Affiliation: New South Wales
- An environmental intervention to promote walking and cycling--the impact of a newly constructed Rail Trail in Western SydneyDafna Merom
Epidemiology Unit, NSW Centre for Physical Activity and Health, University of New South Wales, Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia
Prev Med 36:235-42. 2003..Few studies have evaluated environmental changes to promote physical activity. The impact of a local promotional campaign around a newly constructed Rail Trail in western Sydney, Australia, was assessed...
- Active commuting to school among NSW primary school children: implications for public healthDafna Merom
NSW Centre for Physical Activity and Health, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
Health Place 12:678-87. 2006..Frequent walking/cycling (5 trips, 37%) was associated with child's level of independence and the perceived benefits of active commuting. Behaviour change in this setting requires multi-level strategies...
- Factors associated with children being driven to school: implications for walk to school programsLi Ming Wen
Health Promotion Unit, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Level 9, King George V Building, Missenden Road, Camperdown, New South Wales 2050, Australia
Health Educ Res 23:325-34. 2008..To be effective, walk to school programs need to address the link between parent journey to work and student journey to school...
- Weight status, modes of travel to school and screen time: a cross-sectional survey of children aged 10-13 years in SydneyLi Ming Wen
School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia and Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service, NSW, Australia
Health Promot J Austr 21:57-63. 2010..The relationship between weight status and modes of travel to school and screen time of children is not clearly understood. This study aims to explore these relationships of Australian children aged 10-13 years...
- Staff walking program: a quasi-experimental trial of maintenance newsletters to maintain walking following a pedometer programJanelle Borg
Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service, New South Wales
Health Promot J Austr 21:26-32. 2010..This study evaluates the effect of enhancement of this program over an additional nine months in a workplace...
- The effectiveness of community-based cycling promotion: findings from the Cycling Connecting Communities project in Sydney, AustraliaChris E Rissel
Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Hugh Jardine Building, Eastern Campus, Liverpool Hospital, Locked Mail Bag 7017, Liverpool BC 1871, Australia
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:8. 2010..However, this community based intervention with limited funding had very limited reach into the community and did not increase population cycling levels...
- Time spent playing outdoors after school and its relationship with independent mobility: a cross-sectional survey of children aged 10-12 years in Sydney, AustraliaLi Ming Wen
Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Syndey, Australia
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:15. 2009..abstract:..
- Increasing active travel to school: are we on the right track? A cluster randomised controlled trial from Sydney, AustraliaLi Ming Wen
Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service Level 9, King George V Building, Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050 Australia
Prev Med 47:612-8. 2008..To evaluate the effectiveness of a program to increase walking to and from school...
- Effect of Australia's Walk to Work Day campaign on adults' active commuting and physical activity behaviorDafna Merom
NSW Centre for Physical Activity and Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia
Am J Health Promot 19:159-62. 2005..To determine whether Australia's Walk to Work Day media campaign resulted in behavioral change among targeted groups...
- The impact of a home-based walking programme on falls in older people: the Easy Steps randomised controlled trialAlexander Voukelatos
Health Promotion Service, Sydney and Southwest Sydney Local Health District, Camperdown, NSW, Australia School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Age Ageing 44:377-83. 2015..walking is the most popular form of exercise in older people but the impact of walking on falls is unclear. This study investigated the impact of a 48-week walking programme on falls in older people...
- Trends in Australian children traveling to school 1971-2003: burning petrol or carbohydrates?Hidde P van der Ploeg
Centre for Physical Activity and Health, Level 2, Medical Foundation Building K25, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Prev Med 46:60-2. 2008..To determine how Australian children traveled to and from school between 1971 and 2003...
- Promoting walking with pedometers in the community: the step-by-step trialDafna Merom
Centre for Physical Activity and Health, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
Am J Prev Med 32:290-7. 2007..Pedometers have been identified as a potential motivational aid for increasing physical activity, but their efficacy has not been demonstrated in a community-based, nonclinical sample...
- Process evaluation of the New South Wales Walk Safely to School DayDafna Merom
NSW Centre for Physical Activity and Health, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
Health Promot J Austr 16:100-6. 2005..Concerns about the contribution of lower physical activity by children on levels of childhood obesity have driven the search for interventions that encourage lifestyle physical activity by school-aged children...
- Promoting walking as an adjunct intervention to group cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders--a pilot group randomized trialDafna Merom
Centre for Physical Activity and Health, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
J Anxiety Disord 22:959-68. 2008..21, -3.41, and -5.14, respectively, p<0.05) compared to the GCBT+ED. The potential of exercise interventions as adjunct to GCBT for anxiety disorder needs to be further explored...
- Associations of type, organization, and number of recreational activities with total activityHeather R Bowles
Centre for Physical Activity and Health, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
J Phys Act Health 4:469-80. 2007..The aim of this study was to examine the associations between characteristics of recreational activity and total physical activity (PA)...
- Recent trends in physical activity in New South Wales. Is the tide of inactivity turning?Josephine Chau
Centre for Physical Activity and Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
Aust N Z J Public Health 32:82-5. 2008..To examine recent trends in sufficient physical activity among New South Wales adults aged 16 years and over...
- Mental illness and physical activity: therapists' beliefs and practicesPhilayrath Phongsavan
Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:458-9. 2007
- Correlates of osteoporosis among Jewish and Arab women aged 45-74 in Israel: national women's health interview surveyDorit Nitzan-Kaluski
Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer, Israel
J Gend Specif Med 6:17-23. 2003..To determine the prevalence and correlates of osteoporosis among middle-aged and elderly Jewish and Arab women in Israel...
- Factors predicting current use of hormone replacement therapy among menopausal Jewish women in Israel. The National Women's Health Interview Survey, 1998Dafna Merom
Israel Center for Disease Control ICDC, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Isr Med Assoc J 4:671-6. 2002..Despite the controversy regarding the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy, studies in various countries report a two- to threefold increase in the use of HRT during the last decade...