leisure activities

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Summary: Voluntary use of free time for activities outside the daily routine.

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  1. ncbi A brief review on correlates of physical activity and sedentariness in youth
    Klazine van der Horst
    EMGO Institute, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1241-50. 2007
  2. ncbi Potential environmental determinants of physical activity in adults: a systematic review
    W Wendel-Vos
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Obes Rev 8:425-40. 2007
  3. ncbi Physical activity and sedentary behavior: a population-based study of barriers, enjoyment, and preference
    Jo Salmon
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    Health Psychol 22:178-88. 2003
  4. ncbi All-cause mortality associated with physical activity during leisure time, work, sports, and cycling to work
    L B Andersen
    Institute for Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Arch Intern Med 160:1621-8. 2000
  5. pmc Deleterious associations of sitting time and television viewing time with cardiometabolic risk biomarkers: Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle (AusDiab) study 2004-2005
    Alicia A Thorp
    Baker IDIHeart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Diabetes Care 33:327-34. 2010
  6. ncbi Leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly
    Joe Verghese
    Einstein Aging Study, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2508-16. 2003
  7. ncbi Physical activity from childhood to adulthood: a 21-year tracking study
    Risto Telama
    LIKES Research Center, Keltavuokko 4C, 40520 Jyväskylä, Finland
    Am J Prev Med 28:267-73. 2005
  8. ncbi Low levels of leisure-time physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness predict development of the metabolic syndrome
    David E Laaksonen
    Department of Physiology, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland Research Institute of Public Health, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Diabetes Care 25:1612-8. 2002
  9. ncbi The interplay between physical activity at work and during leisure time--risk of ischemic heart disease and all-cause mortality in middle-aged Caucasian men
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:466-74. 2009
  10. ncbi Physical activity during leisure time and primary prevention of coronary heart disease: an updated meta-analysis of cohort studies
    Francesco Sofi
    Department of Medical and Surgical Critical Care, Thrombosis Centre, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:247-57. 2008

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  1. ncbi A brief review on correlates of physical activity and sedentariness in youth
    Klazine van der Horst
    EMGO Institute, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1241-50. 2007
    ..The main goal of this systematic review is to summarize and update the existing literature on correlates of young people's physical activity, insufficient physical activity, and sedentary behavior...
  2. ncbi Potential environmental determinants of physical activity in adults: a systematic review
    W Wendel-Vos
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Obes Rev 8:425-40. 2007
    ..However, most studies used cross-sectional designs and non-validated measures of environments and/or behaviour. Therefore, no strong conclusions can be drawn and more research of better quality is clearly needed...
  3. ncbi Physical activity and sedentary behavior: a population-based study of barriers, enjoyment, and preference
    Jo Salmon
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    Health Psychol 22:178-88. 2003
    ..These constructs can be used to examine individual and environmental influences on physical activity and sedentary behavior in specific populations and could inform the development of targeted interventions...
  4. ncbi All-cause mortality associated with physical activity during leisure time, work, sports, and cycling to work
    L B Andersen
    Institute for Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Arch Intern Med 160:1621-8. 2000
    ..Physical activity is associated with low mortality in men, but little is known about the association in women, different age groups, and everyday activity...
  5. pmc Deleterious associations of sitting time and television viewing time with cardiometabolic risk biomarkers: Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle (AusDiab) study 2004-2005
    Alicia A Thorp
    Baker IDIHeart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Diabetes Care 33:327-34. 2010
    ..We examined the associations of sitting time and television (TV) viewing time with continuously measured biomarkers of cardio-metabolic risk in Australian adults...
  6. ncbi Leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly
    Joe Verghese
    Einstein Aging Study, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2508-16. 2003
    Participation in leisure activities has been associated with a lower risk of dementia...
  7. ncbi Physical activity from childhood to adulthood: a 21-year tracking study
    Risto Telama
    LIKES Research Center, Keltavuokko 4C, 40520 Jyväskylä, Finland
    Am J Prev Med 28:267-73. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi Low levels of leisure-time physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness predict development of the metabolic syndrome
    David E Laaksonen
    Department of Physiology, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland Research Institute of Public Health, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Diabetes Care 25:1612-8. 2002
    ..We studied the associations of LTPA and cardiorespiratory fitness with development of the metabolic syndrome (World Health Organization [WHO] and the National Cholesterol Education Program [NCEP] definitions)...
  9. ncbi The interplay between physical activity at work and during leisure time--risk of ischemic heart disease and all-cause mortality in middle-aged Caucasian men
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:466-74. 2009
    ..Our aim was to test the hypothesis that a high level of physical activity during leisure time increases the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality among men with high physical work demands...
  10. ncbi Physical activity during leisure time and primary prevention of coronary heart disease: an updated meta-analysis of cohort studies
    Francesco Sofi
    Department of Medical and Surgical Critical Care, Thrombosis Centre, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:247-57. 2008
    ..The real magnitude of the association between physical activity during leisure time (LTPA) and primary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) has, however, not been completely defined...
  11. ncbi Relationship of physical activity and television watching with body weight and level of fatness among children: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    R E Andersen
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    JAMA 279:938-42. 1998
    ..Physical inactivity contributes to weight gain in adults, but whether this relationship is true for children of different ethnic groups is not well established...
  12. ncbi The effectiveness of interventions to increase physical activity. A systematic review
    Emily B Kahn
    Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:73-107. 2002
    ..These recommendations should serve the needs of researchers, planners, and other public health decision makers...
