Philip J Morgan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' community randomized controlled trial: a community-based healthy lifestyle program for fathers and their children
    Philip J Morgan
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia Electronic address
    Prev Med 61:90-9. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Fundamental movement skill interventions in youth: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Philip J Morgan
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW, Australia 2308
    Pediatrics 132:e1361-83. 2013
  3. pmc A cluster randomised trial of a school-based intervention to prevent decline in adolescent physical activity levels: study protocol for the 'Physical Activity 4 Everyone' trial
    Rachel Sutherland
    Hunter New England Population Health, Locked Bag 10, Wallsend, NSW 2287, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:57. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint The SHED-IT community trial: a randomized controlled trial of internet- and paper-based weight loss programs tailored for overweight and obese men
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
    Ann Behav Med 45:139-52. 2013
  5. pmc Relationship between body composition, inflammation and lung function in overweight and obese asthma
    Hayley A Scott
    Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Hunter Medical Research Institute, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW Australia
    Respir Res 13:10. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Improving physical self-perception in adolescent boys from disadvantaged schools: psychological outcomes from the Physical Activity Leaders randomized controlled trial
    P J Morgan
    Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Obes 7:e27-32. 2012
  7. doi request reprint The impact of a workplace-based weight loss program on work-related outcomes in overweight male shift workers
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 54:122-7. 2012
  8. pmc Six year follow-up of students who participated in a school-based physical activity intervention: a longitudinal cohort study
    Lisa M Barnett
    Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood Highway, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:48. 2009
  9. pmc A school-based intervention to promote physical activity among adolescent girls: rationale, design, and baseline data from the Girls in Sport group randomised controlled trial
    Anthony D Okely
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, 2522, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:658. 2011
  10. pmc The SHED-IT community trial study protocol: a randomised controlled trial of weight loss programs for overweight and obese men
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:701. 2010

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. doi request reprint The 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' community randomized controlled trial: a community-based healthy lifestyle program for fathers and their children
    Philip J Morgan
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia Electronic address
    Prev Med 61:90-9. 2014
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of the 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHK)' program when delivered by trained facilitators in community settings...
  2. doi request reprint Fundamental movement skill interventions in youth: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Philip J Morgan
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW, Australia 2308
    Pediatrics 132:e1361-83. 2013
    ..Fundamental movement skill (FMS) proficiency is positively associated with physical activity and fitness levels. The objective of this study was to systematically review evidence for the benefits of FMS interventions targeting youth...
  3. pmc A cluster randomised trial of a school-based intervention to prevent decline in adolescent physical activity levels: study protocol for the 'Physical Activity 4 Everyone' trial
    Rachel Sutherland
    Hunter New England Population Health, Locked Bag 10, Wallsend, NSW 2287, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:57. 2013
    ..This study aims to assess the effectiveness of a multi-component school-based intervention in reducing the decline in physical activity among students attending secondary schools located in disadvantaged communities...
  4. ncbi request reprint The SHED-IT community trial: a randomized controlled trial of internet- and paper-based weight loss programs tailored for overweight and obese men
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
    Ann Behav Med 45:139-52. 2013
    ..There is limited evidence for effective obesity treatment programs that engage men...
  5. pmc Relationship between body composition, inflammation and lung function in overweight and obese asthma
    Hayley A Scott
    Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Hunter Medical Research Institute, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW Australia
    Respir Res 13:10. 2012
    ..The obese-asthma phenotype is not well defined. The aim of this study was to examine both mechanical and inflammatory influences, by comparing lung function with body composition and airway inflammation in overweight and obese asthma...
  6. doi request reprint Improving physical self-perception in adolescent boys from disadvantaged schools: psychological outcomes from the Physical Activity Leaders randomized controlled trial
    P J Morgan
    Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Obes 7:e27-32. 2012
    ..A secondary objective was to determine if any psychological changes were associated with improved weight status...
