Caroline A Macera

Summary

Affiliation: San Diego State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Major public health benefits of physical activity
    Caroline A Macera
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182 4162, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 49:122-8. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Can walking lower medical care costs?
    Caroline A Macera
    San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182 4162, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:814-5. 2003
  3. pmc Prevalence of physical activity in the United States: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001
    Caroline A Macera
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr, HT 119, San Diego, CA 92182 4162, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A17. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Postdeployment symptom changes and traumatic brain injury and/or posttraumatic stress disorder in men
    Caroline A Macera
    Warfighter Performance Department and Medical Modeling, Simulation and Mission Support Department, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 49:1197-208. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Evaluation of a multi-component group exercise program for adults with arthritis: Fitness and Exercise for People with Arthritis (FEPA)
    Susan S Levy
    San Diego State University, School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego, CA 92182 7251, USA
    Disabil Health J 5:305-11. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with discharge during marine corps basic training
    Jared P Reis
    Department of Behavioral Science and Epidemiology, Naval Health Research Center, P O Box 85122, San Diego, CA 92186, USA
    Mil Med 172:936-41. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking, body mass index, and physical fitness changes among male navy personnel
    Caroline A Macera
    Warfighter Performance Department, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92106 5122, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:965-71. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of stress fracture and lower-extremity overuse injury in female recruits
    Mitchell J Rauh
    Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1571-7. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The association of self-reported measures with poor training outcomes among male and female U.S. Navy recruits
    Daniel W Trone
    Department of Behavioral Science and Epidemiology, Naval Health Research Center, 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    Mil Med 178:43-9. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of total daily walking among US adults, 2002-2003
    Jared P Reis
    Devision of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:337-46. 2008

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Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Major public health benefits of physical activity
    Caroline A Macera
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182 4162, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 49:122-8. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Can walking lower medical care costs?
    Caroline A Macera
    San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182 4162, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:814-5. 2003
  3. pmc Prevalence of physical activity in the United States: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001
    Caroline A Macera
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr, HT 119, San Diego, CA 92182 4162, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A17. 2005
    ..We used an enhanced surveillance tool to describe the prevalence and amount of both moderate-intensity and vigorous-intensity physical activity among U.S. adults...
  4. ncbi request reprint Postdeployment symptom changes and traumatic brain injury and/or posttraumatic stress disorder in men
    Caroline A Macera
    Warfighter Performance Department and Medical Modeling, Simulation and Mission Support Department, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 49:1197-208. 2012
    ..Providers should recognize the late development of symptoms, consider the possibility of comorbidity, and be prepared to treat multiple symptoms rather than a specific diagnostic category...
  5. doi request reprint Evaluation of a multi-component group exercise program for adults with arthritis: Fitness and Exercise for People with Arthritis (FEPA)
    Susan S Levy
    San Diego State University, School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego, CA 92182 7251, USA
    Disabil Health J 5:305-11. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with discharge during marine corps basic training
    Jared P Reis
    Department of Behavioral Science and Epidemiology, Naval Health Research Center, P O Box 85122, San Diego, CA 92186, USA
    Mil Med 172:936-41. 2007
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking, body mass index, and physical fitness changes among male navy personnel
    Caroline A Macera
    Warfighter Performance Department, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92106 5122, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:965-71. 2011
    ..This study examined self-reported smoking status and change in objectively measured fitness over 1-4 years while controlling for body mass index (BMI)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of stress fracture and lower-extremity overuse injury in female recruits
    Mitchell J Rauh
    Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1571-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to examine rates and risk factors for overuse injuries among 824 women during Marine Corps Recruit Depot basic training at Parris Island, SC, in 1999...
  9. ncbi request reprint The association of self-reported measures with poor training outcomes among male and female U.S. Navy recruits
    Daniel W Trone
    Department of Behavioral Science and Epidemiology, Naval Health Research Center, 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    Mil Med 178:43-9. 2013
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of total daily walking among US adults, 2002-2003
    Jared P Reis
    Devision of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:337-46. 2008
    ..Walking for exercise is a popular leisure-time activity pursuit among US adults; however, little information is available about total daily walking...
  11. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking and military deployment: a prospective evaluation
    Besa Smith
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California 92106 3521, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:539-46. 2008
    ..The current study describes new smoking among never-smokers, smoking recidivism among past smokers, and change in daily smoking among smokers in relation to military deployment...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the 2001 BRFSS and the IPAQ Physical Activity Questionnaires
    Barbara E Ainsworth
    Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1584-92. 2006
    ..The comparability of the prevalence estimates has not been compared in U.S. adults. This study compares the physical activity prevalence estimates from the BRFSS and the IPAQ...
