Dianne Ward

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Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a school environment intervention to increase physical activity in high school girls
    D S Ward
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 28599 7461, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:896-910. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Interventions for increasing physical activity at child care
    Dianne S Ward
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7426, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:526-34. 2010
  3. pmc A cross-sectional study of demographic, environmental and parental barriers to active school travel among children in the United States
    Palma Chillon
    Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:61. 2014
  4. pmc Development of HomeSTEAD's physical activity and screen time physical environment inventory
    Derek Hales
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 245 Rosenau Hall, CB 7461, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:132. 2013
  5. pmc Measuring parent food practices: a systematic review of existing measures and examination of instruments
    Amber E Vaughn
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1700 Martin L, King Jr, Blvd, CB 7426, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7426, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:61. 2013
  6. pmc The better the story, the bigger the serving: narrative transportation increases snacking during screen time in a randomized trial
    Elizabeth J Lyons
    Department of Nutrition, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:60. 2013
  7. pmc Children, parents, and pets exercising together (CPET) randomised controlled trial: study rationale, design, and methods
    Philippa S Yam
    University of Glasgow College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:208. 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. pmc Reliability and validity of the Healthy Home Survey: a tool to measure factors within homes hypothesized to relate to overweight in children
    Maria J Bryant
    Clinical Research Unit, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9NG, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:23. 2008

