KELLY EVENSON

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Association of physical activity in the past year and immediately after in vitro fertilization on pregnancy
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Electronic address
    Fertil Steril 101:1047-1054.e5. 2014
  2. pmc Evidence for validity of five secondary data sources for enumerating retail food outlets in seven American Indian communities in North Carolina
    Sheila E Fleischhacker
    Senior Public Health and Science Policy Advisor, NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Two Democracy Plaza, Room 635, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 5461, Bethesda, MD 20892 5461, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:137. 2012
  3. pmc Changes in physical activity among postpartum overweight and obese women: results from the KAN-DO Study
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Women Health 53:317-34. 2013
  4. pmc Using geographic information systems to compare municipal, county, and commercial parks data
    Kelly R Evenson
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 10:E93. 2013
  5. pmc In-depth interviews with state public health practitioners on the United States National Physical Activity Plan
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:72. 2013
  6. doi request reprint The U.S. National Physical Activity Plan: dissemination and use by public health practitioners
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:431-8. 2013
  7. pmc Associations of adult physical activity with perceived safety and police-recorded crime: the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:146. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation of physical projects and policies from the Active Living by Design partnerships
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:S309-19. 2012
  9. pmc Review of self-reported physical activity assessments for pregnancy: summary of the evidence for validity and reliability
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:479-94. 2012
  10. pmc The importance of accurate road data for spatial applications in public health: customizing a road network
    Brian G Frizzelle
    Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 8:24. 2009

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Publications106 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Association of physical activity in the past year and immediately after in vitro fertilization on pregnancy
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Electronic address
    Fertil Steril 101:1047-1054.e5. 2014
    ..To estimate the association of physical activity on in vitro fertilization (IVF)...
  2. pmc Evidence for validity of five secondary data sources for enumerating retail food outlets in seven American Indian communities in North Carolina
    Sheila E Fleischhacker
    Senior Public Health and Science Policy Advisor, NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Two Democracy Plaza, Room 635, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 5461, Bethesda, MD 20892 5461, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:137. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Changes in physical activity among postpartum overweight and obese women: results from the KAN-DO Study
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Women Health 53:317-34. 2013
    ..Go to the publisher's online edition of Women & Health for the following resource: three figures that show the distribution of physical activity and sedentary behavior by study periods among control participants]...
  4. pmc Using geographic information systems to compare municipal, county, and commercial parks data
    Kelly R Evenson
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 10:E93. 2013
    ..This study compared secondary parks data obtained from a commercial vendor with data from municipal/county government records, all of which were verified by using Internet searches, telephone inquiries, or on-the-ground audits...
  5. pmc In-depth interviews with state public health practitioners on the United States National Physical Activity Plan
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:72. 2013
    ..This study examined state public health practitioner awareness, dissemination, use, challenges, and recommendations for the NPAP...
  6. doi request reprint The U.S. National Physical Activity Plan: dissemination and use by public health practitioners
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:431-8. 2013
    ..The 2010 U.S. National Physical Activity Plan contains a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives to increase physical activity...
  7. pmc Associations of adult physical activity with perceived safety and police-recorded crime: the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:146. 2012
    ..Due to the inconsistent findings of prior studies, we explored the association of perceived safety and police-recorded crime measures with physical activity...
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation of physical projects and policies from the Active Living by Design partnerships
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:S309-19. 2012
    ..Between 2003 and 2008, a total of 25 partnerships funded through the Active Living by Design (ALbD) program worked to change built environments and policies in communities to help citizens be active in their daily routines...
  9. pmc Review of self-reported physical activity assessments for pregnancy: summary of the evidence for validity and reliability
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:479-94. 2012
    ..This systematic review identified and summarised self-reported physical activity assessments with evidence for validity and reliability among pregnant women...
  10. pmc The importance of accurate road data for spatial applications in public health: customizing a road network
    Brian G Frizzelle
    Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 8:24. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc Comparing objective measures of environmental supports for pedestrian travel in adults
    Elizabeth Shay
    Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 8:62. 2009
    ..This study examined associations between walking and local pedestrian supports (as measured with an environmental audit), comparing the results of models using three different methods to aggregate and weight pedestrian features...
  12. pmc Built and socioeconomic environments: patterning and associations with physical activity in U.S. adolescents
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:45. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  13. pmc Reliability and validity of the Safe Routes to school parent and student surveys
    Noreen C McDonald
    Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 3140, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:56. 2011
    ..Over 65,000 tallies and 374,000 parent surveys have been completed, but no published studies have examined their measurement properties...
