Sara Wilcox

Summary

Affiliation: University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Frequency of consumption at fast-food restaurants is associated with dietary intake in overweight and obese women recruited from financially disadvantaged neighborhoods
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Nutr Res 33:636-46. 2013
  2. pmc The Faith, Activity, and Nutrition program: a randomized controlled trial in African-American churches
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:122-31. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceived exercise barriers, enablers, and benefits among exercising and nonexercising adults with arthritis: results from a qualitative study
    Sara Wilcox
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 55:616-27. 2006
  4. pmc Results of the first year of active for life: translation of 2 evidence-based physical activity programs for older adults into community settings
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1201-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Outcome expectations and physical activity participation in two samples of older women
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Health Psychol 11:65-77. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint The health-e-AME faith-based physical activity initiative: Description and baseline findings
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:69-78. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Active for life: final results from the translation of two physical activity programs
    Sara Wilcox
    University of South Carolina USC, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:340-51. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and perceived environmental correlates of physical activity in rural and older african american and white women
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P329-37. 2003
  9. pmc A randomized trial of a diet and exercise intervention for overweight and obese women from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods: Sisters Taking Action for Real Success (STARS)
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:931-45. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint The effects of widowhood on physical and mental health, health behaviors, and health outcomes: The Women's Health Initiative
    Sara Wilcox
    University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Dept of Exercise Science, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Psychol 22:513-22. 2003

Detail Information

Publications94

  1. pmc Frequency of consumption at fast-food restaurants is associated with dietary intake in overweight and obese women recruited from financially disadvantaged neighborhoods
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Nutr Res 33:636-46. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc The Faith, Activity, and Nutrition program: a randomized controlled trial in African-American churches
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:122-31. 2013
    ..To date, however, few of these interventions have used a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, have targeted both physical activity and healthy eating, and have focused on structural changes in the church...
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceived exercise barriers, enablers, and benefits among exercising and nonexercising adults with arthritis: results from a qualitative study
    Sara Wilcox
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 55:616-27. 2006
    ..This study examined perceived exercise barriers, benefits, and enablers in exercising and nonexercising adults with arthritis...
  4. pmc Results of the first year of active for life: translation of 2 evidence-based physical activity programs for older adults into community settings
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1201-9. 2006
    ..We evaluated the effects of 2 evidence-based physical activity interventions on self-reported physical activity and related outcomes in midlife and older adults...
  5. ncbi request reprint Outcome expectations and physical activity participation in two samples of older women
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Health Psychol 11:65-77. 2006
    ..Women with high attainment, regardless of expectations, had the highest rates. Findings replicate and extend an earlier study and argue for a more dynamic conceptualization of outcome expectations...
  6. ncbi request reprint The health-e-AME faith-based physical activity initiative: Description and baseline findings
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:69-78. 2007
    ..Interest in the program has been strong and supported by church leaders. Current efforts are on training additional churches and working with those already trained to support sustainability...
  7. ncbi request reprint Active for life: final results from the translation of two physical activity programs
    Sara Wilcox
    University of South Carolina USC, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:340-51. 2008
    ..Most evidence-based programs are never translated into community settings and thus never make a public health impact...
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and perceived environmental correlates of physical activity in rural and older african american and white women
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P329-37. 2003
    ..These findings support the importance of multilevel influences on PA in older rural women and are useful for informing PA interventions...
  9. pmc A randomized trial of a diet and exercise intervention for overweight and obese women from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods: Sisters Taking Action for Real Success (STARS)
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:931-45. 2011
    ..Lower socioeconomic status at both the individual and neighborhood level is associated with increased health risks. Weight loss can reduce this risk, but few high quality weight-loss studies target this population...
  10. ncbi request reprint The effects of widowhood on physical and mental health, health behaviors, and health outcomes: The Women's Health Initiative
    Sara Wilcox
    University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Dept of Exercise Science, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Psychol 22:513-22. 2003
    ..Findings underscore the resilience of older women and their capacity to reestablish connections, but point to the need for services that strengthen social support among women who have difficulty during this transition...
  11. ncbi request reprint Race differences in cardiovascular and cortisol responses to an interpersonal challenge in women who are family caregivers
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 1300 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:17-24. 2005
    ..To examine race differences in psychosocial and psychophysiological responses to family caregiving...
