Alison Venn

Summary

Affiliation: University of Tasmania
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Practical considerations when using pedometers to assess physical activity in population studies: lessons from the Burnie Take Heart Study
    Michael D Schmidt
    Menzies Research Institute at the University of Tasmania, Hobart
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:162-70. 2007
  2. pmc Psychosocial factors in adults with chronic kidney disease: characteristics of pilot participants in the Tasmanian Chronic Kidney Disease study
    Charlotte M McKercher
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 14:83. 2013
  3. pmc The relationship between basal and squamous cell skin cancer and smoking related cancers
    Freddy Sitas
    Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 4:556. 2011
  4. pmc Childhood and adolescent predictors of leisure time physical activity during the transition from adolescence to adulthood: a population based cohort study
    Kim A Jose
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:54. 2011
  5. pmc Takeaway food consumption and its associations with diet quality and abdominal obesity: a cross-sectional study of young adults
    Kylie J Smith
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania 7000, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:29. 2009
  6. pmc Looking back in time: conducting a cohort study of the long-term effects of treatment of adolescent tall girls with synthetic hormones
    Fiona J Bruinsma
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:S7. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Oestrogen treatment to reduce the adult height of tall girls: long-term effects on fertility
    Alison Venn
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart 7001, Australia
    Lancet 364:1513-8. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Oestrogen treatment for tall stature in girls: estimating the effect on height and the error in height prediction
    Alison Venn
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Australia
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 68:926-9. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Overweight and obesity from childhood to adulthood: a follow-up of participants in the 1985 Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey
    Alison J Venn
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Med J Aust 186:458-60. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Mortality in a cohort of IVF patients
    A Venn
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University, Carlton 3053, Australia
    Hum Reprod 16:2691-6. 2001

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Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Practical considerations when using pedometers to assess physical activity in population studies: lessons from the Burnie Take Heart Study
    Michael D Schmidt
    Menzies Research Institute at the University of Tasmania, Hobart
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:162-70. 2007
    ..The authors conclude that pedometers can be used in large population studies with a relatively low frequency of data errors. However guidelines for consistent data collection and interpretation are needed...
  2. pmc Psychosocial factors in adults with chronic kidney disease: characteristics of pilot participants in the Tasmanian Chronic Kidney Disease study
    Charlotte M McKercher
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 14:83. 2013
    ..This paper describes the recruitment, baseline characteristics and initial follow-up of pilot participants...
  3. pmc The relationship between basal and squamous cell skin cancer and smoking related cancers
    Freddy Sitas
    Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 4:556. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  4. pmc Childhood and adolescent predictors of leisure time physical activity during the transition from adolescence to adulthood: a population based cohort study
    Kim A Jose
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:54. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc Takeaway food consumption and its associations with diet quality and abdominal obesity: a cross-sectional study of young adults
    Kylie J Smith
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania 7000, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:29. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  6. pmc Looking back in time: conducting a cohort study of the long-term effects of treatment of adolescent tall girls with synthetic hormones
    Fiona J Bruinsma
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:S7. 2011
    ..Using the Tall Girls Study as a case study, this paper will present and discuss a number of methodological, ethical and legal challenges that have implications for other public health research...
  7. ncbi request reprint Oestrogen treatment to reduce the adult height of tall girls: long-term effects on fertility
    Alison Venn
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart 7001, Australia
    Lancet 364:1513-8. 2004
    ..Treatment with oestrogen to reduce the adult height of tall girls has been available since the 1950s. We undertook a retrospective cohort study to assess the long-term effects of this treatment on fertility...
  8. ncbi request reprint Oestrogen treatment for tall stature in girls: estimating the effect on height and the error in height prediction
    Alison Venn
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Australia
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 68:926-9. 2008
    ..To determine the effect of oestrogen treatment on attenuating the growth of tall girls after adjusting for error in height prediction...
