Abby C King

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Multilevel modeling of walking behavior: advances in understanding the interactions of people, place, and time
    Abby C King
    Department of Health Research and Policy and Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:S584-93. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of CHAMPS self-reported sedentary-to-vigorous intensity physical activity in older adults
    Eric B Hekler
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 9:225-36. 2012
  3. pmc Aging in neighborhoods differing in walkability and income: associations with physical activity and obesity in older adults
    Abby C King
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Soc Sci Med 73:1525-33. 2011
  4. pmc The CHOICE study: a "taste-test" of utilitarian vs. leisure walking among older adults
    Eric B Hekler
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Health Psychol 31:126-9. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Ongoing physical activity advice by humans versus computers: the Community Health Advice by Telephone (CHAT) trial
    Abby C King
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 211 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Health Psychol 26:718-27. 2007
  6. pmc Metabolic syndrome: do clinical criteria identify similar individuals among overweight premenopausal women?
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Metabolism 57:49-56. 2008
  7. pmc Harnessing different motivational frames via mobile phones to promote daily physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior in aging adults
    Abby C King
    Department of Health Research and Policy, and Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e62613. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Are daily fluctuations in perceived environment associated with walking?
    Eric B Hekler
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Psychol Health 27:1009-20. 2012
  9. pmc Moderators and mediators of exercise-induced objective sleep improvements in midlife and older adults with sleep complaints
    Matthew P Buman
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5411, USA
    Health Psychol 30:579-87. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Influence of maternal stress on successful participation in a physical activity intervention: the IMPACT Project
    Guido G Urizar
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Hoover Pavilion, Room N229, 211 Quarry Rd, CA 94305 5705, USA
    Women Health 42:63-82. 2005

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Publications79

  1. ncbi request reprint Multilevel modeling of walking behavior: advances in understanding the interactions of people, place, and time
    Abby C King
    Department of Health Research and Policy and Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:S584-93. 2008
    ..g., agent-based modeling) aimed at simulating the complex relationships between multiple levels of impact and walking behavior. We conclude with suggestions for future research in this emerging field...
  2. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of CHAMPS self-reported sedentary-to-vigorous intensity physical activity in older adults
    Eric B Hekler
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 9:225-36. 2012
    ..Further, this study explored over-reporting and double-reporting...
  3. pmc Aging in neighborhoods differing in walkability and income: associations with physical activity and obesity in older adults
    Abby C King
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Soc Sci Med 73:1525-33. 2011
    ..The results add to the small literature aimed at understanding how neighborhood design may influence physical activity and related aspects of health linked with day-to-day function and independence as people age...
  4. pmc The CHOICE study: a "taste-test" of utilitarian vs. leisure walking among older adults
    Eric B Hekler
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Health Psychol 31:126-9. 2012
    ..A quasi-experimental crossover design was used to evaluate how training underactive midlife and older adults in each type of walking impacted total steps taken and how it was linked to their subsequent choice of walking types...
  5. ncbi request reprint Ongoing physical activity advice by humans versus computers: the Community Health Advice by Telephone (CHAT) trial
    Abby C King
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 211 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Health Psychol 26:718-27. 2007
    ..This study determined the 6- and 12-month effectiveness of telephone interventions delivered by health educators or by an automated computer system in promoting physical activity...
  6. pmc Metabolic syndrome: do clinical criteria identify similar individuals among overweight premenopausal women?
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Metabolism 57:49-56. 2008
    ..Regardless of MetSyn clinical criteria, >/=7% reduction in body weight has a beneficial impact on variables used to define MetSyn...
  7. pmc Harnessing different motivational frames via mobile phones to promote daily physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior in aging adults
    Abby C King
    Department of Health Research and Policy, and Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e62613. 2013
    ..The results support further systematic investigation of the efficacy of the applications for changing these key health-promoting behaviors...
  8. doi request reprint Are daily fluctuations in perceived environment associated with walking?
    Eric B Hekler
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Psychol Health 27:1009-20. 2012
    ..05). Future research should explore intervention components that target context-specific information about perceived access to supportive environments as part of a broader perspective on intervention development...
