J Wardle

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Piloting a manualised weight management programme (Shape Up-LD) for overweight and obese persons with mild-moderate learning disabilities: study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial
    Rebecca J Beeken
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Trials 14:71. 2013
  2. pmc Genetic test feedback with weight control advice: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Susanne F Meisel
    Health Behavior Research Centre, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Trials 13:235. 2012
  3. pmc Cluster-randomised trial to evaluate the 'Change for Life' mass media/ social marketing campaign in the UK
    Helen Croker
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:404. 2012
  4. pmc Study protocol for the 10 Top Tips (10TT) trial: randomised controlled trial of habit-based advice for weight control in general practice
    Rebecca J Beeken
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:667. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Cancer information and anxiety: applying the extended parallel process model
    Ruth Ec Evans
    University College London, UK
    J Health Psychol 17:579-89. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on infant sleep
    Abigail Fisher
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 129:1091-6. 2012
  7. pmc The association between weight loss and engagement with a web-based food and exercise diary in a commercial weight loss programme: a retrospective analysis
    Fiona Johnson
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:83. 2011
  8. pmc Soft drinks and 'desire to drink' in preschoolers
    Claire Sweetman
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:60. 2008
  9. pmc Differences in physical activity and sedentary time in relation to weight in 8-9 year old children
    Lisa R Purslow
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:67. 2008
  10. pmc Study protocol for BeWEL: the impact of a BodyWEight and physicaL activity intervention on adults at risk of developing colorectal adenomas
    Angela M Craigie
    Centre for Research into Cancer Prevention and Screening, University of Dundee, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:184. 2011

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  1. pmc Piloting a manualised weight management programme (Shape Up-LD) for overweight and obese persons with mild-moderate learning disabilities: study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial
    Rebecca J Beeken
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Trials 14:71. 2013
    ..The aim of this project is to pilot the evaluation of a manualised weight management programme for overweight and obese persons with mild-moderate learning disabilities (Shape Up-LD)...
  2. pmc Genetic test feedback with weight control advice: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Susanne F Meisel
    Health Behavior Research Centre, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Trials 13:235. 2012
    ..This study will investigate the motivational effect of adding genetic test feedback to simple weight control advice in a situation where weight gain is relatively common...
  3. pmc Cluster-randomised trial to evaluate the 'Change for Life' mass media/ social marketing campaign in the UK
    Helen Croker
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:404. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Study protocol for the 10 Top Tips (10TT) trial: randomised controlled trial of habit-based advice for weight control in general practice
    Rebecca J Beeken
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:667. 2012
    ..The aim of this trial is therefore to test the effectiveness of the 10TT intervention in primary care, incorporating clinical outcomes and health economic analyses...
  5. doi request reprint Cancer information and anxiety: applying the extended parallel process model
    Ruth Ec Evans
    University College London, UK
    J Health Psychol 17:579-89. 2012
    ..This suggests TC information is not anxiogenic, but inclusion of TSE information may improve acceptance of disease awareness information...
  6. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on infant sleep
    Abigail Fisher
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 129:1091-6. 2012
    ..In this study we used data from a large, population-based twin study to examine genetic and environmental influences on sleep duration and sleep difficulties in infancy...
  7. pmc The association between weight loss and engagement with a web-based food and exercise diary in a commercial weight loss programme: a retrospective analysis
    Fiona Johnson
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:83. 2011
    ..The aim of this research was to assess associations between engagement with self-monitoring tools and social support, and weight loss in an online weight-control programme...
  8. pmc Soft drinks and 'desire to drink' in preschoolers
    Claire Sweetman
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:60. 2008
    ....
  9. pmc Differences in physical activity and sedentary time in relation to weight in 8-9 year old children
    Lisa R Purslow
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:67. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess associations between physical activity and sedentary time across the weight spectrum in children, and to determine whether the associations differed by sex...