  9. ncbi request reprint Overweight and obesity from childhood to adulthood: a follow-up of participants in the 1985 Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey
    Alison J Venn
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Med J Aust 186:458-60. 2007
    ..To examine overweight and obesity in Australian children followed through to adulthood...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mortality in a cohort of IVF patients
    A Venn
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University, Carlton 3053, Australia
    Hum Reprod 16:2691-6. 2001
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  11. ncbi request reprint Cancer risks associated with the diagnosis of infertility
    Alison Venn
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, 17 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS 7000, Australia
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 17:343-67. 2003
    ..Cancer incidence in children born after fertility treatment appears to be similar to that in the general population. Discussion of cancer risks in the context of other reproductive and community risks can be helpful to patients...
  12. doi request reprint Factors affecting the stability of blood lipid and lipoprotein levels from youth to adulthood: evidence from the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study
    Costan G Magnussen
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:68-76. 2011
    ..To examine the effect of lifestyle changes on the stability of blood lipid and lipoprotein levels from youth to adulthood...
  13. doi request reprint Muscular fitness and clustered cardiovascular disease risk in Australian youth
    Costan G Magnussen
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, MS1, 17 Liverpool Street, Hobart, 7000, Australia
    Eur J Appl Physiol 112:3167-71. 2012
    ..001), moderate (Ptrend < 0.001), and high (Ptrend = 0.001) CRF categories. Among youth, low muscular fitness levels as well as low CRF should be avoided for primary CVD prevention...
  14. pmc The association of pediatric low- and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol dyslipidemia classifications and change in dyslipidemia status with carotid intima-media thickness in adulthood evidence from the cardiovascular risk in Young Finns study, the Boga
    Costan G Magnussen
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:860-9. 2009
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Healthy lifestyles and cardiovascular risk profiles in young Australian adults: the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study
    Seana L Gall
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:684-9. 2009
    ..We examined whether a healthy lifestyle was associated with cardiovascular risk factors in a cohort of young adults...
  16. pmc Menstrual irregularity and bone mass in premenopausal women: cross-sectional associations with testosterone and SHBG
    Shuying Wei
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:288. 2010
    ..This study aimed to describe the associations between menstrual pattern, testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and bone mass in a population-based sample of premenopausal women...
  17. pmc Depression and insulin resistance: cross-sectional associations in young adults
    Sue Pearson
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Diabetes Care 33:1128-33. 2010
    ..To examine the association between depressive disorder and insulin resistance in a sample of young adults using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview to ascertain depression status...
  18. ncbi request reprint Use of B-mode ultrasound to examine preclinical markers of atherosclerosis: image quality may bias associations between adiposity and measures of vascular structure and function
    Costan G Magnussen
    Menzies Reserach Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Research Center of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascualr Medicine, University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland and Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Ultrasound Med 30:363-9. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between adiposity measures, ultrasound image quality, and preclinical markers of atherosclerosis in young adults...
  19. doi request reprint Relative contributions of adiposity in childhood and adulthood to vascular health of young adults
    Quan Huynh
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tas, Australia
    Atherosclerosis 228:259-64. 2013
    ..We aimed to estimate the associations of childhood body size or adiposity with adult vascular health, and to investigate whether these associations were independent of adult body size or adiposity...
  20. doi request reprint Folate status and socio-demographic predictors of folate status, among a national cohort of women aged 26-36 in Australia, 2004-2006
    Seana Gall
    Menzies Research Institute, Tasmania
    Aust N Z J Public Health 36:421-6. 2012
    ..To describe serum folate status and the socio-demographic correlates of serum folate status in a national sample of women aged 26-36 years in Australia, 2004-2006...
  21. doi request reprint The association between parity and knee cartilage in young women
    Shuying Wei
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, 17 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:2039-45. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the association between parity, cartilage volume and cartilage defects in women aged 31-41 years...
  22. doi request reprint Which domains of childhood physical activity predict physical activity in adulthood? A 20-year prospective tracking study
    Verity Cleland
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 46:595-602. 2012
    ..This study aimed to determine whether childhood domain-specific physical activities predict domain-specific physical activity 20 years later in adulthood, and whether age and sex play a role in these trajectories...
