recreation

Summary

Summary: Activity engaged in for pleasure.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Measuring the built environment for physical activity: state of the science
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:S99-123.e12. 2009
  2. pmc In search of causality: a systematic review of the relationship between the built environment and physical activity among adults
    Gavin R McCormack
    Population Health Intervention Research Centre, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:125. 2011
  3. pmc Contribution of public parks to physical activity
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:509-14. 2007
  4. ncbi Neighborhood walkability and the walking behavior of Australian adults
    Neville Owen
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 33:387-95. 2007
  5. pmc Association of park size, distance, and features with physical activity in neighborhood parks
    Andrew T Kaczynski
    Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1451-6. 2008
  6. ncbi Physical activity for recreation or exercise on neighbourhood streets: associations with perceived environmental attributes
    Takemi Sugiyama
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, Level 3, Public Health Building, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
    Health Place 15:1058-63. 2009
  7. ncbi Development of a reliable measure of walking within and outside the local neighborhood: RESIDE's Neighborhood Physical Activity Questionnaire
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western 6009, Australia
    Prev Med 42:455-9. 2006
  8. ncbi Parks and recreation settings and active living: a review of associations with physical activity function and intensity
    Andrew T Kaczynski
    Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Phys Act Health 5:619-32. 2008
  9. pmc Perceived neighborhood environment and walking for specific purposes among elderly Japanese
    Shigeru Inoue
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    J Epidemiol 21:481-90. 2011
  10. ncbi Television viewing and low participation in vigorous recreation are independently associated with obesity and markers of cardiovascular disease risk: EPIC-Norfolk population-based study
    R W Jakes
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:1089-96. 2003

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Publications330 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Measuring the built environment for physical activity: state of the science
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:S99-123.e12. 2009
    ..In particular, further research is needed to improve the technical quality of measures, understand the relevance to various population groups, and understand the utility of measures for science and public health...
  2. pmc In search of causality: a systematic review of the relationship between the built environment and physical activity among adults
    Gavin R McCormack
    Population Health Intervention Research Centre, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:125. 2011
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  3. pmc Contribution of public parks to physical activity
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:509-14. 2007
    ..Parks provide places for people to experience nature, engage in physical activity, and relax. We studied how residents in low-income, minority communities use public, urban neighborhood parks and how parks contribute to physical activity...
  4. ncbi Neighborhood walkability and the walking behavior of Australian adults
    Neville Owen
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 33:387-95. 2007
    ..Associations of neighborhood physical environments with adults' walking for transport and walking for recreation must be better understood.
  5. pmc Association of park size, distance, and features with physical activity in neighborhood parks
    Andrew T Kaczynski
    Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1451-6. 2008
    ..We studied whether park size, number of features in the park, and distance to a park from participants' homes were related to a park being used for physical activity...
  6. ncbi Physical activity for recreation or exercise on neighbourhood streets: associations with perceived environmental attributes
    Takemi Sugiyama
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, Level 3, Public Health Building, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
    Health Place 15:1058-63. 2009
    ..However, mixed findings have been reported on environment correlates of physical activity for recreation. Using a sample of Australian adults (n=2194), we examined perceived environmental attributes associated with ..
  7. ncbi Development of a reliable measure of walking within and outside the local neighborhood: RESIDE's Neighborhood Physical Activity Questionnaire
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western 6009, Australia
    Prev Med 42:455-9. 2006
    ..The RESIDential Environment project (RESIDE) is a longitudinal study evaluating the impact of a new residential design code on walking...
  8. ncbi Parks and recreation settings and active living: a review of associations with physical activity function and intensity
    Andrew T Kaczynski
    Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Phys Act Health 5:619-32. 2008
    The purpose of this study was to review reported associations between parks and recreation settings (PRSs) as features of the built environment and various functions and intensities of physical activity (PA).
  9. pmc Perceived neighborhood environment and walking for specific purposes among elderly Japanese
    Shigeru Inoue
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    J Epidemiol 21:481-90. 2011
    ..However, evidence among elderly adults is limited. This study examined the association between perceived neighborhood environment and walking for specific purposes among Japanese elderly adults...
  10. ncbi Television viewing and low participation in vigorous recreation are independently associated with obesity and markers of cardiovascular disease risk: EPIC-Norfolk population-based study
    R W Jakes
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:1089-96. 2003
    ..This study describes the associations between sedentary behaviour (television viewing) and participation in vigorous recreational activity with obesity and with biomarkers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk profile...
  11. pmc Availability of recreational resources in minority and low socioeconomic status areas
    Latetia V Moore
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:16-22. 2008
    ..Variations in the location and density of recreational resources were examined by SES and racial composition of neighborhoods...
  12. ncbi Neighbourhood walkability and its particular importance for adults with a preference for passive transport
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
    Health Place 15:496-504. 2009
    ..In a health promotion context, these results are very promising...
  13. ncbi Identification, definition and quantification of goods and services provided by marine biodiversity: implications for the ecosystem approach
    N J Beaumont
    Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
    Mar Pollut Bull 54:253-65. 2007
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  14. pmc Rapidly measured indicators of recreational water quality and swimming-associated illness at marine beaches: a prospective cohort study
    Timothy J Wade
    United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health 9:66. 2010
    ..In this paper, we report on results from three marine beach sites...
  15. pmc Associations of neighborhood characteristics with active park use: an observational study in two cities in the USA and Belgium
    Delfien Van Dyck
    Research Foundation Flanders FWO, Egmontstraat 5, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Health Geogr 12:26. 2013
    ..The main aim of this study was to examine whether the overall number of park visitors and their activity levels depend on study site, neighborhood walkability and neighborhood income...
  16. pmc Presence of pathogens and indicator microbes at a non-point source subtropical recreational marine beach
    Amir M Abdelzaher
    University of Miami, NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Center, Miami, Florida 331491, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:724-32. 2010
    ....
