Kenneth R Fox

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bristol
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Physical activity as a treatment for depression: the TREAD randomised trial protocol
    Helen Baxter
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, UK
    Trials 11:105. 2010
  2. pmc "Step by Step". A feasibility study of a lunchtime walking intervention designed to increase walking, improve mental well-being and work performance in sedentary employees: Rationale and study design
    Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:578. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Neighbourhood deprivation and physical activity in UK older adults
    K R Fox
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TN, UK
    Health Place 17:633-40. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and obesity
    K R Fox
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Obes Rev 8:115-21. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and mental well-being in older people participating in the Better Ageing Project
    Kenneth R Fox
    Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences, School of Applied and Community Health Studies, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Bristol, Tyndall Ave, Bristol, BS8 1TP, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 100:591-602. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The influence of physical activity on mental well-being
    K R Fox
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Public Health Nutr 2:411-8. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Charting the physical activity patterns of contemporary children and adolescents
    K R Fox
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TN, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 59:497-504. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Assessment of abdominal fat development in young adolescents using magnetic resonance imaging
    K R Fox
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:1653-9. 2000
  9. pmc Getting out and about in older adults: the nature of daily trips and their association with objectively assessed physical activity
    Mark G Davis
    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:116. 2011
  10. pmc Feasibility trial evaluation of a physical activity and screen-viewing course for parents of 6 to 8 year-old children: Teamplay
    Russell Jago
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:31. 2013

Detail Information

Publications55

  1. pmc Physical activity as a treatment for depression: the TREAD randomised trial protocol
    Helen Baxter
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, UK
    Trials 11:105. 2010
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the protocol for a randomised, controlled trial (RCT) designed to evaluate an intervention developed to increase physical activity as a treatment for depression within primary care...
  2. pmc "Step by Step". A feasibility study of a lunchtime walking intervention designed to increase walking, improve mental well-being and work performance in sedentary employees: Rationale and study design
    Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:578. 2010
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Neighbourhood deprivation and physical activity in UK older adults
    K R Fox
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TN, UK
    Health Place 17:633-40. 2011
    ..These results suggest the importance of strategies to help older adults maintain physical function, healthy weight, and remain active in their communities...
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and obesity
    K R Fox
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Obes Rev 8:115-21. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and mental well-being in older people participating in the Better Ageing Project
    Kenneth R Fox
    Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences, School of Applied and Community Health Studies, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Bristol, Tyndall Ave, Bristol, BS8 1TP, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 100:591-602. 2007
    ..In contrast, interviews with 27 research participants and 4 exercise leaders suggested that important improvements in perceived function and social benefits had been experienced...
  6. ncbi request reprint The influence of physical activity on mental well-being
    K R Fox
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Public Health Nutr 2:411-8. 1999
    ..The purpose of this paper is to a) provide an updated view of this literature within the context of public health promotion and b) investigate evidence for physical activity and dietary interactions affecting mental well-being...
  7. ncbi request reprint Charting the physical activity patterns of contemporary children and adolescents
    K R Fox
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TN, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 59:497-504. 2000
    ..Accelerometry in combination with diaries offers the best current solution for most activity-health relationships, and for informing intervention need and design...
  8. ncbi request reprint Assessment of abdominal fat development in young adolescents using magnetic resonance imaging
    K R Fox
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:1653-9. 2000
    ..To determine the patterns of change and the best anthropometric indicators of intra-abdominal fat deposition in young adolescents from ages 11-13 y...
  9. pmc Getting out and about in older adults: the nature of daily trips and their association with objectively assessed physical activity
    Mark G Davis
    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:116. 2011
    ..Purpose: to describe the frequency, purpose, and travel mode of daily trips in OAs, and their association with participant characteristics and objectively-assessed PA...
  10. pmc Feasibility trial evaluation of a physical activity and screen-viewing course for parents of 6 to 8 year-old children: Teamplay
    Russell Jago
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:31. 2013
    ..Parents are important influences on children's PA and screen-viewing (SV). There is a shortage of parent-focused interventions to change children's PA and SV...
