Anthony D Okely

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wollongong
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Preschool children and physical activity: a review of correlates
    Trina Hinkley
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Burwood, Vic, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 34:435-441. 2008
  2. pmc Patterns of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in preschool children
    Eveline Van Cauwenberghe
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ghent, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:138. 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. pmc Correlates of sedentary behaviours in preschool children: a review
    Trina Hinkley
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, Vic, 3125 Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:66. 2010
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. pmc Associations between insulin and glucose concentrations and anthropometric measures of fat mass in Australian adolescents
    Elizabeth Denney-Wilson
    University of New South Wales Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, Sydney 2052, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 10:58. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Changes in physical activity participation from 1985 to 2004 in a statewide survey of Australian adolescents
    Anthony D Okely
    Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:176-80. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Adherence to physical activity and electronic media guidelines in Australian pre-school children
    Anthony D Okely
    Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:5-8. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Preschool children and physical activity: a review of correlates
    Trina Hinkley
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Burwood, Vic, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 34:435-441. 2008
    ..This paper reviews articles investigating correlates of preschool children's physical activity behaviors published in peer-reviewed journals between 1980 and March 2007...
  2. pmc Patterns of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in preschool children
    Eveline Van Cauwenberghe
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ghent, Watersportlaan 2, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:138. 2012
    ..Therefore, in this observational study patterns of SB and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) were examined in detail throughout the week in preschool-aged boys and girls...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Correlates of sedentary behaviours in preschool children: a review
    Trina Hinkley
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, Vic, 3125 Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:66. 2010
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  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Associations between insulin and glucose concentrations and anthropometric measures of fat mass in Australian adolescents
    Elizabeth Denney-Wilson
    University of New South Wales Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, Sydney 2052, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 10:58. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Changes in physical activity participation from 1985 to 2004 in a statewide survey of Australian adolescents
    Anthony D Okely
    Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:176-80. 2008
    ..To examine changes in physical activity during a 19-year period between 2 representative cohorts of adolescents from New South Wales, Australia...
  10. doi request reprint Adherence to physical activity and electronic media guidelines in Australian pre-school children
    Anthony D Okely
    Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:5-8. 2009
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Relationships between body composition and fundamental movement skills among children and adolescents
    Anthony D Okely
    Faculty of Education and Metabolic Research Center at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Res Q Exerc Sport 75:238-47. 2004
    ..This would suggest that intervention strategies to prevent unhealthy weight gain among children and youth might usefully include increasing proficiency of locomotor skills as a key component...
  13. ncbi request reprint Multi-site randomized controlled trial of a child-centered physical activity program, a parent-centered dietary-modification program, or both in overweight children: the HIKCUPS study
    Anthony D Okely
    Child Obesity Research Centre and Faculty of Education, School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
    J Pediatr 157:388-94, 394.e1. 2010
    ..To evaluate whether a child-centered physical activity program, combined with a parent-centered dietary program, was more efficacious than each treatment alone, in preventing unhealthy weight-gain in overweight children...
  14. doi request reprint Process evaluation of the Hunter Illawarra Kids Challenge Using Parent Support study: a multisite randomized controlled trial for the management of child obesity
    Rachel A Jones
    Child Obesity Research Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    Health Promot Pract 11:917-27. 2010
    ..Recommendations for future interventions, specifically the implementation of subsequent HIKCUPS or other multisite effectiveness studies, are detailed...
  15. 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
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  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Associations between sports participation, adiposity and obesity-related health behaviors in Australian adolescents
    Stewart A Vella
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, Northfields Avenue, University of Wollongong, Wollongong 2522, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:113. 2013
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Sports participation and parent-reported health-related quality of life in children: longitudinal associations
    Stewart A Vella
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia Electronic address
    J Pediatr 164:1469-74. 2014
    ..To investigate the longitudinal association between sports participation and parent-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children...
  22. pmc Changes in physical activity levels, lesson context, and teacher interaction during physical education in culturally and linguistically diverse Australian schools
    Dean A Dudley
    School of Human Movement Studies, Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University, Allen House, Panorama Avenue, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:114. 2012
    ....
