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Publications

Peer-reviewed publications since 2006

  1. Gussenhoven AHM, Singh AS, Goverts ST, van Til M, Anema JR, Kramer SE. A process evaluation of implementing a vocational enablement protocol for employees with hearing difficulties in clinical practice. Int J of Audiology 2015;54:507-17.

  2. Manios Y, Moschonis G, Karatzi K,  Androutsos O, Chinapaw M, Moreno L, Bere E, Molnar D, Jan N, Dössengger A, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Singh AS, Brug J . Large proportions of overweight and obese children, as well as their parents, underestimate children's weight status across Europe. The ENERGY (EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth) project. Public Health Nutr. 2015;18:2183-90

  3. Uijtdewilligen L, Peeters GMEE, van Uffelen JGZ, Twisk JWR, Singh AS, Brown WJ. Determinants of physical activity in a cohort of young adult women. Who is at risk of inactive behaviour? Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2015;18:49-55.

  4. van Nassau F, Singh AS, van Mechelen W, Brug J, Chinapaw M. Implementation evaluation of school-based obesity prevention programmes in youth; how, what and why? Public Health Nutr. 2014 Dec 10:1-4.

  5. Fernández-Alvira JM, Te Velde SJ, Singh A, Jiménez-Pavón D, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Bere E, Manios Y, Kovacs E, Jan N, Moreno LA, Brug J. Parental modeling, education and children's sports and TV time: the ENERGY-project. Prev Med. 2015 Jan;70:96-101.

  6. van Nassau, Singh AS, Cerin E, Salmon J, van Mechelen W, Brug J, Chinapaw JM. The Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT) cluster controlled implementation trial: intervention effects and mediators and moderators of adiposity and energy balance-related behaviours. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014 11:158.

  7. van Nassau F, Singh AS, van Mechelen W, Brug J, Paw MJMCA. In Preparation of the Nationwide Dissemination of the School-Based Obesity Prevention Program DOiT: Stepwise Development Applying the Intervention Mapping Protocol. Journal of School Health 2014;84:481-92.

  8. Fernández-Alvira JM, Te Velde SJ, Singh A, Jiménez-Pavón D, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Bere E, Manios Y, Kovacs E, Jan N, Moreno LA, Brug J. Parental modeling, education and children's sports and TV time: The ENERGY-project. Prev Med. 2015 Jan;70C:96-101

  9. Te Velde SJ, Singh A, Chinapaw M, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Jan N, Kovacs E, Bere E, Vik FN, Bringolf-Isler B, Manios Y, Moreno L, Brug J. Energy Balance Related Behaviour: Personal, Home- and Friend-Related Factors among Schoolchildren in Europe Studied in the ENERGY-Project. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 5;9(11):e111775.

  10. Uijtdewilligen L, Singh AS, Chinapaw MJ, Koppes LL, van Mechelen W, Twisk JW. Number and appraisal of daily hassles and life events in young adulthood: the association with physical activity and screen time: a longitudinal cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2014 Oct 13;14:1067.

  11. Rebholz CE, Chinapaw MJ, van Stralen MM, Bere E, Bringolf B, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Jan N, Kovacs E, Maes L, Manios Y, Moreno L, Singh AS, Brug J, te Velde SJ. Agreement between parent and child report on parental practices regarding dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours: the ENERGY cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health. 2014 Sep 5;14:918. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-918.

  12. van Nassau F, Singh AS, van Mechelen W, Brug J, Chinapaw MJ. Body mass index, waist circumference and skin-fold thickness in 12- to 14-year-old Dutch adolescents: differences between 2003 and 2011. Pediatr Obes. 2014 Jul 7.

  13. Brug J, Uijtdewilligen L, van Stralen MM, Singh AS, Chinapaw MJ, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Lien N, Bere E, Maes L, Fernández-Alvira JM, Jan N, Kovacs E, Dössegger A, Manios Y, te Velde SJ. Differences in beliefs and home environments regarding energy balance behaviors according to parental education and ethnicity among schoolchildren in Europe: the ENERGY cross sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2014 Jun 17;14:610.

