Ruth P Saunders

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Affiliation: University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. doi Conceptualizing, implementing, and monitoring a structural health promotion intervention in an organizational setting
    Ruth P Saunders
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Promot Pract 14:343-53. 2013
  3. pmc Assessing sustainability of Lifestyle Education for Activity Program (LEAP)
    R P Saunders
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Educ Res 27:319-30. 2012
  4. pmc Community agency survey formative research results from the TAAG study
    Ruth P Saunders
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:12-24. 2006
  5. ncbi Developing a process-evaluation plan for assessing health promotion program implementation: a how-to guide
    Ruth P Saunders
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Health Promot Pract 6:134-47. 2005
  6. ncbi Comparison of social variables for understanding physical activity in adolescent girls
    Ruth P Saunders
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:426-36. 2004
  7. pmc Promotion of physical activity among high-school girls: a randomized controlled trial
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 730 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1582-7. 2005
  8. ncbi Promoting physical activity in girls: a case study of one school's success
    Gwen Felton
    College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Sch Health 75:57-62. 2005
  9. pmc Sedentary behaviors in fifth-grade boys and girls: where, with whom, and why?
    Sharon E Taverno Ross
    1 Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    Child Obes 9:532-9. 2013
  10. ncbi Physical activity and sedentary pursuits of children living in residential children's homes
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:195-202. 2009

