in Sports Teams.

Katrien Fransen, Stewart T Cotterill, Gert Vande Broek, Filip Boen,

Much importance has been assigned to the role of the team captain. In this article, we test whether today's team captains live up to these high expectations. Furthermore, we provide greater insight into the selection procedures leading to a captain's appointment and assess how this process impacts upon the captain's ... Read more >>

Front Psychol (Frontiers in psychology)
[2019, 10:2212]

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Making 'us' better: High-quality athlete leadership relates to health and burnout in professional Australian football teams.

Katrien Fransen, S Alexander Haslam, Niklas K Steffens, Clifford J Mallett, Kim Peters, Filip Boen,

Overtraining, exhaustion, and burnout are widely recognized problems amongst elite athletes. The present research addresses this issue by exploring the extent to which high-quality athlete leadership is associated with elite athletes' health and burnout. Participants (120 male athletes from three top-division Australian football teams) were asked to rate the quality ... Read more >>

Eur J Sport Sci (European journal of sport science)
[2020, 20(7):953-963]

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Equity-Specific Effects of Interventions to Promote Physical Activity among Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Development of a Collaborative Equity-Specific Re-Analysis Strategy.

Gesa Czwikla, Filip Boen, Derek G Cook, Johan de Jong, Tess Harris, Lisa K Hilz, Steve Iliffe, Richard Morris, Saskia Muellmann, Denise A Peels, Claudia R Pischke, Benjamin Schüz, Martin Stevens, Frank J van Lenthe, Julie Vanderlinden, Gabriele Bolte,

Reducing social inequalities in physical activity (PA) has become a priority for public health. However, evidence concerning the impact of interventions on inequalities in PA is scarce. This study aims to develop and test the application of a strategy for re-analyzing equity-specific effects of existing PA intervention studies in middle-aged ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2019, 16(17):]

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The effect of descriptive age norms on the motivation to exercise among older adults.

Johan Pelssers, Katrien Fransen, Norbert Vanbeselaere, Filip Boen,

Based on the principles of the Social Identity Approach (SIA), the present experiment aimed to examine the impact of communicating descriptive age norms on older adults' autonomous motivation to exercise. Under the cover of a marketing study, older adults (n = 120; age = 65-70 years) participated in a newly ... Read more >>

Health Promot Int (Health promotion international)
[2019, 34(3):400-409]

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Evaluation of stAPP: a smartphone-based intervention to reduce prolonged sitting among Belgian adults.

Anass Arrogi, An Bogaerts, Jan Seghers, Karlien Devloo, Vero Vanden Abeele, Luc Geurts, Jeroen Wauters, Filip Boen,

Excessive uninterrupted sitting, also known as sedentary behavior, has been detrimentally associated with several health outcomes. However, the general population is often unaware of these health risks. Mobile phone technology offers great potential to increase awareness and to initiate behavior change. This study examined the short-term effects of stAPP, a ... Read more >>

Health Promot Int (Health promotion international)
[2019, 34(1):16-27]

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Validation of a smart chair and corresponding smartphone app as an objective measure of desk-based sitting.

Anass Arrogi, Filip Boen, Jan Seghers,

<h4>Objectives</h4>This study evaluated the validity of a smart chair and corresponding smartphone app (chair&app) to measure sitting time and sitting interruptions against camera-derived observation and activPAL.<h4>Methods</h4>Belgian deskbound university employees (n = 28, 17 women, mean age 30 ± 7.5 years, mean BMI 22.1 ± 2.0 kg/m<sup>2</sup> ) were provided with the chair&app in three conditions: a controlled condition ... Read more >>

J Occup Health (Journal of occupational health)
[2019, 61(1):121-127]

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Increasing Employees' Health by Workplace Physical Activity Counseling: The Mediating Role of Step-Based Physical Activity Behavior Change.

Anass Arrogi, Astrid Schotte, An Bogaerts, Filip Boen, Jan Seghers,

<h4>Background</h4>This study evaluated the effects of a 3-month workplace physical activity (PA) intervention on employees' health-related fitness and well-being. Moreover, mediational pathways were examined.<h4>Methods</h4>A longitudinal, quasi-experimental trial was evaluated in Belgian employees. The intervention group (IG: n = 246) received 3-months individualized, tailored PA counseling, consisting of face-to-face counseling and follow-up e-mail ... Read more >>

J Phys Act Health (Journal of physical activity & health)
[2019, 16(3):205-213]

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Can a framed intervention motivate older adults in assisted living facilities to exercise?

Jari Vanroy, Jan Seghers, Jannique van Uffelen, Filip Boen,

<h4>Background</h4>The majority of institutionalized older adults do not exercise, despite the many health benefits. The current study investigated whether a framed intervention can motivate older adults in assisted living facilities (ALFs) to perform functional resistance exercises. It was hypothesized that repeated framing of these exercises from a prevention perspective (e.g., ... Read more >>

BMC Geriatr (BMC geriatrics)
[2019, 19(1):46]

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The competence-supportive and competence-thwarting role of athlete leaders: An experimental test in a soccer context.