  14. pmc A systematic review of interventions for promoting active transportation to school
    Palma Chillon
    Department of Physical Education and Sport, University of Granada, Spain
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:10. 2011
    ..The purpose of this paper is to review intervention studies related to active school transportation to guide future intervention research...
  15. pmc Developing measures on the perceptions of the built environment for physical activity: a confirmatory analysis
    Jennifer L Gay
    Division of Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:72. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  16. pmc Residential self-selection bias in the estimation of built environment effects on physical activity between adolescence and young adulthood
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Population Center, 123 West Franklin St, Campus Box 8120, Chapel Hill, 27516 3997, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:70. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  17. pmc Television, physical activity, diet, and body weight status: the ARIC cohort
    Anne Marie Meyer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:68. 2008
    ..Television (TV) watching is the most common leisure activity in the United States. Few studies of adults have described the relationship between TV and health behaviors such as physical activity, diet, and body weight status...
  18. pmc Physical activity patterns during pregnancy through postpartum
    Katja Borodulin
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    BMC Womens Health 9:32. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the mode, duration, intensity, and changes in physical activity during pregnancy through one year postpartum among a cohort of women...
  19. doi request reprint Implementation of a school-based state policy to increase physical activity*
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Bank of America Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    J Sch Health 79:231-8, quiz 244-6. 2009
    ..This study describes how districts are meeting the physical activity-related portion of this policy and explores the policy implementation successes and challenges...
  20. doi request reprint Calibration of two objective measures of physical activity for children
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill 27514 USA
    J Sports Sci 26:1557-65. 2008
    ..This calibration study, using indirect calorimetry, suggests that the two accelerometers can be used to distinguish differing levels of physical activity intensity as well as inactivity among children 5 to 8 years of age...
  21. pmc Perceived barriers to physical activity among pregnant women
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street, Bank of America Center, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:364-75. 2009
    ..The objective was to examine barriers to physical activity in a large cohort of pregnant women and to explore these barriers in more depth with qualitative data derived from a separate focus group study using a socioecologic framework...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of cardiorespiratory fitness on mortality among hypertensive and normotensive women and men
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Epidemiology 15:565-72. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the effect of fitness on all-cause and CVD mortality among hypertensive and normotensive women and men...
  23. ncbi request reprint Statewide survey of 911 communication centers on acute stroke and myocardial infarction
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:186-91. 2007
    ..We conducted a statewide survey of communication centers regarding practices, training, and outreach for stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) and explored differences for those that were Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certified or not...
  24. ncbi request reprint Girls' perception of neighborhood factors on physical activity, sedentary behavior, and BMI
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, 137 East Franklin Street, Bank of America Center, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:430-45. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association of perceived physical neighborhood factors with physical activity, sedentary behavior, and BMI among adolescent girls...
  25. ncbi request reprint Measurement of perceived school climate for active travel in children
    Kelly R Evenson
    UNC Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:86-97. 2007
    ..To describe the development of an original scale that measures perceived school climate for active travel in fourth- and fifth-grade girls and boys...
  26. pmc Objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behavior among US adults aged 60 years or older
    Kelly R Evenson
    Bank of America Center, 137 East Franklin St, Suite 306, University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E26. 2012
    ..Our objective was to assess 1) moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), exploring differences in prevalence depending on the cut point used, and 2) sedentary behavior, among US adults aged 60 years or older...
  27. pmc Assessing urban and rural neighborhood characteristics using audit and GIS data: derivation and reliability of constructs
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:44. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  28. pmc A comprehensive review of prehospital and in-hospital delay times in acute stroke care
    K R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Int J Stroke 4:187-99. 2009
    ..It will be crucial to have effective stroke surveillance systems in place to better understand and improve both prehospital and in-hospital delays for acute stroke care...
  29. doi request reprint Obstetrician practice patterns and recommendations for physical activity during pregnancy
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1733-40. 2010
    ..This study assessed the self-reported practice patterns and recommendations of 384 obstetricians working in Texas through a mailed survey on physical activity during pregnancy...
  30. pmc Examination of perceived neighborhood characteristics and transportation on changes in physical activity and sedentary behavior: The Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls
    Kelly R Evenson
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 137 East Franklin Street, Bank of America Center, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Health Place 16:977-85. 2010
    ..Further work is needed to understand the determinants of the decline in physical activity and the increase in sedentary behavior among adolescent girls...