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Publications56

  1. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a school environment intervention to increase physical activity in high school girls
    D S Ward
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 28599 7461, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:896-910. 2006
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Interventions for increasing physical activity at child care
    Dianne S Ward
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7426, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:526-34. 2010
    ..These studies also demonstrate that the organized child care setting provides multiple targets for intervention beyond structured activity programs; however, additional studies are needed to explore such opportunities...
  3. pmc A cross-sectional study of demographic, environmental and parental barriers to active school travel among children in the United States
    Palma Chillon
    Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:61. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine associations between elementary school children's active school travel and variables hypothesized as correlates (demographics, physical environment, perceived barriers and norms)...
  4. pmc Development of HomeSTEAD's physical activity and screen time physical environment inventory
    Derek Hales
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 245 Rosenau Hall, CB 7461, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:132. 2013
    ..This paper will describe HomeSTEAD's development and present reliability and validity evidence for the first section...
  5. pmc Measuring parent food practices: a systematic review of existing measures and examination of instruments
    Amber E Vaughn
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1700 Martin L, King Jr, Blvd, CB 7426, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7426, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:61. 2013
    ..Future efforts should be directed toward consensus development of food parenting practices constructs and measures...
  6. pmc The better the story, the bigger the serving: narrative transportation increases snacking during screen time in a randomized trial
    Elizabeth J Lyons
    Department of Nutrition, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:60. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Children, parents, and pets exercising together (CPET) randomised controlled trial: study rationale, design, and methods
    Philippa S Yam
    University of Glasgow College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:208. 2012
    ..The Children, Parents, and Pets Exercising Together Study aims to develop and evaluate a theory driven, generalisable, family-based, dog walking intervention for 9-11 year olds...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Reliability and validity of the Healthy Home Survey: a tool to measure factors within homes hypothesized to relate to overweight in children
    Maria J Bryant
    Clinical Research Unit, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9NG, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:23. 2008
    ..The Healthy Home Survey was designed to assess characteristics of the home environment that are hypothesized to influence healthy weight behaviors in children including diet and physical activity...
  11. ncbi request reprint An instrument to assess the obesogenic environment of child care centers
    Dianne Ward
    The University of North Carolina, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Department of Nutrition, CB 7400, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7400, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:380-6. 2008
    ..To describe protocol and interobserver agreements of an instrument to evaluate nutrition and physical activity environments at child care...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. doi request reprint Nutrition and physical activity in child care: results from an environmental intervention
    Dianne S Ward
    Department of Nutrition, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:352-6. 2008
    ..Few environmental interventions exist, and none target both diet and physical activity. The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) intervention was developed to fill this research and practice gap...
  15. pmc Integrating a family-focused approach into child obesity prevention: rationale and design for the My Parenting SOS study randomized control trial
    Dianne S Ward
    Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:431. 2011
    ..Research is needed to explore intervention strategies that engage families with young children and motivate parents to adopt behaviors that will foster healthy weight development...
  16. doi request reprint Physical activity in young children: the role of child care
    Dianne S Ward
    Department of Nutrition and Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7426, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:499-501. 2010
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  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint A comparison of Web and print media for physical activity promotion among adolescent girls
    Julie T Marks
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:96-104. 2006
    ..To compare the effectiveness of a Web-based physical activity (PA) intervention with identical content delivered in a printed workbook among a sample of adolescent girls...
  19. pmc An intervention to promote healthy weight: Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) theory and design
    Alice S Ammerman
    Department of Nutrition, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A67. 2007
    ..The NAP SACC program shows promise as a useful approach to promoting healthy weight behaviors in child care settings...
  20. pmc Use of text messaging for monitoring sugar-sweetened beverages, physical activity, and screen time in children: a pilot study
    Jennifer R Shapiro
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 40:385-91. 2008
    ..To examine acceptability, attrition, adherence, and preliminary efficacy of mobile phone short message service (SMS; text messaging) for monitoring healthful behaviors in children...
  21. pmc Assessing and promoting physical activity in African American barbershops: results of the FITStop pilot study
    Laura A Linnan
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Mens Health 5:38-46. 2011
    ..92. Barbershops offer an effective setting for recruiting African American men and conducting physical measurements as well as an interesting possible location for conducting future interventions...
  22. doi request reprint Dietary intakes in North Carolina child-care centers: are children meeting current recommendations?
    Sarah C Ball
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7426, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:718-21. 2008
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Advances and controversies in the design of obesity prevention trials
    June Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, CB 7461, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2163-70. 2007
    ..Attention to design issues will ultimately lead to more successful, cost-effective randomized trials, and more rapid movement toward efficacious and effective obesity prevention programs...
  24. 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...
  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. ncbi request reprint Barriers to physical activity: qualitative data on caregiver-daughter perceptions and practices
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:218-23. 2004
    ..Few studies include data on caregiver and daughter dyads. Formative data were used to develop intervention strategies and pathways for the Girls Rule! obesity prevention intervention, in under-studied high-risk pre-adolescents...
  27. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and overweight-related behaviors among Hispanic immigrants to the US: the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 123 West Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:2023-34. 2003
    ..These lifestyle differences between foreign- and US-born Hispanic adolescent immigrants are likely to underlie the striking increase in overweight prevalence between first and subsequent generation of US residence...
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Best-practice guidelines for physical activity at child care
    Christina McWilliams
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Pediatrics 124:1650-9. 2009
    ..Establishing comprehensive guidelines for physical activity at child care could result in higher activity levels and healthier children, but more research is needed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Development and reliability of an observation method to assess food intake of young children in child care
    Sarah C Ball
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 7461, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:656-61. 2007
    ....
  31. 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...
  32. ncbi request reprint Promotion of walking for transportation: a report from the Walk to School day registry
    Amber E Vaughn
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:281-8. 2009
    ..However, little systematic evaluation of existing programs, such as Walk to School (WTS), has occurred...
  33. ncbi request reprint The childcare environment and children's physical activity
    Julie K Bower
    Department of Nutrition, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:23-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between the childcare environment and physical activity behavior of preschool children...
  34. 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...
  35. 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
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  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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
    ....
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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
    ....
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and physical activity self-assessment for child care (NAP SACC): results from a pilot intervention
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 39:142-9. 2007
    ..To determine the feasibility, acceptability, and reported impact of a nutrition and physical activity environmental intervention in child care...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. doi request reprint Childhood cancer survivors' perceived barriers to improving exercise and dietary behaviors
    Whitney D Arroyave
    School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 35:121-30. 2008
    ..To determine childhood cancer survivors' barriers to increasing exercise and consuming less fat and more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and calcium-rich foods...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. pmc But I like PE: factors associated with enjoyment of physical education class in middle school girls
    Daheia J Barr-Anderson
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 79:18-27. 2008
    ..Findings suggest that efforts to enhance girls' self-efficacy and perceived benefits and to provide a supportive PE class environment that promotes gender equality can potentially increase PE class enjoyment among young girls...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Determinants of physical activity in middle school children
    Stewart G Trost
    School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Health Behav 26:95-102. 2002
    ..To evaluate the theory of reasoned action (TRA) and planned behavior (TPB) in predicting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in sixth-grade youth...
  55. 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...