Jennifer A O'Dea

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi Obesity increase among low SES Australian schoolchildren between 2000 and 2006: time for preventive interventions to target children from low income schools?
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Building A35, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Int J Public Health 55:185-92. 2010
  2. doi Increased breakfast frequency and nutritional quality among schoolchildren after a national breakfast promotion campaign in Australia between 2000 and 2006
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia
    Health Educ Res 26:1086-96. 2011
  3. doi Gender, ethnicity, culture and social class influences on childhood obesity among Australian schoolchildren: implications for treatment, prevention and community education
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Soc Care Community 16:282-90. 2008
  4. ncbi Consumption of nutritional supplements among adolescents: usage and perceived benefits
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    School of Development and Learning, Faculty of Education, A35, Education Building, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Health Educ Res 18:98-107. 2003
  5. ncbi Self-concept, self-esteem and body weight in adolescent females: a three-year longitudinal study
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Health Psychol 11:599-611. 2006
  6. ncbi Why do kids eat healthful food? Perceived benefits of and barriers to healthful eating and physical activity among children and adolescents
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Department of Education, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:497-501. 2003
  7. doi Body image and eating disorders amongst Japanese adolescents. A review of the literature
    Naomi Chisuwa
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia
    Appetite 54:5-15. 2010
  8. doi Plateau in obesity and overweight in a cross sectional study of low, middle and high socioeconomic status schoolchildren between 2004 and 2009
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Department of Health Education and Nutrition Education, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Building A35, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Int J Public Health 56:663-7. 2011
  9. pmc Perceived and desired weight, weight related eating and exercising behaviours, and advice received from parents among thin, overweight, obese or normal weight Australian children and adolescents
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, Building A35, The University of Sydney NSW, 2006, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:68. 2011
  10. doi Nutritional quality of breakfast and physical activity independently predict the literacy and numeracy scores of children after adjusting for socioeconomic status
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Educ Res 27:975-85. 2012

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi Obesity increase among low SES Australian schoolchildren between 2000 and 2006: time for preventive interventions to target children from low income schools?
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Building A35, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Int J Public Health 55:185-92. 2010
    ..To examine change from 2000 to 2006 in obesity and overweight by gender, school year and school socioeconomic status (SES) in a national sample of students from Australia...
  2. doi Increased breakfast frequency and nutritional quality among schoolchildren after a national breakfast promotion campaign in Australia between 2000 and 2006
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia
    Health Educ Res 26:1086-96. 2011
    ....
  3. doi Gender, ethnicity, culture and social class influences on childhood obesity among Australian schoolchildren: implications for treatment, prevention and community education
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Soc Care Community 16:282-90. 2008
    ..The different body image perceptions identified in this study should be taken into account when planning clinical, community or preventive initiatives among children or adolescents from varying ethnic groups...
  4. ncbi Consumption of nutritional supplements among adolescents: usage and perceived benefits
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    School of Development and Learning, Faculty of Education, A35, Education Building, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Health Educ Res 18:98-107. 2003
    ..Health education programmes should incorporate the perceptions, aspirations and motivations of young people into the planning of interventions and activities in order to make them most relevant and effective...
  5. ncbi Self-concept, self-esteem and body weight in adolescent females: a three-year longitudinal study
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Health Psychol 11:599-611. 2006
    ..This pattern was similar for all of the other self-concept domains. Several aspects of early adolescent girls' self-image may be adversely influenced by a heavy weight status...
  6. ncbi Why do kids eat healthful food? Perceived benefits of and barriers to healthful eating and physical activity among children and adolescents
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Department of Education, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:497-501. 2003
    ....
  7. doi Body image and eating disorders amongst Japanese adolescents. A review of the literature
    Naomi Chisuwa
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia
    Appetite 54:5-15. 2010
    ..Strategies for culturally appropriate prevention are discussed...
  8. doi Plateau in obesity and overweight in a cross sectional study of low, middle and high socioeconomic status schoolchildren between 2004 and 2009
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Department of Health Education and Nutrition Education, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Building A35, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Int J Public Health 56:663-7. 2011
    ..To examine cross-sectional trends in obesity and overweight by gender, age and school socioeconomic status (SES) in 1,239 children aged 9-12 years from the same 10 primary schools in 2004 and 2009...
  9. pmc Perceived and desired weight, weight related eating and exercising behaviours, and advice received from parents among thin, overweight, obese or normal weight Australian children and adolescents
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, Building A35, The University of Sydney NSW, 2006, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:68. 2011
    ..The study aimed to compare perceived weight status, desired weight, eating and exercise behaviours and advice received from parents among thin, overweight, obese or normal weight Australian children and adolescents...
