J P Elder

Summary

Affiliation: San Diego State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Independent evaluation of the California Tobacco Education Program
    J P Elder
    San Diego State University, USA
    Public Health Rep 111:353-8. 1996
  2. ncbi request reprint Reaching out to America's immigrants: community health advisors and health communication
    John P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 27:S196-205. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Introduction of Cheryl L. Perry, recipient of the 2004 Research Laureate Medallion
    John P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:556-7. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Health communication in the Latino community: issues and approaches
    John P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:227-51. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Preventing smoking in multiethnic communities
    J P Elder
    Division of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, CA 92182, USA
    Am J Health Behav 25:200-5. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Results of language for health: cardiovascular disease nutrition education for Latino English-as-a-second-language students
    J P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State University, CA 92123, USA
    Health Educ Behav 27:50-63. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Theories and intervention approaches to health-behavior change in primary care
    J P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 17:275-84. 1999
  8. doi request reprint Individual, family, and community environmental correlates of obesity in Latino elementary school children
    John P Elder
    Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Sch Health 80:20-30; quiz 53-5. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Tobacco and alcohol use-prevention program for Hispanic migrant adolescents
    John P Elder
    San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:269-75. 2002
  10. pmc Recruiting a diverse group of middle school girls into the trial of activity for adolescent girls
    John P Elder
    Division of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
    J Sch Health 78:523-31. 2008

Detail Information

Publications72

  1. pmc Independent evaluation of the California Tobacco Education Program
    J P Elder
    San Diego State University, USA
    Public Health Rep 111:353-8. 1996
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Reaching out to America's immigrants: community health advisors and health communication
    John P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 27:S196-205. 2003
    ..To describe clinical services and health communication needs for recent immigrants...
  3. ncbi request reprint Introduction of Cheryl L. Perry, recipient of the 2004 Research Laureate Medallion
    John P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:556-7. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Health communication in the Latino community: issues and approaches
    John P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:227-51. 2009
    ..This and other fundamental communication approaches, as well as audience and population characteristics, need to be considered within the context of dynamic and complex societal changes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Preventing smoking in multiethnic communities
    J P Elder
    Division of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, CA 92182, USA
    Am J Health Behav 25:200-5. 2001
    ..To examine community-based efforts to prevent tobacco use among adolescents, compared and contrasted to efforts conducted in schools...
  6. ncbi request reprint Results of language for health: cardiovascular disease nutrition education for Latino English-as-a-second-language students
    J P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State University, CA 92123, USA
    Health Educ Behav 27:50-63. 2000
    ..Results indicated long-term effects of the intervention on nutrition knowledge and fat avoidance, yet only short-term effects on total cholesterol:HDL ratio and systolic blood pressure...
  7. ncbi request reprint Theories and intervention approaches to health-behavior change in primary care
    J P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 17:275-84. 1999
    ..Finally, the Transtheoretical Model speaks of the necessity to match interventions to cognitive-behavioral stages. Strategies derived from each of these theories are suggested herein...
  8. doi request reprint Individual, family, and community environmental correlates of obesity in Latino elementary school children
    John P Elder
    Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Sch Health 80:20-30; quiz 53-5. 2010
    ..Given the prevalence of obesity and its economic consequences, community health initiatives have shifted toward primary prevention at younger ages...
  9. ncbi request reprint Tobacco and alcohol use-prevention program for Hispanic migrant adolescents
    John P Elder
    San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:269-75. 2002
    ..Evaluate a community-based tobacco/alcohol use-prevention program group compared with an attention-control condition (first aid/home safety) group...
  10. pmc Recruiting a diverse group of middle school girls into the trial of activity for adolescent girls
    John P Elder
    Division of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
    J Sch Health 78:523-31. 2008
    ..TAAG provided a unique opportunity to recruit large cohorts of randomly sampled girls within 36 diverse middle schools across the United States...
  11. pmc Individual and area-based indicators of acculturation and the metabolic syndrome among low-income Mexican American women living in a border region
    KARLA ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS
    Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University, University ofCalifornia, San Diego, CA 92120, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1979-86. 2008
    ..We sought to examine the relationships between individual and area-based indicators of acculturation and metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk among a sample of Mexican American women living in the California-Baja California border region...
  12. pmc Underreporting of food intake among Mexican/Mexican-American Women: rates and correlates
    Elizabeth K G Bothwell
    Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:624-32. 2009
    ..Underreporting of food intake threatens the validity of dietary assessment; yet, little is known about the prevalence or correlates of underreporting in the Mexican/Mexican-American community...
