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Changes in weight, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and dietary intake during the transition to higher education: a prospective study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, February 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
Changes in weight, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and dietary intake during the transition to higher education: a prospective study
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12966-015-0173-9
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Authors

Benedicte Deforche, Delfien Van Dyck, Tom Deliens, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

Abstract

The transition to higher education involves a significant life change and might be accompanied with less healthy behaviours. However, the only longitudinal study that spanned the period from high school to college/university was limited to self-reported weight. Other studies assessed objective weight, but only at the start of the first semester at college/university and used retrospective questionnaires to asses health behaviours in high school. This study investigated changes in objectively assessed weight and prospective health behaviours during the transition from high school to college/university in Belgian students and examined which health behaviour changes were related to weight change.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 3 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 469 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 93 19%
Student > Master 85 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 33 7%
Researcher 24 5%
Other 79 17%
Unknown 115 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 73 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 64 13%
Sports and Recreations 52 11%
Psychology 48 10%
Social Sciences 32 7%
Other 70 15%
Unknown 139 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 September 2022.
All research outputs
#982,798
of 22,098,729 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#372
of 1,894 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,790
of 231,543 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#1
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