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  1. Prior research has found that television viewing is associated with poor diet quality, though little is known about its long-term impact on diet, particularly during adolescence. This study examined the associ...

    Authors: Daheia J Barr-Anderson, Nicole I Larson, Melissa C Nelson, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer and Mary Story

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  2. Obesity prevention interventions through dietary and physical activity change have generally not been effective. Limitations on possible program effectiveness are herein identified at every step in the mediati...

    Authors: Tom Baranowski, Ester Cerin and Janice Baranowski

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

    Content type: Research

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  3. Physical inactivity is recognised as a public health concern within children and interventions to increase physical activity are needed. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effect of a school-base...

    Authors: Trish Gorely, Mary E Nevill, John G Morris, David J Stensel and Alan Nevill

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  4. Many youth physical activity interventions have minimal effect. To design better interventions we need to understand more about the factors that influence youth activity. Application of self-determination theo...

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

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  5. The European pedometer-based "10,000 Steps Ghent" whole community intervention for 228,000 residents was found to be effective in increasing step counts by an average of 896 steps/day in a sub-sample of adults...

    Authors: Katrien De Cocker, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Wendy Brown and Greet Cardon

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  6. Children's independent mobility has fallen in recent years and may in part explain reported declines in physical activity in young people. This cross-sectional study investigated whether independent mobility i...

    Authors: Angie S Page, Ashley R Cooper, Pippa Griew, Laura Davis and Melvyn Hillsdon

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  7. People with a low socioeconomic status (SES) are more likely to be physically inactive than their higher status counterparts, however, the mechanisms underlying this socioeconomic gradient in physical inactivi...

    Authors: Carlijn BM Kamphuis, Frank J van Lenthe, Katrina Giskes, Martijn Huisman, Johannes Brug and Johan P Mackenbach

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  8. The purpose of this study was to show how participation in leisure-time physical activity changes between ages 13 to 23, and to what extent engaging in specific types of sports tracks into young adulthood.

    Authors: Lise Kjønniksen, Torbjørn Torsheim and Bente Wold

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:69

    Content type: Research

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  9. Television (TV) watching is the most common leisure activity in the United States. Few studies of adults have described the relationship between TV and health behaviors such as physical activity, diet, and bod...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Meyer, Kelly R Evenson, David J Couper, June Stevens, Mark A Pereria and Gerardo Heiss

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:68

    Content type: Research

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  10. The health benefits of physical activity for children are well established. Although objective measures of physical activity are increasingly used there is still a lack of adequate data on physical activity in...

    Authors: Lisa R Purslow, Claire Hill, Jenny Saxton, Kirsten Corder and Jane Wardle

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:67

    Content type: Research

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  11. Physical activity and small screen recreation are two modifiable behaviours associated with childhood obesity and the development of chronic health problems. Parents and preschool staff shape behaviour habits ...

    Authors: Genevieve M Dwyer, Joy Higgs, Louise L Hardy and Louise A Baur

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:66

    Content type: Research

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  12. The home and neighborhood environments may be important in obesity prevention by virtue of food availability, food preparation, cues and opportunities for physical activity, and family support. To date, little...

    Authors: Michelle C Kegler, Cam Escoffery, Iris Alcantara, Denise Ballard and Karen Glanz

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:65

    Content type: Research

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  13. Recognizing the growing childhood overweight problem, a number of school-based strategies, including policy approaches, have been proposed and are being implemented to address the problem considering the amoun...

    Authors: Jamie F Chriqui, Michael Tynan, Tanya Agurs-Collins and Louise C Mâsse

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:64

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. Although point-of-purchase calorie labeling at restaurants has been proposed as a strategy for improving consumer food choices, a limited number of studies have evaluated this approach. Likewise, little resear...

    Authors: Lisa J Harnack, Simone A French, J Michael Oakes, Mary T Story, Robert W Jeffery and Sarah A Rydell

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:63

    Content type: Research

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  15. The benefits of community-based health programs are widely recognized. However, research examining factors related to community leaders' characteristics and roles in implementation is limited.

    Authors: Rebecca A Seguin, Ruth Palombo, Christina D Economos, Raymond Hyatt, Julia Kuder and Miriam E Nelson

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:62

    Content type: Research

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  16. Aerobic physical activity (PA) and resistance training are paramount in the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes (T2D), but few studies have examined the determinants of both types of exercise in the sa...

    Authors: Ronald C Plotnikoff, Kerry S Courneya, Linda Trinh, Nandini Karunamuni and Ronald J Sigal

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:61

    Content type: Research

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  17. Interest in soft drink consumption has increased following a dramatic rise in intake over recent years. Research to date has focused primarily on general trends in consumption or on understanding the mechanism...

    Authors: Claire Sweetman, Jane Wardle and Lucy Cooke

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:60

    Content type: Short paper

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  18. Few studies have investigated the specific effect of single intervention components in randomized controlled trials. The purpose was to investigate the effect of adding group-based diet and exercise counsellin...

