Affiliation: University of Sydney
- Occupational risk of overweight and obesity: an analysis of the Australian Health SurveyMargaret A Allman-Farinelli
School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia
J Occup Med Toxicol 5:14. 2010....
- 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:..
- 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...
- Are messages about lifestyle walking being heard? Trends in walking for all purposes in New South Wales (NSW), AustraliaDafna 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...
- Can a motivational intervention overcome an unsupportive environment for walking--findings from the Step-by-Step StudyDafna 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...
- Predictors of initiating and maintaining active commuting to work using transport and public health perspectives in AustraliaDafna 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- "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...
- 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...
- Cross-sectional associations between occupational and leisure-time sitting, physical activity and obesity in working adultsJosephine 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...
- Public health perspectives on household travel surveys active travel between 1997 and 2007Dafna 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...
- Process evaluation in an intervention designed to promote physical activity among adults with anxiety disorders: evidence of acceptability and adherencePhilayrath 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...
- Non-occupational sedentary behaviors: population changes in The Netherlands, 1975-2005Hidde 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...
- Temporal trends in non-occupational sedentary behaviours from Australian Time Use Surveys 1992, 1997 and 2006Josephine 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...
- The effects of age, birth cohort and survey period on leisure-time physical activity by Australian adults: 1990-2005Margaret 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....
- Current cycling, bicycle path use, and willingness to cycle more-findings from a community survey of cycling in southwest sydney, australiaChris 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)...
- 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...
- Impact of scoring algorithm on physical activity prevalence estimates in Australian adultsNicole 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Measuring walking for physical activity surveillance--the effect of prompts and respondents' interpretation of walking in a leisure-time surveyDafna Merom
Centre for Physical Activity and Health, University of Sydney, Australia
J Phys Act Health 6:S81-8. 2009....
- Advances in population surveillance for physical activity and sedentary behavior: reliability and validity of time use surveysHidde 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...
- 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...
- Can social dancing prevent falls in older adults? a protocol of the Dance, Aging, Cognition, Economics (DAnCE) fall prevention randomised controlled trialDafna 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...
- The effect of walking on falls in older people: the 'Easy Steps to Health' randomized controlled trial study protocolAlexander Voukelatos
Health Promotion Service, Clinical Support Division Western, Sydney, Australia
BMC Public Health 11:888. 2011....
- Does playground improvement increase physical activity among children? A quasi-experimental study of a natural experimentErika 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. ..
- Two pilot studies of the effect of bicycling on balance and leg strength among older adultsChris 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...
- Prevalence and correlates of participation in fall prevention exercise/physical activity by older adultsDafna 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...
- 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...
- Recreational facilities and leisure-time physical activity: An analysis of moderators and self-efficacy as a mediatorEster Cerin
Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
Health Psychol 27:S126-35. 2008....