Louise B. Mathews

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BACKGROUND Evidence on interventions for preventing unhealthy weight gain in adolescents is urgently needed. The aim of this paper is to describe the process evaluation for a three-year (2005-2008) project conducted in five secondary schools in the East Geelong/Bellarine region of Victoria, Australia. The project, 'It's Your Move!' aimed to reduce unhealthy(More)
To explore the cross-sectional relationships between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and physical activity (PA) behaviours and screen-based media (SBM) use among a sample of Australian adolescents. Data came from baseline measures collected for the It’s Your Move! community-based obesity prevention intervention. Questionnaire data on(More)
BACKGROUND The Pacific OPIC Project (Obesity Prevention In Communities) includes whole-of-community intervention programs in four countries (Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia) aimed at reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity in youth. DEVELOPMENT OF ACTION PLANS At each intervention site, preliminary interviews were conducted with youth to(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and body mass index (BMI) among a sample of Australian adolescents. METHODS Anthropometric, demographic and behavioural data were collected from students (n=3040 mean age 14.6, 44% female) from 12 secondary schools in South West Victoria, Australia (response(More)
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