S P Walker

Summary

Affiliation: University of the West Indies
Country: Jamaica

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of birth weight and postnatal linear growth retardation on body mass index, fatness and fat distribution in mid and late childhood
    Susan P Walker
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    Public Health Nutr 5:391-6. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Building human capacity through early childhood intervention: the child development research programme at the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    S P Walker
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 61:316-22. 2012
  3. pmc Use of a food frequency questionnaire to assess diets of Jamaican adults: validation and correlation with biomarkers
    Maria D Jackson
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    Nutr J 10:28. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of early childhood psychosocial stimulation and nutritional supplementation on cognition and education in growth-stunted Jamaican children: prospective cohort study
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
    Lancet 366:1804-7. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint The association between early childhood stunting and weight status in late adolescence
    S P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:347-52. 2007
  6. pmc Effects of psychosocial stimulation and dietary supplementation in early childhood on psychosocial functioning in late adolescence: follow-up of randomised controlled trial
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    BMJ 333:472. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Association of growth in utero with cognitive function at age 6-8 years
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    Early Hum Dev 83:355-60. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Child development: risk factors for adverse outcomes in developing countries
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
    Lancet 369:145-57. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Early childhood stunting is associated with poor psychological functioning in late adolescence and effects are reduced by psychosocial stimulation
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    J Nutr 137:2464-9. 2007
  10. doi request reprint The effect of psychosocial stimulation on cognition and behaviour at 6 years in a cohort of term, low-birthweight Jamaican children
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    Dev Med Child Neurol 52:e148-54. 2010