  14. Uijtdewilligen L, Twisk JW, Singh AS, Chinapaw MJ, van Mechelen W, Brown WJ. Biological, socio-demographic, work and lifestyle determinants of sitting in young adult women: a prospective cohort study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014 Jan 24;11(1):7.

  15. Akbulut G, Yildirim M, Sanlier N, van Stralen MM, Acar-Tek N, Bilici S, Brug J, de Meij JS, Gezmen-Karadag M, Koksal E, Oenema A, Singh AS, Te Velde SJ, Yildiran H, Chinapaw MJ. Comparison of energy balance-related behaviours and measures of body composition between Turkish adolescents in Turkey and Turkish immigrant adolescents in the Netherlands. Public Health Nutr. 2013 Dec 16:1-8.

  16. van Nassau F, Singh AS, van Mechelen W, Paulussen TG, Brug J, Chinapaw MJ. Exploring facilitating factors and barriers to the nationwide dissemination of a Dutch school-based obesity prevention program "DOiT": a study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 19;13(1):1201.

  17. Uijtdewilligen L, Twisk JW, Chinapaw MJ, Koppes LL, van Mechelen W, Singh AS. Longitudinal Person-Related Determinants of Physical Activity in Young Adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Sep 12.

  18. Fernández-Alvira JM, Te Velde SJ, Jiménez-Pavón D, Manios Y, Singh A, Moreno LA, Brug J. Can ethnic background differences in children's body composition be explained by differences in energy balance-related behaviors? A mediation analysis within the energy-project. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 15;8(8):e71848.

  19. Yildirim M, Singh AS, te Velde SJ, van Stralen MM, MacKinnon DP, Brug J, van Mechelen W, Chinapaw MJM. Mediators of Longitudinal Changes in Measures of Adiposity in Teenagers Using Parallel Process Latent Growth Modeling Obesity 2013 March.

  20. Buffart LM, Singh AS, van Loon EC, Vermeulen HI, Brug J, Chinapaw MJ. Physical activity and the risk of developing lung cancer among smokers: A meta-analysis. J Sci Med Sport. 2013 Mar 22.

  21. Altenburg TM, Chinapaw MJ, van der Knaap ET, Brug J, Manios Y, Singh AS. Longer Sleep - Slimmer Kids: The ENERGY-Project. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e59522.

  22. Yildirim M, Schoeni A, Singh AS, Altenburg T, Brug J, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Kovacs E, Bringolf B, Manios Y, Chinapaw M. Daily Variations in Weather and the Relationship with Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in European 10-12yr olds: The ENERGY-Project. J Phys Act Health. 2013 Jan 30.

  23. Fernández-Alvira JM, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Singh AS, Vik FN, Manios Y, Kovacs E, Jan N, Brug J, Moreno LA. Clustering of energy balance-related behaviors and parental education in European children: the ENERGY-project. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013 Jan 15;10(1):5.

  24. Janssen EH, Singh AS, van Nassau F, Brug J, van Mechelen W, Chinapaw MJ. Test-retest reliability and construct validity of the DOiT (Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers) questionnaire: measuring energy balance-related behaviours in Dutch adolescents. Public Health Nutr. 2012 Dec 10:1-10.

  25. Jensen JD, Bere E, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Jan N, Maes L, Manios Y, Martens MK, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Singh AS, te Velde S, Brug J. Micro-level economic factors and incentives in Children's energy balance related behaviours - findings from the ENERGY European cross-section questionnaire survey. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012 Nov 21;9:136.

  26. Singh AS, Chinapaw MJ, Uijtdewilligen L, Vik FN, van LW, Fernandez-Alvira JM et al. Test-retest reliability and construct validity of the ENERGY-parent questionnaire on parenting practices, energy balance-related behaviours and their potential behavioural determinants: the ENERGY-project. BMC Res Notes 2012; 5:434.

