Kimberly S. Maier

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Quality of care may be influenced by patient and hospital factors. Our goal was to use multilevel modeling to identify patient-level and hospital-level determinants of the quality of acute stroke care in a stroke registry. METHODS During 2001 to 2002, data were collected for 4897 ischemic stroke and TIA admissions at 96 hospitals(More)
Motivational interviewing, which involves the use of person-centered, directive counseling techniques, shows promise for changing adolescent behaviors. The purpose of this article was to describe the methodology and findings related to the treatment fidelity of three face-to-face motivational interviewing sessions involving middle school girls and a school(More)
OBJECTIVES the purpose of this study was to examine associations among gestational weight gain (GWG) and pregnancy leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), within pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) categories, while utilising two different estimates of pre-pregnancy weight. DESIGN a cohort study. Data were collected via questionnaire and abstraction from(More)
OBJECTIVE Illicit drug use in Latin America is on the rise. This study contributes to the literature by examining the extent five factors related to adolescent substance use among U.S. populations covary with age at first use in a sample of Venezuelan inner-city youth. METHOD Anonymous self-administered questionnaires on drug involvement and related(More)
This study provided initial validity evidence for multidimensional measures of coaching competency derived from the Coaching Competency Scale (CCS). Data were collected from intercollegiate men's (n = 8) and women's (n = 13) soccer and women's ice hockey teams (n = 11). The total number of athletes was 585. Within teams, a multidimensional internal model(More)
This study extended validity evidence for multidimensional measures of coaching competency derived from the Coaching Competency Scale (CCS; Myers, Feltz, Maier, Wolfe, & Reckase, 2006) by examining use of the original rating scale structure and testing how measures related to satisfaction with the head coach within teams and between teams. Motivation, game(More)
The primary purpose of the study was to determine whether girls in one school receiving nurse counseling plus an after-school physical activity club showed greater improvement in physical activity, cardiovascular fitness, and body composition than girls assigned to an attention control condition in another school (N = 69). Linear regressions controlling for(More)
The application of multidimensional item response theory models to repeated observations has demonstrated great promise in developmental research. It allows researchers to take into consideration both the characteristics of item response and measurement error in longitudinal trajectory analysis, which improves the reliability and validity of the latent(More)
BACKGROUND The role of psychosocial stress in the development of obesity and metabolic syndrome is receiving increased attention and has led to examination of whether physical activity may moderate the stress-metabolic syndrome relationship. The current study examined relationships among physical activity, stress, and metabolic syndrome in adolescents. (More)