Dafna Merom

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Occupational risk of overweight and obesity: an analysis of the Australian Health Survey
    Margaret A Allman-Farinelli
    School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia
    J Occup Med Toxicol 5:14. 2010
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Predictors of initiating and maintaining active commuting to work using transport and public health perspectives in Australia
    Dafna Merom
    Centre for Physical Activity and Health CPAH, School of Public Health, Level 2, Medical Foundation Building K25, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Prev Med 47:342-6. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Are messages about lifestyle walking being heard? Trends in walking for all purposes in New South Wales (NSW), Australia
    Dafna Merom
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney Level 2, Medical Foundation Building, K25 94 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Prev Med 48:341-4. 2009
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Long-term changes in leisure time walking, moderate and vigorous exercise: were they influenced by the National Physical Activity Guidelines?
    D Merom
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, the University of New South Wales and Centre for Physical Activity and Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 9:199-208. 2006
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Can a motivational intervention overcome an unsupportive environment for walking--findings from the Step-by-Step Study
    Dafna Merom
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Behav Med 38:137-46. 2009

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Occupational risk of overweight and obesity: an analysis of the Australian Health Survey
    Margaret A Allman-Farinelli
    School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia
    J Occup Med Toxicol 5:14. 2010
    ....
  2. 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...
  3. 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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  4. doi request reprint Predictors of initiating and maintaining active commuting to work using transport and public health perspectives in Australia
    Dafna Merom
    Centre for Physical Activity and Health CPAH, School of Public Health, Level 2, Medical Foundation Building K25, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Prev Med 47:342-6. 2008
    ..To identify predictors for initiating and maintaining active commuting (AC) to work following the 2003 Australia's Walk to Work Day (WTWD) campaign...
  5. doi request reprint Are messages about lifestyle walking being heard? Trends in walking for all purposes in New South Wales (NSW), Australia
    Dafna Merom
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney Level 2, Medical Foundation Building, K25 94 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Prev Med 48:341-4. 2009
    ..To examine population trends in lifestyle walking in New South Wales (NSW), Australia between 1998 and 2006...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Long-term changes in leisure time walking, moderate and vigorous exercise: were they influenced by the National Physical Activity Guidelines?
    D Merom
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, the University of New South Wales and Centre for Physical Activity and Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 9:199-208. 2006
    ..The population may have responded to the 1996 concept of moderate-intensity exercise mainly by walking, but sustainable promotional efforts will be required to build on these gains in the forthcoming decades...
  9. 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...
  10. doi request reprint Can a motivational intervention overcome an unsupportive environment for walking--findings from the Step-by-Step Study
    Dafna Merom
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Behav Med 38:137-46. 2009
    ..Interventions to promote walking have rarely examined how their effects varied by the attributes of the physical environment...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Active, healthy cities--how does population physical activity vary between Australian cities?
    Adrian Bauman
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 23:201-7. 2012
    ..This study ranked Australian cities in terms of adults' participation in leisure-time physical activity and examined city-level variations in activity trends between 2001 and 2009...
  13. doi request reprint "Where have all the bicycles gone?" Are bicycle sales in Australia translated into health-enhancing levels of bicycle usage?
    Adrian Bauman
    Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, 2006 NSW, Australia
    Prev Med 54:145-7. 2012
    ..To explore whether the reported increase in bicycle sales in Australia is corroborated by increases in numbers of cyclists...
  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. 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...
  16. doi request reprint Cross-sectional associations between occupational and leisure-time sitting, physical activity and obesity in working adults
    Josephine Y Chau
    Prevention Research Collaboration, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Prev Med 54:195-200. 2012
    ..To examine associations between occupational and leisure-time sitting, physical activity and obesity in working adults...
  17. doi request reprint Public health perspectives on household travel surveys active travel between 1997 and 2007
    Dafna Merom
    University of Sydney, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 39:113-21. 2010
    ..Active travel is beneficial to public health, but longitudinal population surveillance data on this behavior are limited...
  18. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation in an intervention designed to promote physical activity among adults with anxiety disorders: evidence of acceptability and adherence
    Philayrath Phongsavan
    Centre for Physical Activity and Health, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 19:137-43. 2008
    ..To assess the adherence and acceptability of a physical activity program delivered as an adjunct to the usual cognitive behavioural group therapy (CBGT) for adults with anxiety disorders...
  19. doi request reprint Non-occupational sedentary behaviors: population changes in The Netherlands, 1975-2005
    Hidde P van der Ploeg
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 44:382-7. 2013
    ..Evidence is accumulating that sedentary behaviors have detrimental health effects. Comprehensive data on population changes in various sedentary behaviors over time are scarce...
