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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353440/healthy-lifestyle-promotion-in-primary-schools-through-the-board-game-kaledo-a-pilot-cluster-randomized-trial
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Emanuela Viggiano, Alessandro Viggiano, Anna Di Costanzo, Adela Viggiano, Andrea Viggiano, Eleonora Andreozzi, Vincenzo Romano, Claudia Vicidomini, Daniela Di Tuoro, Giuliana Gargano, Lucia Incarnato, Celeste Fevola, Pietro Volta, Caterina Tolomeo, Giuseppina Scianni, Caterina Santangelo, Maria Apicella, Roberta Battista, Maddalena Raia, Ilaria Valentino, Marianna Palumbo, Giovanni Messina, Antonietta Messina, Marcellino Monda, Bruno De Luca, Salvatore Amaro
The board game Kaledo was proven to be effective in improving nutrition knowledge and in modifying dietary behavior in students attending middle and high school. The present pilot study aims to reproduce these results in younger students (7-11 years old) attending primary school. A total of 1313 children from ten schools were recruited to participate in the present study. Participants were randomized into two groups: (1) the treatment group which consisted of playing Kaledo over 20 sessions and (2) the no intervention group...
January 20, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353321/energy-expenditure-of-rugby-players-during-a-14-day-in-season-period-measured-using-doubly-labelled-water
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Deborah R Smith, R F G J King, L C Duckworth, L Sutton, T Preston, J P O'Hara, B Jones
Criterion data for total energy expenditure (TEE) in elite rugby are lacking, which prediction equations may not reflect accurately. This study quantified TEE of 27 elite male rugby league (RL) and rugby union (RU) players (U16, U20, U24 age groups) during a 14-day in-season period using doubly labelled water (DLW). Measured TEE was also compared to estimated, using prediction equations. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) was measured using indirect calorimetry, and physical activity level (PAL) estimated (TEE:RMR)...
January 20, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352837/socio-economic-determinants-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-the-older-polish-population-results-from-the-polsenior-study
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Magdalena Wyskida, Aleksander Owczarek, Aleksandra Szybalska, Aniceta Brzozowska, Irena Szczerbowska, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis, Monika Puzianowska-Kuźnicka, Edward Franek, Małgorzata Mossakowska, Tomasz Grodzicki, Andrzej Więcek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Jerzy Chudek
OBJECTIVE: Numerous studies have reported an association between vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D; 25(OH)D) deficiency and low economic status, lower educational level, drugs exposure, smoking and reduced physical activity. Our study analysed the association between sociodemographic factors and 25(OH)D status in Polish (Caucasian) seniors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study (part of the PolSenior study). Serum 25(OH)D concentration was measured by a solid-phase ELISA method; a standardized questionnaire evaluated educational level, economic status, alcohol consumption, current or past cigarette smoking, physical activity, activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living...
January 21, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352578/a-physiotherapist-led-exercise-and-education-program-for-preventing-recurrence-of-low-back-pain-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial
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Matthew L Stevens, Chung-Wei C Lin, Mark J Hancock, Trish Wisby-Roth, Jane Latimer, Chris G Maher
BACKGROUND: Before beginning a large and complex trial it is considered good practice to run a pilot study to assess the feasibility and acceptability so that quality is maintained and resources are not wasted. OBJECTIVE: To assesses the feasibility and acceptability of procedures for TOPS: Trial Of Prevention Strategies for low back pain. DESIGN: Randomised controlled pilot trial. METHODS: This is a trial of an 8 week, physiotherapist-led group exercise and education program for preventing recurrence of low back pain (LBP) in those recently recovered from LBP...
