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  1. Socioeconomically disadvantaged mothers are at high risk of obesity, yet the aetiology of obesity in this group remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to examine the perceived personal, social an...

    Authors: Abbie MacFarlane, Gavin Abbott, David Crawford and Kylie Ball

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:23

    Content type: Research

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  2. Accurate measurement of the components of physical activity during pregnancy can aid in our understanding of the dose response relationships between physical activity and corresponding perinatal outcomes. The ...

    Authors: Kelly R Evenson and Fang Wen

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  3. This study tested the representativeness of four street segment sampling protocols using the Pedestrian Environment Data Scan (PEDS) in eleven neighborhoods surrounding public housing developments in Houston, ...

    Authors: Tracy E McMillan, Catherine Cubbin, Barbara Parmenter, Ashley V Medina and Rebecca E Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:20

    Content type: Short paper

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  4. Several genetic variants are associated with obesity risk. Promoting the notion of genes as a cause for obesity may increase genetically deterministic beliefs and decrease motivation to engage in healthy lifes...

    Authors: Catharine Wang and Elliot J Coups

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:19

    Content type: Research

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  5. Although neighbourhood environments are often blamed for contributing to rising levels of obesity, current evidence is based predominantly on cross-sectional samples. This study examined associations between o...

    Authors: Anna Timperio, Robert W Jeffery, David Crawford, Rebecca Roberts, Billie Giles-Corti and Kylie Ball

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:18

    Content type: Research

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  6. Independent mobility (IM) and perceptions of the built environment may relate differentially to children's participation in various physical activity contexts. This cross-sectional study investigated whether i...

    Authors: Angie S Page, Ashley R Cooper, Pippa Griew and Russell Jago

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:17

    Content type: Research

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  7. This study aimed to canvass the nature of adolescent-parent interactions about weight, particularly overweight, and to explore ideas of how to foster supportive discussions regarding weight, both in the home a...

    Authors: Vanessa A Shrewsbury, Lesley A King, Libby A Hattersley, Sarah A Howlett, Louise L Hardy and Louise A Baur

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:16

    Content type: Research

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  8. At exercise intensities around ventilatory threshold (VT), the extent to which individuals experience pleasure or displeasure from the exercise varies between individuals. One source of this variability is pro...

    Authors: Elaine A Rose and Gaynor Parfitt

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:15

    Content type: Research

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  9. Longitudinal studies on physical activity patterns around retirement age are scarce and provide divergent findings. Little is known about changes in sedentary behaviour in this context. Our aim was to investig...

    Authors: Mathilde Touvier, Sandrine Bertrais, Hélène Charreire, Anne-Claire Vergnaud, Serge Hercberg and Jean-Michel Oppert

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:14

    Content type: Research

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  10. Limited prevalence data are available for nutrition related health behaviours during pregnancy. This study aimed to assess dietary behaviours during pregnancy among first-time mothers, and to investigate the r...

    Authors: Li Ming Wen, Victoria M Flood, Judy M Simpson, Chris Rissel and Louise A Baur

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:13

    Content type: Research

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  11. Accumulating evidence suggests that fruit and vegetable intake (FVI) plays a protective role against major diseases. Despite this protective role and the obesity pandemic context, populations in Western countr...

    Authors: Laurence Guillaumie, Gaston Godin and Lydi-Anne Vézina-Im

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:12

    Content type: Review

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  12. Children's unstructured outdoor free-play (or active free-play) has the potential to make an important contribution to children's overall physical activity levels. Limited research has, however, examined physi...

    Authors: Jenny Veitch, Jo Salmon and Kylie Ball

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  13. Sedentary behaviors such as TV viewing are associated with childhood obesity, while physical activity promotes healthy weight. The role of the home environment in shaping these behaviors among youth is poorly ...

    Authors: Dori E Rosenberg, James F Sallis, Jacqueline Kerr, Jason Maher, Gregory J Norman, Nefertiti Durant, Sion K Harris and Brian E Saelens

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  14. To investigate the effects of a school-based physical activity-related injury prevention program, called 'iPlay', on risk behavior and neuromotor fitness.

    Authors: Dorine CM Collard, Mai JM Chinapaw, Evert ALM Verhagen, Ingrid Bakker and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  15. Encouraging cycling is an important way to increase physical activity in the community. The Cycling Connecting Communities (CCC) Project is a community-based cycling promotion program that included a range of ...

    Authors: Chris E Rissel, Carolyn New, Li Ming Wen, Dafna Merom, Adrian E Bauman and Jan Garrard

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  16. It is important to engage in regular physical activity in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle however a large portion of the population is insufficiently active. Understanding how different types of motivati...

    Authors: Lindsay R Duncan, Craig R Hall, Philip M Wilson and O Jenny

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  17. Given the decline in physical activity (PA) levels among youth populations it is vital to understand the factors that are associated with PA in order to inform the development of new prevention programs. Many ...

    Authors: Scott T Leatherdale, Steve Manske, Guy Faulkner, Kelly Arbour and Chad Bredin

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:6

    Content type: Research

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  18. Effective advocacy is an important part of efforts to increase population participation in physical activity. Research about effective health advocacy is scarce, however, the health sector can learn from the e...

