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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Reviews have reported mixed findings for associations between physical activity and proximity to a range of environmental resources. Initially most studies used self reported proximity, but more are now using ...

    Authors: Sally Macintyre, Laura Macdonald and Anne Ellaway

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:26

    Content type: Research

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  12. Adequate levels of physical activity can assist with weight control efforts, however, only a modest number of national studies have examined the physical activity patterns by weight control status. This articl...

    Authors: Judy Kruger, Michelle M Yore and Harold W Kohl III

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:25

    Content type: Research

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  13. Little is known about how the home environmental supports physical activity and screen media usage. The purpose of this study was to develop and test the reliability and validity of a self-report instrument to...

    Authors: John R Sirard, Melissa C Nelson, Mark A Pereira and Leslie A Lytle

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:24

    Content type: Research

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  14. The contribution of the environment to the obesity epidemic is well recognized. Parents have control over their home environment and can, therefore, support healthy dietary and activity habits in their childre...

    Authors: Maria J Bryant, Dianne S Ward, Derek Hales, Amber Vaughn, Rachel G Tabak and June Stevens

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:23

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. To examine urban Indigenous Australians' knowledge of the current Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG) and identify their preferred sources of assistance or advice regarding physical activity.

    Authors: Alison L Marshall, Julian Hunt and David Jenkins

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  16. To investigate if positive changes or maintenance high scores on potential behavioral determinants of fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake are associated with increased or maintenance favorable levels of F&V intak...

    Authors: Nannah I Tak, Saskia J te Velde and Johannes Brug

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  17. The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between ideological beliefs, perceptions of the importance of health behaviours, health attitudes, food consumption, and Body Mass Index (BMI). A beha...

    Authors: Wei C Wang, Anthony Worsley and Everarda G Cunningham

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  18. Past research has suggested that changes in culture explain the substantial weight gain seen in many immigrant groups with length of residence in the U.S. and across generations of residence in the U.S. Howeve...

    Authors: Yoosun Park, Kathryn M Neckerman, James Quinn, Christopher Weiss and Andrew Rundle

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  19. Physical activity (PA) rates decline precipitously during the high school years and are consistently lower among adolescent girls than adolescent boys. Due to cultural barriers, this problem might be exacerbat...

    Authors: Parvaneh Taymoori, Shamsaddin Niknami, Tanya Berry, David Lubans, Fazloalha Ghofranipour and Anoshirvan Kazemnejad

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  20. This study examines changes in socio-demographic, environmental and intrapersonal factors associated with dog acquisition in non-dog owners at baseline to 12-months follow-up and the effect of dog acquisition ...

    Authors: Hayley E Cutt, Matthew W Knuiman and Billie Giles-Corti

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  21. Policy is frequently identified in the behavioural nutrition and physical activity research literature as a necessary component of effective research and practice. The purpose of this commentary is to promote ...

    Authors: Mark A Lawrence and Heather Yeatman

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:16

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. Worldwide, the prevalence of obesity among children has increased dramatically. Although the etiology of childhood obesity is multifactorial, to date, most preventive interventions have focused on school-aged ...

    Authors: Alison K Ventura and Leann L Birch

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:15

    Content type: Review

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  23. To determine whether the provision of higher levels of compulsory school physical activity is associated with higher physical activity and fitness levels and less overweight in childhood and 20 years later.

    Authors: Verity Cleland, Terence Dwyer, Leigh Blizzard and Alison Venn

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:14

    Content type: Research

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  24. Perceptions of one's environment and functional status have been linked to physical activity in older adults. However, little is known about these associations over time, and even less about the possible media...

    Authors: Katherine S Morris, Edward McAuley and Robert W Motl

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  25. The long-term role that parental encouragement and attitudes about fitness and exercise play in adolescents' physical activity and sedentary behavior habits remains unclear. This paper aims to longitudinally e...

    Authors: Katherine W Bauer, Melissa C Nelson, Kerri N Boutelle and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  26. Low levels of physical activity are characteristic in preschoolers. To effectively promote physical activity, it is necessary to understand factors that influence young children's physical activity. The presen...

    Authors: Greet Cardon, Eveline Van Cauwenberghe, Valery Labarque, Leen Haerens and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  27. The purpose of this paper is to review relationships of academic performance and some of its determinants to participation in school-based physical activities, including physical education (PE), free school ph...

    Authors: François Trudeau and Roy J Shephard

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:10

    Content type: Review

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  28. This study seeks to determine whether perception of weight status among the overweight has changed with the increasing overweight/obesity prevalence.

    Authors: Wendy L Johnson-Taylor, Rachel A Fisher, Van S Hubbard, Pamela Starke-Reed and Paul S Eggers

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  29. The primary objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the effect of active video games on children's physical activity levels.

    Authors: Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Ralph Maddison, Yannan Jiang, Andrew Jull, Harry Prapavessis and Anthony Rodgers

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:8

    Content type: Short paper

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  30. Intention is a key determinant of action. However, there is a gap between intention and behavioural performance that remains to be explained. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify moderators of the ...

    Authors: Steve Amireault, Gaston Godin, Marie-Claude Vohl and Louis Pérusse

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:7

    Content type: Research

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  31. Intermittent monitoring of fruit and vegetable intake at the population level is essential for the evaluation and planning of national dietary interventions. Yet, only a limited number of studies on time trend...

    Authors: Mette Rasmussen, Rikke Krølner, Chalida Mae Svastisalee, Pernille Due and Bjørn Evald Holstein

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  32. Food behaviours, attitudes, environments and knowledge are relevant to professionals in childhood obesity prevention, as are dietary patterns which promote positive energy balance. There is a lack of valid and...

