Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activityMichael Pratt
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Lancet 380:282-93. 2012....
- Putting physical activity into public health: a historical perspective from the CDCMichael Pratt
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, K 46 Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
Prev Med 49:301-2. 2009..This commentary reviews the role that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has played since 1964 in moving science, policy, and practice from exercise and fitness to physical activity and health...
- Promoting physical activity in the AmericasMichael Pratt
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE K 46, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
Food Nutr Bull 25:183-93. 2004..The results of the yearlong effort are to be presented at the World Health Assembly in May 2004...
- Using logic models as iterative tools for planning and evaluating physical activity promotion programs in Curitiba, BrazilIsabela C Ribeiro
Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Phys Act Health 7:S155-62. 2010..We describe the process of developing logic models (LM) of PA community interventions from Curitiba, Brazil, and discuss influential factors...
- A cost-benefit analysis of physical activity using bike/pedestrian trailsGuijing Wang
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Health Promot Pract 6:174-9. 2005..The most sensitive parameter affecting the cost-benefit ratios were equipment and travel costs; however, even for the highest cost, every 1 U.S. dollar investment in trails resulted in a greater return in direct medical benefit...
- Cross-sectional associations of health-related quality of life measures with selected factors: a population-based sample in recife, BrazilJesus Soares
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Phys Act Health 7:S229-41. 2010..We used data from a random telephone survey of 2045 adults in Recife, Brazil to investigate the associations of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with selected factors...
- Cost effectiveness of community-based physical activity interventionsLarissa Roux
Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Prev Med 35:578-88. 2008..Such risks decrease with increases in physical activity. This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of population-wide strategies to promote physical activity in adults and followed disease incidence over a lifetime...
- Conducting environmental assessments for physical activity: determining traffic volume in walkability audits in two West Virginia communitiesKaren K Lee
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
J Phys Act Health 5:909-17. 2008..In this article, we examine the possibility of reducing time to conduct traffic volume audits through (1) reducing time for manual traffic counting and (2) using Department of Transportation (DOT) information...
- The impact of community design and land-use choices on public health: a scientific research agendaAndrew L Dannenberg
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop F 30, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Am J Public Health 93:1500-8. 2003..The next steps are to define priorities and obtain resources. The proposed research will help identify the best practices for designing new communities and revitalizing old ones in ways that promote physical and mental health...
- Pediatrician counseling about preventive health topics: results from the Physicians' Practices Survey, 1998-1999Deborah A Galuska
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
Pediatrics 109:E83-3. 2002..Using data from a national survey, we describe the counseling patterns of pediatricians in regard to 9 recommended preventive health topics...
- Cost effectiveness of a bicycle/pedestrian trail development in health promotionGuijing Wang
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K46, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
Prev Med 38:237-42. 2004..A persistently low population level of physical activity is a challenge for public health. Data on cost effectiveness of environmental interventions are needed to inform the development and implementing of such interventions...
- School-based physical education programs: evidence-based physical activity interventions for youth in Latin AmericaIsabela C Ribeiro
Office of Workforce and Career Development, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Glob Health Promot 17:5-15. 2010..In order to translate the strong evidence for school-based PE into practice, systematic attention to policy and implementation issues is required...
- A framework for evaluating community-based physical activity promotion programmes in Latin AmericaThomas L Schmid
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Physical Activity and Health Branch, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop K 46, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Promot Educ 13:112-8. 2006..Spanish and Portuguese language editions of the Evaluation Handbook are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Physical Activity and Health Branch...
- Effects of a community-based, professionally supervised intervention on physical activity levels among residents of Recife, BrazilEduardo J Simoes
Prevention Research Centers Program, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, MS K45, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Am J Public Health 99:68-75. 2009..We evaluated the effects of a community-based intervention, the Academia da Cidade program (ACP), on increasing leisure-time physical activity among residents of Recife, Brazil...
- International physical activity policy development: a commentaryBecky Lankenau
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity Physical Activity and Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3714, USA
Public Health Rep 119:352-5. 2004..Together, these efforts have created an unprecedented opportunity to advance the development of international physical activity policy...
