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Relationships Between Self-Regulation And Use Of Parenting Strategies For Eating And Physical Activity Behaviors Among Mexican-Heritage Mothers, Haley Delgado, M. Renee Umstattd Meyer, Tyler Prochnow, Megan Mcclendon, Joseph R. Sharkey Dec 2022

Relationships Between Self-Regulation And Use Of Parenting Strategies For Eating And Physical Activity Behaviors Among Mexican-Heritage Mothers, Haley Delgado, M. Renee Umstattd Meyer, Tyler Prochnow, Megan Mcclendon, Joseph R. Sharkey

Health Behavior Research

It is important to understand theoretically based support behaviors that can promote healthy eating and active living among Mexican-heritage mothers. This study examined the relationship between maternal self-regulation (the capacity to plan, guide, and monitor one’s behavior flexibly in the face of changing circumstances) and use of parenting strategies among mothers residing along the Texas-Mexico border. Mothers (n = 116) were recruited from three geographic regions within Hidalgo County, Texas. A 21-item survey was administered to measure self-regulation through goal setting and limit setting. The Parenting Strategies for Eating and Activity Scale (PEAS) was used to measure parenting strategies …


Mental Health Benefits Of Physical Activity In Older Adults, Adrian Kurt Zitzmann Dec 2022

Mental Health Benefits Of Physical Activity In Older Adults, Adrian Kurt Zitzmann

Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner

Physical activity is the fountain of youth, strengthening both the physical body as well as the mind, leading to better emotional stability and a general sense of well-being. The population over age 65 is nearing retirement age and are transitioning from a high paced work and family life to a slower and less active “empty nest” lifestyle. Among adults over age 65, will implementing an exercise program for 30 minutes per day increase mental well-being? The benefits of physical activity will be supported by gathering a group of older adults ages 65 and up from a local retirement community to …


Working With Multidisciplinary Or Non-Academic Collaborators As Mentors, Lora Giangregorio, Nicholas Tibert, Matteo Ponzano, David Emond, Lehana Thabane, Catherine Burns Nov 2022

Working With Multidisciplinary Or Non-Academic Collaborators As Mentors, Lora Giangregorio, Nicholas Tibert, Matteo Ponzano, David Emond, Lehana Thabane, Catherine Burns

Health Behavior Research

Mentoring relationships in academia are traditionally constructed as hierarchies, where a supervisor mentors a trainee, or an advisory committee guides a trainee. We propose that all collaborations are mutual mentorship opportunities, where all people involved learn from each other while working towards a common goal. Moreover, researchers and trainees can be mentored or learn from non-academic mentors in different disciplines or sectors. Herein we outline a tutorial on how to break down a research project into stages, and the logistics and value of engaging mentors or collaborators from different sectors and disciplines at each stage, and how multidisciplinary or non-academic …


Bénéfices D'Un Mode De Vie Physiquement Actif Et Sain, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya Nov 2022

Bénéfices D'Un Mode De Vie Physiquement Actif Et Sain, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This research infographic describes how physical activity, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle behaviours are significantly correlated with undergraduate academic performance and student wellbeing.

Translated versions are available:

English (Original Version)
Bulgarian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Chinese (Translated by Shaofan Li and Gladys Y. X. Chen)
French (Translated by Samuel Saltzmann)
German (Translated by Jan H. R. Woerner)
Japanese (Translated by Nanhee Paik)
Korean (Translated by Ju Yeong Lee)
Portuguese (Translated by Victor R. C. Gomes)
Russian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Spanish (Translated by Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya)


Ползи От Физически Активен И Здравословен Живот, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya Nov 2022

Ползи От Физически Активен И Здравословен Живот, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This research infographic describes how physical activity, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle behaviours are significantly correlated with undergraduate academic performance and student wellbeing.

Translated versions are available:

English (Original Version)
Bulgarian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Chinese (Translated by Shaofan Li and Gladys Y. X. Chen)
French (Translated by Samuel Saltzmann)
German (Translated by Jan H. R. Woerner)
Japanese (Translated by Nanhee Paik)
Korean (Translated by Ju Yeong Lee)
Portuguese (Translated by Victor R. C. Gomes)
Russian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Spanish (Translated by Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya)


활동적이고 건강한 라이프스타일의 이점, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya Nov 2022

활동적이고 건강한 라이프스타일의 이점, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This research infographic describes how physical activity, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle behaviours are significantly correlated with undergraduate academic performance and student wellbeing.

