Cristina S Barroso
Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
- Senate Bill 42: implementation and impact on physical activity in middle schoolsCristina S Barroso
Hispanic Health Research Center, Michael and Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
J Adolesc Health 45:S82-90. 2009..The purpose of this study was to assess awareness of and adherence to SB42 in Texas middle schools, and to assess the impact of SB42 on the frequency and quality of structured physical activity...
- Self-reported barriers to quality physical education by physical education specialists in TexasCristina S Barroso
Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston School of Public Health, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
J Sch Health 75:313-9. 2005..7% in 2002, and 57.7% in 2003. The top two rank order barriers to quality PE were large class size and low academic value. Future research should focus on determining characteristics of schools that are achieving quality PE programs...
- Parental influences on television watching among children living on the Texas-Mexico borderAndrew E Springer
Michael and Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living, University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Prev Med 51:112-7. 2010..S. side of the Texas-Mexico border. The potential modifying effects of children's home environment (parental TV watching, parent at home after school, and TV in bedroom) were also examined...
- The CATCH Kids Club: a pilot after-school study for improving elementary students' nutrition and physical activitySteve Kelder
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, 7000 Fannin 2658, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Public Health Nutr 8:133-40. 2005..The purpose of this paper is to report on a pilot study of an after-school adaptation of the CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) elementary school programme called the CATCH Kids Club (CKC)...
- Physical activity participation by parental language use in 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students in Texas, USAAndrew E Springer
Michael and Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living, University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus, Suite 220, Austin, TX 78701, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 12:769-80. 2010..71 (CI: 1.40, 2.10) and 2.06 (CI: 1.68, 2.51) times, respectively, more likely to participate in school sports. Findings indicate important disparities in Spanish-speaking Hispanic children's PA participation...
- The association between early childhood overweight and maternal factorsCristina S Barroso
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, USA
Child Obes 8:449-54. 2012..The purpose of this study is to determine the association between maternal sociodemographic factors and child overweight and obesity in a sample of low-income Mexican Americans...
- Perceived barriers to exercise in Hispanic adults by level of activityLorraine Bautista
Dept of Behavioral Science, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, USA
J Phys Act Health 8:916-25. 2011..National data show that Hispanics report low levels of physical activity. Limited information on barriers to exercise in this population exists in the literature...
- Implementation of Texas Senate Bill 19 to increase physical activity in elementary schoolsSteven H Kelder
School of Public Health, University of Texas at Houston, Austin Regional Campus, Austin, TX 78701, USA
J Public Health Policy 30:S221-47. 2009..Results underscore the importance of continued monitoring of enacted legislation, and that legislation for child health that focuses on school programs and policies requires funding and refinement to produce the intended effect...
- Physical activity, watching television, and the risk of obesity in students, Texas, 2004-2005Adriana Perez
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus, 1616 Guadalupe St, Ste 6 300, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 8:A61. 2011..Prevalence of obesity among students in Texas is higher than the US prevalence. Our objective was to understand the combined influence of physical activity and television viewing on weight status of students in Texas...
- Socio-ecological influences on health-care access and navigation among persons of Mexican descent living on the U.S./Mexico borderBelinda M Reininger
Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX, 78520, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 16:218-28. 2014..This theory-based study raises important issues if health care is to improve the health and welfare of disadvantaged populations and points to the need for greater focus on medical homes and prevention and early intervention approaches...
- Nativity and nutritional behaviors in the Mexican origin population living in the US-Mexico border regionJared A Montoya
Behavioral Sciences Department, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 13:94-100. 2011..Despite low levels of overall acculturation in the border region dietary beliefs still exist between immigrants and US-born Mexican Americans in dietary beliefs, but, not behaviors in US-born Mexican Americans...
- Gene-nutrition interaction in human performance and exercise responseAmy L Heck
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Nutrition 20:598-602. 2004..This review explores the effects of genetic variation and gene-nutrition interactions in response to exercise training and athletic performance...
- Adiposity, biological markers of disease, and insulin resistance in Mexican American adolescents, 2004-2005Anne R Rentfro
University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, Nursing Department, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 8:A40. 2011..We analyzed associations between insulin resistance and other markers of disease in a sample of Mexican American adolescents from a severely disadvantaged community on the Texas-Mexico border...
- Smoking differences among African American, Hispanic, and White middle school students in an urban settingSteven H Kelder
School of Public Health, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, P O Box 20186, Houston, TX 77225, USA
Addict Behav 28:513-22. 2003..Although much is known among high school samples, few scientifically based studies have reported these race and ethnic differences in cigarette smoking among younger samples...
- Factors influencing implementation of the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Eat Smart School Nutrition Program in TexasChristine McCullum-Gomez
University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 106:2039-44. 2006....