  13. pmc Environmental correlates of physical activity in Mexican American children at home
    Thomas L McKenzie
    School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Dieto State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:579-91. 2008
    ..Few studies have used microlevel observations to simultaneously assess children's PA and associated conditions in homes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Evaluating psychosocial and behavioral mechanisms of change in a tailored communication intervention
    John P Elder
    San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Health Educ Behav 36:366-80. 2009
    ..The promotora model is an effective method for changing important dietary behaviors and psychosocial determinants, but longer term behavior change is achievable with less expensive intervention methods...
  15. ncbi request reprint Acculturation, parent-child acculturation differential, and chronic disease risk factors in a Mexican-American population
    John P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
    J Immigr Health 7:1-9. 2005
    ..This familial measure of acculturation shows some promise, but additional formative research is needed to operationalize this construct...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a first aid and home safety program for Hispanic migrant adolescents
    N R Campbell
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Am J Prev Med 20:258-65. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Sembrando Salud was successful at achieving and maintaining change in confidence and knowledge of first aid and emergency response skills over a yearlong period...
  17. ncbi request reprint The relationship between health beliefs and behaviors and dietary intake in early adolescence
    Rei Masu
    Division of Community Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 92093, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:421-4. 2002
  18. pmc Trait anger, cynical hostility and inflammation in Latinas: variations by anger type?
    S Shivpuri
    San Diego State University University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 25:1256-63. 2011
    ..The current study provides evidence that specific aspects of anger and hostility relate to physiological pathways that potentially influence CVD risk. Findings are discussed in light of contextual cultural factors...
  19. ncbi request reprint Physical activity levels and prompts in young children at recess: a two-year study of a bi-ethnic sample
    T L McKenzie
    Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 68:195-202. 1997
    ..The findings suggest that school environments could be altered to promote healthful physical activity among young children...
  20. ncbi request reprint Operation Stay Quit: evaluation of two smoking relapse prevention strategies for women after involuntary cessation during US Navy recruit training
    Terry L Conway
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Mil Med 169:236-42. 2004
    ..Results suggest the need for more aggressive relapse-prevention efforts, although quit rates were higher than expected "spontaneous" quit rates, indicating an impact of the totally smoke-free recruit training environment...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of gender and acculturation on nutrition-related factors among limited-English proficient Hispanic adults
    S I Woodruff
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, CA 92123, USA
    Ethn Dis 7:121-6. 1997
    ..Results suggest that dietary interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risks need to take into account that nutrition knowledge, attitudes and behaviors may vary by gender and the acculturation level of the targeted Hispanic group...
  22. ncbi request reprint Nutrition communication for a Latino community: formative research foundations
    G X Ayala
    SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University, California, USA
    Fam Community Health 24:72-87. 2001
    ..Results from these efforts were used to develop a theory-based intervention, which is described at the conclusion of the article...
  23. ncbi request reprint A prenatal intervention study to improve timeliness of immunization initiation in Latino infants
    MARIA LUISA ZUNIGA DE NUNCIO
    Division of Community Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla 92093 0927, USA
    J Community Health 28:151-65. 2003
    ..Future studies should assess the role of prenatal well-child education in the context of clinics with low immunization levels...
  24. ncbi request reprint Ethnoracial differences among outdoor workers in key sun-safety behaviors
    Latrice C Pichon
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182 4162, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:374-8. 2005
    ..Few sun-safety studies have included ethnoracially diverse groups. Comparison across such groups of sun-safety behaviors was the main objective of this analysis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Three-year maintenance of improved diet and physical activity: the CATCH cohort. Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health
    P R Nader
    Division of Community Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 153:695-704. 1999
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Pilot study using hair nicotine feedback to reduce Latino children's environmental tobacco smoke exposure
    Susan I Woodruff
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, Health Promotion Division, 9245 Sky Park Ct, Ste, 120 San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Am J Health Promot 22:93-7. 2007
    ..This was a pilot study to assess the usability and impact of a feedback-based environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) reduction approach for Latino families...
  27. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and body image perception among Latino youth
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, CA 92115, USA
    Ethn Health 12:21-41. 2007
    ..Examine the prevalence and predictors of body image dissatisfaction and disordered eating among Latino youth...
  28. ncbi request reprint Family restaurant choices are associated with child and adult overweight status in Mexican-American families
    Susan C Duerksen
    Division of Health Promotion, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:849-53. 2007
    ..2). Both child and parent BMI were lowest in families selecting Mexican restaurants. Eating at fast-food chains and other Anglo-oriented restaurants may contribute to higher obesity rates linked to acculturation among Mexican Americans...
  29. ncbi request reprint Is parenting style related to children's healthy eating and physical activity in Latino families?
