Marsha Dowda

Summary

Affiliation: University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the sustainability of SPARK physical education: a case study of translating research into practice
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 76:11-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Associations among physical activity, health indicators, and employment in 12th grade girls
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1331-9. 2007
  3. pmc Family support for physical activity in girls from 8th to 12th grade in South Carolina
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, 921 Assembly Street, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Prev Med 44:153-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical activities and sedentary pursuits in African American and Caucasian girls
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 75:352-60. 2004
  5. pmc Policies and characteristics of the preschool environment and physical activity of young children
    Marsha Dowda
    Departments of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Pediatrics 123:e261-6. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Influences of preschool policies and practices on children's physical activity
    Marsha Dowda
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    J Community Health 29:183-96. 2004
  7. pmc Commercial venues as supports for physical activity in adolescent girls
    Marsha Dowda
    Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, 921 Assembly Street, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Prev Med 45:163-8. 2007
  8. pmc Promotion of physical activity among high-school girls: a randomized controlled trial
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 730 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1582-7. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Directly observed physical activity levels in preschool children
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Sch Health 78:438-44. 2008
  10. pmc The Faith, Activity, and Nutrition program: a randomized controlled trial in African-American churches
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:122-31. 2013

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Publications89

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the sustainability of SPARK physical education: a case study of translating research into practice
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 76:11-9. 2005
    ..Program sustainability was similar in advantaged and disadvantaged schools. Evidence-based PE programs can be sustained up to 4 years...
  2. ncbi request reprint Associations among physical activity, health indicators, and employment in 12th grade girls
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1331-9. 2007
    ..This study compared physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and other health indicators between 1381 employed and nonemployed 12th grade girls...
  3. pmc Family support for physical activity in girls from 8th to 12th grade in South Carolina
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, 921 Assembly Street, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Prev Med 44:153-9. 2007
    ..To examine the relationship between perceived family support and other selected correlates of physical activity (PA) with changes in PA over time...
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical activities and sedentary pursuits in African American and Caucasian girls
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 75:352-60. 2004
    ..Cultural differences of groups should be considered when planning interventions to promote physical activity...
  5. pmc Policies and characteristics of the preschool environment and physical activity of young children
    Marsha Dowda
    Departments of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Pediatrics 123:e261-6. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine policies and characteristics of preschools and the extent to which they influence the physical activity of 3- to 5-year-old children during the preschool day...
  6. ncbi request reprint Influences of preschool policies and practices on children's physical activity
    Marsha Dowda
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    J Community Health 29:183-96. 2004
    ..Children who attended preschools with lower quality spent more time in sedentary activity. In conclusion, children in preschools which may have more resources and better quality appear to show both more sedentary behavior and more MVPA...
  7. pmc Commercial venues as supports for physical activity in adolescent girls
    Marsha Dowda
    Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, 921 Assembly Street, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Prev Med 45:163-8. 2007
    ....
  8. pmc Promotion of physical activity among high-school girls: a randomized controlled trial
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 730 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1582-7. 2005
    ..Our study examined the effects of a comprehensive school-based intervention on physical activity among high-school girls...
  9. doi request reprint Directly observed physical activity levels in preschool children
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Sch Health 78:438-44. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the physical activity levels and demographic and school-related correlates of physical activity in children attending preschools, using a direct observation measurement system...
  10. pmc The Faith, Activity, and Nutrition program: a randomized controlled trial in African-American churches
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:122-31. 2013
    ..To date, however, few of these interventions have used a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, have targeted both physical activity and healthy eating, and have focused on structural changes in the church...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comparison of barriers self-efficacy and perceived behavioral control for explaining physical activity across 1 year among adolescent girls
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    Health Psychol 24:106-11. 2005
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Enjoyment mediates effects of a school-based physical-activity intervention
    Rod K Dishman
    Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:478-87. 2005
    ....
  13. pmc Physical activity behavior and related characteristics of highly active eighth-grade girls
    Sharon E Taverno Ross
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:745-51. 2013
    ..This study examined the PA behavior and related characteristics of highly active adolescent girls and compared them with those who are less active...