  13. ncbi Perceived environmental correlates of physical activity for leisure and transportation in Curitiba, Brazil
    Diana C Parra
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, 660 S Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Prev Med 52:234-8. 2011
    ..Physical activity (PA) has consistently been associated with perceived environmental characteristics...
  14. ncbi Occupation correlates of adults' participation in leisure-time physical activity: a systematic review
    Megan A Kirk
    Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 40:476-85. 2011
    ..The rapid changes to the labor force (e.g., advances in technology, overtime hours) have increased obesogenic behaviors (e.g., lack of physical activity, sedentariness on the job)...
  15. ncbi Physical activity patterns in a diverse population of women
    B Sternfeld
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 3505 Broadway, Oakland, California, 94611, USA
    Prev Med 28:313-23. 1999
    ..Demographic and psychosocial correlates of activity in domains other than recreational activity have not been well characterized and may be particularly relevant for health promotion efforts aimed at women...
  16. ncbi Is television viewing time a marker of a broader pattern of sedentary behavior?
    Takemi Sugiyama
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Level 3, Public Health Building, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
    Ann Behav Med 35:245-50. 2008
    ..One explanation of this difference may be that TV viewing is a marker of an overall pattern of sedentary behavior in women...
  17. ncbi Increasing children's physical activity levels during recess periods in elementary schools: the effects of providing game equipment
    Stefanie J M Verstraete
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University and Policy Research Center Sport, Physical Activity and Health, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 16:415-9. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of providing game equipment on children's physical activity levels during morning recess and lunch break in elementary schools...
  18. ncbi Effect of body mass index and physical exercise on risk of knee and hip osteoarthritis: longitudinal data from the Norwegian HUNT Study
    Paul Jarle Mork
    Department of Human Movement Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dragvoll Idrettssenter, N 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:678-83. 2012
    ..This prospective study investigated the independent and joint association of BMI and physical exercise on risk of knee and hip osteoarthritis...
  19. ncbi Neighborhood walkability and TV viewing time among Australian adults
    Takemi Sugiyama
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 33:444-9. 2007
    ..Associations of neighborhood walkability (based on dwelling density, street connectivity, land-use mix, and net retail area) and television viewing time were compared in a large, spatially-derived sample of Australian adults...
  20. ncbi Declining rates of physical activity in the United States: what are the contributors?
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Missouri 63104, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:421-43. 2005
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  21. ncbi Occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity in relation to risk for Type 2 diabetes in middle-aged Finnish men and women
    G Hu
    Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetologia 46:322-9. 2003
    ..This study is to examine the relationship of occupational, commuting and leisure-time physical activity with the incidence of Type 2 diabetes...
  22. ncbi Validity of a physical activity computer questionnaire in 12- to 18-year-old boys and girls
    R M Philippaerts
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Int J Sports Med 27:131-6. 2006
    ..Moreover, sport participation (and summed with total transport) and the frequencies of moderate and hard activity provide valid data about adolescents' usual week physical activity, based on CSA comparison...
  23. ncbi The health paradox of occupational and leisure-time physical activity
    A Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Br J Sports Med 46:291-5. 2012
    ..Occupational and leisure-time physical activity are considered to provide similar health benefits. The authors tested this hypothesis...
  24. ncbi Cross-sectional associations between occupational and leisure-time sitting, physical activity and obesity in working adults
    Josephine Y Chau
    Prevention Research Collaboration, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Prev Med 54:195-200. 2012
    ..To examine associations between occupational and leisure-time sitting, physical activity and obesity in working adults...
  25. ncbi Occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity in relation to total and cardiovascular mortality among Finnish subjects with type 2 diabetes
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Circulation 110:666-73. 2004
    ..Some previous studies have assessed the association between leisure-time physical activity and mortality among patients with diabetes, but the potential effect of occupational and commuting physical activity remains uncertain...
  26. ncbi Late-life engagement in social and leisure activities is associated with a decreased risk of dementia: a longitudinal study from the Kungsholmen project
    Hui Xin Wang
    Aging Research Center, Division of Geriatric Epidemiology and Medicine, Neurotec, Karolinska Institutet, and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 155:1081-7. 2002
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  27. ncbi Television viewing and abdominal obesity in young adults: is the association mediated by food and beverage consumption during viewing time or reduced leisure-time physical activity?
    Verity J Cleland
    Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1148-55. 2008
    ..The behavioral pathways through which television (TV) viewing leads to increased adiposity in adults are unclear...
  28. ncbi Environmental and psychosocial correlates of physical activity in Portuguese and Belgian adults
    Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Watersportlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 8:886-95. 2005
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  29. ncbi Socioeconomic differences in leisure-time physical activity: the role of social participation and social capital in shaping health related behaviour
    M Lindstrom
    Department of Community Health, University Hospital MAS, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
    Soc Sci Med 52:441-51. 2001
    ..It therefore seems possible that some of the socioeconomic differences in leisure-time physical activity are due to differing social capital between socioeconomic groups...
  30. ncbi Relationship of leisure-time physical activity and mortality: the Finnish twin cohort
    U M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, Helsinki, Finland
    JAMA 279:440-4. 1998
    ..Physical activity and fitness are believed to reduce premature mortality, but whether genetic factors modify this effect is not known...
  31. ncbi Patterns of participation in recreational and leisure activities among children with complex physical disabilities
    Mary Law
    CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:337-42. 2006
    ....
  32. ncbi Physical inactivity: prevalence and associated variables in Brazilian adults
    Pedro Curi Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1894-900. 2003
    ..To measure the prevalence of physical inactivity, and variables associated with it, in an adult southern Brazilian population...