    Authors: Annabelle M Wilson, Anthea M Magarey and Nadia Mastersson

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

    Content type: Research

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  33. To assess the association of obesity with quality of life, health service utilization and physical activity in a large sample of primary care patients with osteoarthritis (OA).

    Authors: Thomas Rosemann, Richard Grol, Katja Herman, Michel Wensing and Joachim Szecsenyi

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:4

    Content type: Research

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  34. Few measures exist to measure the overall home environment for its ability to support physical activity (PA) and healthy eating in overweight children. The purpose of this study was to develop and test the rel...

    Authors: Michelle L Gattshall, Jo Ann Shoup, Julie A Marshall, Lori A Crane and Paul A Estabrooks

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  35. It is well established that the risk of insufficient physical activity is greater in girls than in boys, especially during the adolescent years. The promotion of active transport (AT) to and from school has be...

    Authors: Elizabeth K Duncan, J Scott Duncan and Grant Schofield

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  36. Walking and cycling to school provide a convenient opportunity to incorporate physical activity into an adolescent's daily routine. School proximity to residential homes has been identified as an important det...

    Authors: Norah M Nelson, Eimear Foley, Donal J O'Gorman, Niall M Moyna and Catherine B Woods

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  37. Participation in Walk to School (WTS) programs has grown substantially in the US since its inception; however, no attempt has been made to systematically describe program use or factors associated with impleme...

    Authors: Dianne S Ward, Laura Linnan, Amber Vaughn, Brian Neelon, Sarah L Martin and Janet E Fulton

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:67

    Content type: Research

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  38. Numerous studies have examined the association between the surrounding neighborhood environment and physical activity levels in adolescents. Many of these studies use a road network buffer or Euclidean distanc...

    Authors: Natalie Colabianchi, Marsha Dowda, Karin A Pfeiffer, Dwayne E Porter, Maria João CA Almeida and Russell R Pate

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:66

    Content type: Short paper

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  39. Evidence is growing on the benefit of physical activity to improve well-being following a cancer diagnosis. This study examined changes in physical activity from pre to post diagnosis and explored this relatio...

    Authors: Nancy Humpel and Donald C Iverson

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:65

    Content type: Research

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  40. Immigrant children face an increased risk of being overweight. Little is known about how immigrant families perceive school programs that may help prevent obesity, such as walking to school and school breakfast.

    Authors: H Mollie Greves, Paula Lozano, Lenna Liu, Katie Busby, Jen Cole and Brian Johnston

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:64

    Content type: Research

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  41. Type 2 diabetes disproportionately affects Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Ample evidence shows that regular physical activity (PA) plays an important role in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Evi...

    Authors: Allison M Kirby, Lucie Lévesque, Virgina Wabano and Jennifer Robertson-Wilson

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:63

    Content type: Research

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  42. Accurate measurement of physical activity is a pre-requisite for monitoring population health and for evaluating effective interventions. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) is used as a c...

    Authors: Ralph Maddison, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Yannan Jiang, Stephen Vander Hoorn, Anthony Rodgers, Carlene MM Lawes and Elaine Rush

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:62

    Content type: Research

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  43. The aim of this work was to study the associations of physical activity (PA) and other factors predisposing to overweight, with overweight and central adiposity in children and adolescents.

    Authors: Francisco B Ortega, Jonatan R Ruiz and Michael Sjöström

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:61

    Content type: Research

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  44. While much cross-sectional data is available, there have been few longitudinal investigations of patterns of electronic media use in children. Further, the possibility of a bi-directional relationship between ...

    Authors: Kylie Hesketh, Melissa Wake, Melissa Graham and Elizabeth Waters

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:60

    Content type: Research

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  45. The majority of individuals with type 2 diabetes do not exercise regularly. Pedometer-based walking interventions can help; however, pedometer-based interventions targeting only total daily accumulated steps m...

    Authors: Caroline R Richardson, Kathleen S Mehari, Laura G McIntyre, Adrienne W Janney, Laurie A Fortlage, Ananda Sen, Victor J Strecher and John D Piette

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:59

    Content type: Research

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  46. Household food availability is consistently linked to dietary intake; yet behavioral weight control treatment includes only minimal instruction on how to change the home environment to support dietary goals. T...

    Authors: Amy A Gorin, Hollie A Raynor, Heather M Niemeier and Rena R Wing

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:58

    Content type: Research

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  47. The aim of this paper was to test the goodness of fit of the Attitude – Social influence – self-Efficacy (ASE) model in explaining schoolchildren's intentions to eat fruit and their actual fruit intake in Aust...

    Authors: Camilla Sandvik, Rolf Gjestad, Johannes Brug, Mette Rasmussen, Marianne Wind, Alexandra Wolf, Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Oddrun Samdal and Knut-Inge Klepp

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:57

    Content type: Research

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  48. Environmental factors may influence the particularly low rates of physical activity in African American and low-income adults. This cross-sectional study investigated how measured environmental factors were re...

    Authors: Katie M Heinrich, Rebecca E Lee, Richard R Suminski, Gail R Regan, Jacqueline Y Reese-Smith, Hugh H Howard, C Keith Haddock, Walker S Carlos Poston and Jasjit S Ahluwalia

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:56

    Content type: Research

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  49. Although it is important to investigate how interventions work, no formal mediation analyses have been conducted to explain behavioral outcomes in school-based fat intake interventions in adolescents. The aim ...

    Authors: Leen Haerens, Ester Cerin, Benedicte Deforche, Lea Maes and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:55

    Content type: Research

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  50. Whilst evidence exists for the influence of encouragement on physical activity participation, the diversity of support sources and the type of physical activity examined previously is limited. This study exami...

    Authors: Maea Hohepa, Robert Scragg, Grant Schofield, Gregory S Kolt and David Schaaf

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:54

    Content type: Research

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