    Authors: Rosalina Richards, Linda Murdoch, Anthony I Reeder and Marieah Rosenby

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  19. Clinic-based behavioral weight loss programs are effective in producing significant weight loss. A one-size-fits-all approach is often taken with these programs. It may be beneficial to tailor programs based o...

    Authors: Kelly H Webber, Jeanne M Gabriele, Deborah F Tate and Mark B Dignan

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:4

    Content type: Research

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  20. Young women are at high risk for developing depression and participation in physical activity may prevent or treat the disorder. However, the influences on physical activity behaviors of young women with depre...

    Authors: Denise Azar, Kylie Ball, Jo Salmon and Verity J Cleland

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  21. There is growing concern about physical inactivity in adolescents and young adults. Identifying determinants that are associated with low levels of physical activity and with changes in physical activity level...

    Authors: Dorith Zimmermann-Sloutskis, Miriam Wanner, Erwin Zimmermann and Brian W Martin

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:2

    Content type: Research

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  22. Medically treated injuries have been shown to increase with increasing body mass index (BMI). Information is lacking on the frequency and type of injuries and illnesses among overweight and obese adults who en...

    Authors: Carol A Janney and John M Jakicic

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:1

    Content type: Research

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  23. A better understanding of the link between eating behavior and maternal feeding practices with childhood and maternal weight status is of great interest.

    Authors: José Luis Santos, Juliana Kain, Patricia Dominguez-Vásquez, Lydia Lera, Marcos Galván, Camila Corvalán and Ricardo Uauy

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:93

    Content type: Research

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  24. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate costs associated with the online intervention trial, Making Effective Nutritional Choices for Cancer Prevention (MENU), and to connect the findings to the study outcomes.

    Authors: Anna Sukhanova, Debra P Ritzwoller, Gwen Alexander, Josephine H Calvi, Carola Carlier, Jennifer B McClure, Sharon Rolnick and Christine Johnson

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:92

    Content type: Research

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  25. The stability of dietary habits through various life-stages is not well understood. A better understanding of the tracking of diet over time could have implications for health promotion as well as for the plan...

    Authors: Emma Patterson, Julia Wärnberg, John Kearney and Michael Sjöström

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:91

    Content type: Research

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  26. Parents play an important role in the development of children's health behaviors, but less is known about the role of parental encouragement for physical activity (PA) on youth PA behavior and body image satis...

    Authors: Jennifer S Savage, Jennifer M DiNallo and Danielle Symons Downs

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:90

    Content type: Short paper

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  27. This commentary is the concluding piece of a series of papers about the Canadian ParticipACTION initiative. It describes the resurgence of the new ParticipACTION as a national communications initiative in Cana...

    Authors: Adrian Bauman, Nick Cavill and Lawrence Brawley

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:89

    Content type: Commentary

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  28. In late 2007, Canada's ParticipACTION national physical activity mass media campaign was re-launched, with an initial campaign targeting parents of elementary school-aged children. The campaign informed them a...

    Authors: Cora L Craig, Adrian Bauman, Lise Gauvin, Jennifer Robertson and Kelly Murumets

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:88

    Content type: Research

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  29. Evaluation of the original ParticipACTION campaign effects focused on individual awareness, recall, and understanding. Less studied has been the impact such campaigns have had on the broader organizational cap...

    Authors: Guy Faulkner, Cora McCloy, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Adrian Bauman, Larry R Brawley, Karen Chad, Lise Gauvin, John C Spence and Mark S Tremblay

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:87

    Content type: Research

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  30. ParticipACTION is a Canadian physical activity (PA) communications and social marketing organization that was relaunched in 2007 after a six-year hiatus. This study assesses the baseline awareness and capacity...

    Authors: Ronald C Plotnikoff, Ivan Todosijczuk, Guy Faulkner, Michael A Pickering, Susan Cragg, Karen Chad, John C Spence, Mark Tremblay, Cora L Craig, Adrian Bauman, Larry Brawley and Lise Gauvin

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:86

    Content type: Research

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  31. ParticipACTION was a pervasive communication campaign that promoted physical activity in the Canadian population for three decades. According to McGuire's hierarchy-of-effects model (HOEM), this campaign shoul...

    Authors: John C Spence, Lawrence R Brawley, Cora Lynn Craig, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Mark S Tremblay, Adrian Bauman, Guy EJ Faulkner, Karen Chad and Marianne I Clark

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:85

    Content type: Research

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  32. This paper provides a brief overview of the Canadian physical activity communications and social marketing organization "ParticipACTION"; introduces the "new" ParticipACTION; describes the research process lea...

    Authors: Mark S Tremblay and Cora L Craig

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:84

    Content type: Research

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  33. The aim of this study was to explore the working mechanisms of a computer tailored physical activity intervention for older adults with environmental information compared to a basic tailored intervention witho...

    Authors: Maartje M van Stralen, Hein de Vries, Aart N Mudde, Catherine Bolman and Lilian Lechner

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:83

    Content type: Research

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  34. Although physical activity is considered to yield substantial health benefits, the level of physical activity among European teenagers is not sufficient. Adolescence is characterized by a decline in physical a...

