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  1. The workplace has been identified as a promising setting for health promotion, and many worksite health promotion programmes have been implemented in the past years. Research has mainly focused on the effectiv...

    Authors: Suzan JW Robroek, Frank J van Lenthe, Pepijn van Empelen and Alex Burdorf
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:26
  2. The prevalence and level of overweight in childhood is rapidly increasing. One potential contributor to the rise in overweight is a decline in physical activity (PA). The purpose of this study was to compare l...

    Authors: Benedicte Deforche, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Eva D'hondt and Greet Cardon
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:25
  3. Computer-tailored written nutrition interventions have been shown to be more effective than non-tailored materials in changing diet, but continued research is needed. Your Healthy Life/Su Vida Saludable (YHL-S...

    Authors: Kim M Gans, Patricia M Risica, Leslie O Strolla, Leanne Fournier, Usree Kirtania, David Upegui, Julie Zhao, Tiffiney George and Suddhasatta Acharyya
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:24
  4. The threats posed by the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity on public health have been widely acknowledged. Several population groups, which deserve special attention because of their higher prevalenc...

    Authors: Amika S Singh, Mai JM Chinapaw, Johannes Brug, Stef PJ Kremers, Tommy LS Visscher and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:23

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:40

  5. Among youth, participation in extracurricular physical activities at school and organised physical activities in the community is associated with higher physical activity levels. The objective was to determine...

    Authors: Mathieu Bélanger, Katherine Gray-Donald, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Gilles Paradis, Jennifer Hutcheon, Katerina Maximova and James Hanley
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:22
  6. Physical activity (PA) is one of the most important factors for improving population health, but no standardised systems exist for international surveillance. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire ...

    Authors: Adrian Bauman, Fiona Bull, Tien Chey, Cora L Craig, Barbara E Ainsworth, James F Sallis, Heather R Bowles, Maria Hagstromer, Michael Sjostrom and Michael Pratt
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:21
  7. Theoretically, increased levels of physical activity self-efficacy (PASE) should lead to increased physical activity, but few studies have reported this effect among youth. This failure may be at least partial...

    Authors: Russell Jago, Tom Baranowski, Kathy Watson, Christine Bachman, Janice C Baranowski, Debbe Thompson, Arthur E Hernández, Elizabeth Venditti, Tara Blackshear and Esther Moe
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:20
  8. This study sought to integrate perceived and built environmental and individual factors into the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) model to better understand adolescents' physical activity.

    Authors: Ralph Maddison, Steven Vander Hoorn, Yannan Jiang, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Daniel Exeter, Enid Dorey, Chris Bullen, Jennifer Utter, David Schaaf and Maria Turley
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:19
  9. This pilot study evaluated the feasibility (recruitment, retention, adherence and satisfaction) and preliminary efficacy of a 12-week website and email-linked counselling intervention on physical activity behavio...

    Authors: Tanis Liebreich, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Kerry S Courneya and Normand Boulé
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:18
  10. The purpose of this study is to compare self-reported time (by questionnaire) and objectively measured time (by accelerometer) spent on physical activity at moderate (MPA) and vigorous intensity (VPA) in subgr...

    Authors: Sander M Slootmaker, Albertine J Schuit, Marijke JM Chinapaw, Jacob C Seidell and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:17
  11. In the ProActive Trial an intensive theory-based intervention program was no more effective than theory-based brief advice in increasing objectively measured physical activity among adults at risk of Type 2 diabe...

    Authors: Wendy Hardeman, Ann Louise Kinmonth, Susan Michie and Stephen Sutton
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:16
  12. Time spent outdoors is positively associated with physical activity and has been suggested as a proxy for physical activity of children. The role of children's independence in physical activity and time spent ...

    Authors: Li Ming Wen, James Kite, Dafna Merom and Chris Rissel
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:15
  13. Parents directly influence children's physical activity and nutrition behaviors and also dictate the physical and social environments that are available to their children. This paper summarizes the development...

    Authors: Michelle A Ihmels, Greg J Welk, Joey C Eisenmann and Sarah M Nusser
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:14
  14. Forming implementation intentions (specifying when, where and how to act) has been proposed as a potentially effective and inexpensive intervention, but has mainly been studied in controlled settings for strai...

    Authors: Emely De Vet, Anke Oenema, Paschal Sheeran and Johannes Brug
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:11
  15. To determine the feasibility of recruiting and retaining young adults in a brief behavioral weight loss intervention tailored for this age group, and to assess the preliminary efficacy of an intervention that ...

    Authors: Jessica Gokee-LaRose, Amy A Gorin and Rena R Wing
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:10
  16. Changes in body image and subjective well-being variables (e.g. self-esteem) are often reported as outcomes of obesity treatment. However, they may, in turn, also influence behavioral adherence and success in ...

    Authors: António L Palmeira, David A Markland, Marlene N Silva, Teresa L Branco, Sandra C Martins, Cláudia S Minderico, Paulo N Vieira, José T Barata, Sidónio O Serpa, Luis B Sardinha and Pedro J Teixeira
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:9
  17. This study examines the relationship of neighbourhood environment factors with walking and total health enhancing physical activity.

    Authors: Patrick Bergman, Andrej M Grjibovski, Maria Hagströmer, James F Sallis and Michael Sjöström
    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:8
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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