  10. pmc Study protocol for BeWEL: the impact of a BodyWEight and physicaL activity intervention on adults at risk of developing colorectal adenomas
    Angela M Craigie
    Centre for Research into Cancer Prevention and Screening, University of Dundee, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:184. 2011
    ..These diseases share risk factors related to the metabolic syndrome including large body size, abnormal lipids and markers of insulin resistance indicating common aetiological pathways...
  11. pmc Attitudes to colorectal cancer screening among ethnic minority groups in the UK
    Kathryn A Robb
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:34. 2008
    ..To ensure equality of access, it is important to understand attitudes towards screening in all ethnic groups so that barriers to screening acceptance can be addressed...
  12. pmc No evidence for association between BMI and 10 candidate genes at ages 4, 7 and 10 in a large UK sample of twins
    Claire M A Haworth
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    BMC Med Genet 9:12. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to test the developmental origins of some of these associations in a large longitudinal sample of children...
  13. pmc Assessing awareness of colorectal cancer symptoms: measure development and results from a population survey in the UK
    Emily Power
    Cancer Research UK, Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London, EC1V 4AD, UK
    BMC Cancer 11:366. 2011
    ..This paper describes the development of a Cancer Awareness Measure for colorectal (CRC) cancer (Bowel/Colorectal CAMa) (study 1) and presents key results from a population-representative survey using the measure (study 2)...
  14. pmc Socioeconomic differences in attitudes and beliefs about healthy lifestyles
    J Wardle
    Cancer Research UK, Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:440-3. 2003
    ..This study investigated attitudes and beliefs that might underlie behavioural choices, including health locus of control, future salience, subjective life expectancy, and health consciousness, in a nationally representative sample...
  15. ncbi request reprint Increasing children's acceptance of vegetables; a randomized trial of parent-led exposure
    Jane Wardle
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Appetite 40:155-62. 2003
    ..These findings suggest a parental advice strategy which could be disseminated directly to parents or by health professionals...
  16. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in cancer screening participation: comparing cognitive and psychosocial explanations
    Jane Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 59:249-61. 2004
    ..Only the inclusion of the cognitive variables significantly reduced the variation associated with SES, providing better support for the cognitive than the psychosocial model...
  17. doi request reprint Child adiposity and maternal feeding practices: a longitudinal analysis
    Laura Webber
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1423-8. 2010
    ..However, most studies that link control with weight have been cross-sectional, and therefore causation is uncertain. It remains possible that parental control is a response to child overweight rather than a cause...
  18. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic variation in attitudes to eating and weight in female adolescents
    Jane Wardle
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, London, England
    Health Psychol 23:275-82. 2004
    ..The results support the idea that socioeconomic differences in weight-related attitudes and behaviors may mediate the development of a gradient in weight...
  19. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in food choice: the contribution of health beliefs and dieting
    Jane Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Behav Med 27:107-16. 2004
    ..Gender differences in health behaviors have been reported in many studies but casual mechanisms have been neglected...
  20. doi request reprint Stress and adiposity: a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies
    Jane Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:771-8. 2011
    ..We conclude that psychosocial stress is a risk factor for weight gain but effects are very small. Variability across studies indicates there are moderating variables to be elucidated...
  21. ncbi request reprint Depression, perceived control, and life satisfaction in university students from Central-Eastern and Western Europe
    Jane Wardle
    Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
    Int J Behav Med 11:27-36. 2004
    ..However, taking these factors into account did not explain the East-West difference in depressive symptoms and low life satisfaction...
  22. doi request reprint The FTO gene and measured food intake in children
    J Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, Gower Street, 2 16 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:42-5. 2009
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Eating behaviour and obesity
    J Wardle
    Cancer Research UK, Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK j
    Obes Rev 8:73-5. 2007
  24. pmc Development of adiposity in adolescence: five year longitudinal study of an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse sample of young people in Britain
    Jane Wardle
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT
    BMJ 332:1130-5. 2006
    ..To examine the developmental trajectory of obesity in adolescence in relation to sex, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status...
