Bridget Armstrong

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OBJECTIVE A greater understanding of minority adolescents' involvement in sex and violence is an essential precursor to the development of effective prevention programs targeted at inner-city youths. METHOD To estimate the prevalence of involvement in sexual, assaultive, and suicidal behaviors and to quantify the relative importance of demographic,(More)
The Bender-Gestalt and the Developmental Test of Visual-motor Integration were administered to two groups of 40 children each, ages 7 through 10 yr. Developmental age scores (Koppitz scoring) and age equivalents (Revised Beery manual) were obtained. Children screened for learning disabilities were selected for one group and children enrolled in regular(More)
OBJECTIVE Children who are overweight or obese are at risk for depression and development of unhealthy weight control behaviors (UWCBs), including using diet pills, purging, or fasting. Explications of pathways leading to UWCBs are needed to prevent the associated negative health outcomes. METHODS Participants were 106 children/adolescents 8-17 years of(More)
PURPOSE To develop and evaluate a risk factor screening survey as a mechanism to identify inner-city junior high school students who may benefit from medical or mental health services available in school-based clinics. METHODS A 36-item health risk factor screening survey was developed and administered to 3,787 predominantly Hispanic students from four(More)
OBJECTIVE Examine average interindividual and temporal intraindividual associations between time of sleep onset (sleep onset), total sleep time (TST), and minutes in moderate-to-very-vigorous physical activity per hour (MVPA/h) among overweight/obese youth.  METHODS  Overweight/obese youth (n = 134; 7-12 years) wore an accelerometer for 16+ hr/day, 5-7(More)
Obese and overweight youth are more at risk for engaging in frequent dieting, unhealthy weight control behaviors and report more body dissatisfaction than their normal weight peers. Previous research has indicated that peer and maternal encouragement to diet is predictive of unhealthy weight related behaviors and attitudes. The current study aims to examine(More)
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