John P Elder

Summary

Affiliation: San Diego State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Community health partnerships for chronic disease prevention among Latinos: the San Diego Prevention Research Center
    John P Elder
    San Diego Prevention Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Prim Prev 34:17-29. 2013
  2. pmc Usefulness of commercially available GPS data-loggers for tracking human movement and exposure to dengue virus
    Gonzalo M Vazquez-Prokopec
    Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 8:68. 2009
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. doi request reprint Results of a multi-level intervention to prevent and control childhood obesity among Latino children: the Aventuras Para Niños Study
    Noe C Crespo
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 9245 Sky Park Court, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Ann Behav Med 43:84-100. 2012
  8. 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
  9. doi request reprint Weight-related child behavioral interventions in Brazil: a systematic review
    Simon J Marshall
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:543-9. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Walking for transportation among Latino adults in San Diego County: who meets physical activity guidelines?
    Suzanna M Martinez
    Dept of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:898-906. 2011

Detail Information

Publications80

  1. doi request reprint Community health partnerships for chronic disease prevention among Latinos: the San Diego Prevention Research Center
    John P Elder
    San Diego Prevention Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Prim Prev 34:17-29. 2013
    ..This article describes these principles to help others involved in similar intervention efforts identify the best approach for promoting health in their own communities...
  2. pmc Usefulness of commercially available GPS data-loggers for tracking human movement and exposure to dengue virus
    Gonzalo M Vazquez-Prokopec
    Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 8:68. 2009
    ..GPS observations from two participants were later compared with semi-structured interview data to assess the usefulness of GPS technology to track individual mobility patterns...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. doi request reprint Results of a multi-level intervention to prevent and control childhood obesity among Latino children: the Aventuras Para Niños Study
    Noe C Crespo
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 9245 Sky Park Court, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Ann Behav Med 43:84-100. 2012
    ..Community-based interventions are needed to reduce the burden of childhood obesity...
  8. 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...
  9. doi request reprint Weight-related child behavioral interventions in Brazil: a systematic review
    Simon J Marshall
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:543-9. 2013
    ..A systematic review was conducted between January 2010 and December 2011 of obesity-related interventions targeting Brazilian children and adolescents...
  10. ncbi request reprint Walking for transportation among Latino adults in San Diego County: who meets physical activity guidelines?
    Suzanna M Martinez
    Dept of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:898-906. 2011
    ..U.S. Latinos engage in nonleisure-time walking (NLTW) more than other ethno-racial groups. Studies are needed to explore factors associated with NLTW to inform interventions for effective physical activity promotion...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  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 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...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Parent support and parent-mediated behaviors are associated with children's sugary beverage consumption
    Nanette V Lopez
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego, 9245 Sky Park Court, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:541-7. 2012
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  18. doi request reprint The relation of medical conditions to depressive symptoms among Latinos: leisure time physical activity as a mediator
    Elva M Arredondo
    San Diego State University, San Diego 92104, USA
    J Health Psychol 17:742-52. 2012
    ..In other words, people with hypertension who engaged in vigorous PA reported less depressive symptoms. PA may be a promising avenue for improving hypertension and depressive symptoms...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
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  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. pmc Dietary-related and physical activity-related predictors of obesity in children: a 2-year prospective study
    Jordan A Carlson
    Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, San Diego State University, CA 92123, USA
    Child Obes 8:110-5. 2012
    ..This observational study examined cross-sectional and 24-month longitudinal associations of physical activity and dietary behaviors with change in BMI and percent body fat among children aged 6–9 years old...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. pmc Socioeconomic status, nocturnal blood pressure dipping, and psychosocial factors: a cross-sectional investigation in Mexican-American women
    Addie L Fortmann
    Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University University of California, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Ann Behav Med 44:389-98. 2012
    ..Despite established links between reduced nocturnal blood pressure (BP) dipping and cardiovascular disease, BP dipping research in Hispanics is limited...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. doi request reprint Evidence-based obesity treatment interventions for Latino adults in the U.S.: a systematic review
    Lilian G Perez
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:550-60. 2013