  33. ncbi Temporal trends in physical activity: a systematic review
    Alan G Knuth
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 6:548-59. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to systematically review articles on temporal trends of PA and fitness, with emphasis on differences between children/ adolescents and adults...
  34. ncbi Occupational, commuting and leisure-time physical activity in relation to coronary heart disease among middle-aged Finnish men and women
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Atherosclerosis 194:490-7. 2007
    ..To examine the association of different levels of occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity with the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) events...
  35. ncbi Influence of retirement on leisure-time physical activity: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:692-9. 2002
    ..In this study, retirement was associated with gains in sport and exercise participation as well as television watching...
  36. ncbi Demographic and psychosocial correlates of physical activity in late life
    M S Kaplan
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    Am J Prev Med 21:306-12. 2001
    ..The purpose of the study was to identify the factors associated with older adults' frequency of physical activity. The study may have implications for preventive interventions...
  37. ncbi Are perceptions of the physical and social environment associated with mothers' walking for leisure and for transport? A longitudinal study
    Verity J Cleland
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood 3125, Victoria, Australia
    Prev Med 47:188-93. 2008
    ..This study aimed to cross-sectionally and prospectively examine whether local physical and social environments were associated with mothers' walking for leisure and for transport...
  38. ncbi Impact of diabetes on physical function in older people
    Alan J Sinclair
    University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK
    Diabetes Care 31:233-5. 2008
    ..To explore the nature of functional impairment in older people with diabetes...
  39. ncbi A descriptive epidemiology of leisure-time physical activity in Brazil, 1996-1997
    Carlos A Monteiro
    University of Sao Paulo, School of Public Health and Center for Epidemiological Research in Health and Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 14:246-54. 2003
    ..To describe the prevalence, frequency, type, motivation for, and demographic and socioeconomic distribution of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among adults in Brazil...
  40. pmc Physical activity in individuals at risk for diabetes: Diabetes Prevention Program
    Andrea M Kriska
    Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group, George Washington University, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:826-32. 2006
    ..This provided the opportunity to examine the relationship between the three activity measures and to compare activity levels of the DPP sample with that of a national sample with IGT...
  41. ncbi Physical activity and all-cause mortality: an updated meta-analysis with different intensity categories
    H Lollgen
    Department of Medicine, Ruhr Universtity, Remscheid, Germany
    Int J Sports Med 30:213-24. 2009
    ..There is a dose-response curve especially from sedentary subjects to those with mild and moderate exercise with only a minor additional reduction with further increase in activity level...
  42. ncbi Education, occupation, leisure activities, and brain reserve: a population-based study
    Alexandra Foubert-Samier
    CMRR d Aquitaine, CHU Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
    Neurobiol Aging 33:423.e15-25. 2012
    The influence of education, occupation, and leisure activities on the passive and active components of reserve capacity remains unclear...
  43. ncbi Associations of physical activity with body weight and fat in men and women
    K Ball
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood 3125, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:914-9. 2001
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  44. ncbi Promoting physical activity through community-wide policies and planning: findings from Curitiba, Brazil
    Rodrigo S Reis
    Dept of Physical Education, Pontiff Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 7:S137-45. 2010
    ..Community programs have been suggested to be an important and promising strategy for physical activity (PA) promotion. Limited evidence is available regarding knowledge of and participation in these programs in Latin America...
  45. ncbi Sedentary leisure time behavior, snacking habits and cardiovascular biomarkers: the Inter99 Study
    Gitte Frydenlund
    Research Centre for Prevention and Health, Glostrup University Hospital, Glostrup, Denmark
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:1111-9. 2012
    ..To explore the association between sedentary leisure time behavior (SLTB) and cardiovascular biomarkers, taking into account snacking habits, alcohol intake and physical activity level...
  46. ncbi The association between time spent outdoors and myopia using a novel biomarker of outdoor light exposure
    Justin C Sherwin
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 53:4363-70. 2012
    ..We sought to determine whether conjunctival ultraviolet autofluorescence (UVAF), a biomarker of outdoor light exposure, is associated with myopia...
  47. pmc Neighborhood safety, socioeconomic status, and physical activity in older adults
    Reginald D Tucker-Seeley
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:207-13. 2009
    ..Yet, the moderating influence of various measures of SES on the association between perceived neighborhood safety and leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among older adults remains unknown...
  48. ncbi Leisure time, occupational and household physical activity, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in working men and women: the WOLF study
    Eleonor I M Fransson
    Division of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 31:324-33. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the association of leisure time, occupational and household physical activity, as well as a combination of these (total activity), with four major risk factors for cardiovascular disease...
  49. ncbi Physical activity levels according to physical and social environmental factors in a sample of adults living in South Brazil
    Tales C Amorim
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 7:S204-12. 2010
    ..To evaluate the association between the physical and social environment and physical activity (leisure-time and transport-related) in a population-based sample of adults...
  50. ncbi A prospective study of leisure-time physical activity and mental health in Swedish health care workers and social insurance officers
    Ingibjorg H Jonsdottir
    Institute of Stress Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    Prev Med 51:373-7. 2010
    ..This study analyzes longitudinal associations between self-reported leisure-time physical activity (PA) and perceived stress, burnout and symptoms of depression and anxiety...
  51. pmc Interrelations of socioeconomic position and occupational and leisure-time physical activity in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Kathleen Y Wolin
    Dept of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:229-41. 2008
    ..Of particular interest, given the potential applicability to traditionally underserved communities, is the nature of the association between occupational physical activity (OPA) and leisure-time physical activity (LTPA)...
