PhD thesis
Muscle activation during isometric and dynamic exercise. PhD Thesis. Manchester Metropolitan University (May 2008) and VU University Amsterdam (June 2008).


Sweegers MG, Altenburg TM, Brug J, May AM, van Vulpen JK, Aaronson  NK, Arbane G, Bohus M, Courneya KS, Daley AJ, Galvão DA, Garrod R, Griffith KA, van Harten WH, Hayes S, Herrero F, Kersten MJ, Lucia A, McConnachie A, van Mechelen W, Mutrie N, Newton RU, Nollet F, Potthoff K, Schmidt ME, Schmitz KH, Schulz KH, Sonke GS, Steindorf K, Stuiver MM, Taaffe DR, Thorsen L, Twisk JW, Velthuis MJ, Wenzel J, Winters-Stone KM, Wiskemann J, Chin A Paw MJ, Buffart LM (2018). Effects and moderators of exercise on muscle strength, muscle function and aerobic fitness in patients with cancer: a meta-analysis of individual patient data. Accepted for publication in Br J Sports Med.

Van Ekris E, Solomon-Moore E, Chinapaw MJM, Jago R, Altenburg TM (2018). Child- and parent-related correlates of total and prolonged sedentary time in 5- to 6-year-old children. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 15(9).

Van Ekris E, Chinapaw MJM, Rotteveel J, Altenburg TM (2018). Do young people ever sit still? Variations in accelerometer counts, muscle activity and heart rate across various sedentary activities in youth. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 15(5).

Kist-van Holthe J, Blom T, Melchers L, Janga-Jansen A, van Kanten T, Luinstra-Passchier M, Altenburg T, HiraSing R, Chinapaw M (2018). Stabilization of the obesity epidemic and increasing thinness in children in Caribbean Bonaire. BMC Pediatrics 18(1):168.

Chinapaw M, Klakk H, Møller NC, Andersen LB, Altenburg T, Wedderkopp N (2018). Total volume versus bouts: Prospective relationship of physical activity and sedentary time with cardiometabolic risk in children. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Obesity.

Anselma M, Chinapaw MJM, Altenburg TM (2018). Determinants of childhood healthy lifestyle behaviors in a disadvantaged area from a community perspective: a participatory needs assessment. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 31: 15(4).

Kist-van Holthe J, Melchers L, Blom T, Altenburg T, Luinstra-Passchier M, Janga-Jansen A, van Kanten T, Wirix A, Hirasing R, Chinapaw M. Body image: a survey of children in Caribbean Bonaire. BMJ Paediatrics Open 1(1): e000062.

Sweegers MG, Altenburg TM, Chinapaw MJ, Kalter J, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, Courneya KS, Newton RU, Aaronson NK, Jacobsen PB, Brug J, Buffart LM (2018). Which exercise prescriptions improve quality of life and physical function in patients with cancer during and following treatment? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Br J Sports Med 52(8): 505-513.

Verloigne M, Altenburg T, Chinapaw M, Chastin S, Cardon G, De Bourdeaudhuij I (2017). Using a co-creational approach to promote physical activity in adolescent girls with a lower educational level: a case control study. Int J Environ Res Public Health 14(8): E862.

Hidding LH, Altenburg TM, van Ekris E, Chinapaw MJM (2017). Why Do Children Engage in Sedentary Behavior? Child- and Parent-Perceived Determinants. Int J Environ Res and Public Health 14(7).

Tremblay MS, Aubert S, Barnes JD, Saunders TJ, Cardon V, Latimer-Cheung AE, Chastin SFM, Altenburg TM, Chinapaw MJM, and on behalf of the SBRN Terminology Consensus Project Participants (2017). Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) – Terminology Consensus Project process and outcome. Int J Beh Nutr Phys Act 14(1):75

Verloigne M, Ridgers ND, Chinapaw M, Altenburg TM, Bere E, Van Lippevelde W, Cardon G, Brug J, De Bourdeaudhuij I (2017). Patterns of objectively measured sedentary time in 10- to 12-year-old Belgian children: an observational study within the ENERGY project. BMC pediatrics 17(1): 147.

Kornet-van der Aa DA, Altenburg TM, van Randeraard C, Chinapaw MJM (2017). The effectiveness and promising strategies of obesity prevention and treatment programmes among adolescents from disadvantaged backgrounds: a systematic review. Obes Rev 18(5):581-593.