  9. pmc Moderators and mediators of exercise-induced objective sleep improvements in midlife and older adults with sleep complaints
    Matthew P Buman
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5411, USA
    Health Psychol 30:579-87. 2011
    ..We examined moderators and mediators of objective sleep improvements in a 12-month randomized controlled trial among underactive midlife and older adults reporting mild/moderate sleep complaints...
  10. ncbi request reprint Influence of maternal stress on successful participation in a physical activity intervention: the IMPACT Project
    Guido G Urizar
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Hoover Pavilion, Room N229, 211 Quarry Rd, CA 94305 5705, USA
    Women Health 42:63-82. 2005
    ..These results suggest that the number and intensity of perceived maternal stressors may negatively impact attempts to become more physically active. Interventions should address such stressors...
  11. doi request reprint Promoting healthy weight with "stability skills first": a randomized trial
    Michaela Kiernan
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305 5411, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 81:336-46. 2013
    ..Stability skills were designed to optimize individuals' current satisfaction with lifestyle and self-regulatory habits while requiring the minimum effort and attention necessary...
  12. pmc The Stanford Healthy Neighborhood Discovery Tool: a computerized tool to assess active living environments
    Matthew P Buman
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:e41-7. 2013
    ..Existing tools to assess environmental features associated with walkability are often cumbersome, require extensive training, and are not readily available for use by community residents...
  13. pmc Exercise effects on night-to-night fluctuations in self-rated sleep among older adults with sleep complaints
    Matthew P Buman
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5411, USA
    J Sleep Res 20:28-37. 2011
    ..Twelve months of moderate-intensity exercise reduced night-to-night fluctuations in self-rated time to fall asleep, and this relationship was independent of mean-level time to fall asleep...
  14. pmc Objective light-intensity physical activity associations with rated health in older adults
    Matthew P Buman
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, California 94305 5411, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:1155-65. 2010
    ..0001). Objectively measured light-intensity physical activity is associated with physical health and well-being variables in older adults...
  15. ncbi request reprint Exercise advice by humans versus computers: maintenance effects at 18 months
    Abby C King
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Health Psychol 33:192-6. 2014
    ..This investigation evaluated the sustained 18-month impacts of the automated advisor compared with human advisors...
  16. doi request reprint Social support for healthy behaviors: scale psychometrics and prediction of weight loss among women in a behavioral program
    Michaela Kiernan
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:756-64. 2012
    ..Psychometrics for support subscales were excellent; initial support was rare; and the differential roles of friend vs. family support could inform future targeted weight-loss interventions to subgroups at risk...
  17. doi request reprint Sleep patterns and sleep-related factors between caregiving and non-caregiving women
    Cynthia M Castro
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 94304 1134, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 7:164-79. 2009
    ..Although the sample is small, this exploratory study supports the use of multiple nights of in-home PSG to assess caregiver sleep and provides more data on sleep patterns of female dementia caregivers and their relatives...
  18. pmc Use of accelerometry to measure physical activity in older adults at risk for mobility disability
    Leslie A Pruitt
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 16:416-34. 2008
    ..02). Correlations between activity counts/hr and CHAMPS ranged from .27 to .42, p < .01. The ActiGraph and ThreshIND might be useful for differentiating PA levels in older adults at risk for mobility disability...
  19. pmc Minority recruitment into clinical trials: experimental findings and practical implications
    Susan D Brown
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:620-3. 2012
    ..Practical implications include using ethnically-targeted, non-personalized direct mail letters and recruiting through friends/family at no additional cost...
  20. pmc Physical activity program delivery by professionals versus volunteers: the TEAM randomized trial
    Cynthia M Castro
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    Health Psychol 30:285-94. 2011
    ..Programs are often limited by reliance on professional staff. This study tested telephone-based physical activity advice delivered by professional staff versus trained volunteer peer mentors...
  21. pmc Outcome expectations and realizations as predictors of weight regain among dieters
    Susan D Moore
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 251 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 5411, USA
    Eat Behav 12:60-3. 2011
    ..Experimental research should investigate whether improving realizations leads to reduced weight regain in response to this popular diet...
  22. pmc Promoting physical activity through hand-held computer technology
    Abby C King
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5705, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:138-42. 2008
    ..e., personal digital assistant [PDA]) for increasing moderate intensity or more vigorous (MOD+) physical activity levels over 8 weeks in mid-life and older adults relative to a standard information control arm...