  52. ncbi Physical activity and stroke. A meta-analysis of observational data
    G C W Wendel-Vos
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 33:787-98. 2004
    ..Based on studies published so far, the protective effect of physical activity on stroke remains controversial. Specifically, there is a lack of insight into the sources of heterogeneity between studies...
  53. ncbi Physical activity levels of Hungarian children during school recess
    Nicola D Ridgers
    Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Henry Cotton Campus, 15 21 Webster Street, Liverpool, L3 2ET, UK
    Prev Med 49:410-2. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine physical activity levels and patterns of physical activity across daily school recess periods, and the contribution of recess to daily physical activity...
  54. ncbi Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and childhood obesity: a review of cross-sectional studies
    Hannah Prentice-Dunn
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA
    Psychol Health Med 17:255-73. 2012
    ..However, gender differences appeared in some studies for each variable. Limitations of cross-sectional approaches were discussed, as was the need for more accurate measures of PA, sedentary behavior, and body composition...
  55. ncbi Vigorous leisure activity through women's adult life: the Women's Health Initiative Observational Cohort Study
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:945-53. 2002
    ..The perimenopausal period may be a critical juncture at which targeted and tailored interventions may help to achieve maintenance of physical activity into the postmenopausal period...
  56. ncbi Job strain and leisure-time physical activity in female and male public sector employees
    Anne Kouvonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, FI 00014, Finland
    Prev Med 41:532-9. 2005
    ..High work stress could decrease physical activity but the evidence of the relationship has remained equivocal. The present study examined the association between job strain and leisure-time physical activity in a large sample of employees...
  57. ncbi Relationship of leisure-time physical activity and occupational activity to the prevalence of obesity
    G A King
    Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:606-12. 2001
    ..To assess the interaction between leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and occupational activity (OA) on the prevalence of obesity...
  58. ncbi Children's physical activity, TV watching and obesity in Cyprus: the CYKIDS study
    Chrystalleni Lazarou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Public Health 20:70-7. 2010
    ..e. body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), percentage of body fat (BF%) and 'total & abdominal obesity' (TAO)]...
  59. ncbi Sedentary behaviour, physical activity and a continuous metabolic syndrome risk score in adults
    K Wijndaele
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:421-9. 2009
    ..The association of sedentary behaviour and leisure time physical activity with a validated continuous metabolic syndrome risk score was investigated in adults...
  60. pmc Leisure time spent sitting in relation to total mortality in a prospective cohort of US adults
    Alpa V Patel
    Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:419-29. 2010
    ..The time spent sitting was independently associated with total mortality, regardless of physical activity level. Public health messages should include both being physically active and reducing time spent sitting...
  61. ncbi Organized youth sport as a predictor of physical activity in adulthood
    L Kjønniksen
    Faculty of Arts, Folk Culture and Teacher Education, Telemark University College, Porsgrunn, Norway
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 19:646-54. 2009
    ..Joining organized youth sports at an early age and continuing through adolescence appear to increase the likelihood for a physically active lifestyle in young adulthood...
  62. ncbi Measuring the quality of public open space using Google Earth
    Bronwen T Taylor
    School of Public Health, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 40:105-12. 2011
    ..This paper describes a new remote-assessment approach that makes use of Google Earth Pro (the free version of this program is Google Earth) to provide rapid and inexpensive measurement of the quality of public open space...
  63. pmc Parental history of myopia, sports and outdoor activities, and future myopia
    Lisa A Jones
    College of Optometry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:3524-32. 2007
    ..To identify whether parental history of myopia and/or parent-reported children's visual activity levels can predict juvenile-onset myopia...
  64. ncbi Aging, retirement, and changes in physical activity: prospective cohort findings from the GLOBE study
    Annabelle S Slingerland
    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 165:1356-63. 2007
    ..19). In conclusion, retirement introduces a reduction in physical activity from work-related transportation that is not compensated for by an increase in sports participation or an increase in nonsports leisure-time physical activity...
  65. ncbi Leisure-time physical activity among pregnant women in the US
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of NC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:400-7. 2004
    ..Pregnant women reported less leisure activity than non-pregnant women of the same age. Studies to understand the enablers and barriers to participating in leisure activity during pregnancy are needed...
  66. pmc Patterns in sedentary and exercise behaviors and associations with overweight in 9-14-year-old boys and girls--a cross-sectional study
    Saskia J te Velde
    Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 7:16. 2007
    ..Additionally, to identify clusters of children sharing the same pattern regarding sedentary and physical exercise behavior and compare these groups regarding overweight status...
  67. pmc Adherence to physical activity recommendations and the influence of socio-demographic correlates - a population-based cross-sectional study
    Patrick Bergman
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institute, 141 57 Huddinge, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 8:367. 2008
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  68. pmc Birth weight in relation to leisure time physical activity in adolescence and adulthood: meta-analysis of results from 13 nordic cohorts
    Lise Geisler Andersen
    Institute of Preventive Medicine, Center for Health and Society, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 4:e8192. 2009
    ....
  69. ncbi Prevalence of insufficient physical activity and associated factors in Brazilian adolescents
    Juliano Peixoto Bastos
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 5:777-94. 2008
    ..A further aim was to test the validity and reliability of the questionnaire used...
  70. ncbi Total mortality after changes in leisure time physical activity in 50 year old men: 35 year follow-up of population based cohort
    Liisa Byberg
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Section of Orthopaedics, and Uppsala Clinical Research Centre, Uppsala University, SE 75185 Uppsala, Sweden
    Br J Sports Med 43:482. 2009
    ..To examine how change in level of physical activity after middle age influences mortality and to compare it with the effect of smoking cessation...