    Elva M Arredondo
    Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:862-71. 2006
    ..Moreover, intervention researchers may want to encourage Latino parents to use less controlling styles with girls as this parenting style increased girls' risk for unhealthy eating...
  30. ncbi request reprint The relation of acculturation to Latinas' perceived neighborhood safety and physical activity: a structural equation analysis
    Latrice C Pichon
    San Diego State University University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Ann Behav Med 34:295-303. 2007
    ..Physical activity rates are low for adult Latinas. In the United States, only 7.8% of adult Latinas met Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for weekly vigorous leisure-time physical activity...
  31. ncbi request reprint Association between family variables and Mexican American children's dietary behaviors
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 39:62-9. 2007
    ..To examine the association between family variables and children's diets...
  32. pmc Away-from-home food intake and risk for obesity: examining the influence of context
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State Research Foundation and San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1002-8. 2008
    ....
  33. pmc Leisure-time physical activity in elementary schools: analysis of contextual conditions
    Thomas L McKenzie
    School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182 7251, USA
    J Sch Health 80:470-7. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to objectively assess children's voluntary PA during 3 daily periods and examine modifiable contextual factors...
  34. doi request reprint Brand name logo recognition of fast food and healthy food among children
    Elva Arredondo
    Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Community Health 34:73-8. 2009
    ..Conclusions Children's high recognition of fast food restaurant logos may reflect greater exposure to fast food advertisements. Families' socio-demographic characteristics play a role in children's recognition of food logos...
  35. doi request reprint A review of physical activity measures used among US Latinos: guidelines for developing culturally appropriate measures
    Suzanna M Martinez
    San Diego Prevention Research Center, San Diego State University and University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:195-207. 2008
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Is church attendance associated with Latinas' health practices and self-reported health?
    Elva M Arredondo
    Division of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:502-11. 2005
    ..To evaluate (a) the relation between frequency of church attendance, self-rated health, and health behaviors controlling for potential confounders and (b) the influence of acculturation on church attendance and health behaviors...
  37. doi request reprint Recruitment, training outcomes, retention, and performance of community health advisors in two tobacco control interventions for Latinos
    Susan I Woodruff
    School of Social Work, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92120, USA
    J Community Health 35:124-34. 2010
    ..Expert ratings of CHA performance were good, and recipients of the CHAs' efforts showed positive changes in behavior. This information may aid in planning for recruitment and evaluation of CHAs for future tobacco control programs...
  38. pmc Longitudinal intervention effects on parenting of the Aventuras para Niños study
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:154-62. 2010
    ..Parenting interventions have achieved changes in factors associated with childhood obesity but few have tested the effects on multiple parental influences...
  39. pmc Outcome effectiveness of the lay health advisor model among Latinos in the United States: an examination by role
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Health Educ Res 25:815-40. 2010
    ..In the future, more of a focus on organizational and policy changes is warranted. Questions remain about diversity in LHAs' characteristics and roles, which influence not only outcomes but also program sustainability and dissemination...
  40. pmc A description of the social-ecological framework used in the trial of activity for adolescent girls (TAAG)
    John P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health Division of Health Promotion, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Health Educ Res 22:155-65. 2007
    ..The explicit and practical model developed for TAAG has already benefited the study and may have elements that can generalize to other health promotion studies...
  41. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of a communication intervention for Spanish-dominant Latinas
    John P Elder
    Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:159-66. 2006
    ..The present study examined the 1-year impact of two innovative behavior-change approaches to reduce dietary fat and increase fiber...
  42. pmc Girls' activity levels and lesson contexts in middle school PE: TAAG baseline
    Thomas L McKenzie
    Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, CA 92182 7251, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1229-35. 2006
    ..To assess girls' physical activity (PA) in middle school physical education (PE) as it relates to field site, lesson context and location, teacher gender, and class composition...
  43. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal and print nutrition communication for a Spanish-dominant Latino population: Secretos de la Buena Vida
    John P Elder
    Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Health Psychol 24:49-57. 2005
    ..The relative superiority of the promotora condition may derive from the personal touch achieved in the face-to-face interactions or from the women's use of print materials under the promotora's guidance...
  44. pmc Promoting sun safety among US Postal Service letter carriers: impact of a 2-year intervention
    Joni A Mayer
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego 92123, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:559-65. 2007
    ..We examined whether US Postal Service letter carriers who received a sun safety intervention would wear wide-brim hats and sunscreen significantly more often than those who did not receive the intervention...