    ..S. Latino adults and (2) develop evidence-based recommendations to inform culturally relevant strategies for obesity treatment targeting U.S. Latino adults...
  33. 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...
  34. pmc Examining multiple parenting behaviors on young children's dietary fat consumption
    Christina M Eisenberg
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health IBACH, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:302-9. 2012
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  35. pmc Socioeconomic status, psychosocial resources and risk, and cardiometabolic risk in Mexican-American women
    Linda C Gallo
    Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, CA, USA
    Health Psychol 31:334-42. 2012
    ....
  36. pmc Effects of a multi-pronged intervention on children's activity levels at recess: the Aventuras para Niños study
    John P Elder
    Graduate School of Public Health, and Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University Research Foundation, San Diego, CA 9245, USA
    Adv Nutr 2:171S-6S. 2011
    ..The present results are not conclusive as to the link between these interventions and actual behavior, but show sufficient promise for further population and setting specific research...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. doi request reprint Worksite interventions: improving lifestyle habits among Latin American adults
    Setoo Mehta
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:538-42. 2013
    ..This study aimed to examine work-based interventions among Latinos in the U.S. and Latin America...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. doi request reprint Obesity control in Latin American and U.S. Latinos: a systematic review
    Christina K Holub
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:529-37. 2013
    ..S. and Latin America and (2) develop evidence-based recommendations to inform culturally relevant strategies targeting obesity...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. pmc The association between family meals, TV viewing during meals, and fruit, vegetables, soda, and chips intake among Latino children
    Abegail A Andaya
    San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, CA, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:308-15. 2011
    ..Examine the relationship of family meals to children's consumption of fruit and vegetables as well as soda and chips. Additionally, to assess the relationship between viewing TV during family meals and children's diet...
  47. 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...
  48. doi request reprint Socio-demographic disparities of childhood asthma
    Noe C Crespo
    Institute for Behavioral and Community Health IBACH, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Child Health Care 15:358-69. 2011
    ..1, CI: 2.7, 46.4), were male (OR = 1.8; CI: 1.1, 3.1) and born pre-term (OR = 3.0, CI: 1.4, 6.3). This study supports socio-demographic disparities in childhood asthma and evidence of their independent effects...
  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
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  50. 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...
  51. pmc Determinants of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening adherence in Mexican-American women
    Patricia Gonzalez
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Community Health 37:421-33. 2012
    ..A key correlate of cancer screening adherence was adherence to other preventive services. Results underscore the need for continued efforts to ensure that Latinas of all SES levels obtain regular and timely cancer screenings...
  52. 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...
  53. pmc Qualitative methods to ensure acceptability of behavioral and social interventions to the target population
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    J Public Health Dent 71:S69-79. 2011
    ..This paper introduces qualitative methods for assessing the acceptability of an intervention...
  54. 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...
  55. 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
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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
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  59. pmc Drug-scene familiarity and exposure to gang violence among residents in a rural farming community in Baja California, Mexico
    Tyson Volkmann
    Department of Medicine, Division of Global Public Health, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Glob Public Health 8:65-78. 2013
    ..In a region characterised by mass migration from poorer parts of Mexico, where drugs and gangs have not been previously reported, emerging social harms may affect these communities unless interventions are implemented...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint Physician communication and physical activity among latinas
    Maura Reilly
    Dept of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 10:602-6. 2013
    ..Research on this topic is limited in the U.S. Latino population. This study examines doctor-patient communication from the perspective of enrollees in a physical activity (PA) intervention...
  63. 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
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint The association of physical activity and work-related characteristics among Latino adults
    Guadalupe X Ayala
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:79-84. 2011
    ..Studies have examined the association between work-related characteristics and physical activity participation; however few studies include U.S. Latinos...
  66. 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
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  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 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
    ....
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. 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
  80. ncbi request reprint ViewPoint: conversation with John P. Elder, PhD
    John P Elder
    Am J Health Behav 29:269-79. 2005