  25. ncbi request reprint Depression in adolescent obesity: cultural moderators of the association between obesity and depressive symptoms
    J Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:634-43. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the strength of the obesity-depression association is moderated by gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Changes in the distributions of body mass index and waist circumference in English adults, 1993/1994 to 2002/2003
    J Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:527-32. 2008
    ..Obesity rates have increased markedly in recent years. This study investigated whether increases in adiposity over the past 10 years in England reflect across-the-board gains in adiposity or differential effects in subgroups...
  27. ncbi request reprint Body image and weight control in young adults: international comparisons in university students from 22 countries
    J Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:644-51. 2006
    ..This study explores the associations between body mass index (BMI), weight perceptions, and attempts to lose weight in male and female university students from 22 countries...
  28. ncbi request reprint The impact of obesity on psychological well-being
    Jane Wardle
    CR UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 19:421-40. 2005
    ..Implications for treatment and future research priorities are suggested...
  29. ncbi request reprint Understanding the aetiology of childhood obesity: implications for treatment
    Jane Wardle
    Cancer Research UK Health Behavior Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of College London
    Proc Nutr Soc 64:73-9. 2005
    ..In the spirit of the conference theme, the present paper will discuss the implications of the understanding of genetic and environmental influences on obesity for the development of effective behavioural treatments...
  30. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental determinants of children's food preferences
    Jane Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Br J Nutr 99:S15-21. 2008
    ..The need for effective guidance for parents who may be seeking to improve the range or nutritional value of foods accepted by their children is highlighted...
  31. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in utilization of colorectal cancer screening
    J Wardle
    Health Behaviour Unit Cancer Research UK, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    J Med Screen 12:20-7. 2005
    ..To assess the demographic and psychological mediators of gender differences in uptake of flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) screening for colorectal cancer...
  32. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a strong genetic influence on childhood adiposity despite the force of the obesogenic environment
    Jane Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:398-404. 2008
    ..Body mass index (BMI) has been shown to be highly heritable, but most studies were carried out in cohorts born before the onset of the "obesity epidemic."..
  33. ncbi request reprint Parental control over feeding and children's fruit and vegetable intake: how are they related?
    Jane Wardle
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:227-32. 2005
    ..To extend the investigation to boys and examine sex differences. To test the hypothesis that children's food neophobia explains this association...
  34. doi request reprint Obesity associated genetic variation in FTO is associated with diminished satiety
    Jane Wardle
    Health Behavior Research Centre, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:3640-3. 2008
    ..However, to date, it is not known whether the association between genetic variation in FTO and obesity is mediated through effects on energy intake or energy expenditure...
  35. ncbi request reprint Parental feeding practices and children's weight
    Jane Wardle
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 96:5-11. 2007
    ..We describe current projects in our own group that are designed to take forward these recommendations...
  36. ncbi request reprint Body dissatisfaction and binge eating in obese women: the role of restraint and depression
    J Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Obes Res 9:778-87. 2001
    ..This study examined the association between body dissatisfaction and binge eating, and the mediating role of restraint and depression among obese women...
  37. ncbi request reprint Intentional weight control and food choice habits in a national representative sample of adults in the UK
    J Wardle
    ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:534-40. 2000
    ..To establish the association between intentional weight control and specific eating behaviours...
  38. ncbi request reprint Awareness of risk factors for cancer among British adults
    J Wardle
    ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Public Health 115:173-4. 2001
    ..Better health education will be needed to maximise public awareness of cancer prevention...
  39. ncbi request reprint Age of onset and body dissatisfaction in obesity
    Jane Wardle
    ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Addict Behav 27:561-73. 2002
    ..The possible direction of causal effects between body dissatisfaction and self-esteem is discussed, with the suggestion that early onset of obesity increases the risk of body dissatisfaction, which in turn impairs self-esteem...
  40. pmc Sex differences in the association of socioeconomic status with obesity
    Jane Wardle
    Cancer Research UK Health Behavior Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, England
    Am J Public Health 92:1299-304. 2002
    ..This study investigated socioeconomic predictors of obesity in men and women...
  41. pmc Assessing socioeconomic status in adolescents: the validity of a home affluence scale
    J Wardle
    ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:595-9. 2002
    ..To examine the completion rate, internal reliability, and external validity of a home affluence scale based on adolescents' reports of material circumstances in the home as a measure of family socioeconomic status...
