Tzu An Chen

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Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Vegetable parenting practices scale. Item response modeling analyses
    Tzu An Chen
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Rm 4012, Houston, TX 77030, USA Electronic address
    Appetite 91:190-9. 2015
  2. pmc TV parenting practices: is the same scale appropriate for parents of children of different ages?
    Tzu An Chen
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:41. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Fixed or random testlet effects: a comparison of two multilevel testlet models
    Tzu An Chen
    Universityh of Texas at Austin, USA
    J Appl Meas 13:231-47. 2012
  4. pmc Psychometric assessment of scales for a Model of Goal Directed Vegetable Parenting Practices (MGDVPP)
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 1100 Bates Street, Houston 77030 2600 TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:110. 2013
  5. pmc Physical activity and screen-media-related parenting practices have different associations with children's objectively measured physical activity
    Teresia M O'Connor
    1 USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Child Obes 9:446-53. 2013
  6. pmc Dimensions of vegetable parenting practices among preschoolers
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Appetite 69:89-93. 2013
  7. pmc Predicting use of ineffective vegetable parenting practices with the Model of Goal Directed Behavior
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Public Health Nutr 18:1028-35. 2015
  8. pmc Predicting use of effective vegetable parenting practices with the Model of Goal Directed Behavior
    Cassandra S Diep
    1USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 18:1389-96. 2015
  9. pmc Convergent validity of preschool children's television viewing measures among low-income Latino families: a cross-sectional study
    Jason A Mendoza
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Child Obes 9:29-34. 2013
  10. pmc Environmental and cultural correlates of physical activity parenting practices among Latino parents with preschool-aged children: Niños Activos
    Teresia M O'Connor
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX USA
    BMC Public Health 14:707. 2014

