Paul Veugelers

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Affiliation: University of Alberta
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Diet quality and academic performance
    Michelle D Florence
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    J Sch Health 78:209-15; quiz 239-41. 2008
  2. doi request reprint The importance of parental beliefs and support for pedometer-measured physical activity on school days and weekend days among Canadian children
    Kerry A Vander Ploeg
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:1132. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Diet quality and feelings of worry, sadness or unhappiness in Canadian children
    Seanna E McMartin
    Can J Public Health 104:e322-6. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Medication use in normal weight and overweight children in a nationally representative sample of Canadian children
    Stefan Kuhle
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 350 University Terrace, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Arch Dis Child 97:842-7. 2012
  5. pmc From "best practice" to "next practice": the effectiveness of school-based health promotion in improving healthy eating and physical activity and preventing childhood obesity
    Christina Fung
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 6 50 University Terrace, 8303 112 St, Edmonton, AB T6G 2 T4, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:27. 2012
  6. pmc Should public health interventions aimed at reducing childhood overweight and obesity be gender-focused?
    Aline Simen-Kapeu
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:340. 2010
  7. pmc Body satisfaction and body weight: gender differences and sociodemographic determinants
    S Bryn Austin
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:313. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Inequalities in health and health services delivery: a multilevel study of primary care and hypertension control
    Paul J Veugelers
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 25:101-7. 2004
  9. pmc Prevalence of and risk factors for childhood overweight and obesity
    Paul J Veugelers
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta
    CMAJ 173:607-13. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood characteristics in relation to diet, physical activity and overweight of Canadian children
    Paul Veugelers
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:152-9. 2008

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Publications47

  1. doi request reprint Diet quality and academic performance
    Michelle D Florence
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    J Sch Health 78:209-15; quiz 239-41. 2008
    ..This study examines the association between overall diet quality and academic performance...
  2. doi request reprint The importance of parental beliefs and support for pedometer-measured physical activity on school days and weekend days among Canadian children
    Kerry A Vander Ploeg
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:1132. 2013
    ..Our study aimed to determine if parental beliefs and support are associated with children's pedometer measured physical activity levels on school days and weekend days...
  3. ncbi request reprint Diet quality and feelings of worry, sadness or unhappiness in Canadian children
    Seanna E McMartin
    Can J Public Health 104:e322-6. 2013
    ..To examine the association between diet quality and feelings of worry, sadness or unhappiness in Canadian children...
  4. ncbi request reprint Medication use in normal weight and overweight children in a nationally representative sample of Canadian children
    Stefan Kuhle
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 350 University Terrace, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Arch Dis Child 97:842-7. 2012
    ..Consequently, the differential healthcare costs between obese and normal weight children may be even greater if medication use is considered...
  5. pmc From "best practice" to "next practice": the effectiveness of school-based health promotion in improving healthy eating and physical activity and preventing childhood obesity
    Christina Fung
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 6 50 University Terrace, 8303 112 St, Edmonton, AB T6G 2 T4, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:27. 2012
    ..The present study examines the effectiveness of a CSH program adopted from a "best practice" example in another setting by evaluating temporal changes in diets, activity levels and body weight...
  6. pmc Should public health interventions aimed at reducing childhood overweight and obesity be gender-focused?
    Aline Simen-Kapeu
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:340. 2010
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  7. pmc Body satisfaction and body weight: gender differences and sociodemographic determinants
    S Bryn Austin
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:313. 2009
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  8. ncbi request reprint Inequalities in health and health services delivery: a multilevel study of primary care and hypertension control
    Paul J Veugelers
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 25:101-7. 2004
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  9. pmc Prevalence of and risk factors for childhood overweight and obesity
    Paul J Veugelers
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta
    CMAJ 173:607-13. 2005
    ..We investigated the association between childhood overweight and obesity and risk factors relating to dietary habits, activities, parents and schools...
  10. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood characteristics in relation to diet, physical activity and overweight of Canadian children
    Paul Veugelers
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:152-9. 2008
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  11. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive school health in Canada
    Paul J Veugelers
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    Can J Public Health 101:S5-8. 2010
    ..This evidence is essential to justify devoting more school time to promote HEAL and more resources to implement and support CSH to the benefit of both learning and health...
  12. pmc Comparison of ICD code-based diagnosis of obesity with measured obesity in children and the implications for health care cost estimates
    Stefan Kuhle
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 650 University Terrace, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T4, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:173. 2011
    ..The objective of the current study was to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of an ICD code-based diagnosis of obesity from administrative health data relative to the gold standard measured BMI...
  13. pmc Effectiveness of school programs in preventing childhood obesity: a multilevel comparison
    Paul J Veugelers
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Room 13 106D, Clinical Sciences Bldg, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada
    Am J Public Health 95:432-5. 2005
    ..In light of the alarming increase in childhood obesity and lack of evidence for the effectiveness of school programs, we studied the effects of school programs in regard to preventing excess body weight...
  14. ncbi request reprint Do school-based physical activity interventions increase or reduce inequalities in health?