  42. ncbi request reprint Food and activity preferences in children of lean and obese parents
    J Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:971-7. 2001
    ..Because the children from the families with obese parents were not yet overweight, differences observed in the two types of families are more likely to be causes than effects of obesity...
  43. ncbi request reprint Parental feeding style and the inter-generational transmission of obesity risk
    Jane Wardle
    ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Obes Res 10:453-62. 2002
    ..Four aspects of feeding style were assessed: emotional feeding, instrumental feeding (using food as a reward), prompting/encouragement to eat, and control over eating...
  44. ncbi request reprint Factor-analytic structure of food preferences in four-year-old children in the UK
    J Wardle
    University College, London, UK
    Appetite 37:217-23. 2001
    ..Future work comparing the food preference structure of mono- and dizygotic twins should help determine the relative contribution of genetic and environmental influences...
  45. ncbi request reprint Development of the Children's Eating Behaviour Questionnaire
    J Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 42:963-70. 2001
    ....
  46. pmc Socioeconomic status and weight control practices in British adults
    J Wardle
    ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:185-90. 2001
    ..Higher SES groups were hypothesised to show more weight concern and higher levels of dieting...
  47. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial influences on older adults' interest in participating in bowel cancer screening
    J Wardle
    ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, United Kingdom
    Prev Med 31:323-34. 2000
    ..As part of a multicenter, randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of flexible sigmoidoscopy for the prevention of bowel cancer, an investigation of the predictors of screening interest was carried out in a subsample of older adults...
  48. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of colorectal cancer screening
    Jane Wardle
    Cancer Research UK, Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
    Health Psychol 22:54-9. 2003
    ..The longitudinal data suggested that screening might produce transient positive effects...
  49. ncbi request reprint Increasing attendance at colorectal cancer screening: testing the efficacy of a mailed, psychoeducational intervention in a community sample of older adults
    Jane Wardle
    Cancer Research UK, Health Behavior Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, England, UK
    Health Psychol 22:99-105. 2003
    ..6% higher level of attendance. These results indicate that psychoeducational interventions can provide an effective means of modifying attitudes and increasing rates of screening attendance...
  50. ncbi request reprint Modifying children's food preferences: the effects of exposure and reward on acceptance of an unfamiliar vegetable
    J Wardle
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:341-8. 2003
    ..It was predicted that the exposure condition would increase liking for, and consumption of, the vegetable relative to either the reward or control group...
  51. ncbi request reprint Healthy dietary practices among European students
    J Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, England
    Health Psychol 16:443-50. 1997
    ..In multivariate analyses, only gender, dieting status, and dietary health beliefs were significant predictors of healthy dietary habits. The practical implications of these results for dietary health promotion are discussed...
  52. ncbi request reprint Stress, dietary restraint and food intake
    J Wardle
    ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Psychosom Res 48:195-202. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between work stress and nutritional status in relation to dietary restraint in a community sample of adults...
  53. ncbi request reprint Using the mass-media to target obesity: an analysis of the characteristics and reported behaviour change of participants in the BBC's 'Fighting Fat, Fighting Fit' campaign
    A Miles
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Health Educ Res 16:357-72. 2001
    ..In addition, whilst such campaigns may initially attract obese people, they may be more likely to drop out of the campaign than overweight and normal weight individuals...
  54. pmc Eating behaviour and weight in children
    L Webber
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, 2 16 Torrington Place, Gower Street, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:21-8. 2009
    ..To test the hypothesis that quantitative variation in eating behaviour traits shows a graded association with weight in children...
  55. ncbi request reprint Examining the relationship between pubertal stage, adolescent health behaviours and stress
    A E Simon
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
    Psychol Med 33:1369-79. 2003
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Health behaviour, risk awareness and emotional well-being in students from Eastern Europe and Western Europe
    A Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 53:1621-30. 2001
    ..Unhealthy lifestyles associated with lack of information about health and behaviour, greater beliefs in uncontrollable influences, and diminished emotional well-being, may contribute to poor health status in Eastern Europe...