  12. ncbi request reprint A qualitative study of exercise in older African American and white women in rural South Carolina: perceptions, barriers, and motivations
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Women Aging 17:37-53. 2005
    ..Other enablers included transportation, free facilities, and age-appropriate programs. Results indicate the need to tailor recommendations and advice to older women, and to consider the rural context in which they live...
  13. pmc Predictors of increased physical activity in the Active for Life program
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, 921 Assembly Street, PHRC, 3rd Floor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A25. 2009
    ..Targeting of evidence-based programs can be improved by knowing who benefits least and most. We examined pretest predictors of increased physical activity among participants enrolled in Active for Life...
  14. pmc The faith, activity, and nutrition (FAN) program: design of a participatory research intervention to increase physical activity and improve dietary habits in African American churches
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 31:323-35. 2010
    ..Physical activity and healthy dietary practices can reduce this risk. The church is a promising setting to address health disparities, and community-based participatory research is a preferred approach...
  15. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of change in the Active-for-Life initiative
    Sara Wilcox
    University of South Carolina, Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:501-4. 2009
    ..There is a notable gap in translating efficacious interventions to community-based organizations. Further, physical activity interventions have been less successful in promoting longer-term maintenance...
  16. doi request reprint Perceptions and beliefs about the role of physical activity and nutrition on brain health in older adults
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, PHRC 3rd Floor, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Gerontologist 49:S61-71. 2009
    ..To examine older adults' perceptions of the link between physical activity (PA) and nutrition to the maintenance of cognitive health...
  17. ncbi request reprint Impact of a community-based prevention marketing intervention to promote physical activity among middle-aged women
    Patricia A Sharpe
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
    Health Educ Behav 37:403-23. 2010
    ..No-intervention women had significant pre- to postprogram differences on physical activity minutes, walking, and knowledge of mapped routes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Older adults' perceived physical activity enablers and barriers: a multicultural perspective
    Anna E Mathews
    Dept of Health and Exercise Science, Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 18:119-40. 2010
    ..Findings suggest several ways to promote PA among older people, including developing exercise programs designed for older adults and health messages promoting existing places and programs older adults can use to engage in PA...
  19. pmc Independent association of waist circumference with hypertension and diabetes in African American women, South Carolina, 2007-2009
    Tatiana Y Warren
    University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Room 318 A, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E105. 2012
    ..However, abdominal adiposity may be more predictive of CVD risk than BMI. This study investigates the independent association of waist circumference with hypertension and diabetes in African American women...
  20. ncbi request reprint Correlates of strength training in older rural African American and Caucasian women
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 1300 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Women Health 40:1-20. 2004
    ..This study identified correlates to participation in ST in older rural women and provides a basis for developing ST interventions in this population...
  21. ncbi request reprint Predictors of physical activity 6 months postintervention in the active for life initiative
    Meghan Baruth
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    J Phys Act Health 11:256-65. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of meeting PA recommendations 6 months postintervention in participants enrolled in Active for Life...
  22. pmc Exploring the feasibility of a physical activity intervention for midlife African American men
    Steven P Hooker
    Prevention Research Center, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Educ Res 26:732-8. 2011
    ..This study tested the initial efficacy of implementing a physical activity (PA) behavior change intervention for midlife African American (AA) men...
  23. pmc Attitudes on aging well among older African Americans and whites in South Carolina
    Sara J Corwin
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A113. 2009
    ..We investigated attitudes about aging well among older African Americans and whites to inform the development of interventions to promote cognitive health...
  24. doi request reprint Factors associated with disability in a sample of adults with arthritis
    Meghan Baruth
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA Electronic address
    Disabil Health J 6:377-84. 2013
    ..Arthritis is the most common cause of disability among US adults. Few studies have comprehensively examined factors associated with disability in this population...
  25. pmc Multiple behavior change among church members taking part in the faith, activity, and nutrition program
    Meghan Baruth
    Public Health Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC Electronic address
    J Nutr Educ Behav 45:428-34. 2013
    ..To examine the extent to which participants in a combined physical activity (PA) and dietary intervention achieved changes in multiple health behaviors...
  26. ncbi request reprint Factors related to physical activity and recommended intervention strategies as told by midlife and older African American men
    Steven P Hooker
    Prevention Research Center, Department of Exercise Science University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ethn Dis 21:261-7. 2011
    ..This study derived pertinent information with personal interviews to develop a tailored physical activity (PA) intervention for AA men -45 years of age...
  27. pmc Results of the Heart Healthy and Ethnically Relevant Lifestyle trial: a cardiovascular risk reduction intervention for African American women attending community health centers
    Deborah Parra-Medina
    Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1914-21. 2011
    ..We evaluated a theory-based lifestyle intervention targeting physical activity and dietary fat intake among African American women at high risk for cardiovascular disease...