  7. doi request reprint The impact of a workplace-based weight loss program on work-related outcomes in overweight male shift workers
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 54:122-7. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a workplace-based weight loss program (Workplace POWER [Preventing Obesity Without Eating like a Rabbit]) for male shift workers on a number of work-related outcomes...
  8. pmc Six year follow-up of students who participated in a school-based physical activity intervention: a longitudinal cohort study
    Lisa M Barnett
    Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood Highway, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:48. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  9. pmc A school-based intervention to promote physical activity among adolescent girls: rationale, design, and baseline data from the Girls in Sport group randomised controlled trial
    Anthony D Okely
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, 2522, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:658. 2011
    ..This report describes the rationale, design and baseline data from the Girls in Sport group randomised trial, which aims to prevent the decline in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) among adolescent girls...
  10. pmc The SHED-IT community trial study protocol: a randomised controlled trial of weight loss programs for overweight and obese men
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:701. 2010
    ..The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of two relatively low intensity weight loss programs developed specifically for men...
  11. doi request reprint The 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' randomized controlled trial: efficacy of a healthy lifestyle program for overweight fathers and their children
    P J Morgan
    School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:436-47. 2011
    ..To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' (HDHK) program, which was designed to help overweight fathers lose weight and be a role model of positive health behaviors for their children...
  12. pmc The 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' community effectiveness trial: study protocol of a community-based healthy lifestyle program for fathers and their children
    Philip J Morgan
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:876. 2011
    ..The aim of the current study was to evaluate the previously established program in a community setting, in a large effectiveness trial...
  13. doi request reprint Effects of a preseason intervention on anthropometric characteristics of semiprofessional rugby league players
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    J Strength Cond Res 25:432-40. 2011
    ..Rugby league conditioning staff at a semiprofessional level should consider the value of a comprehensive structured and periodized preseason training program and aim to educate players about strategies to achieve body composition goals...
  14. doi request reprint 12-month outcomes and process evaluation of the SHED-IT RCT: an internet-based weight loss program targeting men
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:142-51. 2011
    ..Low-dose approaches to weight loss are feasible, acceptable, and can achieve clinically important weight loss in men after 1-year follow-up...
  15. ncbi request reprint The SHED-IT randomized controlled trial: evaluation of an Internet-based weight-loss program for men
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:2025-32. 2009
    ..The Internet is a feasible and effective medium for weight loss in men but strategies need to be explored to improve engagement in online programs...
  16. doi request reprint Efficacy of a workplace-based weight loss program for overweight male shift workers: the Workplace POWER (Preventing Obesity Without Eating like a Rabbit) randomized controlled trial
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Prev Med 52:317-25. 2011
    ..To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a workplace-based weight loss program (Workplace POWER-WP) for male shift workers...
  17. ncbi request reprint Classroom teachers' perceptions of the impact of barriers to teaching physical education on the quality of physical education programs
    Philip J Morgan
    Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    Res Q Exerc Sport 79:506-16. 2008
    ..The major adverse effects of these barriers were evident in reduced time spent teaching PE and delivering PE lessons of questionable quality...
  18. doi request reprint Correlates of objectively measured physical activity in obese children
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2634-41. 2008
    ..Interventions aimed at reducing sedentary behaviors among obese girls should also be considered...
  19. doi request reprint The nutrition and enjoyable activity for teen girls study: a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Deborah L Dewar
    School of Education, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Callaghan Campus
    Am J Prev Med 45:313-7. 2013
    ..Obesity prevention among youth of low SES is a public health priority given the higher prevalence of youth obesity in this population subgroup...
  20. pmc The Nutrition and Enjoyable Activity for Teen Girls (NEAT girls) randomized controlled trial for adolescent girls from disadvantaged secondary schools: rationale, study protocol, and baseline results
    David R Lubans
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:652. 2010
    ..The purpose of this paper is to report the rationale, study design and baseline findings of a school-based obesity prevention program for low-active adolescent girls from disadvantaged secondary schools...