  71. ncbi Sedentary behavior in Dutch workers: differences between occupations and business sectors
    Marielle P Jans
    TNO Quality of Life, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Prev Med 33:450-4. 2007
    ..No published study has shown whether extended sitting at work is compensated for by sitting less during leisure time...
  72. pmc Epidemiology of leisure-time physical activity in socio-demographic, lifestyle and psychological characteristics of men and women in Greece: the ATTICA Study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 5:37. 2005
    ..We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, frequency and type of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among adults in Greece, as well as its relationship with socio-demographic, lifestyle and clinical characteristics of these people...
  73. pmc A synthesis of perceptions about physical activity among older African American and American Indian women
    Karla A Henderson
    Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:313-7. 2003
    ..In this review of qualitative data from the Cross-Cultural Activity Participation Study (CAPS), we synthesize the major findings of studies designed to identify minority women's perceptions of physical activity...
  74. pmc The role of perceived personal barriers to engagement in leisure-time physical activity
    Felipe F Reichert
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Am J Public Health 97:515-9. 2007
    ..We sought to identify perceived personal barriers to physical activity and examine the potential association between these barriers and sociodemographic and behavioral variables, including participation in leisure-time physical activity...
  75. ncbi The prevalence of sedentary behavior and physical activity in leisure time: A study of Scottish adolescents using ecological momentary assessment
    Stuart J H Biddle
    British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK
    Prev Med 48:151-5. 2009
    ..To report time and prevalence of leisure time sedentary and active behaviors in adolescents...
  76. pmc Associations of leisure-time internet and computer use with overweight and obesity, physical activity and sedentary behaviors: cross-sectional study
    Corneel Vandelanotte
    Institute for Health and Social Sciences Research, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 11:e28. 2009
    ..However, little is known about the extent to which adults' Internet and computer use is associated with weight status and time spent in leisure-time physical activity...
  77. ncbi Cardiorespiratory fitness and vigorous leisure-time physical activity modify the association of small size at birth with the metabolic syndrome
    David E Laaksonen
    Department of Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
    Diabetes Care 26:2156-64. 2003
    ..We studied the association of size at birth with the metabolic syndrome...
  78. ncbi Validation of the Spanish version of the physical activity questionnaire used in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals' Follow-up Study
    Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Navarra, Irunlarrea s n, E 31080 Pamplona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 8:920-7. 2005
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  79. ncbi Adolescent physical activity and sedentary behavior: patterning and long-term maintenance
    Melissa C Nelson
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:259-66. 2005
    ..Little is known about physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior patterning or its impact on long-term PA sustainability, particularly during the critical transition from adolescence to adulthood...
  80. ncbi Physical activity in the prevention of type 2 diabetes: the Finnish diabetes prevention study
    David E Laaksonen
    Department of Clinical Nutrition and Food and Health Research Center, University of Kuopio, P O Box 1627, Kuopio, Finland
    Diabetes 54:158-65. 2005
    ..34, 0.19-0.62) was the most strongly associated with incident diabetes. Thus increasing physical activity may substantially reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes in high-risk individuals...
  81. ncbi Recovery as an explanatory mechanism in the relation between acute stress reactions and chronic health impairment
    Sabine A E Geurts
    Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, PO Box 9104, 6500 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:482-92. 2006
    ..It is concluded that the chronic situation of sustained physiological activation and incomplete recovery is an important pathway to chronic health impairment...
  82. ncbi Thirty-year trends of physical activity in relation to age, calendar time and birth cohort in Finnish adults
    Katja Borodulin
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 18:339-44. 2008
    ..The aim of this article was to investigate time trends 1972-2002 in leisure time, occupational and commuting physical activity across birth cohorts in Finnish adults...
  83. pmc Gender differences in leisure-time physical activity
    Mario Renato Azevedo
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    Int J Public Health 52:8-15. 2007
    ..To explore the association between gender and leisure-time physical activity in a population-based sample of adults living in Brazil. To study a variety of variables possibly associated with physical activity levels...
  84. pmc Prevalence of physical activity among Chinese adults: results from the International Collaborative Study of Cardiovascular Disease in Asia
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University SPHTM, 1430 Tulane Ave, SL 18, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1631-6. 2005
    ..Therefore, we assessed overall, work-related, and leisure-time physical activity in a representative sample of Chinese adults, aged 35 to 74 years, using data from the International Collaborative Study of Cardiovascular Disease in Asia...
  85. ncbi Physical activity in the prevention of cardiovascular disease: an epidemiological perspective
    S G Wannamethee
    Department of Primary Care and Population Science, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, England
    Sports Med 31:101-14. 2001
    ..regular moderate physical activity which does not need to be strenuous or prolonged and includes daily leisure activities such as walking or gardening which are readily attainable by large sections of the population...
  86. ncbi Relation of leisure time, occupational, domestic, and commuting physical activity to health indicators in Europe
    Karim Abu-Omar
    Institute of Sport Science and Sport, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Prev Med 47:319-23. 2008
    ..To investigate relationships between physical activities in different domains (leisure time, occupational, domestic, commuting) and health indicators (self-rated health, body mass index)...
  87. ncbi The effect of physical activity in leisure time on neck and upper limb symptoms
    S G van den Heuvel
    TNO Work and Employment, RSI and Physical Activity, P O Box 718, 2130 AS, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 41:260-7. 2005
    ..Little is known of the preventive effects of physical activity in leisure time on neck and upper limb symptoms...