  31. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior among US pregnant women
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Prev Med 53:39-43. 2011
    ..This study described the prevalence and correlates of objectively-measured physical activity and sedentary behavior among United States pregnant women...
  32. pmc Measuring physical activity among pregnant women using a structured one-week recall questionnaire: evidence for validity and reliability
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:21. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  33. doi request reprint National trends in self-reported physical activity and sedentary behaviors among pregnant women: NHANES 1999-2006
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Prev Med 50:123-8. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to describe the prevalence, trends, and correlates of physical activity among a national sample of pregnant women...
  34. pmc Physical activity beliefs, barriers, and enablers among postpartum women
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1925-34. 2009
    ..Among the sample, 530 women answered the same questions about barriers and enablers to physical activity at 12 months postpartum...
  35. ncbi request reprint Barriers to municipal planning for pedestrians and bicyclists in North Carolina
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    N C Med J 72:89-97. 2011
    ..To better understand barriers to municipal walking and bicycling projects and policies, we surveyed municipal staff in North Carolina...
  36. pmc Beliefs about exercise and physical activity among pregnant women
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 79:124-9. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to document self-reported beliefs about physical activity and exercise among pregnant women...
  37. ncbi request reprint Five-year changes in North Carolina outpatient cardiac rehabilitation
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 26:366-76. 2006
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Test-retest reliability of adult surveillance measures for physical activity and inactivity
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:470-8. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to document the test-retest reliability of several measures of physical activity and inactivity used in surveillance in a diverse adult population...
  39. ncbi request reprint Change in the prevalence of leisure activity with the number of activities recalled
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1882-6. 2003
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Environmental, policy, and cultural factors related to physical activity among Latina immigrants
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Women Health 36:43-57. 2002
    ..This information can be used to develop culturally appropriate interventions to increase physical activity among Latinas...
  41. ncbi request reprint Evaluating change in physical activity with the building of a multi-use trail
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:177-85. 2005
    ..Prospective evaluations of the impact of building a multi-use trail, in terms of change in physical activity levels among nearby residents, are needed...
  42. ncbi request reprint The effect of cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity on cancer mortality in women and men
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:270-7. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the independent and combined effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity on all-cause cancer mortality for women and men...
  43. ncbi request reprint Validation of a short rhythm strip compared to ambulatory ECG monitoring for ventricular ectopy
    K R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street, Bank of America Center, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:491-7. 2000
    ..However, an awareness that PVCs on a 2-min rhythm strip consistently identify high frequency PVCs on 24-hr recordings should be helpful to clinicians...
  44. ncbi request reprint Statewide prevalence and correlates of walking and bicycling to school
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27514, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:887-92. 2003
    ..Travel to and from school can be an important and regular source of physical activity for youth. Few US studies have documented the prevalence and correlates of walking and bicycling to school...
  45. ncbi request reprint Personal, social, and environmental correlates of physical activity in North Carolina Latina immigrants
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 E Franklin Street, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:77-85. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to describe physical activity and the personal, social environmental, and physical environmental correlates for Latina immigrants...
  46. ncbi request reprint Test-retest reliability of a questionnaire on physical activity and its correlates among women from diverse racial and ethnic groups
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 E Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:15-22. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the test-retest reliability of a survey designed to measure physical activity and its correlates among women from diverse racial and ethnic groups...
  47. pmc Statewide prevalences of concern about enough food, 1996-1999
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:358-65. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to characterize the prevalence of concern about enough food and its association with other sociodemographic and health characteristics at the state level...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint Barriers to outpatient cardiac rehabilitation participation and adherence
    K R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 20:241-6. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to participation and adherence to outpatient cardiac rehabilitation by querying program staff...
  50. ncbi request reprint Concordance of stroke symptom onset time. The Second Delay in Accessing Stroke Healthcare (DASH II) Study
    K R Evenson
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 11:202-7. 2001
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Prehospital and in-hospital delays in acute stroke care
    K R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8050, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 20:65-76. 2001
    ..Further studies of stroke delay and corresponding interventions are needed, with careful attention to definitions and methodologies...
  52. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and physical activity among North Carolina Latina immigrants
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2509-22. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that future epidemiologic studies and physical activity interventions should measure and tailor programs based on English-language use and age of arrival to the US among Latina immigrants...
  53. ncbi request reprint A comparison of emergency medical services times for stroke and myocardial infarction
    K R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 5:335-9. 2001
    ..To examine this hypothesis, EMS transport times were examined for both stroke and MI patients who used a paramedic-level, county-based EMS system for transportation to a single hospital during 1999...