  57. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in cancer-risk behaviors in adolescence: baseline results from the Health and Behaviour in Teenagers Study (HABITS)
    J Wardle
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, London, UK
    Prev Med 36:721-30. 2003
    ..This study explores the association between socioeconomic deprivation and five factors associated with long-term risk of cancer, in adolescents...
  58. doi request reprint Do social norms affect intended food choice?
    H Croker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Prev Med 49:190-3. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effect of social norms on intended fruit and vegetable intake...
  59. pmc Associations between child weight and maternal feeding styles are mediated by maternal perceptions and concerns
    L Webber
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 64:259-65. 2010
    ..To determine whether controlling parental feeding practices are associated with children's adiposity and test the hypothesis that any associations are mediated by maternal perception of their child's weight...
  60. ncbi request reprint Family-based behavioural treatment of obesity: acceptability and effectiveness in the UK
    C Edwards
    Cancer Research Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:587-92. 2006
    ..To assess the acceptability and impact of family-based behavioural treatment (FBBT) for childhood obesity in a clinical setting in the UK...
  61. doi request reprint The relationship between life satisfaction and health behavior: a cross-cultural analysis of young adults
    Nina Grant
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Behav Med 16:259-68. 2009
    ..Positive well-being has been associated with a range of favorable health outcomes. The contribution of health-promoting behaviors is unclear...
  62. ncbi request reprint Pathways from deprivation to health differed between individual and neighborhood-based indices
    Cornelia H M van Jaarsveld
    Cancer UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:712-9. 2007
    ..To explore the role of behavioral and psychosocial factors in explaining the social gradient in self-rated health as defined either by an individual or a neighborhood deprivation index...
  63. pmc Communication about colorectal cancer screening in Britain: public preferences for an expert recommendation
    J Waller
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Br J Cancer 107:1938-43. 2012
    ..This study examined preferences regarding a recommendation from the NHS and information provision in the context of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening...
  64. ncbi request reprint Acceptability of unsupervised HPV self-sampling using written instructions
    J Waller
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    J Med Screen 13:208-13. 2006
    ..The study measured the acceptability of self-sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing in the context of cervical cancer screening. Women carried out self-sampling unsupervised, using a written instruction sheet...
  65. doi request reprint Appetitive behaviours of children attending obesity treatment
    H Croker
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Appetite 57:525-9. 2011
    ..Differences were not solely explained by weight differences, suggesting that the clinical sample had more pronounced 'obesogenic' appetitive traits. This could make adherence to dietary guidance difficult...
  66. pmc Awareness of cancer symptoms and anticipated help seeking among ethnic minority groups in England
    J Waller
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, Gower Street, London, UK
    Br J Cancer 101:S24-30. 2009
    ..As part of the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI), this study aimed to explore these factors as possible contributors to delay in cancer diagnosis...
  67. doi request reprint Weight status and perceived body size in children
    J Saxton
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Arch Dis Child 94:944-9. 2009
    ..To investigate associations between weight status and body size perception in children in the UK...
  68. ncbi request reprint Attitudes to self-sampling for HPV among Indian, Pakistani, African-Caribbean and white British women in Manchester, UK
    S Forrest
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Med Screen 11:85-8. 2004
    ..To examine attitudes to self-sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing among women from contrasting ethnic groups...
  69. pmc Functional health literacy and health-promoting behaviour in a national sample of British adults
    Christian von Wagner
    Cancer Reseach UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:1086-90. 2007
    ..To measure the prevalence of limited functional health literacy in the UK, and examine associations with health behaviours and self-rated health...
  70. pmc Family and infant characteristics associated with timing of core and non-core food introduction in early childhood
    S Schrempft
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:652-7. 2013
    ..To identify family and infant characteristics associated with timing of introduction of two food types: core foods (nutrient-dense) and non-core foods (nutrient-poor) in a population-based sample of mothers and infants...