September 1, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352280/leisure-time-physical-activity-and-prevalence-of-non-communicable-pathologies-and-prescription-medication-in-spain
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Pablo Fernandez-Navarro, María Teresa Aragones, Victoria Ley
Our aims were to describe physical activity (PA) behaviour in Spain and to examine its association with the prevalence of some of the major non-communicable diseases and with the use of prescription medication. Individualized secondary data retrieved from the 2014 European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) for Spain were used to conduct a cross-sectional epidemiological study (n = 18926). PA was assessed by two different measures: a specific designed variable for EHIS and a leisure time PA frequency-based query of the national survey...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351755/bone-mineral-density-at-the-hip-and-its-relation-to-fat-mass-and-lean-mass-in-adolescents-the-troms%C3%A3-study-fit-futures
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Anne Winther, Lone Jørgensen, Luai Awad Ahmed, Tore Christoffersen, Anne-Sofie Furberg, Guri Grimnes, Rolf Jorde, Ole Andreas Nilsen, Elaine Dennison, Nina Emaus
BACKGROUND: Positive association between body weight and bone mass is well established, and the concept of body mass index (BMI) is associated with higher areal bone mineral density (aBMD) and reduced fracture risk. BMI, that comprises both fat mass (FM) and lean mass (LM) may contribute to peak bone mass achievement in different ways. This study explored the influence of body composition in terms of total body LM and FM on hip aBMD-values in adolescence. METHODS: In 2010/2011, 93% of the region's first-year upper-secondary school students (15-17 years old) in Tromsø, Norway attended the Tromsø Study, Fit Futures...
January 19, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351671/a-novel-non-invasive-method-for-evaluating-electroencephalograms-on-laying-hens
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Krista N Eberle, Michael P Martin, Sanjay Shah, Ramon D Malheiros, Kimberly A Livingston, Kenneth E Anderson
The use of electroencephalograms (EEG) to study the avian brain relative to behavior was conducted as early as the 1960's. EEG readings, combined with visual cues, provide the ability to elucidate and correlate behaviors to neurological and physiological changes in a chicken. The use of EEG recordings in animal models require access to the brain to implant electrodes. Having the ability to observe EEG activity on sensible birds without surgical implantation could broaden the research in this area and give further insight related to the hen's state of awareness...
January 17, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351286/socio-economic-determinants-of-physical-activity-across-the-life-course-a-determinants-of-diet-and-physical-activity-dedipac-umbrella-literature-review
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Grainne O'Donoghue, Aileen Kennedy, Anna Puggina, Katina Aleksovska, Christoph Buck, Con Burns, Greet Cardon, Angela Carlin, Donatella Ciarapica, Marco Colotto, Giancarlo Condello, Tara Coppinger, Cristina Cortis, Sara D'Haese, Marieke De Craemer, Andrea Di Blasio, Sylvia Hansen, Licia Iacoviello, Johann Issartel, Pascal Izzicupo, Lina Jaeschke, Martina Kanning, Fiona Ling, Agnes Luzak, Giorgio Napolitano, Julie-Anne Nazare, Camille Perchoux, Caterina Pesce, Tobias Pischon, Angela Polito, Alessandra Sannella, Holger Schulz, Chantal Simon, Rhoda Sohun, Astrid Steinbrecher, Wolfgang Schlicht, Ciaran MacDonncha, Laura Capranica, Stefania Boccia
BACKGROUND: To date, the scientific literature on socioeconomic correlates and determinants of physical activity behaviours has been dispersed throughout a number of systematic reviews, often focusing on one factor (e.g. education or parental income) in one specific age group (e.g. pre-school children or adults). The aim of this umbrella review is to provide a comprehensive and systematic overview of the scientific literature from previously conducted research by summarising and synthesising the importance and strength of the evidence related to socioeconomic correlates and determinants of PA behaviours across the life course...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350459/nourish-t-targeting-caregivers-to-improve-health-behaviors-in-pediatric-cancer-survivors-with-obesity
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Marilyn Stern, Jennifer Bleck, Linda J Ewing, Esther Davila, Courtney Lynn, Gregory Hale, Suzanne Mazzeo
BACKGROUND: Obesity rates in pediatric cancer survivors (PCS) are alarmingly high. Although healthy lifestyle changes may prevent future health complications, promoting healthy behaviors in PCS is challenging, and few interventions have successfully addressed this issue. PROCEDURE: This randomized control trial evaluated the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a parent-focused six-session intervention, NOURISH-T (Nourishing Our Understanding of Role Modeling to Improve Support and Health for Healthy Transitions), compared with enhanced usual care (EUC) on the outcomes of caregiver and PCS anthropometric measurements, eating behaviors, and physical activity...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350393/is-it-possible-to-improve-compliance-in-hypertension-and-reduce-therapeutic-inertia-of-physicians-by-mandatory-periodical-examinations-of-workers