  23. pmc Psychological distress, related work attendance, and productivity loss in small-to-medium enterprise owner/managers
    Fiona Cocker
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:5062-82. 2013
    ....
  24. doi request reprint The association between oral contraceptive use, bone mineral density and fractures in women aged 50-80 years
    Shuying Wei
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia
    Contraception 84:357-62. 2011
    ..The associations between oral contraceptive (OC) use, bone mineral density (BMD) and the risk of fractures remain controversial...
  25. pmc Intergenerational educational mobility is associated with cardiovascular disease risk behaviours in a cohort of young Australian adults: The Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) Study
    Seana L Gall
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:55. 2010
    ..We examined if current education, parental education or educational mobility between generations was associated with healthy lifestyles in young Australian adults...
  26. doi request reprint Oral contraceptive use and bone
    Shuying Wei
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
    Curr Osteoporos Rep 9:6-11. 2011
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the use of a portable ultrasound machine to quantify intima-media thickness and flow-mediated dilation: agreement between measurements from two ultrasound machines
    Costan G Magnussen
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Australia
    Ultrasound Med Biol 32:1323-9. 2006
    ..We conclude that the portable ultrasound machine can provide measurements of FMD and CIMT that are highly comparable with measurements obtained from a clinic-based machine under similar clinical conditions...
  28. ncbi request reprint Written action plans in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increase appropriate treatment for acute exacerbations
    Richard Wood-Baker
    Respiratory Research Group, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
    Respirology 11:619-26. 2006
    ..While comprehensive self-management programmes decrease health-care resource utilization, the essential components are unclear. We performed a study of written action plans in the management of COPD...
  29. doi request reprint Oral contraceptive use and bone mass in women aged 26-36 years
    S Wei
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia
    Osteoporos Int 22:351-5. 2011
    ..The association between hormonal contraceptive use and bone mineral density remains controversial...
  30. ncbi request reprint Syndrome X in 8-y-old Australian children: stronger associations with current body fatness than with infant size or growth
    T Dwyer
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:1301-9. 2002
    ..We investigated clustering of syndrome X factors in a sample of 8-y-old Australian children, and whether the clusters were associated with size at birth and childhood obesity...
  31. doi request reprint Parental smoking and smoking experimentation in childhood increase the risk of being a smoker 20 years later: the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study
    Seana L Paul
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Australia
    Addiction 103:846-53. 2008
    ..To examine the long-term effects of childhood smoking experimentation and exposure to parental smoking on adult smoking risk...
  32. ncbi request reprint Risk of cancer after use of fertility drugs with in-vitro fertilisation
    A Venn
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Lancet 354:1586-90. 1999
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Combined associations of sitting time and physical activity with obesity in young adults
    Verity Cleland
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 11:136-44. 2014
    ..We investigated associations of total sedentary behavior (SB) and objectively-measured and self-reported physical activity (PA) with obesity...
  34. doi request reprint Factors associated with presenteeism among employed Australian adults reporting lifetime major depression with 12-month symptoms
    Fiona Cocker
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Australia
    J Affect Disord 135:231-40. 2011
    ..This study aimed to determine the relative importance of socio-demographic, financial, work and health-related factors associated with presenteeism...
  35. pmc The provision of compulsory school physical activity: associations with physical activity, fitness and overweight in childhood and twenty years later
    Verity Cleland
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania 7000, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:14. 2008
    ..To determine whether the provision of higher levels of compulsory school physical activity is associated with higher physical activity and fitness levels and less overweight in childhood and 20 years later...
  36. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of ovarian and uterine cancers in a cohort of in vitro fertilization patients
    A Venn
    Centre for the Study of Mothers' and Children's Health, La Trobe University, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia
    Gynecol Oncol 82:64-8. 2001
    ..We found an increased incidence of uterine sarcoma in women with a history of infertility. Increased ascertainment of preexisting cancers in the course of infertility investigations and management is to be expected...