  27. Singh AS, Uijtdewilligen L, Twisk JW, van Mechelen W, Chinapaw MJ. Physical activity is not related to performance at school-reply. Author response. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Jul 1;166(7):678-9.

  28. Chinapaw MJ, Yildirim M, Altenburg TM, Singh AS, Kovacs E, Molnar D et al. Objective and self-rated sedentary time and indicators of metabolic health in Dutch and Hungarian 10-12 year olds: the ENERGY-Project. PLoS One 2012; 7(5):e36657.

  29. Altenburg TM, Singh AS, van Mechelen W, Brug J, Chinapaw MJ. Direction of the association between body fatness and self-reported screen time in Dutch adolescents. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012; 24;9(1):4

  30. Brug J, van Stralen MM, Chinapaw,MJ, de Bourdeaudhuij I, Lien N, Bere E, Singh AS, Maes L, Moreno L, Jan N, Kovacs E, Lobstein T, Manios Y, te Velde SJ. Differences in weight status and energy-balance related behaviours according to ethnic background among adolescents in seven countries in Europe: the ENERGY-project. Pediatr Obes 2012; 7(5):399-411.

  31. Brug J, van Stralen MM, Te Velde SJ, Chinapaw MJ, de Bourdeaudhuij I, Lien N, Bere E, Maskini V, Singh AS, Maes L, Moreno L, Jan N, Kovacs E, Lobstein T, Manios Y. Differences in weight status and energy-balance related behaviors among schoolchildren across Europe: the ENERGY-project. PLoS One 2012; 7(4):e34742.

  32. Singh AS, Uijtdewilligen L, Twisk JWR, van Mechelen W, Chinapaw M. Physical activity and performance at school: a systematic review, including a methodological quality assessment. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012; 166(1):49-55.

  33. Singh AS, Vik FN, Chinapaw MJ, Uijtdewilligen L, Verloigne M, Fernandez-Alvira JM, Stomfai S, Manios Y, Martens M, Brug J. Test-retest reliability and construct validity of the ENERGY-child questionnaire on energy balance-related behaviours and their potential determinants: the ENERGY-project. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011; 9;8(1):136.

  34. Uijtdewilligen, Singh AS, Twisk JWR, Koppes LLJ, van Mechelen W, Chinapaw MJM. Adolescent predictors of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour at age 42: The Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study (AGAHLS) Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2011, 8:107 

  35. Uijtdewilligen L, Nauta J, Singh AS, van Mechelen W, Twisk JW, van der Horst K, Chinapaw MJ. Determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in young people: a review and quality synthesis of prospective studies. Br J Sports Med 2011; 45(11):869-905.

  36. Chinapaw MJ, Proper KI, Brug J, van Mechelen W, Singh AS. Relationship between young peoples' sedentary behaviour and biomedical health indicators: a systematic review of prospective studies. Obes Rev 2011; 2011;12(7):e621-32.

  37. Proper KI, Singh AS, van Mechelen W, Chinapaw MJ. Author response. Am J Prev Med 2011; 40(6):e34.

  38. Proper KI, Singh AS, van Mechelen W, Chinapaw MJ. Sedentary behaviors and health outcomes among adults: a systematic review of prospective studies. Am J Prev Med 2011; 40(2):174-82.

  39. van Stralen MM, te Velde S, Singh AS, de Bourdeaudhuij I, Martens MK, van der Sluis M, Manios Y, Grammatikaki E, Chinapaw MJM, Maes L, Bere E, Jensen J, Moreno L, Jan N, Molnar D, Moore H, Brug J. EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth (ENERGY) project: Design and methodology of the ENERGY cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health 2011; 11:65.