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Andrzej Marcinkiewicz, Michał Plewka, Wojciech Hanke, Paweł Kałużny, Marta Wiszniewska, Agnieszka Lipińska-Ojrzanowska, Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa
BACKGROUND: Due to high prevalence, insufficient recognition and ineffectual treatment, hypertension (HT) still remains a major medical and socio-economic problem. There is a real necessity to develop effective prophylaxis for cardiovascular disorders (CVD), based on strategies which support compliance during long-term therapy. The Polish scheme of occupational health services (OHS) with mandatory periodical employee check-ups creates a unique opportunity for effective HT prophylaxis...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349244/trends-in-social-inequality-in-physical-inactivity-among-danish-adolescents-1991-2014
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N F Johnsen, M Toftager, O Melkevik, B E Holstein, M Rasmussen
The aim of this study was to investigate social inequality in physical inactivity among adolescents from 1991 to 2014 and to describe any changes in inequality during this period. The analyses were based on data from the Danish part of the HBSC study, which consists of seven comparable cross-sectional studies of nationally representative samples of 11-15-year old adolescents. The available data consisted of weekly time (hours) spent on vigorous physical activity and parental occupation from 30,974 participants...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349241/simultaneous-evaluation-of-physical-and-social-environmental-correlates-of-physical-activity-in-adults-a-systematic-review
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Alexia Sawyer, Marcella Ucci, Russell Jones, Lee Smith, Abi Fisher
Background: Ecological models of physical activity posit that social and physical environmental features exert independent and interactive influences on physical activity, but previous research has focussed on independent influences. This systematic review aimed to synthesise the literature investigating how features of neighbourhood physical and social environments are associated with physical activity when both levels of influence are simultaneously considered, and to assess progress in the exploration of interactive effects of social and physical environmental correlates on physical activity...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349204/validity-of-a-scale-of-neighbourhood-informal-social-control-relevant-to-pre-schoolers-physical-activity-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ester Cerin, Yi Nam Suen, Anthony Barnett, Wendy Y J Huang, Robin R Mellecker
Childhood physical activity (PA) is important for health across the lifespan. Time pre-schoolers spend outdoors, which has been associated with more PA, is likely influenced by parents' perception of neighbourhood informal social control relevant to pre-schoolers' PA, defined as the willingness of neighbours to intervene to ensure social order and a safe community environment for young children's active play. To advance measurement of this construct, we assessed factorial and construct validities of the PA-related neighbourhood informal social control scale for parents of pre-schoolers (PANISC-PP)...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348996/acculturation-and-dietary-intake-pattern-among-jamaican-immigrants-in-the-us
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Carol R Oladele, Elizabeth B Pathak, Jimin Yang, Wendy N Nembhard, Sangita Sharma, David Himmelgreen, Getachew Dagne, Thomas Mason
Information on dietary intakes of Jamaican immigrants in the United States is sparse. Understanding factors that influence diet is important since diet is associated with chronic diseases. This study examined the association between acculturation, socio-cultural factors, and dietary pattern among Jamaican immigrants in Florida. Jamaican persons 25-64 years who resided in two South Florida counties were recruited for participation. A health questionnaire that assessed acculturation, dietary pattern, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease was administered to participants...
March 2018: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348051/midwives-understanding-of-physical-activity-guidelines-during-pregnancy
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Yvonne Hopkinson, Denise M Hill, Lindsey Fellows, Simon Fryer
OBJECTIVE: to examine the current level of understanding held by midwives regarding the NICE physical activity guidelines in the UK, and to investigate the physical activity guidance given to women during pregnancy. DESIGN: an 11 question online survey comprising of a mixture of closed and open ended questions. SETTING: data reflects participants sampled across the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: fifty-nine midwives completed the online survey MEASUREMENTS AND FINDINGS: an electronic survey was used to explore the midwives understanding of physical activity guidelines during pregnancy, and the advice they offered to women in their care...