Translated versions are available:

English (Original Version)
Bulgarian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Chinese (Translated by Shaofan Li and Gladys Y. X. Chen)
French (Translated by Samuel Saltzmann)
German (Translated by Jan H. R. Woerner)
Japanese (Translated by Nanhee Paik)
Korean (Translated by Ju Yeong Lee)
Portuguese (Translated by Victor R. C. Gomes)
Russian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Spanish (Translated by Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya)


Преимущества Физически Активного И Здорового Образа Жизни, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya Nov 2022

Преимущества Физически Активного И Здорового Образа Жизни, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This research infographic describes how physical activity, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle behaviours are significantly correlated with undergraduate academic performance and student wellbeing.

Translated versions are available:

English (Original Version)
Bulgarian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Chinese (Translated by Shaofan Li and Gladys Y. X. Chen)
French (Translated by Samuel Saltzmann)
German (Translated by Jan H. R. Woerner)
Japanese (Translated by Nanhee Paik)
Korean (Translated by Ju Yeong Lee)
Portuguese (Translated by Victor R. C. Gomes)
Russian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Spanish (Translated by Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya)


Beneficios De Un Estilo De Vida Activo Y Saludable, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya Nov 2022

Beneficios De Un Estilo De Vida Activo Y Saludable, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This research infographic describes how physical activity, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle behaviours are significantly correlated with undergraduate academic performance and student wellbeing.

Translated versions are available:

English (Original Version)
Bulgarian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Chinese (Translated by Shaofan Li and Gladys Y. X. Chen)
French (Translated by Samuel Saltzmann)
German (Translated by Jan H. R. Woerner)
Japanese (Translated by Nanhee Paik)
Korean (Translated by Ju Yeong Lee)
Portuguese (Translated by Victor R. C. Gomes)
Russian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Spanish (Translated by Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya)


Infographic. Benefits Of A Physically Active & Healthy Lifestyle, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya Nov 2022

Infographic. Benefits Of A Physically Active & Healthy Lifestyle, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This research infographic describes how physical activity, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle behaviours are significantly correlated with undergraduate academic performance and student wellbeing.

Translated versions are available:

English (Original Version)
Bulgarian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Chinese (Translated by Shaofan Li and Gladys Y. X. Chen)
French (Translated by Samuel Saltzmann)
German (Translated by Jan H. R. Woerner)
Japanese (Translated by Nanhee Paik)
Korean (Translated by Ju Yeong Lee)
Portuguese (Translated by Victor R. C. Gomes)
Russian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Spanish (Translated by Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya)


身体活跃和健康生活方式的好处, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya Nov 2022

身体活跃和健康生活方式的好处, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This research infographic describes how physical activity, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle behaviours are significantly correlated with undergraduate academic performance and student wellbeing.

Translated versions are available:

English (Original Version)
Bulgarian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Chinese (Translated by Shaofan Li and Gladys Y. X. Chen)
French (Translated by Samuel Saltzmann)
German (Translated by Jan H. R. Woerner)
Japanese (Translated by Nanhee Paik)
Korean (Translated by Ju Yeong Lee)
Portuguese (Translated by Victor R. C. Gomes)
Russian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Spanish (Translated by Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya)


活動的で健康な生活の利点, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya Nov 2022

活動的で健康な生活の利点, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This research infographic describes how physical activity, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle behaviours are significantly correlated with undergraduate academic performance and student wellbeing.

Translated versions are available:

English (Original Version)
Bulgarian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Chinese (Translated by Shaofan Li and Gladys Y. X. Chen)
French (Translated by Samuel Saltzmann)
German (Translated by Jan H. R. Woerner)
Japanese (Translated by Nanhee Paik)
Korean (Translated by Ju Yeong Lee)
Portuguese (Translated by Victor R. C. Gomes)
Russian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Spanish (Translated by Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya)


Benefícios De Uma Vida Ativa E Saudável, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya Nov 2022

Benefícios De Uma Vida Ativa E Saudável, Myra J. Bloom, Gladys Y. X. Chen, Victor R. C. Gomes, Scarlet R. Jost, Andrew S. I. D. Lang, Nancy V. Mankin, Ericka R. Mcmahan, Jonathan A. Merheb, Jingee Mok, Philip P. Nelson, Deborah A. Skinstad, Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This research infographic describes how physical activity, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle behaviours are significantly correlated with undergraduate academic performance and student wellbeing.

