Robert G McMurray

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Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Rationale, design, methodology and sample characteristics for the family partners for health study: a cluster randomized controlled study
    DIANE C BERRY
    School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 7460, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:250. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Is physical activity or aerobic power more influential on reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors?
    R G McMurray
    Center for Health Promotions Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 30:1521-9. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Importance of proper scaling of aerobic power when relating to cardiometabolic risk factors in children
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 38:647-54. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint The timing of fluid intake during an Olympic distance triathlon
    Robert G McMurray
    University of North Carolina, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 16:611-9. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Influence of physical activity on change in weight status as children become adolescents
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:69-77. 2008
  6. pmc Do overweight girls overreport physical activity?
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:538-46. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Relationship of potassium ions and blood lactate to ventilation during exercise
    Robert G McMurray
    Applied Physiology Laboratory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 8700, Fetzer Gym, Chapel Hill, NC 27713, USA
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 35:691-8. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Effects of being overweight on ventilatory dynamics of youth at rest and during exercise
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, CB 8700, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Eur J Appl Physiol 111:285-92. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Interactions of metabolic hormones, adipose tissue and exercise
    Robert G McMurray
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 8700, USA
    Sports Med 35:393-412. 2005
  10. pmc Rationale, design and methods of the HEALTHY study physical education intervention component
    R G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:S37-43. 2009

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Rationale, design, methodology and sample characteristics for the family partners for health study: a cluster randomized controlled study
    DIANE C BERRY
    School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 7460, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:250. 2012
    ..This paper describes the rationale, design, methodology, and sample characteristics of a 5-year cluster randomized controlled trial being conducted in eight elementary schools in rural North Carolina, United States...
  2. ncbi request reprint Is physical activity or aerobic power more influential on reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors?
    R G McMurray
    Center for Health Promotions Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 30:1521-9. 1998
    ..The study also determined how increased VO2max and increased PA levels influence CVD risk factors of 576 low-fit adults (VO2max < 30 mL.kg-1.min-1)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Importance of proper scaling of aerobic power when relating to cardiometabolic risk factors in children
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 38:647-54. 2011
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint The timing of fluid intake during an Olympic distance triathlon
    Robert G McMurray
    University of North Carolina, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 16:611-9. 2006
    ..It was concluded that the consumption of fluids earlier in the cycle phase of the Olympic distance triathlon benefits the run and overall performance time...
  5. doi request reprint Influence of physical activity on change in weight status as children become adolescents
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:69-77. 2008
    ..Physical activity (PA) has been shown to have a positive effect on weight status, but habitual physical activity declines as youth age, yet some adolescents do not gain weight...
  6. pmc Do overweight girls overreport physical activity?
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:538-46. 2008
    ..To determine if overweight adolescent girls are more likely to overreport physical activity compared to normal-weight girls...
  7. doi request reprint Relationship of potassium ions and blood lactate to ventilation during exercise
    Robert G McMurray
    Applied Physiology Laboratory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 8700, Fetzer Gym, Chapel Hill, NC 27713, USA
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 35:691-8. 2010
    ..Conversely, the inconsistent relationship between blood lactate and ventilation brings into question the importance of the relationship between lactate and ventilation during exercise...
  8. doi request reprint Effects of being overweight on ventilatory dynamics of youth at rest and during exercise
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, CB 8700, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Eur J Appl Physiol 111:285-92. 2011
    ..However, the modifications appear to meet the metabolic demands of exercise...
  9. ncbi request reprint Interactions of metabolic hormones, adipose tissue and exercise
    Robert G McMurray
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 8700, USA
    Sports Med 35:393-412. 2005
    ..Although the physiological role of the endocrine system during exercise and training is significant, other training effects may have as great, or greater influence on lipolytic activity in adipose tissue...
  10. pmc Rationale, design and methods of the HEALTHY study physical education intervention component
    R G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:S37-43. 2009
    ..Equipment and PE teacher assistants were provided for each school. An expert in PE at each center trained the PE teachers and assistants, monitored delivery of the intervention and provided ongoing feedback and guidance...
