Debbe Thompson

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc In pursuit of change: youth response to intensive goal setting embedded in a serious video game
    Debbe Thompson
    U S Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 1:907-17. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Covariability in diet and physical activity in African-American girls
    Deborah Thompson
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Obes Res 12:46S-54S. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Formative assessment in the development of an obesity prevention component for the expanded food and nutrition education program in Texas
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Fam Community Health 34:61-71. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Boy Scout 5-a-Day Badge: outcome results of a troop and Internet intervention
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Houston, TX, USA
    Prev Med 49:518-26. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Food, Fun and Fitness Internet program for girls: influencing log-on rate
    Debbe Thompson
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:228-37. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Food, fun, and fitness internet program for girls: pilot evaluation of an e-Health youth obesity prevention program examining predictors of obesity
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Houston, TX, USA
    Prev Med 47:494-7. 2008
  7. pmc Conceptual model for the design of a serious video game promoting self-management among youth with type 1 diabetes
    Debbe Thompson
    US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 4:744-9. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Children's accuracy of portion size estimation using digital food images: effects of interface design and size of image on computer screen
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:418-25. 2011
  9. pmc Psychometric assessment of scales for a Model of Goal Directed Vegetable Parenting Practices (MGDVPP)
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 1100 Bates Street, Houston 77030 2600 TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:110. 2013
  10. pmc Comparison of a Web-based versus traditional diet recall among children
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Houston TX, 77030 2600, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:527-32. 2012

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. pmc In pursuit of change: youth response to intensive goal setting embedded in a serious video game
    Debbe Thompson
    U S Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 1:907-17. 2007
    ..This article reports alpha-testing results of early versions of theory-informed goal setting and reviews components of two diabetes and obesity prevention video games for preadolescents...
  2. ncbi request reprint Covariability in diet and physical activity in African-American girls
    Deborah Thompson
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Obes Res 12:46S-54S. 2004
    ..Our goal was to examine 12-week covariability in diet and physical activity changes among 8- to 10-year-old African-American girls and if these changes predicted percent change in BMI...
  3. doi request reprint Formative assessment in the development of an obesity prevention component for the expanded food and nutrition education program in Texas
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Fam Community Health 34:61-71. 2011
    ..Formative work prior to intervention development should be conducted to identify key issues regarding a particular topic and to evaluate potential educational approaches...
  4. doi request reprint Boy Scout 5-a-Day Badge: outcome results of a troop and Internet intervention
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Houston, TX, USA
    Prev Med 49:518-26. 2009
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  5. ncbi request reprint Food, Fun and Fitness Internet program for girls: influencing log-on rate
    Debbe Thompson
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:228-37. 2008
    ..Identifying the reason that this occurred may provide insight into how to further enhance log-on rate. Recruitment method may influence log-on rate...
  6. doi request reprint Food, fun, and fitness internet program for girls: pilot evaluation of an e-Health youth obesity prevention program examining predictors of obesity
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Houston, TX, USA
    Prev Med 47:494-7. 2008
    ..This pilot study tested whether an Internet-based intervention could achieve change in fruit, juice, and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and self-efficacy in youth at-risk of obesity...
  7. pmc Conceptual model for the design of a serious video game promoting self-management among youth with type 1 diabetes
    Debbe Thompson
    US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 4:744-9. 2010
    ..This article presents a conceptual model of how this may be achieved. It concludes by identifying research needed to refine our knowledge regarding how to develop effective serious video games for health...
  8. doi request reprint Children's accuracy of portion size estimation using digital food images: effects of interface design and size of image on computer screen
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:418-25. 2011
    ..To test the effect of image size and presence of size cues on the accuracy of portion size estimation by children...
  9. pmc Psychometric assessment of scales for a Model of Goal Directed Vegetable Parenting Practices (MGDVPP)
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 1100 Bates Street, Houston 77030 2600 TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:110. 2013
    ..Scales to measure effective and ineffective vegetable parenting practices have previously been validated. This manuscript presents the psychometric characteristics and factor structures of new scales to measure the constructs in MGDVPP...