  40. Brug J, te Velde S, Chin A Paw MJM, Bere E, de Bourdeaudhuij I, Moore H, Maes L, Jensen J, Manios Y, Lien N, Klepp KI, Lobstein T, Martens M, Salmon J, Singh AS. Evidence-based development of school-based and family-involved prevention of overweight across Europe: The ENERGY-project's design and conceptual framework. BMC Public Health 2010; 10:276.

  41. Veitch J, Singh AS, van Stralen MM, van Mechelen W, Brug J, Chinapaw MJ. Reduction in sugar-sweetened beverages is not associated with more water or diet drinks. Public Health Nutr 2010; 1-6.

  42. Tak NI, te Velde SJ, Singh AS, Brug J. The effects of a fruit and vegetable promotion intervention on unhealthy snacks during mid-morning school breaks: results of the Dutch Schoolgruiten Project. J Hum Nutr Diet 2010; 23, 609-615.

  43. Runhaar  J, Collard DC, Singh AS, Kemper HC, van Mechelen W, Chinapaw M. Motor fitness in Dutch youth: Differences over a 26-year period (1980 – 2006). J Sci Med Sport 2010;13(3):323-8.

  44. Singh AS, Chinapaw MJ, Brug J, Kremers SP, Visscher TL, van Mechelen W. Correction: Ethnic differences in BMI among Dutch adolescents: what is the role of screen viewing, active commuting to school, and consumption of soft drinks and high-caloric snacks? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2009; 6(1):40.

  45. Singh AS, Chinapaw MJM, Brug J, Van Mechelen W. Process evaluation of a school-based weight gain prevention program: the Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT). Health Educ Res 2009; 24(5):772-7.

  46. Singh AS, Chinapaw MJ, Brug J, Kremers SP, Visscher TL, van MW. Correction: Ethnic differences in BMI among Dutch adolescents: what is the role of screen viewing, active commuting to school, and consumption of soft drinks and high-caloric snacks? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2009; 21(6):23.          

  47. Singh AS, Chinapaw MJM, Brug J, Van Mechelen W. Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers: Effectiveness of a School-Based Program on Body Composition and Behavior. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009; 163(4):309-317.

  48. de Bruijn GJ, Kremers SP, Singh AS, van den Putten B, van Mechelen W. Adult active transportation: adding habit strength to the theory of planned behavior. Am J Prev Med 2009; 36(3):189-194

  49. Singh AS, Mulder C, Twisk JWR., van Mechelen W, Chin A Paw MJM. Tracking of childhood overweight into adulthood: a systematic review of the literature. Obes Rev 2008; 9(5):474-88.

  50. Chin A Paw MJ, Singh AS, Brug J, van Mechelen W. Why did soft drink consumption decrease but screen time not? Mediating mechanisms in a school-based obesity prevention program.Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2008; 11;5(1):41.

  51. Hume C, Singh AS, Brug J, van Mechelen W, Chin A Paw MJ. Dose-response associations between screen time and overweight among youth. Int J Pediatr Obes; 2008 Jun 26:1-4.

  52. Singh AS, Chin A Paw MJ, Brug J, van Mechelen W. Short-term Effects of School-Based Weight Gain Prevention Among Adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007; 161(6):565-571.

  53. van der Horst K, Kremers S, Ferreira I, Singh A, Oenema A, Brug J. Perceived parenting style and practices and the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by adolescents. Health Educ Res 2007; 22(2):295-304.

  54. Singh AS, Chin A Paw JM, Kremers SP, Visscher TL, Brug J, van Mechelen W. Design of the Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (NRG-DOiT): Systematic development, implementation and evaluation of a school-based intervention aimed at the prevention of excessive weight gain in adolescents. BMC Public Health 2006; 6(1):304.

  55. Singh AS, Chin A Paw JM, Bosscher RJ, van Mechelen W. Cross-sectional relationship between physical fitness components and functional performance in older persons living in long-term care facilities. BMC Geriatr 2006; 6:4.