Cliona Ni Mhurchu

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc Active video games: the mediating effect of aerobic fitness on body composition
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:54. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Economic incentives to promote healthier food purchases: exploring acceptability and key factors for success
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Health Promot Int 27:331-41. 2012
  3. pmc Relationships between frequency of family meals, BMI and nutritional aspects of the home food environment among New Zealand adolescents
    Jennifer Utter
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:50. 2008
  4. pmc The environment and physical activity: The influence of psychosocial, perceived and built environmental factors
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:19. 2009
  5. pmc Supermarket Healthy Eating for Life (SHELf): protocol of a randomised controlled trial promoting healthy food and beverage consumption through price reduction and skill-building strategies
    Kylie Ball
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Burwood Hwy, Burwood, 3125, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:715. 2011
  6. pmc Screen-time weight-loss intervention targeting children at home (SWITCH): a randomized controlled trial study protocol
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:524. 2011
  7. pmc Feasibility, design and conduct of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial to reduce overweight and obesity in children: The electronic games to aid motivation to exercise (eGAME) study
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 9:146. 2009
  8. pmc Couch potatoes to jumping beans: a pilot study of the effect of active video games on physical activity in children
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:8. 2008
  9. pmc Effects of a free school breakfast programme on school attendance, achievement, psychosocial function, and nutrition: a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 10:738. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and cardiovascular disease in the Asia-Pacific Region: an overview of 33 cohorts involving 310 000 participants
    C Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 33:751-8. 2004

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Publications46

  1. pmc Active video games: the mediating effect of aerobic fitness on body composition
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:54. 2012
    ..In this short paper we evaluate the mediating effects of the secondary outcomes...
  2. doi request reprint Economic incentives to promote healthier food purchases: exploring acceptability and key factors for success
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Health Promot Int 27:331-41. 2012
    ..Our findings suggest economic incentives hold promise as a means to promote healthier household food purchases, and their effectiveness should be evaluated using robust, randomized trials...
  3. pmc Relationships between frequency of family meals, BMI and nutritional aspects of the home food environment among New Zealand adolescents
    Jennifer Utter
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:50. 2008
    ..The objective of the current study is to examine associations between frequency of family meals and body mass index (BMI), other aspects of the home food environment, and related nutrition behaviors...
  4. pmc The environment and physical activity: The influence of psychosocial, perceived and built environmental factors
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:19. 2009
    ..ABSTRACT: : This study sought to integrate perceived and built environmental and individual factors into the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) model to better understand adolescents' physical activity...
  5. pmc Supermarket Healthy Eating for Life (SHELf): protocol of a randomised controlled trial promoting healthy food and beverage consumption through price reduction and skill-building strategies
    Kylie Ball
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Burwood Hwy, Burwood, 3125, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:715. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Screen-time weight-loss intervention targeting children at home (SWITCH): a randomized controlled trial study protocol
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:524. 2011
    ..The aim of this trial is to determine the effects of a 24 week home-based, family oriented intervention to reduce sedentary screen time on children's body composition, sedentary behavior, physical activity, and diet...
  7. pmc Feasibility, design and conduct of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial to reduce overweight and obesity in children: The electronic games to aid motivation to exercise (eGAME) study
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 9:146. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Couch potatoes to jumping beans: a pilot study of the effect of active video games on physical activity in children
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:8. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to confirm if playing these games over a longer period of time could also have positive effects on children's body weight and body mass index. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ACTRN012606000018516...
  9. pmc Effects of a free school breakfast programme on school attendance, achievement, psychosocial function, and nutrition: a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 10:738. 2010
    ..The aim of the trial is to determine the effects of the breakfast intervention on school attendance, achievement, psychosocial function, dietary habits and food security...
  10. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and cardiovascular disease in the Asia-Pacific Region: an overview of 33 cohorts involving 310 000 participants
    C Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 33:751-8. 2004
    ..Our objective was to assess the age-, sex-, and region-specific associations of BMI with cardiovascular disease using individual participant data from prospective studies in the Asia-Pacific region...
  11. doi request reprint Inclusion of indigenous and ethnic minority populations in intervention trials: challenges and strategies in a New Zealand supermarket study
    C Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:850-5. 2009
    ..This paper describes the recruitment strategies used and evaluates their impact on recruitment of Māori, Pacific and non-Māori, non-Pacific trial participants...
  12. doi request reprint Effect of electronic time monitors on children's television watching: pilot trial of a home-based intervention
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
    Prev Med 49:413-7. 2009
    ..This pilot study evaluated the feasibility (recruitment, retention, and acceptability) and preliminary efficacy of a six-week home-based electronic time monitor intervention on New Zealand children's television watching in 2008...