  20. pmc Temporal trends in non-occupational sedentary behaviours from Australian Time Use Surveys 1992, 1997 and 2006
    Josephine Y Chau
    Prevention Research Collaboration, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:76. 2012
    ..This study used time use data to examine population trends in sedentary behaviours in non-occupational domains and more specifically during leisure time...
  21. doi request reprint The effects of age, birth cohort and survey period on leisure-time physical activity by Australian adults: 1990-2005
    Margaret A Allman-Farinelli
    School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney, Building G08, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Br J Nutr 101:609-17. 2009
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Impact of scoring algorithm on physical activity prevalence estimates in Australian adults
    Nicole M Mealing
    CPAH Prevention Research Collaboration, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 14:27-32. 2011
    ..In conclusion, varying frequency and duration requirements of scoring algorithms can yield different population estimates and patterns by population subgroup of physical activity for a health benefit...
  23. ncbi request reprint Current cycling, bicycle path use, and willingness to cycle more-findings from a community survey of cycling in southwest sydney, australia
    Chris Rissel
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 7:267-72. 2010
    ..A population survey of cycling and physical activity was conducted as part of the baseline evaluation of a new intervention research project (Cycling Connecting Communities)...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Measuring walking for physical activity surveillance--the effect of prompts and respondents' interpretation of walking in a leisure-time survey
    Dafna Merom
    Centre for Physical Activity and Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 6:S81-8. 2009
    ....
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. pmc Does playground improvement increase physical activity among children? A quasi-experimental study of a natural experiment
    Erika E Bohn-Goldbaum
    Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Environ Public Health 2013:109841. 2013
    ..Renovations have limited the potential to increase physical activity until factors influencing usage and physical activity behavior are better understood. ..
  30. doi request reprint Advances in population surveillance for physical activity and sedentary behavior: reliability and validity of time use surveys
    Hidde P van der Ploeg
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 172:1199-206. 2010
    ..National time use surveys could be used to retrospectively study nonoccupational sedentary and physical activity behavior over the past 5 decades...
  31. ncbi request reprint Incidental and planned exercise questionnaire for seniors: validity and responsiveness
    Dafna Merom
    1School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown, AUSTRALIA 2Neuroscience Research Australia NeuRA, University of NSW, Sydney, AUSTRALIA 3School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, AUSTRALIA 4Health Promotion Service, Clinical Support Division Western, Sydney, AUSTRALIA 5Centre for Health Advancement, NSW Health Department, Liverpool, AUSTRALIA and 6Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 46:947-54. 2014
    ..This study assessed the criterion validity and responsiveness of the Incidental and Planned Exercise Questionnaire (IPEQ) specifically developed for aging research...
  32. pmc Two pilot studies of the effect of bicycling on balance and leg strength among older adults
    Chris Rissel
    Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    J Environ Public Health 2013:686412. 2013
    ..Study 1 examines whether age-related declines in balance are moderated by bicycling. Study 2 tests whether regular cycling can increase leg strength and improve balance...
  33. pmc Can social dancing prevent falls in older adults? a protocol of the Dance, Aging, Cognition, Economics (DAnCE) fall prevention randomised controlled trial
    Dafna Merom
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:477. 2013
    ..This study aims to determine whether participation in social dancing: i) reduces the number of falls; and ii) improves cognitive functions associated with fall risk in older people...
  34. 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...
  35. pmc The effect of walking on falls in older people: the 'Easy Steps to Health' randomized controlled trial study protocol
    Alexander Voukelatos
    Health Promotion Service, Clinical Support Division Western, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:888. 2011
    ....
  36. pmc Driving: a road to unhealthy lifestyles and poor health outcomes
    Ding Ding
    Prevention Research Collaboration, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e94602. 2014
    ..Driving is a common part of modern society, but its potential effects on health are not well understood...
  37. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of participation in fall prevention exercise/physical activity by older adults
    Dafna Merom
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797 Penrith NSW 2751, Australia
    Prev Med 55:613-7. 2012
    ..To examine older people's participation in fall prevention exercise/physical activities...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mental illness and physical activity: therapists' beliefs and practices
    Philayrath Phongsavan
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:458-9. 2007
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. doi request reprint Recreational facilities and leisure-time physical activity: An analysis of moderators and self-efficacy as a mediator
    Ester Cerin
    Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Health Psychol 27:S126-35. 2008
    ....