  11. pmc Comparison of two approaches to structured physical activity surveys for adolescents
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, CB 8700, Fetzer Gym, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:2135-43. 2004
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  12. ncbi request reprint The influence of physical activity, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity on the weight status of adolescents
    R G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 8700, USA
    Obes Res 8:130-9. 2000
    ..This study examined the effects of physical activity, television viewing, video game play, socioeconomic status (SES), and ethnicity on body mass index (BMI)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Tracking of physical activity and aerobic power from childhood through adolescence
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 8700, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1914-22. 2003
    ..To evaluate the tracking of physical activity levels (PA) and aerobic power (VO2max) in African-American (AA) and Caucasian (CA) youth as they age from 8 to 16 yr...
  14. ncbi request reprint Gender and ethnic changes in physical work capacity from childhood through adolescence
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 8700, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 74:143-52. 2003
    ..05). Although correlations and grouping suggested moderate tracking; girls with high relative PWC170 tended to migrate to lower levels as they aged, where as high-peforming boys maintained their PWC170 as they aged...
  15. ncbi request reprint Predicted maximal aerobic power in youth is related to age, gender, and ethnicity
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:145-51. 2002
    ..To determine the effects of age, gender, and ethnicity on the predicted aerobic power of youth as they age from 8 to 16 yr...
  16. pmc Validity of self-reported leisure-time sedentary behavior in adolescents
    Olivia Affuso
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Ave, South, RPHB 220E, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Negat Results Biomed 10:2. 2011
    ..Criterion measure of sedentary behavior was via accelerometry over three days using a cut point of < 50 counts · 30 sec⁻¹ epoch. Comparisons between sedentary behavior by the two instruments were made...
  17. ncbi request reprint A school-based intervention can reduce body fat and blood pressure in young adolescents
    Robert G McMurray
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science R G M, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 8700, USA
    J Adolesc Health 31:125-32. 2002
    ..To determine the effect of increasing the aerobic component of the school's physical activity program and improving the knowledge about weight control and blood pressure on the blood pressure and body fat of early adolescents...
  18. ncbi request reprint Influence of aerobic power and percent body fat on cardiovascular disease risk in youth
    Kristin S Ondrak
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 8700, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:146-52. 2007
    ..To describe how the relationships between aerobic power or percent body fat and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk differ by age...
  19. ncbi request reprint The relationship between serum and salivary cortisol levels in response to different intensities of exercise
    Mitch D Vanbruggen
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Sports Physiol Perform 6:396-407. 2011
    ..The effect of exercise intensity on the tracking of serum and salivary cortisol responses was examined in 12 endurance-trained males (maximal oxygen uptake [VO2max] = 58.2 ± 6.4 mL/kg/min)...
  20. ncbi request reprint The interaction of obesity and puberty on substrate utilization during exercise: a gender comparison
    Robert G McMurray
    Dept of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 23:411-31. 2011
    ..The effects of obesity on the substrate use is marginally related to puberty...
  21. ncbi request reprint Assessing physical activity in adolescents: common activities of children in 6th-8th grades
    Joanne S Harrell
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 15:170-8. 2003
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Energy costs of physical activities in children and adolescents
    Joanne S Harrell
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, CB 7460, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:329-36. 2005
    ..kg(-1).h(-1)) in terms of caloric cost and metabolic equivalents of activities commonly performed by children and adolescents. Secondary aims were to determine at what age and pubertal developmental stage values approach those of adults...
  23. pmc Relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and adipokines in adolescents
    Daniela A Rubin
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N C, USA
    Horm Res Paediatr 76:123-9. 2011
    ..This study evaluated the associations of adipokines with cardiovascular risk factors...
  24. pmc The association between insulin resistance and cytokines in adolescents: the role of weight status and exercise
    Daniela A Rubin
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Metabolism 57:683-90. 2008
    ..Increased adiposity, resulting in reduced adiponectin and increased resistin and TNF-alpha, may link these cytokines with IR in adolescents...
  25. pmc Interrelationships among changes in leptin, insulin, cortisol and growth hormone and weight status in youth
    Kristin S Ondrak
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol 3:22-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to compare changes in leptin, insulin, cortisol and GH levels in youth who maintained their weight status vs. those who moved from normal weight to overweight or vice versa...
  26. pmc Recruitment and retention strategies for a community-based weight management study for multi-ethnic elementary school children and their parents
    DIANE C BERRY
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7460, USA
    Public Health Nurs 30:80-6. 2013
    ..Successful recruitment and retention strategies at the district and school levels and child and parent levels are important for conducting longitudinal community-based studies...