    Kerry A Vander Ploeg
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Population Health Intervention Research Unit, 3 50 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G2T4 Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 112:80-7. 2014
    ..Investments in school-based health promotion are a viable, promising, and important approach to improve physical activity and prevent childhood obesity, and may also reduce inequalities in health. ..
  15. ncbi request reprint Associations between household food insecurity and health outcomes in the Aboriginal population (excluding reserves)
    Noreen Willows
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4
    Health Rep 22:15-20. 2011
    ..Aboriginal people are more vulnerable to food insecurity and morbidity than is the Canadian population overall. However, little information is available about the association between food insecurity and health in Aboriginal households...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and sociodemographic risk factors related to household food security in Aboriginal peoples in Canada
    Noreen D Willows
    Alberta Institute of Human Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 12:1150-6. 2009
    ..The Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2 Nutrition, was used to compare the prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of food insecurity between non-Aboriginal and off-reserve Aboriginal households...
  17. doi request reprint Healthy Alberta Communities: impact of a three-year community-based obesity and chronic disease prevention intervention
    Kim D Raine
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 3 300 ECHA, 11405 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9, Canada Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:955-62. 2013
    ..To assess the impact of a 3 year (2006-2009) community-based intervention for obesity and chronic disease prevention in four diverse "Healthy Alberta Communities" (HAC)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable preferences and intake among children in Alberta
    Yen Li Chu
    Population Health Intervention Research Unit, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    Can J Diet Pract Res 74:21-7. 2013
    ..The association between preference for and intake of fruits and vegetables was examined among Albertan children...
  19. doi request reprint Racial discrimination, post traumatic stress, and gambling problems among urban Aboriginal adults in Canada
    Cheryl L Currie
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge, M3083 Markin Hall, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4, Canada
    J Gambl Stud 29:393-415. 2013
    ..Results support the development of policies to reduce racism directed at Aboriginal peoples in urban areas, and enhanced services to help Aboriginal peoples cope with racist events...
  20. doi request reprint Nutrition and body weights of Canadian children watching television and eating while watching television
    Tina Liang
    School of Public Health, Population Health Intervention Research Unit, University of Alberta, 6 50 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 12:2457-63. 2009
    ..To examine whether eating while watching television poses a risk for poor nutrition and excess body weight over and above that of time spent watching television...
  21. doi request reprint Perinatal and childhood risk factors for overweight in a provincial sample of Canadian Grade 5 students
    Stefan Kuhle
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:88-96. 2010
    ..The risk of obesity is determined by a complex interaction of prenatal, lifestyle, genetic, and environmental factors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation in health services use in Nova Scotia
    Paul J Veugelers
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, 5790 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1V7
    Chronic Dis Can 24:116-23. 2003
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  23. doi request reprint Reflections on community-based population health intervention and evaluation for obesity and chronic disease prevention: the Healthy Alberta Communities project
    Kim D Raine
    Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 5 10, 8303 112St, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T4, Canada
    Int J Public Health 55:679-86. 2010
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  24. ncbi request reprint Racial discrimination experienced by aboriginal university students in Canada
    Cheryl L Currie
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Psychiatry 57:617-25. 2012
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  25. doi request reprint Body mass index and childhood asthma: a linear association?
    Fortune Sithole
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Asthma 45:473-7. 2008
    ..This association was independent of allergies, sex, and socioeconomic factors. Girls from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods were less likely to be asthmatic as were boys from well-educated and wealthy families...
  26. ncbi request reprint Use of vitamin and mineral supplements among Canadian adults
    Xiaoyan Guo
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    Can J Public Health 100:357-60. 2009
    ..To estimate the prevalence and determinants of use of vitamin and mineral supplements among adult Canadians...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an HIV prevention program for secondary school students in Mongolia
    Rosario G Cartagena
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 39:925.e9-16. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a 3-year human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention program for adolescents attending secondary school in Mongolia...
  28. ncbi request reprint Geographic differences in childhood overweight, physical activity, nutrition and neighbourhood facilities: implications for prevention
    Aline Simen-Kapeu
    Population Health Intervention Research Unit, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    Can J Public Health 101:128-32. 2010
    ..We sought to identify the factors underlying the overweight differentials by examining physical activity and nutrition behaviours as well as neighbourhood characteristics of urban areas, towns and rural areas across Alberta...
  29. ncbi request reprint Why does the social gradient in health not apply to overweight?
    Stefan Kuhle
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 650 University Terrace, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2T4
    Health Rep 19:7-15. 2008
    ..This is contrasted by a weak, absent or even positive gradient for overweight. The objective of this study was to investigate why overweight does not follow the social gradient...
  30. ncbi request reprint Diet quality and cancer incidence in Nova Scotia, Canada
    Angela L Fitzgerald
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4H7
    Nutr Cancer 43:127-32. 2002
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  31. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic determinants of mortality in two Canadian provinces: multilevel modelling and neighborhood context
    Leslie L Roos
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, University of Manitoba, 408 727 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Man, R3E 3P5, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 59:1435-47. 2004
    ..The findings are discussed in the context of differences in health and health care among Canada, the United States, and other OECD countries...
