Danielle Symons Downs

Summary

Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Physical activity and pregnancy: past and present evidence and future recommendations
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Department of Kinesiology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 83:485-502. 2012
  2. pmc Adolescent body satisfaction: the role of perceived parental encouragement for physical activity
    Jennifer S Savage
    Departments of Kinesiology, 266 Recreation Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:90. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Exercising for two: examining pregnant women's second trimester exercise intention and behavior using the framework of the theory of planned behavior
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Department of Kinesiology, 267 N Recreation Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 5701, USA
    Womens Health Issues 13:222-8. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Determinants of pregnancy and postpartum depression: prospective influences of depressive symptoms, body image satisfaction, and exercise behavior
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 268Q Recreation Building, University Park, PA 16802 5701, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:54-63. 2008
  5. pmc Design of the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS) strong healthy women intervention: improving preconceptional health
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 267 N Recreation Building, University Park, PA 16802 5701, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:18-28. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Determinants of eating attitudes among overweight and non-overweight adolescents
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Exercise Psychology Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:138-45. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Women's exercise beliefs and behaviors during their pregnancy and postpartum
    Danielle Symons Downs
    J Midwifery Womens Health 49:138-44. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Youth exercise intention and past exercise behavior: examining the moderating influences of sex and meeting exercise recommendations
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 5701, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 77:91-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Understanding exercise beliefs and behaviors in women with gestational diabetes mellitus
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Exercise Psychology Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, 267 N Recreation Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 5701, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:236-40. 2006
  10. pmc Improving women's preconceptional health: long-term effects of the Strong Healthy Women behavior change intervention in the central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
    Carol S Weisman
    Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:265-71. 2011

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. pmc Physical activity and pregnancy: past and present evidence and future recommendations
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Department of Kinesiology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 83:485-502. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Adolescent body satisfaction: the role of perceived parental encouragement for physical activity
    Jennifer S Savage
    Departments of Kinesiology, 266 Recreation Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:90. 2009
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  3. ncbi request reprint Exercising for two: examining pregnant women's second trimester exercise intention and behavior using the framework of the theory of planned behavior
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Department of Kinesiology, 267 N Recreation Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 5701, USA
    Womens Health Issues 13:222-8. 2003
    ..Understanding women's thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about exercise can assist intervention specialists with developing and implementing effective programs promoting exercise during pregnancy...
  4. doi request reprint Determinants of pregnancy and postpartum depression: prospective influences of depressive symptoms, body image satisfaction, and exercise behavior
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 268Q Recreation Building, University Park, PA 16802 5701, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:54-63. 2008
    ..Limited research has prospectively examined women's exercise and psychological health behaviors before, during, and after pregnancy...
  5. pmc Design of the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS) strong healthy women intervention: improving preconceptional health
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 267 N Recreation Building, University Park, PA 16802 5701, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:18-28. 2009
    ..This intervention protocol may offer researchers and healthcare professionals a framework for designing other programs aiming to improve women's preconceptional health...
  6. ncbi request reprint Determinants of eating attitudes among overweight and non-overweight adolescents
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Exercise Psychology Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:138-45. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Women's exercise beliefs and behaviors during their pregnancy and postpartum
    Danielle Symons Downs
    J Midwifery Womens Health 49:138-44. 2004
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Youth exercise intention and past exercise behavior: examining the moderating influences of sex and meeting exercise recommendations
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 5701, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 77:91-9. 2006
    ..While we found sex and exercise group differences across the study measures, we did not find evidence of significant moderation. Thus, the theory constructs predicted intention and PEB similarly across sex and exercise groups...
  9. ncbi request reprint Understanding exercise beliefs and behaviors in women with gestational diabetes mellitus
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Exercise Psychology Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, 267 N Recreation Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 5701, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:236-40. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the exercise beliefs and behaviors of postpartum women who had gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during a recent pregnancy...
  10. pmc Improving women's preconceptional health: long-term effects of the Strong Healthy Women behavior change intervention in the central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
    Carol S Weisman
    Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:265-71. 2011
    ..over the 12-month follow-up period; 2) did the intervention impact weight and BMI over the 12-month follow-up period; and 3) did the intervention impact pregnancy weight gain for those who gave birth during the follow-up period?..
  11. pmc Improving women's preconceptional health: findings from a randomized trial of the Strong Healthy Women intervention in the Central Pennsylvania women's health study
    Marianne M Hillemeier
    Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Womens Health Issues 18:S87-96. 2008
    ....
  12. pmc Preconception predictors of weight gain during pregnancy: prospective findings from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
    Carol S Weisman
    Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Womens Health Issues 20:126-32. 2010
    ..We examined preconception (prepregnancy) predictors of pregnancy weight gain and weight gain that exceeds the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations based on pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), in a prospective study...
  13. pmc Preconception predictors of birth outcomes: prospective findings from the central Pennsylvania women's health study
    Carol S Weisman
    College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, 600 Centerview Drive, A210, Hershey, PA, 17033, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:829-35. 2011
    ..To examine maternal pre-pregnancy (preconception) predictors of birthweight and fetal growth for singleton live births occurring over a 2-year period in a prospective study...
  14. doi request reprint Mediating effects of body image satisfaction on exercise behavior, depressive symptoms, and gestational weight gain in pregnancy
    Erica L Rauff
    Exercise Psychology Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
    Ann Behav Med 42:381-90. 2011
    ..Body image satisfaction in pregnancy may have an important influence on maternal biopsychosocial outcomes...
  15. pmc Transition to overweight or obesity among women of reproductive age
    Marianne M Hillemeier
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:703-10. 2011
    ..This study identifies factors associated with transition in body mass index (BMI) category to overweight or obesity status over a 2-year period among women of reproductive age...
  16. ncbi request reprint Objectively assessing treadmill walking during the second and third pregnancy trimesters
    Jennifer M DiNallo
    Dept of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 9:21-8. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess PA monitor output during a controlled, treadmill walking protocol among pregnant women at 20- and 32-weeks gestation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Baby steps: pedometer-determined and self-reported leisure-time exercise behaviors of pregnant women
    Danielle Symons Downs
    Exercise Psychology Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:63-72. 2009
    ..Therefore, 2 studies were conducted to determine the feasibility of pregnant women wearing pedometers and to examine women's self-reported and objectively measured PA behaviors...
  18. ncbi request reprint Preconceptional health: risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes by reproductive life stage in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS)
    Carol S Weisman
    Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, 17033, USA
    Womens Health Issues 16:216-24. 2006
    ..Older preconceptional women were more likely to have chronic conditions (hypertension, high cholesterol) than younger preconceptional women. Results suggest how interventions could be tailored to women's reproductive stages...
  19. pmc Plausible reports of energy intake may predict body mass index in pre-adolescent girls
    Jennifer S Savage
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:131-5. 2008
    ..A relatively simple analytical procedure can be used to identify the magnitude and nature of reporting bias in dietary data...

Research Grants1

  1. ACTIVE MOMS: Physical Activity Intervention for Women with Gestational Diabetes
    Danielle Downs; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., physical activity attitude, self-efficacy, social support; depression, quality of life), pregnancy and delivery complications (e.g., excessive maternal weight gain, need for insulin), and infant outcomes (e.g., birth weight). ..