  88. pmc Effects of a community-based, professionally supervised intervention on physical activity levels among residents of Recife, Brazil
    Eduardo J Simoes
    Prevention Research Centers Program, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, MS K45, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:68-75. 2009
    ..We evaluated the effects of a community-based intervention, the Academia da Cidade program (ACP), on increasing leisure-time physical activity among residents of Recife, Brazil...
  89. pmc Family history, near work, outdoor activity, and myopia in Singapore Chinese preschool children
    Wilson Low
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive MD3, Singapore 117597
    Br J Ophthalmol 94:1012-6. 2010
    ..To investigate the risk factors for myopia, including near work and outdoor activity, in Singapore Chinese preschool children...
  90. ncbi The association between physical activity in leisure time and leukocyte telomere length
    Lynn F Cherkas
    Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, King s College London, St Thomas Hospital Campus, London SE1 7EH, England
    Arch Intern Med 168:154-8. 2008
    ..We therefore tested the hypothesis that physical activity level in leisure time (over the past 12 months) is associated with leukocyte telomere length (LTL) in normal healthy volunteers...
  91. ncbi Correlation between BMI, leisure habits and motor abilities in childhood (CHILT-project)
    C Graf
    Institute of Cardiology and Sports Medicine, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:22-6. 2004
    ..This paper examines the association between body mass index (BMI), motor abilities and leisure habits of 668 children within the CHILT (Children's Health InterventionaL Trial) project...
  92. ncbi Physical and sedentary activity in adolescents with cerebral palsy
    Carol A Maher
    University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 49:450-7. 2007
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  93. ncbi Recreational facilities and leisure-time physical activity: An analysis of moderators and self-efficacy as a mediator
    Ester Cerin
    Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Health Psychol 27:S126-35. 2008
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  94. pmc Longitudinal relationship between television viewing and leisure-time physical activity during adolescence
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e314-9. 2007
    ..The goal was to examine the longitudinal associations of changes in television viewing and other sources of sedentary behavior with changes in leisure-time moderate/vigorous physical activity in adolescence...
  95. ncbi Leisure time physical activity in Australian women: relationship with well being and symptoms
    W J Brown
    School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland
    Res Q Exerc Sport 71:206-16. 2000
    ..Although cross-sectional, the findings suggest that low-to-moderate levels of exercise are associated with a range of health benefits for women of all ages. These preliminary findings will be followed up during the longitudinal study...
  96. pmc Late life leisure activities and risk of cognitive decline
    Hui Xin Wang
    Aging Research Center, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Gavlegatan 16, 113 30 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:205-13. 2013
    Studies concerning the effect of different types of leisure activities on various cognitive domains are limited...
  97. ncbi Work, recovery activities, and individual well-being: a diary study
    S Sonnentag
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    J Occup Health Psychol 6:196-210. 2001
    ..Moreover, a lagged effect of high time pressure on poor situational well-being was found. The study showed that leisure time activities and a low-stress work situation contribute independently to an individual's well-being...
  98. ncbi Perception of the environment and practice of physical activity by adults in a low socioeconomic area
    Alex Antonio Florindo
    Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades, Universidade de Sao Paulo, R Arlindo Béttio 1000, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 45:302-10. 2011
    ..To analyze the association between practice of physical activity and the perception of the community environment among adults...
  99. ncbi Physical activity compliance: differences between overweight/obese and normal-weight adults
    Jaimie N Davis
    Department of Human Ecology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2259-65. 2006
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  100. pmc Vocation and avocation: leisure activities correlate with professional engagement, but not burnout, in a cross-sectional survey of UK doctors
    I C McManus
    Academic Centre for Medical Education, Division of Medical Education, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMC Med 9:100. 2011
    Sir William Osler suggested in 1899 that avocations (leisure activities) in doctors are related to an increased sense of vocation (professional engagement) and a decreased level of burnout...
  101. ncbi Association between perceived environmental attributes and physical activity among adults in Recife, Brazil
    Pedro C Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 7:S213-22. 2010
    ..To evaluate the association between perceived environmental factors and leisure-time and transport-related physical activity...

Research Grants64

  1. Chronic Electrical Stimulation to Reduce Bladder Hyperreflexia after SCI
    Kenneth J Gustafson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..condition, neurogenic bladder compromises the ability to be productive in the workplace, engage in social or leisure activities, pursue an education, and participate in other activities associated with an independent and productive ..
  2. The Greatest Generation: The NAS-NRC WWII Twin Registry as a Scientific Resource
    Margaret Gatz; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..epidemiological questionnaires beginning in the 1960s, education, occupation, earnings, family composition, leisure activities, and personality...
  3. Improving ambulatory community access after paralysis
    Rudi Kobetic; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..limitations on person's ability to walk, thus compromising the ability to work, engage in social or leisure activities, pursue an education or participate in other activities of a independent and productive lifestyle...
  4. Novel Approaches for Prevention and Treatment of Noise Induced Hearing loss
    Debashree Mukherjea; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These individuals are exposed to loud noise in their workplace or during leisure activities. A recent report by the National Institute of Deafness and Communicative Disorder indicated that 30 million ..
  5. The Halifax Project: Chemical Mixtures and Cancer
    DAVID ORLO CARPENTER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Exposure occurs at home, at the job and through leisure activities, and consequently each person is exposed to a mixture of carcinogenic exposures...
  6. Physical Activity Behavior Among Midlife South Asian Indian Immigrants
    MANJU NARESH DANIEL; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Findings will provide guidance in developing culturally relevant strategies for increasing physical activity and decreasing health disparities in SAIs. ..