  21. doi request reprint Explaining dietary intake in adolescent girls from disadvantaged secondary schools. A test of Social Cognitive Theory
    David R Lubans
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Australia
    Appetite 58:517-24. 2012
    ..Further study of the role that implementation intentions play in explaining adolescent girls' dietary behaviors is required...
  22. pmc Mediators of weight loss in the 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' pilot study for overweight fathers
    David R Lubans
    School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, 2308, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:45. 2012
    ..The aim of this paper was to identify potential behavioral mediators of weight loss in the Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHK) intervention for overweight fathers...
  23. ncbi request reprint 12 month changes in dietary intake of adolescent girls attending schools in low-income communities following the NEAT Girls cluster randomized controlled trial
    Clare E Collins
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, HA12 Hunter Building, School of Health Sciences, University Drive, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia Electronic address
    Appetite 73:147-55. 2014
    ..34-37% in controls, p=0.057). Further research including more intensive nutrition intervention strategies are required to evaluate whether dietary intake in adolescent girls attending schools in low SES communities can be optimized...
  24. ncbi request reprint Exploring the mechanisms of physical activity and dietary behavior change in the program x intervention for adolescents
    David R Lubans
    School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Callaghan, Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 47:83-91. 2010
    ..The objective of this investigation was to examine the mechanisms of physical activity and dietary behavior change in the Program X intervention...
  25. doi request reprint Parent diet modification, child activity, or both in obese children: an RCT
    Clare E Collins
    Department of Nutrition and Diet, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, NSW, 2308, Australia
    Pediatrics 127:619-27. 2011
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Proficiency deficiency: mastery of fundamental movement skills and skill components in overweight and obese children
    Dylan P Cliff
    Faculty of Education, Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute IERI, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1024-33. 2012
    ..Physical activity programs designed for overweight and obese children may need to address deficiencies in FMS proficiency to foster the movement capabilities required for participation in health-enhancing physical activity...
  27. pmc Rationale and study protocol for the supporting children's outcomes using rewards, exercise and skills (SCORES) group randomized controlled trial: a physical activity and fundamental movement skills intervention for primary schools in low-income communiti
    David R Lubans
    School of Education, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:427. 2012
    ..PA levels decline dramatically during adolescence and evidence suggests that competency in a range of fundamental movement skills (FMS) may serve as a protective factor against this trend...
  28. doi request reprint The impact of a school garden and cooking program on boys' and girls' fruit and vegetable preferences, taste rating, and intake
    Rachael L Jaenke
    University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Educ Behav 39:131-41. 2012
    ..Further research is needed to examine whether a school garden, with or without school curriculum components, can be used to optimize fruit and vegetable intakes, particularly in boys...
  29. pmc The HIKCUPS trial: a multi-site randomized controlled trial of a combined physical activity skill-development and dietary modification program in overweight and obese children
    Rachel A Jones
    Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:15. 2007
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Movement skills and physical activity in obese children: randomized controlled trial
    Dylan P Cliff
    Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 43:90-100. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Hunter Illawarra Kids Challenge Using Parent Support physical activity program in overweight children...
  31. doi request reprint Men participating in a weight-loss intervention are able to implement key dietary messages, but not those relating to vegetables or alcohol: the Self-Help, Exercise and Diet using Internet Technology (SHED-IT) study
    Clare E Collins
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 14:168-75. 2011
    ..To describe dietary changes in men participating in an obesity intervention as part of the Self-Help, Exercise and Diet using Information Technology (SHED-IT) study...
  32. ncbi request reprint Randomised controlled trials in overweight children: practicalities and realities
    Janet M Warren
    University of Newcastle, Schools of Health Sciences and Education, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 2:73-85. 2007
    ..To highlight and discuss the practical aspects of conducting high quality, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with overweight and obese children and their families...
