Publications by authors named "Ronald C Plotnikoff"

100Publications

Examining social-cognitive theory constructs as mediators of behaviour change in the active team smartphone physical activity program: a mediation analysis.

BMC Public Health 2021 Jan 7;21(1):88. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

School of Health Sciences, City East Campus, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA, 5001, Australia.

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January 2021

Process Evaluation of a School-Based High-Intensity Interval Training Program for Older Adolescents: The Burn 2 Learn Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial.

Children (Basel) 2020 Dec 16;7(12). Epub 2020 Dec 16.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia.

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December 2020

Examining mediators of intervention efficacy in a randomised controlled m-health trial to improve physical activity and sleep health in adults.

Psychol Health 2020 11 27;35(11):1346-1367. Epub 2020 May 27.

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

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November 2020

Momentary mood predicts upcoming real-life sedentary behavior.

Scand J Med Sci Sports 2020 Jul 21;30(7):1276-1286. Epub 2020 Mar 21.

Department of Sports and Sports Science, Mental mHealth Lab, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany.

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July 2020

A Social Networking and Gamified App to Increase Physical Activity: Cluster RCT.

Am J Prev Med 2020 02;58(2):e51-e62

Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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February 2020

Efficacy of an m-Health Physical Activity and Sleep Intervention to Improve Sleep Quality in Middle-Aged Adults: The Refresh Study Randomized Controlled Trial.

Ann Behav Med 2020 06;54(7):470-483

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.

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June 2020

Daily steps and diet, but not sleep, are related to mortality in older Australians.

J Sci Med Sport 2020 Mar 1;23(3):276-282. Epub 2019 Oct 1.

School of Medicine & Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, Australia; Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, The University of Newcastle, Australia.

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March 2020

Efficacy of an m-Health Physical Activity and Sleep Health Intervention for Adults: A Randomized Waitlist-Controlled Trial.

Am J Prev Med 2019 10;57(4):503-514

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia; Faculty of Health and Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia. Electronic address:

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October 2019

Does Patient Preference for Mode of Intervention Delivery Impact Intervention Efficacy and Attrition?

Am J Health Promot 2020 01 30;34(1):63-66. Epub 2019 Aug 30.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.

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January 2020

Breaking Up Sedentary Behavior Optimally to Enhance Mood.

Med Sci Sports Exerc 2020 02;52(2):457-465

Mental mHealth Laboratory, Department of Sports and Sports Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, GERMANY.

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February 2020

A systematic review of outdoor gym use: Current evidence and future directions.

J Sci Med Sport 2019 Dec 8;22(12):1335-1343. Epub 2019 Aug 8.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Australia. Electronic address:

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December 2019

Mediating Effects of the 'eCoFit' Physical Activity Intervention for Adults at Risk of, or Diagnosed with, Type 2 Diabetes.

Int J Behav Med 2019 Oct;26(5):512-521

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Advanced Technology Center, The University of Newcastle, Level 3, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia.

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October 2019

Sedentary behavior in everyday life relates negatively to mood: An ambulatory assessment study.

Scand J Med Sci Sports 2019 Sep 23;29(9):1340-1351. Epub 2019 May 23.

Department of Sports and Sports Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany.

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September 2019

Predictors of adherence to a physical activity counseling intervention delivered by exercise physiologists: secondary analysis of the NewCOACH trial data.

Patient Prefer Adherence 2018 29;12:2537-2543. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia,

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November 2018

Mobilizing an underused resource: cohort studies for population health intervention research.

Int J Epidemiol 2018 12;47(6):1730-1733

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia.

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December 2018

A randomised controlled trial to test the efficacy of an m-health delivered physical activity and sleep intervention to improve sleep quality in middle-aged adults: The Refresh Study Protocol.

Contemp Clin Trials 2018 10 24;73:36-50. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia; School of Medicine & Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. Electronic address:

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October 2018

Associations between Changes in Activity and Sleep Quality and Duration over Two Years.

Med Sci Sports Exerc 2018 12;50(12):2425-2432

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

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December 2018

Enhancing the utility of International Journal of Epidemiology cohort profiles.

Int J Epidemiol 2018 Jun;47(3):1008-1009

School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

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June 2018

A systematic review and meta-analysis of cognitive and behavioral interventions to improve sleep health in adults without sleep disorders.

Sleep Med Rev 2018 08 29;40:160-169. Epub 2017 Dec 29.

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia; School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

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August 2018

Effectiveness of mother and daughter interventions targeting physical activity, fitness, nutrition and adiposity: A systematic review.

Prev Med 2018 06 30;111:55-66. Epub 2017 Dec 30.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, 2308, Australia. Electronic address:

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June 2018

Physical activity coaching by Australian Exercise Physiologists is cost effective for patients referred from general practice.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Feb 22;42(1):12-15. Epub 2017 Nov 22.

Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, New South Wales.

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February 2018

Impact on dietary intake of a self-directed, gender-tailored diabetes prevention program in men.

