Dafna Merom

Summary

Affiliation: New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint An environmental intervention to promote walking and cycling--the impact of a newly constructed Rail Trail in Western Sydney
    Dafna 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Active commuting to school among NSW primary school children: implications for public health
    Dafna Merom
    NSW Centre for Physical Activity and Health, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
    Health Place 12:678-87. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Weight status, modes of travel to school and screen time: a cross-sectional survey of children aged 10-13 years in Sydney
    Li 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Staff walking program: a quasi-experimental trial of maintenance newsletters to maintain walking following a pedometer program
    Janelle Borg
    Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service, New South Wales
    Health Promot J Austr 21:26-32. 2010
  5. pmc The effectiveness of community-based cycling promotion: findings from the Cycling Connecting Communities project in Sydney, Australia
    Chris 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
  6. pmc Time spent playing outdoors after school and its relationship with independent mobility: a cross-sectional survey of children aged 10-12 years in Sydney, Australia
    Li Ming Wen
    Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Syndey, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:15. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Increasing active travel to school: are we on the right track? A cluster randomised controlled trial from Sydney, Australia
    Li 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with children being driven to school: implications for walk to school programs
    Li 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of Australia's Walk to Work Day campaign on adults' active commuting and physical activity behavior
    Dafna 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
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

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Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint An environmental intervention to promote walking and cycling--the impact of a newly constructed Rail Trail in Western Sydney
    Dafna 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Active commuting to school among NSW primary school children: implications for public health
    Dafna 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Weight status, modes of travel to school and screen time: a cross-sectional survey of children aged 10-13 years in Sydney
    Li 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Staff walking program: a quasi-experimental trial of maintenance newsletters to maintain walking following a pedometer program
    Janelle 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...
  5. pmc The effectiveness of community-based cycling promotion: findings from the Cycling Connecting Communities project in Sydney, Australia
    Chris 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...
  6. pmc Time spent playing outdoors after school and its relationship with independent mobility: a cross-sectional survey of children aged 10-12 years in Sydney, Australia
    Li Ming Wen
    Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Syndey, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:15. 2009
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  7. doi request reprint Increasing active travel to school: are we on the right track? A cluster randomised controlled trial from Sydney, Australia
    Li 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with children being driven to school: implications for walk to school programs
    Li 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of Australia's Walk to Work Day campaign on adults' active commuting and physical activity behavior
    Dafna 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation of the New South Wales Walk Safely to School Day
    Dafna 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Promoting walking with pedometers in the community: the step-by-step trial
    Dafna 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...
  13. doi request reprint 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Associations of type, organization, and number of recreational activities with total activity
    Heather 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)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Promoting walking as an adjunct intervention to group cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders--a pilot group randomized trial
    Dafna 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint Mental illness and physical activity: therapists' beliefs and practices
    Philayrath Phongsavan
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:458-9. 2007
  17. ncbi request reprint Correlates of osteoporosis among Jewish and Arab women aged 45-74 in Israel: national women's health interview survey
    Dorit 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Factors predicting current use of hormone replacement therapy among menopausal Jewish women in Israel. The National Women's Health Interview Survey, 1998
    Dafna 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...