  23. pmc Why and how to improve physical activity promotion: lessons from behavioral science and related fields
    Abby C King
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    Prev Med 49:286-8. 2009
    ..This commentary highlights the importance of regular physical activity to the nation's health and discusses some of the major challenges and opportunities currently facing the field...
  24. ncbi request reprint Harnessing motivational forces in the promotion of physical activity: the Community Health Advice by Telephone (CHAT) project
    Abby C King
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94304 1583, USA
    Health Educ Res 17:627-36. 2002
    ..This study will contribute to advancing motivational theory as well as provide information on the sustained effectiveness of interventions with substantial public health applicability...
  25. doi request reprint Employing virtual advisors in preventive care for underserved communities: results from the COMPASS study
    Abby C King
    a Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, and Stanford Prevention Research Program, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    J Health Commun 18:1449-64. 2013
    ..This interactive technology, which requires minimal language and computer literacy, may help reduce health disparities by ensuring that all groups benefit from e-health opportunities. ..
  26. pmc Behavioral impacts of sequentially versus simultaneously delivered dietary plus physical activity interventions: the CALM trial
    Abby C King
    Department of Health Research and Policy and Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Ann Behav Med 46:157-68. 2013
    ..Few studies have evaluated how to combine dietary and physical activity (PA) interventions to enhance adherence...
  27. doi request reprint Food marketing to children through toys: response of restaurants to the first U.S. toy ordinance
    Jennifer J Otten
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:56-60. 2012
    ..Restaurants had many different options for complying with this ordinance, such as introducing more healthful menu options, reformulating current menu items, or changing marketing or toy distribution practices...
  28. ncbi request reprint Modifying physical activity in a multiethnic sample of low-income women: one-year results from the IMPACT (Increasing Motivation for Physical ACTivity) project
    Cheryl L Albright
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    Ann Behav Med 30:191-200. 2005
    ..National surveys also indicate that low-income, ethnic minority women have the highest rates of inactivity in the United States...
  29. ncbi request reprint Perceived environments as physical activity correlates and moderators of intervention in five studies
    Abby C King
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 211 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:24-35. 2006
    ..This question was explored in five physical activity intervention trials funded by the National Institutes of Health Behavior Change Consortium...
  30. pmc Changes in cognitive function in a randomized trial of physical activity: results of the lifestyle interventions and independence for elders pilot study
    Jeff D Williamson
    Roena Kulynych Center for Memory and Cognition Research, Department of Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27151, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:688-94. 2009
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  31. ncbi request reprint Identifying subgroups that succeed or fail with three levels of physical activity intervention: the Activity Counseling Trial
    Abby C King
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
    Health Psychol 25:336-47. 2006
    ..The methods used provide a practical first step toward identifying clinically meaningful patient subgroups for further systematic investigation...
  32. doi request reprint Exploring refinements in targeted behavioral medicine intervention to advance public health
    Abby C King
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Ann Behav Med 35:251-60. 2008
    ..Similar to other fields, a targeted behavioral medicine perspective can aid decision-making related to participant-intervention matching...
  33. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN diets for change in weight and related risk factors among overweight premenopausal women: the A TO Z Weight Loss Study: a randomized trial
    Christopher D Gardner
    Stanford Prevention Research Center and the Department of Medicine, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, Calif, USA
    JAMA 297:969-77. 2007
    ..Popular diets, particularly those low in carbohydrates, have challenged current recommendations advising a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet for weight loss. Potential benefits and risks have not been tested adequately...
  34. ncbi request reprint Rural family caregivers and health behaviors: results from an epidemiologic survey
    Cynthia M Castro
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Hoover Pavilion N229, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
    J Aging Health 19:87-105. 2007
    ..Apart from nutritional intake, caregivers were not significantly different in most health behaviors. However, health providers seemed more attentive to caregivers regarding nutrition and stress...
  35. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and weight management across the lifespan
    Jennifer H Goldberg
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 28:145-70. 2007
    ..g., 40 to 90 min daily) may be necessary. To manage weight across the lifespan, a comprehensive approach to physical activity is needed supported by public policy interventions that help make physical activity a part of daily life...
  36. ncbi request reprint Intervention-related cognitive versus social mediators of exercise adherence in the elderly
    Glenn S Brassington
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:80-6. 2002
    ..Although a number of cross-sectional studies have reported predictors of physical activity participation, few studies have assessed changes in intervention-related mediators associated with physical activity adherence in the elderly...
