Cindy Hooker

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Within a health context, men in Western societies are a hard-to-reach population who experience higher rates of chronic disease compared with women. Innovative technology-based interventions that specifically target men are needed; however, little is known about how these should be developed for this group. This study aimed to examine opinions and(More)
BACKGROUND Physical inactivity levels are unacceptably high and effective interventions that can increase physical activity in large populations at low cost are urgently needed. Web-based interventions that use computer-tailoring have shown to be effective, though people tend to 'skim' and 'scan' text on the Internet rather than thoroughly read it. The use(More)
BACKGROUND Physical inactivity is one of the leading modifiable causes of death and disease in Australia. National surveys indicate less than half of the Australian adult population are sufficiently active to obtain health benefits. The Internet is a potentially important medium for successfully communicating health messages to the general population and(More)
BACKGROUND Males experience a shorter life expectancy and higher rates of chronic diseases compared to their female counterparts. To improve health outcomes among males, interventions specifically developed for males that target their health behaviors are needed. Information technology (IT)-based interventions may be a promising intervention approach in(More)
BACKGROUND Compared to females, males experience higher rates of chronic disease and mortality, yet few health promotion initiatives are specifically aimed at men. Therefore, the aim of the ManUp Study is to examine the effectiveness of an IT-based intervention to increase the physical activity and nutrition behaviour and literacy in middle-aged males (aged(More)
BACKGROUND The high number of adult males engaging in low levels of physical activity and poor dietary practices, and the health risks posed by these behaviors, necessitate broad-reaching intervention strategies. Information technology (IT)-based (Web and mobile phone) interventions can be accessed by large numbers of people, yet there are few reported(More)
Members-M. Alms (Saskatoon), A. Axer (Tel-Aviv), A. Benjamin (London), G. T. F. Braddock (London), R. A. Bremner (York), J. R. Briggs (London), B. H. Brock (Salisbury), P. I. Busfield (London), D. M. Caird (Middlesbrough), H. Carrier (Chicoutimi), B. Cashman (Bedford), A. K. Cavadias (Athens), E. A. Chisholm (Dumfries), R. S. Cowie (Shrewsbury), P. I.(More)
ISSUES ADDRESSED The school environment provides an ideal setting for physical activity programs. The aim of the current research was to explore the feasibility and appropriateness of implementing program resources from an adult pedometer-based physical activity program (10,000 Steps) into the primary school environment. METHODS 10,000 Steps resources(More)
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