  10. pmc Comparison of a Web-based versus traditional diet recall among children
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Houston TX, 77030 2600, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:527-32. 2012
    ..Eight- and 9-year-olds had substantial difficulties and often required aid in completing ASA24. Findings from this study suggest that a simpler version of an Internet-based diet recall program would be easier for children to use...
  11. pmc Video game play, child diet, and physical activity behavior change a randomized clinical trial
    Tom Baranowski
    U S Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:33-8. 2011
    ..Video games designed to promote behavior change are a promising venue to enable children to learn healthier behaviors...
  12. doi request reprint Evaluation of a web-based program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for adolescents: teen choice: food and fitness
    Karen Weber Cullen
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Health Educ Res 28:704-14. 2013
    ..Future research should identify effective methods for disseminating this website to wider audiences. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Physical activity problem-solving inventory for adolescents: development and initial validation
    Debbe Thompson
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 25:448-67. 2013
    ..PAPSIA is a promising measure for assessing youth physical activity problem-solving ability. Future research will assess its validity with objectively measured physical activity. ..
  14. pmc Behavioral science in video games for children's diet and physical activity change: key research needs
    Tom Baranowski
    United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 5:229-33. 2011
    ..Such research will permit the optimal design of serious video games for diabetes and obesity prevention in the future...
  15. doi request reprint Creating healthful home food environments: results of a study with participants in the expanded food and nutrition education program
    Karen Weber Cullen
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 41:380-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate a modified curriculum for the 6-session Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) promoting healthful home food environments and parenting skills related to obesity prevention...
  16. ncbi request reprint Innovative application of a multidimensional item response model in assessing the influence of social desirability on the pseudo-relationship between self-efficacy and behavior
    Kathy Watson
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:i85-97. 2006
    ..However, as shown in the observed sample, more research is needed to understand the influence of SocD on the relationship between self-efficacy and behaviors for different populations and for different degrees of SocD response bias...
  17. pmc An educational video game for nutrition of young people: Theory and design
    Tracey Ledoux
    University of Houston, TX, USA
    Simul Gaming 47:490-516. 2016
    ..95-100% of participants demonstrated mastery of these mini-games suggesting knowledge acquisition...
  18. pmc Predicting use of ineffective vegetable parenting practices with the Model of Goal Directed Behavior
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Public Health Nutr 18:1028-35. 2015
    ..The present study was designed to understand the psychosocial influences on ineffective vegetable parenting practices...
  19. pmc TV parenting practices: is the same scale appropriate for parents of children of different ages?
    Tzu An Chen
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:41. 2013
    ..Perform differential item functioning (DIF) analysis to test whether item parameter estimates differed across education, language, or age groups...
  20. doi request reprint Creating action plans in a serious video game increases and maintains child fruit-vegetable intake: a randomized controlled trial
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:199. 2015
    ..This is one of the first studies to test the efficacy of implementation intentions on the dietary intake of healthy children...
  21. pmc Predicting use of effective vegetable parenting practices with the Model of Goal Directed Behavior
    Cassandra S Diep
    1USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 18:1389-96. 2015
    ..To model effective vegetable parenting practices using the Model of Goal Directed Vegetable Parenting Practices construct scales...
  22. pmc Creating action plans in a serious video game increases and maintains child fruit-vegetable intake: a randomized controlled trial
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:39. 2015
    ..This is one of the first studies to test the efficacy of implementation intentions on the dietary intake of healthy children...
  23. pmc Texting to Increase Adolescent Physical Activity: Feasibility Assessment
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Health Behav 40:472-83. 2016
    ..This paper reports the feasibility of an intervention consisting of Self Determination Theory-informed text messages, pedometers, and goal prompts to increase adolescent physical activity...
  24. pmc Design of a website on nutrition and physical activity for adolescents: results from formative research
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Med Internet Res 14:e59. 2012
    ..Teens do not meet guidelines for healthy eating and physical activity. The Internet may be an effective method for delivering programs that help them adopt healthy behaviors...
  25. pmc Impact of an active video game on healthy children's physical activity
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 129:e636-42. 2012
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  26. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of an 8-week African American web-based pilot program promoting healthy eating behaviors: Family Eats
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:40-51. 2008
    ..To assess log-on rates and change in mediating variables achieved from a web-based nutrition intervention for African American families...