  23. 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
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Promoting healthy lifestyles among adolescent boys: the Fitness Improvement and Lifestyle Awareness Program RCT
    Louisa R Peralta
    Faculty of Education and Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    Prev Med 48:537-42. 2009
    ..To assess the feasibility, acceptability, and potential efficacy of a school-based obesity prevention program among adolescent boys with sub-optimal cardiorespiratory fitness...
  25. pmc Predictive validity and classification accuracy of ActiGraph energy expenditure equations and cut-points in young children
    Xanne Janssen
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e79124. 2013
    ..Evaluate the predictive validity of ActiGraph energy expenditure equations and the classification accuracy of physical activity intensity cut-points in preschoolers...
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint Promoting fundamental movement skill development and physical activity in early childhood settings: a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Rachel A Jones
    University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 23:600-15. 2011
    ..110.5, 95% CI 33.6, 187.3; Cohen's d = 0.46). This study demonstrates that a physical activity program implemented by staff within a preschool setting is feasible, acceptable and potentially efficacious...
  28. doi request reprint Validation of activPAL Defined Sedentary Time and Breaks in Sedentary Time in 4- to 6-Year-Olds
    Xanne Janssen
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 26:110-7. 2014
    ..However, the activPAL has difficulty classifying other postures, such as kneeling. In addition, when predicting time spent in different postures and total number of breaks in SB the activPAL appeared not to be accurate. ..
  29. doi request reprint Practical utility and reliability of whole-room calorimetry in young children
    Xanne Janssen
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia
    Br J Nutr 109:1917-22. 2013
    ..In addition, the effect of a small standardised breakfast, approximately 90 min before REE measurements, is likely to be small...
  30. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of travel to and from school among adolescents in NSW, Australia
    Michael L Booth
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:755-61. 2007
    ..Active transport to and from school is frequently identified as an opportunity to increase energy expenditure among young people. The epidemiology of travel behaviours among Grade 6, 8 and 10 students in NSW is reported...
  31. doi request reprint Relationships between weight status and child, parent and community characteristics in preschool children
    Rachel A Jones
    Child Obesity Research Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 4:54-60. 2009
    ..To examine, using an Ecological Systems Theoretical framework, relationships between weight status and child, parent and community characteristics and risk factors among preschool children...
  32. doi request reprint Validation of activPAL Defined Sedentary Time and Breaks in Sedentary Time in 4- to 6-Year-Olds
    Xanne Janssen
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 26:110-7. 2014
    ..However, the activPAL has difficulty classifying other postures, such as kneeling. In addition, when predicting time spent in different postures and total number of breaks in SB the activPAL appeared not to be accurate. ..
  33. ncbi request reprint The HAPPY study: development and reliability of a parent survey to assess correlates of preschool children's physical activity
    Trina Hinkley
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 15:407-17. 2012
    ..However, there is a scarcity of reliable instruments designed to capture such correlates in preschool-aged children...
  34. doi request reprint Assessing volume of accelerometry data for reliability in preschool children
    Trina Hinkley
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:2436-41. 2012
    ..This study examines what volume of accelerometry data (h·d) is required to reliably estimate preschool children's physical activity and whether it is necessary to include weekday and weekend data...
  35. 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...
  36. doi request reprint Efficacy of interventions to improve motor development in young children: a systematic review
    Annaleise M Riethmuller
    Child Obesity Research Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Pediatrics 124:e782-92. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to systematically review evidence from controlled trials on the efficacy of motor development interventions in young children...
  37. doi request reprint The population distributions, upper normal limits and correlations between liver tests among Australian adolescents
    Jacob George
    Storr Liver Unit, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:579-85. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the distributions of liver tests, to identify the upper normal limits (UNLs) and to describe the correlations among liver tests...