  32. ncbi request reprint Dietary iron as a risk factor for myocardial infarction. Public health considerations for Nova Scotia
    Darshaka Malaviarachchi
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University
    Can J Public Health 93:267-70. 2002
    ..Lean meat, a primary source of iron and hemeiron, is promoted because it is lower in fat and cholesterol. Does lean meat put us at risk for myocardial infarction, and should we reconsider its promotion?..
  33. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake and risk factors for poor diet quality among children in Nova Scotia
    Paul J Veugelers
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
    Can J Public Health 96:212-6. 2005
    ..Here we examine dietary intake and risk factors for poor diet quality among children in Nova Scotia to provide direction for health policies and prevention initiatives...
  34. pmc Effectiveness of HIV prevention in Ontario, Canada: a multilevel comparison of bisexual men
    Chad A Leaver
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Am J Public Health 94:1181-5. 2004
    ..We examined the effectiveness of community-level HIV prevention programming for men who have sex with men...
  35. ncbi request reprint Parent and child reports of children's activity
    Fortune Sithole
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 13 106D Clinical Sciences Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Health Rep 19:19-24. 2008
    ..This article compares child reports of their physical and sedentary activities with those of their parents...
  36. ncbi request reprint Small area comparisons of health: applications for policy makers and challenges for researchers
    Paul J Veugelers
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, 5849 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4H7
    Chronic Dis Can 23:100-10. 2002
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  37. ncbi request reprint Death in children with epilepsy: a population-based study
    Carol S Camfield
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada
    Lancet 359:1891-5. 2002
    ..Families of children with newly diagnosed epilepsy worry about death during a seizure. We aimed to assess the frequency and causes of death of children with epilepsy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Access to care and satisfaction in colorectal cancer patients
    Geoffrey A Porter
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, 7 007 Victoria Building, QEII Health Sciences Center, 1278 Tower Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Y9, Canada
    World J Surg 29:1444-51. 2005
    ..Interventions which improve the timeliness of specific components of access to care may not necessarily result in improved patient satisfaction...
  39. pmc The effect of place of residence on access to invasive cardiac services following acute myocardial infarction
    Ansar Hassan
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 25:207-12. 2009
    ..In the present study, the impact of place of residence in Nova Scotia on access to cardiac catheterization and long-term outcomes following an acute myocardial infarction (MI) were examined...
  40. ncbi request reprint Individual and neighbourhood determinants of health care utilization. Implications for health policy and resource allocation
    Alexandra M Yip
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, 5849 University Avenue, Halifax, NS B3H 4H7, Canada
    Can J Public Health 93:303-7. 2002
    ..To investigate the importance of both individual and neighbourhood socioeconomic characteristics for health care utilization...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of obesity on presentation of breast cancer
    Geoffrey A Porter
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, 7 007 Victoria Building, 1278 Tower Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2Y9, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:327-32. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the effect of obesity on the presentation and pathologic staging of IBC...
  42. ncbi request reprint Family physician visits and early recognition of melanoma
    Melanie L Di Quinzio
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
    Can J Public Health 96:136-9. 2005
    ..To broaden strategies for early recognition of melanoma, we investigated the relationship between primary care service and melanoma thickness at diagnosis...
  43. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes in the molecular pathogenesis of esophageal (Barrett) adenocarcinoma
    Alan G Casson
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Carcinogenesis 26:1536-41. 2005
    ..As GERD and BE are highly prevalent in the general population, this protective effect may well explain why only a fraction of individuals with GERD and BE progress into invasive EADC...
  44. ncbi request reprint Parents' perception of neighbourhood environment as a determinant of screen time, physical activity and active transport
    Valerie Carson
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    Can J Public Health 101:124-7. 2010
    ..To study the importance of parents' perception of neighbourhood environment for health behaviours such as screen time, physical activity, and active transport in a Canadian context...
  45. ncbi request reprint Children's preference for large portions: prevalence, determinants, and consequences
    Cynthia K Colapinto
    Health Promotion Division, Sudbury and District Health Unit, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1183-90. 2007
    ..Proliferation of large portions of snack and fast foods parallels dramatic increases in childhood obesity. This study investigates the prevalence, determinants, and consequences of large portions in children's diets...
  46. ncbi request reprint Dietary reference intakes: a comparison with the Nova Scotia Nutrition Survey
    Angela L Fitzgerald
    Dalhousie University
    Can J Diet Pract Res 63:176-83. 2002
    ..We recommend that nutrition education campaigns coinciding with the introduction of the dietary reference intakes in Nova Scotia target younger people, those of lower socioeconomic background, smokers, and those who are obese...
  47. ncbi request reprint Access to general practitioner services: the disabled elderly lag behind in underserved areas
    Basile Chaix
    Research Unit in Epidemiology and Information Sciences, National Institute of Health and Medical Research INSERM U, France
    Eur J Public Health 15:282-7. 2005
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