  71. pmc Family-based behavioural treatment of childhood obesity in a UK National Health Service setting: randomized controlled trial
    H Croker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, UCL, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 36:16-26. 2012
    ..The best outcomes for treating childhood obesity have come from comprehensive family-based programmes. However there are questions over their generalizability...
  72. doi request reprint A qualitative analysis of black and white British women's attitudes to weight and weight control
    C Shoneye
    Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, UK
    J Hum Nutr Diet 24:536-42. 2011
    ....
  73. pmc Socioeconomic variation in uptake of colonoscopy following a positive faecal occult blood test result: a retrospective analysis of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
    S Morris
    Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Br J Cancer 107:765-71. 2012
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint The Adolescent Food Habits Checklist: reliability and validity of a measure of healthy eating behaviour in adolescents
    F Johnson
    ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 56:644-9. 2002
    ..Amid concerns about the quality of young people's diets, this paper describes the development of a measure of healthy eating behaviour for use with adolescents...
  75. ncbi request reprint Continuity and stability of eating behaviour traits in children
    J Ashcroft
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:985-90. 2008
    ..To discover whether eating behaviour traits show continuity and stability over childhood...
  76. ncbi request reprint Declining the offer of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for bowel cancer: a qualitative investigation of the decision-making process
    K McCaffery
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 53:679-91. 2001
    ..The findings are discussed in the context of models of health behaviour and bowel cancer screening participation research...
  77. doi request reprint Adiposity is not associated with children's reported liking for selected foods
    C Hill
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Appetite 52:603-8. 2009
    ..This suggests that overweight in children is not reflective of differences in liking for selected common foods. Variation in appetitive responsiveness to food with increasing adiposity may be more salient in the development of obesity...
  78. ncbi request reprint Public awareness of warning signs for cancer in Britain
    N Brunswick
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 12:33-7. 2001
    ..It must be cause for concern that most markers of lower SES are independently associated with poorer recognition, suggesting that public education needs to do more to narrow the inequalities in health knowledge...
  79. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic variation in participation in colorectal cancer screening
    K McCaffery
    Cancer Research UK, Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    J Med Screen 9:104-8. 2002
    ..To investigate socioeconomic variation in participation in flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) screening for colorectal cancer...
  80. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status differences in coping with a stressful medical procedure
    Alice E Simon
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Psychosom Med 67:270-6. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that socioeconomic disadvantage results in adverse emotional reactions to a novel, stressful, medical examination...
  81. ncbi request reprint Demographic and psychosocial factors associated with perceived risk for colorectal cancer
    Kathryn A Robb
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:366-72. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate demographic and psychosocial predictors of perceptions of risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in a population-based sample...
  82. ncbi request reprint School-based physical activity and changes in adiposity
    J Wardle
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:1464-8. 2007
    ..We examined the impact of school PE on adiposity in adolescents, using an ecological analysis to relate the number of PE sessions to changes in BMI and waist circumference...
  83. pmc Public awareness of cancer in Britain: a population-based survey of adults
    K Robb
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, London, UK
    Br J Cancer 101:S18-23. 2009
    ..To assess public awareness of cancer warning signs, anticipated delay and perceived barriers to seeking medical advice in the British population...
  84. doi request reprint Maternal perception of the causes and consequences of sibling differences in eating behaviour
    L Webber
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 64:1316-22. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to explore mothers' perceptions of differences between their children in the eating behaviour domain...
  85. ncbi request reprint Demographic, familial and trait predictors of fruit and vegetable consumption by pre-school children
    L J Cooke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Public Health Nutr 7:295-302. 2004
    ..To examine the contribution to fruit and vegetable eating in children of potential predictive variables within the domains of demographics, parental feeding practices and personality traits...
  86. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular stress responsivity, body mass and abdominal adiposity
    A Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1329-37. 2005
    ....
  87. doi request reprint Adiposity and 'eating in the absence of hunger' in children
    C Hill
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Cancer Research UK Health Behavior Research Centre, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1499-505. 2008
    ..To examine the association between eating in the absence of hunger (EAH) and adiposity in children...