  37. ncbi request reprint Comparing self-reported versus objectively measured physical activity behavior: a preliminary investigation of older Filipino American women
    Audie A Atienza
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 76:358-62. 2005
  38. ncbi request reprint Effects of moderate-intensity exercise on polysomnographic and subjective sleep quality in older adults with mild to moderate sleep complaints
    Abby C King
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, SPRC, 211 Quarry Rd, Room N229, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:997-1004. 2008
    ..This study sought to determine the 12-month effects of exercise increases on objective and subjective sleep quality in initially inactive older persons with mild to moderate sleep complaints...
  39. doi request reprint Identifying subgroups of U.S. adults at risk for prolonged television viewing to inform program development
    Abby C King
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, 94305, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:17-26. 2010
    ..Although adverse health effects of prolonged TV viewing have been increasingly recognized, little population-wide information is available concerning subgroups at greatest risk for this behavior...
  40. ncbi request reprint Theoretical approaches to the promotion of physical activity: forging a transdisciplinary paradigm
    Abby C King
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94304 1583, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:15-25. 2002
    ..However, to continue to expand this field, new perspectives on personal-level theories, in addition to the exploration of more macro-level conceptual perspectives, are required...
  41. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of fallers who fracture at the foot, distal forearm, proximal humerus, pelvis, and shaft of the tibia/fibula compared with fallers who do not fracture
    Theresa H M Keegan
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:192-203. 2004
    ..Physical activity and hormone therapy were associated with lower risks of most fractures. These results suggest ways in which risks of fractures in older persons can be reduced...
  42. ncbi request reprint Vigorous leisure activity through women's adult life: the Women's Health Initiative Observational Cohort Study
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:945-53. 2002
    ..The perimenopausal period may be a critical juncture at which targeted and tailored interventions may help to achieve maintenance of physical activity into the postmenopausal period...
  43. ncbi request reprint Physical activity in prefrail older adults: confidence and satisfaction related to physical function
    W Jack Rejeski
    Department of Health and Exercise Science, Box 7868, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27109, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P19-26. 2008
    ..This is an important finding in light of the importance of these process variables in behavior change and quality of life...
  44. pmc Identifying sedentary subgroups: the National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey
    Audie A Atienza
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:383-90. 2006
    ..This study identified key sociodemographic and health communication characteristics of various subgroups with high rates of inactivity using signal detection methodology...
  45. pmc Mediators of physical activity behavior change: a multivariate approach
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Temple University, Department of Kinesiology, USA
    Health Psychol 27:409-18. 2008
    ..5; 82% women)...
  46. pmc A lifestyle physical activity intervention for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease
    Carol J Farran
    College of Nursing, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 23:132-42. 2008
    ..The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the effects of lifestyle physical activity in caregivers (CGs) of persons with Alzheimer's disease...
  47. doi request reprint Using hand-held computer technologies to improve dietary intake
    Audie A Atienza
    National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Behavioral Research Program, Health Promotion Research Branch, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:514-8. 2008
    ..e., personal digital assistant [PDA]) for increasing vegetable and whole-grain intake over 8 weeks in mid-life and older adults, using a randomized study design...
  48. pmc Predictors of adherence to physical activity in the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders pilot study (LIFE-P)
    W Jack Rejeski
    Department of Health and Exercise Science, Box 7868, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27109, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 2:485-94. 2007
    ..A prospective design was used to examine predictors of adherence to a physical activity intervention in older adults with compromised function...
  49. ncbi request reprint Participatory research to promote physical activity at congregate-meal sites
    Paul A Estabrooks
    Clinical Research Unit, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO 80237 8066, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 13:121-44. 2005
    ..These studies demonstrate that a PA program offered in this venue is feasible, is effective in promoting PA, and could have a strong public health impact...
  50. ncbi request reprint The California active aging community grant program: translating science into practice to promote physical activity in older adults
    Steven P Hooker
    Prevention Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ann Behav Med 29:155-65. 2005
    ..Attempts to study the translation of evidence-based physical activity interventions in community settings are scarce...
