Kevin Patrick

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BACKGROUND The proportion of overweight adolescents has increased, but the behavioral risk factors for overweight youth are not well understood. OBJECTIVE To examine how diet, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors relate to overweight status in adolescents. DESIGN AND SETTING Baseline data from the Patient-Centered Assessment and Counseling for(More)
BACKGROUND To our knowledge, no studies have evaluated whether weight loss can be promoted in overweight adults through the use of an intervention that is largely based on daily SMS (Short Message Service: text) and MMS (Multimedia Message Service: small picture) messages transmitted via mobile phones. OBJECTIVE This paper describes the development and(More)
OBJECTIVE Many adolescents do not meet national guidelines for participation in regular moderate or vigorous physical activity (PA); limitations on sedentary behaviors; or dietary intake of fruits and vegetables, fiber, or total dietary fat. This study evaluated a health care-based intervention to improve these behaviors. DESIGN Randomized controlled(More)
Obesity is a major public health challenge with over 65% of U.S. adults either overweight or obese. Estimated annual costs of obesity are around $78.5 billion. Selfmonitoring is a critical skill for successful weight management. However, self-monitoring is laborintensive and compliance is often difficult. In this paper, we describe the Patient-Centered(More)
Physical activity (PA) Web sites were assessed for their use of behavior change theories, including constructs of the health belief model, Transtheoretical Model, social cognitive theory, and the theory of reasoned action and planned behavior. An evaluation template for assessing PA Web sites was developed, and content validity and interrater reliability(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the post-treatment and short-term follow-up efficacy of, as well as participant satisfaction for, a 4-month behavioral weight control program for overweight adolescents initiated in a primary care setting and extended through telephone and mail contact. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES 44 overweight adolescents were randomly(More)
BACKGROUND Sedentary behavior is related to obesity, but measures of sedentary behaviors are lacking for adults. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Sedentary Behavior Questionnaire (SBQ) among overweight adults. METHODS Participants were 49 adults for the 2 week test-retest reliability study (67% female, 53%(More)
BACKGROUND Concurrent validity of Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS) items was evaluated with objective measures of the built environment using geographic information systems (GIS). METHODS A sample of 878 parents of children 10 to 16 years old (mean age 43.5 years, SD = 6.8, 34.8% non-White, 63.8% overweight) completed NEWS and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine correlates of sedentary behaviors in adolescents through the examination of psychosocial and environmental variables. METHOD The study used a cross-sectional design to evaluate an ethnically diverse clinic-based sample of 878 adolescents who were 11 to 15 years old. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were stratified by gender to(More)