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Impact of a social network-based intervention promoting diabetes self-management in socioeconomically deprived patients: a qualitative evaluation of the intervention strategies.

Vissenberg C, Stronks K, Nijpels G, Uitewaal PJ, Middelkoop BJ, Kohinor MJ, Hartman MA, Nierkens V.

BMJ Open. 2016 Apr 13;6(4):e010254. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010254.


The Uptake of Screening for Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes by Means of Glycated Hemoglobin versus the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test among 18 to 60-Year-Old People of South Asian Origin: A Comparative Study.

van Valkengoed IG, Vlaar EM, Nierkens V, Middelkoop BJ, Stronks K.

PLoS One. 2015 Aug 28;10(8):e0136734. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136734. eCollection 2015.


Smoking cessation behavioural therapy in disadvantaged neighbourhoods: an explorative analysis of recruitment channels.

Benson FE, Nierkens V, Willemsen MC, Stronks K.

Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2015 Jul 31;10:28. doi: 10.1186/s13011-015-0024-3.


Socioeconomic inequalities in smoking in The Netherlands before and during the Global Financial Crisis: a repeated cross-sectional study.

Benson FE, Kuipers MA, Nierkens V, Bruggink JW, Stronks K, Kunst AE.

BMC Public Health. 2015 May 6;15:469. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1782-6.


Diabetes risk reduction in overweight first degree relatives of type 2 diabetes patients: effects of a low-intensive lifestyle education program (DiAlert) A randomized controlled trial.

Heideman WH, de Wit M, Middelkoop BJ, Nierkens V, Stronks K, Verhoeff AP, Snoek FJ.

Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Apr;98(4):476-83. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.12.008. Epub 2015 Jan 3.


Wanting to attend isn't just wanting to quit: why some disadvantaged smokers regularly attend smoking cessation behavioural therapy while others do not: a qualitative study.

Benson FE, Stronks K, Willemsen MC, Bogaerts NM, Nierkens V.

BMC Public Health. 2014 Jul 7;14:695. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-695.


Risk perception is not associated with attendance at a preventive intervention for type 2 diabetes mellitus among South Asians at risk of diabetes.

Vlaar EM, Nierkens V, Nicolaou M, Middelkoop BJ, Stronks K, van Valkengoed IG.

Public Health Nutr. 2015 Apr;18(6):1109-18. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014001086. Epub 2014 Jun 10.


Is channel segmentation necessary to reach a multiethnic population with weight-related health promotion? An analysis of use and perception of communication channels.

Hartman MA, Nierkens V, Cremer SW, Verhoeff A, Stronks K.

Ethn Health. 2015;20(2):194-208. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2014.907388. Epub 2014 Apr 22.


Effectiveness of cultural adaptations of interventions aimed at smoking cessation, diet, and/or physical activity in ethnic minorities. a systematic review.

Nierkens V, Hartman MA, Nicolaou M, Vissenberg C, Beune EJ, Hosper K, van Valkengoed IG, Stronks K.

PLoS One. 2013 Oct 7;8(10):e73373. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073373. eCollection 2013. Review.


Intensive lifestyle intervention in general practice to prevent type 2 diabetes among 18 to 60-year-old South Asians: 1-year effects on the weight status and metabolic profile of participants in a randomized controlled trial.

Admiraal WM, Vlaar EM, Nierkens V, Holleman F, Middelkoop BJ, Stronks K, van Valkengoed IG.

PLoS One. 2013 Jul 22;8(7):e68605. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068605. Print 2013.


[Cultural diversity in diet and obesity].

Nicolaou M, Nierkens V, Middelkoop BJ.

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2013;157(18):A5807. Review. Dutch.


Development of a diabetes prevention program for Surinamese South Asians in the Netherlands.

Nicolaou M, Vlaar E, van Valkengoed I, Middelkoop B, Stronks K, Nierkens V.

Health Promot Int. 2014 Dec;29(4):680-91. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dat018. Epub 2013 Apr 5.


Screening South Asians for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes: (1) comparing oral glucose tolerance and haemoglobin A1c test results and (2) comparing the two sets of metabolic profiles of individuals diagnosed with these two tests.

Vlaar EM, Admiraal WM, Busschers WB, Holleman F, Nierkens V, Middelkoop BJ, Stronks K, van Valkengoed IG.

BMC Endocr Disord. 2013 Feb 25;13:8. doi: 10.1186/1472-6823-13-8.


DiAlert: a prevention program for overweight first degree relatives of type 2 diabetes patients: results of a pilot study to test feasibility and acceptability.

Heideman WH, de Wit M, Middelkoop BJ, Nierkens V, Stronks K, Verhoeff AP, Snoek FJ.

Trials. 2012 Sep 27;13:178. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-13-178.


Feasibility and effectiveness of a targeted diabetes prevention program for 18 to 60-year-old South Asian migrants: design and methods of the DH!AAN study.

Vlaar EM, van Valkengoed IG, Nierkens V, Nicolaou M, Middelkoop BJ, Stronks K.

BMC Public Health. 2012 May 23;12:371. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-371.


Reach and effectiveness of a community program to reduce smoking among ethnic Turkish residents in Rotterdam, the Netherlands: a quasi-experimental design.

Nierkens V, Kunst AE, De Vries H, Voorham TA, Stronks K.

Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Jan;15(1):112-20. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nts096. Epub 2012 Apr 27.


The DISC (Diabetes in Social Context) Study-evaluation of a culturally sensitive social network intervention for diabetic patients in lower socioeconomic groups: a study protocol.

Vissenberg C, Nierkens V, Uitewaal PJ, Geraci D, Middelkoop BJ, Nijpels G, Stronks K.

BMC Public Health. 2012 Mar 19;12:199. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-199.


DiAlert: a lifestyle education programme aimed at people with a positive family history of type 2 diabetes and overweight, study protocol of a randomised controlled trial.

Heideman WH, Nierkens V, Stronks K, Middelkoop BJ, Twisk JW, Verhoeff AP, de Wit M, Snoek FJ.

BMC Public Health. 2011 Sep 30;11:751. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-751.


Why play an active role? A qualitative examination of lay citizens' main motives for participation in health promotion.

Fienieg B, Nierkens V, Tonkens E, Plochg T, Stronks K.

Health Promot Int. 2012 Sep;27(3):416-26. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dar047. Epub 2011 Sep 6.

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