  45. pmc Secretos de la Buena Vida: processes of dietary change via a tailored nutrition communication intervention for Latinas
    Barbara Baquero
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92115, USA
    Health Educ Res 24:855-66. 2009
    ..These findings highlight the importance of process evaluation measures and help us understand the mechanism by which tailored print materials and interpersonal health communication via promotoras can facilitate health behavior change...
  46. ncbi request reprint Some methodologic issues in analyzing data from a randomized adolescent tobacco and alcohol use prevention trial
    Donald J Slymen
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182 4162, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:332-40. 2003
    ..Third, because outcomes are measured repeatedly over time, we illustrate the importance of assessing the impact of missing-data patterns on outcomes and the extent to which the patterns may modify the treatment effect...
  47. ncbi request reprint Environmental interventions for eating and physical activity: a randomized controlled trial in middle schools
    James F Sallis
    Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92103, USA
    Am J Prev Med 24:209-17. 2003
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the effects of environmental, policy, and social marketing interventions on physical activity and fat intake of middle school students on campus...
  48. ncbi request reprint Association of a traditional vs shared meal decision-making and preparation style with eating behavior of Hispanic women in San Diego County
    Elva M Arredondo
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 221, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:38-45. 2006
    ..To examine the influence of meal decision-making and preparation on Hispanic women's dietary practices...
  49. ncbi request reprint What do middle school children bring in their bag lunches?
    Terry L Conway
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, California, 92123, USA
    Prev Med 34:422-7. 2002
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint An environmental intervention to improve a la carte foods at middle schools
    Murphy Michelle Zive
    Community Pediatrics Division, University of California, San Diego, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:S76-8. 2002
  51. pmc Increased use of mammography among Hispanic women: baseline results from the NCI Cooperative Group on Cancer Prevention in Hispanic Communities
    R M Kaplan
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla 92093 0622, USA
    Am J Prev Med 12:467-71. 1996
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Patient reminder letters to promote annual mammograms: a randomized controlled trial
    J A Mayer
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182 4162, USA
    Prev Med 31:315-22. 2000
    ..This study assessed the effects of a reminder letter from a physician (relative to a mammography facility letter or no letter) on appointment compliance among women 50-74 years of age due for an annual screening mammogram...
  53. ncbi request reprint Sources of dietary fat in middle schools
    Michelle M Zive
    University of California, San Diego, Community Pediatrics Division, La Jolla 92093, USA
    Prev Med 35:376-82. 2002
    ..The current study uses an ecological approach to describe the food environment at 24 middle schools and multiple food sources' dietary fat contribution...
  54. pmc Evaluation of a culturally appropriate smoking cessation intervention for Latinos
    S I Woodruff
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Tob Control 11:361-7. 2002
    ..Many believe that smoking cessation programmes for Latinos should be tailored to the values and beliefs of the culture. However, randomised studies of culturally appropriate smoking cessation interventions with Latinos are rare...
  55. ncbi request reprint Sun sensitivity in 5 US ethnoracial groups
    Gabriel R Galindo
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, California 92182 4162, USA
    Cutis 80:25-30. 2007
    ..Future sun safety research and educational messages should include all potentially high-risk individuals, irrespective of ethnoracial identity...
  56. pmc [Estimating the 2006 prevalence of HIV by gender and risk groups in Tijuana, Mexico]
    Esmeralda Iñiguez-Stevens
    School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Gac Med Mex 145:189-95. 2009
    ..Estimate the 2006 HIV prevalence among adults aged 15-49 from the general population and at-risk subgroups in Tijuana, Mexico...
  57. ncbi request reprint Validating outdoor workers' self-report of sun protection
    Sam S Oh
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, Hardy Tower 119, CA 92182 4162, USA
    Prev Med 39:798-803. 2004
    ..Few studies assessing sun safety behaviors have used validated survey instruments. Using an observational strategy, this study measured the validity of self-report of occupational sun protection behaviors...
  58. pmc Use of newsletters to promote environmental political action: an experimental analysis
    Stephen T Schroeder
    San Diego State University, CA 92123, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 37:427-9. 2004
    ..Results suggest that the intervention can promote political action that could influence environmental policies and human health...
  59. pmc Policies and opportunities for physical activity in middle school environments
    Deborah R Young
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland, 2312 Health and Human Performance Building, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Sch Health 77:41-7. 2007
    ..This study examined physical activity opportunities and barriers at 36 geographically diverse middle schools participating in the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls...
  60. pmc Scale development for perceived school climate for girls' physical activity
    Amanda S Birnbaum
    Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:250-7. 2005
    ..To test an original scale assessing perceived school climate for girls' physical activity in middle school girls...
