Lindsay McLaren

Summary

Affiliation: University of Calgary
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Conceptualizing and operationalizing neighbourhoods: the conundrum of identifying territorial units
    Lise Gauvin
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Public Health 98:S18-26. 2007
  2. pmc Is there an association between spatial access to parks/green space and childhood overweight/obesity in Calgary, Canada?
    Melissa L Potestio
    University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 3330 Hospital Drive NW Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:77. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Drinking water fluoridation and oral health inequities in Canadian children
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Public Health 103:eS49-56. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Child care: implications for overweight / obesity in Canadian children?
    L McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Chronic Dis Inj Can 33:1-11. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Social inequalities in body weight and physical activity: exploring the role of fitness centers
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Res Q Exerc Sport 83:94-102. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Rose's population strategy of prevention need not increase social inequalities in health
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 39:372-7. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Examining the association between socioeconomic position and body mass index in 1978 and 2005 among Canadian working-age women and men
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1, Canada
    Int J Public Health 55:193-200. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Social class and BMI among Canadian adults: a focus on occupational prestige
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:290-9. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship between body mass index and mental health. A population-based study of the effects of the definition of mental health
    Lindsay McLaren
    Dept of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:63-71. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and obesity
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Epidemiol Rev 29:29-48. 2007

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Conceptualizing and operationalizing neighbourhoods: the conundrum of identifying territorial units
    Lise Gauvin
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Public Health 98:S18-26. 2007
    ..CONCLUSION: We outline guiding principles for the construction of a methodology for establishing small-area contours in urban areas and formulate recommendations for future research...
  2. pmc Is there an association between spatial access to parks/green space and childhood overweight/obesity in Calgary, Canada?
    Melissa L Potestio
    University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 3330 Hospital Drive NW Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:77. 2009
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  3. ncbi request reprint Drinking water fluoridation and oral health inequities in Canadian children
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Public Health 103:eS49-56. 2012
    ..Water fluoridation status (the intervention) was assigned on the basis of the site location of data collection...
  4. ncbi request reprint Child care: implications for overweight / obesity in Canadian children?
    L McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Chronic Dis Inj Can 33:1-11. 2012
    ..While an association between child care and children's body mass index (BMI) is plausible and would have policy relevance, its existence and nature in Canada is not known...
  5. ncbi request reprint Social inequalities in body weight and physical activity: exploring the role of fitness centers
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Res Q Exerc Sport 83:94-102. 2012
    ..An overall contribution of centers to inequalities appears to be limited; however, caution is warranted in light of cutbacks to municipal budgets that can have an impact on publicly funded facilities...
  6. doi request reprint Rose's population strategy of prevention need not increase social inequalities in health
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 39:372-7. 2010
    ..Although Rose's ideas need to be continually scrutinized, his population strategy of prevention still holds considerable merit for improving population health and narrowing social inequalities in health...
  7. doi request reprint Examining the association between socioeconomic position and body mass index in 1978 and 2005 among Canadian working-age women and men
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1, Canada
    Int J Public Health 55:193-200. 2010
    ..We examined both the average SEP-BMI association, and variation in this association across the distribution of BMI...
  8. doi request reprint Social class and BMI among Canadian adults: a focus on occupational prestige
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:290-9. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship between body mass index and mental health. A population-based study of the effects of the definition of mental health
    Lindsay McLaren
    Dept of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:63-71. 2008
    ..We examined the relationship between body mass index and mental health in a population-based study of adults that included the full range of body weights, three disorder types, and three levels of mental illness severity...
  10. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and obesity
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Epidemiol Rev 29:29-48. 2007
    ..Results underscore a view of obesity as a social phenomenon, for which appropriate action includes targeting both economic and sociocultural factors...
  11. ncbi request reprint Out of context? Translating evidence from the North Karelia project over place and time
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Health Educ Res 22:414-24. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint Women's body satisfaction at midlife and lifetime body size: a prospective study
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Health Psychol 22:370-7. 2003
    ..Attention to these factors across the life span is necessary to understand body dissatisfaction in women at midlife...
  13. ncbi request reprint Does the 'average size' of women in the neighbourhood influence a woman's likelihood of body dissatisfaction?
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, G230 Health Sciences Bldg, 3330 Hospital Dr Calgary, Canada NW T2N 4NI
    Health Place 9:327-35. 2003
    ..Our results are consistent with the need to consider places as well as people in explaining various health outcomes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Women's body dissatisfaction, social class, and social mobility
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, G230 Health Sciences Building, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alta T2N 4N1, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 58:1575-84. 2004