  38. ncbi request reprint Relationships between fundamental movement skills and objectively measured physical activity in preschool children
    Dylan P Cliff
    Child Obesity Research Centre, Faculty of Education University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 21:436-49. 2009
    ..2% (p = .023) of the variance in percent of time in MVPA after controlling for confounders. Gender and FMS subdomain may influence the relationship between FMS and physical activity in preschool children...
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint Thirteen-year trends in child and adolescent fundamental movement skills: 1997-2010
    Louise L Hardy
    1Physical Activity Nutrition Obesity Research Group, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2Faculty of Health, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA and 3Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute and Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:1965-70. 2013
    ..The objective of this study is to describe 13-yr trends in children's fundamental movement skill (FMS) competency...
  41. ncbi request reprint Changes in cardiorespiratory fitness among children and adolescents in Australia: 1997 and 2004
    Anthony D Okely
    Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    J Sports Sci 28:851-7. 2010
    ..Over the period 1997 to 2004, the prevalence of adequate cardiorespiratory fitness among students rose slightly in general. It is concerning that the gap between low and high socio-economic tertiles appears to have widened...
  42. doi request reprint Perceived and actual competence among overweight and non-overweight children
    Rachel A Jones
    Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 13:589-96. 2010
    ..Better understanding these differences at different stages of development may lead to identifying more specific and appropriate intervention points to promote physical activity in overweight children...
  43. doi request reprint Relationship between plantar pressures, physical activity and sedentariness among preschool children
    Karen J Mickle
    Biomechanics Research Laboratory, School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 14:36-41. 2011
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Relationships between child, parent and community characteristics and weight status among young children
    Rachel A Jones
    Child Obesity Research Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:256-64. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship between weight status and child, parent and community characteristics among young boys and girls...
  45. doi request reprint Tracking physical activity and sedentary behavior in childhood: a systematic review
    Rachel A Jones
    Faculty of Education and Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Astralia
    Am J Prev Med 44:651-8. 2013
    ..9 years) or from early childhood to middle childhood (aged 6-12 years). It is important to review the evidence of tracking of these behaviors to determine their stability during the foundational early years of life...
  46. doi request reprint Preschoolers' physical activity, screen time, and compliance with recommendations
    Trina Hinkley
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:458-65. 2012
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Movement skill mastery in a clinical sample of overweight and obese children
    Dylan P Cliff
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:473-5. 2011
    ..Physical activity programs designed for children with overweight/obesity need to address deficiencies in FMS proficiency as part of an overall strategy to promote physical activity participation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Descriptive epidemiology of small screen recreation among Australian adolescents
    Louise L Hardy
    NSW Centre of Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:709-14. 2006
    ..To describe the epidemiology of small screen recreation (SSR) that is: television, computer, video, and DVD use among school students aged 11-15 years in New South Wales, Australia...
  49. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of SHARK: a physical activity skill-development program for overweight and obese children
    Dylan P Cliff
    Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 10:263-7. 2007
    ..However, a larger sample size and a comparison group are required to determine whether this approach can impact on activity levels and weight status...
  50. doi request reprint The population prevalence of adverse concentrations and associations with adiposity of liver tests among Australian adolescents
    Michael L Booth
    School of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:686-91. 2008
    ..This paper reports the prevalence of elevated concentrations of four liver enzymes and their associations with adiposity in a representative population sample of Australian adolescents...
  51. doi request reprint The effect of school recess interventions on physical activity : a systematic review
    Anne Maree Parrish
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    Sports Med 43:287-99. 2013
    ..The benefits of physical activity to maintain optimal health and well-being in children and adolescents are undisputed. The school environment offers opportunities for children to be physically active...
  52. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two sets of accelerometer cut-off points for calculating moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in young children
    Dylan P Cliff
    Child Obesity Research Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 4:509-13. 2007
  53. ncbi request reprint Predictive validity of four bioelectrical impedance equations in determining percent fat mass in overweight and obese children
    Jane Cleary
    Department of Clinical Nutrition, Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:136-9. 2008
    ..121). This study suggests that the Schaefer equation is the only accurate BIA prediction equation for assessing percent fat mass in this sample of overweight and obese children from primarily white backgrounds...