  17. pmc Relationships between sand and water quality at recreational beaches
    Matthew C Phillips
    University of Miami, NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Center, Miami, FL 33149, USA
    Water Res 45:6763-9. 2011
    ..More research should focus on evaluating beach sand quality as a means to predict and regulate marine recreational water quality...
  18. ncbi Television viewing and other screen-based entertainment in relation to multiple socioeconomic status indicators and area deprivation: the Scottish Health Survey 2003
    E Stamatakis
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:734-40. 2009
    ..This study aimed to assess the relationships between SEP, neighbourhood deprivation and an index of sedentary time...
  19. pmc Is active travel associated with greater physical activity? The contribution of commuting and non-commuting active travel to total physical activity in adults
    Shannon Sahlqvist
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit and UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research CEDAR, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Prev Med 55:206-11. 2012
    ..To complement findings that active travel reduces the risk of morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases, an understanding of the mechanisms through which active travel may lead to improved health is required...
  20. ncbi Leptospira and leptospirosis
    Ben Adler
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Structural and Functional Microbial Genomics, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
    Vet Microbiol 140:287-96. 2010
    ..However, the recent development of defined mutagenesis systems for Leptospira heralds the potential for gaining a much improved understanding of pathogenesis in leptospirosis...
  21. ncbi Ecology. Protecting China's biodiversity
    Jianguo Liu
    Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Science 300:1240-1. 2003
  22. ncbi Decline in relative abundance of bottlenose dolphins exposed to long-term disturbance
    Lars Bejder
    Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Conserv Biol 20:1791-8. 2006
    ..The substantial effect of tour vessels on dolphin abundance in a region of low-level tourism calls into question the presumption that dolphin-watching tourism is benign...
  23. ncbi Socioeconomic status differences in recreational physical activity levels and real and perceived access to a supportive physical environment
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Prev Med 35:601-11. 2002
    ..Spatial access to recreational facilities and perceptions of the neighborhood environment and physical activity levels were examined by the socioeconomic status of area of residence (SES)...
  24. ncbi The relative influence of individual, social and physical environment determinants of physical activity
    Billie Giles-Corti
    Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Albany, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 54:1793-812. 2002
    ..Given the popularity of walking in the community, it is recommended that greater emphasis be placed on creating streetscapes that enhance walking for recreation and transport.
  25. pmc Availability of recreational resources and physical activity in adults
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:493-9. 2007
    ..Using data from a large cohort of adults aged 45 to 84 years-old, we investigated whether availability of recreational resources is related to physical activity levels...
  26. ncbi The relationship between access and quality of urban green space with population physical activity
    M Hillsdon
    University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TP, UK
    Public Health 120:1127-32. 2006
    ..This study examined the association between access to quality urban green space and levels of physical activity...
  27. pmc Do U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water quality guidelines for recreational waters prevent gastrointestinal illness? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Timothy J Wade
    Epidemiology and Biomarkers Branch, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1102-9. 2003
    ..Future studies should focus on the ability of new, more rapid and specific microbial methods to predict health effects, and estimating the risks of recreational water exposure among susceptible persons...
  28. ncbi Perceived and observed neighborhood indicators of obesity among urban adults
    T K Boehmer
    Prevention Research Center and Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:968-77. 2007
    ..Using two different measurement methods, this study sought to identify and compare perceived and observed neighborhood indicators of obesity and a high-risk profile of being obese and inactive...
  29. ncbi Environmental characteristics relevant to young people's use of sports facilities: a review
    T Limstrand
    Bodø University College, School of Professional Studies, Bodø, Norway
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 18:275-87. 2008
    ..We also know too little with respect to subgroups' different behavior in various physical settings. Finally, there is a need to confirm/disconfirm less consistent findings...
  30. pmc Monitoring of waterborne pathogens in surface waters in amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the potential health risk associated with exposure to cryptosporidium and giardia in these waters
    F M Schets
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:2069-78. 2008
    ..Low levels of viable waterborne pathogens, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia, pose a possible health risk from occupational, accidental, and recreational exposure to surface waters in Amsterdam...
  31. pmc Health risks of limited-contact water recreation
    Samuel Dorevitch
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health, 2121 W Taylor, M C 922, Chicago, IL 60612 USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:192-7. 2012
    Wastewater-impacted waters that do not support swimming are often used for boating, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, and rowing. Little is known about the health risks of these limited-contact water recreation activities.
  32. ncbi A review of the impacts of nature based recreation on birds
    Rochelle Steven
    School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4222, Australia
    J Environ Manage 92:2287-94. 2011
    Nature based recreation such as wildlife viewing, hiking, running, cycling, canoeing, horse riding and dog walking can have negative environmental effects...
  33. pmc How much observation is enough? Refining the administration of SOPARC
    Deborah A Cohen
    Dept of Health, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:1117-23. 2011
    The Systematic Observation of Play and Recreation in Communities (SOPARC) was designed to estimate the number and characteristics of people using neighborhood parks by assessing them 4 times/day, 7 days/week...
  34. ncbi User demographics and physical activity behaviors on a newly constructed urban rail/trail conversion
    Julian A Reed
    Department of Health and Exercise Science, Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:534-42. 2011
    ..To examine demographic characteristics and physical activity (PA) behaviors of trail users on a newly constructed 2-mile urban rail/trail (ie, abandoned rail line converted to a recreational trail)...
  35. ncbi Water quality parameters associated with prevalence of Legionella in hot spring facility water bodies
    Shih Wei Huang
    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Cheng University, 168 University Road, Minhsiung Township, Chiayi County 62102, Taiwan, ROC
    Water Res 44:4805-11. 2010
    ..As a result, in this study, we investigated the distribution of Legionella at six hot spring recreation areas throughout Taiwan...
  36. ncbi The inter-tidal zone is the pathway of input of enterococci to a subtropical recreational marine beach
    M E Wright
    National Science Foundation, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
    Water Sci Technol 63:542-9. 2011
    ..Such results are significant in identifying the source and transport mechanisms of enterococci, which can subsequently be used as part of a modelling effort aimed at predicting enterococci levels at recreational beaches...