  27. ncbi request reprint The relationship between leptin, metabolic hormones, exercise and body composition in adolescents
    Daniela A Rubin
    Applied Physiology Laboratory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8605, USA
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 18:1073-81. 2005
    ..Leptin is negatively associated with cortisol in boys and with thyroid hormones in girls; these hormones possibly interact to sustain normal growth and maturation...
  28. ncbi request reprint The relationships between leptin and measures of fitness and fatness are dependent upon obesity status in youth
    Peter A Hosick
    Dept of EXSS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 22:195-204. 2010
    ..In conclusion the relationship between aerobic fitness and leptin in youth is dependent upon weight status...
  29. ncbi request reprint Exercise-induced breathing patterns of youth are related to age and intensity
    Kristin S Ondrak
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, The University of North Carolina, 209 Fetzer Gymnasium, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Eur J Appl Physiol 98:88-96. 2006
    ..063 for all models). These results suggest that in the control of inspiratory drive and timing during exercise in youth, sex is of minor importance but there are age-related changes which are marginally associated with CO(2)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Comparing short-term complex and compound training programs on vertical jump height and power output
    Jason P Mihalik
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 22:47-53. 2008
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Substrate utilization and hormonal responses to moderate intensity exercise during pregnancy and after delivery
    Raymond C Bessinger
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:757-64. 2002
    ..This study was undertaken to examine substrate utilization and hormonal responses to moderate intensity exercise in the same group of women across gestation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Core temperature influences on the relationship between exercise-induced leukocytosis and cortisol or TNF-alpha
    Erica S Cooper
    Applied Physiology Laboratory, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, CB 8700, Fetzer Gym, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 9700, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 81:460-6. 2010
    ..Thus, this study attempted to determine the combined effect of exercise and differing elevations in core temperature on exercise-induced leukocytosis and to examine associations between any leukocytosis and cortisol orTNF-alpha...
  33. pmc The Relationship between Changes in Weight Status and Insulin Resistance in Youth
    Kristin S Ondrak
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 209 Fetzer Gym CB 8700, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Pediatr Endocrinol 2009:862061. 2009
    ..1%) (P < .05). The association between changes in BMI z-score and HOMA-IR was r = 0.49 when only the NO and ON groups were included. These results reinforce the importance of preventing youth from becoming overweight to control IR...
  34. pmc Insights into physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk in young children: IDEFICS study
    Robert G McMurray
    Fetzer Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Med 11:173. 2013
    ..Therefore, when clinicians recommend physical activity for children they should evaluate "at risk" children on a case-by-case basis rather than using generalized guidelines...
  35. pmc Process evaluation results from the HEALTHY physical education intervention
    William J Hall
    School of Nursing chool of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Educ Res 27:307-18. 2012
    ..Other barriers included teacher disengagement, large classes, limited gym space and poor classroom management. Findings suggest that the PE intervention was generally implemented and received as intended despite several barriers...
  36. 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...
  37. doi request reprint Assessing explosive power production using the backward overhead shot throw and the effects of morning resistance exercise on afternoon performance
    Laura G Ekstrand
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 27:101-6. 2013
    ..The results also suggest that BOST may be a useful performance testing tool for throwers in the sports of athletics...
  38. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of three dry-chemistry methods for lipid profiling and risk factor classification
    Daniela A Rubin
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8700, USA
    Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 13:358-68. 2003
    ..All 3 analyzers provided a good overall risk classification; however, values of HDL-C should be only used for screening purposes...
  39. doi request reprint The effects of menstrual cycle phase on clinical measures of concussion in healthy college-aged females
    Jason P Mihalik
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science and Curriculum in Human Movement Science, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Sci Med Sport 12:383-7. 2009
    ..Therefore, decreased performance on these measures following a suspected concussion is likely not attributable to menstrual cycle phase or use of OCP...
  40. doi request reprint Effects of a three-year intervention: the Copenhagen School Child Intervention Study
    Anna Bugge
    Centre of Research in Childhood Health, Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:1310-7. 2012
    ..This study assessed short-term and long-term effects of a 3-yr controlled school-based physical activity (PA) intervention on fatness, cardiorespiratory fitness (VO(2peak)) and CVD risk factors in children...