World J Diabetes 2017 Aug;8(8):414-421

Megan E Rollo, Kirrilly M Pursey, Clare E Collins, Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia.

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August 2017

Referral for Expert Physical Activity Counseling: A Pragmatic RCT.

Am J Prev Med 2017 Oct 14;53(4):490-499. Epub 2017 Aug 14.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.

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October 2017

Exploring the impact of high intensity interval training on adolescents' objectively measured physical activity: Findings from a randomized controlled trial.

J Sports Sci 2018 May 20;36(10):1087-1094. Epub 2017 Jul 20.

a Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition , University of Newcastle , Newcastle , Australia.

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May 2018

A cross-sectional cluster analysis of the combined association of physical activity and sleep with sociodemographic and health characteristics in mid-aged and older adults.

Maturitas 2017 Aug 20;102:56-61. Epub 2017 May 20.

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia.

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August 2017

Comparability and feasibility of wrist- and hip-worn accelerometers in free-living adolescents.

J Sci Med Sport 2017 Dec 21;20(12):1101-1106. Epub 2017 Apr 21.

Priority Research Centre Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Australia. Electronic address:

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December 2017

Process Evaluation of the Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus PULSE Program Randomized Controlled Trial: Recruitment, Engagement, and Overall Satisfaction.

Am J Mens Health 2017 07 19;11(4):1055-1068. Epub 2017 Apr 19.

1 Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia.

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July 2017

Efficacy of a gender-tailored intervention to prevent weight regain in men over 3 years: A weight loss maintenance RCT.

Obesity (Silver Spring) 2017 01 7;25(1):56-65. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.

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January 2017

Weight Management Advice for Clients with Overweight or Obesity: Allied Health Professional Survey.

Healthcare (Basel) 2016 Nov 14;4(4). Epub 2016 Nov 14.

School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia.

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November 2016

Mediators of change in screen-time in a school-based intervention for adolescent boys: findings from the ATLAS cluster randomized controlled trial.

J Behav Med 2017 Jun 14;40(3):423-433. Epub 2016 Nov 14.

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia.

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June 2017

Assessing the sustained impact of a school-based obesity prevention program for adolescent boys: the ATLAS cluster randomized controlled trial.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2016 Aug 20;13:92. Epub 2016 Aug 20.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia.

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August 2016

Web-Based Video-Coaching to Assist an Automated Computer-Tailored Physical Activity Intervention for Inactive Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Med Internet Res 2016 08 12;18(8):e223. Epub 2016 Aug 12.

Physical Activity Research Group, School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia.

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August 2016

An Evaluation of Web- and Print-Based Methods to Attract People to a Physical Activity Intervention.

JMIR Res Protoc 2016 May 27;5(2):e94. Epub 2016 May 27.

Physical Activity Research Group, School of Human Health and Social Science, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia.

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May 2016

High-Intensity Interval Training for Cognitive and Mental Health in Adolescents.

Med Sci Sports Exerc 2016 10;48(10):1985-93

1Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, AUSTRALIA; and 2Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.

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October 2016

Efficacy of the Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Using LifeStyle Education Program RCT.

Am J Prev Med 2016 Mar 30;50(3):353-364. Epub 2015 Oct 30.

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia; School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.

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March 2016

Understanding physical activity in individuals with prediabetes: an application of social cognitive theory.

Psychol Health Med 2016 24;21(2):254-60. Epub 2015 Aug 24.

a Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation , University of Alberta , Edmonton , Alberta , Canada.

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May 2017

Mediating effects of resistance training skill competency on health-related fitness and physical activity: the ATLAS cluster randomised controlled trial.

J Sports Sci 2016 21;34(8):772-9. Epub 2015 Jul 21.

a Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education , University of Newcastle , Callaghan Campus, Newcastle , New South Wales , Australia.

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October 2016

Maternal Correlates of Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Girls.

Matern Child Health J 2015 Nov;19(11):2348-57

Faculty of Education and Arts, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus 2308, Newcastle, Australia.

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November 2015

Social-ecological correlates of physical activity in kidney cancer survivors.

J Cancer Surviv 2016 Feb 6;10(1):164-75. Epub 2015 Jun 6.

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

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February 2016

Impact of a male-only weight loss maintenance programme on social-cognitive determinants of physical activity and healthy eating: A randomized controlled trial.

Br J Health Psychol 2015 Nov 16;20(4):724-44. Epub 2015 Mar 16.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.

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November 2015

Improvements in fundamental movement skill competency mediate the effect of the SCORES intervention on physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in children.

J Sports Sci 2015 26;33(18):1908-18. Epub 2015 Feb 26.

a Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts , University of Newcastle , Australia.

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April 2016

Characteristics of men classified at high-risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus using the AUSDRISK screening tool.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2015 Apr 20;108(1):45-54. Epub 2015 Jan 20.

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia; School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. Electronic address:

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April 2015

Reliability and validity of a single-item physical activity measure for adolescents.

