Affiliation: University of Houston
- Body fat and fitness improvements in Hispanic and African American girlsNorma Olvera
PhD, Health Program, Educational Psychology Department, University of Houston, 491 Farish Hall, Houston, TX 77204 5029, USA
J Pediatr Psychol 38:987-96. 2013..This study assessed the effectiveness of a summer intervention in lowering adiposity and increasing aerobic endurance in minority girls...
- Summer and follow-up interventions to affect adiposity with mothers and daughtersNorma Olvera
Health Program, Educational Psychology Department, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 5029, USA
Am J Prev Med 44:S258-66. 2013..Research indicates that the summer season may be a critical time to intervene because summer exacerbates children's risk for excessive weight gain and increased body fat development...
- Hispanic maternal and children's perceptions of neighborhood safety related to walking and cyclingNorma Olvera
Health Program, Educational Psychology, University of Houston, 318 B3 Farish Hall, Houston, TX 77204 5029, USA
Health Place 18:71-5. 2012..26), compared to the children's perception model (R(2)=0.22). Findings suggest that future studies should explore relations between self-reported and objectively measured safety barriers to Hispanic youth walking and cycling...
- BOUNCE: a community-based mother-daughter healthy lifestyle intervention for low-income Latino familiesNorma Olvera
Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:S102-4. 2010..Similarly, EG mothers reported more strategies to increase fruit/vegetable consumption and reduce fat intake compared to CG mothers. No changes in physical activity or BMI were observed between EG and CG mother-daughter dyads...
- BOUNCE: an exploratory healthy lifestyle summer intervention for girlsNorma Olvera
Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 6015, USA
Am J Health Behav 34:144-55. 2010..To assess the efficacy of the BOUNCE parent-daughter intervention in promoting selected physical fitness measures and activity...
- Brief report: parenting styles and obesity in Mexican American children: a longitudinal studyNorma Olvera
Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, 3855 Holman Street, Room 104, Houston, TX 77204 6015, USA
J Pediatr Psychol 35:243-9. 2010..To assess longitudinally the relations between four parenting styles (authoritative, authoritarian, uninvolved, and indulgent) and child weight status in Mexican American families...
- BMI tracking in Mexican American children in relation to maternal BMINorma Olvera
University of Houston, Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas 77204 6015, USA
Ethn Dis 17:707-13. 2007..To assess body mass index (BMI [kg/m2]) tracking over a four-year period in 4- to 8-year-old Mexican American (MA) children and to explore associations between mother and child's BMI...
- Parental socialization of smoking initiation in Latino youthNorma Olvera
Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 6015, USA
J Adolesc Health 39:758-60. 2006..Maternal support was negatively associated with child smoking whereas siblings' and friends' smoking were positively associated. Studies with larger samples of Latino families are needed to replicate these findings...
- Intergenerational perceptions of body image in hispanics: role of BMI, gender, and acculturationNorma Olvera
Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, 3855 Holman Street, Room 104, TX 77204 6015, USA
Obes Res 13:1970-9. 2005..To assess role of BMI, gender, and acculturation on maternal and children's perception of body size, body ideal, and attractiveness...
- Comparing high and low acculturated mothers and physical activity in Hispanic childrenNorma Olvera
Dept of Educational Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
J Phys Act Health 8:S206-13. 2011..Parents represent a key ecological component in influencing their child's physical activity. The aim of this exploratory study was to assess the relationship between maternal acculturation and physical activity in Hispanic children...
- Assessing physical activity preferences in Latino and white preadolescentsNorma Olvera
Dept of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
Pediatr Exerc Sci 21:400-12. 2009..Exploratory factor analysis of PAP measure indicated a three-factor solution: free play, sports, and exercise. Multiple linear regression models revealed that PAP varied as a function of ethnicity, gender, age, and body mass index...
- Higher risk for obesity among Mexican-American and Mexican immigrant children and adolescents than among peers in MexicoMariá A Hernández-Valero
Center for Research on Minority Health, Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 14:517-22. 2012..In addition, future obesity research should take into consideration the country of origin of the study population to develop more culturally specific obesity interventions...
- Ethnic differences in social correlates of dietKaren Weber Cullen
Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Health Educ Res 17:7-18. 2002..Few ethnic group differences were detected, suggesting substantial commonality among respondents. Ethnic differences might be accommodated by interventions tailored to particular behaviors among ethnic groups...