  28. doi request reprint Changes in physical functioning in the Active Living Every Day program of the Active for Life Initiative®
    Meghan Baruth
    Public Health Research Center, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Suite 318, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Int J Behav Med 18:199-208. 2011
    ..There are limited data that evidence-based physical activity interventions can be successfully translated into community programs and result in similar benefits for physical functioning...
  29. ncbi request reprint Perceived environmental church support and physical activity among Black church members
    Meghan Baruth
    1University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:712-20. 2013
    ..Churches are an appealing setting for implementing health-related behavior change programs...
  30. doi request reprint A qualitative study of factors affecting pregnancy weight gain in African American women
    Kara Goodrich
    University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St, Suite 318, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Matern Child Health J 17:432-40. 2013
    ..The majority of women were motivated to engage in healthy behaviors during pregnancy. However, the interviews also uncovered a number of misconceptions and barriers that can serve as future intervention messages and strategies...
  31. pmc African American men's perspectives on promoting physical activity: "We're not that difficult to figure out!"
    Daniela B Friedman
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Health Commun 17:1151-70. 2012
    ..Findings will help in the marketing, design, implementation, and evaluation of culturally appropriate interventions to encourage physical activity among middle-aged and older African American men in the South...
  32. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial mediators of physical activity and fitness changes in the activity counseling trial
    Meghan Baruth
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Ann Behav Med 39:274-89. 2010
    ..Improved understanding of the mediators of physical activity (PA) interventions could lead to improvements in theory and programs...
  33. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial mediators of a faith-based physical activity intervention: implications and lessons learned from null findings
    Meghan Baruth
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Educ Res 25:645-55. 2010
    ..The intervention did not successfully change the targeted mediators hypothesized to change PA. Potential reasons for these shortcomings as well as issues to address in future faith-based studies are discussed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Environmental, policy, and cultural factors related to physical activity in African American women
    Donna L Richter
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Women Health 36:91-109. 2002
    ..Potential community and work site interventions were suggested. Child care and monetary costs were frequently cited as barriers to physical activity...
  35. ncbi request reprint Correlates of self-efficacy for physical activity in African American women
    Elizabeth A Fallon
    University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, 1300 Wheat St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Women Health 41:47-62. 2005
    ..Thus, physical activity interventions for African-American women should include strategies to decrease social role constraint and offer safe activities for women with health conditions hindering physical activity...
  36. pmc Does the type of weight loss diet affect who participates in a behavioral weight loss intervention? A comparison of participants for a plant-based diet versus a standard diet trial
    Gabrielle M Turner-McGrievy
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 915 Greene Street, Room 529, Columbia, SC 29208, USA Electronic address
    Appetite 73:156-62. 2014
    ....
  37. pmc Patterns of sedentary behavior in overweight and obese women
    Meghan Baruth
    Prevention Research Center, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ethn Dis 23:336-42. 2013
    ..This study quantified the volume of and breaks from sedentary behavior in a sample of overweight and obese, primarily African American, women...
  38. pmc Cardiovascular disease risk factor clustering among African American adults
    Meghan Baruth
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Ethn Dis 21:129-34. 2011
    ..This study examined the prevalence and clustering of CVD risk factors in a sample of church members from South Carolina...
  39. doi request reprint An economic analysis of traditional and technology-based approaches to weight loss
    Edward Archer
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29201 3937, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:176-82. 2012
    ..The financial burden and human losses associated with noncommunicable diseases necessitate cost-effective and efficacious interventions...
  40. ncbi request reprint A replicable process for redesigning ethnically relevant educational materials
    Deborah Parra-Medina
    Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:579-88. 2004
    ..We describe a replicable process used to redesign and tailor physical activity and diet education materials for African American women in the southeastern United States...
  41. doi request reprint Effectiveness of two evidence-based programs in participants with arthritis: findings from the active for life initiative
    Meghan Baruth
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:1038-47. 2011
    ..This study examined whether changes in PA and PA-related outcomes from two general evidence-based PA programs (Active Choices [AC] and Active Living Every Day [ALED]) differed in participants with and without arthritis...
  42. ncbi request reprint Increasing physical activity among church members: community-based participatory research
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:131-8. 2007
    ..This study evaluated the effects of a volunteer-led statewide program to increase physical activity among members of African-American churches...