    Authors: Ulla Toft, Lis Kristoffersen, Steen Ladelund, Lars Ovesen, Cathrine Lau, Charlotta Pisinger, Lisa von Huth Smith, Knut Borch-Johnsen and Torben Jørgensen

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:59

    Content type: Research

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  19. Food- and activity-related establishments are increasingly viewed as neighbourhood resources that potentially condition health-related behaviour. The primary objective of the current study was to establish, us...

    Authors: Catherine Paquet, Mark Daniel, Yan Kestens, Karine Léger and Lise Gauvin

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:58

    Content type: Research

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  20. Prospective studies linking social factors to long term patterns of physical activity are lacking. In this 22 year longitudinal study, we seek to identify long term patterns of involvement in leisure time phys...

    Authors: Tracie A Barnett, Lise Gauvin, Cora L Craig and Peter T Katzmarzyk

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:57

    Content type: Research

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  21. Accurate assessment is required to assess current and changing physical activity levels, and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions designed to increase activity levels. This study systematically revie...

    Authors: Stéphanie A Prince, Kristi B Adamo, Meghan E Hamel, Jill Hardt, Sarah Connor Gorber and Mark Tremblay

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:56

    Content type: Review

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  22. Home food inventories provide an efficient method for assessing home food availability; however, few are validated. The present study's aim was to develop and validate a home food inventory that is easily comp...

    Authors: Jayne A Fulkerson, Melissa C Nelson, Leslie Lytle, Stacey Moe, Carrie Heitzler and Keryn E Pasch

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:55

    Content type: Methodology

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  23. Regular self-weighing has been a focus of attention recently in the obesity literature. It has received conflicting endorsement in that some researchers and practitioners recommend it as a key behavioral strat...

    Authors: Jeffrey J VanWormer, Simone A French, Mark A Pereira and Ericka M Welsh

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:54

    Content type: Review

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  24. Sustainable lifestyle modification strategies are needed to address obesity and cardiovascular risk factors. Intensive, individualised programs have been successful, but are limited by time and resources. We h...

    Authors: Tahna L Pettman, Gary MH Misan, Katherine Owen, Kate Warren, Alison M Coates, Jonathan D Buckley and Peter RC Howe

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:53

    Content type: Methodology

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  25. Patient preference for group assignment may affect outcomes in unblinded trials but few studies have attempted to understand such preferences. The purpose of the present study was to examine factors associated...

    Authors: Kerry S Courneya, Robert D Reid, Christine M Friedenreich, Karen Gelmon, Caroline Proulx, Jeffrey K Vallance, Donald C McKenzie and Roanne J Segal

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:52

    Content type: Research

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  26. Eating away from home has increased in prevalence among US adults and now comprises about 50% of food expenditures. Calorie labeling on chain restaurant menus is one specific policy that has been proposed to h...

    Authors: Lisa J Harnack and Simone A French

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:51

    Content type: Review

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  27. Previous research has documented the positive effects of family meals on the dietary quality of adolescents. The objective of the current study is to examine associations between frequency of family meals and ...

    Authors: Jennifer Utter, Robert Scragg, David Schaaf and Cliona Ni Mhurchu

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:50

    Content type: Research

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  28. The Children's Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (CEBQ) is a parent-report measure designed to assess variation in eating style among children. In the present study we translated the CEBQ and examined its factor ...

    Authors: Ester FC Sleddens, Stef PJ Kremers and Carel Thijs

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:49

    Content type: Research

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  29. Several school-based fruit and vegetable interventions include activities to involve parents, but not much is know about the effectiveness of such a family component on child and parent intake levels. The curr...

    Authors: Saskia J Te Velde, Marianne Wind, Carmen Perez-Rodrigo, Knut-Inge Klepp and Johannes Brug

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:48

    Content type: Research

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  30. The school has been identified as a key arena for physical activity promotion for young people. Effective change of physical activity behaviour requires identification of consistent and modifiable correlates. ...

    Authors: Ellen Haug, Torbjørn Torsheim and Oddrun Samdal

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:47

    Content type: Research

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  31. Evidence has shown that physical activity may attenuate the negative physical, psychological and functional effects of treatment in women diagnosed with breast cancer. Physical activity levels also decline sub...

    Authors: Amanda J Daley, Sarah J Bowden, Daniel W Rea, Lucinda Billingham and Amtul R Carmicheal

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:46

    Content type: Short paper

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  32. This paper presents a Compendium of Energy Expenditures for use in scoring physical activity questionnaires and estimating energy expenditure levels in youth.

    Authors: Kate Ridley, Barbara E Ainsworth and Tim S Olds

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:45

    Content type: Methodology

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  33. Recent systematic reviews have suggested that pedometers may be effective motivational tools to promote walking. However, studies tend to be of a relatively short duration, with small clinical based samples. F...

    Authors: Graham Baker, Stuart R Gray, Annemarie Wright, Claire Fitzsimons, Myra Nimmo, Ruth Lowry and Nanette Mutrie

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:44

    Content type: Research

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  34. Environmental characteristics may be associated with patterns of physical activity in general or with particular types of physical activity such as active travel (walking or cycling for transport). However, mo...