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Publications30

  1. 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
    ....
  2. doi Conceptualizing, implementing, and monitoring a structural health promotion intervention in an organizational setting
    Ruth P Saunders
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Promot Pract 14:343-53. 2013
    ..The framework and evaluation approach are applicable to complex interventions in other organizational settings...
  3. pmc Assessing sustainability of Lifestyle Education for Activity Program (LEAP)
    R P Saunders
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Educ Res 27:319-30. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Community agency survey formative research results from the TAAG study
    Ruth P Saunders
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:12-24. 2006
    ..Many agencies report partnerships, some involving schools, although not necessarily related to physical activity. Implications for the TAAG intervention are presented...
  5. ncbi Developing a process-evaluation plan for assessing health promotion program implementation: a how-to guide
    Ruth P Saunders
    Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Health Promot Pract 6:134-47. 2005
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe and illustrate the steps involved in developing a process evaluation plan for any health promotion program...
  6. ncbi Comparison of social variables for understanding physical activity in adolescent girls
    Ruth P Saunders
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:426-36. 2004
    ..To evaluate social support and theory of planned behavior (TPB) constructs in explaining physical activity in adolescent girls...
  7. pmc Promotion of physical activity among high-school girls: a randomized controlled trial
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 730 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1582-7. 2005
    ..Our study examined the effects of a comprehensive school-based intervention on physical activity among high-school girls...
  8. ncbi Promoting physical activity in girls: a case study of one school's success
    Gwen Felton
    College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Sch Health 75:57-62. 2005
    ..01) and vigorous physical activity (p = .04). Other schools can use this case to modify components of the CSHP model to increase physical activity among high school girls...
  9. pmc Sedentary behaviors in fifth-grade boys and girls: where, with whom, and why?
    Sharon E Taverno Ross
    1 Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    Child Obes 9:532-9. 2013
    ..This study examined the prevalence of specific types of sedentary behavior in children, the social and physical contexts surrounding these behaviors, and differences by gender...
  10. ncbi Physical activity and sedentary pursuits of children living in residential children's homes
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:195-202. 2009
    ..Our goal was to describe the types of physical activities and sedentary pursuits reported by children living in residential children's homes and make comparisons by age, gender, and race/ethnic groups...
  11. doi 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...
  12. doi 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...
  13. ncbi Evaluation of a community-based intervention to promote physical activity in youth: lessons from Active Winners
    Russell R Pate
    Department of Exercise Science, NJA School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Health Promot 17:171-82. 2003
    ..To test the effects of a community-based physical activity intervention designed to increase physical activity and to conduct an extensive process evaluation of the intervention...
  14. doi Commercial facilities, social cognitive variables, and physical activity of 12th grade girls
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ann Behav Med 37:77-87. 2009
    ..Recent studies have found a relationship between access to neighborhood physical activity (PA) facilities and physical activity in youth...
  15. pmc Motivation and Behavioral Regulation of Physical Activity in Middle School Students
    Rod K Dishman
    1Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC and 3Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 47:1913-21. 2015
    ..This study aimed to examine whether intrinsic motivation and behavioral self-regulation are related to physical activity during middle school...
  16. ncbi The impact of states' small group health insurance reforms on uninsurance rates
    Sudha Xirasagar
    University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Health Soc Policy 20:11-50. 2005
    ..Possible reasons for the lack of impact are discussed...
  17. ncbi Small group health insurance: ranking the states on the depth of reform, 1999
    Sudha Xirasagar
    University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Health Soc Policy 19:1-35. 2004
    ..The conceptual linkages between specific regulations and the documented small group market problems lead to normative expectations of an association between the depth of state reforms and the prevalence of uninsurance...
  18. ncbi Physician-patient interaction and hysterectomy decision making: the ENDOW study. Ethnicity, Needs, and Decisions of Women
    Donna L Richter
    Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia 29208, USA
    Am J Health Behav 26:431-41. 2002
    ..To investigate physician-patient communication in the context of hysterectomy decision making...
  19. ncbi Medical homes for children with special health care needs: a program evaluation
    Amy Brock Martin
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center SCRHRC, Department of Health Services, Policy, and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina SC, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:916-30. 2007
    ..This study differs from previous work in that it monitors a cohort of CSHCN one year prior to and two years after participation in a medical home intervention utilizing a quasi-experimental design...
  20. pmc Associations Between Home Environment and After-School Physical Activity and Sedentary Time Among 6th Grade Children
    Erica Y Lau
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 27:226-33. 2015
    ..The home physical environment was associated with boys' after-school physical activity and sedentary time, whereas the home social environment was associated with girls' after-school physical activity and sedentary time. ..
  21. doi New Perspective on Factors Related to Coalition Success: Novel Findings From an Investigation of Physical Activity Coalitions Across the United States
    Daniel B Bornstein
    Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina Dr Bornstein and Department of Exercise Science Drs Pate, Beets, and Blair, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Dr Saunders, and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Drs Ortaglia and Blair, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia
    J Public Health Manag Pract 21:E23-30. 2015
    ..Very little is known about PA coalitions, their organizational members, and the factors related to their success...
  22. doi Assessing levels of adaptation during implementation of evidence-based interventions: introducing the Rogers-Rütten framework
    Shelly Ann K Bowen
    Bureau of Community Health and Chronic Disease Prevention, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, USA
    Health Educ Behav 37:815-30. 2010
    ..This framework and its measures assess organizational and program-related factors associated with adaptation and could serve as a model to assess implementation and adaptation in fields outside of HIV prevention...
  23. doi 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...
  24. ncbi Examining social-cognitive determinants of intention and physical activity among black and white adolescent girls using structural equation modeling
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 6554, USA
    Health Psychol 21:459-67. 2002
    ..Self-efficacy and perceived behavioral control are independent influences on physical activity among Black and White adolescent girls and warrant study as potential mediators in physical activity interventions...
  25. pmc Data to action: using formative research to develop intervention programs to increase physical activity in adolescent girls
    Deborah Rohm Young
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:97-111. 2006
    ..g., enjoyable activities, opportunity to socialize) and barriers (e.g., lack of skills, fear of injury) for physical activity. The challenges of using formative research for intervention development are discussed...
  26. ncbi Comparison of barriers self-efficacy and perceived behavioral control for explaining physical activity across 1 year among adolescent girls
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    Health Psychol 24:106-11. 2005
    ....
  27. ncbi Perceptions of physical and social environment variables and self-efficacy as correlates of self-reported physical activity among adolescent girls
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 332 Freer Hall, 906 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 3895, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:6-12. 2007
    ..This cross-sectional study examined the direct and indirect effects of perceived equipment accessibility, neighborhood safety, and social support on self-reported physical activity among older adolescent girls...
  28. ncbi Perceived physical environment and physical activity across one year among adolescent girls: self-efficacy as a possible mediator?
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 3895, USA
    J Adolesc Health 37:403-8. 2005
    ..This study involved an examination of the direct and mediated effects of perceived equipment accessibility and neighborhood safety on physical activity across a one-year period among adolescent girls...
  29. ncbi Correlates of recreational and transportation physical activity among adults in a New England community
    Philip J Troped
    Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prev Med 37:304-10. 2003
    ..Promotion of transportation-related physical activity is consistent with current national recommendations. However, few studies have simultaneously examined correlates of recreational and transportation physical activity...
  30. ncbi Goals and intentions mediate efficacy beliefs and declining physical activity in high school girls
    Rod K Dishman
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 6554, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:475-83. 2006
    ..We tested those ideas while observing naturally occurring change during high school...