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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918703/patterns-and-predictors-of-change-in-moderate-to-vigorous-physical-activity-over-time-in-multiple-sclerosis
#1
Rachel E Klaren, Jeffer E Sasaki, Edward McAuley, Robert W Motl
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is common in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), but there is very little known about the pattern and predictors of changes in physical activity over time. PURPOSE: This study examined changes in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) over a 30-month time period and the demographic and clinical predictors of such changes in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). METHODS: 269 persons with MS wore an accelerometer for a 7-day period and completed a demographic/clinical scale every 6 months over a 30-month period...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918702/are-immigrants-more-physically-active-than-native-born-australians-and-does-it-changes-over-time-evidence-from-nationally-representative-longitudinal-survey
#2
Suresh Joshi, Santosh Jatrana, Yin Paradies
BACKGROUND: We investigated the differences and over time changes in recommended physical activity among foreign-born (FB) from English speaking countries (ESC) and non-English speaking countries (NESC) relative to native-born (NB) Australians, and whether the association between nativity and duration of residence (DoR) and physical activity is mediated by English language proficiency, socio-economic status and social engagement/membership. METHODS: This study applies multilevel group-mean-centred mixed (hybrid) logistic regression models to twelve waves of longitudinal data (12,634 individuals) from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey with engagement in physical activities for more than three times a week as the outcome variable...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918700/the-associations-between-urbanicity-and-physical-activity-and-sitting-time-in-mexico
#3
Maria E Hermosillo-Gallardo, Russell Jago, Simon J Sebire
BACKGROUND: Approximately 17.4% of people in Mexico self-report physical activity levels below the World Health Organization's guidelines and an average sedentary time of 16 hours per day.1 Low physical activity has been associated with non-communicable disease risk factors and previous research suggests that urbanicity might be an important determinant of physical activity. The aim of this study was to measure urbanicity in Mexico and assess if it is associated with physical activity and sitting time...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918699/validation-of-questionnaire-assessed-physical-activity-in-comparison-with-objective-measures-using-accelerometers-and-physical-performance-measures-among-community-dwelling-adults-aged-%C3%A2-85-years-in-tokyo-japan
#4
Yuko Oguma, Yusuke Osawa, Michiyo Takayama, Yukiko Abe, Shigeho Tanaka, I-Min Lee, Yasumichi Arai
BACKGROUND: To date, there is no physical activity (PA) questionnaire with convergent and construct validity for the oldest-old. The aim of the present study was to investigate the validity of questionnaire-assessed PA in comparison with objective measures determined by uniaxial and triaxial accelerometers and physical performance measures in the oldest-old. METHODS: Participants were 155 elderly (mean age 90 years) who were examined at the university and agreed to wear an accelerometer for 7 days in the 3-year-follow-up survey of the Tokyo Oldest-Old Survey of Total Health...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918698/associations-between-physical-activity-and-depressive-symptoms-by-weight-status-among-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-results-from-diabetes-miles-australia
#5
Melinda J Craike, Kylie Mosely, Jessica L Browne, Frans Pouwer, Jane Speight
BACKGROUND: To examine associations between physical activity (PA) and depressive symptoms among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (Type 2 DM), and whether associations varied according to weight status. METHODS: Diabetes MILES - Australia is a national survey of adults with diabetes, focused on behavioral and psychosocial issues. Data from 705 respondents with Type 2 DM were analyzed, including: demographic and clinical characteristics, PA (IPAQ-SF), depressive symptoms (PHQ-9), and BMI (self-reported height and weight)...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918697/psychosocial-and-friend-influences-on-objective-sedentary-behavior-and-screen-time-a-mixed-methods-analysis
#6
Jeanette M Garcia, Alen Agaronov, John R Sirard, Diane Whaley, David J Rice, Arthur Weltman
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behavior (SB) increases throughout adolescence, and is associated with adverse health outcomes. PURPOSE: Examine psychosocial and friend influences on SB and screen time in adolescents using a mixed-methods design. METHODS: 108 middle and high school students wore accelerometers to measure objective SB, completed screen time and psychosocial questionnaires, and nominated friends to complete activity questionnaires. Focus groups centered around influences on SB behavior...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918695/sedentary-time-physical-activity-and-executive-function-in-a-longitudinal-study-of-youth
