Researcher: Gera Nagelhout

    Co-researcher: Hein de Vries

    Funding: Fonds NutsOhra

    Objective: To develop and evaluate a health behavior change and social network enhancement intervention for low-income households in Apeldoorn who receive care for multiple problems (such as financial debts, domestic violence, psychiatric disorders, and problems related to child care). The focus of the intervention is on stimulating physical activity, healthy nutrition, a larger and better social network, and reducing stress.

    Method: First, qualitative research is performed among the households and their social workers. When the intervention is developed and implemented, the intervention will be tested with a pretest-posttest design and a control group. Additionally, a process evaluation will be performed and a cost-effectiveness study.

    Results: No results are available yet.


    Nagelhout, G. E., Hogeling, L., Spruijt, R., Postma, N., & De Vries, H. (2017). Barriers and facilitators for health behavior change among adults from multi-problem households: A qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, 1229.

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