Translated versions are available:

English (Original Version)
Bulgarian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Chinese (Translated by Shaofan Li and Gladys Y. X. Chen)
French (Translated by Samuel Saltzmann)
German (Translated by Jan H. R. Woerner)
Japanese (Translated by Nanhee Paik)
Korean (Translated by Ju Yeong Lee)
Portuguese (Translated by Victor R. C. Gomes)
Russian (Translated by Aleksandra P. Turtova)
Spanish (Translated by Enrique F. Valderrama-Araya)


The Relationship Between Physical Activity And Quality Of Sleep In College Students, Jaidyn N. Olson, Sarah Dunn Nov 2022

The Relationship Between Physical Activity And Quality Of Sleep In College Students, Jaidyn N. Olson, Sarah Dunn

International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings

In addition to the rigors of academic life post pandemic, students are often faced with balancing a healthy mindset, extracurricular activities, family time, and employment, all while pursuing their future professional career. Each of these endeavors takes time and effort on the part of the individual. When stressed with little time to spare, health behaviors in a college student are typically last on the list of priorities and often physical activity and sleep get the least amount of attention. While both sleep and physical activity have been shown to benefit college student success, they are more often than not, forgotten. …


The Effects Of A Guided Mindful Walk On Stress, Mindfulness, And Physical Activity In University Students, Ashley Burdick, Sarah Camhi Nov 2022

The Effects Of A Guided Mindful Walk On Stress, Mindfulness, And Physical Activity In University Students, Ashley Burdick, Sarah Camhi

International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings

Creating effective resources on college campuses is needed to address low physical activity and low mental health in university students. PURPOSE: The purpose was to 1) measure changes in mental health (stress, mindfulness and anxiety) and 2) measure physical activity after participation in a guided mindful walk in a diverse student sample. METHODS: Students at the University of San Francisco were eligible if ≥18 years, able to read/write English, had access to a cell phone, able to stand/walk for 25 minutes. The mindful walking route included seven stops that asked participants to stop, reflect, notice their current surroundings …


Covid Restrictions Did Not Decrease Physical Activity In Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Jillian Stoewer Spt, Cara Filce Spt, Holly J. Roberts Pt, Phd, Gcs, Ncs Nov 2022

Covid Restrictions Did Not Decrease Physical Activity In Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Jillian Stoewer Spt, Cara Filce Spt, Holly J. Roberts Pt, Phd, Gcs, Ncs

Physical Therapy Research Symposium

Background

Understanding the long-term impacts of COVID-19-related stay-at-home orders on physical activity can help clinicians prepare for consequences that may impact their patient populations.

Purpose

This study examined effects of the 2020 COVID-19 stay-at-home orders on physical activity levels in community-dwelling older adults including the number of hours they spent walking outside of the home and working/volunteering in the community.

Methods

Eighty-nine participants completed a monthly Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) for 10 months. One-way repeated measures ANOVAs with post hoc analyses were calculated to determine differences among PASE scores, PASE item 2 scores, and work/volunteer hours at …


Implementing A Structured Walking Program For Prek Through 8th Grade Teachers, Caitlin M. Kile, Robin Harris, Robin Bowden Nov 2022

Implementing A Structured Walking Program For Prek Through 8th Grade Teachers, Caitlin M. Kile, Robin Harris, Robin Bowden

Graduate Publications and Other Selected Works - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Physical inactivity has become a significant health concern not only in the United States but worldwide. Adults are becoming sedentary due to sitting at work and school, computer use, and motorized transportation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers experienced increased workloads, increased sedentary work time for virtual classes, and longer work hours. A PreK-8th grade school system in the southeastern United States had health promotion and prevention programs for students but no health and wellness programs for teachers. Wellness programs can promote physical health and less worker absenteeism. At the completion of a 12-week walking program, the teacher's weekly time …


Physical Activity, Daily Step Counts And Functional Ability In Older Adults: Using Nhanes Database, Chunfang(Maggie) Chen Oct 2022

Physical Activity, Daily Step Counts And Functional Ability In Older Adults: Using Nhanes Database, Chunfang(Maggie) Chen

Doctoral Dissertations

Maintaining functional ability and independence are essential in the healthcare of older adults. Physical activity(PA) has been acknowledged as effective and economical health promotion strategies in older population. However, the amount of PA needed to maintain functional ability in older adults remains unclear. This investigation used PRISM Dose-response Curves Stimulation Variable slope model to explore the relationships between the amount of PA and functional ability in community-dwelling young-old, middle-old and old-old age group adults. ANOVA analysis was used to examine the relationship between functional ability and self-perceived active level changes compared to 10 years ago. NHANES 2005-2006 older participants datasets …


