Gregory S Kolt

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc A review of the nature and effectiveness of nutrition interventions in adult males--a guide for intervention strategies
    Pennie J Taylor
    Clinical Research Unit, CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences, P O Box 10041, Adelaide BC, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:13. 2013
  2. pmc Effectiveness of a website and mobile phone based physical activity and nutrition intervention for middle-aged males: trial protocol and baseline findings of the ManUp Study
    Mitch J Duncan
    Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Physical Activity Studies, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, QLD 4700, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:656. 2012
  3. pmc Addition of telephone coaching to a physiotherapist-delivered physical activity program in people with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial protocol
    Kim L Bennell
    Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:246. 2012
  4. pmc WALK 2.0 - using Web 2.0 applications to promote health-related physical activity: a randomised controlled trial protocol
    Gregory S Kolt
    University of Western Sydney, School of Science and Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:436. 2013
  5. pmc Healthy Steps trial: pedometer-based advice and physical activity for low-active older adults
    Gregory S Kolt
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
    Ann Fam Med 10:206-12. 2012
  6. pmc General practitioners' views and experiences of counselling for physical activity through the New Zealand Green Prescription program
    Asmita Patel
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Fam Pract 12:119. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Body fatness, physical activity, and nutritional behaviours in Asian Indian immigrants to New Zealand
    Gregory S Kolt
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Westen Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 1797, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:663-70. 2007
  8. pmc The healthy steps study: a randomized controlled trial of a pedometer-based green prescription for older adults. Trial protocol
    Gregory S Kolt
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:404. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of telephone counseling on physical activity for low-active older people in primary care: a randomized, controlled trial
    Gregory S Kolt
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:986-92. 2007
  10. pmc Home-based activity program for older people with depressive symptoms: DeLLITE--a randomized controlled trial
    Ngaire Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 8:214-23. 2010

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. pmc A review of the nature and effectiveness of nutrition interventions in adult males--a guide for intervention strategies
    Pennie J Taylor
    Clinical Research Unit, CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences, P O Box 10041, Adelaide BC, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:13. 2013
    ..However the best way to engage males into nutrition programs remains unclear. This review provides a critical evaluation of the nature and effectiveness of nutrition interventions that target the adult male population...
  2. pmc Effectiveness of a website and mobile phone based physical activity and nutrition intervention for middle-aged males: trial protocol and baseline findings of the ManUp Study
    Mitch J Duncan
    Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Physical Activity Studies, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, QLD 4700, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:656. 2012
    ..Therefore, the aim of the ManUp Study is to examine the effectiveness of an IT-based intervention to increase the physical activity and nutrition behaviour and literacy in middle-aged males (aged 35-54 years)...
  3. pmc Addition of telephone coaching to a physiotherapist-delivered physical activity program in people with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial protocol
    Kim L Bennell
    Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:246. 2012
    ..This pragmatic randomised controlled trial will investigate the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of adding telephone coaching to a physiotherapist-delivered physical activity intervention for people with knee OA...
  4. pmc WALK 2.0 - using Web 2.0 applications to promote health-related physical activity: a randomised controlled trial protocol
    Gregory S Kolt
    University of Western Sydney, School of Science and Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:436. 2013
    ..The Walk 2.0 project is a 3-arm randomised controlled trial investigating the effects of "next generation" web-based applications on engagement, retention, and subsequent physical activity behaviour change...
  5. pmc Healthy Steps trial: pedometer-based advice and physical activity for low-active older adults
    Gregory S Kolt
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
    Ann Fam Med 10:206-12. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc General practitioners' views and experiences of counselling for physical activity through the New Zealand Green Prescription program
    Asmita Patel
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Fam Pract 12:119. 2011
    ..A secondary aim was to examine GPs' views and experiences of Green Prescription counselling for the management of depression...
  7. ncbi request reprint Body fatness, physical activity, and nutritional behaviours in Asian Indian immigrants to New Zealand
    Gregory S Kolt
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Westen Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 1797, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:663-70. 2007
    ..In summary, Asian Indian immigrants to New Zealand have low physical activity levels and high levels of overweight/obesity and lifestyle disease...
  8. pmc The healthy steps study: a randomized controlled trial of a pedometer-based green prescription for older adults. Trial protocol
    Gregory S Kolt
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:404. 2009
    ..Older adults are particularly at risk of physical inactivity, and would greatly benefit from successful targeted physical activity interventions...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of telephone counseling on physical activity for low-active older people in primary care: a randomized, controlled trial
    Gregory S Kolt
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:986-92. 2007
    ..To assess the long-term effectiveness of a telephone counseling intervention on physical activity and health-related quality of life in low-active older adults recruited through their primary care physician...