  54. ncbi request reprint Influence of retirement on leisure-time physical activity: the atherosclerosis risk in communities 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 155:692-9. 2002
    ..In this study, retirement was associated with gains in sport and exercise participation as well as television watching...
  55. ncbi request reprint Availability of school physical activity facilities to the public in four U.S. communities
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:243-50. 2004
    ..This study documents the public availability of school physical activity facilities, reasons facilities were not made available to the public, and the barriers and benefits associated with having facilities available...
  56. ncbi request reprint Leisure-time physical activity among pregnant women in the US
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of NC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:400-7. 2004
    ..Pregnant women reported less leisure activity than non-pregnant women of the same age. Studies to understand the enablers and barriers to participating in leisure activity during pregnancy are needed...
  57. ncbi request reprint Barriers to and facilitators of walking and bicycling to school: formative results from the non-motorized travel study
    Kathryn N Ahlport
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Health Educ Behav 35:221-44. 2008
    ..Initiatives to increase active school travel may need to include multiple levels of intervention to be effective...
  58. pmc Mediators affecting girls' levels of physical activity outside of school: findings from the trial of activity in adolescent girls
    Leslie A Lytle
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1054, USA
    Ann Behav Med 38:124-36. 2009
    ..Providing after school activities is a community level approach for reducing the decline in physical activity of girls as they reach early adolescence...
  59. ncbi request reprint Environmental, policy, and cultural factors related to physical activity in a diverse sample of women: the Women's Cardiovascular Health Network Project--introduction and methodology
    Amy A Eyler
    is affiliated Saint Louis University, School of Public Health, Prevention Research Center, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Women Health 36:1-15. 2002
    ..Groups represented both urban and rural living environments. This article explains the basis for this project and the methodology used. Other articles in this series explain the results from the focus groups in detail...
  60. ncbi request reprint Environmental, policy, and cultural factors related to physical activity in a diverse sample of women: The Women's Cardiovascular Health Network Project--summary and discussion
    Amy A Eyler
    Saint Louis University, School of Public Health, Prevention Research Center, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Women Health 36:123-34. 2002
    ..g., family priority) while some were unique (e.g., lack of community support). Assessing and addressing the issues raised should be considered when planning physical activity-interventions for these populations...
  61. doi request reprint Patterns of objectively measured physical activity in the United States
    Jesse S Metzger
    Departments of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:630-8. 2008
    ..We used latent class analysis (LCA) to assess patterns of physical activity among adults, using the 7 d of accelerometer data from the 2003-2004 NHANES...
  62. ncbi request reprint Quantitative study of correlates of physical activity in women from diverse racial/ethnic groups: Women's Cardiovascular Health Network Project--introduction and methodology
    Amy A Eyler
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:5-14. 2003
    ..The goal of the survey was to identify personal, social environmental, and physical environmental factors that are associated with physical activity status among diverse groups of women...
  63. pmc Availability of recreational resources in minority and low socioeconomic status areas
    Latetia V Moore
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:16-22. 2008
    ..Variations in the location and density of recreational resources were examined by SES and racial composition of neighborhoods...
  64. ncbi request reprint Physical exertion at work and the risk of preterm delivery and small-for-gestational-age birth
    Lisa A Pompeii
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:1279-88. 2005
    ..To assess whether exposure to standing, lifting, night work, or long work hours during 3 periods of pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age birth...
  65. ncbi request reprint Correlates of physical activity among women from diverse racial/ethnic groups
    Amy E Eyler
    School of Public Health, Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    J Womens Health Gend Based Med 11:239-53. 2002
    ..Because physical activity plays a vital role in overall health, it is important to identify factors than can help increase physical activity rates for women...
  66. ncbi request reprint A guide for developing intervention tools addressing environmental factors to improve diet and physical activity
    Stephanie B Jilcott
    Department of Nutrition, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:192-204. 2007
    ..These tools were finalized using community members' feedback. This formative process can serve as a guide for other health promotion programs to create and use similar tools...
  67. pmc Dietary restraint and gestational weight gain
    Sunni L Mumford
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1646-53. 2008
    ..To determine whether a history of preconceptional dieting and restrained eating was related to higher weight gains in pregnancy...
  68. ncbi request reprint Vigorous leisure activity and pregnancy outcome
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Epidemiology 13:653-9. 2002
    ..Because vigorous leisure activity may affect timing of delivery, this study examined association between vigorous leisure activity and birth outcomes...
