Sofiya Alhassan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Design and baseline characteristics of the Short bouTs of Exercise for Preschoolers (STEP) study
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003 9258, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:582. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Objectively measured physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in African American girls
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:421-6. 2008
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Dietary adherence and weight loss success among overweight women: results from the A TO Z weight loss study
    S Alhassan
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003 9258, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:985-91. 2008
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of accelerometer regression models in predicting energy expenditure and METs in children and youth
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Dept of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 24:519-36. 2012
  7. pmc A randomized controlled trial of culturally tailored dance and reducing screen time to prevent weight gain in low-income African American girls: Stanford GEMS
    Thomas N Robinson
    Division of General Pediatrics and Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1070 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:995-1004. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Energy cost of common activities in children and adolescents
    Kate Lyden
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 10:62-9. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of locomotor skill program on minority preschoolers' physical activity levels
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Dept of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 24:435-49. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Defining accelerometer thresholds for physical activity in girls using ROC analysis
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:45-53. 2010

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. pmc Design and baseline characteristics of the Short bouTs of Exercise for Preschoolers (STEP) study
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003 9258, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:582. 2012
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Objectively measured physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in African American girls
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:421-6. 2008
    ..This study examines the associations between objectively measured physical activity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in preadolescent African American girls...
  3. 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...
  4. doi request reprint Dietary adherence and weight loss success among overweight women: results from the A TO Z weight loss study
    S Alhassan
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003 9258, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:985-91. 2008
    ..Dietary adherence has been implicated as an important factor in the success of dieting strategies; however, studies assessing and investigating its association with weight loss success are scarce...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of accelerometer regression models in predicting energy expenditure and METs in children and youth
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Dept of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 24:519-36. 2012
    ..The Trost (AG) equation most accurately classified all activity intensity categories. Overall, equations yield inconsistent point estimates of EE...
  7. pmc A randomized controlled trial of culturally tailored dance and reducing screen time to prevent weight gain in low-income African American girls: Stanford GEMS
    Thomas N Robinson
    Division of General Pediatrics and Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1070 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:995-1004. 2010
    ..To test a 2-year community- and family-based obesity prevention program for low-income African American girls: Stanford GEMS (Girls' health Enrichment Multi-site Studies)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Energy cost of common activities in children and adolescents
    Kate Lyden
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 10:62-9. 2013
    ..However, only 35% of activity MET values were derived from energy cost data measured in youth; the remaining activities were estimated from adult values...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of locomotor skill program on minority preschoolers' physical activity levels
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Dept of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 24:435-49. 2012
    ..18, p = .01, d = 0.80). No other, significant changes were observed. The implementation of a teacher-taught, LMS-based PA program could potentially improve LMS and reduce sedentary time of minority preschoolers...
  10. ncbi request reprint Defining accelerometer thresholds for physical activity in girls using ROC analysis
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:45-53. 2010
    ..The purpose of this analysis was to use ROC analysis to determine the optimal accelerometer-measured physical activity (PA) thresholds for predicting selective cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors...
  11. ncbi request reprint The effects of increasing outdoor play time on physical activity in Latino preschool children
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine and Division of General Pediatrics, University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5705, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 2:153-8. 2007
    ..A randomized controlled pilot study to test the hypothesis that increasing preschool children's outdoor free play time increases their daily physical activity levels...
  12. ncbi request reprint Estimating physical activity from incomplete accelerometer data in field studies
    Sofiya Alhassan
    Dept of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherts, MA 01003 0258, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:S112-25. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a data-driven approach for analyzing incomplete accelerometer data from field-base studies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Blood lipid responses after continuous and accumulated aerobic exercise
    Michael L Mestek
    Dept of Health and Human Performance, Auburn University, AL 36849, USA
    Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 16:245-54. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that three smaller bouts accumulated on the same day may have a modestly greater effect for achieving transient increases in HDL-C compared to a continuous bout of similar caloric expenditure...