Melissa A Napolitano

Summary

Affiliation: Temple University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Behavioral and psychological factors associated with 12-month weight change in a physical activity trial
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Departments of Kinesiology and Public Health and Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, 3223 North Broad Street, Suite 175, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    J Obes 2011:515803. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Using Facebook and text messaging to deliver a weight loss program to college students
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Department of Kinesiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:25-31. 2013
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Effects of weight status and barriers on physical activity adoption among previously inactive women
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Department of Kinesiology, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2183-9. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Targeting body image schema for smoking cessation among college females: rationale, program description, and pilot study results
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Behav Modif 35:323-46. 2011
  6. pmc Accelerometer use in a physical activity intervention trial
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Temple University, Center for Obesity Research and Education, 3223 N Broad St Suite 175, Philadelphia, PA 19140, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 31:514-23. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Race, weight, and correlates of binge eating in female college students
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Departments of Kinesiology and Public Health, Temple University, 3223 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Eat Behav 12:29-36. 2011
  8. pmc Smoking and alcohol use in gastric bypass patients
    Michelle R Lent
    Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, 3223 N Broad Street, Suite 175, Philadelphia, PA 19140, United States Electronic address
    Eat Behav 14:460-3. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Outcomes from the women's wellness project: a community-focused physical activity trial for women
    Melissa A Napolitano
    The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Prev Med 43:447-53. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Worksite and communications-based promotion of a local walking path
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Community Health 31:326-42. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Exercise to Aid Smoking Cessation in Adolescent Girls
    Melissa Napolitano; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. pmc Behavioral and psychological factors associated with 12-month weight change in a physical activity trial
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Departments of Kinesiology and Public Health and Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, 3223 North Broad Street, Suite 175, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    J Obes 2011:515803. 2011
    ..These findings also provide evidence for the importance of addressing psychosocial variables, in particular depressed mood and self-efficacy...
  2. doi request reprint Using Facebook and text messaging to deliver a weight loss program to college students
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Department of Kinesiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:25-31. 2013
    ..This study examined the feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of a technology-based 8-week weight loss intervention among college students...
  3. 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)...
  4. doi request reprint Effects of weight status and barriers on physical activity adoption among previously inactive women
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Department of Kinesiology, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2183-9. 2011
    ..This study has implications for the design of future weight loss and PA interventions, suggesting that a comprehensive assessment of PA barriers is a prerequisite for appropriate tailoring of behavioral PA interventions...
  5. doi request reprint Targeting body image schema for smoking cessation among college females: rationale, program description, and pilot study results
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Behav Modif 35:323-46. 2011
    ..Preliminary pilot data are presented as well as the significance and implications for future clinical interventions...
  6. pmc Accelerometer use in a physical activity intervention trial
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Temple University, Center for Obesity Research and Education, 3223 N Broad St Suite 175, Philadelphia, PA 19140, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 31:514-23. 2010
    ..However, until more information validating the use of accelerometry in clinical trials becomes available, properly administered self-report measures of PA should remain part of the assessment battery...
  7. doi request reprint Race, weight, and correlates of binge eating in female college students
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Departments of Kinesiology and Public Health, Temple University, 3223 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Eat Behav 12:29-36. 2011
    ..The results suggest the importance of sensitive tailored weight and disordered eating interventions for college women from diverse backgrounds...
  8. pmc Smoking and alcohol use in gastric bypass patients
    Michelle R Lent
    Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, 3223 N Broad Street, Suite 175, Philadelphia, PA 19140, United States Electronic address
    Eat Behav 14:460-3. 2013
    ..Younger patients were more likely to use alcohol and smoke postoperatively. Patients with a higher BMI or a history of substance use may be more likely to use alcohol postoperatively...
  9. ncbi request reprint Outcomes from the women's wellness project: a community-focused physical activity trial for women