  10. doi Nutritional quality of breakfast and physical activity independently predict the literacy and numeracy scores of children after adjusting for socioeconomic status
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Educ Res 27:975-85. 2012
    ....
  11. doi Body image and obesity among Australian adolescents from indigenous and Anglo-European backgrounds: implications for health promotion and obesity prevention among Aboriginal youth
    Renata Leah Cinelli
    Faculty of Education ocial Work, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Health Educ Res 24:1059-68. 2009
    ....
  12. ncbi Socio-cognitive and nutritional factors associated with body mass index in children and adolescents: possibilities for childhood obesity prevention
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, Building A35, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Educ Res 21:796-805. 2006
    ..Nutrition knowledge and dietary locus of control were not associated with BMI. These results suggest that breakfast programmes for low-income children may be an effective measure in the prevention of childhood obesity...
  13. doi Prevention programs for body image and eating disorders on University campuses: a review of large, controlled interventions
    Zali Yager
    Health Education and Human Movement, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Building A35, Sydney 2006, NSW, Australia
    Health Promot Int 23:173-89. 2008
    ..A newly designed program for Australian university students is described...
  14. ncbi Self perception score from zero to ten correlates well with standardized scales of adolescent self esteem, body dissatisfaction, eating disorders risk, depression, and anxiety
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 21:509-17. 2009
    ..The ability to quickly and reliably assess mental health status would assist health workers, educators and youth workers to provide appropriate early intervention for adolescents...
  15. ncbi Across-country comparisons of selected infant and young child feeding indicators and associated factors in four South Asian countries
    Michael J Dibley
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Food Nutr Bull 31:366-75. 2010
    ....
  16. pmc Iron and folic acid supplements and reduced early neonatal deaths in Indonesia
    Christiana R Titaley
    Sydney School of Public Health, Edward Ford Building A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 88:500-8. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship between antenatal care, iron and folic acid supplementation and tetanus toxoid vaccination during pregnancy in Indonesia and the risk of early neonatal death (death in days 0-6 of life)...
  17. doi Combined iron/folic acid supplements and malaria prophylaxis reduce neonatal mortality in 19 sub-Saharan African countries
    Christiana R Titaley
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:235-43. 2010
    ..Other studies from malaria-endemic areas have reported an adverse effect of iron supplements on malaria prevalence in pregnant women...
  18. doi Infant and young child feeding indicators across nine East and Southeast Asian countries: an analysis of National Survey Data 2000-2005
    Michael J Dibley
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 13:1296-303. 2010
    ..To compare infant and young child feeding practices in children aged 0-23 months across nine East and Southeast Asian countries...
  19. pmc Determinants of neonatal mortality in Indonesia
    Christiana R Titaley
    School of Public Health, Edward Ford Building A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMC Public Health 8:232. 2008
    ..This study aimed to identify the determinants of neonatal mortality in Indonesia, for a nationally representative sample of births from 1997 to 2002...
  20. doi Metabolic risk profiles and associated risk factors among Vietnamese adults in Ho Chi Minh City
    Oanh T H Trinh
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 8:69-78. 2010
    ..This study reports the metabolic risk profiles and the prevalence of metabolic risk factors and associated factors among Vietnamese adults in Ho Chi Minh City...
  21. ncbi Eating and exercise disorders in young college men
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Faculty of Education, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Coll Health 50:273-8. 2002
    ..Health professionals should be aware that eating and exercise disorders may be present in college men and that screening may help in the early identification of these problems...
  22. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for stunting and severe stunting among under-fives in North Maluku province of Indonesia
    - Ramli
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 9:64. 2009
    ..The purpose of the current study was to assess the prevalence of and the risk factors associated with stunting and severe stunting among children aged less than five years in North Maluku province of Indonesia...
  23. pmc Why do some women still prefer traditional birth attendants and home delivery?: a qualitative study on delivery care services in West Java Province, Indonesia
    Christiana R Titaley
    Sydney School of Public Health, Edward Ford Building A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:43. 2010
    ..This study aims to explore the perspectives of community members and health workers about the use of delivery care services in six villages of West Java Province...
  24. pmc Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in Bangladesh and its association with diarrhoea and acute respiratory infection: results of the multiple indicator cluster survey 2003
    Seema Mihrshahi
    Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Health Popul Nutr 25:195-204. 2007
    ..The low prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in Bangladesh needs to be improved to decrease child morbidity...
  25. ncbi Test-retest repeatability and relative validity of the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire in a developing country context
    Oanh T H Trinh
    Centre for Physical Activity and Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 6:S46-53. 2009
    ..This study assesses the test-retest repeatability and criterion validity of the WHO-recommended Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) in Vietnamese adults during the dry and wet seasons...