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Rolf Jakob is currently the Head of research at Health Fitness & Sport. The research is focused on: -Obesity Rehabilitation and lifestyle changes in a multidisciplinary setting. -Quality of life improvement for individuals and an aging population. - Sport Psychology to improve performance of individuals as well top athletes, executive managers, musicians, artists and professionals. -Transferring our research into realistic and applicable programs of training, coaching and consulting. The most recent publication is 'LONG-TERM, SUSTAINED, LIFESTYLE-INDUCED WEIGHT LOSS IN SEVERE OBESITY: THE GET-ReAL PROGRAM.'
To study the long-term effectiveness of a patient-centered, multidisciplinary lifestyle intervention treatment in patients medically eligible for bariatric surgery. Using a case-control study design, we compared treatment results for 98 adults (mean body mass index [BMI], 44.2 kg/m(2)) with the outcomes of 148 controls (mean BMI, 43.0 kg/m(2)) rece...
Introduction: Disappointing long-term results from medical treatment have led to the increasing application of bariatric surgery in class 3 obesity (CL3OB). We report continuing results from our behavior modification program, which aims to provide an alternative for surgery. Methods: 95 adults with CL3OB or CL2OB with major obesity-related complic...
Older people can use advance information to prepare a subset of finger responses. It is debated, however, whether aging affects the preparation of finger responses on two hands (between-hands preparation) more strongly than the preparation of finger responses on one hand (within-hands preparation). The present study examined the role of temporal un...