Early Effects Of Improved Mood On Propensity For Emotional Eating During The Physical Activity-Only Phase Of A Community-Based Behavioral Treatment For Obesity In Women With High Mood Disturbance, James J. Annesi, Amelia A. Eberly Oct 2022

Early Effects Of Improved Mood On Propensity For Emotional Eating During The Physical Activity-Only Phase Of A Community-Based Behavioral Treatment For Obesity In Women With High Mood Disturbance, James J. Annesi, Amelia A. Eberly

Health Behavior Research

Weight loss beyond the short term is problematic for individuals with obesity. Especially for women, emotional eating is one of the greatest barriers and might require attention early in a behavioral weight-loss program. Physical activity-associated mood improvement may be associated with reduced emotional eating. Women with obesity volunteered for a community-based weight-management treatment. Effects associated with the initial 10 weeks, which focused on behavioral support of physical activity (prior to addressing eating behavior change), were assessed. Groups were designated based on whether participants’ high total mood disturbance (TMD) scores reduced to a normal level (n = 45) or remained …


Increased Access To Physical Activity For School-Aged Children In Community Settings, Kathleen Cobb, Alexandra Peary, Ashley Ricker, Leah Wilcox Oct 2022

Increased Access To Physical Activity For School-Aged Children In Community Settings, Kathleen Cobb, Alexandra Peary, Ashley Ricker, Leah Wilcox

Non-Thesis Student Work

Childhood obesity has reached unprecedented levels in the United States, which often continues into adulthood. Physical activity (PA) has shown to be an effective strategy in combating obesity in children by improving cardiovascular health and decreasing metabolic disease in adulthood. This literature review explored the effect of increased access to PA opportunities in community settings on the amount of time children ages 5-18 spent being physically active. Search of the literature included Google Scholar and CINAHL databases using the following terms: “child*,” “obesity,” “physical activity OR exercise,” “built environment,” and “school.” Inclusion criteria included peer-reviewed articles published from 2017-2022 with …


Establishing Safe Thresholds To Improve Exercise Capacity In Collegiate Athletes With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ibd): A Critically Appraised Topic, Emily C. Roberts, Jenny Toonstra, Andrea Cripps Oct 2022

Establishing Safe Thresholds To Improve Exercise Capacity In Collegiate Athletes With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ibd): A Critically Appraised Topic, Emily C. Roberts, Jenny Toonstra, Andrea Cripps

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

Clinical Scenario: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can present several challenges to athletic participation due to unpredictable disease activity and uncontrollable systemic symptoms that severely impact daily activities, and limit exercise/sports participation. Limited studies and a lack of standardized guidelines for physical activity (PA) and exercise are additional barriers for patients. Limited sources have determined that exercise interventions of low-to-moderate intensity are safe and feasible for IBD patients. In theory, such interventions could promote improvements in exercise capacity and overall well-being. Focused Clinical Question: Is there evidence to suggest that established safe exercise-intensities promote improvements in exercise capacity in collegiate athletes …


The Association Between Food Insecurity And Physical Activity In Adults With Serious Mental Illness Living In Supportive Housing, Amy Taylor Cunningham, Lara Carson Weinstein, Ana Stefancic, Alexis Silverio, Leopoldo J. Cabassa Oct 2022

The Association Between Food Insecurity And Physical Activity In Adults With Serious Mental Illness Living In Supportive Housing, Amy Taylor Cunningham, Lara Carson Weinstein, Ana Stefancic, Alexis Silverio, Leopoldo J. Cabassa

Department of Family & Community Medicine Faculty Papers

Rates of food insecurity are high among adults with serious mental illness (SMI); this population also engages in less physical activity than the general population. However, the relationship between food insecurity and physical activity in this group has not been explored. We examined food insecurity prevalence and its association with physical activity in 314 adults with SMI living in supportive housing in New York City and Philadelphia and enrolled in an institutional review board-approved randomized controlled trial of a Peer Group Lifestyle Balance (PGLB) program. We analyzed 2014 baseline survey data, including demographic data and self-reported food security, and four …


Exploring The Experiences Of Runners With Visual Impairments And Sighted Guides, Lindsay E. Ball, Lauren J. Leiberman, Pamela Beach, Melanie Perreault, Jason Rich Oct 2022

Exploring The Experiences Of Runners With Visual Impairments And Sighted Guides, Lindsay E. Ball, Lauren J. Leiberman, Pamela Beach, Melanie Perreault, Jason Rich

Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications

: Running is a popular sport, and, with simple modifications, it can be accessible for individuals with visual impairments, particularly with a sighted running guide. The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of runners with visual impairments and sighted running guides. Adopting a descriptive qualitative approach to guide data collection analysis and interpretation, seven runners with visual impairments and four sighted running guides were recruited and interviewed. The analysis identified four major themes: (1) benefits, (2) barriers, (3) advocacy, and (4) communication. The identified themes illustrate the influence of participation in running on the health and relationships …


Motivational Characteristics And Fulfillment Of Psychological Needs Among Physically Active Undergraduate Students, Rohan Cobb-Ozanne Spt, Kayla Renee Withers Spt, Danny Mcmillian Pt, Dsc Oct 2022

Motivational Characteristics And Fulfillment Of Psychological Needs Among Physically Active Undergraduate Students, Rohan Cobb-Ozanne Spt, Kayla Renee Withers Spt, Danny Mcmillian Pt, Dsc

Physical Therapy Research Symposium

Background: Physical activity (PA) guidelines describe positive correlations between PA and health outcomes. Self-determination theory (SDT) was used to identify motivational factors crucial to a physically active lifestyle.

Purpose: Identify and analyze how motivational characteristics, fulfillment of psychological needs, and individual experiences/beliefs influence PA.

Methods: Participants defined as moderately to vigorously physically active by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire were recruited using nominated sampling and public advertising. Motivational characteristics and psychological needs were assessed using SDT, Motives for Physical Activities Measure – Revised (MPAM-R), and The Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction and Frustration Scale – General (BPNSF). Semi-structured interviews were recorded …


Adherence To Mediterranean Diet And Nutritional Status In Women With Breast Cancer: What Is Their Impact On Disease Progression And Recurrence-Free Patients’ Survival?, Maria Mantzorou, Maria Tolia, Antigoni Poultsidi, Georgios K. Vasios, Dimitrios Papandreou, Stamatios Theocharis, Nikolaos Kavantzas, Andreas Y. Troumbis, Constantinos Giaginis Oct 2022

Adherence To Mediterranean Diet And Nutritional Status In Women With Breast Cancer: What Is Their Impact On Disease Progression And Recurrence-Free Patients’ Survival?, Maria Mantzorou, Maria Tolia, Antigoni Poultsidi, Georgios K. Vasios, Dimitrios Papandreou, Stamatios Theocharis, Nikolaos Kavantzas, Andreas Y. Troumbis, Constantinos Giaginis

All Works

Introduction: Nutritional status impacts the survival of patients with cancer. There are few studies that investigate the role of nutritional status on breast cancer survival in women with breast cancer, and even fewer regarding the impact of adhering to the Mediterranean diet (MD). The present study aims to assess the nutritional status, MD adherence, physical activity levels and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in women diagnosed with breast cancer and evaluate these parameters regarding recurrence-free survival. Methods: A total of 114 women, aged 35–87 years old, diagnosed with breast cancer in Larissa, Greece, participated in the study. Tumor histopathology was …


Likeability And Perceived Effectiveness Of Messages Designed To Encourage Physical Activity Participation Among Older Adults, Michelle I. Jongenelis, Ben Jackson, Robert U. Newton, Simone Pettigrew Oct 2022

Likeability And Perceived Effectiveness Of Messages Designed To Encourage Physical Activity Participation Among Older Adults, Michelle I. Jongenelis, Ben Jackson, Robert U. Newton, Simone Pettigrew

Research outputs 2022 to 2026

Issue addressed: Older adults are significantly less likely than their younger counterparts to engage in physical activity. Comprehensive policies to support healthy ageing thus need to include components encouraging greater participation in physical activity in later life. This study tested potential messages for use in health communication campaigns aimed at increasing physical activity among older adults. Methods: Twelve written messages designed to encourage older adults to increase their levels of physical activity were rated by Australians aged 60-92 years (n = 369; 54 % female) on the variables of likeability and perceived effectiveness. Results: Ratings for all the tested messages …


Exercise Counselling And Referral In Cancer Care: An International Scoping Survey Of Health Care Practitioners’ Knowledge, Practices, Barriers, And Facilitators, Imogen Ramsey, Alexandre Chan, Andreas Charalambous, Yin Ting Cheung, H. S. Darling, Lawson Eng, Lisa Grech, Nicolas H. Hart, Deborah Kirk, Sandra A. Mitchell, Dagmara Poprawski, Elke Rammant, Margaret I. Fitch, Raymond J. Chan Sep 2022

