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  1. Physical activity in a large sample of adults with intellectual disabilities.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(7):1048 (2013) PMID 23132823

    We sought to characterize PA in adults with ID and examine the associations between self-reported activity types, objectively-measured PA, and objectively-measured body mass index (BMI). Self-reported PA and BMI were measured on 294 adults with ID. Accelerometry was collected on 131 of those partici...
  2. The relations of suicidal ideation and attempts with physical activity among Korean adolescents.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(5):716 (2013) PMID 23036894

    Suicide is the leading cause of death among Korean adolescents. This study investigates the cross- sectional relations of physical activity with suicidal ideation and attempts in adolescents, simultaneously considering previously reported risk factors of suicide such as depression, stress, and body...
  3. School physical activity policy assessment.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(4):496 (2013) PMID 22975809

    We developed and assessed reliability of items on the School Physical Activity Policy Assessment (S-PAPA), an instrument designed to assess school PA policy related to physical education (PE), recess, and other opportunities. To develop items, we perused associated literature, examined existing inst...
  4. Prediction of maximal oxygen uptake from a 3-minute walk based on gender, age, and body composition.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(2):280 (2013) PMID 22821953

    The purpose was to develop new maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) prediction models using a perceptually regulated 3-minute walk test. VO2max was measured with a maximal incremental cycle test in 283 Japanese adults. A 3-minute walk test was conducted at a self-regulated intensity corresponding to ratin...
  5. The use of pedometers for monitoring physical activity in children and adolescents: measurement considerations.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(2):249 (2013) PMID 22826504

    Pedometers are increasingly being used to measure physical activity in children and adolescents. This review provides an overview of common measurement issues relating to their use. Studies addressing the following measurement issues in children/adolescents (aged 3-18 years) were included: pedometer...
  6. Self-determined to exercise? Leisure-time exercise behavior, exercise motivation, and exercise dependence in youth.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(2):176 (2013) PMID 23407442

    Scant research has examined the determinants of primary exercise dependence symptoms in youth. Study purposes were to examine sex differences across leisure-time exercise behavior, motivation, and primary exercise dependence symptoms in youth and the extent to which exercise behavior and motivation...
  7. Some strategies for sustaining a walking routine: insights from experienced walkers.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(1):10 (2013) PMID 22394501

    These results also indicate the 3CM technique may be an effective way to explore beliefs and motivations regarding physical activity....
  8. Motivations for adolescent participation in leisure-time physical activity: international differences.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(1):106 (2013) PMID 23324482

    Although there are substantial international differences in adolescent physical activity (PA), cross-country motivational differences have received limited attention, perhaps due to the lack of measures applicable internationally. Identical self-report measures assessing PA and motivations for PA we...
  9. Peak Stepping Cadence in Free-Living Adults: 2005-2006 NHANES.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 9(8):1125 (2012) PMID 22207030

    Analysis of the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) accelerometer data provides the descriptive epidemiology of peak 30-minute cadence (defined as the average steps/min recorded for the 30 highest, but not necessarily consecutive, minutes in a day) and peak 1-minute c...
  10. Day Length and Weather Effects on Children's Physical Activity and Participation in Play, Sports, and Active Travel.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 9(8):1105 (2012) PMID 22826506 PMCID PMC3584676

    We identified episodes of out-of-home play, structured sports, and active travel. Our main exposure measures were day length, temperature, rainfall, cloud cover, and wind speed. Overall physical activity was higher on long days (≥ 14 hours daylight), but there was no difference between short (< 9.5...