December 24, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347991/the-benefits-and-tolerance-of-exercise-in-myasthenia-gravis-mgex-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Simone Birnbaum, Jean-Yves Hogrel, Raphael Porcher, Pierre Portero, Bernard Clair, Bruno Eymard, Sophie Demeret, Guillaume Bassez, Marcela Gargiulo, Estelle Louët, Sonia Berrih-Aknin, Asmaa Jobic, Philippe Aegerter, Philippe Thoumie, Tarek Sharshar
BACKGROUND: Research exploring the effects of physical exercise in auto-immune myasthenia gravis (MG) is scarce. The few existing studies present methodological shortcomings limiting the conclusions and generalisability of results. It is hypothesised that exercise could have positive physical, psychological as well as immunomodulatory effects and may be a beneficial addition to current pharmacological management of this chronic disease. The aim of this study is to evaluate the benefits on perceived quality of life (QOL) and physical fitness of a home-based physical exercise program compared to usual care, for patients with stabilised, generalised auto-immune MG...
January 18, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347973/believability-of-messages-about-preventing-breast-cancer-and-heart-disease-through-physical-activity
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Tanya R Berry, Kelvin E Jones, Kerry S Courneya, Kerry R McGannon, Colleen M Norris, Wendy M Rodgers, John C Spence
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this research was to examine the relationships of self-reported physical activity to involvement with messages that discuss the prevention of heart disease and breast cancer through physical activity, the explicit believability of the messages, and agreement (or disagreement) with specific statements about the messages or disease beliefs in general. METHODS: A within subjects' design was used. Participants (N = 96) read either a breast cancer or heart disease message first, then completed a corresponding task that measured agreement or disagreement and confidence in the agreement or disagreement that 1) physical activity 'reduces risk/does not reduce risk' of breast cancer or heart disease, 2) that breast cancer or heart disease is a 'real/not real risk for me', 3) that women who get breast cancer or heart disease are 'like/not like me', and 4) that women who get breast cancer or heart disease are 'to blame/not to blame'...
January 18, 2018: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347963/hungry-to-learn-the-prevalence-and-effects-of-food-insecurity-on-health-behaviors-and-outcomes-over-time-among-a-diverse-sample-of-university-freshmen
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Meg Bruening, Irene van Woerden, Michael Todd, Melissa N Laska
BACKGROUND: To examine longitudinal associations between food insecurity (FI) and health behaviors/outcomes among a diverse sample of university freshmen. METHODS: Freshman students (n = 1138; 65% female; 49% non-white) participating in the Social impact of Physical Activity and nutRition in College study completed surveys on health behaviors and had height/weight measured up to 4 times (T1-T4) in Arizona during 2015-2016. Structural equation models were estimated to determine if, after adjusting for covariates, FI predicted concurrent behaviors/outcomes and subsequent behaviors/outcomes...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347013/correlations-in-magnitude-series-to-assess-nonlinearities-application-to-multifractal-models-and-heartbeat-fluctuations
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Pedro A Bernaola-Galván, Manuel Gómez-Extremera, A Ramón Romance, Pedro Carpena
The correlation properties of the magnitude of a time series are associated with nonlinear and multifractal properties and have been applied in a great variety of fields. Here we have obtained the analytical expression of the autocorrelation of the magnitude series (C_{|x|}) of a linear Gaussian noise as a function of its autocorrelation (C_{x}). For both, models and natural signals, the deviation of C_{|x|} from its expectation in linear Gaussian noises can be used as an index of nonlinearity that can be applied to relatively short records and does not require the presence of scaling in the time series under study...
September 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346678/case-study-of-an-adaptation-and-implementation-of-a-diabetes-prevention-program-for-individuals-with-serious-mental-illness
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Maria M Quiñones, Judy Lombard-Newell, Daryl Sharp, Valerie Way, Wendi Cross
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is an evidence-based lifestyle intervention developed to decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes and promote weight loss in individuals at risk for diabetes. Individuals with serious mental illness have a greater risk for developing diabetes compared with the general population. In this article, the authors provide a detailed description of the adaptation process of the DPP for individuals with serious mental illness (DPP-SMI). The adaptation process was based on a cultural adaptation framework for modifying evidence-based interventions...
January 16, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
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