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Scientific publications

Lakerveld J, Glonti K, Rutter H. (2016) Individual and contextual correlates of obesity-related behaviours and obesity: the SPOTLIGHT project. Obesity Reviews. 17 S1:5-8. Link

Rutter H, Glonti K, Lakerveld J. (2016) The way ahead: where next for research into obesogenic environments? Obesity Reviews. 17 S1:108-9. Link

Mackenbach JD, Lakerveld J, van Lenthe FJ, Kawachi I, McKee M, Compernolle S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Glonti K, Feuillet T, Oppert J-M, Nijpels G, Brug J. (2016) Neighbourhood social capital: measurement issues and associations with health outcomes. Obesity Reviews. 17 S1:96-107. Link

Glonti K, Mackenbach JD, Gordeev VS, Compernolle S, Feuillet T, Roda C, Charreire H, Oppert J-M, Lakerveld J, Bárdos H, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Brug J, McKee M, Rutter H. (2016) Psychosocial environment: definitions, measures and associations with weight status – a systematic review. Obesity Reviews. 17 S1:81-95. Link

Mackenbach JD, Lakerveld J, van Lenthe FJ, Teixeira PJ, Compernolle S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Charreire H, Oppert J-M, Bárdos H, Glonti K, Rutter H, McKee M, Nijpels G, Brug J. (2016) Interactions of individual perceived barriers and neighbourhood destinations with obesity-related behaviours in Europe. Obesity Reviews. 17 S1:68-80. Link

Lakerveld J, Mackenbach JD, Horvath E, Rutters F, Compernolle S, Bárdos H, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Charreire H, Rutter H, Oppert J-M, McKee M, Brug J. (2016) The relation between sleep duration and sedentary behaviours in European adults. Obesity Reviews. 17 S1:62-7. Link

Mertens L, Compernolle S, Gheysen F, Deforche B, Brug J, Mackenbach JD, Lakerveld J, De Bourdeaudhuij. (2016) Perceived environmental correlates of cycling for transport among adults in five regions of Europe. Obesity Reviews. 17 S1:53-61. Link

Feuillet T, Charreire H, Roda C, Ben-Rebah M, Mackenbach JD, Compernolle S, Glonti K, Bárdos H, Rutter H, De Bourdeaudhuij I, McKee M, Brug J, Lakerveld J, Oppert J-M. (2016) Neighbourhood typology based on virtual audit of environmental obesogenic characteristics. Obesity Reviews. 17 S1:19-30. Link

Mackenbach JD, Lakerveld J, van Lenthe FJ, Bárdos H, Glonti K, Compernolle S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Oppert J-M, Roda C, Rutter H, Brug J, Nijpels G. (2016) Exploring why residents of socioeconomically deprived neighbourhoods have less favourable perceptions of their neighbourhood environment than residents of wealthy neighbourhoods. Obesity Reviews. 17 S1:42-52. Link

Roda C, Charreire H, Feuillet T, Mackenbach J, Compernolle S, Glonti K, Ben Rebah M, Bárdos H, Rutter H, McKee M, De Bourdeaudhij I, Brug J, Lakerveld J, Oppert J-M. (2016) Mismatch between perceived and objectively measured environmental obesogenic features in European neighbourhoods. Obesity Reviews.17 S1:31-41. Link

Charreire H, Feuillet T, Roda C, Mackenbach JD, Compernolle S, Glonti K, Bárdos H, Le Vaillant M, Rutter H, McKee M, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Brug J, Lakerveld J, Oppert J-M. (2016) Self-defined residential neighbourhoods: size variations and correlates across five European urban regions. Obesity Reviews. S1:9-18. Link

Compernolle S, Oppert J-M, Mackenbach JD, Lakerveld J, Charreire H, Glonti K, Bárdos H, Rutter H, De Cocker K, Cardon G, De Bourdeaudhuij I. (2016) Mediating role of energy-balance related behaviors in the association of neighborhood socio-economic status and residential area density with BMI: the SPOTLIGHT study. Preventive Medicine. 86:84-91.

Lakerveld J, Ben Rebah M, Mackenbach JD, Charreire H, Compernolle S, Glonti K, Bardos H, Rutter H, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Brug J, Oppert J-M. (2015) Obesity-related behaviours and BMI in five urban regions across Europe: sampling design and results from the SPOTLIGHT cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open Link

Teixeira PJ, Carraça EV, Marques MM, Rutter H, Oppert J-M, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Lakerveld J, Brug J. (2015) Successful behavior change in obesity interventions in adults: A systematic review of self-regulation mediators. BMC Medicine. 13:84. Link

Gubbels JS, Mathisen FKSM, Samdal O, Lobstein T, Kohl LFM, Leversen I, Lakerveld J, Kremers SPJ, van Assema P. (2015) The assessment of ongoing community-based interventions to prevent obesity: lessons learned. BMC Public Health. 15:216 Link

Bethlehem JR, Mackenbach JD, Ben Rebah M, Compernolle S, Glonti, Bardos H, Rutter, HR, Charreire H, Oppert J-M, Brug J, Lakerveld J. The SPOTLIGHT Virtual Audit Tool: A valid and reliable tool to assess obesogenic characteristics of the built environment. International Journal of Health Geographics. 16;13(1):52. Link

Compernolle S, De Cocker K, Lakerveld J, Mackenbach JD, Nijpels G, Oppert J-M, Rutter H, Texeira PJ, Cardon G, De Bourdeaudhuij I. (2014) A RE-AIM evaluation of evidence-based multi-level interventions to improve obesity-related behaviours in adults: a systematic review (the SPOTLIGHT project). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical activity. 11:147. Link

Mackenbach JD, Rutter H, Compernolle S, Glonti K, Oppert JM, Charreire H, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Brug J, Nijpels G, Lakerveld J. (2014) Obesogenic environments: a systematic review of the association between the physical environment and adult weight status. The SPOTLIGHT project. BMC Public Health. 14:233. Link

Charreire H, Mackenbach JD, Ouasti M, Lakerveld J, Compernolle S, Ben-Rebah M, Mckee M, Brug J, Rutter H, Oppert J-M. (2013) Using remote sensing to define environmental characteristics related to physical activity and dietary behaviours: A systematic review (the SPOTLIGHT project). Health and Place Oct 23;25C:1-9. Link

Lakerveld J, Brug J, Bot S, Teixeira PJ, Rutter H, Woodward E, Samdal O, Stockley L, De Bourdeaudhuij I, van Assema P, Robertson A, Lobstein T, Oppert JM, Ádány R, Nijpels G. (2012). Sustainable prevention of obesity through integrated strategies: The SPOTLIGHT project's conceptual framework and design. BMC Public Health 12:793. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-793. Link