  10. pmc Home-based activity program for older people with depressive symptoms: DeLLITE--a randomized controlled trial
    Ngaire Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Fam Med 8:214-23. 2010
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  11. doi request reprint Facilitators and barriers to engagement in physical activity for people with multiple sclerosis: a qualitative investigation
    Nicola M Kayes
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    Disabil Rehabil 33:625-42. 2011
    ..To explore the barriers and facilitators to engagement in physical activity from the perspective of people with multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Pacific Islands Families: Child and Parental Physical Activity and Body Size--design and methodology
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:48-58. 2009
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Self-reported physical activity levels during a segmented school day in a large multiethnic sample of high school students
    Maea Hohepa
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    J Sci Med Sport 12:284-92. 2009
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Pedometer-determined physical activity levels of adolescents: differences by age, sex, time of week, and transportation mode to school
    Maea Hohepa
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Phys Act Health 5:S140-52. 2008
    ..Few studies have examined high school students' physical activity habits using objective measures. The purpose of this study was to describe pedometer-determined habitual physical activity levels of youth...
  15. doi request reprint The Physical Activity and Disability Survey -- Revised (PADS-R): an evaluation of a measure of physical activity in people with chronic neurological conditions
    Nicola M Kayes
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    Clin Rehabil 23:534-43. 2009
    ..To revise the Physical Activity Disability Scale (PADS) and to explore the acceptability and test-retest reliability of the revised measure, the PADS-R, in people with multiple sclerosis...
  16. doi request reprint Physical activity and physical function in older adults: the 45 and up study
    Lisa C Yorston
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:719-25. 2012
    ..To determine the strength of the relationship between physical activity and physical function in older adults...
  17. doi request reprint Responsibility for children's physical activity: parental, child, and teacher perspectives
    Michele Cox
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    J Sci Med Sport 13:46-52. 2010
    ..In turn, this may lead to the development of more targeted messages for large-scale physical activity campaigns...
  18. ncbi request reprint An overview and process evaluation of TeleWalk: a telephone-based counseling intervention to encourage walking in older adults
    Gregory S Kolt
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Health Promot Int 21:201-8. 2006
    ..Findings from this evaluation can be used to inform such interventions and ensure their relevance to community-dwelling older adults...
  19. pmc Chronic disease and sitting time in middle-aged Australian males: findings from the 45 and Up Study
    Emma S George
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:20. 2013
    ..Although sitting time is emerging as a distinct risk factor for chronic disease, research on the association of sitting time and chronic disease in middle-aged Australian males is limited...
  20. doi request reprint A review of the effectiveness of physical activity interventions for adult males
    Emma S George
    University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Sports Med 42:281-300. 2012
    ..Further research into this population group is therefore required...
  21. ncbi request reprint Associations between after-school physical activity, television use, and parental strategies in a sample of New Zealand adolescents
    Maea Hohepa
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Phys Act Health 6:299-305. 2009
    ..Few studies have examined the existence of the "displacement hypothesis" or the effect of parental strategies on activity behaviors during the after-school period...
  22. pmc Effectiveness of Pilates exercise in treating people with chronic low back pain: a systematic review of systematic reviews
    Cherie Wells
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW, 2751, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:7. 2013
    ..When systematic reviews with the same aims have different conclusions, it is difficult to ascertain which review reported the most credible and robust findings...
  23. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and psychological distress in older men: findings from the New South Wales 45 and up study
    Emma S George
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Aging Phys Act 20:300-16. 2012
    ..Further research, informed by these findings, is required to investigate causal pathways and the temporal sequence of events...
  24. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of pedometer-based versus time-based Green Prescriptions: the Healthy Steps Study
    William Leung
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust J Prim Health 18:204-11. 2012
    ..The outcomes suggest the pedometer-based Green Prescription may be cost-effective in increasing physical activity and health-related quality of life over 12 months in previously low-active older adults...
  25. doi request reprint Influence of neighbourhood ethnic density, diet and physical activity on ethnic differences in weight status: a study of 214,807 adults in Australia
    Thomas Astell-Burt
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 93:70-7. 2013
    ..g. racial discrimination) warrant further investigation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Physical activity: what do high school students think?
    Maea Hohepa
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Adolesc Health 39:328-36. 2006
    ..To explore the views high school students have about various physical activity contexts and their ideas of potential physical activity promoting strategies...
  27. ncbi request reprint Pedometer accuracy in physical activity assessment of preschool children
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Sci Med Sport 10:303-10. 2007
    ..Limitations of employing the CARS direct observation approach as a criterion measure of physical activity are also discussed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and psychological distress in older men: findings from the new South wales 45 and up study
    Emma S George
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Aging Phys Act 20:300-16. 2012
    ..Further research, informed by these findings, is required to investigate causal pathways and the temporal sequence of events...
  29. doi request reprint Physical activity and sedentary time: male perceptions in a university work environment
    Emma S George
    1University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Mens Health 8:148-58. 2014
    ..These findings can be used as a platform from which to develop targeted strategies to promote physical activity in male university employees. ..
  30. pmc Physical activity behaviours of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women living in Australia: a qualitative study of socio-cultural influences
    Cristina M Caperchione
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:26. 2011
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint The Green Prescription and older adults: what do general practitioners see as barriers?