  11. doi request reprint Process evaluation of the Teamplay parenting intervention pilot: implications for recruitment, retention and course refinement
    Russell Jago
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:1102. 2013
    ..This paper uses qualitative data from the Teamplay feasibility trial to examine parents' views on recruitment, attendance and course refinement...
  12. pmc Action 3:30: protocol for a randomized feasibility trial of a teaching assistant led extracurricular physical activity intervention
    Russell Jago
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Trials 14:122. 2013
    ..The aim of this feasibility study is to examine whether the Action 3:30 PA intervention, which is delivered by TAs, could be effective in increasing the PA of Year 5 and 6 children...
  13. pmc Parents' views on child physical activity and their implications for physical activity parenting interventions: a qualitative study
    Georgina F Bentley
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Pediatr 12:180. 2012
    ..Parents play a central role in young children's PA. However, there is currently little research on parenting interventions to increase child PA. This study was formative work to inform the content of a pilot randomised-controlled trial...
  14. doi request reprint Parental sedentary restriction, maternal parenting style, and television viewing among 10- to 11-year-olds
    Russell Jago
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, 8 Priory Rd, Bristol BS8 1TZ, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 128:e572-8. 2011
    ..To examine whether parenting styles or practices were associated with children's television (TV) viewing...
  15. pmc Associations between children's social functioning and physical activity participation are not mediated by social acceptance: a cross-sectional study
    Simon J Sebire
    Centre for Exercise Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TZ, United Kingdom
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:106. 2011
    ..This paper investigates the associations among children's social functioning, and physical activity and whether perceptions of social acceptance mediate any social functioning-PA association...
  16. pmc Parent and child physical activity and sedentary time: do active parents foster active children?
    Russell Jago
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TP, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:194. 2010
    ..Parents are likely to be an important influence on their children's behaviour. There is an absence of information about the associations between parents' and children's physical activity and TV viewing...
  17. doi request reprint Republished research: Facilitated physical activity as a treatment for depressed adults: randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2012;344:e2758
    Melanie Chalder
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2BN, UK
    Br J Sports Med 47:629. 2013
    ..Does facilitated physical activity provide an effective treatment for adults with depression presenting in primary care?..
  18. pmc Licence to be active: parental concerns and 10-11-year-old children's ability to be independently physically active
    Russell Jago
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TP, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 31:472-7. 2009
    ..This study examined parental attitudes to independent activity, factors that limit licence to be independently active and parental strategies to facilitate independent activity...
  19. pmc What is the meaning and nature of active play for today's children in the UK?
    Rowan Brockman
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:15. 2011
    ..We need to build a more informed picture of contemporary children's play before we consider interventions to increase it...
  20. pmc The contribution of active play to the physical activity of primary school children
    Rowan Brockman
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Prev Med 51:144-7. 2010
    ..To examine associations between active play and the physical activity of 10- to 11-year-old children...
  21. ncbi request reprint Physical activity levels in adults with congenital heart disease
    Jaspal S Dua
    Bristol Congenital Heart Centre, Bristol Heart Institute and Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:287-93. 2007
    ..Advances in treatment have resulted in an increasing population of adults with congenital heart disease. Few data are available on physical activity levels and attitude to exercise in this group...
  22. doi request reprint Objectively measured physical activity in a diverse sample of older urban UK adults
    Mark G Davis
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 43:647-54. 2011
    ..There are many health and social benefits of physical activity (PA) for older adults, but little is known about their activity patterns...
  23. pmc Parenting styles, parenting practices, and physical activity in 10- to 11-year olds
    Russell Jago
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, 8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ, UK
    Prev Med 52:44-7. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether parenting styles and practices are associated with children's physical activity...
  24. ncbi request reprint Physical activity among adolescents in Taiwan
    Li Jung Chen
    University of Bristol, Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TP, UK
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:354-61. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of physical activity in Taiwanese adolescents and to identify associated socio-demographic and behavioral variables...