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of birth weight and postnatal linear growth retardation on body mass index, fatness and fat distribution in mid and late childhood
    Susan P Walker
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    Public Health Nutr 5:391-6. 2002
    ..To determine the effects of birth weight and early childhood stunting on body mass index (BMI), body fat and fat distribution at ages 7 and 11 years, and the change from 7 to 11 years...
  2. ncbi request reprint Building human capacity through early childhood intervention: the child development research programme at the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    S P Walker
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 61:316-22. 2012
    ..The group is currently conducting a study to provide information needed for scaling-up of parenting programmes through evaluation of a new approach to improving parenting through health centres and a modified home visit programme...
  3. pmc Use of a food frequency questionnaire to assess diets of Jamaican adults: validation and correlation with biomarkers
    Maria D Jackson
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    Nutr J 10:28. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the validity and reproducibility of a previously validated 70-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) that was expanded to 120-items to assess diet-cancer relations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of early childhood psychosocial stimulation and nutritional supplementation on cognition and education in growth-stunted Jamaican children: prospective cohort study
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
    Lancet 366:1804-7. 2005
    ..Stunting in early childhood is associated with cognitive and educational deficits in late adolescence, which are reduced by stimulation at a young age...
  5. ncbi request reprint The association between early childhood stunting and weight status in late adolescence
    S P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:347-52. 2007
    ..Cross-sectional studies have shown associations between stunting and overweight; however, there are few prospective studies of stunted children...
  6. pmc Effects of psychosocial stimulation and dietary supplementation in early childhood on psychosocial functioning in late adolescence: follow-up of randomised controlled trial
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    BMJ 333:472. 2006
    ..To determine whether dietary supplementation or psychosocial stimulation given to growth retarded (stunted) children age 9-24 months has long term benefits for their psychosocial functioning in late adolescence...
  7. ncbi request reprint Association of growth in utero with cognitive function at age 6-8 years
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    Early Hum Dev 83:355-60. 2007
    ..Size at birth is associated with later cognitive development. The timing of growth faltering in utero may affect developmental consequences...
  8. ncbi request reprint Child development: risk factors for adverse outcomes in developing countries
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
    Lancet 369:145-57. 2007
    ..Furthermore, risks often occur together or cumulatively, with concomitant increased adverse effects on the development of the world's poorest children...
  9. ncbi request reprint Early childhood stunting is associated with poor psychological functioning in late adolescence and effects are reduced by psychosocial stimulation
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    J Nutr 137:2464-9. 2007
    ..The findings expand the range of disadvantages associated with early stunting, which affects 151 million children <5 y old in developing countries...
  10. doi request reprint The effect of psychosocial stimulation on cognition and behaviour at 6 years in a cohort of term, low-birthweight Jamaican children
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    Dev Med Child Neurol 52:e148-54. 2010
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  11. doi request reprint Early childhood stimulation benefits adult competence and reduces violent behavior
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    Pediatrics 127:849-57. 2011
    ..We aimed to evaluate adult benefits from early childhood stimulation and/or nutritional supplementation in growth-retarded children...
  12. doi request reprint Inequality in early childhood: risk and protective factors for early child development
    Susan P Walker
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    Lancet 378:1325-38. 2011
    ..Our goal is to provide information to help the setting of priorities for early child development programmes and policies to benefit the world's poorest children and reduce persistent inequalities...
  13. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial intervention improves the development of term low-birth-weight infants
    Susan P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    J Nutr 134:1417-23. 2004
    ..In conclusion, term LBW was associated with developmental delays, which were reduced with psychosocial intervention...
  14. pmc The effects of birth weight and postnatal linear growth retardation on blood pressure at age 11-12 years
    S P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:394-8. 2001
    ..To determine the effects of birth weight and linear growth retardation (stunting) in early childhood on blood pressure at age 11-12 years...
  15. ncbi request reprint Schoolchildren's diets and participation in school feeding programmes in Jamaica
    S P Walker
    Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
    Public Health Nutr 1:43-9. 1998
    ..To describe food consumption during the school day of rural Jamaican children and participation in two government school feeding programmes. To determine factors which were related to these...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of early childhood supplementation with and without stimulation on later development in stunted Jamaican children
    S M Grantham-McGregor
    Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    Am J Clin Nutr 66:247-53. 1997
    ..The stunted control group had significantly lower scores than the nonstunted children on most tests. Stunted children's heights and head circumferences on enrollment significantly predicted intelligence quotient at follow-up...
  17. ncbi request reprint Fasting levels of serum glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride at age eleven to twelve years in stunted and non-stunted Jamaican children
    F I Bennett
    Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    Acta Paediatr 91:903-8. 2002
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  18. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with size and proportionality at birth in term Jamaican infants
    S P Walker
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    J Health Popul Nutr 21:117-26. 2003
    ..The variation in maternal characteristics associated with size or proportionality at birth may reflect the times during gestation when different aspects of growth are most affected...
  19. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and education: a randomized trial of the effects of breakfast in rural primary school children
    C A Powell
    Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    Am J Clin Nutr 68:873-9. 1998
    ..Greater improvements may occur in more undernourished populations; however, the massive problem of poor achievement levels requires integrated programs including health and educational inputs as well as school meals...
  20. ncbi request reprint Obesity in a cohort of black Jamaican children as estimated by BMI and other indices of adiposity
    P S Gaskin
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:420-6. 2003
    ..We also compared identification of overweight children using The International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) BMI cut-off points with skinfolds...
  21. ncbi request reprint Undernutrition and elevated blood lead levels: effects on psychomotor development among Jamaican children
    J M Gardner
    Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    Public Health Nutr 1:177-9. 1998
    ..We examined whether or not the effect of elevated blood lead levels on children's psychomotor development was modified by their nutritional status...
  22. ncbi request reprint Preventing behaviour problems through a universal intervention in Jamaican basic schools: a pilot study
    H Baker-Henningham
    Department of Educational Studies, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 58:460-4. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effect of a preventative intervention in Jamaican basic schools on child behaviour and parent-teacher contacts...
  23. ncbi request reprint Early childhood stunting and later behaviour and school achievement
    S M Chang
    Epidemiology Research Unit, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 43:775-83. 2002
    ..The effect of stunting on children's behaviours is not as well established and is examined here...
  24. doi request reprint Urinary phytoestrogens and risk of prostate cancer in Jamaican men
    Maria D Jackson
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    Cancer Causes Control 21:2249-57. 2010
    ..Producers of equol (isoflavone) may be at reduced risk of total- and high-grade prostate cancer whereas enterolactone may increase the likelihood of disease...
  25. doi request reprint Early childhood stunting and later fine motor abilities
    Susan M Chang
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
    Dev Med Child Neurol 52:831-6. 2010
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  26. doi request reprint Body size and risk of prostate cancer in Jamaican men
    Maria D Jackson
    Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica
    Cancer Causes Control 21:909-17. 2010
    ..Risk may be greater in those with higher abdominal obesity relative to overall size. The results further highlight the importance of investigating relationships by characteristics of the tumor...
  27. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of a home-visiting intervention on cognition and behavior in term low birth weight infants
    Julie Meeks Gardner
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    J Pediatr 143:634-9. 2003
    ..To determine whether early psychosocial intervention with low birth weight term (LBW-T) infants improved cognition and behavior and to compare LBW-T with normal birth weight (NBW) infants...
  28. ncbi request reprint Zinc supplementation and psychosocial stimulation: effects on the development of undernourished Jamaican children
    Julie M Meeks Gardner
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:399-405. 2005
    ..Undernourished children have poor levels of development that benefit from stimulation. Zinc deficiency is prevalent in undernourished children and may contribute to their poor development...
  29. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in Caribbean youth with diabetes
    M K Tulloch-Reid
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies
    West Indian Med J 58:250-6. 2009
    ..As the prevalence of youth onset diabetes in Jamaica increases, the impact of this disease on Health Related Quality of life (QOL) needs to be evaluated...
  30. ncbi request reprint Complementary foods in Jamaica: viscosity, energy density and feeding practices
    Julie Meeks Gardne
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
    Public Health Nutr 5:295-302. 2002
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  31. ncbi request reprint Determination of maternal body composition in pregnancy and its relevance to perinatal outcomes
    Elizabeth A McCarthy
    University of Melbourne, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mercy Hospital for Women, Australia
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 59:731-42; quiz 745-6. 2004
    ..Means of accurately assessing maternal body composition remain cumbersome and impractical, but may more accurately predict perinatal outcomes than traditional assessments such as maternal weight...
  32. doi request reprint Policies to reduce undernutrition include child development
    Maureen M Black
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Lancet 371:454-5. 2008
  33. ncbi request reprint Gestational diabetes mellitus: clinical predictors and long-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes: a retrospective cohort study using survival analysis
    Anna J Lee
    Department of Perinatal Medicine, Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Diabetes Care 30:878-83. 2007
    ....