J Paediatr Child Health 2015 Aug 3;51(8):787-93. Epub 2015 Feb 3.

Priority Research Centre Physical Activity and Nutrition, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

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August 2015

Changes in motivational outcomes following a supervised physical activity program with behavioral counseling in kidney cancer survivors: a pilot study.

Psychooncology 2015 Sep 27;24(9):1204-7. Epub 2015 Jan 27.

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

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September 2015

Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of the MADE4Life Program: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Phys Act Health 2015 Oct 19;12(10):1378-93. Epub 2015 Jan 19.

School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia.

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October 2015

Paternal Lifestyle-Related Parenting Practices Mediate Changes in Children's Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors: Findings From the Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids Community Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Phys Act Health 2015 Sep 19;12(9):1327-35. Epub 2014 Dec 19.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.

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September 2015

Rationale and study protocol for 'Switch-off 4 Healthy Minds' (S4HM): a cluster randomized controlled trial to reduce recreational screen time in adolescents.

Contemp Clin Trials 2015 Jan 8;40:150-8. Epub 2014 Dec 8.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

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January 2015

Behavioral mediators of weight loss in the SHED-IT community randomized controlled trial for overweight and obese men.

Ann Behav Med 2015 Apr;49(2):286-92

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Callaghan, Australia,

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April 2015

Social cognitive mediators of dietary behavior change in adolescent girls.

Am J Health Behav 2015 Jan;39(1):51-61

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia.

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January 2015

Smart-phone obesity prevention trial for adolescent boys in low-income communities: the ATLAS RCT.

Pediatrics 2014 Sep;134(3):e723-31

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia;

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September 2014

The PULSE (Prevention Using LifeStyle Education) trial protocol: a randomised controlled trial of a Type 2 Diabetes Prevention programme for men.

Contemp Clin Trials 2014 Sep 1;39(1):132-44. Epub 2014 Aug 1.

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia; School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. Electronic address:

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September 2014

Physical activity and physical self-concept in youth: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Sports Med 2014 Nov;44(11):1589-601

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia,

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November 2014

Physical activity and skills intervention: SCORES cluster randomized controlled trial.

Med Sci Sports Exerc 2015 Apr;47(4):765-74

1Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA; and 2Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA.

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April 2015

My Activity Coach - using video-coaching to assist a web-based computer-tailored physical activity intervention: a randomised controlled trial protocol.

BMC Public Health 2014 Jul 21;14:738. Epub 2014 Jul 21.

Centre for Physical Activity Studies, School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University, Building 18, Rockhampton, QLD 4702, Australia.

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July 2014

Associations between program outcomes and adherence to Social Cognitive theory tasks: process evaluation of the SHED-IT community weight loss trial for men.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2014 Jul 11;11:89. Epub 2014 Jul 11.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan 2308, NSW, Australia.

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July 2014

Correlates of resistance training in post-treatment breast cancer survivors.

Support Care Cancer 2014 Oct 8;22(10):2757-66. Epub 2014 May 8.

Centre for Physical Activity Studies, School of Human Health and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia,

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October 2014

The health benefits of muscular fitness for children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Sports Med 2014 Sep;44(9):1209-23

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle, NSW, Australia,

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September 2014

Maternal and paternal parenting practices and their influence on children's adiposity, screen-time, diet and physical activity.

Appetite 2014 Aug 18;79:149-57. Epub 2014 Apr 18.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia; School of Education, Faculty of Education & Arts, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

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August 2014

Self-efficacy, physical activity, and sedentary behavior in adolescent girls: testing mediating effects of the perceived school and home environment.

J Phys Act Health 2014 Nov 11;11(8):1579-86. Epub 2014 Apr 11.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Newcastle NSW, Australia.

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November 2014

Fundamental movement skills and physical activity among children living in low-income communities: a cross-sectional study.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2014 Apr 8;11(1):49. Epub 2014 Apr 8.

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, University Drive, Callaghan NSW, Australia.

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April 2014

Testing social-cognitive theory to explain physical activity change in adolescent girls from low-income communities.

Res Q Exerc Sport 2013 Dec;84(4):483-91

Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle at Callaghan, ATC Rm. 301C, Health and Physical Education Building, University Drive, Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia.

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December 2013

Do personally tailored videos in a web-based physical activity intervention lead to higher attention and recall? - an eye-tracking study.

Front Public Health 2014 12;2:13. Epub 2014 Feb 12.

Centre for Physical Activity Studies, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Central Queensland University , Rockhampton, QLD , Australia.

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February 2014

Weight management including dietary and physical activity advice provided by Australian physiotherapists: a pilot cross-sectional survey.

Physiother Theory Pract 2014 Aug 21;30(6):409-20. Epub 2014 Feb 21.

School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle , Callaghan, NSW , Australia .

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August 2014

Efficacy of interventions that include diet, aerobic and resistance training components for type 2 diabetes prevention: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2014 Jan 15;11. Epub 2014 Jan 15.

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, University Dr, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia.

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January 2014