  51. ncbi request reprint The lifestyle interventions and independence for elders (LIFE) pilot study: design and methods
    W Jack Rejeski
    Department of HES, Box 7868, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27109, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:141-54. 2005
    ..Other goals of this pilot phase include assessments of health-related quality of life and cost-effectiveness...
  52. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and their relationship to cardiovascular risk factors in African Americans and non-African Americans with above-optimal blood pressure
    Deborah R Young
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Community Health 30:107-24. 2005
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint The effects of life events and interpersonal loss on exercise adherence in older adults
    Sara Wilcox
    Dept of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 12:117-30. 2004
    ..02), but home-based participation rates were unaffected. Life events, particularly interpersonal loss, appear to have a negative impact on exercise in women, and this effect appears greater for class-based than for home-based exercise...
  54. ncbi request reprint Ready to be physically active? The effects of a course preparing low-income multiethnic women to be more physically active
    Rakale Collins
    Social Epidemiology Research Division, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310 1495, USA
    Health Educ Behav 31:47-64. 2004
    ..Preintervention preparatory courses may be an effective way to increase social and cognitive constructs associated with physical activity behavior, potentially yielding a greater effect from subsequent interventions...
  55. ncbi request reprint Promoting physical activity for older adults: the challenges for changing behavior
    Lawrence R Brawley
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 25:172-83. 2003
    ..The final challenge proposed is research to examine viable ways of linking these interventions to population-based health promotion activity programs...
  56. ncbi request reprint Meaning and knowledge of health among older adult immigrants from Russia: a phenomenological study
    Sonya V Benisovich
    Department of Counseling Psychology, School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 3096, USA
    Health Educ Res 18:135-44. 2003
    ..The study also draws attention to the ways in which beliefs about health may impact health behavior...
  57. ncbi request reprint Discretionary time among older adults: how do physical activity promotion interventions affect sedentary and active behaviors?
    Rebecca E Lee
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City 66160, USA
    Ann Behav Med 25:112-9. 2003
    ..Older adults are participating in numerous sedentary social and recreational activities that appear to remain stable across time and in the face of PA intervention prescriptions...
  58. ncbi request reprint Stage of motivational readiness: predictive ability for exercise behavior
    Deborah Rohm Young
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA
    Am J Health Behav 26:331-41. 2002
    ..To determine if stage of motivational readiness for exercise predicted adherence to a 9-month exercise intervention...
  59. ncbi request reprint Community-based health intervention trials: an overview of methodological issues
    Audie A Atienza
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine, 730 Welch Road, Suite B, Palo Alto, CA 94304 1583, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 24:72-9. 2002
  60. ncbi request reprint An exercise program for women who are caring for relatives with dementia
    Cynthia M Castro
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Palo Alto, CA 94304 1583, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:458-68. 2002
    ..This study describes factors related to retention and adherence to an exercise program for women caregivers...
  61. ncbi request reprint Telephone-assisted counseling for physical activity
    Cynthia M Castro
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94304 1583, USA
    Exerc Sport Sci Rev 30:64-8. 2002
    ..This review highlights important clinical trials that have documented the success of telephone-assisted exercise counseling for promoting physical activity in a variety of populations...
  62. ncbi request reprint Six-month effects of the Groningen active living model (GALM) on physical activity, health and fitness outcomes in sedentary and underactive older adults aged 55-65
    Johan de Jong
    Center for Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, PO Box 196, 9700 AD Groningen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 62:132-41. 2006
    ..To determine the effects on energy expenditure, health and fitness outcomes in sedentary older adults aged 55-65 after 6-month participation in the GALM program...
  63. ncbi request reprint Outcome expectations and physical activity participation in two samples of older women
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Health Psychol 11:65-77. 2006
    ..Women with high attainment, regardless of expectations, had the highest rates. Findings replicate and extend an earlier study and argue for a more dynamic conceptualization of outcome expectations...
  64. ncbi request reprint Perceived environmental predictors of physical activity over 6 months in adults: activity counseling trial
    James F Sallis
    Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, 3900 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    Health Psychol 26:701-9. 2007
    ..In the present study, the authors extend previous cross-sectional findings by using a prospective design to determine whether physical and social environmental characteristics predict physical activity over 6 months...
  65. ncbi request reprint Activity adherence and physical function in older adults with functional limitations
    Roger A Fielding
    Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1997-2004. 2007
    ..We examined adherence to the LIFE-P PA intervention for the first 12 months of the trial...