Busch V, Altenburg TM, Harmsen I, Chinapaw MJM (2017). Interventions promoting healthy sleep routines in children aged 4-12 year old: a systematic literature review. Eur J Public Health 27(1): 53-65.

Altenburg TM, Rotteveel J, Serne EH, Chinapaw MJM (2016). Effects of multiple sedentary days on metabolic risk factors in free-living conditions: lessons learned and future recommendations. Front Physiol. 2016; 7:616.

Hidding LM, Altenburg TM, Mokkink LB, Terwee CB, Chinapaw MJM (2016). A systematic review of childhood sedentary behavior questionnaires: what do we know and what’s next? Sports Medicine 47(4): 677-699.

Terwee CB, Mokkink LB, Hidding LM, Altenburg TM, van Poppel MN, Chinapaw MJ (2016). Comment on “Should we reframe how we think about physical activity and sedentary behavior measurement? Validity and reliability considered”. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 13(1): 66.

Altenburg TM, Kist J, Chinapaw MJM (2016). Effectiveness of intervention strategies exclusively targeting reductions in children’s sedentary time: a systematic review of the literature (2016). Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 13(1): 65.

Caro HE, Altenburg TM, Dedding CWM, Chinapaw MJM (2016). Dutch Primary Schoolchildren's Perspectives of Activity-Friendly School Playgrounds: A Participatory Study. Int J Environ Res and Public Health 13(6)

Van Ekris E, Altenburg TM, Singh AS, Proper K, Heijmans M, Chinapaw MJM (2016). An evidence-update on the prospective relationship between childhood sedentary behaviour and biomedical health indicators: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev 17(9): 833-849.

Kist J, Altenburg TM, Chinapaw MJM (2016). Question 1: What is the best strategy to promote water consumption in children? Arch Dis Child 101(1): 107-109.

Altenburg TM, Singh AS, te Velde S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Lien N, Bere E, Molnar D, Jan N, Moreno L, Manios Y, Bringolf-Isler B, Brug H, Chinapaw MJM (2016). Actual and perceived weight status and its association with slimming in 10-12 year old European children: the ENERGY-project. Pediatr Obes [Epub ahead of print].

Altenburg TM, te Velde SJ, Chiu KJ, Moschonis G, Manios Y, de Bourdeaudhuij I, Vik FN, Lien N & Brug J, Chinapaw MJM (2016). Inter-rater reliability of the ENERGY photo-rating instrument for school environments. J Phys Act Health 13(4): 433-439.

Altenburg TM, Chinapaw MJM, Singh AS (2015). Effects of one versus two bouts of moderate intensity physical activity on selective attention during a school morning in Dutch primary schoolchildren: a randomized controlled trial. J Sci Med Sport [Epub ahead of print)

Verloigne M, Ridgers ND, Chinapaw M, Altenburg TM, Brug J, Bere E, Van Lippevelde W, Maes L, Berntsen S, Cardon G, Brug J, De Bourdeaudhuij I (2015). The UP4FUN intervention effect on breaking up sedentary time in 10- to 12-year-old Belgian children: the ENERGY-project. Pediatr Exerc Sci 27: 234-242.

Gebremariam MK, Altenburg TM, Lakerveld J, Andersen LF, Stronks K, Chinapaw MJ, Lien N (2015). Associations between socioeconomic position and correlates of sedentary behavior among youth: a systematic review. Obes Rev 16(11): 988-1000.

Van der Willik E, Altenburg TM, Gadema MG, Vrijkotte T, Kist J (2015). Exclusively breastfed overweight infants are at the same risk of childhood overweight as formula fed overweight infants. Arch Dis Child 100(10): 932-937.

Altenburg TM, Chinapaw MJM (2015). Bouts and breaks in children’s sedentary time: currently used operational definitions. Prev Med 77: 1-3.

Kist-van Holthe J, Bolakhri S, El Hamdi L, Man MW, Tu J, Altenburg TM, Chinapaw MJM (2015). Artificial food colour consumption in school children in the Netherlands. Adv Pediatr Res 2: 5.

Chinapaw MJM, Altenburg TM, Brug, J (2015). Sedentary behaviour and health in children – Evaluating the evidence. Prev Med 70: 1-2.