    Melissa A Napolitano
    The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Prev Med 43:447-53. 2006
    ..Given the low rates of physical activity participation, innovative intervention approaches are needed to make a public health impact...
  10. ncbi request reprint Worksite and communications-based promotion of a local walking path
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Community Health 31:326-42. 2006
    ..6% at baseline to 75.5% during the campaign (p = .097). This study shows initial promise of a theoretically based communications intervention to increase knowledge of physical activity and to promote walking...
  11. doi request reprint Differential effects of a body image exposure session on smoking urge between physically active and sedentary female smokers
    Uma S Nair
    Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA19122, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 27:322-7. 2013
    ..Future research should continue to explore effects of physical activity on reactivity to body image and smoking cues and variability in smoking cue-reactivity related to physical activity...
  12. pmc Interventions to increase walking behavior
    David M Williams
    Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:S567-73. 2008
    ..Incorporating individually tailored programs into broader mass media campaigns may be an important next step, and the Internet could be a useful vehicle...
  13. ncbi request reprint Is physical activity a gateway behavior for diet? Findings from a physical activity trial
    Gareth R Dutton
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, 1115 W Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    Prev Med 46:216-21. 2008
    ..The current investigation examined cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between health behaviors within the context of a physical activity (PA) intervention...
  14. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an internet-based physical activity intervention: a preliminary investigation
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, USA
    Ann Behav Med 25:92-9. 2003
    ..As Internet access increases, and as bandwidth and other technical attributes of this medium improve, Web site delivered health behavior interventions will become increasingly useful in public health promotion...
  15. 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...
  16. pmc Cost-effectiveness of alternative approaches for motivating activity in sedentary adults: results of Project STRIDE
    Mary Ann Sevick
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prev Med 45:54-61. 2007
    ..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of non-face-to-face interventions for increasing physical activity in sedentary adults. The study took place in Providence, Rhode Island between the years 2000 and 2004...
  17. ncbi request reprint Commit to Quit in the YMCAs: translating an evidence-based quit smoking program for women into a community setting
    Jessica A Whiteley
    Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1227-35. 2007
    ..Preliminary feasibility and acceptability were demonstrated as we translated an evidence-based intervention into the YMCA setting...
  18. ncbi request reprint User attitudes toward a physical activity promotion website
    Christopher N Sciamanna
    Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Corro Building, Suite 500, One Hoppin Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Prev Med 35:612-5. 2002
    ..The goal of the present study was to examine participants' perceptions of a theory-driven, physical activity promotion website...
  19. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors related to physical activity and weight loss in overweight women
    Kara I Gallagher
    Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:971-80. 2006
    ..In addition, these psychosocial factors were examined across levels of weight loss and self-reported physical activity in response to a weight loss intervention...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint A comparison of Internet and print-based physical activity interventions
    Bess H Marcus
    The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:944-9. 2007
    ..Using the Internet to deliver a tailored physical activity intervention offers an alternative to print that might be available to larger populations at a lower cost...
  22. ncbi request reprint Barriers and motivators for strength training among women of color and Caucasian women
    Maureen O'Dougherty
    Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, 1334 Eckles Avenue, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Women Health 47:41-62. 2008
    ..Major impediments to adherence included competing obligations and related scheduling difficulties; life transitions; and declining or insufficient social motivators...
  23. ncbi request reprint Step into Motion: a randomized trial examining the relative efficacy of Internet vs. print-based physical activity interventions
    Bess H Marcus
    The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:737-47. 2007
    ..This study will have implications for the dissemination of Internet-based physical activity interventions...
  24. ncbi request reprint Targeting and tailoring physical activity information using print and information technologies
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Center for Physical Activity Research, Brown Medical School and the Miriam Hospital Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Exerc Sport Sci Rev 30:122-8. 2002
    ..This paper focuses on targeting and tailoring physical activity information, and the use of mediated interventions, specifically those using print, and other information technologies for promoting physical activity...

Research Grants1

  1. Exercise to Aid Smoking Cessation in Adolescent Girls
    Melissa Napolitano; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Therefore, this study will serve as a pilot for a larger clinical trial. Successful smoking cessation in adolescent girls could contribute to the future reduction of chronic disease mortality in this group. ..