  37. ncbi Destination and route attributes associated with adults' walking: a review
    Takemi Sugiyama
    Behavioural Epidemiology Laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:1275-86. 2012
    ..To this end, evidence relevant to the urban planning and transport sectors is required. This review synthesized findings on destination and route attributes associated with utilitarian and recreational walking...
  38. ncbi Neighborhood social cohesion and youth participation in physical activity in Chicago
    Angie L Cradock
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, United States
    Soc Sci Med 68:427-35. 2009
    ..The present findings suggest that neighborhood social cohesion influences participation in physical activity...
  39. ncbi Measurement of park and recreation environments that support physical activity in low-income communities of color: highlights of challenges and recommendations
    Myron F Floyd
    North Carolina State University, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:S156-60. 2009
    The capacity of public parks and recreation environments to promote physical activity for low-income communities of color is receiving increased attention from researchers and policymakers...
  40. ncbi Neighbourhood access to open spaces and the physical activity of residents: a national study
    Karen Witten
    Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Massey University, PO Box 6137 Wellesley St, Auckland, New Zealand
    Prev Med 47:299-303. 2008
    ..This national study examines the relationship between travel time access to parks and beaches, BMI and physical activity in New Zealand neighbourhoods...
  41. ncbi Quantifying the effects of trampling and habitat edges on forest understory vegetation--a field experiment
    Leena Hamberg
    Finnish Forest Research Institute, P O Box 18, FI 01301 Vantaa, Finland
    J Environ Manage 91:1811-20. 2010
    ..To minimize the effects of trampling, recreational use could be guided to the maintained path network in heavily used areas...
  42. ncbi The influence of urban design on neighbourhood walking following residential relocation: longitudinal results from the RESIDE study
    Billie Giles-Corti
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 77:20-30. 2013
    ..The potential for using policies, incentives and infrastructure levies to enable the early introduction of recreational and transport-related facilities into new housing developments warrants further investigation...
  43. pmc Sports and recreation related injury episodes in the US population, 1997-99
    J M Conn
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Inj Prev 9:117-23. 2003
    To characterize sports and recreation related (SR) injury episodes in the US population...
  44. ncbi The active city? Disparities in provision of urban public recreation resources
    Nicholas Dahmann
    University of Southern California, Department of Geography, 3620 South Vermont Avenue, Kaprielian Hall, Room 464, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Health Place 16:431-45. 2010
    b>Recreation is critical to active living yet few studies have focused on disparities in the provision of recreational programs. We investigate the spatial distribution of public recreational programs in southern California...
  45. pmc An acute case of intoxication with cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in recreational water in Salto Grande Dam, Argentina
    Leda Giannuzzi
    Toxicology Laboratory, Exact Sciences College, National University of La Plata, Argentina
    Mar Drugs 9:2164-75. 2011
    ..Complete recovery took place within 20 days. This is the first study to show an acute intoxication with microcystin-producing cyanobacteria blooms in recreational water...
  46. ncbi Recreational exposure to microcystins during algal blooms in two California lakes
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS f 57, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Toxicon 55:909-21. 2010
    ..Future studies should include collecting nasal swabs to assess upper respiratory tract deposition of toxin-containing aerosols droplets...
  47. ncbi Exploring the material basis for health: characteristics of parks in Montreal neighborhoods with contrasting health outcomes
    Stephanie E Coen
    Department of Geography, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2K6
    Health Place 12:361-71. 2006
    ..Equalizing park quality between areas may be an important step for public health promotion...
  48. ncbi Making the playfields even: evaluating the impact of an environmental intervention on park use and physical activity
    June Tester
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, CA, USA
    Prev Med 48:316-20. 2009
    ..We examined visitation and PA levels in two San Francisco parks in low-income neighborhoods that underwent field renovations, one of which was part of a parks initiative to improve family and youth involvement...
  49. ncbi Perceived and objective environmental measures and physical activity among urban adults
    Christine M Hoehner
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:105-16. 2005
    ..However, few studies have simultaneously assessed perceptions and objectively measured environmental factors and their relative association with transportation or recreational physical activity...
  50. ncbi Association of gastrointestinal illness and recreational water exposure at an inland U.S. beach
    J W Marion
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, 320 W 10th Ave, A 333C Starling Loving Hall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Water Res 44:4796-804. 2010
    ..coli measurement. Lastly, this study focused on an understudied issue, illness risk at inland reservoirs. Our results support the usefulness of E. coli as a health-relevant indicator of water quality for this inland U.S. beach...
  51. ncbi The relationship between organised physical recreation and mental health
    Gillian Street
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 18:236-9. 2007
    The mental health benefit of participation in organised physical recreation is investigated as strategies aimed at enhancing mental health and well-being in the community have the potential to decrease social and economic costs.
  52. pmc Effects of park improvements on park use and physical activity: policy and programming implications
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:475-80. 2009
    Many assume that improving the quality and the perceived safety of facilities in parks and recreation centers is critical to attracting more users and increasing population physical activity...
  53. pmc Healthy places: exploring the evidence
    Howard Frumkin
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1451-6. 2003
    ....
  54. ncbi Association of access to parks and recreational facilities with the physical activity of young children
    James N Roemmich
    Department of Pediatrics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
    Prev Med 43:437-41. 2006
    ..To determine associations of the neighborhood and home television environments with young children's physical activity...
  55. ncbi Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale: validity and development of a short form
    Ester Cerin
    Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1682-91. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the factorial and criterion validity of the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS) and to develop an abbreviated version (NEWS-A)...
  56. ncbi Fecal indicator bacteria are abundant in wet sand at freshwater beaches
    Elizabeth Wheeler Alm
    Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, 157 Brooks Hall, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, USA
    Water Res 37:3978-82. 2003
    ..coli in the 0-5 cm stratum. These preliminary data show that wet freshwater beach sand is a reservoir of fecal indicator bacteria. Enteric pathogens may also be present in beach sand...