  7. CRIME-PA: CRIme Measures Evaluations for Physical Activity
    James F Sallis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The integration of criminology collaborators, concepts, and measures into the project promises to result in new measures of crime-related perceptions are more definitive analyses that can substantially advance the field. ..
  8. Effectiveness of Second Life in Promoting Diabetes Management
    SEANNE JO contact SAFAII FABIANO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed project will design, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of a "Virtual Diabetes Center" for young adults, with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, using the virtual world environment Second Life(R). ..
  9. CBPR on Active Living and Recovery for Racial/Ethnic Groups with Mental Illness
    Yoshitaka Iwasaki; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  10. Impact of a CBPR School Program on Obesity-Related Outcomes in Underserved Youth
    MICHAEL LEE PRELIP; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..For Wave I years 1, 2, and 3 and for Wave II, years 2, 3 and 4. ..
  11. 2012 Angiotensin Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar
    KATHRYN L SANDBERG; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  12. Novel Imaging System to Objectively Assess the Natural History of Treated and Unt
    Jessica C Ramella Roman; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..can lead to significant reduction in function and inhibit patients from returning to work, participating in leisure activities and even render them unable to provide care for themselves...
  13. Physical Activity and Pelvic Floor Disorders
    Ingrid E Nygaard; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Given the health benefits of activity, we believe that women should be encouraged to be active unless there is scientific evidence to the contrary. ..
  14. A Home Exercise Program (DVD) for Women with Infants and Young Children
    CHERYL LYNN ALBRIGHT; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  15. Green Collar Workers: The New Frontier
    David J Lee; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  16. Make Better Choices (MBC) - Multiple Behavior Change in Diet and Activity
    Bonnie Spring; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed trial tests whether Make Better Choices treatment improves diet and activity more than stress management does and whether it is better to add new lifestyle goals all at once or one after another. ..
  17. Psychosocial Effects on Patient Adherence, Allostatic Load, and Chronic Disease
    Douglas W Roblin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  18. Bladder Voiding via Pudendal Nerve Block
    KENNETH GUSTAFSON; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..to being a debilitating and costly condition, paralysis compromises the ability to work, engage in social or leisure activities, pursue an education, or participate in other activities associated with an independent and productive ..
  19. BAILA: Being Active, Increasing Latinos healthy Aging
    David X Marquez; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Long term goals include the prevention of disability among this disadvantaged group. ..
  20. Walk Away from the Habit: Overcoming Nictotine Dependence through Exercise
    SARAH ELIZABETH LINKE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study is consistent with NIDA's recently identified goal of developing exercise interventions for substance abuse/addictions. ..
  21. Clinical, Imaging, and Pathological Studies in the Oldest Old: The 90+ Study
    Claudia H Kawas; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The 90+ Study will provide a wealth of information about the oldest-old, an important and growing segment of our population. The knowledge obtained from these investigations can have profound public health impact. ..
  22. Network determinants of risk among formerly incarcerated Latino men
    MIGUEL A contact MUNOZ LABOY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..to elicit: (a) perspectives about FILM'S reentry into community networks, (b) information on network leisure activities with special emphasis on marijuana and alcohol binge use followed by sexual behavior, and (c) collective ..
  23. Environmental and Curriculum Change on Children's Obesity Relate behavior
    Claudio R Nigg; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Over the long term this may result in a significant decrease in childhood obesity. ..
  24. Eyetracking Comprehension Assessment System (ECAS): Improving Validity of Compreh
    Brooke Hallowell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..living arrangements, financial management, legal status, and potential for return to work, educational, and leisure activities. The proposed ECAS system will enhance the validity of language comprehension assessments for people whose ..
  25. Antenatal Physical Activity Counseling Among HCPs
    Jenn A Leiferman; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Information gained from this study will help to design effective interventions aimed at enhancing antenatal physical activity counseling in primary care. ..
  26. Initiation and Progression through Early Drinking Milestones in Underage Drinkers
    KRISTINA MELIA JACKSON; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..It is only by understanding the early course of alcohol use that we can implement successful prevention strategies to reduce underage drinking and ultimately improve the mental and physical health of our population. ..
  27. Dietary Intake Patterns of N-Nitroso Compounds
    Janice E Stuff; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  28. IPEN: International Study of Built Environment, Physical Activity, and Obesity
    James F Sallis; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Analyses will account for multi-level data. Team members are experienced in all aspects and have conducted 3 international PA studies that show the feasibility of IPEN. ..
  29. Determinants of Adolescent Exercise Behavior;towards Evidence-Based Intervention
    James J Hudziak; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  30. Commitment Contracts for Health-Behavior Change
    HEATHER ROYER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Thus, they may be implemented in settings where few resources are available for changing health behavior. ..
  31. Active Interventions for the Aging Mind
    DENISE CORTIS PARK; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..g., participating in a primarily social program where leisure activities have low resource requirements), or control conditions (Wait-List or Placebo Control where low level ..
  32. ESTROGENS AND VITAMIN A ROLE IN DISEASE PREVENTION
    Annlia Paganini Hill; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..Extension of these models for use with disease rates and exposure variables that vary continuously with age or time (the proportional hazards model of Cox) will also be used...
  33. Veterans? Cancer Rehabilitation Study
    JENNIFER A MOYE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Such information will inform rehabilitation interventions and improve treatment planning and care coordination for cancer survivors within rehabilitation, oncology, mental health, and primary care services. ..
  34. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Physical Activity
    Henry Saffer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Since physical activity has been shown to have a positive effect on health, lower levels for minority groups would be a factor contributing to observed racial and ethnic health differentials. ..