  43. ncbi request reprint Correlates of physical activity among African American and white women
    Patricia A Sharpe
    Prevention Research Center, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:701-13. 2008
    ..To compare potential correlates of physical activity between African American and white women...
  44. ncbi request reprint Personal, social, and physical environmental correlates of physical activity in African-American women in South Carolina
    Barbara E Ainsworth
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Prevention Research Center, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:23-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship of personal, social, cultural, environmental, and policy variables with physical activity among women in ethnic minority groups...
  45. pmc C-reactive protein levels in African Americans: a diet and lifestyle randomized community trial
    James R Hebert
    Cancer Prevention and Control Program Hébert, Wirth, L Davis, B Davis, Harmon, Hurley, Drayton, Shivappa, Adams, Brandt, Armstead, Steck, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Hébert, Wirth, Shivappa, Adams, Steck, Blair, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 45:430-40. 2013
    ..Chronic inflammation is linked to poor lifestyle behaviors and a variety of chronic diseases that are prevalent among African Americans, especially in the southeastern U.S...
  46. doi request reprint The role of pastor support in a faith-based health promotion intervention
    Meghan Baruth
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Fam Community Health 36:204-14. 2013
    ..Much work remains in how to conceptualize and measure pastor support. A better understanding of the pastor's role may assist in developing more effective faith-based programs...
  47. pmc A home-based exercise intervention to increase physical activity among people living with HIV: study design of a randomized clinical trial
    Jason R Jaggers
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:502. 2013
    ..This paper describes the rationale and design of a randomized clinical trial evaluating the feasibility of a home-based exercise program designed to increase physical activity (PA) and reduce the risk of CVD in PLWHA...
  48. pmc Perceived environmental church support is associated with dietary practices among African-American adults
    Meghan Baruth
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Public Health Research Center, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:889-93. 2011
    ..Future faith-based interventions should further explore the role of the church environment in improving the dietary practices of its members...
  49. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a faith-based physical activity intervention: insights from church health directors
    Meghan Baruth
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Community Health 33:304-12. 2008
    ..About 68% of the churches had at least one change in pastor over the 3-year study. A majority of these variables, however, were not related to changes in physical activity. Potential reasons for these lack of associations are discussed...
  50. doi request reprint Emotional outlook on life predicts increases in physical activity among initially inactive men
    Meghan Baruth
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Educ Behav 38:150-8. 2011
    ..Men with a more positive outlook on life (e.g., happier) may be more likely to increase physical activity levels. Physical activity interventions targeting men may be more successful if they first increase happiness...
  51. pmc Adherence to accelerometer protocols among women from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods
    Patricia A Sharpe
    Prevention Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:699-706. 2011
    ..Data collection among participants from disadvantaged populations may be further hindered by factors such as transportation challenges, competing responsibilities, and cultural considerations...
  52. ncbi request reprint Worry regarding major diseases among older African-American, Native-American, and Caucasian women
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Women Health 36:83-99. 2002
    ..These results are generally consistent with other studies that indicate women are more concerned about cancer than cardiovascular diseases...
  53. pmc Health care provider advice for African American adults not meeting health behavior recommendations
    Elizabeth A Fallon
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 1300 Wheat St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A45. 2006
    ....
  54. pmc Changes in CVD risk factors in the activity counseling trial
    Meghan Baruth
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Public Health Research Center, Columbia, SC, USA
    Int J Gen Med 4:53-62. 2011
    ..The ACT physical activity interventions produced substantial improvements among men and women with elevated CVD risk factors...
  55. ncbi request reprint The effects of life events and interpersonal loss on exercise adherence in older adults
    Sara Wilcox
    Dept of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 12:117-30. 2004
    ..02), but home-based participation rates were unaffected. Life events, particularly interpersonal loss, appear to have a negative impact on exercise in women, and this effect appears greater for class-based than for home-based exercise...
  56. pmc Adoption and implementation of physical activity and dietary counseling by community health center providers and nurses
    Sara Wilcox
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:602-12. 2010
    ..Few studies report on adoption and implementation in routine practice. This study reports training, adoption, and implementation of an intervention to promote physical activity (PA) and dietary counseling in community health centers...
  57. doi request reprint An overview and proposed framework of social-environmental influences on the physical-activity behavior of women
    JoEllen Vrazel
    Department of Exercise Science, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University, 817 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Health Promot 23:2-12. 2008
    ..The primary purposes of this review were to identify key social-environmental influences on the physical-activity behavior of women and to propose an organizing framework of these influences in the social environment...