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  15. ncbi request reprint Body dissatisfaction in midlife women
    Lindsay McLaren
    Centre for Health and Policy Studies, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, G230 Health Sciences Bldg, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary AB, Canada
    J Women Aging 16:35-54. 2004
    ..Adjusting for BMI, women who were happy with their weight were more likely to report distress about other aspects of their appearance. We suggest that body dissatisfaction in women of this age group merits further attention...
  16. ncbi request reprint The cumulative impact of being overweight on women's body esteem: a preliminary study
    L McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Abt, Canada
    Eat Weight Disord 7:324-7. 2002
    ..We introduce the idea that being overweight for a long period of time has a cumulatve negative impact on adult body esteem...
  17. pmc Ecological perspectives in health research
    Lindsay McLaren
    Centre for Health and Policy Studies, G230, Health Sciences Centre, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary AB, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:6-14. 2005
    ..Origins of this approach have emanated from multiple disciplines over the past century or more. This article provides a glossary of perspectives, processes, and settings that pertain to an ecological approach in health research...
  18. ncbi request reprint Introducing a means of quantifying community reputation: the print media as a data source
    Lindsay McLaren
    Centre for Health and Policy Studies, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr, NW, Calgary AB, Canada T2N 4N1
    Health Place 11:187-94. 2005
    ..Findings suggest that the print media represent a convenient and discriminating data source for characterising some aspects of community reputation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and body mass index in Canada: exploring measures and mechanisms
    Jenny Godley
    Jenny Godley, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4
    Can Rev Sociol 47:381-403. 2010
    ..We suggest that body weight is still a gendered status symbol, and that cultural and psychosocial factors may be more important than material factors in perpetuating this health inequality...
  20. doi request reprint Explained and unexplained regional variation in Canadian obesity prevalence
    Daniel J Dutton
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1460-8. 2011
    ..Future research and policy would benefit from identifying these region-specific attributes that have local implications for BMI...
  21. ncbi request reprint Social class, gender, and time use: implications for the social determinants of body weight?
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary AB, T2N 4N1
    Health Rep 20:65-73. 2009
    ..This study examines time-use patterns by indicators of socio-economic position, and considers the implications of variations in time use for the social gradient in weight reported in other studies...
  22. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of weight perception: perceived versus self-reported actual weight status among Albertan adults
    Jordana Linder
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
    Can J Public Health 101:56-60. 2010
    ..Prevention and management strategies may also rely on accurate self-perception of weight and body composition in the general population...
  23. ncbi request reprint Childhood obesity: perceptions held by the public in Calgary, Canada
    Melissa L Potestio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
    Can J Public Health 99:86-90. 2008
    ..To investigate the perceptions about causes and prevention of childhood obesity held by the adult public in Calgary, Canada...
  24. doi request reprint Case-control study of dietary patterns and endometrial cancer risk
    Rita K Biel
    Department of Population Health Research, Division of Cancer Care, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Canada
    Nutr Cancer 63:673-86. 2011
    ..A mostly plant-based dietary pattern may reduce EC risk. Recommendations for risk reduction should focus on maintaining a healthy weight and the role of diet should be studied further...
  25. doi request reprint Major depression, antidepressant medication and the risk of obesity
    Scott B Patten
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Psychother Psychosom 78:182-6. 2009
    ..Cross-sectional studies have reported an association between major depressive episode (MDE) and obesity. The objective of this longitudinal analysis was to determine whether MDE increase the risk of becoming obese over a 10-year period...
  26. ncbi request reprint Occupational physical activity and body mass index (BMI) among Canadian adults: does physical activity at work help to explain the socio-economic patterning of body weight?
    Amanda Barberio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3rd Floor TRW, 3280 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4Z6
    Can J Public Health 102:169-73. 2011
    ..Occupational physical activity (OPA) is one plausible explanatory variable that has not been previously considered...
  27. pmc Impact on social inequalities of population strategies of prevention for folate intake in women of childbearing age
    Nureen Sumar
    University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Public Health 101:1218-24. 2011
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  28. ncbi request reprint A ban on marketing of foods/beverages to children: the who, why, what and how of a population health intervention
    Daniel J Dutton
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
    Can J Public Health 103:100-2. 2012
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Individual-level and neighborhood-level income measures: agreement and association with outcomes in a cardiac disease cohort
    Danielle A Southern
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 43:1116-22. 2005
    ..Census-based measures of income often are used as proxies for individual-level income. Yet, the validity of such area-based measures relative to 'true' individual-level income has not been fully characterized...
  30. ncbi request reprint Postnatal depression and the original mother-child relationship: a prospective cohort study
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1
    J Affect Disord 100:211-9. 2007
    ..Previous studies assessing the role of early mother-child relationship as a risk factor for postnatal depression have been cross-sectional and/or retrospective in nature...
  31. ncbi request reprint The relationship of self-esteem and body esteem in women with and without eating disorders
    Beverley K Mendelson
    Cégep Vanier, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Eat Disord 31:318-23. 2002
    ..We investigated the predictive utility of three dimensions of body esteem in explaining self-esteem in samples of eating-disordered (ED) and nonclinical women...
  32. ncbi request reprint Understanding place and health: a heuristic for using administrative data
    Katherine L Frohlich
    GRIS Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Health Place 13:299-309. 2007
    ....