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Publications23

  1. doi request reprint Vegetable parenting practices scale. Item response modeling analyses
    Tzu An Chen
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Rm 4012, Houston, TX 77030, USA Electronic address
    Appetite 91:190-9. 2015
    ..We also tested for differences in the ways item function (called differential item functioning) across child's gender, ethnicity, age, and household income groups...
  2. pmc TV parenting practices: is the same scale appropriate for parents of children of different ages?
    Tzu An Chen
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:41. 2013
    ..Perform differential item functioning (DIF) analysis to test whether item parameter estimates differed across education, language, or age groups...
  3. ncbi request reprint Fixed or random testlet effects: a comparison of two multilevel testlet models
    Tzu An Chen
    Universityh of Texas at Austin, USA
    J Appl Meas 13:231-47. 2012
    ..Fit indices did not perform well either as other studies have had found. In addition, from the modeling perspective, MMMT-2r allows the greatest flexibility in terms of modeling testlet effects as fixed, random, or both...
  4. pmc Psychometric assessment of scales for a Model of Goal Directed Vegetable Parenting Practices (MGDVPP)
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 1100 Bates Street, Houston 77030 2600 TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:110. 2013
    ..Scales to measure effective and ineffective vegetable parenting practices have previously been validated. This manuscript presents the psychometric characteristics and factor structures of new scales to measure the constructs in MGDVPP...
  5. pmc Physical activity and screen-media-related parenting practices have different associations with children's objectively measured physical activity
    Teresia M O'Connor
    1 USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Child Obes 9:446-53. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association of PA and screen-media-related [television (TV) and videogame] parenting practices with children's PA...
  6. pmc Dimensions of vegetable parenting practices among preschoolers
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Appetite 69:89-93. 2013
    ..Research is needed on how these parenting practices factors predict child vegetable intake. ..
  7. pmc Predicting use of ineffective vegetable parenting practices with the Model of Goal Directed Behavior
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Public Health Nutr 18:1028-35. 2015
    ..The present study was designed to understand the psychosocial influences on ineffective vegetable parenting practices...
  8. pmc Predicting use of effective vegetable parenting practices with the Model of Goal Directed Behavior
    Cassandra S Diep
    1USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 18:1389-96. 2015
    ..To model effective vegetable parenting practices using the Model of Goal Directed Vegetable Parenting Practices construct scales...
  9. pmc Convergent validity of preschool children's television viewing measures among low-income Latino families: a cross-sectional study
    Jason A Mendoza
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Child Obes 9:29-34. 2013
    ..The goal of this study was to test the reliability and convergent validity of four TV viewing measures among low-income Latino preschool children in the United States...
  10. pmc Environmental and cultural correlates of physical activity parenting practices among Latino parents with preschool-aged children: Niños Activos
    Teresia M O'Connor
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX USA
    BMC Public Health 14:707. 2014
    ..This study aimed to examine the independent contributions of (1) sociodemographic, (2) cultural, (3) parent perceived environmental, and (4) objectively measured environmental factors, to PA parenting practices...
  11. doi request reprint Evaluation of a web-based program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for adolescents: teen choice: food and fitness
    Karen Weber Cullen
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Health Educ Res 28:704-14. 2013
    ..Future research should identify effective methods for disseminating this website to wider audiences. ..
  12. pmc School year versus summer differences in child weight gain: a narrative review
    Tom Baranowski
    1 USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Child Obes 10:18-24. 2014
    ..Seasonal patterns in adiposity, PA, and sleep need to be clearly established separately for overweight and healthy weight children in further longitudinal research to provide a clear focus for national policy...
  13. pmc Prospective BMI category change associated with cardiovascular fitness change
    Tom Baranowski
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:294-8. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to test the relationship of change in body mass index (BMI) percentile score group (from sixth to eighth grade) with change in cardiovascular fitness (CVF), baseline BMIz-score, and CVF...
  14. doi request reprint Confirmatory factor analysis of the Feeding Emotions Scale. A measure of parent emotions in the context of feeding
    Leslie Frankel
    Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Appetite 91:107-13. 2015
    ..The resulting validated measure can be used to assess parent affect in studies of feeding to better understand how interactions during feeding may impact the development of child eating behaviors and possibly weight status. ..
  15. doi request reprint Seasonal variability in weight change during elementary school
    Jennette P Moreno
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics Nutrition, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 23:422-8. 2015
    ..To examine seasonal variation in weight gain across elementary school (kindergarten-5th grade) among children who are healthy weight, overweight, or obese and from different racial and ethnic groups...
  16. pmc Simulated adaptations to an adult dietary self-report tool to accommodate children: impact on nutrient estimates
    Deirdre Douglass
    a USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Houston, Texas
    J Am Coll Nutr 32:92-7. 2013
    ..To simulate the effect of child-friendly (CF) adaptations of the National Cancer Institute's Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24) on estimates of nutrient intake...
  17. pmc Impact of an active video game on healthy children's physical activity
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 129:e636-42. 2012
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  18. doi request reprint Acculturation and Plasma Fatty Acid Concentrations in Hispanic and Chinese-American Adults: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Cassandra S Diep
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 11:e0149267. 2016
    ..We investigated the cross-sectional relationship between acculturation and plasma phospholipid fatty acids in a diverse sample of Hispanic- and Chinese-American adults...
  19. doi request reprint The association of parent's outcome expectations for child TV viewing with parenting practices and child TV viewing: an examination using path analysis
    Lauren Johnson
    Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:70. 2015
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  20. doi request reprint Influence of behavioral theory on fruit and vegetable intervention effectiveness among children: a meta-analysis
    Cassandra S Diep
    US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Electronic address
    J Nutr Educ Behav 46:506-46. 2014
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  21. pmc Psychometric validity of the parent's outcome expectations for children's television viewing (POETV) scale
    Teresia M O'Connor
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:894. 2014
    ..Our objective was to develop a measure of Parent's Outcome Expectations for Children's TV Viewing (POETV) and test the psychometrics of the resulting instrument among parents with children 6-12 years old...
  22. doi request reprint Parents' perceptions of preschool children's ability to regulate eating. Feeding style differences
    Leslie A Frankel
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Houston, TX 77030, United States Department of Educational Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, United States
    Appetite 76:166-74. 2014
    ..Findings from this study suggest that children's ability to self-regulate eating might be an important mechanism by which parent feeding style and child weight are related to each other. ..
  23. pmc Impact of a pilot walking school bus intervention on children's pedestrian safety behaviors: a pilot study
    Jason A Mendoza
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, 1100 Bates St, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Health Place 18:24-30. 2012
    ..01) of crossing at the corner/crosswalk but 5-fold lower odds (p<0.01) of stopping at the curb. The protocol appears feasible for documenting changes to school-level PSB...