Jenny Saxton

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OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that quantitative variation in eating behaviour traits shows a graded association with weight in children. DESIGN Cross-sectional design in a community setting. SUBJECTS Data were from 406 families participating in the Physical Exercise and Appetite in CHildren Study (PEACHES) or the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS).(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between eating in the absence of hunger (EAH) and adiposity in children. DESIGN Two cross-sectional studies in community settings. SUBJECTS For study 1, 348 children (178 girls and 170 boys) aged 7-9 years were recruited as part of the Physical Exercise and Appetite in Children Study. In study 2, participants were a(More)
BACKGROUND The health benefits of physical activity for children are well established. Although objective measures of physical activity are increasingly used there is still a lack of adequate data on physical activity in children. Sex differences in physical activity have been consistently demonstrated and lower levels of physical activity in obese than(More)
BACKGROUND The relative reinforcing value (RRV) of food, defined as how hard an individual is prepared to work to gain access to food rather than a nonfood alternative, has been shown to be higher in obese adults and children than in their normal-weight counterparts. However, these cross-sectional studies are unable to determine whether a high RRV of food(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate associations between weight status and body size perception in children in the UK. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING School-based sample in the UK. PARTICIPANTS 399 children (205 boys, 194 girls) aged 7-9 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Perceived body size was assessed using a visual method (Children's Body Image Scale,(More)
BACKGROUND A large proportion of UK children do not reach the recommended levels of physical activity (PA) required for optimum health. Few studies have investigated the psychosocial correlates of objectively measured PA in preadolescents. This study examined child attitudes and parental behaviours as correlates of children's activity. METHODS In total,(More)
One hundred and sixty-nine severely demented patients were tested in a multicenter study with the short version of the Severe Impairment Battery which was translated into Italian with the purpose of adapting and validating it for an Italian population. Patients were enrolled in Italian geriatric centers participating in the Study Group on Aging Brain of the(More)
We examine the cognitive ability of 58 demented patients who were evaluated with the Spanish version of the Severe Impairment Battery (SIB). The SIB is composed of multiple simple subtests for memory, language, orientation, attention, visual perception and ability to construct. The battery also assesses social skills, praxis and the ability to respond(More)
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