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BACKGROUND Little is known about physical activity and sedentary behavior of adults with bipolar disorder (BP). Physical activity and sedentary behaviors may be modifiable factors associated with elevated rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and mortality in adults with BP. METHODS Sixty adult outpatients treated for BP(More)
INTRODUCTION Little is known about the relation between duration of physical activity and obesity. The objective of this study was to compare the effects of physical activity in bouts (> or = 10 minutes) to the effects of physical activity in nonbouts (<10 minutes) on markers of obesity. METHODS We used data from the 2003-2004 National Health and(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the independent association of objectively measured physical activity on insulin resistance while controlling for confounding variables including: cardiorespiratory fitness, adiposity, sex, age, and smoking status. METHODS Data were obtained from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2004, a cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND Engaging in regular physical activity can be challenging, particularly during the winter months. To promote physical activity at the University of Michigan during the winter months, an eight-week Internet-mediated program (Active U) was developed providing participants with an online physical activity log, goal setting, motivational emails, and(More)
BACKGROUND Accelerometers were incorporated in the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) study cycle for objective assessment of physical activity. This is the first time that objective physical activity data are available on a nationally representative sample of U.S. residents. The use of accelerometers allows researchers to(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine whether treatment change for diabetic patients presenting with elevated blood pressure (BP) differed between physicians and midlevel providers (nurse practitioners [NPs] and physician assistants [PAs]) and to determine reasons for any observed differences. METHODS Analyses were part of a prospective cohort study of 1169 diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about frailty in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purposes of this study were to describe frailty, to identify, which demographic and clinical characteristics contributed to frailty, and to examine the relationship between frailty and health-related outcomes in people with COPD. METHODS This was a(More)
BACKGROUND Low levels of physical activity (PA) are associated with poor outcomes in people with COPD. Interventions to increase PA could improve outcomes. METHODS We tested the efficacy of a novel Internet-mediated, pedometer-based exercise intervention. Veterans with COPD (N = 239) were randomized in a 2:1 ratio to the (1) intervention group (Omron(More)
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between physical activity levels measured objectively by accelerometry and the use of mental health services (MHS) in a representative sample of males and females. METHOD: NHANES 2003-2004 is a cross-sectional study of the civilian, non-institutionalized US adult population. Participants reported whether or not they(More)
BACKGROUND Weight-loss trials tend to recruit highly selective, non-representative samples. Effective weight-loss approaches are needed for real-world challenging populations. PURPOSE To test whether a small-changes intervention, delivered in groups or via telephone, promotes greater weight loss than standard obesity treatment in a predominantly male,(More)