Exercise Counselling And Referral In Cancer Care: An International Scoping Survey Of Health Care Practitioners’ Knowledge, Practices, Barriers, And Facilitators, Imogen Ramsey, Alexandre Chan, Andreas Charalambous, Yin Ting Cheung, H. S. Darling, Lawson Eng, Lisa Grech, Nicolas H. Hart, Deborah Kirk, Sandra A. Mitchell, Dagmara Poprawski, Elke Rammant, Margaret I. Fitch, Raymond J. Chan

Research outputs 2022 to 2026

Purpose:

Evidence supports the role of prescribed exercise for cancer survivors, yet few are advised to exercise by a healthcare practitioner (HCP). We sought to investigate the gap between HCPs’ knowledge and practice from an international perspective.

Methods:

An online questionnaire was administered to HCPs working in cancer care between February 2020 and February 2021. The questionnaire assessed knowledge, beliefs, and practices regarding exercise counselling and referral of cancer survivors to exercise programs.

Results:

The questionnaire was completed by 375 participants classified as medical practitioners (42 %), nurses (28 %), exercise specialists (14 %), and non-exercise allied health practitioners (16 …


Body Composition And Psychophysical Well-Being Of Women Practicing Yoga, Aneta Omelan, Justyna Wiśniewska, Robert Podstawski Sep 2022

Body Composition And Psychophysical Well-Being Of Women Practicing Yoga, Aneta Omelan, Justyna Wiśniewska, Robert Podstawski

Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity

Introduction: This study characterized yoga as a form of free-time physical activity by analyzing and evaluating the body composition of women who regularly practice yoga, and by describing the effect of yoga on their psychophysical health. Material and Methods: The study involved 94 women: 56 yoga practitioners and 38 Zumba participants. The subjects were surveyed with a questionnaire to elicit information about their socioeconomic status. Body composition was determined by bioelectrical impedance analysis. Differences were assessed with two-tailed chi-square tests and Student’s t-tests. Results: The vast majority of the participants (89%) felt a positive influence of yoga on their mental …


The Road To Championship: An Example Of An Individual With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Halil Sarol, Rıfat Kerem Gürkan, Bülent Gürbüz Sep 2022

The Road To Championship: An Example Of An Individual With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Halil Sarol, Rıfat Kerem Gürkan, Bülent Gürbüz

Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity

The aim of this research is to investigate the road to championship of an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who began physical activity in childhood under parental influence and won medals in competition as an athlete. In this research, founded on the phenomenological pattern from qualitative research models, data were collected in a semi-structured interview. Face-to-face interviews were held with the family, coach and the research participant. The content analysis method was used. The individual with ASD began a physical activity program in a special education center in childhood under parental influence and psychiatric referral. The individual with ASD …


The Effect Of Exercise Modality On Age-Related Changes Observed During Running, Brianne Borgia, Janet S. Dufek, Kara N. Radzak, Julia Freedman Silvernail Sep 2022

The Effect Of Exercise Modality On Age-Related Changes Observed During Running, Brianne Borgia, Janet S. Dufek, Kara N. Radzak, Julia Freedman Silvernail

Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Faculty Publications

Introduction: With the increase in participation by older adults in endurance events, research is needed to evaluate how exercising throughout the lifespan can afect the aging process regarding gait and mobility. The purpose of this study was to determine how the type of exercise modality one participates in will affect age-related declines observed during running.

Methods: Fifty-six individuals between the ages of 18–65 who considered running, resistance training or cycling/ swimming as their primary form of activity participated in this study. Kinematics were captured using a 10-camera motion capture system while participants ran at a controlled pace of 3.5 m/s …


Prevalence Of Health-Risk Behaviours Among Indigenous Australians With Diabetes: A Review, Sharon Atkinson-Briggs, Alicia Jenkins, Christopher Ryan, Laima Brazionis Sep 2022

Prevalence Of Health-Risk Behaviours Among Indigenous Australians With Diabetes: A Review, Sharon Atkinson-Briggs, Alicia Jenkins, Christopher Ryan, Laima Brazionis

Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes and its complications. Optimal lifestyle choices can improve health outcomes. A thematic review of original research publications related to smoking, nutrition, alcohol intake, physical activity and emotional wellness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with diabetes was performed. Overall, 7118 English-language publications were identified by search engines (PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, Medline-Web of Science, and Google Scholar) with search terms Indigenous Australians OR Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders AND diabetes AND lifestyle OR smoking OR nutrition OR alcohol OR physical activity OR emotional wellbeing and their …