  13. doi request reprint Translating physical activity recommendations into a pedometer-based step goal: 3000 steps in 30 minutes
    Simon J Marshall
    School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182 7251, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:410-5. 2009
    ..Translating current physical activity recommendations into a pedometer-based guideline could increase the public health impact of physical activity interventions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Race/ethnicity, social class, and leisure-time physical inactivity
    Simon J Marshall
    Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, 5000 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:44-51. 2007
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Selected static anatomic measures predict overuse injuries in female recruits
    Mitchell J Rauh
    Naval Health Research Center, 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego, CA 92106 3521, USA
    Mil Med 175:329-35. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that multiple anatomic measures can be used to identify women entering MCRD basic training at risk for PFPS and SS injuries...
  16. pmc Do sleep problems mediate the relationship between traumatic brain injury and development of mental health symptoms after deployment?
    Caroline A Macera
    Department of Warfighter Performance, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92106 5122, USA
    Sleep 36:83-90. 2013
    ..The role of sleep as a mediating factor in the development of mental health symptoms was explored...
  17. pmc Predicting sexual decline and dissatisfaction among older adults: the role of partnered and individual physical and mental health factors
    Maggie L Syme
    SDSU UCSD Cancer Center Comprehensive Partnership, San Diego, California 92120, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:323-32. 2013
    ..To target improvement in older adult sexuality by understanding how a myriad of partnered and individual physical and mental health factors, often associated with aging, affect sexual unwellness...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the occupational physical activity questionnaire
    Jared P Reis
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:2075-83. 2005
    ..Few questionnaires have been designed for wide-scale, population-based surveillance of occupational physical activity (PA) behaviors...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dietary factors associated with adiponectin in Filipino-American women
    Sheila Medina-Torne
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA
    Ethn Dis 21:190-5. 2011
    ..To explore the cross-sectional association of nutrient intake with adiponectin in Filipino-American women who had completed a validated food frequency questionnaire...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effect of traumatic brain injury among U.S. servicemembers with amputation
    Mitchell J Rauh
    Naval Health Research Center, Warfighter Performance Department, 140 Sylvester Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 50:161-72. 2013
    ..We recommend that providers treating servicemembers with limb loss should assess for TBI because those who sustained TBI required increased medical and rehabilitative care...
  21. ncbi request reprint Combat blast injuries: injury severity and posttraumatic stress disorder interaction on career outcomes in male servicemembers
    Susan L Eskridge
    Naval Health Research Center, 140 Sylvester Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 50:7-16. 2013
    ..The effect of PTSD and injury severity on career performance outcomes after blast injuries should be factored into outcome planning...
  22. ncbi request reprint The relation of leptin and insulin with obesity-related cardiovascular risk factors in US adults
    Jared P Reis
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, 0607, La Jolla, CA 92093 0607, USA
    Atherosclerosis 200:150-60. 2008
    ..However, we cannot rule out the possibility that leptin and insulin influence cardiovascular risk in women through independent effects on fibrinogen concentrations...
  23. ncbi request reprint Weight changes among male Navy personnel deployed to Iraq or Kuwait in 2005-2008
    Caroline A Macera
    Warfighter Performance, Naval Health Research Center, 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego, CA 92106 5122, USA
    Mil Med 176:500-6. 2011
    ..Future studies should explore the combined effects of long deployments and short dwell times in maintaining the readiness of military personnel...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular disease prevalence, associated risk factors, and plasma adiponectin levels among Filipino American women
    Cheryl P Magno
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:458-63. 2008
    ..This cross-sectional study was designed to examine the association between adiponectin and cardiovascular disease (CVD) among an understudied ethnic group of Filipino American women...
  25. pmc Does acute maternal stress in pregnancy affect infant health outcomes? Examination of a large cohort of infants born after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
    Skye M Endara
    US Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:252. 2009
    ..Infants in utero during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 may have been negatively affected by maternal stress. Studies to date have produced contradictory results...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predictors of stress fracture susceptibility in young female recruits
    Richard A Shaffer
    Behavioral Science and Epidemiology Program, Musculoskeletal Injury Epidemiology, Naval Health Research Center, PO Box 85122, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    Am J Sports Med 34:108-15. 2006
    ..Stress fractures account for substantial morbidity for young women undergoing U.S. Marine Corps basic training...
  27. ncbi request reprint U.S. military deployment during 2001-2006: comparison of subjective and objective data sources in a large prospective health study
    Besa Smith
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:976-82. 2007
    ..This study compared self-reported and electronic deployment data and explored differences in functional health...
  28. pmc Do christian denominations exhibit higher rates of alcohol consumption? A study of Korean American women in California
    D Eastern Kang Sim
    Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Relig Health 52:285-98. 2013
    ..Path analysis suggested that specific denominations had both direct and indirect effects on the outcome of interest, and that religious commitment and drinking models served as moderators for this phenomenon...
  29. ncbi request reprint Use of self-assessed fitness and exercise parameters to predict objective fitness
    Donna J Riley
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:827-31. 2005
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to examine the effectiveness of self-assessed fitness and exercise in predicting objectively measured physical fitness...