  14. pmc Cardiorespiratory fitness and proximity to commercial physical activity facilities among 12th grade girls
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Adolesc Health 50:497-502. 2012
    ..To investigate the relationship between proximity to commercial physical activity (PA) facilities and cardiorespiratory fitness of 12th grade girls...
  15. pmc Correlates of objectively measured sedentary behavior in US preschool children
    Wonwoo Byun
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Pediatrics 128:937-45. 2011
    ..To identify correlates of objectively measured sedentary behavior in a diverse sample of preschool children...
  16. doi request reprint Active for life: final results from the translation of two physical activity programs
    Sara Wilcox
    University of South Carolina USC, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:340-51. 2008
    ..Most evidence-based programs are never translated into community settings and thus never make a public health impact...
  17. ncbi request reprint Differences in physical activity between black and white girls living in rural and urban areas
    Gwen M Felton
    College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Sch Health 72:250-5. 2002
    ..Rural White girls and urban Black girls had more favorable attitudes toward physical activity. Access to sports equipment, perceived safety of neighborhood, and physical activity self-efficacy were higher in White girls than Black girls...
  18. pmc Correlates of physical activity in black, Hispanic, and white middle school girls
    Evelyn B Kelly
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:184-93. 2010
    ..This study examined correlates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among adolescent girls from different racial/ethnic backgrounds...
  19. pmc Age-related changes in types and contexts of physical activity in middle school girls
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:433-9. 2010
    ..Because girls are less physically active than boys, it is important to understand the types of activities preferred by girls, and changes in those preferences over time, in order to design effective physical activity interventions...
  20. ncbi request reprint Agreement between student-reported and proxy-reported physical activity questionnaires
    Marsha Dowda
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 19:310-8. 2007
    ..21 for student report and--.14 to .32 for parent report, and there were no statistical differences for 8 out of 9 correlations between parent and student. Parents can provide useful data on PA correlates for students in Grades 7-12...
  21. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and clustered cardiovascular disease risk in U.S. adolescents
    Felipe Lobelo
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Adolesc Health 47:352-9. 2010
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Sport participation and physical activity in adolescent females across a four-year period
    Karin Allor Pfeiffer
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:523-9. 2006
    ..A secondary purpose was to compare activity levels of three groups of girls, those who played sports at three time points, those who dropped out, and those who did not participate in sports...
  23. doi request reprint Commercial facilities, social cognitive variables, and physical activity of 12th grade girls
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ann Behav Med 37:77-87. 2009
    ..Recent studies have found a relationship between access to neighborhood physical activity (PA) facilities and physical activity in youth...
  24. pmc Predictors of increased physical activity in the Active for Life program
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, 921 Assembly Street, PHRC, 3rd Floor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A25. 2009
    ..Targeting of evidence-based programs can be improved by knowing who benefits least and most. We examined pretest predictors of increased physical activity among participants enrolled in Active for Life...
  25. ncbi request reprint Objectively measured sedentary time, physical activity and markers of body fat in preschool children
    Vanesa España-Romero
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 25:154-63. 2013
    ..In conclusion, MVPA was positively associated with BMI z-score among boys, and MVPA was negatively associated and sedentary behavior was positively associated with waist circumference among girls at the 90th percentile...
  26. pmc Independent association of waist circumference with hypertension and diabetes in African American women, South Carolina, 2007-2009
    Tatiana Y Warren
    University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Room 318 A, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E105. 2012
    ..However, abdominal adiposity may be more predictive of CVD risk than BMI. This study investigates the independent association of waist circumference with hypertension and diabetes in African American women...
  27. pmc A prospective study of sedentary behavior in a large cohort of youth
    Jonathan A Mitchell
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:1081-7. 2012
    ..The study's purpose was to describe longitudinal patterns of objectively measured sedentary behavior from age 12 to 16...
