1. Physical Activity and Aging Research: A Bibliometric Analysis.

    Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 24(3):476 (2016) PMID 26671908

    Physical activity and aging research has burgeoned in the past few decades. However, despite the increase in scholarly publications, no attempts have been made to summarize the publication landscape and identify work that has had great impact on physical activity and aging research. We conducted...
  2. Interdisciplinary, child-centred collaboration could increase the success of potentially successful Internet-based physical activity interventions.

    Acta Paediatrica 105(3):234 (2016) PMID 26663504

    Physical activity promotes health in children and adolescents, but activity levels are low. The Internet offers opportunities for physical activity interventions because children and adolescents are widely exposed to the web and enjoy being online. This review investigated the success of Interne...
  3. Spotlight on Athletes With a Disability: Malaysian Newspaper Coverage of the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

    Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 33(1):15 (2016) PMID 26785497

    This study analyzed newspaper coverage of the 2012 London Paralympic Games by 8 Malaysian newspapers. Articles and photographs from 4 English-language and 4 Malay-language newspapers were examined from August 28 (1 day before the Games) to September 10, 2012 (1 day after the Games closing). Tabl...
  4. Text Messaging for Exercise Promotion in Older Adults From an Upper-Middle-Income Country: Randomized Controlled Trial.

    Journal of medical Internet research 18(1):e5 (2016) PMID 26742999 PMCID PMC4722227

    Mobile technology to promote exercise is effective; however, most evidence is from studies of younger groups in high-income countries. Investigating if short message service (SMS) texting can affect exercise participation in older adults from an upper-middle-income country is important consideri...
  5. Association of dental trauma experience and first-aid knowledge among rugby players in Malaysia.

    Dental Traumatology 31(5):403 (2015) PMID 26058666

    To assess and compare the knowledge of rugby players regarding first-aid measures for dental injuries. A cross-sectional study was conducted at rugby tournaments in 2009 and 2010 on players aged 16 and over. Convenient sampling was performed. A total of 456 self-administered questionnaires were ...
  6. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation among adolescent ten-pin bowlers in kuala lumpur, malaysia.

    Journal of Human Kinetics 45:241 (2015) PMID 25964827 PMCID PMC4415838

    Motivation has long been associated with sports engagement. However, to date no research has been performed to understand the domain of motivation among ten-pin bowlers. The purpose of this study was to investigate different types of motivation (i.e., intrinsic vs. extrinsic) based on self-deter...
  7. Translation and validation of the Malay version of Shiffman-Jarvik withdrawal scale and cessation self-efficacy questionnaire: a review of psychometric properties.

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 13(1):45 (2015) PMID 25889987 PMCID PMC4403751

    Smoking tobacco is a major concern in Malaysia, with 23.1% of Malaysian adults smoking tobacco in 2012. Withdrawal symptoms and self-efficacy to quit smoking have been shown to have significant effects on the outcomes of smoking cessation. The Shiffman-Jarvik Withdrawal Scale (Psychopharmacology...
  8. Motives for adult participation in physical activity: type of activity, age, and gender.

    BMC Public Health 15(1):66 (2015) PMID 25637384 PMCID PMC4314738

    In recent years, there has been a decline in physical activity among adults. Motivation has been shown to be a crucial factor in maintaining physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine whether motives for participation could accurately discriminate gender, age, and type of physic...
  9. Factors associated with mouthguard use and discontinuation among rugby players in Malaysia.

    Dental Traumatology 30(6):461 (2014) PMID 24890132

    To assess rugby players' preferences for using a mouthguard and to determine the factors contributing to the use and discontinuation of a mouthguard. A cross-sectional study was conducted in two rugby tournaments from 2009 to 2010. Samples were selected by convenience sampling. Participants were...
  10. Non-face-to-face physical activity interventions in older adults: a systematic review.

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition a... 11(1):35 (2014) PMID 24612748 PMCID PMC4008359

    Physical activity is effective in preventing chronic diseases, increasing quality of life and promoting general health in older adults, but most older adults are not sufficiently active to gain those benefits. A novel and economically viable way to promote physical activity in older adults is th...
  11. Validating the Physical Activity and Leisure Motivation Scale (PALMS).

    BMC Public Health 14:909 (2014) PMID 25182130 PMCID PMC4168060

    Although there is abundant evidence to recommend a physically active lifestyle, adult physical activity (PA) levels have declined over the past two decades. In order to understand why this happens, numerous studies have been conducted to uncover the reasons for people's participation in PA. Ofte...
  12. Review of physical activity prevalence of Asian school-age children and adolescents.

    Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pa... 25(3):227 (2013) PMID 23536237

    Overweight and obese populations in Asia are high and increasing rapidly. Physical activity prevalence studies have found low physical activity rates among Asian school-age children and adolescents. The purpose of this review is to establish a baseline for physical activity rates in Asian school...
  13. Self-determination and goal orientation in track and field.

    Journal of Human Kinetics 33:151 (2012) PMID 23486244 PMCID PMC3588670

    This study investigated gender, age group and locality differences in adolescent athletes' self-determination motivation and goal orientations in track and field. It also examined the relationship between the self-determination theory and achievement goal theory. A total of 632 (349 boys, 283 gi...
  14. Physical activity and obesity research in the Asia-Pacific: a review.

    Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pa... 24(3):435 (2012) PMID 22593220

    Obesity is a global health concern and has a great impact on countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for obesity, but physical activity levels are declining in much of this region. Increasing physical activity is a priority in many countries. Considerable...
  15. Leisure-time physical activity and physical fitness of male adolescents in Oman.

    Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pa... 24(1):128 (2012) PMID 20460285

    This study investigated the relationship between leisure-time physical activity and physical fitness (cardiovascular fitness, body fat percentage, flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance) of 10th-grade male students in Oman. Data were collected from 330 students. All participants completed a...
  16. Volunteer motivations at a National Special Olympics event.

    Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 28(1):27 (2011) PMID 21282846

    Understanding the motivations for people to volunteer with the management and execution of major sporting events is important for the recruitment and retention of the volunteers. This research investigated volunteer motivations at the first National Special Olympics held in Ames, Iowa, USA in Ju...
  17. Sex, Age Group and Locality Differences in Adolescent Athletes' Beliefs, Values and Goal Orientation in Track and Field

    Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness 7(2):112 (2009)

    This study used the Eccles et al. expectancy-value model of achievement choice and achievement goal theory to investigate sex, age group and locality differences in adolescent athletes' expectancy-related beliefs, subjective task values and achievement goals in track and field. A cross-sect...