  25. ncbi request reprint School travel mode, parenting practices and physical activity among UK Year 5 and 6 children
    Russell Jago
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Public Health 14:370. 2014
    ..The current study sought to examine whether PA parenting practices differ by school travel mode and whether school travel mode and PA parenting practices are associated with PA...
  26. pmc The effect a of community-based social marketing campaign on recruitment and retention of low-income groups into physical activity programmes - a controlled before-and-after study
    Janet Withall
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:836. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a social marketing campaign on the monthly recruitment, attendance and retention levels at a community-based physical activity programme in a low income area...
  27. pmc Children's active play: self-reported motivators, barriers and facilitators
    Rowan Brockman
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:461. 2011
    ..Understanding these factors provides the critical first step in developing interventions to increase children's active play, and therefore overall physical activity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Physical activity patterns assessed by accelerometry in older people
    Mark G Davis
    Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences, School of Applied and Community Health, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TP, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 100:581-9. 2007
    ..This study is the first to provide objective data on a large sample of adults aged 70 years and over and indicates low levels of daily movement that are likely to be inadequate for optimal health benefit...
  29. doi request reprint Associations of objectively measured physical activity with lower limb function in older men and women: findings from the Older People and Active Living (OPAL) study
    Tanya Trayers
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Aging Phys Act 22:34-43. 2014
    ..Low levels of PA are common and are associated with poor levels of lower limb function in older adults. ..
  30. pmc Friendship groups and physical activity: qualitative findings on how physical activity is initiated and maintained among 10-11 year old children
    Russell Jago
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:4. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  31. doi request reprint Better with a buddy: influence of best friends on children's physical activity
    Russell Jago
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 43:259-65. 2011
    ..the purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which the physical activity modeling and physical activity actions of best friends are associated with the physical activity of 10- to 11-yr-old children...
  32. pmc Designing a physical activity parenting course: parental views on recruitment, content and delivery
    Russell Jago
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:356. 2012
    ..Specifically, we focussed on interest in a course, desired content and delivery style, barriers and facilitators to participation and opinions on control group provision...
  33. pmc Physical activity and sedentary behaviour typologies of 10-11 year olds
    Russell Jago
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:59. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  34. pmc Development of scales to assess children's perceptions of friend and parental influences on physical activity
    Russell Jago
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:67. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  35. doi request reprint Food shopping habits, physical activity and health-related indicators among adults aged ≥70 years
    Janice L Thompson
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, 8 Priory Road, Bristol BS81TZ, UK
    Public Health Nutr 14:1640-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the food shopping habits of older adults in the UK and explore their potential associations with selected health-related indicators...
  36. ncbi request reprint Exercise interventions for cancer patients: systematic review of controlled trials
    Clare Stevinson
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TP, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 15:1035-56. 2004
    ..To systematically review controlled trials investigating the effects of exercise interventions in cancer patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Physical activity patterns in normal, overweight and obese individuals using minute-by-minute accelerometry
    A R Cooper
    University of Bristol, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, Bristol, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 54:887-94. 2000
    ..To determine the levels and patterns of daily physical activity in groups of normal-weight, overweight and obese adults using uniaxial minute-by-minute accelerometry...
  38. doi request reprint Physically active families - de-bunking the myth? A qualitative study of family participation in physical activity
    Janice L Thompson
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 36:265-74. 2010
    ..This study examined the types of activities (physical and sedentary) engaged in as a family and explored parents' perceptions of the importance, frequency, nature and barriers to family physical activity...
  39. ncbi request reprint Role of exercise for cancer rehabilitation in UK hospitals: a survey of oncology nurses
    C Stevinson
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TP, UK
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 14:63-9. 2005
    ..However in general, the use of exercise within cancer care in the UK is currently rare...
  40. pmc Do children from an inner city British school meet the recommended levels of physical activity? Results from a cross sectional survey using objective measurements of physical activity
    T Trayers
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Arch Dis Child 91:175-6. 2006
    ..However, this finding was dependent on the threshold used to define moderate activity...