  28. ncbi request reprint Self-efficacy partially mediates the effect of a school-based physical-activity intervention among adolescent girls
    Rod K Dishman
    Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    Prev Med 38:628-36. 2004
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a community-based intervention to promote physical activity in youth: lessons from Active Winners
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, NJA School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Health Promot 17:171-82. 2003
    ..To test the effects of a community-based physical activity intervention designed to increase physical activity and to conduct an extensive process evaluation of the intervention...
  30. ncbi request reprint Change in physical activity participation among adolescent girls from 8th to 12th grade
    Russell R Pate
    Dept of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Phys Act Health 4:3-16. 2007
    ..This study examined change in participation in specific activities during adolescence in girls...
  31. ncbi request reprint Enrollment in physical education is associated with overall physical activity in adolescent girls
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:265-70. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that expanded enrollment in physical education may increase American adolescent girls' PA level...
  32. doi request reprint Validity of cardiorespiratory fitness criterion-referenced standards for adolescents
    Felipe Lobelo
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1222-9. 2009
    ..We aimed to determine the ability of the FITNESSGRAM standards to discriminate between low and high cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in a population-based sample of US adolescents...
  33. ncbi request reprint Top 10 research questions related to physical activity in preschool children
    Russell R Pate
    Children s Physical Activity Research Group, University of South Carolina, Public Health Research Center, 921 Assembly, Suite 214, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 84:448-55. 2013
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Promoting physical activity in girls: a case study of one school's success
    Gwen Felton
    College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Sch Health 75:57-62. 2005
    ..01) and vigorous physical activity (p = .04). Other schools can use this case to modify components of the CSHP model to increase physical activity among high school girls...
  35. ncbi request reprint Validation and calibration of an accelerometer in preschool children
    Russell R Pate
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 730 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2000-6. 2006
    ..Studies of physical activity in young children are limited by the lack of valid and acceptable measures. The purpose of this study was to calibrate and validate the ActiGraph accelerometer for use with 3- to 5-year-old children...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparison of social variables for understanding physical activity in adolescent girls
    Ruth P Saunders
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:426-36. 2004
    ..To evaluate social support and theory of planned behavior (TPB) constructs in explaining physical activity in adolescent girls...
  37. pmc Social and environmental factors associated with preschoolers' nonsedentary physical activity
    William H Brown
    Department of Educational Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Child Dev 80:45-58. 2009
    ..Implications for policy makers, practitioners, and researchers are discussed...
  38. ncbi request reprint Electronic media exposure and its association with activity-related outcomes in female adolescents: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
    Felipe Lobelo
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:137-43. 2009
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Double dose: the cumulative effect of TV viewing at home and in preschool on children's activity patterns and weight status
    Sharon Taverno Ross
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 25:262-72. 2013
    ..Longitudinal and observational research to assess preschoolers' cumulative screen-based sedentary behavior and its relationship with PA and weight status is needed...
  40. ncbi request reprint Physical activity in preschool children with the transition to outdoors
    Russell R Pate
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 10:170-5. 2013
    ..It is known that children are more physically active outdoors than indoors. However, few previous studies have observed the time course for physical activity as young children transition from indoor to outdoor activities...
  41. pmc Associations between screen-based sedentary behavior and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Korean youth
    Wonwoo Byun
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Korean Med Sci 27:388-94. 2012
    ..20 [1.03-1.40]). Prospective observations and interventions are needed to determine causal relationships between screen-based sedentary behavior and CVD risk profiles in Korean youth...
  42. doi request reprint Motor skill performance and physical activity in preschool children
    Harriet G Williams
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1421-6. 2008
    ..Clinicians should work with parents to monitor motor skills and to encourage children to engage in activities that promote motor skill performance...
  43. pmc Sedentary behavior and obesity in a large cohort of children
    Jonathan A Mitchell
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1596-602. 2009
    ..These findings support the importance of specifically engaging in MVPA during childhood to reduce the prevalence of obesity...
  44. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and sedentary pursuits of children living in residential children's homes
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:195-202. 2009
    ..Our goal was to describe the types of physical activities and sedentary pursuits reported by children living in residential children's homes and make comparisons by age, gender, and race/ethnic groups...