  33. pmc Effectiveness of a multi-strategy intervention in increasing the implementation of vegetable and fruit breaks by Australian primary schools: a non-randomized controlled trial
    Nicole Nathan
    Hunter New England Population Health, Hunter New England Area Health Service, Newcastle, Locked Bag No, 10, Wallsend, NSW, 2287, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:651. 2012
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of the Physical Activity Leaders (PALs) program for adolescent boys from disadvantaged secondary schools
    David R Lubans
    Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Prev Med 52:239-46. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of the Physical Activity Leaders (PALs) program. PALs is an obesity prevention program for low-active adolescent boys from disadvantaged schools...
  35. doi request reprint Children's intake of fruit and selected energy-dense nutrient-poor foods is associated with fathers' intake
    Laura Hall
    The University of Newcastle, HA12 Hunter Building, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:1039-44. 2011
    ..The targeting of fathers should be tested in experimental studies as a potential strategy to improve child and family eating habits...
  36. pmc Validity of a self-report survey tool measuring the nutrition and physical activity environment of primary schools
    Nicole Nathan
    Hunter New England Population Health, Hunter New England Area Health Service, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:75. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the validity of Principal self-report of primary school healthy eating and physical activity environments...
  37. doi request reprint Behavioural factors related with successful weight loss 15 months post-enrolment in a commercial web-based weight-loss programme
    Melinda J Neve
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 15:1299-309. 2012
    ....
  38. pmc A 12-week commercial web-based weight-loss program for overweight and obese adults: randomized controlled trial comparing basic versus enhanced features
    Clare E Collins
    The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 14:e57. 2012
    ..Interestingly, most people who attempt weight loss use commercially available programs, yet it is very uncommon for commercial programs to be evaluated independently or rigorously...
  39. doi request reprint Does childhood motor skill proficiency predict adolescent fitness?
    Lisa M Barnett
    Department of Rural Health Northern Rivers, University of Sydney, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:2137-44. 2008
    ..To determine whether childhood fundamental motor skill proficiency predicts subsequent adolescent cardiorespiratory fitness...
  40. ncbi request reprint A cluster randomized trial of a multi-level intervention, delivered by service staff, to increase physical activity of children attending center-based childcare
    Meghan Finch
    Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle, NSW, Australia School of Medicine and Public Health University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Electronic address
    Prev Med 58:9-16. 2014
    ..To evaluate the impact of a multi-level intervention on the physical activity levels of 3-5 year old children attending center-based childcare services...
  41. doi request reprint Objectively measured sedentary behavior, physical activity, and plasma lipids in overweight and obese children
    Dylan P Cliff
    Faculty of Education, Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:382-5. 2013
    ..This study examines the associations between objectively measured sedentary behavior, light physical activity (LPA), and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), and plasma lipids in overweight and obese children...
  42. ncbi request reprint Dietary outcomes of the healthy dads healthy kids randomised controlled trial
    Tracy Burrows
    School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 55:408-11. 2012
    ..Fathers significantly reduced portion size (P=0.03) but not energy intakes, whereas children reduced energy intakes (kJ) (P=0.02). There is an opportunity to target fathers as to improve child intakes...
  43. doi request reprint Effects of integrating pedometers, parental materials, and E-mail support within an extracurricular school sport intervention
    David R Lubans
    School of Education, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 44:176-83. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a school-based intervention (Program X) incorporating pedometers and e-mail support on physical activity, sedentary behavior, and healthy eating in adolescents...
  44. ncbi request reprint Fundamental movement skills in children and adolescents: review of associated health benefits
    David R Lubans
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Sports Med 40:1019-35. 2010
    ..More longitudinal and intervention research examining the relationship between FMS competency and potential psychological, physiological and behavioural outcomes in children and adolescents is recommended...
  45. doi request reprint The impact of nutrition education with and without a school garden on knowledge, vegetable intake and preferences and quality of school life among primary-school students
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 13:1931-40. 2010
    ..To investigate the impact of school garden-enhanced nutrition education (NE) on children's fruit and vegetable consumption, vegetable preferences, fruit and vegetable knowledge and quality of school life...