  66. pmc Health-related quality of life in older adults at risk for disability
    Erik J Groessl
    Health Services Research and Development Unit, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California 92161, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:214-8. 2007
    ..The objective of this study is to describe and examine correlates of health-related quality of life in this population subgroup using baseline data from a larger intervention study...
  67. ncbi request reprint Effects of PREMIER lifestyle modifications on participants with and without the metabolic syndrome
    Lillian F Lien
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Hypertension 50:609-16. 2007
    ..Our data suggest that strategies for lowering BP in individuals with metabolic syndrome may be enhanced by recommendations to adopt the DASH dietary pattern...
  68. ncbi request reprint Effects of moderate-intensity exercise on physiological, behavioral, and emotional responses to family caregiving: a randomized controlled trial
    Abby C King
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, Center for Research on Women s Health, Reproductive Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94304 1583, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M26-36. 2002
    ..The study objective was to determine the health and quality-of-life effects of moderate-intensity exercise among older women family caregivers...
  69. ncbi request reprint Telephone versus print delivery of an individualized motivationally tailored physical activity intervention: Project STRIDE
    Bess H Marcus
    Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Health Psychol 26:401-9. 2007
    ..The authors tested 2 delivery channels, telephone and print, to determine whether one was more effective in promoting physical activity...
  70. ncbi request reprint Physical activity intervention studies: what we know and what we need to know: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism (Subcommittee on Physical Activity); Council on Cardiovascula
    Bess H Marcus
    Brown Medical School, USA
    Circulation 114:2739-52. 2006
    ..Our second purpose is to offer new ideas and recommendations to improve the state of the science within each area and, where possible, to propose ideas to help bridge the gaps between these existing categories of research...
  71. ncbi request reprint Twelve-month effects of the Groningen active living model (GALM) on physical activity, health and fitness outcomes in sedentary and underactive older adults aged 55-65
    Johan de Jong
    School of Sports Studies, Hanze University Groningen, University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 66:167-76. 2007
    ..To determine the effects on energy expenditure, health and fitness outcomes after 12 months of GALM...
  72. ncbi request reprint Effects of a physical activity intervention on measures of physical performance: Results of the lifestyle interventions and independence for Elders Pilot (LIFE-P) study
    Marco Pahor
    Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine, University of Florida, 1329 SW 16th St, Rm 5161, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1157-65. 2006
    ..Our objective was to assess the effect of a comprehensive physical activity (PA) intervention on the SPPB and other physical performance measures...
  73. pmc Results of the first year of active for life: translation of 2 evidence-based physical activity programs for older adults into community settings
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1201-9. 2006
    ..We evaluated the effects of 2 evidence-based physical activity interventions on self-reported physical activity and related outcomes in midlife and older adults...
  74. ncbi request reprint Examination of print and telephone channels for physical activity promotion: Rationale, design, and baseline data from Project STRIDE
    Bess H Marcus
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Coro Building, Suite 500, One Hoppin St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:90-104. 2007
    ..print) for physical activity adoption and short-term maintenance among previously sedentary adults...
  75. doi request reprint Exploring physical activity preferences
    Abby C King
    Ann Behav Med 35:123-4. 2008
  76. ncbi request reprint Depression and the metabolic syndrome in young adults: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Leslie S Kinder
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:316-22. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to establish an association between depression and the metabolic syndrome in a nationally representative sample...
  77. ncbi request reprint Physiological and affective responses to family caregiving in the natural setting in wives versus daughters
    Abby C King
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 730 Welch Road, Suite B, Palo Alto, CA 94304 1583, USA
    Int J Behav Med 9:176-94. 2002
    ..0009). The results add to the small body of research indicating that family caregiving may have negative acute effects on psychosocial and physiological responses in the natural setting, particularly in daughters...
  78. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and public health in older adults: recommendation from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association
    Miriam E Nelson
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1435-45. 2007
    ..To issue a recommendation on the types and amounts of physical activity needed to improve and maintain health in older adults...
  79. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and public health in older adults: recommendation from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association
    Miriam E Nelson
    Tufts University
    Circulation 116:1094-105. 2007
    ..To issue a recommendation on the types and amounts of physical activity needed to improve and maintain health in older adults...