    Asmita Patel
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 4:320-7. 2012
    ..This study also identified the strategies that GPs used to assist their older-aged patients in overcoming barriers to physical activity engagement...
  32. ncbi request reprint The Physical Activity and Disability Survey (PADS): reliability, validity and acceptability in people with multiple sclerosis
    Nicola M Kayes
    Auckland University of Technology, Division of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, New Zealand
    Clin Rehabil 21:628-39. 2007
    ..To explore the test-retest reliability and construct validity of the standardized Physical Activity and Disability Survey (PADS) and its acceptability to people with multiple sclerosis...
  33. ncbi request reprint Physical activity in preschoolers: understanding prevalence and measurement issues
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Sports Med 37:1045-70. 2007
    ..The correlational approaches commonly employed in the assessment of physical activity measures do not reveal this relationship, and can conceal potential bias of either measure...
  34. doi request reprint A multicomponent theory-based intervention improves uptake of pelvic floor muscle training before radical prostatectomy: a 'before and after' cohort study
    Andrew D Hirschhorn
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Penrith Westmead Private Physiotherapy Services, NSW, Australia
    BJU Int 113:383-92. 2014
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Green space is associated with walking and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in middle-to-older-aged adults: findings from 203 883 Australians in the 45 and Up Study
    Thomas Astell-Burt
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 48:404-6. 2014
    ..We investigated to what extent neighbourhood green space was associated with weekly participation and frequency of walking and MVPA in a large cross-sectional survey of Australian adults 45 years and older...
  36. doi request reprint Neighbourhood green space and the odds of having skin cancer: multilevel evidence of survey data from 267072 Australians
    Thomas Astell-Burt
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 68:370-4. 2014
    ..We investigated whether people who lived in neighbourhoods containing lots of green space were likely to spend more time outdoors and, subsequently, were more likely to report a case of skin cancer...
  37. pmc Active lifestyles related to excellent self-rated health and quality of life: cross sectional findings from 194,545 participants in The 45 and Up Study
    Richard R Rosenkranz
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:1071. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine associations between physical activity, sitting time, and excellent overall health (ExH) and quality of life (ExQoL) in Australian adults...
  38. pmc Barriers and enablers to the provision and receipt of preoperative pelvic floor muscle training for men having radical prostatectomy: a qualitative study
    Andrew D Hirschhorn
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:305. 2013
    ..This study was undertaken to investigate barriers and enablers to provision/receipt of preoperative PFMT from the perspectives of potential referrers to and providers of PFMT, and of men having radical prostatectomy...
  39. doi request reprint Mental health benefits of neighbourhood green space are stronger among physically active adults in middle-to-older age: evidence from 260,061 Australians
    Thomas Astell-Burt
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Australia School of Geography and Geosciences, University of St Andrews, UK Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:601-6. 2013
    ..We investigated whether this relationship could be observed among adults in middle-to-older age...
  40. doi request reprint Girls' physical activity levels during organized sports in Australia
    Justin M Guagliano
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:116-22. 2013
    ..The secondary aims of this study were to document lesson context and coach behavior during practices and games...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effects of a stress-management program on injury and stress of competitive gymnasts
    Gregory S Kolt
    Faculty of Health, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Percept Mot Skills 99:195-207. 2004
    ..Further research using larger samples is recommended...
  42. ncbi request reprint The mechanisms of massage and effects on performance, muscle recovery and injury prevention
    Pornratshanee Weerapong
    New Zealand Institute of Sport and Recreation Research, Division of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Sports Med 35:235-56. 2005
    ..The limitations of previous research are described and further research is recommended...
  43. doi request reprint 'Not waving but drowning': a study of the experiences and concerns of midwives and other health professionals caring for obese childbearing women
    Virginia A Schmied
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Building EB, Parramatta Campus, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 1797, Australia
    Midwifery 27:424-30. 2011
    ..to explore the experiences and concerns of health professionals who care for childbearing women who are obese...
  44. doi request reprint Physical activity in pregnancy: women's perceptions, practices, and influencing factors
    Jane Cioffi
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Midwifery Womens Health 55:455-61. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to describe women's perceptions and participation in physical activity during pregnancy and identify factors influencing participation...
  45. pmc DeLLITE depression in late life: an intervention trial of exercise. Design and recruitment of a randomised controlled trial
    Ngaire Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Geriatr 8:12. 2008
    ..Meta-analyses show gaps in the research with poor trial design compromising certainty in conclusions and few programmes showing sustained effects...
  46. doi request reprint Defining Pilates exercise: a systematic review
    Cherie Wells
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW, 2751, Australia
    Complement Ther Med 20:253-62. 2012
    ..To describe Pilates exercise according to peer-reviewed literature, and compare definitions used in papers with healthy participants and those with low back pain...
  47. ncbi request reprint Why older Australians participate in exercise and sport
    Gregory S Kolt
    Faculty of Health, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    J Aging Phys Act 12:185-98. 2004
    ..Analyses of variance showed significant differences in reasons for participation in exercise and sport based on gender, age, education level, and occupation...