Marit Eriksson

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The aims of this study were to examine the genetic contribution on physical activity (PA) within a nationwide population of young adult male twin pairs from Sweden and to investigate the equal environment assumption (EEA) in relation to PA. Information on PA was collected by questionnaires in 1998 and 2002 and the impact of genetic factors was estimated by(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to investigate parent-child physical activity (PA) associations and whether children's self-esteem or athletic competence mediates such associations. METHODS The study population comprised 1124 12-year-old children and their parents. Parents' PA was assessed using the Baecke questionnaire and a question about sport(More)
BACKGROUND Prenatal life exposures, potentially manifested as altered birth size, may influence the later risk of major chronic diseases through direct biologic effects on disease processes, but also by modifying adult behaviors such as physical activity that may influence later disease risk. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We investigated the association(More)
AIMS One aim was to disentangle how the shape and location of the BMI distribution changed among Swedish children over a 12 y period. Another aim was to identify the age during childhood when changes occurred or became manifest. METHODS Two population-based cohorts-2,591 children from Stockholm born 1985-1987 and 3,650 from Gothenburg born 1973-1975-were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the size of biases in self-reported height, weight in a large sample of adolescents with special attention to possible effects of body dissatisfaction and to assess how such biases may influence estimates of overweight and obesity. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Unselected population from Southwestern parts of Stockholm(More)
Size at birth and postnatal growth have been positively associated with obesity in adulthood. However, associations between postnatal growth and body composition later in life have rarely been studied. The overall purpose was to explore the associations between birthweight, weight gain during first year of life and height, weight, body mass index, fat free(More)
The comorbidity between major depression and personality disorders in patients with long-standing work disability at a rehabilitation clinic was investigated. Sixty patients with a somatoform pain disorder and 66 patients with different medical illnesses were assessed by means of a self rating scale for major depression, and the SCID screen personality(More)
AIM To investigate conversations between nurses and parents in Swedish child health services and to assess to what extent attention is directed towards dietary and physical activity behaviours in children. METHODS Twenty-three nurses audio-recorded one session each. Recordings were assessed and topics were classified according to predetermined categories.(More)