Altenburg TM, de Niet M, Verloigne M, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Androutsos O, Manios Y, Kovacs E, Bringolf-Isler B, Brug J, Chinapaw MJM (2015). Occurrence and duration of various operational definitions of sedentary bouts and cross-sectional associations with cardiometabolic health indicators: the ENERGY-project. Prev Med 71: 101-106.

Chinapaw, de Niet, Verloigne M, De Bourdeaudhuij I , Brug J, Altenburg TM (2014). From sitting time to sitting pattern: accelerometer data reduction decisions in youth. PLOS ONE 9(11): e111205.

Altenburg TM, Lakerveld J, Nijpels G & Chinapaw MJM (2014). The prospective relationship between sedentary time and cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with an increased cardiometabolic risk – the Hoorn prevention study. Int J Beh Nutr Phys Act 11(1): 90.

Chinapaw MJM, Altenburg TM, van Eijsden M, Gemke JBJ & Vrijkotte TGM (2014). Screen time and cardiometabolic function in Dutch 5 year olds: The ABCD-study. BMC Public Health 14(1): 933.

Yildirim M, Schoeni A, Singh AS, Altenburg TM, Brug J, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Kovacs E, Bringolf B, Manios Y & Chinapaw M (2014). Weather and physical activity and sedentary time in European 10-12yr olds: the ENERGY-project. J Phys Act Health 11(2): 419-425.

Altenburg TM, Rotteveel J, Salmon J, Dunstan D & Chinapaw MJM (2013). The effect of interrupting prolonged sitting time with short, hourly, moderate-intensity cycling bouts on cardiometabolic risk factors in healthy young adults. J Appl Physiol 115: 1751-1756.  

Talma H, Chinapaw MJM, Terwee C & Hirasing R & Altenburg TM (2013). Reliability and validity of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to estimate body fat mass in children (4-18 years). Obes Rev. 14, 895-905.

Altenburg TM, Chinapaw MJM, van der Knaap ETW, Brug J, Manios Y & Singh AS (2013). Longer sleep, slimmer kids – the ENERGY-project. PLOS ONE 8(3):e59522.

Altenburg TM, de Kroon ML, Renders CM, Hirasingh R & Chinapaw MJM (2013). TV time but not computer time is associated with cardiometabolic risk in Dutch young adults. PLOS ONE 8(2): e57749.

Altenburg TM, Singh AS, van Mechelen W, Brug J & Chinapaw MJM (2012). Direction of the association between body fatness and self-reported screen time in Dutch adolescents. Int J Beh Nutr Phys Act 9:4.

Altenburg TM, Hofsteenge GH, Weijs PJM, Delemarre-van de Waal HA and Chinapaw MJM (2012). Self-reported screen time and metabolic risk in obese adolescents. PLOS ONE 7(12): e53333.

Chinapaw MJM, Yildirim M, Altenburg TM, Singh A, Kovacs E, Molnar D & Brug J (2012). Sedentary behaviour and metabolic indicators in European 10-12 yr olds. PLOS ONE 7(5): e36657.

Altenburg TM, de Haan A, Verdijk PWL, van Mechelen W and de Ruiter CJ (2009). Vastus lateralis single motor unit EMG at the same absolute torque production at different knee angles. J Appl Physiol 107: 80-89.

Altenburg TM, de Ruiter CJ, Verdijk PWL, van Mechelen W and de Haan A (2008). Vastus lateralis surface and single motor unit electromyography during shortening, lengthening and isometric contractions corrected for mode-dependent differences in force-generating capacity. ACTA Physiol 196: 315-328.

Altenburg TM, de Ruiter CJ, Verdijk PWL, van Mechelen W and de Haan A (2008). Vastus lateralis surface and single motor unit EMG following submaximal shortening and lengthening contractions. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33: 1086-1095.

Altenburg TM, Degens H, van Mechelen W, Sargeant AJ and de Haan A (2007). Recruitment of single muscle fibres during submaximal cycling exercise. J Appl Physiol 103: 1752-1756.

Voermans NC, Altenburg TM, Hamel BC, de Haan A and van Engelen BG (2007). Reduced quantitative muscle function in tenascin-X deficient Ehlers-Danlos patients. Neuromuscul Disord 17: 597-602.

Rittweger J, Gerrits K, Altenburg T, Reeves N, Maganaris C and de Haan A (2006). Bone adaptation to altered loading after spinal cord injury: a study of bone and muscle strength. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 6: 269-276.