  57. pmc Traditional and molecular analyses for fecal indicator bacteria in non-point source subtropical recreational marine waters
    Christopher D Sinigalliano
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
    Water Res 44:3763-72. 2010
    ....
  58. ncbi Destinations that matter: associations with walking for transport
    Ester Cerin
    Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, 111 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Health Place 13:713-24. 2007
    ..Workplace proximity was the most significant contributor to transport-related walking, especially among women. Regular walking to work resulted in the accrual of sufficient physical activity for health benefits...
  59. ncbi A conceptual model of the factors affecting the recreation and leisure participation of children with disabilities
    Gillian King
    Thames Valley Children s Centre, 779 Base Line Road East, London, Ontario, Canada N6C 5Y6
    Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 23:63-90. 2003
    ..model of 11 environmental, family, and child factors that are thought to influence children's participation in recreation and leisure activities...
  60. ncbi Occurrence of adenovirus and other enteric viruses in limited-contact freshwater recreational areas and bathing waters
    A Aslan
    Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 13 Natural Resources, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    J Appl Microbiol 111:1250-61. 2011
    ..study was to characterize enteric virus concentrations and their infectivity in a variety of limited-contact recreation and bathing waters, including Great Lakes beaches, inland lakes, rivers, and an effluent-dominated urban ..
  61. ncbi Park, recreation, fitness, and sport sector recommendations for a more physically active america: a white paper for the United States national physical activity plan
    Andrew J Mowen
    Dept of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:S236-44. 2009
    ..Guidance for this plan involves active participation from a variety of sectors, including the park, recreation, fitness, and sport (PRFS) sector.
  62. ncbi Associations between media use and health in US children
    Shirley A Russ
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Department of Academic Primary Care Pediatrics, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Acad Pediatr 9:300-6. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine associations between TV and computer use, both separately and combined, and health attributes in US children...
  63. ncbi A comparison of Australian families' expenditure on active and screen-based recreation using the ABS Household Expenditure Survey 2003/04
    Robert Aitken
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:238-45. 2008
    This study aimed to investigate how much households with dependent children spend on active recreation (physical activity) compared with screen-based (sedentary) recreation, according to their household socioeconomic and demographic ..
  64. ncbi The effect of visitors' pressure on the spatial variability of sandy soil in an urban parks in Tel Aviv
    Helena Zhevelev
    Laboratory of Geomorphology and Soils, Department of Geography and Environment, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
    Environ Monit Assess 142:35-46. 2008
    ..The data from different intervals of data population of soil properties demonstrated the different sensitivity to visitors' pressure...
  65. pmc Strategies implemented by 20 local tobacco control agencies to promote smoke-free recreation areas, California, 2004-2007
    Travis D Satterlund
    Center for Evaluation and Research, University of California, Davis, 1616 DaVinci Ct, Davis, CA 95618, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A111. 2011
    ..We evaluated strategies used by state-funded local tobacco control programs to enact local smoke-free policies involving outdoor recreational spaces...
  66. ncbi A randomized trial of the Hawaii SunSmart program's impact on outdoor recreation staff
    K Glanz
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 44:973-8. 2001
    ..Prevention programs for children at outdoor recreation sites may influence not only the youth, but the staff, or caregivers, as well...
  67. ncbi Walking for transport versus recreation: a comparison of participants, timing, and locations
    Jamie E L Spinney
    Geography Dept, Saint Mary s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Phys Act Health 9:153-62. 2012
    ..Recreational walking has received considerably more attention than walking for transport, and differences between them remain poorly understood...
  68. ncbi Socioeconomic status and perceptions of access and safety for physical activity
    Dawn K Wilson
    Preventino Research Center, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Ann Behav Med 28:20-8. 2004
    ..Environmental factors may play an important role on influencing physical activity (PA) behaviors...
  69. pmc Effective control of Schistosoma haematobium infection in a Ghanaian community following installation of a water recreation area
    Karen C Kosinski
    Community Health Program, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1709. 2012
    ..Urogenital schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma haematobium was endemic in Adasawase, Ghana in 2007. Transmission was reported to be primarily through recreational water contact...
  70. ncbi Use of recreation activities as positive coping with chronic stress and mental health outcomes associated with unemployment of people with disabilities
    Joshua L Kerr
    Counselor Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    Work 43:279-92. 2012
    This paper provides an outline of the complex relationship among stress, unemployment, mental health, and participation in recreation activities as a possible adaptive coping strategy for people with disabilities.
  71. ncbi Obesity is inversely associated with natural amenities and recreation facilities per capita
    Stephanie B Jilcott Pitts
    Dept of Public Health, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
    J Phys Act Health 10:1032-8. 2013
    Little is known about the associations between natural amenities, recreation facility density, and obesity, at a national level...
  72. ncbi Gender differences in self-report physical activity and park and recreation facility use among Latinos in Wake County, North Carolina
    Jonathan M Casper
    Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Box 8004, 3033B Biltmore Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695 8004, USA
    Ann Behav Med 45:S49-54. 2013
    Lack of physical activity (PA) may be a cause of Latinos' health problems. Latinas may be especially at risk, and public parks and recreation services may be a logical place to address PA deficiencies.
  73. ncbi Viability of parks and recreation centers as sites for youth physical activity promotion
    Jamie S Moody
    Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls TAAG at San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
    Health Promot Pract 5:438-43. 2004
    This descriptive study explored the potential for public parks and recreation centers as intervention sites for promoting physical activity among youth...
  74. ncbi Sport and recreation-related head injuries treated in the emergency department
    K D Kelly
    Department of Rural Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
    Clin J Sport Med 11:77-81. 2001
    ..Head injury (HI) in sport is common and can have serious consequences. This study examines the epidemiology of sport/recreational (SR)-related HI presenting to the emergency department (ED)...