#7
Erick E Wickel
BACKGROUND: This study examined associations between sedentary time, physical activity (PA), and executive function among youth participating in the Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. METHODS: >: Sedentary time and PA (light, moderate, vigorous, and moderate-to-vigorous (MVPA)) were objectively assessed at 9 and 15 yrs, while executive function (inhibition, working memory, and fluid intelligence) were assessed at 15 yrs. Regression models were used to examine associations...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918688/racial-ethnic-and-income-differences-in-obesity-among-older-adults-the-role-of-leisure-time-physical-activity-and-neighborhood-social-cohesion
#8
Chia-Yuan Yu
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the associations among social cohesion, physical activity, and obesity in older adults. This study explored the influences of social cohesion and leisure-time physical activity on obesity in older adults, and tested whether these relationships varied by race/ethnicity and income level. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of adults in the 2013 National Health Interview Study (NHIS) who were over 65 years of age (N=7714) was used...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918686/utility-of-surveillance-research-to-inform-physical-activity-policy-an-exemplar-from-canada
#9
Cora L Craig, Christine A Cameron, Adrian Bauman
BACKGROUND: There are several well-known risk factor monitoring systems, but few examples of comprehensive surveillance systems designed specifically to inform physical activity (PA) policy. This paper examines the utility of Canada`s Physical Activity and Sport Monitoring System in guiding policy and practice. METHODS: Indicators were determined in conjunction with government, non-governmental associations and academics. Serial measures were collected from representative population (telephone interviews, n=4,000-11,000) and setting-based (postal surveys, n=1,425-4,304) surveys...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918685/physical-education-policies-and-practices-in-california-private-secondary-schools
#10
David Kahan, Thomas L McKenzie
BACKGROUND: Physical education (PE) is mandated in most states, but few studies of PE in private schools exist. METHODS: We assessed selected PE policies and practices in private secondary schools (grades 6-12) in California using a 15-item questionnaire related to school characteristics and their PE programs. RESULTS: Responding schools (n=450; response rate, 33.8%) were from 37 counties. Most were coeducational (91.3%) and had a religious affiliation (83%)...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918684/racial-ethnic-differences-in-the-associations-between-physical-activity-and-sleep-duration-a-population-based-study
#11
Rosenda Murillo, Maya J Lambiase, Bonny J Rockette-Wagner, Andrea M Kriska, Jeffrey P Haibach, Rebecca C Thurston
BACKGROUND: This study examined associations between physical activity (recreational, non-recreational) and sleep duration among a nationally representative diverse sample of U.S. adults. METHODS: We used cross-sectional data from 9,205 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2012 participants aged 20-65 years who identified as White, Black, or Hispanic. Activity (i.e., recreation, occupation, and transportation activity) was categorized into quartiles...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918683/influence-of-habitual-physical-activity-during-late-pregnancy-on-the-duration-of-labor
#12
Yuki Kondo, Ryuichi Sawa, Aoi Ebina, Masayo Takada, Hiromi Fujii, Yoko Okuyama, Yuko Tanikawa, Kaoru Souke, Rei Ono
BACKGROUND: Physical activity during pregnancy has numerous benefits, but the influence on the duration of labor is unclear. We investigated the influence of habitual physical activity during late pregnancy on the duration of labor, with consideration of previous delivery experience and the stage of labor. METHODS: This prospective study included 103 women (48 nulliparous, 55 multiparous) in late pregnancy. Habitual physical activity was evaluated using the Baecke physical activity questionnaire (BQ)...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775484/levels-and-patterns-of-objectively-measured-physical-activity-and-sedentary-time-in-four-year-old-swedish-children
#13
Daniel Berglind, Lena Hansson, Per Tynelius, Finn Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Levels of physical activity (PA) affect health already at four years of age. The aims of this study were to describe levels and patterns of PA and sedentary time (ST) in a sample of four-year-old Swedish children and to assess the number of children achieving PA guidelines throughout the week. METHODS: Data from 540 four-year old children enrolled in the population-based PRIMROSE trial was used. PA was measured for a period of one week by the Actigraph GT3X+ accelerometer...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775480/how-self-objectification-impacts-physical-activity-among-adolescent-girls-in-costa-rica
#14
Rafael Monge-Rojas, Tamara Fuster-Baraona, Carlos Garita-Arce, Marta Sánchez-López, Uriyoán Colon-Ramos, Vanessa Smith-Castro
