Norma Olvera

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Affiliation: University of Houston
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Body fat and fitness improvements in Hispanic and African American girls
    Norma 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
  2. doi request reprint Summer and follow-up interventions to affect adiposity with mothers and daughters
    Norma Olvera
    Health Program, Educational Psychology Department, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 5029, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:S258-66. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Hispanic maternal and children's perceptions of neighborhood safety related to walking and cycling
    Norma Olvera
    Health Program, Educational Psychology, University of Houston, 318 B3 Farish Hall, Houston, TX 77204 5029, USA
    Health Place 18:71-5. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Parental socialization of smoking initiation in Latino youth
    Norma Olvera
    Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 6015, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:758-60. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint BMI tracking in Mexican American children in relation to maternal BMI
    Norma Olvera
    University of Houston, Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas 77204 6015, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:707-13. 2007
  6. pmc Brief report: parenting styles and obesity in Mexican American children: a longitudinal study
    Norma 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
  7. ncbi request reprint BOUNCE: an exploratory healthy lifestyle summer intervention for girls
    Norma Olvera
    Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 6015, USA
    Am J Health Behav 34:144-55. 2010
  8. doi request reprint BOUNCE: a community-based mother-daughter healthy lifestyle intervention for low-income Latino families
    Norma Olvera
    Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:S102-4. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Intergenerational perceptions of body image in hispanics: role of BMI, gender, and acculturation
    Norma 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparing high and low acculturated mothers and physical activity in Hispanic children
    Norma Olvera
    Dept of Educational Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:S206-13. 2011

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Body fat and fitness improvements in Hispanic and African American girls
    Norma 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...
  2. doi request reprint Summer and follow-up interventions to affect adiposity with mothers and daughters
    Norma 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...
  3. doi request reprint Hispanic maternal and children's perceptions of neighborhood safety related to walking and cycling
    Norma 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Parental socialization of smoking initiation in Latino youth
    Norma 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint BMI tracking in Mexican American children in relation to maternal BMI
    Norma 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...
  6. pmc Brief report: parenting styles and obesity in Mexican American children: a longitudinal study
    Norma 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint BOUNCE: an exploratory healthy lifestyle summer intervention for girls
    Norma 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...
  8. doi request reprint BOUNCE: a community-based mother-daughter healthy lifestyle intervention for low-income Latino families
    Norma 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Intergenerational perceptions of body image in hispanics: role of BMI, gender, and acculturation
    Norma 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparing high and low acculturated mothers and physical activity in Hispanic children
    Norma 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Assessing physical activity preferences in Latino and white preadolescents
    Norma 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...
  12. doi request reprint Weight-related teasing, emotional eating, and weight control behaviors in Hispanic and African American girls
    Norma Olvera
    Health Program, Educational Psychology Department, University of Houston, 491 Farish Hall, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA Electronic address
    Eat Behav 14:513-7. 2013
    ..To assess the association among parent and peer weight-related teasing, emotional eating, and weight control behaviors in minority girls...
  13. doi request reprint Higher risk for obesity among Mexican-American and Mexican immigrant children and adolescents than among peers in Mexico
    Mariá 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of exercise dosages on adiposity indices in overweight girls
    Stephanie Kellam
    Health Program, College of Education, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 55:415-21. 2013
    ..001). Both interventions significantly increased daily minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (p= 0.020). Conclusions. Intense physical activity interventions may effectively reduce abdominal fat in minority girls. ..
  15. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in social correlates of diet
    Karen 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...