  27. pmc Identifying and clarifying values and reason statements that promote effective food parenting practices, using intensive interviews
    Alicia Beltran
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:531-5. 2011
    ..Generate and test parents' understanding of values and associated reason statements to encourage effective food parenting practices...
  28. pmc Butterfly Girls; promoting healthy diet and physical activity to young African American girls online: rationale and design
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston TX 77030, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:709. 2013
    ..This report presents the protocol guiding the design and evaluation of a culturally and developmental appropriate online obesity prevention program for young African American girls...
  29. pmc A Serious Video Game to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Elementary Aged Youth (Squire's Quest! II): Rationale, Design, and Methods
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States
    JMIR Res Protoc 1:e19. 2012
    ..Video games offer a controlled venue for conducting behavioral research and testing hypotheses to identify mechanisms of effect...
  30. ncbi request reprint Item response modeling: an evaluation of the children's fruit and vegetable self-efficacy questionnaire
    Kathy Watson
    USDA ARS, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:i47-57. 2006
    ..The FVSEQ can be improved by including items at the extreme levels of difficulty. DIF analyses identified areas where IRM can be useful to improve the functioning of measures...
  31. pmc Designing serious video games for health behavior change: current status and future directions
    Debbe Thompson
    United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 6:807-11. 2012
    ..The article concludes with suggestions for future research needed to inform this rapidly growing field...
  32. pmc Self efficacy for fruit, vegetable and water intakes: Expanded and abbreviated scales from item response modeling analyses
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:25. 2010
    ..To improve an existing measure of fruit and vegetable intake self efficacy by including items that varied on levels of difficulty, and testing a corresponding measure of water intake self efficacy...
  33. pmc Use of Relational Agents to Improve Family Communication in Type 1 Diabetes: Methods
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States
    JMIR Res Protoc 5:e151. 2016
    ..Family Teamwork is an efficacious program demonstrated to enhance family communication and reduce conflict during this vulnerable period. It was designed to be delivered to families in-person, which limited reach and potential impact...
  34. ncbi request reprint Physical Activity Behaviors and Influences Among Chinese-American Children Aged 9-13 Years: A Qualitative Study
    Cassandra S Diep
    Department of Pediatrics, USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health . 2016
    ..Interventions to promote physical activity among Chinese-American children should emphasize team sports and encourage physical activity in schools, but also explore ways to involves families outside of school...
  35. pmc Development of A Teen-Focused Exergame
    Debbe Thompson
    1 Department of Pediatrics, USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
    Games Health J . 2016
    ..g., intensity, duration) during Exergame play. This article addresses this novel idea by describing the development of an Exergame played with a self-representational avatar...
  36. ncbi request reprint Outcome Evaluation of Family Eats: An Eight-Session Web-Based Program Promoting Healthy Home Food Environments and Dietary Behaviors for African American Families
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Health Educ Behav . 2016
    ..Future research with Family Eats should include larger sample sizes, with longer follow-up and a more objective measure of diet...
  37. pmc Tests of the accuracy and speed of categorizing foods into child vs professional categories using two methods of browsing with children
    Tom Baranowski
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:91-4. 2010
    ..A computerized recall may not be appropriate for children 9 years of age or younger...
  38. pmc Games for Health for Children-Current Status and Needed Research
    Tom Baranowski
    1 USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
    Games Health J 5:1-12. 2016
    ..Substantial, consistent, and sophisticated research with appropriate levels of funding is needed to realize the benefits of G4H. ..
  39. pmc Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration project: cross-site evaluation methods
    Daniel P O'Connor
    1 Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas Obesity Research Center, University of Houston, Houston, TX
    Child Obes 11:92-103. 2015
    ..This article describes a comprehensive evaluation plan to determine the extent to which the CORD model is associated with changes in behavior, body weight, BMI, quality of life, and healthcare satisfaction in children 2-12 years of age...
  40. pmc Correspondence between maternal determination of child fullness and young children's self-determined fullness level: results from a standardized laboratory protocol
    Leslie A Frankel
    1 Department of Educational Psychology, Univeristy of Houston, Houston, TX
    Child Obes 11:209-14. 2015
    ..This study examined maternal understanding and acceptance of young children's ability to self-assess fullness using a mixed-methods approach...