  46. pmc Social support from teachers mediates physical activity behavior change in children participating in the Fit-4-Fun intervention
    Narelle Eather
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Callaghan, Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:68. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to explore potential mediators of physical activity in the Fit-4-Fun program for primary school children...
  47. pmc Evaluation of a commercial web-based weight loss and weight loss maintenance program in overweight and obese adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Clare E Collins
    Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2308 Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:669. 2010
    ..The aim of this RCT was to determine and compare the efficacy of two web-based interventions for weight loss and maintenance of lost weight...
  48. pmc Dropout, nonusage attrition, and pretreatment predictors of nonusage attrition in a commercial Web-based weight loss program
    Melinda J Neve
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 12:e69. 2010
    ..However, poor retention (dropout attrition) and website utilization (nonusage attrition) are major inhibitors to the effectiveness of Web-based programs...
  49. pmc Efficacy of standard versus enhanced features in a Web-based commercial weight-loss program for obese adults, part 2: randomized controlled trial
    Clare E Collins
    Priority Research Centre in Nutrition and Physical Activity, Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 15:e140. 2013
    ....
  50. pmc Improving health-related fitness in children: the Fit-4-Fun randomized controlled trial study protocol
    Narelle Eather
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:902. 2011
    ..This paper reports the rationale and methods for a school-based intervention designed to improve physical fitness and physical activity levels of Grades 5 and 6 primary school children...
  51. ncbi request reprint The relationship between pedometer step counts and estimated VO2Max as determined by a submaximal fitness test in adolescents
    David R Lubans
    School of Educatin, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 20:273-84. 2008
    ..05). The results from this study suggest that estimated VO2max as determined by a submaximal exercise test is moderately associated with mean steps/day in adolescents...
  52. doi request reprint A systematic review of studies using pedometers to promote physical activity among youth
    David R Lubans
    School of Education, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308, Australia
    Prev Med 48:307-15. 2009
    ..Secondary aims were to assess the quality of existing studies and examine the different ways that pedometers have been used to promote activity...
  53. ncbi request reprint Volumes and bouts of sedentary behavior and physical activity: associations with cardiometabolic health in obese children
    Dylan P Cliff
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Education, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 22:E112-8. 2014
    ..To examine associations of volumes and bouts of sedentary behavior (SED) and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) with individual and clustered cardio-metabolic outcomes in overweight/obese children...
  54. doi request reprint Improving the fitness and physical activity levels of primary school children: results of the Fit-4-Fun group randomized controlled trial
    Narelle Eather
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle, Australia
    Prev Med 56:12-9. 2013
    ..To evaluate the impact of a multi-component school-based physical activity intervention (Fit-4-Fun) on health-related fitness and objectively measured physical activity in primary school children...
  55. doi request reprint Potential moderators and mediators of intervention effects in an obesity prevention program for adolescent boys from disadvantaged schools
    David R Lubans
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 15:519-25. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore potential moderators and mediators of intervention effects in the Physical Activity Leaders (PALs) obesity prevention program for adolescent boys from disadvantaged secondary schools...
  56. ncbi request reprint Comparison of energy intake in toddlers assessed by food frequency questionnaire and total energy expenditure measured by the doubly labeled water method
    Clare E Collins
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, HA12 Hunter Building, University Dr, Callaghan, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 2308
    J Acad Nutr Diet 113:459-63. 2013
    ..Choice of method is likely to depend on practical issues, including cost and burden...
  57. pmc Weight change in a commercial web-based weight loss program and its association with website use: cohort study
    Melinda Neve
    School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 13:e83. 2011
    ..The potential of Web-based weight loss programs has been acknowledged, but their ability to achieve significant weight loss has not been proven...
  58. doi request reprint The relationship between heart rate intensity and pedometer step counts in adolescents
    David R Lubans
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    J Sports Sci 27:591-7. 2009
    ..001). The results from this study suggest that a step rate of 130 steps per minute is equal to 65-75% maximum heart rate in low-fit adolescents and achieving 130 steps per minute could be used as an initial goal to improve fitness...