Katrien Fransen, Maarten Vansteenkiste, Gert Vande Broek, Filip Boen,

The aim of this experiment was to study the growth-promoting and adverse impact of athlete leaders' competence-supportive and-thwarting behavior on the motivation and performance of team members. Male soccer players (N = 144; MAge = 14.2) were allocated to ad-hoc teams of five soccer players. These teams participated in two ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2018, 13(7):e0200480]

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An experiment on the impact of coaches' and athlete leaders' competence support on athletes' motivation and performance.

Niels Mertens, Filip Boen, Gert Vande Broek, Maarten Vansteenkiste, Katrien Fransen,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Grounded in the Cognitive Evaluation Theory, the present experiment aimed to compare the relative impact of competence support provided by coaches versus athlete leaders on players' competence satisfaction, intrinsic motivation, and performance.<h4>Methods</h4>We recruited 18 existing competitive male basketball teams (ie, 126 players) to participate in the experiment. Each team was ... Read more >>

Scand J Med Sci Sports (Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports)
[2018, 28(12):2734-2750]

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Do coaching style and game circumstances predict athletes' perceived justice of their coach? A longitudinal study in elite handball and volleyball teams.

Maarten De Backer, Bart Reynders, Filip Boen, Stef Van Puyenbroeck, Gert Vande Broek,

<h4>Objective</h4>The present longitudinal study is the first to examine game to game fluctuations of perceived justice of elite volleyball and handball coaches. More specifically, we studied whether coaching style (i.e., need support versus control), coach behaviors (decision justifications), player's status (i.e., starter or substitute), and game result (win/loss) predicted athletes' ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2018, 13(10):e0205559]

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Acting One's Age in Physical Exercise: Do Perceived Age Norms Explain Autonomous Motivation Among Older Adults?

Johan Pelssers, Emalie Hurkmans, Jeroen Scheerder, Norbert Vanbeselaere, Steven Vos, Tim Smits, Filip Boen,

BACKGROUND:The social identity approach proposes that the more older adults identify with the social group of "older adults," the more they will conform to what they perceive as being normative exercising for their group. However, so far, it remains unclear why older adults adhere to these norms. OBJECTIVE:This study evaluated ... Read more >>

J Aging Phys Act (Journal of aging and physical activity)
[2018, 26(4):521-529]

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Year-round effects of a four-week randomized controlled trial using different types of feedback on employees' physical activity.

Karen Van Hoye, Anne I Wijtzes, Johan Lefevre, Stijn De Baere, Filip Boen,

BACKGROUND:This follow-up study investigated the year-round effects of a four-week randomized controlled trial using different types of feedback on employees' physical activity, including a need-supportive coach intervention. METHODS:Participants (n = 227) were randomly assigned to a Minimal Intervention Group (MIG; no feedback), a Pedometer Group (PG; feedback on daily steps only), a ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2018, 18(1):492]

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Can Cancellara Really be a Flandrien? Ethno-Cultural Identity Representation Predicts Regional Exclusivity of a Historically Contested Cycling Term.

Stef Van Puyenbroeck, Pascal Delheye, Stijn Knuts, Liesbeth Vander Elst, Katrien Fransen, Norbert Vanbeselaere, Filip Boen,

In Flanders the term <i>flandrien</i> refers to cyclists who display a strong work ethic, great perseverance, are powerful and who perform best in adverse weather conditions. Until the 1960s, only leading cyclists originating from the province of West- and East-Flanders were considered as <i>flandriens</i>. After 1960, the media extended the ... Read more >>

Psychol Belg (Psychologica Belgica)
[2018, 58(1):13-30]

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Promoting Stair Climbing in a Worksite and Public Setting: Are Footprints Enough?

Ann-Sophie Van Hoecke, Jan Seghers, Filip Boen,

PURPOSE:To evaluate the impact of footprints on stair climbing in different settings. DESIGN:Interrupted time-series design. SETTING:A company (stair/elevator choice) and a mall (stair/escalator choice). PARTICIPANTS:Employees (n = 5676) and visitors of the mall (n = 12 623). INTERVENTION:An intervention comprising 3 consecutive phases was implemented-(1) footprints leading to the stairs ... Read more >>

Am J Health Promot (American journal of health promotion : AJHP)
[2018, 32(3):527-535]

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"Yes, we can!" review on team confidence in sports.

Katrien Fransen, Niels Mertens, Deborah Feltz, Filip Boen,

During the last decade, team confidence has received more and more attention in the sport psychology literature. Research has demonstrated that athletes who are more confident in their team's abilities exert more effort, set more challenging goals, are more resilient when facing adversities, and ultimately perform better. This article reviews ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Psychol (Current opinion in psychology)
[2017, 16:98-103]

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Short- and long-term effects of a need-supportive physical activity intervention among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomized controlled pilot trial.

Jari Vanroy, Jan Seghers, An Bogaerts, Karlien Devloo, Stijn De Cock, Filip Boen,

<h4>Objective</h4>This pilot trial evaluated the short- and long-term effects of a six-week need-supportive physical activity (PA) intervention among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, on health-related (HbA1c and physical fitness) and behavioral (objectively-measured and self-reported PA) outcomes.<h4>Methods</h4>To support the basic psychological needs for autonomy, relatedness and competence, the intervention included ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2017, 12(4):e0174805]

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