  37. ncbi request reprint Utility of currently recommended pediatric dyslipidemia classifications in predicting dyslipidemia in adulthood: evidence from the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) study, Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, and Bogalusa Heart Study
    Costan G Magnussen
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
    Circulation 117:32-42. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine which of the NHANES or NCEP adolescent lipoprotein classifications was most effective for predicting abnormal levels in adulthood...
  38. pmc Parental smoking and infant respiratory infection: how important is not smoking in the same room with the baby?
    Leigh Blizzard
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Am J Public Health 93:482-8. 2003
    ..We sought to quantify the effect of good smoking hygiene on infant risk of respiratory tract infection in the first 12 months of life...
  39. doi request reprint Measures of childhood fitness and body mass index are associated with bone mass in adulthood: a 20-year prospective study
    Stella Foley
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Hobart, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 23:994-1001. 2008
    ..These results suggest that increased skeletal loading in childhood leads to an increase in peak bone mass independent of current loading...
  40. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, spirometry and quality-of-life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Shauna McGlone
    Respiratory Research Group, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 34, Hobart, TAS, 7001, Australia
    COPD 3:83-8. 2006
    ..Physical activity was significantly associated with disease severity, measured by lung function, and quality-of-life...
  41. ncbi request reprint The association between non-melanoma skin cancer and osteoporotic fractures--a population-based record linkage study
    V Srikanth
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Osteoporos Int 18:687-92. 2007
    ..The risk of prior NMSC in our fracture cohort was significantly reduced (standardised incidence ratio 0.69, 95% CI 0.61, 0.78). Adequate lifetime sun exposure may be necessary to protect against osteoporotic fractures in later life...
  42. pmc Small CGG repeat expansion alleles of FMR1 gene are associated with parkinsonism
    D Z Loesch
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Genet 76:471-6. 2009
    ..33, 95% CI: 1.06-5.13), compared with controls. The results suggest that the FMR1 grey zone alleles, as well as premutation alleles, might contribute to the aetiology of disorders associated with parkinsonism...
  43. ncbi request reprint Adolescent exposure to high-dose estrogen and subsequent effects on lactation
    Helen L Jordan
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Australia
    Reprod Toxicol 24:397-402. 2007
    ..Women treated with high-dose estrogens during adolescence appeared to be no different to untreated women in their ability to lactate...
  44. ncbi request reprint Concern about tall stature during adolescence and depression in later life
    Fiona J Bruinsma
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
    J Affect Disord 91:145-52. 2006
    ..This retrospective cohort study aimed to examine the long-term psychosocial outcomes for women assessed or treated during adolescence for tall stature...
  45. ncbi request reprint Persistent iodine deficiency in a cohort of Tasmanian school children: associations with socio-economic status, geographical location and dietary factors
    Kristen L Hynes
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:476-81. 2004
    ..To determine the adequacy of iodine nutrition of Tasmanian primary school-aged children and to examine possible associations with socio-economic status (SES), location and dietary factors...
  46. doi request reprint Physical activity and healthy weight maintenance from childhood to adulthood
    Verity J Cleland
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1427-33. 2008
    ..Examining personal, social, and environmental factors associated with healthy weight maintenance will be an important next step in understanding why some groups avoid becoming overweight...
  47. doi request reprint A comparison of subjective and objective measures of physical activity and fitness in identifying associations with cardiometabolic risk factors
    Michael D Schmidt
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 18:378-86. 2008
    ..To compare the ability of alternative measures of physical activity and fitness to quantify associations with health outcomes...
  48. ncbi request reprint Television viewing and abdominal obesity in young adults: is the association mediated by food and beverage consumption during viewing time or reduced leisure-time physical activity?
    Verity J Cleland
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1148-55. 2008
    ..The behavioral pathways through which television (TV) viewing leads to increased adiposity in adults are unclear...