  45. pmc Do physical activity facilities near schools affect physical activity in high school girls?
    Jennifer L Trilk
    Public Health Research Center, University of South Carolina, Suite 212, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Place 17:651-7. 2011
    ..To investigate associations between the number of physical activity facilities within walking distance of school and physical activity behavior in 12th grade girls during after-school hours...
  46. ncbi request reprint Correlates of physical activity among U.S. young adults, 18 to 30 years of age, from NHANES III
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    Ann Behav Med 26:15-23. 2003
    ..The results from this study suggest that demographic and social factors are important determinants of physical activity in young adults and should be considered when planning interventions...
  47. ncbi request reprint Physical activity among children attending preschools
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    Pediatrics 114:1258-63. 2004
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Sedentary behaviour in youth
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Br J Sports Med 45:906-13. 2011
    ..Lower levels of sedentary behaviour were reported in children whose parents have rules/limitations on screen time...
  49. ncbi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness levels among US youth 12 to 19 years of age: findings from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:1005-12. 2006
    ..To assess cardiorespiratory fitness levels in youth aged 12 to 19 years and to examine associations between fitness and age, sex, race/ethnicity, and self-reported physical activity in this age group...
  50. doi request reprint Parental and environmental correlates of physical activity of children attending preschool
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:939-44. 2011
    ..To determine, using a social-cognitive framework and structural equation modeling, if parent-reported family physical activity (PA) variables are related to PA of young children...
  51. ncbi request reprint Examining social-cognitive determinants of intention and physical activity among black and white adolescent girls using structural equation modeling
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 6554, USA
    Health Psychol 21:459-67. 2002
    ..Self-efficacy and perceived behavioral control are independent influences on physical activity among Black and White adolescent girls and warrant study as potential mediators in physical activity interventions...
  52. doi request reprint Conceptualizing, implementing, and monitoring a structural health promotion intervention in an organizational setting
    Ruth P Saunders
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Promot Pract 14:343-53. 2013
    ..The framework and evaluation approach are applicable to complex interventions in other organizational settings...
  53. pmc A cluster analysis of physical activity and sedentary behavior patterns in middle school girls
    Jennifer L Trilk
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    J Adolesc Health 51:292-8. 2012
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Maintenance of change in the Active-for-Life initiative
    Sara Wilcox
    University of South Carolina, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:501-4. 2009
    ..There is a notable gap in translating efficacious interventions to community-based organizations. Further, physical activity interventions have been less successful in promoting longer-term maintenance...
  55. ncbi request reprint Validation and calibration of the Actical accelerometer in preschool children
    Karin A Pfeiffer
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:152-7. 2006
    ..The Actical accelerometer is a promising tool for measurement of PA in young children. The purpose of this study was to calibrate and validate the Actical accelerometer for use with 3- to 5-yr-old children...
  56. pmc A pilot study of the effects of interview content, retention interval, and grade on accuracy of dietary information from children
    Suzanne D Baxter
    Institute for Families in Society, College of Social Work, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 45:368-73. 2013
    ..Investigate differences in dietary recall accuracy by interview content (diet only or diet and physical activity), retention interval (same day or previous day), and grade (third or fifth)...
  57. pmc Cardiovascular disease risk factor clustering among African American adults
    Meghan Baruth
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Ethn Dis 21:129-34. 2011
    ..This study examined the prevalence and clustering of CVD risk factors in a sample of church members from South Carolina...
  58. pmc Compliance with national guidelines for physical activity in U.S. preschoolers: measurement and interpretation
    Michael W Beets
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Room 131, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Pediatrics 127:658-64. 2011
    ..This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of preschoolers meeting NASPE guidelines and illustrate the differences among rates, given guideline interpretations, and cut points...
  59. pmc Long-term effects of a physical activity intervention in high school girls
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:276-80. 2007
    ..Schools are attractive settings in which to implement interventions designed to promote PA in girls and young women, but few studies have tested the sustained effects of such interventions...