  88. pmc Trends in physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adolescence: ethnic and socioeconomic differences
    Naomi Henning Brodersen
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Br J Sports Med 41:140-4. 2007
    ..To assess developmental trends in physical activity and sedentary behaviour in British adolescents in relation to sex, ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES)...
  89. ncbi request reprint Stress and weight change in university students in the United Kingdom
    Anna Serlachius
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Physiol Behav 92:548-53. 2007
    ..The associations remained unchanged after adjustment for health behaviours. Our findings confirm a modest weight gain over the first year at university, which was associated with higher levels of perceived stress in women...
  90. ncbi request reprint Appetite and adiposity in children: evidence for a behavioral susceptibility theory of obesity
    Susan Carnell
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:22-9. 2008
    ..Pressures from the "obesogenic" environment are driving up obesity rates, but adiposity still varies widely within the population. Appetitive characteristics could underlie differences in susceptibility to the environment...
  91. doi request reprint Sociodemographic predictors of HPV testing and vaccination acceptability: results from a population-representative sample of British women
    Laura A V Marlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Med Screen 15:91-6. 2008
    ..To examine sociodemographic predictors of self-reported screening attendance, intention to accept human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and willingness to accept vaccination for a daughter under 16...
  92. ncbi request reprint Ten-year changes in sun protection behaviors and beliefs of young adults in 13 European countries
    Victoria Peacey
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Prev Med 43:460-5. 2006
    ..Sun protection behaviors are important to the prevention of skin cancers, but little is known about changes over time in attitudes and behavior...
  93. doi request reprint Increasing heritability of BMI and stronger associations with the FTO gene over childhood
    Claire M A Haworth
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2663-8. 2008
    ..01 at age 11. These findings suggest that expression of FTO may become stronger throughout childhood. Increases in heritability may also be due to children increasingly selecting environments correlated with their genetic propensities...
  94. doi request reprint Childhood obesity: genetic and environmental overlap with normal-range BMI
    Claire M A Haworth
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1585-90. 2008
    ..To understand the overlap between the etiology of obesity and normal variation in BMI in children...
  95. doi request reprint Development of overweight in children in relation to parental weight and socioeconomic status
    Claudia Semmler
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:814-20. 2009
    ..These results suggest that parental leanness confers significant protection against development of overweight in children regardless of family SES, while parental obesity is an adverse prognostic sign, especially in lower SES families...
  96. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic gradient in body size and obesity among women: the role of dietary restraint, disinhibition and hunger in the Whitehall II study
    J Dykes
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:262-8. 2004
    ..To examine the associations between three psychological eating behaviour variables--restraint, hunger and disinhibition--and body weight and size, and to assess their explanatory power for the employment grade gradients in body measurement...
  97. ncbi request reprint The impact of illustrations on public understanding of the aim of cancer screening
    Hannah Brotherstone
    Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 63:328-35. 2006
    ..To study the effectiveness of visual illustrations in improving people's understanding of the preventive aim of flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) screening...
  98. doi request reprint Associations between children's appetitive traits and maternal feeding practices
    Laura Webber
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:1718-22. 2010
    ..This will allow the development of targeted interventions and better parental guidance on managing obesogenic eating behaviors in young children...
  99. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in fruit and vegetable intake in older adults
    Anna H Baker
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WCIE 6BT, UK
    Appetite 40:269-75. 2003
    ..There were no significant attenuating effects of preferences, attitudes or dieting status. These results indicate that men's poorer nutrition knowledge explains a significant part of their lower intake of fruit and vegetables...
  100. doi request reprint Eating rate is a heritable phenotype related to weight in children
    Clare H Llewellyn
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1560-6. 2008
    ..There is growing interest in the heritability of behavioral phenotypes related to adiposity. One potential candidate is the speed of eating, although existing evidence for an association with weight is mixed...
  101. ncbi request reprint Associations between multiple measures of parental feeding and children's adiposity in United Kingdom preschoolers
    Susan Carnell
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, United Kingdom
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:137-44. 2007
    ..Scales from a range of existing parental feeding questionnaires were used together, in the same large sample of children, to examine associations with adiposity...