  59. pmc An 8-week web-based weight loss challenge with celebrity endorsement and enhanced social support: observational study
    Melinda J Hutchesson
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, Callaghan 2308, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 15:e129. 2013
    ..Initial engagement and weight loss within Web-based weight loss programs may predict long-term success. The integration of persuasive Web-based features may boost engagement and therefore weight loss...
  60. ncbi request reprint Childhood motor skill proficiency as a predictor of adolescent physical activity
    Lisa M Barnett
    University of Sydney, Department of Rural Health Northern Rivers, Lismore, NSW, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 44:252-9. 2009
    ..Cross-sectional evidence has demonstrated the importance of motor skill proficiency to physical activity participation, but it is unknown whether skill proficiency predicts subsequent physical activity...
  61. doi request reprint Exploring changes in physical activity, sedentary behaviors and hypothesized mediators in the NEAT girls group randomized controlled trial
    Deborah L Dewar
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 17:39-46. 2014
    ..To evaluate the impact of a 12-month school-based multi-component program on adolescent girls' physical activity and sedentary behaviors, and hypothesized mediators of physical activity behavior change...
  62. pmc Development and evaluation of social cognitive measures related to adolescent dietary behaviors
    Deborah L Dewar
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:36. 2012
    ..This study aimed to develop and evaluate the reliability and factorial validity, of social-cognitive measures related to adolescent healthy eating behaviors...
  63. ncbi request reprint Maternal and paternal parenting practices and their influence on children's adiposity, screen-time, diet and physical activity
    Adam B Lloyd
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    Appetite 79:149-57. 2014
    ..A focus on maternal parenting specifically relating to screen-time and diet, and father's physical activity parenting and weight status may support their children in developing more healthy behaviors. ..
  64. ncbi request reprint Fundamental movement skills and physical activity among children living in low-income communities: a cross-sectional study
    Kristen E Cohen
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, University Drive, Callaghan NSW, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:49. 2014
    ....
  65. doi request reprint The SHED-IT weight loss maintenance trial protocol: a randomised controlled trial of a weight loss maintenance program for overweight and obese men
    Myles D Young
    Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, ATC Building, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2303, Australia School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Australia Electronic address
    Contemp Clin Trials 37:84-97. 2014
    ..Trial Registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ACTRN12612000749808)...
  66. doi request reprint Rationale and study protocol for the 'Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time' (ATLAS) group randomized controlled trial: an obesity prevention intervention for adolescent boys from schools in low-income communities
    Jordan J Smith
    Faculty of Education and Arts, Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia Electronic address
    Contemp Clin Trials 37:106-19. 2014
    ..The aim of this paper is to report the rationale and study protocol for the 'Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time' (ATLAS) obesity prevention intervention for adolescent boys living in low-income communities...
  67. pmc Efficacy of interventions that include diet, aerobic and resistance training components for type 2 diabetes prevention: a systematic review with meta-analysis
    Elroy J Aguiar
    Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, University Dr, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:2. 2014
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  68. pmc A cluster randomised trial to evaluate a physical activity intervention among 3-5 year old children attending long day care services: study protocol
    Meghan Finch
    Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:534. 2010
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  69. pmc Exploring the mechanisms of weight loss in the SHED-IT intervention for overweight men: a mediation analysis
    David R Lubans
    School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:76. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  70. pmc Perceived sports competence mediates the relationship between childhood motor skill proficiency and adolescent physical activity and fitness: a longitudinal assessment
    Lisa M Barnett
    University of Sydney, Department of Rural Health Northern Rivers, PO Box 3074, Lismore, NSW, 2480, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:40. 2008
    ..The purpose of this paper was to investigate whether perceived sports competence mediates the relationship between childhood motor skill proficiency and subsequent adolescent physical activity and fitness...
  71. pmc The 40-Something randomized controlled trial to prevent weight gain in mid-age women
    Lauren T Williams
    Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, 2308, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:1007. 2013
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