Stacey Evans

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OBJECTIVE We designed and tested a novel health promotion program for elementary schools that was based on peer teaching from older to younger schoolchildren ("Healthy Buddies"). SUBJECTS AND METHODS This prospective pilot study compared the effect of our program (2-3 hours/week, 21 weeks) in 2 Canadian elementary schools (intervention: n = 232 children,(More)
To increase calorie consumption of 5 mildly malnourished children with cystic fibrosis (CF), intervention was implemented in multiple baseline fashion across snack and three meals. Intervention involved nutritional education establishing gradually increasing calories goals, teaching parents contingency management strategies, and a reward system for(More)
Three mildly malnourished children with cystic fibrosis and their parents participated in a behavioral group-treatment program that focused on promoting and maintaining increased calorie consumption. Treatment included nutritional education, gradually increasing calorie goals, contingency management, and relaxation training, and was evaluated in a multiple(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate calorie intake, behavioral eating styles, and parent perception of eating behavior of preschool children with cystic fibrosis (CF) compared with healthy peers. DESIGN A two group comparison study. SETTING A clinical sample of 32 preschool children with CF (aged 2 to 5 years) and a community sample of 29 healthy peers(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies of football injuries include professional players and data have been collected in without a single validated, standardised tool. We aimed to develop a new standardised questionnaire for assessing injuries among non-professional footballers and pilot its use. METHOD A questionnaire was developed using input from footballers,(More)
Ghrelin is secreted primarily by the stomach. It circulates as acyl-(AG) and desacyl-(DG) forms. AG (but not DG) stimulates appetite. Ghrelin is elevated in Prader Willi syndrome (PWS), suggesting it may cause the characteristic hyperphagia and overweight. Short-acting somatostatin analogue octreotide suppresses ghrelin in PWS. We hypothesized that(More)
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