  69. ncbi request reprint Self-reported overweight and obesity are not associated with concern about enough food among adults in New York and Louisiana
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, CB 8120, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Prev Med 38:175-81. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between concern about enough food and obesity in an adult population at the state level...
  70. pmc Land use, residential density, and walking. The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Daniel A Rodriguez
    Department of City and Regional Planning, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3140, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:397-404. 2009
    ..The neighborhood environment may play a role in encouraging sedentary patterns, especially for middle-aged and older adults...
  71. pmc Physical activity and sleep among pregnant women
    Katja Borodulin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:45-52. 2010
    ..Physical activity is recommended to pregnant women for health benefits, yet more research is needed to understand if physical activity should be recommended for improving sleep...
  72. ncbi request reprint Quantitative study of correlates of physical activity in women from diverse racial/ethnic groups: The Women's Cardiovascular Health Network Project--summary and conclusions
    Amy A Eyler
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, St Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:93-103. 2003
    ..The goal of the survey was to identify personal, social environmental, cultural, and physical environmental factors that are associated with physical activity status among a diverse group of women...
  73. pmc Sociodemographic, perinatal, behavioral, and psychosocial predictors of weight retention at 3 and 12 months postpartum
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1996-2003. 2010
    ....
  74. pmc Postpartum physical activity: measuring theory of planned behavior constructs
    Derek Hales
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Health Behav 34:387-401. 2010
    ..To produce evidence for factor validity and longitudinal invariance of scales used to examine the theory of planned behavior applied to physical activity...
  75. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy-related weight gain--a link to obesity?
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Nutr Rev 62:S105-11. 2004
    ..Likewise, little is known concerning these same attitudes and behaviors during the postpartum period that may contribute to weight retention...
  76. ncbi request reprint The sociodemographics of land use planning: relationships to physical activity, accessibility, and equity
    Semra A Aytur
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Bank of America Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Health Place 14:367-85. 2008
    ..Implications for transdisciplinary collaboration with respect to reducing health disparities are discussed...
  77. ncbi request reprint Accelerometer use in physical activity: best practices and research recommendations
    Dianne S Ward
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:S582-8. 2005
    ..Suggestions for reporting standards for journal articles also are presented...
  78. ncbi request reprint Workers' perceptions about worksite policies and environments and their association with leisure-time physical activity
    Jaime C Lucove
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Allscripts, 5501 Dillard Dr, Cary, 27511, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:196-200. 2007
    ..To estimate the employed population's exposure to perceived worksite policies and environments hypothesized to promote physical activity and to determine their relationship to leisure-time physical activity...
  79. pmc Association between physical activity and proximity to physical activity resources among low-income, midlife women
    Stephanie B Jilcott
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, and the UNC CH Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7426, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A04. 2007
    ..We examined correlations between perceived and objectively measured proximity to physical activity resources and then examined associations between both measures of proximity and objectively measured physical activity...
  80. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of a school travel survey
    Kelly R Evenson
    Dept of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:S1-15. 2008
    ..We evaluated the criterion validity and test-retest reliability of a questionnaire with a sample of young schoolchildren to assess travel to and from school, including mode, travel companion, and destination after school...
  81. doi request reprint Urban containment policies and physical activity. A time-series analysis of metropolitan areas, 1990-2002
    Semra A Aytur
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:320-32. 2008
    ....
  82. doi request reprint Factors influencing implementation of local policies to promote physical activity: a case study of Montgomery County, Maryland
    David Salvesen
    Sustainable Community Design, Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:280-8. 2008
    ..Those trying to increase physical activity through policy could focus on these implementation features to help make policy implementation more successful...
  83. ncbi request reprint Promoting active community environments through land use and transportation planning
    Semra A Aytur
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Bank of America Center, 137 East Franklin Street Suite 306, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:397-407. 2007
    ..To examine the role of land use and transportation plans as policy instruments for promoting active community environments...
  84. pmc Tracking of physical activity and inactivity in middle school girls
    Chris D Baggett
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:1916-22. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the levels of tracking of physical activity and inactivity as assessed by self-report and accelerometry in middle school girls during a 2-yr period...
  85. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward participation in a pregnancy and child cohort study
    Julie L Daniels
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7435, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:260-6. 2006
    ..This survey confirmed that once women are enrolled, they tend to be willing to complete most components of an intensive study, suggesting that initial efforts for recruitment are most important...