  60. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal continuity of care is associated with high patient satisfaction with physical therapy
    Paul Beattie
    Program in Physical Therapy, Department of Exercise Science, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Phys Ther 85:1046-52. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide preliminary information regarding the association between longitudinal continuity and reports of patient satisfaction with physical therapy outpatient care...
  61. pmc Sedentary behaviors in fifth-grade boys and girls: where, with whom, and why?
    Sharon E Taverno Ross
    1 Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    Child Obes 9:532-9. 2013
    ..This study examined the prevalence of specific types of sedentary behavior in children, the social and physical contexts surrounding these behaviors, and differences by gender...
  62. pmc Age-related change in physical activity in adolescent girls
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Adolesc Health 44:275-82. 2009
    ..To determine the annual rate at which physical activity changes in girls during middle school using both objective and self-report measures of physical activity...
  63. pmc Physical activity and neighborhood resources in high school girls
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:413-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between selected neighborhood physical activity resources and physical activity levels in high school girls...
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint Compliance with physical activity guidelines: prevalence in a population of children and youth
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 12:303-8. 2002
    ..To use objective monitoring of physical activity to determine the percentages of children and youth in a population that met physical activity guidelines...
  66. pmc Equating accelerometer estimates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity: in search of the Rosetta Stone
    Daniel B Bornstein
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, USA
    J Sci Med Sport 14:404-10. 2011
    ..These prediction equations give public health researchers and policy makers a more concise picture of physical activity levels of preschool-aged children...
  67. pmc Assessing children's physical activity in their homes: the observational system for recording physical activity in children-home
    Kerry L McIver
    160 Minges Coliseum, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27858, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:1-16. 2009
    ..The system, which was shown to be reliable, provides a direct observation tool for researchers who are interested in assessing and intervening in physical activity in the home environment...
  68. ncbi request reprint Differentiating sensory and affective-sensory pain descriptions in patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging for persistent low back pain
    Paul F Beattie
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Pain 110:189-96. 2004
    ..The evidence indicates that this clinical tool can be used to categorize how these patients describe their pain and potentially may be very valuable in determining the optimal course of treatment...
  69. ncbi request reprint Assessing preschool children's physical activity: the Observational System for Recording Physical Activity in children-preschool version
    William H Brown
    Department of Educational Studies, University of South Carolina at Columbia, 29208, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 77:167-76. 2006
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Double Dose: The Cumulative Effect of TV Viewing at Home and in Preschool on Children's Activity Patterns and Weight Status
    Sharon Taverno Ross
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 25:262-72. 2013
    ..Longitudinal and observational research to assess preschoolers' cumulative screen-based sedentary behavior and its relationship with PA and weight status is needed...
  71. ncbi request reprint The MedRisk Instrument for Measuring Patient Satisfaction With Physical Therapy Care: a psychometric analysis
    Paul Beattie
    Department of Exercise Science, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 35:24-32. 2005
    ..Psychometric evaluation of a cross-sectional survey...
  72. ncbi request reprint Age and gender differences in objectively measured physical activity in youth
    Stewart G Trost
    School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:350-5. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate age and gender differences in objectively measured physical activity (PA) in a population-based sample of students in grades 1-12...
  73. pmc Scale development for perceived school climate for girls' physical activity
    Amanda S Birnbaum
    Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:250-7. 2005
    ..To test an original scale assessing perceived school climate for girls' physical activity in middle school girls...
  74. ncbi request reprint Factorial validity and invariance of a self-report measure of physical activity among adolescent girls
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 75:259-71. 2004
    ..The 3DPAR can be used in cross-sectional, prospective cohort and intervention studies that examine mediators and moderators of physical activity among Black and White adolescent girls...
  75. ncbi request reprint Self-regulation and physical activity: the relationship in older adults
    Michelle Renee Umstattd
    Department of Health Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0311, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:115-24. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between self-regulation and physical activity (PA) in older adults...