    Authors: Femke De Meester, Frank J van Lenthe, Heleen Spittaels, Nanna Lien and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:82

    Content type: Review

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  35. Valid measures of physical activity correlates in preschool children are lacking. This study aimed to assess the validity, factor structure and internal consistency of a maternal questionnaire on potential cor...

    Authors: Alison M McMinn, Esther MF van Sluijs, Nicholas C Harvey, Cyrus Cooper, Hazel M Inskip, Keith M Godfrey and Simon J Griffin

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:81

    Content type: Research

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  36. Non-response and drop-out are problems that are commonly encountered in health promotion trials. Understanding the health-related characteristics of non-participants and drop-outs and the reasons for non-parti...

    Authors: Iris F Groeneveld, Karin I Proper, Allard J van der Beek, Vincent H Hildebrandt and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:80

    Content type: Research

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  37. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate how formative program process evaluation was used to improve dose and fidelity of implementation, as well as reach of the intervention into the target population, i...

    Authors: Dawn K Wilson, Sarah Griffin, Ruth P Saunders, Heather Kitzman-Ulrich, Duncan C Meyers and Leslie Mansard

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:79

    Content type: Research

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  38. Research concerning child's food intake have considered various influencing factors, for example parental feeding strategies, demographic and weight factors. At this time, however, there are few findings that ...

    Authors: Katja Kröller and Petra Warschburger

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:78

    Content type: Research

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  39. The recent increase in childhood obesity is expected to add significantly to the prevalence of chronic diseases. We used multivariate multilevel analysis to examine associations between parks/green space and c...

    Authors: Melissa L Potestio, Alka B Patel, Christopher D Powell, Deborah A McNeil, R Daniel Jacobson and Lindsay McLaren

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:77

    Content type: Research

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  40. Statistical mediation analysis can be used to improve the design of obesity prevention and treatment programs by identifying the possible mechanisms through which an intervention achieved its effects. The aim ...

    Authors: David R Lubans, Philip J Morgan, Clare E Collins, Janet M Warren and Robin Callister

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:76

    Content type: Research

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  41. We investigated the criterion validity of a physical activity index (PAI) derived from socio-demographic variables obtained from convenience samples of rural African women.

    Authors: Ian Cook, Marianne Alberts and Estelle V Lambert

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:75

    Content type: Research

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  42. Three-quarters of 3-6 year-old children in the U.S. spend time in childcare; many spend most of their waking hours in these settings. Daily physical activity offers numerous health benefits, but activity level...

    Authors: Kristen A Copeland, Susan N Sherman, Cassandra A Kendeigh, Brian E Saelens and Heidi J Kalkwarf

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:74

    Content type: Research

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  43. Accurate measurement of physical activity is a pre-requisite to monitor population physical activity levels and design effective interventions. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology offers potential to im...

    Authors: Ralph Maddison and Cliona Ni Mhurchu

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:73

    Content type: Review

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  44. Unhealthy weight control behaviours (UWCB) among adolescents have significant health and weight consequences. The current longitudinal study aimed to identify personal and socio-environmental predictors of ini...

    Authors: Jennifer A Linde, Melanie M Wall, Jess Haines and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:72

    Content type: Research

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  45. With an increasing focus on obesity prevention there is a need for simple, valid tools to assess dietary indicators that may be the targets of intervention programs. The objective of this study was to determin...

    Authors: Cheryl-Ann Bennett, Andrea M de Silva-Sanigorski, Melanie Nichols, Andrew C Bell and Boyd A Swinburn

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:71

    Content type: Research

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  46. This study examined the associations of the perceived and objective environment with adolescent engagement in sports activities and walking and cycling in leisure time. It also explored the degree of agreement...

    Authors: Richard G Prins, Anke Oenema, Klazine van der Horst and Johannes Brug

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:70

    Content type: Research

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  47. Large discrepancies between people's intention to eat a healthy diet and actual dietary behavior indicate that motivation is not a sufficient instigator for healthy behavior. Research efforts to decrease this ...

    Authors: Liesbeth van Osch, Mariëlle Beenackers, Astrid Reubsaet, Lilian Lechner, Math Candel and Hein de Vries

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:69

    Content type: Research

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  48. Studies assessing active commuting to school usually use simple questionnaires, and often is mode of commuting reported with a single questionnaire item only. The purpose of the present study is to report the ...

    Authors: Elling Bere and Line A Bjørkelund

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:68

    Content type: Short paper

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  49. Many children do not meet physical activity guidelines. Parents and friends are likely to influence children's physical activity but there is a shortage of measures that are able to capture these influences.

    Authors: Russell Jago, Kenneth R Fox, Angie S Page, Rowan Brockman and Janice L Thompson

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:67

    Content type: Research

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  50. Correction to Tudor-Locke C, Hart TL, Washington TL: Expected values for pedometer-determined physical activity in older populations. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009, 6:59

    Authors: Catrine Tudor-Locke, Teresa L Hart and Tracy L Washington

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:65

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:59