  86. pmc Test-retest reliability of the Women's Health Initiative physical activity questionnaire
    Anne Marie Meyer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:530-8. 2009
    ..We sought to examine the test-retest reliability of a PA questionnaire used in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study. Differences in reliability were also explored by important covariates...
  87. ncbi request reprint Calling emergency medical services for acute stroke: a study of 9-1-1 tapes
    Wayne D Rosamond
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:19-23. 2005
    ..To obtain a better understanding of how stroke events are communicated to 9-1-1 telecommunicators, and how telecommunicators and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel respond to such calls...
  88. doi request reprint Emergency medical services education, community outreach, and protocols for stroke and chest pain in North Carolina
    Jane H Brice
    Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7594, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 12:366-71. 2008
    ..We sought to describe the amount of education offered, community outreach implemented, and protocols established for stroke and for chest pain among North Carolina EMS agencies and personnel...
  89. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and magnetic field exposure in pregnancy
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology School of Public Health, and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Epidemiology 17:222-5. 2006
    ..Peak magnetic field exposure was associated with increased risk of miscarriage in 2 recent studies. Reduced physical activity levels in healthy pregnancies may affect measured exposure and thus bias results...
  90. ncbi request reprint Fitness and fatness as predictors of mortality from all causes and from cardiovascular disease in men and women in the lipid research clinics study
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:832-41. 2002
    ..The authors conclude that both fitness and fatness are risk factors for mortality, and that being fit does not completely reverse the increased risk associated with excess adiposity...
  91. ncbi request reprint Documentation of stroke onset time: challenges and recommendations
    Wayne D Rosamond
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:S230-4. 2006
  92. pmc Availability of recreational resources and physical activity in adults
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:493-9. 2007
    ..Using data from a large cohort of adults aged 45 to 84 years-old, we investigated whether availability of recreational resources is related to physical activity levels...
  93. ncbi request reprint Reducing delay in seeking treatment by patients with acute coronary syndrome and stroke: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Council on cardiovascular nursing and stroke council
    Debra K Moser
    Circulation 114:168-82. 2006
    ..Finally, we offer suggestions for clinical practice and future research...
  94. pmc Exploring associations between physical activity and perceived and objective measures of the built environment
    Aileen P McGinn
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    J Urban Health 84:162-84. 2007
    ....
  95. pmc Weekend schoolyard accessibility, physical activity, and obesity: the Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls (TAAG) study
    Molly M Scott
    THE RAND CORPORATION, 1200 S Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
    Prev Med 44:398-403. 2007
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint Directed use of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale by laypersons
    Amy S Hurwitz
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill 27599 7594, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:292-6. 2005
    ..However, assessment of the patient earlier in the chain of care, specifically by a 9-1-1 telecommunicator, may improve stroke outcomes...
  97. ncbi request reprint Ability of laypersons to use the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale
    Aisha T Liferidge
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 8:384-7. 2004
    ..The study's goal was to determine whether laypersons could be instructed to use the CPSS over the telephone...
  98. ncbi request reprint The relationship between leisure, walking, and transportation activity with the natural environment
    Aileen P McGinn
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Health Place 13:588-602. 2007
    ..These results indicate that researchers should consider perceptions of the natural environment when developing physical activity interventions...
  99. doi request reprint Policy influences on community trail development
    Amy A Eyler
    Saint Louis University School of Public Health, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 33:407-27. 2008
    ..Finally, community involvement is key. Communities contemplating trail development should explore the effects of policy on the trail projects reported here to proactively identify potential influence...
  100. pmc A comparative case study on active transport to and from school
    Carrie E Fesperman
    American Planning Association, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A40. 2008
    ..The framework outlines five strategies that influence physical activity: preparation, promotion, programs, policies, and physical projects...
  101. 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...

Research Grants7

  1. Spousal communication and cancer prevention behavior
    KELLY EVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The long-term goal of this research is to develop better interventions which help prevent cancer, and other chronic health conditions, by involving spouses in preventive behavior change programs. ..
  2. Understanding Change in Physical Activity Postpartum
    KELLY EVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This proposal directly addresses the need to better understand multi-level factors involved in physical activity behavior change, RFA #CA-04-009 "Mechanisms of Physical Activity Behavior Change". ..
  3. Understanding Change in Physical Activity Postpartum
    KELLY EVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This proposal directly addresses the need to better understand multi-level factors involved in physical activity behavior change, RFA #CA-04-009 "Mechanisms of Physical Activity Behavior Change". ..