Esther Mf van Sluijs

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc The contribution of active travel to children's physical activity levels: cross-sectional results from the ALSPAC study
    Esther M F van Sluijs
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Prev Med 48:519-24. 2009
  2. pmc Family and home influences on children's after-school and weekend physical activity
    Alison M McMinn
    1 Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Public Health 23:805-10. 2013
  3. pmc Correlates of light and moderate-to-vigorous objectively measured physical activity in four-year-old children
    Esther M F van Sluijs
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research CEDAR, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e74934. 2013
  4. pmc Children's sedentary behaviour: descriptive epidemiology and associations with objectively-measured sedentary time
    Tessa Klitsie
    Medical Research Council, Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:1092. 2013
  5. pmc Promoting healthy weight in primary school children through physical activity and nutrition education: a pragmatic evaluation of the CHANGE! randomised intervention study
    Stuart J Fairclough
    Physical Activity Exchange, Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 62, Great Crosshall Street, Liverpool, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:626. 2013
  6. pmc Effect of communicating genetic and phenotypic risk for type 2 diabetes in combination with lifestyle advice on objectively measured physical activity: protocol of a randomised controlled trial
    Job G Godino
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Box 285, CB2 0QQ, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:444. 2012
  7. pmc Is a change in mode of travel to school associated with a change in overall physical activity levels in children? Longitudinal results from the SPEEDY study
    Lee Smith
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:134. 2012
  8. pmc The impact of rainfall and school break time policies on physical activity in 9-10 year old British children: a repeated measures study
    Flo Harrison
    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7JT, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:47. 2011
  9. pmc Family and home correlates of children's physical activity in a multi-ethnic population: the cross-sectional Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE)
    Alison M McMinn
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:11. 2011
  10. pmc Environmental determinants of active travel in youth: a review and framework for future research
    Jenna R Panter
    University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:34. 2008

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. pmc The contribution of active travel to children's physical activity levels: cross-sectional results from the ALSPAC study
    Esther M F van Sluijs
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Prev Med 48:519-24. 2009
    ..To assess the association between active travel to school and physical activity (PA) in a large population-based sample of 11-year old children...
  2. pmc Family and home influences on children's after-school and weekend physical activity
    Alison M McMinn
    1 Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Public Health 23:805-10. 2013
    ..Here we investigate whether family- and home-related correlates of children's PA are different for the after-school period on weekdays than for the weekend...
  3. pmc Correlates of light and moderate-to-vigorous objectively measured physical activity in four-year-old children
    Esther M F van Sluijs
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research CEDAR, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e74934. 2013
    ..The aim of the current study is to investigate associations between personal, social and environmental factors and objectively measured light and moderate-to-vigorous PA (LPA and MVPA, respectively) in four-year-old children...
  4. pmc Children's sedentary behaviour: descriptive epidemiology and associations with objectively-measured sedentary time
    Tessa Klitsie
    Medical Research Council, Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:1092. 2013
    ..The aims of this study were to: 1) describe the leisure-time sedentary behaviour of 9-10 year old British children, and 2) establish associations with objectively-measured sedentary time...
  5. pmc Promoting healthy weight in primary school children through physical activity and nutrition education: a pragmatic evaluation of the CHANGE! randomised intervention study
    Stuart J Fairclough
    Physical Activity Exchange, Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 62, Great Crosshall Street, Liverpool, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:626. 2013
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  6. pmc Effect of communicating genetic and phenotypic risk for type 2 diabetes in combination with lifestyle advice on objectively measured physical activity: protocol of a randomised controlled trial
    Job G Godino
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Box 285, CB2 0QQ, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:444. 2012
    ..We aim to assess the effects of communicating genetic and phenotypic risk of T2D on risk-reducing health behaviours, anxiety, and other cognitive and emotional theory-based antecedents of behaviour change...
  7. pmc Is a change in mode of travel to school associated with a change in overall physical activity levels in children? Longitudinal results from the SPEEDY study
    Lee Smith
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:134. 2012
    ..The purpose of this analysis was to investigate the association between change in mode of travel to school and change in overall physical activity levels in children...
  8. pmc The impact of rainfall and school break time policies on physical activity in 9-10 year old British children: a repeated measures study
    Flo Harrison
    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7JT, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:47. 2011
    ..This study aims to examine the association between PA and rainfall in 9-10 year old children, and how it may be modified by school policies...
  9. pmc Family and home correlates of children's physical activity in a multi-ethnic population: the cross-sectional Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE)
    Alison M McMinn
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:11. 2011
    ..This paper investigates associations between family and home factors and childhood PA in a multi-ethnic population and explores whether associations differ between ethnic groups...
  10. pmc Environmental determinants of active travel in youth: a review and framework for future research
    Jenna R Panter
    University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:34. 2008
    ..However, links between the environment and active travel have received less attention...
  11. pmc Randomised controlled trial of the effects of physical activity feedback on awareness and behaviour in UK adults: the FAB study protocol [ISRCTN92551397]
    Clare Watkinson
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrookes Hospital, Box 285, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB20QQ, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:144. 2010
    ..Secondary objectives are to determine the influence of feedback on physical activity awareness and cognitions, and to compare behavioural effects by type of feedback...
  12. pmc The effect of community and family interventions on young people's physical activity levels: a review of reviews and updated systematic review
    Esther M F van Sluijs
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Box 285, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
    Br J Sports Med 45:914-22. 2011
    ..Next to the school environment, the family and community environment are key for young people's behaviour and for promoting physical activity (PA)...
  13. pmc Effectiveness of interventions to promote physical activity in children and adolescents: systematic review of controlled trials
    Esther M F van Sluijs
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Sciences, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ
    BMJ 335:703. 2007
    ..To review the published literature on the effectiveness of interventions to promote physical activity in children and adolescents...