  75. pmc Improving children's nutrition environments: a survey of adoption and implementation of nutrition guidelines in recreational facilities
    Dana Lee Olstad
    Alberta Institute for Human Nutrition, 2 021D Li Ka Shing Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1
    BMC Public Health 11:423. 2011
    ..This study investigated awareness, adoption and implementation of the ANGCY among recreational facilities in Alberta, Canada, one year following their release...
  76. ncbi Head injuries related to sports and recreation activities in school-age children and adolescents: data from a referral centre in Victoria, Australia
    Louise M Crowe
    Department of Behavioural Science, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 22:56-61. 2010
    ..We set out to determine the causes of sport-related HI in school-age children presenting to a large urban ED as a basis for future interventions...
  77. ncbi Persistence of nucleic acid markers of health-relevant organisms in seawater microcosms: implications for their use in assessing risk in recreational waters
    Sarah P Walters
    Stanford University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 473 Via Ortega, M 06, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Water Res 43:4929-39. 2009
    ..These results indicate differential persistence of genetic markers and culturable organisms of public health relevance in an environmental matrix and have important management implications...
  78. ncbi Distribution of economic benefits from ecotourism: a case study of Wolong Nature Reserve For Giant Pandas in China
    Guangming He
    Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Environ Manage 42:1017-25. 2008
    ..We suggest that the unequal distribution of the benefits from ecotourism can be lessened by enhancing local participation, increasing the use of local goods, and encouraging relocation of rural households closer to ecotourism facilities...
  79. ncbi Activity compensation and activity synergy in British 8-13 year olds
    Anna Goodman
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Prev Med 53:293-8. 2011
    ..To examine whether children compensate for participating in physically active behaviors by reducing activity at other times (the 'activitystat' hypothesis); or alternatively become more active at other times (activity synergy)...
  80. ncbi Legionella prevalence in hot spring recreation areas of Taiwan
    Bing Mu Hsu
    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan, ROC
    Water Res 40:3267-73. 2006
    ..Results of this survey confirm the ubiquity of Legionella in Taiwan spring recreation areas. L...
  81. pmc A latent profile analysis of neighborhood recreation environments in relation to adolescent physical activity, sedentary time, and obesity
    Gregory J Norman
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 16:411-9. 2010
    OBJECTIVEV: This study examined whether multivariate profiles of the neighborhood recreation environment were associated with adolescent physical activity, sedentary time, and obesity.
  82. ncbi Relationships among community characteristics and walking and bicycling for transportation or recreation
    Amy I Zlot
    Office of Family Health, Oregon Department of Human Services, 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 825, Portland, OR 97232, USA
    Am J Health Promot 19:314-7. 2005
    Compare walking and bicycling for transportation and recreation with the percentage of the community devoted to parklands.
  83. ncbi Occurrence and levels of indicator bacteriophages in bathing waters throughout Europe
    N Contreras-Coll
    Department de Microbiologia, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Water Res 36:4963-74. 2002
    ..coli. Somatic coliphages and bacteriophages infecting Bact. fragilis are useful to predict the presence of some pathogens with the same origin as present bacterial indicators but with higher survival rates...
  84. ncbi Association of neighborhood design and recreation environment variables with physical activity and body mass index in adolescents
    Morton Kligerman
    San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92103, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:274-7. 2007
    To examine associations of neighborhood walkability and recreation environment variables with physical activity in adolescents.
  85. ncbi Including risk in stated-preference economic valuations: Experiments on choices for marine recreation
    Jeffrey Wielgus
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    J Environ Manage 90:3401-9. 2009
    ..As the general public becomes more aware of the uncertainty of environmental outcomes under global change, omitting information on scenario risk may contribute to hypothetical bias and impair the validity of stated-preference valuations...
  86. ncbi Easy rider wheelchair biking. A nursing-recreation therapy clinical trial for the treatment of depression
    S Fitzsimmons
    Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 27:14-23. 2001
    ..This study examined the use of a prescribed, therapeutic recreation-nursing intervention, wheelchair biking, for treatment of symptoms of depression in older adults in a long-term ..
  87. ncbi Recreational boating traffic: a chronic source of anthropogenic noise in the Wilmington, North Carolina Intracoastal Waterway
    Genevieve Haviland-Howell
    University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 122:151-60. 2007
    ..As a daily part of resident bottlenose dolphins' acoustic environment, recreational boating traffic may represent a chronic source of acoustic harassment...
  88. ncbi Awareness and use of a university recreational trail
    Julian A Reed
    Health and Exercise Science Department, Furman University, Greenville, SC 29613, USA
    J Am Coll Health 54:227-30. 2006
    ..However, of the individuals who used the trail, the majority only used the trail 1 day a week. University programming is needed to increase trail usage among college students...
  89. ncbi Reliability of a brief intercept survey for trail use behaviors
    Philip J Troped
    Dept of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:775-80. 2009
    ..This study assessed test-retest reliability of an interviewer-administered trail survey...
  90. pmc Use of a community trail among new and habitual exercisers: a preliminary assessment
    Paul M Gordon
    West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Department of Human Performance and Exercise Science, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A11. 2004
    ..We evaluated physical activity patterns and trail use among new and habitually active exercisers using onsite trail interviews...
  91. pmc Racial/Ethnic differences in perceived access, environmental barriers to use, and use of community parks
    Susan A Carlson
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K 46, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A49. 2010
    ..Community parks provide places for people to be physically active. Our objective was to determine how access to, barriers to use of, and use of community parks differ by race/ethnicity...
  92. ncbi Water ingestion during water recreation
    Samuel Dorevitch
    University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, 2121 W Taylor, M C 922, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Water Res 45:2020-8. 2011
    Quantitative risk assessments have estimated health risks of water recreation. One input to risk assessment models is the rate of water ingestion...
