Elissa Burton

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There are few reliable measures of place with which to study the effects of socio-economic context on health. We report on the development and inter-rater reliability of a 27-item observer-rated built environment site survey checklist (BESSC). Across eleven 'housing areas' (defined as areas of homogeneity in housing form) and two raters, kappa coefficients(More)
Previous research has documented the negative effects of racism on the psychological health of African Americans. However, consideration of racial socialization as a potential buffer against racism experiences has received limited attention. The present study investigated whether two types of parental racial socialization messages reduced the impact of(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to evaluate the effectiveness of exercise programs to reduce falls in older people with dementia who are living in the community. METHOD Peer-reviewed articles (randomized controlled trials [RCTs] and quasi-experimental trials) published in English between January 2000 and February(More)
Participation rates of older people in resistance training (RT) are low despite increasing research showing many health benefits. To increase the number of older people participating in RT it is important to know what would motivate people to become involved, what motivates those who participate to continue, and the factors preventing many older people from(More)
AIM To investigate 'ageing in place' in terms of house, locality and support, related to the Western Australia members of National Seniors Australia. METHODS A postal survey of 6859 members, followed by structured interviews with a subsample of respondents. RESULTS A similar proportion of respondents (nearly 30%) had either moved house recently or not(More)
Obese youth are at increased risk for binge eating, which is associated with the development of full-syndrome binge eating disorder (BED) and further weight gain. Binge eating behavior can negatively affect the outcomes of pediatric weight management programs. Binge eating is also associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety in overweight and obese(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity contributes to an older person's health and well-being by maintaining strength, balance and mobility, all of which are important for older people who wish to remain living in their home for as long as possible. It is therefore essential that community nurses and those working with home care clients promote being physically(More)
There is considerable diversity in the types of exercise programs investigated to reduce falls in older people. The purpose of this paper was to review the effectiveness of individualized (tailored) home-based exercise programs in reducing falls and improving physical performance among older people living in the community. A systematic review and(More)
The 3 study objectives were to compare the activity levels of older people who had received a restorative home care service with those of people who had received "usual" home care, explore the predictors of physical activity in these 2 groups, and determine whether either group met the minimum recommended activity levels for their age group. A questionnaire(More)