  13. ncbi request reprint Nutrition labels and claims in New Zealand and Australia: a review of use and understanding
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:105-12. 2007
    ..To determine how well consumers use and understand nutrition labels and claims in New Zealand and Australia...
  14. ncbi request reprint Strategies to promote healthier food purchases: a pilot supermarket intervention study
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 10:608-15. 2007
    ..To pilot the design and methodology for a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) of two interventions to promote healthier food purchasing: culturally appropriate nutrition education and price discounts...
  15. pmc Sodium content of processed foods in the United Kingdom: analysis of 44,000 foods purchased by 21,000 households
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:594-600. 2011
    ..In the United Kingdom, sodium reduction targets have been set for a large number of processed food categories. Assessment and monitoring are essential to evaluate progress...
  16. ncbi request reprint The price of healthy eating: cost and nutrient value of selected regular and healthier supermarket foods in New Zealand
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2388. 2007
    ..To estimate the difference in cost and nutrient value for selected regular and healthier supermarket food items in New Zealand...
  17. ncbi request reprint Mortality attributable to higher-than-optimal body mass index in New Zealand
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Public Health Intelligence Unit, Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 8:402-8. 2005
    ..To estimate the burden of mortality in New Zealand due to higher-than-optimal body mass index (BMI) in 1997, as well as mortality that could be avoided in 2011 with feasible changes in mean population BMI...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effect of chitosan on weight loss in overweight and obese individuals: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    C Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Obes Rev 6:35-42. 2005
    ..11] were less than in lower quality studies [-2.3 (-2.7, -1.8) kg, P < 0.00001]. Results obtained from high-quality trials indicate that the effect of chitosan on body weight is minimal and unlikely to be of clinical significance...
  19. ncbi request reprint Obesity and health-related quality of life: results from a weight loss trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U1211. 2004
    ..To measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in overweight and obese New Zealand adults taking part in a weight loss trial, and to compare findings with the New Zealand population...
  20. ncbi request reprint The effect of the dietary supplement, Chitosan, on body weight: a randomised controlled trial in 250 overweight and obese adults
    C Ni Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:1149-56. 2004
    ..Chitosan, a deacetylated chitin, is a widely available dietary supplement purported to decrease body weight and serum lipids through gastrointestinal fat binding. Although evaluated in a number of trials, its efficacy remains in dispute...
  21. doi request reprint Effects of price discounts and tailored nutrition education on supermarket purchases: a randomized controlled trial
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:736-47. 2010
    ..Traditional methods to improve population diets have largely relied on individual responsibility, but there is growing interest in structural interventions such as pricing policies...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hormonal factors and risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: an international population-based, case-control study
    C N Mhurchu
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland New Zealand
    Stroke 32:606-12. 2001
    ..Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is more common in women than in men, but the role of hormonal factors in its etiology remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between hormonal factors and risk of SAH in women...
  23. ncbi request reprint Ethnic disparities in nutrition-related mortality in New Zealand: 1997-2011
    Carlene Lawes
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 119:U2122. 2006
    ..In addition, to estimate the ethnic-specific burden of disease that could potentially be avoided in 2011 if exposure to these risk factors were reduced...
  24. doi request reprint Do effects of price discounts and nutrition education on food purchases vary by ethnicity, income and education? Results from a randomised, controlled trial
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:902-8. 2011
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  25. doi request reprint Use of household supermarket sales data to estimate nutrient intakes: a comparison with repeat 24-hour dietary recalls
    Helen Eyles
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:106-10. 2010
    ..In the case of a supermarket intervention, an effect on household sales of percentage energy from saturated and total fat is also likely to impact the saturated and total fat intake of individual household members...
  26. pmc Food pricing strategies, population diets, and non-communicable disease: a systematic review of simulation studies
    Helen Eyles
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS Med 9:e1001353. 2012
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Nutrition labels: a survey of use, understanding and preferences among ethnically diverse shoppers in New Zealand
    Delvina Gorton
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 12:1359-65. 2009
    ..The present study examined the use, understanding and preferences regarding nutrition labels among ethnically diverse shoppers in New Zealand...
  28. ncbi request reprint Food choices among students using the school food service in New Zealand
    Jennifer Utter
    Epidemiology and Bioostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2389. 2007
    ..The aim of the current study is to describe the demographic characteristics and food choices of school canteen/tuckshop users...
  29. doi request reprint Effects of active video games on body composition: a randomized controlled trial
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:156-63. 2011
    ..Sedentary activities such as video gaming are independently associated with obesity. Active video games, in which players physically interact with images on screen, may help increase physical activity and improve body composition...