BACKGROUND: In Latin America, more than 80% of adolescent girls are physically inactive. Inactivity may be reinforced by female stereotypes and objectification in the Latin American sociocultural context. METHODS: We examined the influence of objectification on the adoption of an active lifestyle among 192 adolescents (14 -17 y/old) from urban and rural areas in Costa Rica. Analyses of 48 focus-groups sessions were grounded in Objectification Theory. RESULTS: Vigorous exercises were gender-typed as masculine while girls had to maintain an aesthetic appearance at all times...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775479/park-use-and-physical-activity-among-mostly-low-to-middle-income-minority-parents-and-their-children
#15
Anna E Greer, Brianna Castrogivanni, Richard Marcello
BACKGROUND: Limited research has examined park use and physical activity among economically and ethnically diverse families. This study fills that gap. METHODS: Parents (n=326) completed a questionnaire about their park use (yes/no, parks visited, reasons for non-use) and physical activity (Godin Leisure Time questionnaire). Geographical Information Systems was used to calculate the distance from respondents' home address to their nearest park. The number of activity features (e...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775475/defining-and-measuring-active-play-among-young-children-a-systematic-review
#16
Stephanie Truelove, Leigh M Vanderloo, Patricia Tucker
BACKGROUND: Many young children are not meeting the Canadian physical activity guidelines. In an effort to change this, the term "active play" has been used to promote increased physical activity levels. Within this young cohort, physical activity is typically achieved in the form of active play behaviour. The current study aimed to review and synthesize the literature to identify key concepts used to define and describe active play among young children. A secondary objective was to explore the various methods adopted for measuring active play...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775473/physical-activity-in-older-adults-in-relation-to-place-of-residence-and-coexistent-chronic-diseases
#17
Joanna Kostka, Tomasz Kostka, Ewa Borowiak
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to assess the physical activity (PA) and its determinants of older people living in the three different environments. METHODS: Three equal (n=693 each) groups of individuals aged ≥65 years living in urban, rural and institutional environments took part in this study. PA was measured by the Seven-Day Recall PA Questionnaire (energy expenditure - PA-EE) and the Stanford Usual Activity Questionnaire (health-related behaviors - PA-HRB)...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775472/exploring-attitudes-perceived-norms-and-personal-agency-insights-into-theory-based-messages-to-encourage-park-based-physical-activity-in-low-income-urban-neighborhoods
#18
Lisa Groshong, Sonja A Wilhelm Stanis, Andrew T Kaczynski, J Aaron Hipp, Gina M Besenvi
BACKGROUND: Public parks hold promise for promoting population-level PA, but studies show a significant portion of park use is sedentary. Past research has documented the effectiveness of message-based strategies for influencing diverse behaviors in park settings and for increasing PA in non-park contexts. Therefore, to inform message-based interventions (e.g., point-of-decision prompts) to increase park-based PA, the purpose of this study was to elicit insights about key attitudes, perceived norms, and personal agency that affect park use and park-based PA in low-income urban neighborhoods...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775471/evaluation-of-a-shelter-based-diet-and-physical-activity-intervention-for-homeless-adults
#19
Darla E Kendzor, Marlyn Allicock, Michael S Businelle, Lona F Sandon, Kelley Pettee Gabriel, Summer G Frank
BACKGROUND: The current study evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of a diet and physical activity intervention for homeless adults. METHODS: Shelter residents (N = 32) were randomly assigned to a 4-week diet and physical activity intervention (n = 17) or an assessment-only control group (n = 15). Intervention participants received tailored educational newsletters, pedometers with step goals, and twice daily fruit/vegetable snacks. Key measures included 24-hour dietary recall interviews and accelerometer-measured moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA)...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775470/the-association-between-sedentary-behavior-and-cognitive-function-among-older-adults-may-be-attenuated-with-adequate-physical-activity
#20
Meghan K Edwards, Paul D Loprinzi
OBJECTIVE: Examine the independent association of sedentary behavior and cognitive function in older adults, as well as whether or not physical activity attenuates this potential association. METHODS: Data from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used (N=2,472 adults 60-85 yrs). Sedentary behavior was subjectively assessed and the Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST) was employed to assess cognitive function. RESULTS: Among an unadjusted and an adjusted model not accounting for physical activity, only 5+ hrs/day (vs...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
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