• Publications
  • Influence
School-based physical activity does not compromise children's academic performance.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to evaluate the effectiveness of a school-based physical activity intervention, Action Schools! BC (AS! BC), for maintaining academic performance inExpand
Implementation of school based physical activity interventions: a systematic review.
OBJECTIVE Implementation science is an emerging area in physical activity (PA) research. We sought to establish the current state of the evidence related to implementation of school-based PA modelsExpand
Lessons learned from Action Schools! BC--an 'active school' model to promote physical activity in elementary schools.
The 'active school' model offers promise for promoting school-based physical activity (PA); however, few intervention trials have evaluated its effectiveness. Thus, our purpose was to: (1) describeExpand
Physical activity for preschool children--how much and how?
Alarming trends in childhood obesity even among preschool children have re-focused attention on the importance of physical activity in this age group. With this increased attention comes the need toExpand
Patterns of physical activity in Spanish children: a descriptive pilot study.
BACKGROUND The majority of Spanish adults and children do not engage in enough physical activity to be beneficial for health. There is a need for objective and accurate assessment of the proportionExpand
A window of opportunity? Motor skills and perceptions of competence of children in Kindergarten
BackgroundOur aim was to examine the relationship between motor skill proficiency and perceptions of competence of children in their first year of school. We also explored gender-basedExpand
Direct and indirect measurement of physical activity in older adults: a systematic review of the literature
BackgroundDue to physiological and cognitive changes that occur with aging, accurate physical activity (PA) measurement in older adults represents a unique challenge. The primary purpose of thisExpand
From policy to practice: implementation of physical activity and food policies in schools
PurposePublic policies targeting the school setting are increasingly being used toaddress childhood obesity; however, their effectiveness depends on theirimplementation. This study explores theExpand
Barriers to physical activity promotion by general practitioners and practice nurses.
OBJECTIVE To examine the promotion of physical activity by general practitioners (GPs) and practice nurses (PNs). METHODS A questionnaire that examined the types of barriers and the levels of theirExpand
Physical activity of children in family child care.
Physical activity was monitored for 65 boys and girls, during family child care, using accelerometry. Average accelerometer wear time was 7.0 h (SD = 0.83), and average counts per epoch were 104.6Expand