  58. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of physical activity and personal barriers and enablers in African-American women
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:353-62. 2002
    ..To examine perceptions of physical activity and physical activity barriers and enablers in African-American women...
  59. pmc Tolerance of chronic 90-minute time-in-bed restriction in older long sleepers
    Shawn D Youngstedt
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Sleep 32:1467-79. 2009
    ..To examine the influence of chronic time-in-bed (TIB) restriction on selected health-related outcome variables in older long sleepers...
  60. pmc Electronic feedback in a diet- and physical activity-based lifestyle intervention for weight loss: a randomized controlled trial
    Sara L Shuger
    Salem College, 601 S Church St, Winston Salem, NC 27101, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:41. 2011
    ..The real-time feedback of the SWA can improve individual self-monitoring and, therefore, enhance weight loss outcomes...
  61. pmc Process evaluation methods, implementation fidelity results and relationship to physical activity and healthy eating in the Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) study
    Ruth P Saunders
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, United States Electronic address
    Eval Program Plann 43:93-102. 2014
    ....
  62. pmc Cardiometabolic results from an armband-based weight loss trial
    John C Sieverdes
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 4:187-94. 2011
    ..A primary purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of real-time self-monitoring of energy balance (using the SenseWear(™) Armband, BodyMedia, Inc Pittsburgh, PA) on these health factors...
  63. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial mediators of two community-based physical activity programs
    Katie Becofsky
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA
    Ann Behav Med 48:125-9. 2014
    ..Previous findings are inconclusive regarding the mediators of physical activity behavior change...
  64. ncbi request reprint The healthy aging research network: resources for building capacity for public health and aging practice
    Sara Wilcox
    Department of Exercise Science and Prevention Research Center, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, PHRC 1st Floor, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Health Promot 28:2-6. 2013
    ..Our work aims to bridge the research-to-practice gap to meet the demands of an aging population...
  65. pmc Depressive symptoms are associated with dietary intake but not physical activity among overweight and obese women from disadvantaged neighborhoods
    Kara M Whitaker
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    Nutr Res 34:294-301. 2014
    ..Future studies should explore the mechanisms linking the identified associations between depressive symptoms and dietary intake, such as the role of emotional eating. ..
  66. doi request reprint Predictors of change in fruit and vegetable consumption in a faith-based intervention with African American adults
    Margaret D Condrasky
    Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences, 216 Poole Agricultural Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 20634, USA
    Fam Community Health 36:236-47. 2013
    ....
  67. doi request reprint Predictors of physical activity 6 months postintervention in the active for life initiative
    Meghan Baruth
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    J Phys Act Health 11:256-65. 2014
    ..The findings from this study suggest that predicting PA behavior after cessation of PA interventions may not be straightforward, and predictor variables may operate differently in different intervention approaches. ..
  68. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing health-related quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation patients
    Meredith Jamieson
    Department of Exercise Science, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 17:124-31, 154. 2002
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Effects of moderate-intensity exercise on physiological, behavioral, and emotional responses to family caregiving: a randomized controlled trial
    Abby C King
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, Center for Research on Women s Health, Reproductive Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94304 1583, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M26-36. 2002
    ..The study objective was to determine the health and quality-of-life effects of moderate-intensity exercise among older women family caregivers...
  70. ncbi request reprint In their own voices: definitions and interpretations of physical activity
    Catrine Tudor-Locke
    Department of Exercise and Wellness, Arizona State University, Mesa, Arizona 85212, USA
    Womens Health Issues 13:194-9. 2003
    ..g., "moderate", "vigorous"). Researchers must acknowledge and understand inconsistencies that arise and how these might influence design of, and responses to, self-report assessment of physical activity...
  71. 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...
  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. ncbi request reprint Recreational physical activity and the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative Cohort Study
    Anne McTiernan
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    JAMA 290:1331-6. 2003
    ..Women who are physically active have a decreased risk for breast cancer, but the types, amounts, and timing of activity needed are unknown...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. ncbi request reprint An exercise program for women who are caring for relatives with dementia
    Cynthia M Castro
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Palo Alto, CA 94304 1583, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:458-68. 2002
    ..This study describes factors related to retention and adherence to an exercise program for women caregivers...
  78. 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with physical activity among African-American men and women
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Community Health Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:340-6. 2006
    ..Although correlates of PA have been studied in many populations, little is known about the influences on physical activity for African Americans, particularly African-American men...