  30. ncbi request reprint Physical activity levels among the general US adult population and in adults with and without arthritis
    Jennifer M Hootman
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 49:129-35. 2003
  31. ncbi request reprint Obesity, physical activity, and the risk of decline in health and mobility
    Caroline A Macera
    Graduate School of Public Health San Diego State University San Diego, California, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 15:200-1. 2005
  32. pmc Trends in walking for transportation in the United States, 1995 and 2001
    Sandra A Ham
    Health Statistician, Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail Stop K 46, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A14. 2005
    ..National transportation surveys are used to track national health objectives, but data interpretation and caveats to use have not been discussed in the public health literature to date...
  33. ncbi request reprint Physical activity patterns associated with weight-control status: differences by race and sex
    Judy Kruger
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:456-68. 2008
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  34. ncbi request reprint Is participation in occupational physical activity associated with lifestyle physical activity levels?
    Judy Kruger
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:1143-8. 2006
    ..Little is known about the prevalence of lifestyle physical activity (PA) by occupational PA (mostly sitting, walking, or heavy labor)...
  35. doi request reprint Body size satisfaction and physical activity levels among men and women
    Judy Kruger
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1976-9. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to explore predictors of physical activity to reduce health disparities...
  36. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and public health: updated recommendation for adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association
    William L Haskell
    Stanford University, USA
    Circulation 116:1081-93. 2007
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  37. ncbi request reprint Self-reported physical activity among blacks: estimates from national surveys
    Melicia C Whitt-Glover
    Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:412-7. 2007
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, cardiovascular disease, and medical expenditures in U.S. adults
    Guijing Wang
    National Center fo Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    Ann Behav Med 28:88-94. 2004
    ..S. adults. Information on the economic impact of CVD associated with inactivity is lacking, however, although it is needed to attract more resources for preventing CVD and promoting physical activity...
  39. ncbi request reprint Descriptive epidemiology of pedometer-determined physical activity
    Catrine Tudor-Locke
    Department of Exercise and Wellness, Arizona State University East, Mesa, AZ 85212, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:1567-73. 2004
    ..The dual purposes of this study were: 1) to provide preliminary descriptive epidemiology data representing pedometer-determined physical activity (PA) and 2) to explore sources of intra-individual variability in steps per day...
  40. doi request reprint Acetaminophen (paracetamol) use, measles-mumps-rubella vaccination, and autistic disorder: the results of a parent survey
    Stephen T Schultz
    University of California San Diego, USA
    Autism 12:293-307. 2008
    ..Ibuprofen use after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination was not associated with autistic disorder. This preliminary study found that acetaminophen use after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination was associated with autistic disorder...
  41. pmc Cost analysis of the built environment: the case of bike and pedestrian trials in Lincoln, Neb
    Guijing 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint Economic interventions to promote physical activity: application of the SLOTH model
    Michael Pratt
    Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living, Boston, Massachusetts 02108, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:136-45. 2004
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Physical activity among adults >or=50 yr with and without disabilities, BRFSS 2001
    David R Brown
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Physical Activity and Health Branch, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:620-9. 2005
    ..Using BRFSS 2001 data, this cross-sectional study describes the prevalence of inactivity and insufficient and recommended physical activity for older adults (i.e., aged >or=50 yr)...
  44. ncbi request reprint A cost-benefit analysis of physical activity using bike/pedestrian trails
    Guijing 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...
  45. ncbi request reprint Heart rate reserve as a predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in men
    Yiling J Cheng
    The Cooper Institute, 12330 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75230, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1873-8. 2002
    ..This study examined the relationship of heart rate reserve (HRR: maximal heart rate - resting heart rate) and cardiovascular disease mortality (CVD) or all-cause mortality among healthy men...
  46. ncbi request reprint Development and testing of a short physical activity recall questionnaire
    Charles E Matthews
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:986-94. 2005
    ..To develop and test two different short telephone activity recall (STAR) questionnaires, one with closed-ended and the other with open-ended response options, that assessed overall moderate and vigorous activity in a usual week...
  47. ncbi request reprint Self-reported injury and physical activity levels: United States 2000 to 2002
    Susan A Carlson
    National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:712-9. 2006
    ..The aim of the study is to compare national estimates of the incidence of self-reported all-cause and activity-specific injuries in adults with differing leisure-time physical activity levels...
  48. ncbi request reprint Negative first-term outcomes associated with lower extremity injury during recruit training among female Marine Corps graduates
    Daniel W Trone
    Behavioral Science and Epidemiology Program, Musculoskeletal Injury Epidemiology, Naval Health Research Center, P O Box 85122, San Diego, CA 92186 5122
    Mil Med 172:83-9. 2007
    ..Reenlistment was not associated with training injuries. Our findings indicate lower extremity injuries among women undergoing Marine Corps recruit training are associated with poor first-term outcomes even among those who graduate...
  49. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the instrument used in BRFSS to assess physical activity
    Michelle M Yore
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1267-74. 2007
    ..This article reports the reliability and validity of these questions...
  50. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and public health: updated recommendation for adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association
    William L Haskell
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1423-34. 2007
    ..i (a)]...
  51. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of a bicycle/pedestrian trail development in health promotion
    Guijing 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...