  61. pmc A typology of middle school girls: audience segmentation related to physical activity
    Lisa K Staten
    Southwest Center for Community Health Promotion, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:66-80. 2006
    ..Using audience segmentation for targeting persuasive communication is potentially useful for intervention programs but may be sensitive; therefore, ethical issues must be critically examined...
  62. ncbi request reprint School climate and the institutionalization of the CATCH program
    Guy S Parcel
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston 77030, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:489-502. 2003
    ..Measures of school climate may be useful in determining a school's readiness to adopt and implement an innovative health promotion curriculum...
  63. ncbi request reprint Introduction of John P. Elder, PhD, MPH, FAAHB, Research Laureate, 2003
    Brian R Flay
    Am J Health Behav 27:S194-5. 2003
  64. pmc Design of the Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls (TAAG)
    June Stevens
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:223-33. 2005
    ..The TAAG study addresses an important health behavior, and also advances the field of group-randomized trials through the use of a study design and analysis plan tailored to serve the main study hypothesis...
  65. ncbi request reprint Correlates of body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio among Mexican women in the United States: implications for intervention development
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7440, USA
    Womens Health Issues 14:155-64. 2004
    ....
  66. pmc Weekend and weekday patterns of physical activity in overweight and normal-weight adolescent girls
    Margarita S Treuth
    Center for Human Nutrition, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1782-8. 2007
    ..To describe the patterns (specifically comparing weekdays and weekends classified by intensities) of physical activity (PA) measured by accelerometry in adolescent girls...
  67. ncbi request reprint Fifth through eighth grade longitudinal predictors of tobacco use among a racially diverse cohort: CATCH
    Carolyn C Johnson
    Dept of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St, Room 2309, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Sch Health 72:58-64. 2002
    ..The social environment of young people continues to be an important instigator of smoking onset. The connection between intention and behavior over time suggests students' intentions not to smoke reflect decision-making at an early age...
  68. pmc Promoting physical activity in middle school girls: Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls
    Larry S Webber
    Department of Biostatistics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:173-84. 2008
    ..Physical activity is important for weight control and good health; however, activity levels decline in the adolescent years, particularly in girls...
  69. pmc Objectively assessed associations between physical activity and body composition in middle-school girls: the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1298-305. 2007
    ..More population-based research using objective physical activity and body composition measurements is needed to make evidence-based physical activity recommendations for US youth...
  70. ncbi request reprint Restaurant and food shopping selections among Latino women in Southern California
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, CB 7440, Rosenau Hall, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7440, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:38-45. 2005
    ..This study describes and examines determinants of restaurant and food store selections in a sample of Latino women...
  71. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms and physical activity in adolescent girls
    Carolyn C Johnson
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:818-26. 2008
    ..To evaluate the relationship between depressive symptoms and physical activity in a geographically and ethnically diverse sample of sixth-grade adolescent girls...
  72. ncbi request reprint ViewPoint: conversation with John P. Elder, PhD
    John P Elder
    Am J Health Behav 29:269-79. 2005

Research Grants33

  1. SMOKING PREVENTION FOR LATINO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
    John Elder; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The differential rates of acculturation between parents and middle school children and the potential buffering effect of HSA5 against negative life events experienced by the participants will be related to program outcomes. ..
  2. TRIAL OF ACTIVITY FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS (TAAG)
    John Elder; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Assessment of hypothesized intervention mediators and quality of implementation of all intervention components will enhance understanding of intervention effects. ..
  3. Obesity Prevention in Latino Home and Community Environ*
    John Elder; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Moderator variables will include acculturation, socioeconomic status and GIS measures in the community. ..
  4. Obesity Prevention/Control /Community Recreation Centers
    John Elder; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..5. To assess the impact of hypothesized intervention moderator variables (e.g., race/ethnicity, demographics, acculturation, immutable environmental factors) on behavioral and weight outcomes. ..
  5. Obesity Prevention/Control /Community Recreation Centers
    John Elder; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..To assess the impact of hypothesized intervention moderator variables (e.g., race/ethnicity demographics, acculturation, immutable environmental factors) on behavioral and weight outcomes. ..
  6. Obesity Prevention/Control /Community Recreation Centers
    John P Elder; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..To assess the impact of hypothesized intervention moderator variables (e.g., race/ethnicity demographics, acculturation, immutable environmental factors) on behavioral and weight outcomes. ..
  7. INNOVATIVE NUTRITION COMMUNICATION FOR LATINOS
    John Elder; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Aggresive cohort maintenance strategies (used extensively in the past by our research team) and incentives are expected to help retain 85% of the study group over time. ..
  8. Clinical/Behavioral Approach to Overweight Latino Youth
    Gregory A Talavera; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....