  30. pmc Foods and dietary patterns that are healthy, low-cost, and environmentally sustainable: a case study of optimization modeling for New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e59648. 2013
    ..g., greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions. We therefore aimed to consider optimized solutions to the mix of food items in daily diets for a developed country population: New Zealand (NZ)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Triggers of subarachnoid hemorrhage: role of physical exertion, smoking, and alcohol in the Australasian Cooperative Research on Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Study (ACROSS)
    Craig Anderson
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Stroke 34:1771-6. 2003
    ..Unaccustomed strenuous physical exertion can trigger myocardial infarction, but little is known about the mechanisms precipitating subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)...
  32. doi request reprint Parents' and children's perceptions of active video games: a focus group study
    Robyn Dixon
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Child Health Care 14:189-99. 2010
    ..It would appear that there is potential for AVGs to reduce inactivity in young people. However, barriers to widespread, sustainable adoption would need to be addressed if this potential is to be realized...
  33. ncbi request reprint Classification of 'healthier' and 'less healthy' supermarket foods by two Australasian nutrient profiling models
    Helen Eyles
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:8-20. 2010
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Availability and accessibility of healthier options and nutrition information at New Zealand fast food restaurants
    Ashmita Chand
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
    Appetite 58:227-33. 2012
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Healthier vending machines in workplaces: both possible and effective
    Delvina Gorton
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:43-52. 2010
    ..To develop healthier vending guidelines and assess their effect on the nutrient content and sales of snack products sold through hospital vending machines, and on staff satisfaction...
  36. doi request reprint Traffic lights and health claims: a comparative analysis of the nutrient profile of packaged foods available for sale in New Zealand supermarkets
    Simone C Rosentreter
    National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 37:278-83. 2013
    ..To assess the application of Multiple Traffic Light (MTL) nutrition labels and the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Nutrient Profiling Standard Calculator (NPSC) to foods and their agreement in classification of foods...
  37. doi request reprint Tailored nutrition education: is it really effective?
    Helen Eyles
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 15:561-6. 2012
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Perceived versus actual distance to local physical-activity facilities: does it really matter?
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Phys Act Health 7:323-32. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Home or hospital for stroke rehabilitation? results of a randomized controlled trial : I: health outcomes at 6 months
    C Anderson
    Rehabilitation and Ageing Studies Unit, Department of Medicine, Flinders University of South Australia, Daw Park, South Australia
    Stroke 31:1024-31. 2000
    ..We wished to examine the effectiveness of an early hospital discharge and home-based rehabilitation scheme for patients with acute stroke...
  40. ncbi request reprint Home or hospital for stroke Rehabilitation? Results of a randomized controlled trial : II: cost minimization analysis at 6 months
    C Anderson
    Rehabilitation and Ageing Studies Unit, Department of Medicine, Flinders University of South Australia, Daw Park, South Australia
    Stroke 31:1032-7. 2000
    ..The goal of the present study was to examine the resource and economic implications of an early hospital discharge and home-based rehabilitation scheme for patients with acute stroke...
  41. doi request reprint Impact of the UK voluntary sodium reduction targets on the sodium content of processed foods from 2006 to 2011: analysis of household consumer panel data
    Helen Eyles
    National Institute for Health Innovation, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:555-60. 2013
    ..Our aim was to determine the impact of these targets on the sodium content of processed foods in the UK between 2006 and 2011...
  42. pmc Food prices and consumer demand: differences across income levels and ethnic groups
    Cliona Ni Mhurchu
    National Institute for Health Innovation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e75934. 2013
    ..Targeted food pricing policies may improve population diets. To assess their effects on inequalities, it is important to determine responsiveness to price changes across income levels and ethnic groups...
  43. doi request reprint Key opportunities for sodium reduction in New Zealand processed foods
    Eleanor Woodward
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 36:84-9. 2012
    ..To identify key opportunities for reformulation of processed foods that could best decrease population sodium intakes in New Zealand (NZ)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Stroke rehabilitation services to accelerate hospital discharge and provide home-based care: an overview and cost analysis
    Craig Anderson
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Pharmacoeconomics 20:537-52. 2002
    ..Limited information exists on the best way to organise stroke rehabilitation after hospital discharge and the relative costs of such services...
  45. doi request reprint The non-advertising effects of screen-based sedentary activities on acute eating behaviours in children, adolescents, and young adults. A systematic review
    Samantha Marsh
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand Electronic address
    Appetite 71:259-73. 2013
    ..More work is required to better establish the link between dietary intake and advertisement-free screen time and assess whether differences exist between the different screen-based activities. ..
  46. pmc Global positioning system: a new opportunity in physical activity measurement
    Ralph Maddison
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:73. 2009
    ..However, no studies have shown that GPS alone is a reliable and valid measure of physical activity...