  14. pmc School-level correlates of physical activity intensity in 10-year-old children
    Esther M F van Sluijs
    Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e574-81. 2011
    ..We therefore aimed to study associations between activity intensities and physical and social school environmental factors...
  15. pmc Physical activity and dietary behaviour in a population-based sample of British 10-year old children: the SPEEDY study (Sport, Physical activity and Eating behaviour: environmental Determinants in Young people)
    Esther M F van Sluijs
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Box 285, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:388. 2008
    ..We present here the analyses of the PA, dietary and anthropometry data...
  16. pmc Environmental supportiveness for physical activity in English schoolchildren: a study using Global Positioning Systems
    Andrew P Jones
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Box 285, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:42. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  17. pmc Objectively measured physical activity in four-year-old British children: a cross-sectional analysis of activity patterns segmented across the day
    Kathryn R Hesketh
    UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Diet and Activity Research CEDAR, Box 296, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:1. 2014
    ..Little is known about preschool-aged children's levels of physical activity (PA) over the course of the day. Using time-stamped data, we describe the levels and patterns of PA in a population-based sample of four-year-old British children...
  18. pmc Maternal awareness of young children's physical activity: levels and cross-sectional correlates of overestimation
    Kathryn R Hesketh
    UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:924. 2013
    ..This paper investigates maternal awareness of preschool-aged children's PA levels and determined correlates associated with maternal overestimation of PA...
  19. pmc Who will increase their physical activity? Predictors of change in objectively measured physical activity over 12 months in the ProActive cohort
    Rebecca K Simmons
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Box 285, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:226. 2010
    ..The aim was to identify predictors of change in objectively measured physical activity over 12 months in the ProActive cohort to improve understanding of factors influencing change in physical activity...
  20. pmc Awareness of physical activity in healthy middle-aged adults: a cross-sectional study of associations with sociodemographic, biological, behavioural, and psychological factors
    Job G Godino
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Box 285, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, United Kingdom
    BMC Public Health 14:421. 2014
    ..We aimed to assess awareness of physical activity, defined as the agreement between self-rated and objective physical activity, and to investigate associations with sociodemographic, biological, behavioural, and psychological factors...
  21. pmc Overestimation of physical activity level is associated with lower BMI: a cross-sectional analysis
    Clare Watkinson
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:68. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  22. ncbi request reprint Dietary energy intake at the age of 4 months predicts postnatal weight gain and childhood body mass index
    Ken K Ong
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 117:e503-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether different feeding patterns and energy intakes that are provided to infants affect body weight and BMI later in childhood...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sex-discordant associations with adiponectin levels and lipid profiles in children
    Ken K Ong
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort s Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN, U K
    Diabetes 55:1337-41. 2006
    ..Our data suggest a complex age- and sex-related regulation of adiponectin secretion or clearance...
  24. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two methods to assess PAEE during six activities in children
    Kirsten Corder
    1MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:2180-8. 2007
    ..Three PAEE-prediction models derived using the current data, and five previously published prediction models were cross-validated to estimate PAEE in this sample...
  25. pmc Perception versus reality awareness of physical activity levels of British children
    Kirsten Corder
    Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am J Prev Med 38:1-8. 2010
    ..Interventions to increase children's physical activity have had limited success. One reason may be that children and their parents overestimate children's levels of physical activity, although there is a small amount of data on this topic...
  26. pmc Socio-demographic and behavioural correlates of physical activity perception in individuals with recently diagnosed diabetes: results from a cross-sectional study
    Gráinne H Long
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:678. 2013
    ..We describe (i) objective PA levels, (ii) the difference between objective and self-reported PA ('PA disparity') and the correlates of (iii) PA disparity and (iv) overestimation in recently diagnosed T2DM patients...
  27. pmc What do adolescents want in order to become more active?
    Kirsten Corder
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge Addenbrookes Hospital, Box 285, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:718. 2013
    ..We assessed adolescent preference for activity type, co-participants, timing and location of PA promotion and examined patterns in their views by population subgroup...
  28. pmc Breakfast consumption and physical activity in adolescents: daily associations and hourly patterns
    Kirsten Corder
    UK Clinical Research Collaboration Centre for Diet and Activity Research KC and EMFvS, Medical Research Council MRC Epidemiology Unit KC, CLR, RMS, EMFvS, and UE, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, United Kingdom the MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, United Kingdom CJP and AMS the Developmental Psychiatry Section, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom DJB, VJD, and IMG and the Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo, Norway UE
    Am J Clin Nutr 99:361-8. 2014
    ..The association between breakfast consumption and physical activity (PA) is inconclusive...
  29. pmc An investigation of patterns of children's sedentary and vigorous physical activity throughout the week
    Rebekah M Steele
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:88. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  30. ncbi request reprint Targeting sedentary time or moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity: independent relations with adiposity in a population-based sample of 10-y-old British children
    Rebekah M Steele
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1185-92. 2009
    ..It is unclear whether subcomponents of physical activity (PA) are associated with adiposity independent of time spent while sedentary...
  31. pmc How well do modelled routes to school record the environments children are exposed to?: A cross-sectional comparison of GIS-modelled and GPS-measured routes to school
    Flo Harrison
    UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research CEDAR, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Box 285 Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
    Int J Health Geogr 13:5. 2014
    ..We compared modelled GIS routes and actual Global Positioning Systems (GPS) measured routes in a free-living sample of children using varying travel modes...
  32. pmc Validation of a maternal questionnaire on correlates of physical activity in preschool children
    Alison M McMinn
    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:81. 2009
    ..With minor revision, this could be a useful tool for future research in this area. This, in turn, will aid the development of interventions to promote physical activity in this age group...