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Physical inactivity is one of the four leading risk factors for global mortality. Accurate measurement of physical activity (PA) and in particular by physical activity questionnaires (PAQs) remains a challenge. The aim of this paper is to provide an updated systematic review of the reliability and validity characteristics of existing and more recently(More)
BACKGROUND Statistical mediation analysis can be used to improve the design of obesity prevention and treatment programs by identifying the possible mechanisms through which an intervention achieved its effects. The aim of this study was to identify mediators of weight loss in an Internet-based weight-loss program specifically designed for overweight men.(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity is one of the most pressing health issues of our time. Key health organizations have recommended research be conducted on the effectiveness of well-designed interventions to combat childhood obesity that can be translated into a variety of settings. This paper describes the design and methods used in the Hunter Illawarra Kids(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a major cause of preventable death in Australia with prevalence increasing at an alarming rate. Of particular concern is that approximately 68% of men are overweight/obese, yet are notoriously difficult to engage in weight loss programs, despite being more susceptible than women to adverse weight-related outcomes. There is a need to(More)
In this study, we examined the emotional responses of staff to patient-on-staff assault at a state inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents. Staff (n = 93) completed self-report measures assessing general psychiatric functioning and symptoms of depression and anxiety. Staff assaulted by patients in the past six months (n = 59) were(More)
OBJECTIVE Adolescent obesity is difficult to treat and the optimal dietary pattern, particularly in relation to macronutrient composition, remains controversial. This study tested the effect of two structured diets with differing macronutrient composition versus control, on weight, body composition and metabolic parameters in obese adolescents. DESIGN A(More)
  • Co-Chairmen, Gregory Saathoff, Abdullah Ansary, Scott Atran, Matthew Bettenhausen, Steve Etter +18 others
  • 2006
* The affiliations of the individual task force members are provided for identification purposes only and do not represent endorsements by those organizations or agencies. (HSPI) is a unique, nonpartisan " think and do tank " that builds bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through a multi and interdisciplinary approach. By(More)
  • Co-Chairmen, Gregory Saathoff, Abdullah Ansary, Scott Atran, Matthew Bettenhausen, Steve Etter +18 others
  • 2006
* The affiliations of the individual task force members are provided for identification purposes only and do not represent endorsements by those organizations or agencies. (HSPI) is a unique, nonpartisan " think and do tank " that builds bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through a multi and interdisciplinary approach. By(More)
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