  93. ncbi Microbial risk assessment for recreational use of the Chicago area waterway system
    G Rijal
    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Environmental Monitoring and Research Division, 6001 West Pershing Road, Cicero, IL 60804, USA
    J Water Health 9:169-86. 2011
    ..at locations upstream and downstream of the effluent outfall during dry and wet weather conditions within the recreation season were included in the risk assessment...
  94. pmc Contributions of the US state park system to nature recreation
    Juha Siikamäki
    Resources for the Future, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:14031-6. 2011
    Nature recreation in the United States concentrates in publicly provided natural areas. They are costly to establish and maintain, but their societal contributions are difficult to measure...
  95. ncbi Sports and recreation activity of patients with femoroacetabular impingement before and after arthroscopic osteoplasty
    Alexander Brunner
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Lucerne, Wolhusen, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 37:917-22. 2009
    ..Hip arthroscopy represents a new and minimally invasive method of treating patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). However, participation in popular sports after this procedure has not yet been analyzed...
  96. pmc Incidence of sports and recreation related injuries resulting in hospitalization in Wisconsin in 2000
    R L Dempsey
    Injury Research Center, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Inj Prev 11:91-6. 2005
    To describe the incidence and patterns of sports and recreation related injuries resulting in inpatient hospitalization in Wisconsin...
  97. ncbi Therapeutic recreation interventions for need-driven dementia-compromised behaviors in community-dwelling elders
    Suzanne Fitzsimmons
    College of Health Professions, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 17:367-81. 2002
    ..Specific information is included on the time of day each behavior occurred and the most effective interventions, as well as implications for service delivery...
  98. ncbi Food choices in recreation facilities: operators' and patrons' perspectives
    Heather M Thomas
    Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Team, Middlesex London Health Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Can J Diet Pract Res 71:180-5. 2010
    b>Recreation facilities (RFs) provide physical activity environments; however, unhealthy food choices are abundant there...
  99. pmc Feasibility of a 6-month exercise and recreation program to improve executive functioning and memory in individuals with chronic stroke
    Debbie Rand
    University of British Columbia and Rehab Research Lab, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver, Canada
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 24:722-9. 2010
    ..Physical activity is beneficial for improving cognitive function in healthy older adults. However, research results on the benefits of physical activity on cognitive performance after stroke are limited...
  100. ncbi Preliminary amphibian health survey in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
    Gavin W Glenney
    U S Fish and Wildlife Service, Fish Health Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Lamar, Pennsylvania 16848, USA
    J Aquat Anim Health 22:102-14. 2010
    ..gray tree frogs Hyla versicolor (7), were sampled at seven different sites in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DGNRA), Pennsylvania, from June 14 to July 19, 2007...

Research Grants63

  1. Cardiovascular Health: Effects of the Social and Physical Environment
    Shakira Franco Suglia; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..e., access to food stores, proximity to parks and recreation) experienced in adolescence plays a role in the development of metabolic and cardiovascular risk profiles in ..
  2. A new experimental model of knee joint trauma
    TAMMY L HAUTDONAHUE; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Musculoskeletal injuries and joint disorders due to sports, recreation and exercise (SRE) have reached epidemic proportions as our society attempts to develop a healthier lifestyle...
  3. FASEB SRC on SMOOTH MUSCLE
    LIGIA G TORO DE STEFANI; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..sessions, and afternoons dedicated for posters, "Meet the Expert" roundtables, informal discussions, and group recreation. The agenda includes sessions assembled with strong science and with many addressing translational efforts to ..
  4. Growing Right Onto Wellness (GROW): Changing Early Childhood BMI Trajectories
    Shari Barkin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Building on the success of an existing partnership between Vanderbilt Pediatrics and Metro Parks and Recreation in Nashville, TN, we will conduct and evaluate an intervention intended to prevent obesity in preschoolers in an ..
  5. Coaching Parents to Manage Youth Stress through Recreation and Culture
    Howard C Stevenson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..socialization (REC) as a strategy to bridge the gap between stress reactions during classroom/recreation activities and the development of social skills that may promote student competence...
  6. Ecological Analysis of Activity, Eating, &Weight in Adolescents
    James F Sallis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Pedestrian infrastructure, public recreation space, and nutrition environment quality indices will be created through psychometrically sound direct ..
  7. UMB/DFHCC Comprehensive Cancer Partnership Program
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..electronic diet and PA monitoring and feedback system (eSolutions) to be implemented in an urban community recreation center. Study procedures will occur in two phases...
  8. Effect of Prosthetic Foot-Ankle Stiffness on Amputee Function
    GLENN KLUTE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..We believe that the knowledge disseminated from this research will lead to a substantial improvement of the health, independence, employment, recreation, and quality of life of Veteran lower limb amputees.
  9. Computer Modeling of Surgical Outcomes for Nasal Airway Obstruction
    John S Rhee; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..NAO has been shown to impact mood, energy, recreation, sleep and overall quality of life...
  10. The influence of the built environment on outcomes after breast cancer
    Theresa H M Keegan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..built environment" characteristics such as the number of walkable destinations and the availability of recreation facilities and supermarkets...
  11. Impact of a CBPR School Program on Obesity-Related Outcomes in Underserved Youth
    MICHAEL LEE PRELIP; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The curriculum intervention entails the combination of SPARK Active Recreation and LAUSD PE Standards curricula and will be delivered once a month over 11 months of each of the two ..
  12. Walkability's Impact on Senior Health
    Allen Glicksman; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..neighborhood level (which affects access to health services, fresh fruits and vegetables, public transportation, recreation and cultural venues, community centers, etc) and 4) establish an innovative way of commencing a community-based ..
  13. The In Vivo Biomechanics of Lateral Ankle Ligament Injury and Reconstruction
    Louis E DeFrate; Fiscal Year: 2010
    Sprains of the lateral ligaments of the ankle are one of the most common injuries in sports and recreation. Although many patients with lateral ankle sprains have good clinical outcomes, long term follow-up studies have reported that ..