    Authors: David Ogilvie, Richard Mitchell, Nanette Mutrie, Mark Petticrew and Stephen Platt

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:43

    Content type: Research

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  35. Lack of regular physical activity and consequent sub-optimal bone mass acquisition in youth has been implicated as a primary cause of adult-onset osteoporosis. IMPACT was a behavioral theory-based 1 1/2 year r...

    Authors: Desiree Jones, Deanna M Hoelscher, Steven H Kelder, Albert Hergenroeder and Shreela V Sharma

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:42

    Content type: Research

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  36. The purpose of this paper was to investigate whether perceived sports competence mediates the relationship between childhood motor skill proficiency and subsequent adolescent physical activity and fitness.

    Authors: Lisa M Barnett, Philip J Morgan, Eric van Beurden and John R Beard

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:40

    Content type: Research

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  37. This secondary analysis investigated the extent and pattern of one-year tracking of pedometer-determined physical activity in people who relocated within the same metropolitan area (T1: baseline and T2: post-r...

    Authors: Catrine Tudor-Locke, Billie Giles-Corti, Matthew Knuiman and Gavin McCormack

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:39

    Content type: Research

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  38. There is overwhelming evidence of the benefits of physical activity and the physical environment is increasingly recognized as a promising determinant of physical activity participation. The influence of the e...

    Authors: Adewale L Oyeyemi, Babatunde OA Adegoke, Adetoyeje Y Oyeyemi and Bukola M Fatudimu

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:38

    Content type: Research

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  39. Although physical activity is recognised to be an important determinant of health and nutritional status, few instruments have been developed to assess physical activity in developing countries. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Carl K Lachat, Roosmarijn Verstraeten, Le Nguyen Bao Khanh, Maria Hagströmer, Nguyen Cong Khan, Nguyen Do Anh Van, Nguyen Quang Dung and Patrick W Kolsteren

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:37

    Content type: Research

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  40. Physical Activity Across the Curriculum (PAAC) is a 3-year elementary school-based intervention to determine if increased amounts of moderate intensity physical activity performed in the classroom will diminis...

    Authors: Cheryl A Gibson, Bryan K Smith, Katrina D DuBose, J Leon Greene, Bruce W Bailey, Shannon L Williams, Joseph J Ryan, Kristin H Schmelzle, Richard A Washburn, Debra K Sullivan, Matthew S Mayo and Joseph E Donnelly

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:36

    Content type: Research

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  41. Television viewing and physical inactivity are independently associated with risk of obesity. However, how the combination of multiple leisure-time sedentary behaviours (LTSB) and physical activity (LTPA) may ...

    Authors: Takemi Sugiyama, Genevieve N Healy, David W Dunstan, Jo Salmon and Neville Owen

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:35

    Content type: Research

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  42. Many youth fail to meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity. Walking and cycling, forms of active travel, have the potential to contribute significantly towards overall physical activity levels. R...

    Authors: Jenna R Panter, Andrew P Jones and Esther MF van Sluijs

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:34

    Content type: Review

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  43. A primary aim of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort study is to examine the association between total physical activity levels (comprising occupational, household an...

    Authors: Anne E Cust, Ben J Smith, Josephine Chau, Hidde P van der Ploeg, Christine M Friedenreich, Bruce K Armstrong and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:33

    Content type: Research

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  44. Environmental characteristics may be associated with patterns of physical activity. However, the development of instruments to measure perceived characteristics of the local environment is still at a comparati...

    Authors: David Ogilvie, Richard Mitchell, Nanette Mutrie, Mark Petticrew and Stephen Platt

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:32

    Content type: Research

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  45. To assess relationships between characteristics of the home environment and preschool children's physical activity and dietary patterns.

    Authors: Nicola J Spurrier, Anthea A Magarey, Rebecca Golley, Fiona Curnow and Michael G Sawyer

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:31

    Content type: Research

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  46. In epidemiological research, physical activity is usually assessed by questionnaires. Questionnaires are suitable for large study populations since they are relatively inexpensive and not very time consuming. ...

    Authors: Emmy M Hertogh, Evelyn M Monninkhof, Evert G Schouten, Petra HM Peeters and Albertine J Schuit

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:30

    Content type: Research

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  47. This study investigated the construct validity of a computerised self-assessment tool to measure psychological, social and environmental influences of young peoples' physical activity. First, analyses of the m...

    Authors: Yngvar Ommundsen, Angie Page, Po-Wen Ku and Ashley R Cooper

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:29

    Content type: Research

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  48. Although per capita crime has generally fallen over the period which coincides with the obesity epidemic, it has not fallen uniformly across communities. It also has not fallen enough to allay fears on the par...

    Authors: H Shelton Brown III, Adriana Pérez, Gita G Mirchandani, Deanna M Hoelscher and Steven H Kelder

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:28

    Content type: Research

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  49. The high prevalence of depression in women is an increasing public health concern. Although studies have found associations between physical activity (PA) and depression, little is known about the optimal doma...

    Authors: Megan Teychenne, Kylie Ball and Jo Salmon

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:27

    Content type: Research

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