- Cost analysis of the built environment: the case of bike and pedestrian trials in Lincoln, NebGuijing Wang
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Am J Public Health 94:549-53. 2004..Construction of trails fits a wide range of budgets and may be a viable health amenity for most communities. To increase trail cost-effectiveness, efforts to decrease cost and increase the number of users should be considered...
- Physical activity interventions in Latin America: a systematic reviewChristine M Hoehner
Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
Am J Prev Med 34:224-233. 2008....
- Implementing national population-based action on physical activity--challenges for action and opportunities for international collaborationFiona C Bull
British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, School of Sports and Exercise Science, Loughborough University, UK
Promot Educ 13:127-32. 2006..The development of the Global Alliance for Physical Activity (GAPA) provides a structure for international collaboration...
- Promoting physical activity globally for population healthWolf Kirsten
Promot Educ 13:90-1, 147-8, 154-5. 2006
- Physical activity policy and program development: the experience in FinlandIlkka Vuori
UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
Public Health Rep 119:331-45. 2004..This finding may be an indication of the difficulty to increase physical activity in an industrialized country with already relatively high levels of physical activity even when systematic, long-term policies and measures are applied...
- Physical Activity Policy Development: a synopsis of the WHO/CDC Consultation, September 29 through October 2, 2002, Atlanta, GeorgiaRoy J Shephard
Faculty of Physical Education and Health and Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences, and Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Public Health Rep 119:346-51. 2004..This article summarizes the context and outcomes of the consultation. It also includes elaboration of a Comprehensive Physical Activity Policy Framework developed as a product of the meeting...
- Economic interventions to promote physical activity: application of the SLOTH modelMichael Pratt
Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living, Boston, Massachusetts 02108, USA
Am J Prev Med 27:136-45. 2004....
- Physical activity and health in the European UnionMichael Pratt
Soz Praventivmed 49:297-8. 2004
- Dissemination of physical activity evidence, programs, policies, and surveillance in the international public health arenaAdrian E Bauman
Centre for Physical Activity and Health, Sydney University, Sydney New South Wales, Australia
Am J Prev Med 31:S57-65. 2006....
- Preliminary evaluation of a multicomponent program for nutrition and physical activity change in primary care: PACE+ for adultsKaren J Calfas
PACE Project, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182 4701
Prev Med 34:153-61. 2002..Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling on Exercise plus nutrition (PACE+) is an intervention based in primary care settings to help patients change physical activity and dietary behaviors...
- Multivariate hierarchical model for physical inactivity among public school childrenMario M Bracco
Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo Escola Paulista de Medicina UNIFESP EPM, Rua Loefgreen 1647, Vila Clementino, CEP 04040 032 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
J Pediatr (Rio J) 82:302-7. 2006..To identify biological and sociodemographic factors associated with physical inactivity in public school children...
- [Burden of mortality associated to physical inactivity in Bogota, Colombia]Felipe Lobelo
Departamento de Ciencias del Ejercicio, Facultad de Salud Publica, Universidad de Carolina del Sur, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Rev Salud Publica (Bogota) 8:28-41. 2006..Estimates of the burden of mortality associated to physical inactivity (PI) have not been quantified for large urban centers located in developing countries...
- Muévete Bogotá: promoting physical activity with a network of partner companiesRocío Gámez
Instituto Distrital para la Recreación y el Deporte, Alcaldía Mayor de Bogotá, Columbia
Promot Educ 13:138-43, 164-9. 2006..This model may be used as an exemplary effort elsewhere in Latin America and in urban areas in developing countries around the world...
- International physical activity questionnaire: 12-country reliability and validityCora L Craig
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada
Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1381-95. 2003..The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was developed as an instrument for cross-national monitoring of physical activity and inactivity...
- Physical activity and health promotionMarie Claude Lamarre
International Union for Health Promotion and Education
Promot Educ 13:88-9, 145-6, 152-3. 2006