  14. Real-time monitoring of knee forces and kinematics in vivo
    DARRYL DAVID D apos LIMA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of total knee arthroplasty, and support evidence-based patient education on safe postoperative rehabilitation, recreation, and exercise...
  15. Environmental Changes and Health Outcomes across 25 Years: Four US Cities
    Penny Gordon-Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g., restaurants, food shopping);2) recreation facilities (e.g., trails, parks);and 3) transportation infrastructure (e.g...
  16. Effects of the Built Environment, Crime &Food Prices on BMI, Activity &Eating
    Natalie Colabianchi; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..food availability, food prices, commercially and publicly available physical activity resources, city-sponsored recreation centers, connectivity of streets, land use, residential density, crime statistics and census data...
  17. Norms and Built Environment: Use of Shade in U.S. and Australian City Parks
    David B Buller; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..habits) that motivates its use. A multi-national research team will explore the use of built shade in passive recreation areas (PRAs;areas for sitting/ standing while socializing, preparing/eating a meal, watching or coaching sports, ..
  18. A Translational Approach to Heterogeneity of Pain in Pediatric Sickle Cell Anemia
    ALYSSA MARIE SCHLENZ; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..health care contacts, frequent school absences, academic attainment problems, reduced opportunity for physical recreation and social interactions, and higher levels of depression and anxiety...
  19. Sensory-Targeted Ankle Rehabilitation Strategies (STARS)
    Erik A Wikstrom; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Injury associated with sport and recreation is a leading reason for physical activity cessation, which is linked with significant long-term negative sequelae...
  20. Use of Gene Therapy: A Tool to Study Reproductive Function
    Ursula B Kaiser; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..One of the unique features of our viral transgene that is essential for the recreation of reproductive integrity is the use of the GnRH gene with its own cognate promoter...
  21. Microbial community profiling of sewage contamination in the Great Lakes
    Sandra L McLellan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The five Laurentian Great Lakes have over 1000 recreation beaches and serve as a drinking water source to 40 million people...
  22. TWINStudy of Environment, Lifestyle Behaviors, and Health
    Glen E Duncan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..episodes occur in the home built environment versus in distal built environments, including work, transit, and recreation-related settings, we will be able to determine whether proximity to features of the home built environment are ..
  23. An Ecological Approach to Addressing Childhood Obesity Issues in Imperial County
    Guadalupe X Ayala; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..community health centers, childcare centers, elementary schools, and the community (restaurants and parks &recreation departments)...
  24. Comprehensive Sun Protection in Recreation: An Advanced Go Sun Smart Program
    PETER ALEX ANDERSEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..by testing advanced Transportation Theory-based messages to create sun safety vacation narratives for outdoor recreation. Many Americans routinely receive extreme doses of unprotected sun exposure and often intentionally seek a sun ..
  25. Safe &Effective Yoga Prescription for Older Adults: Biomechanical Considerations
    George J Salem; Fiscal Year: 2011
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The U.S. Department of Health &Human Services and the National Recreation &Park Association both recommend Yoga as a form of total-solution exercise for older adults, capable of providing ..
  26. Healthy Children, Strong Families and Supportive Communities Intervention
    Alexandra K Adams; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Aim 2, Supportive Communities, utilizes community advisory boards to design and prioritize assessments of food, recreation, economic, legal, and other systems in their communities...
  27. Integrated Primary Prevention &Chemotherapy: Urogenital Schistosomiasis Control
    DAVID MUELLER GUTE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will determine the effect of installing wells and water recreation areas, combined with education and chemotherapy, on the rate of schistosome infection in 8 rural Ghanaian towns ..
  28. Interactive Training for Sports Concussion Prevention and Management
    ANN E GLANG; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Each year many children sustain sports and recreation-related concussions...
  29. Sustainability of the Go Sun Smart Program in a Recreation Industry
    Barbara Walkosz; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Sustainability of prevention programs is a major concern for public health because sustained intervention is essential to achieve long-term improvements in health. ..
  30. Environmental and Curriculum Change on Children's Obesity Relate behavior
    Claudio R Nigg; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and curriculum intervention consists of three components: (1) extensive playground renovations, (2) SPARK Active Recreation implemented on the playground during recess, and (3) and an energy balance curriculum implemented during ..
  31. Multispecies competition, indirect effects, and invasion in mosquito communities
    STEVEN JULIANO; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and because these containers often occur in close proximity to the places people live, work, and take recreation. This project investigates the effects that these mosquitoes have on one another, how those effects may ..
  32. Preventing exposure to ticks and tick-borne illness in outdoor workers
    STEVEN RICHARD MESHNICK; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Outdoor workers in the Division of Forestry and the Division of Parks and Recreation will be randomly assigned to two groups...
  33. IPEN Adolescent: International Study of Built Environments and Physical Activity
    James F Sallis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..derived measures of walkability (community designs that support walking to destinations), playability (access to recreation facilities), and pedestrian accessibility (sidewalks, transit, barriers to walking) will be analyzed separately ..
  34. 6 Year Study of Seniors Neighborhood Environments, Physical Activity &Function
    James F Sallis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..streetscape details such as sidewalk quality, safety of street crossings), and access to senior-relevant recreation facilities (GIS and reported)...
  35. WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS ADMINISTRATIVE DATA REPOSITORY
    Victoria J Fraser; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..the programming code library will create an economy of scale through modification of existing code, rather than recreation of new code by individual investigators, thus allowing future investigators to more efficiently use their funds ..
  36. Dan River Region POPS: Partnerning for Obesity Planning and Sustainability
    Jamie Zoellner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the POPS-CAB includes Danville Pittsylvania Health District, Children's Healthcare Center, Danville Parks Recreation &Tourism, and Boys &Girls Club, along with an interdisciplinary team of academic investigators...
  37. Evolutionary Insights Into Enzyme Mechanisms
    Romas J Kazlauskas; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..To identify these residues, we propose to recreate ancestral enzymes. This recreation reduces complexity because it focuses on those few mutations directly associated with historical functional ..