  54. doi request reprint The correlates of preschoolers' compliance with screen recommendations exist across multiple domains
    Trina Hinkley
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Burwood, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, Victoria Australia
    Prev Med 57:212-9. 2013
    ..To investigate the individual, social and physical environment correlates of preschool children's compliance with Australian/Canadian and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) screen recommendations...
  55. doi request reprint Understanding the day-to-day lives of obese children and their families
    Lauren M Puglisi
    Ryde Hornsby Health Promotion Unit, Northern Sydney Local Health District, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
    Fam Community Health 36:42-50. 2013
    ..Child obesity involves a complex set of factors interacting to place a child at risk of developing weight problems...
  56. doi request reprint Methodological considerations in using accelerometers to assess habitual physical activity in children aged 0-5 years
    Dylan P Cliff
    Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 12:557-67. 2009
    ..Recommendations for further research are outlined, based on the above findings, which, if undertaken, will enhance the accuracy of accelerometer-based assessments of habitual physical activity in young children...
  57. pmc Socio-ecological predictors of participation and dropout in organised sports during childhood
    Stewart A Vella
    Early Start Research Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, Northfields Avenue, University of Wollongong, Wollongong 2522, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:62. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the socio-ecological determinants of participation and dropout in organised sports in a nationally-representative sample of Australian children...
  58. doi request reprint Barriers to increasing physical activity and limiting small screen recreation among obese children
    Lauren M Puglisi
    Child Obesity Research Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia Electronic
    Obes Res Clin Pract 4:e1-e82. 2010
    ..Parents believe that they know what they have to do to overcome many of these barriers but they are unaware of the actions they need to take. ..
  59. doi request reprint Physical activity levels and movement skill instruction in secondary school physical education
    Dean A Dudley
    School of Human Movement Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 15:231-7. 2012
    ..To determine the levels of physical activity (PA), lesson context and teacher interaction students receive during physical education (PE) in secondary schools in New South Wales, Australia...
  60. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of physical activity participation among New South Wales school students
    Michael L Booth
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:371-4. 2002
    ..To examine the prevalence and socio-demographic distribution of physical activity among New South Wales school students in Years 8 and 10...
  61. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, waist circumference, and chronic disease risk factors in Australian adolescents
    Elizabeth Denney-Wilson
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, Level 2, Medical Foundation Bldg K25, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2006
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:566-73. 2008
    ..To determine the association between measures of adiposity (body mass index and waist circumference) and risk factors for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and the clustering of risk factors in middle adolescence...
  62. doi request reprint Physical activity among adolescents in New South Wales (Australia): 1997 and 2004
    Louise L Hardy
    NSW Centre of Overweight and Obesity, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:835-41. 2008
    ..To examine secular trends, seasonal and socioeconomic differences in physical activity participation among Australian adolescents in 1997 and 2004...
  63. ncbi request reprint The reliability of the Adolescent Sedentary Activity Questionnaire (ASAQ)
    Louise L Hardy
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Level 2, Medical Foundation Building K25, Camperdown NSW 2006 Australia
    Prev Med 45:71-4. 2007
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among young Australians, 1985, 1997, and 2004
    Michael L Booth
    New South Wales Centre for Overweight and Obesity, Level 2, K25 Medical Foundation Building, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1089-95. 2007
    ..To determine secular trends in overweight/obesity among 7- to 15-year-olds for the periods 1985, 1997, and 2004...
  65. ncbi request reprint Sedentary behaviours among Australian adolescents
    Louise L Hardy
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:534-40. 2006
    ..To describe the prevalence and distribution (by demographic characteristics and body mass index [BMI] category) of sedentary behaviour among Australian adolescents aged 11-15 years...
  66. ncbi request reprint The reliability and validity of the Adolescent Physical Activity Recall Questionnaire
    Michael L Booth
    NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney at The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2124, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1986-95. 2002
    ..This study assessed the test-retest reliability and validity of the Adolescent Physical Activity Recall Questionnaire (APARQ) among 13- and 15-yr-old Australians...