  41. ncbi request reprint Obesity, fitness and health in Taiwanese children and adolescents
    L J Chen
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TP, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:1367-75. 2006
    ..To examine the prevalence of childhood and adolescent obesity in Taiwan and investigate the association between excess weight and physical fitness and blood pressure...
  42. pmc Facilitated physical activity as a treatment for depressed adults: randomised controlled trial
    Melanie Chalder
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2BN, UK
    BMJ 344:e2758. 2012
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of facilitated physical activity as an adjunctive treatment for adults with depression presenting in primary care...
  43. pmc Why some do but most don't. Barriers and enablers to engaging low-income groups in physical activity programmes: a mixed methods study
    Janet Withall
    Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:507. 2011
    ....
  44. pmc "Get off the sofa and go and play": family and socioeconomic influences on the physical activity of 10-11 year old children
    Rowan Brockman
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:253. 2009
    ..Research has focussed on psychosocial, environmental, and demographic determinants. This paper explores how family and socioeconomic factors are related to children's physical activity...
  45. ncbi request reprint Improving health through neighbourhood environmental change: are we speaking the same language? A qualitative study of views of different stakeholders
    Tanya Trayers
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:49-55. 2006
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Childhood obesity and the role of physical activity
    Kenneth R Fox
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, BS8 1TN
    J R Soc Promot Health 124:34-9. 2004
    ..For physical activity to contribute to reversing the trend in childhood obesity, a multi-factorial and multi-agency solution will be required that involves schools, the home, the neighbourhood and considered local planning and provision...
  47. ncbi request reprint Preliminary study of the lived experience of exercise for cancer survivors
    Elizabeth M Hennessy
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TP, UK
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 9:155-66. 2005
    ..The results of the study support the suggestion that advice regarding exercise should be included in rehabilitation care for some cancer patients...
  48. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging of abdominal adiposity in a large cohort of British children
    L L Benfield
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:91-9. 2008
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Objectively assessed physical activity and weight status in Maltese 11-12 year-olds
    Andrew Decelis
    a Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Eur J Sport Sci 14:S257-66. 2014
    ..These results suggest that we need to provide more opportunities for overweight and obese children to be active throughout the week, with a particular emphasis on physical activity during school hours...
  50. ncbi request reprint The experiences of older people participating in exercise referral schemes
    Aphrodite Stathi
    University of Gloucestershire, School of Sport and Leisure, Oxstalls Campus, Oxstalls Lane, Gloucestershire, UK GL2 9HW
    J R Soc Promot Health 124:18-23. 2004
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of leisure-time physical activity in Taiwanese adults: results of four national surveys, 2000-2004
    Po Wen Ku
    Graduate Institute of Sports and Health, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua City 500, Taiwan
    Prev Med 43:454-7. 2006
    ..It is important to establish nationally representative data in countries such as Taiwan to set up levels and patterns of activity and to inform health policy...
  52. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of subjective well-being and effects of physical activity in Chinese older adults
    Po Wen Ku
    Graduate Institure of Sports and Health, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
    J Aging Phys Act 15:382-97. 2007
    ..The findings suggest that physical activity could enhance the quality of life in Chinese older adults...
  53. ncbi request reprint Test-retest stability of the Task and Ego Orientation Questionnaire
    Andrew M Lane
    School of Sport, Performing Arts, and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK
    Res Q Exerc Sport 76:339-46. 2005
    ..2001) should be used to supplement existing methods and could be especially helpful in identifying rogue items in the initial stages of psychometric questionnaire validation...
  54. ncbi request reprint Physical self perceptions of women with rheumatoid arthritis
    Alasdair Macsween
    Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Arthritis Rheum 51:958-63. 2004
    ....
  55. pmc Randomised controlled trial of four commercial weight loss programmes in the UK: initial findings from the BBC "diet trials"
    Helen Truby
    School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Centre for Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH
    BMJ 332:1309-14. 2006
    ..To compare the effectiveness of four commercial weight loss diets available to adults in the United Kingdom...