  38. Assessing and Addressing Exposures to Soil Contaminants Related to Urban Gardenin
    Murray B McBride; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..associated with food transport and large-scale production, gardens provide urban green space, opportunities for recreation and community building activities, and diverse benefits for public health...
  39. DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN PATIENT AND PUBLIC UTILITY RATINGS
    Peter Ubel; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..e. recreation, work etc.) and the effect of the condition on those domains (de-focusing)...
  40. To reveal an etiological factor of functional ankle instability
    Wen Liu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Abstract Lateral ankle inversion sprains occur frequently in sports and recreation activities...
  41. Can CHW/PS Promote Lifestyle and Environment Changes to Reduce CVD Risk in Texas
    Maria O Duarte-Gardea; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..the Lower Valley and after-school programs available at both the YWCA and through the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department...
  42. Examining the relationship of cognitive impairment and driving following concussi
    MARIA TERESA SCHULTHEIS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..ranging from 300,000 sports related concussions annually (a CDC earlier estimate) to over 2 million sports and recreation related concussions annually (revised current CDC estimate)...
  43. Do Departments of Parks and Recreation Foster or Alleviate Health Disparities?
    Deborah A Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..by changes in park-based physical activity, and 3) To make recommendations to the Departments of Parks and Recreation in each city that will support greater use of park facilities among populations who may experience health ..
  44. A Qualitative Study of Nonmedical Prescription Stimulant Use
    SHEIGLA BRIGHID MURPHY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..population of non students who use nonmedical prescription stimulants as performance enhancers for work or recreation. What we do not know is how older adults use prescription stimulants nonmedically...
  45. A translation study of the Academia da Cidade program (ACP): an evidence-based, p
    SIMON JOSEPH MARSHALL; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Classes will be taught in urban recreation centers and parks by promotores who are trained as nationally-certified Group Fitness Instructors (GFI) as part ..
  46. Illinois Early Childhood Activity Program (I-CAP): Assessing Physical Activity f
    Marian L Fitzgibbon; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..community health, family health, neuroscience, child development, child care, health disparities, parks and recreation, and public health...
  47. Adolescent Health and Development in Context
    Christopher R Browning; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g., churches, recreation centers, businesses, and "hang out" locations)...
  48. WayFinder: Cognitive Aid for Independent Transportation
    Daniel Davies; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and independent mobility, improved access to health related services including medical, therapeutic, wellness, recreation, nutrition, work opportunities and other resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities...
  49. Active Bodies: Women's Physical Education in 20th-Century America
    MARTHA VERBRUGGE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Gym teachers grounded their lessons about fitness and recreation in biomechanical knowledge, but also coded physical activities by gender, race, sexuality, and class...
  50. FASEB SUMMER CONFERENCE ON MICRONUTRIENT--TRACE ELEMENTS
    Mark Failla; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..presentations in the morning and evening; afternoons are devoted to informal discussions, viewing posters and recreation. Slide presentations will be delivered primarily by recognized authorities, although several rapidly developing ..
  51. SUN SAFETY FOR HIGH ALTITUDE SKI AREA STAFF AND GUESTS
    David Buller; Fiscal Year: 2002
    DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from Investigator's Abstract) Sun safety is a priority for adults at work and recreation for the prevention of skin cancer and of ocular damage...
  52. Predicting Pediatric Risk of Death After Hospitalization
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..a larger replication study using data from other contexts, in order to validate techniques that would enable the recreation of this prognostication algorithm in the context of local and evolving systems of pediatric health care services...
  53. Increasing youth physical activity: neighborhood environmen influences
    JAMES ROEMMICH; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We have found in 3 data sets of youth ranging in age from 4 to 16 years that the proportion of park and recreation area to residential area within [unreadable]2 mile of the child's home parcel (park and recreation index) ..
  54. TRIAL OF ACTIVITY FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS (TAAG)
    Timothy Lohman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..vanguard middle schools with a large minority population and a diverse group of agencies (Tucson City Parks and Recreation, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, PLAY, Amphitheater Extension program) have agreed to participate...
  55. Obesity and the Environment: The Transition to Adulthood
    Penny Gordon Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., public and public gyms, recreation facilities, crime rates) that explain the differential distribution of physical activity and overweight patterns ..
  56. Physical Environment Dynamics, Inequality and Obesity
    Barry Popkin; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..g., college, employment, military service). We will develop measures of access to recreation facilities (e.g...
  57. ISSUES IN ANIMAL HEALTH AND VETERINARY MEDICINE
    Mary Poos; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..of the issues confronting professionals involved with the care and use of animals in food production, recreation, and biomedical research...
  58. Developing a Low-Cost Miniature Personal Noise Dosimeter
    HAROLD CHEYNE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This dosimeter will fill the need of those consumers whose work-related or recreation-related activities expose her or him to sounds that might cause hearing loss...
  59. CHILDREN'S MULTIMEDIA NUTRITION SIMULATION SOFTWARE
    Michael Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Points of use are the recreation and school software markets...
  60. SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS
    Jennifer Wells; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..special education services and classes, public and private health organizations and clinics, non-profit and private crisis programs, recreation centers, public libraries, and state, county, and city health departments).
  61. Best Practices in Adolescent HIV VCT
    Beatrice Krauss; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..For most organizations serving at-risk youth--school, vocational, GED, substance use, and recreation programs--the prevention of HIV is not their primary or even secondary service goal...
  62. Rapid Serodiagnostic Test for Leptospirosis
    Konstantin Lyashchenko; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..infectious disease in the US, where it has caused extensive outbreaks associated with flooding and fresh water recreation. In less developed countries, leptospirosis is a major public health problem as the cause of substantial ..
  63. Health Effects of Occupational Exposures in PGDP Workers
    DAVID TOLLERUD; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The plant is located in a rural area, adjacent to protected conservation, wildlife and recreation areas...