  35. Noise Exposure in Subway Riders
    Robyn R M Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and leisure time activities data will be obtained from questionnaires and noise levels for the various work/leisure activities will be obtained from well validated peer reviewed documents...
  36. Preschool Reading and Language Interventions for Children with Autism
    ROXANNE HUDSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  37. Substance Use Prevention Elementary Afterschool Program
    Janis B Kupersmidt; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These skills will serve to reduce affiliation with deviant peers, increase high quality friendships with prosocial peers, reduce aggressive behavior, and increase involvement in prosocial leisure activities.
  38. The Role of Peer Relations on Youth Eating and Choices of Activities
    Sarah Jeanne Salvy; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We expect overweight friends to share more obesigenic behaviors such as less time allocation to active leisure activities, more time engaged in eating and greater energy consumption...
  39. RETIREMENT,LEISURE & OLD ADULTS--DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIE
    Martin Sheehan; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..There are concerns about retirement, health, leisure activities, and social networks...
  40. ELIA Tactile Label Maker
    ANDREW CHEPAITIS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and visually impaired people to achieve greater independence, and increased opportunities for employment and leisure activities. The current tactile labeling methods recommended for the blind use household, hardware, and arts and crafts ..
  41. Family-centered functional therapy for cerebral palsy
    Mary Law; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We hypothesize that the FCFT approach will significantly improve activity and participation outcomes while leading to no significant decreases in body function and structure outcomes. ..
  42. Dental Radiographic Predictors of Osteoporotic Fracture
    STUART WHITE; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This result will be significant because such a diagnostic screening tool would be applicable to a large fraction of the population at little expense and prevent needless morbidity and mortality. ..
  43. Cohort size and labor markets in developing countries
    JAYPEE SEVILLA; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We test these hypotheses by econometrically analyzing panel data on developing countries from 1960 to 1990 on population age structure, macroeconomic and demographic variables, and cohort-specific measures of labor force participation. ..
  44. SENSORY IMPAIRMENT IN OLDER ADULTS--A PILOT STUDY
    David Lee; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..and 2) the effects of such declines might have on the functional capacities of the individual. ..
  45. Trends in food consumption patterns of Americans
    ASHIMA KANT; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  46. Measuring hand function-Development of Outcome Measure
    Christine Chen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Skillful hand use is closely related to self-management, employment, leisure activities, and community life...
  47. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, BODY SIZE, AND CANCER INCIDENCE
    RALPH PAFFENBARGER; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Contemporary alumni (ae) questionnaires also will initiate prospective observations that will extend beyond the dates of this proposed project period...
  48. Factors Affecting the Bone Response and Non-Response
    Laura Milliken; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Additionally, we will better understand the pattern of the BMD response over longer periods of time and will be able to identify factors that may relate to the likelihood of responding to a given treatment. ..
  49. BLOOD AND DATA BANK FOR CANCER RISK FACTOR STUDIES
    George Comstock; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ....
  50. Retirement, Leisure and Older Adults with DD
    Martin Sheehan; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..and resources, 4) assessment and skill development, and 5) choice making and decision making about leisure activities. In Phase I, a prototype IMM program on CD-ROM (Leisure Works!) covering three sub-topics in Module 1-..
  51. Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity Levels
    I Min Lee; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In both studies, physical activity was assessed using validated questions on walking, climbing stairs, and leisure activities. Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses will be conducted...
  52. TIME USE IN FAMILIES OF RETARDED CHILDREN AND ADULTS
    William Barnett; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..In sum, the study will establish a new baseline of information on families of retarded children...
  53. Cultural Variation in Affect Valuation
    JEANNE TSAI; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..differences in the types of substances and drugs that people use to feel good (or to stop feeling bad), the leisure activities they engage in, and the ways they express their emotional distress...
  54. ETIOLOGIC FACTORS FOR PREGNANCY-INDUCED HYPERTENSION
    Audrey Saftlas; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  55. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION
    Joan Dorn; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  56. Cigarette smoking, alcohol, obesity, leisure-time physical activity and quality o
    Stephanie Land; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results will provide information about which patients tend not to adhere to their cancer prevention medication, why patients do not always adhere, and what their medical providers can do to improve adherence. ..
  57. MUSE WEBPADS: PROVIDING MUSEUM VISITORS UNIVERSAL ACCESS
    SONNY KIRKLEY; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..This research may lead to a Web-based standards for the development of museum content, a WebPad wireless computing device, and an authoring tool for creating the content to be delivered on these devices. ..
  58. Polarity Therapy for Cancer-Related Fatigue
    Karen Mustian; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Anticipated results could have clinical, methodological, and theoretical application in the treatment and study of CRF, a symptom affecting most cancer patients during radiation therapy. ..
  59. Body size, physical activity, and Hodgkin's disease risk
    Sally Glaser; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  60. Social Integration for Psychiatrically Disabled Adults
    Norma Ware; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  61. BRIDGE BUILDING--CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY
    Jane Higgins; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Outcomes will be assessed three times, at the beginning of the program, at the end of the program, and at the end of a six-month follow-up period. Using a repeated measures design, all groups will be compared on the outcome measures...
  62. Development and testing of a silibin-containing sunscreen
    L Glode; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  63. Pediatrician ADHD Media Support Package for Parents
    Richard Goldsworthy; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The currently proposed media support package will be marketed to these pharmaceutical companies to be sold or packaged with their newly packaged medications. Such interest is documented in this application. ..
  64. My Baby, My Move: A Perinatal Physical Activity Intervention
    Jenn Leiferman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....