  80. ncbi request reprint Understanding physical activity participation in members of an African American church: a qualitative study
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, Community Health Institute, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Health Educ Res 22:815-26. 2007
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with exercise participation in adults with arthritis
    Cheryl Der Ananian
    Center for Research on Health and Aging, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 60608, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 16:125-43. 2008
    ..The results suggest the need to target exercise self-efficacy when designing exercise interventions. Results also suggest the need to tailor exercise programs to individuals' physical limitations...
  82. doi request reprint Exploring physical activity preferences
    Abby C King
    Ann Behav Med 35:123-4. 2008
  83. ncbi request reprint Self-regulation and physical activity: the relationship in older adults
    Michelle Renee Umstattd
    Department of Health Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0311, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:115-24. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between self-regulation and physical activity (PA) in older adults...
  84. pmc Using the RE-AIM framework to evaluate a physical activity intervention in churches
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, 1A Natatorium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A87. 2007
    ..It is based on a community-participation model designed to disseminate interventions through trained volunteer health directors...
  85. ncbi request reprint Perceived individual, social, and environmental factors for physical activity and walking
    Michelle L Granner
    School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
    J Phys Act Health 4:278-93. 2007
    ..Few studies have explored associations of individual, social, and environmental factors with physical activity and walking behavior...
  86. pmc Physical activity influences in a disadvantaged African American community and the communities' proposed solutions
    Sarah F Griffin
    Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Heath, Education, and Human Development, Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, USA
    Health Promot Pract 9:180-90. 2008
    ..Findings suggest that safety issues are an important factor for residents living in disadvantaged conditions and that the residents know how they want to make their neighborhoods healthier...
  87. ncbi request reprint Working across faith and science to improve the health of African Americans
    Marilyn A Laken
    College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:S23-6. 2007
    ..Culture clashes present opportunities to strengthen partnerships and new activities to achieve mutual goals...
  88. ncbi request reprint The exercise experience in adults with arthritis: a qualitative approach
    Cheryl A Der Ananian
    Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1747 Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:731-44. 2006
    ..To examine perceptions of exercise prior to arthritis, the ways in which arthritis affects exercise behavior, and current exercise behaviors in people with arthritis...
  89. ncbi request reprint Correlates of self-regulation for physical activity among older adults
    Michelle Renee Umstattd
    Department of Health Science, University of Alabama, 108 East Annex, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:710-9. 2006
    ..To examine correlates of self-regulation (personal regulation of goal-directed behavior or performance) for physical activity (PA) in older adults...
  90. ncbi request reprint Beliefs of low-income and rural older women regarding physical activity: you have to want to make your life better
    Cheryl J Dye
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 1705, USA
    Women Health 43:115-34. 2006
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a 12-week home-based walking intervention for breast cancer survivors
    Charles E Matthews
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Support Care Cancer 15:203-11. 2007
    ..To evaluate a 12-week home-based walking intervention among breast cancer survivors and to quantify changes in physical activity (PA) behaviors, body weight, and body composition in response to the intervention...
  92. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, public health, and aging: critical issues and research priorities
    Thomas Prohaska
    School of Public Health, University of Illinois, 1747 West Roosevelt Road, Room 558 M C275, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S267-73. 2006
  93. 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...
  94. pmc Factors that influence exercise among adults with arthritis in three activity levels
    Cheryl Der Ananian
    Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, M C 275, 1747 W Roosevelt Rd, Room 558, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A81. 2006
    ....

Research Grants7

  1. Partnership to Promote Physical Activity/Healthy Eating
    Sara Wilcox; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The inclusion of PA, use of a CBPR approach, engagement of church decision makers, and focus on the church's social, cultural, and policy influences make this project innovative. ..
  2. A Partnership to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in AME Churches
    Sara Wilcox; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The inclusion of PA, use of a CBPR approach, engagement of church decision makers, and focus on the church's social, cultural, and policy influences make this project innovative. ..
  3. A Partnership to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in AME Churches
    Sara Wilcox; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The inclusion of PA, use of a CBPR approach, engagement of church decision makers, and focus on the church's social, cultural, and policy influences make this project innovative. ..
  4. A Partnership to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in AME Churches
    Sara Wilcox; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The inclusion of PA, use of a CBPR approach, engagement of church decision makers, and focus on the church's social, cultural, and policy influences make this project innovative. ..
  5. A Partnership to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in AME Churches
    Sara Wilcox; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The inclusion of PA, use of a CBPR approach, engagement of church decision makers, and focus on the church's ..