  76. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial correlates of physical activity in white and African-American girls
    Stewart G Trost
    School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 31:226-33. 2002
    ..To evaluate the relative utility of the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) in explaining intentions and physical activity behavior in white and African-American eighth-grade girls...
  77. ncbi request reprint Correlates of self-regulation for physical activity among older adults
    Michelle Renee Umstattd
    Department of Health Science, University of Alabama, 108 East Annex, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:710-9. 2006
    ..To examine correlates of self-regulation (personal regulation of goal-directed behavior or performance) for physical activity (PA) in older adults...
  78. ncbi request reprint Perceived physical environment and physical activity across one year among adolescent girls: self-efficacy as a possible mediator?
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 3895, USA
    J Adolesc Health 37:403-8. 2005
    ..This study involved an examination of the direct and mediated effects of perceived equipment accessibility and neighborhood safety on physical activity across a one-year period among adolescent girls...
  79. ncbi request reprint Physical fitness and performance. Cardiorespiratory fitness in girls-change from middle to high school
    Karin A Pfeiffer
    Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:2234-41. 2007
    ..To determine how factors are related to change in cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) across time in middle school girls followed through high school...
  80. pmc Promoting physical activity in middle school girls: Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls
    Larry S Webber
    Department of Biostatistics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:173-84. 2008
    ..Physical activity is important for weight control and good health; however, activity levels decline in the adolescent years, particularly in girls...
  81. ncbi request reprint Factorial validity and invariance of the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire among black and white adolescent girls
    Rod K Dishman
    Department of Kinesiology, The University of Georgia Ramsey Student Center, 300 River Road, Athens, Georgia 30602 6554, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:551-8. 2006
    ..Despite lower levels of physical activity, sport participation, and fitness and higher BMI, Black girls had similar self-esteem and higher physical self-concept and perceived appearance compared to White girls...
  82. ncbi request reprint Predictors of physical activity in the transition after high school among young women
    Deborah B Horn
    Dept of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, CHSPR Fellow, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:275-85. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with physical activity (PA) in women during the first year following high school...
  83. ncbi request reprint Goals and intentions mediate efficacy beliefs and declining physical activity in high school girls
    Rod K Dishman
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 6554, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:475-83. 2006
    ..We tested those ideas while observing naturally occurring change during high school...
  84. ncbi request reprint Race differences in activity, fitness, and BMI in female eighth graders categorized by sports participation status
    John R Sirard
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 20:198-210. 2008
    ..Whereas PA intervention programs that incorporate a sports-team component could benefit all girls, African-American girls could be specifically targeted because of their lower physical activity...
  85. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of physical and social environment variables and self-efficacy as correlates of self-reported physical activity among adolescent girls
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 332 Freer Hall, 906 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 3895, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:6-12. 2007
    ..This cross-sectional study examined the direct and indirect effects of perceived equipment accessibility, neighborhood safety, and social support on self-reported physical activity among older adolescent girls...
  86. pmc School-level intraclass correlation for physical activity in sixth grade girls
    David M Murray
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 43210, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:926-36. 2006
    ..We report the school-level intraclass correlation (ICC) for MVPA from the TAAG baseline survey of sixth grade girls and describe the relationship between the schedule of data collection and the ICC...
  87. ncbi request reprint Physical activity correlates in adolescent girls who differ by weight status
    Dianne S Ward
    Department of Nutrition, CB 7461, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:97-105. 2006
    ..This study compared correlates of physical activity (PA) among African-American and white girls of different weight groups to guide future interventions...
  88. ncbi request reprint Physical self-concept and self-esteem mediate cross-sectional relations of physical activity and sport participation with depression symptoms among adolescent girls
    Rod K Dishman
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    Health Psychol 25:396-407. 2006
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  89. ncbi request reprint Evaluating a model of parental influence on youth physical activity
    Stewart G Trost
    School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 25:277-82. 2003
    ..To test a conceptual model linking parental physical activity orientations, parental support for physical activity, and children's self-efficacy perceptions with physical activity participation...