Stephanie L Baller

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OBJECTIVE To identify differences in neighborhood environment and their association with physical activity (PA) levels of on-campus compared with off-campus students. PARTICIPANTS Participants were 822 undergraduate students at a mid-sized mid-Atlantic university. METHODS Students completed the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale-Abbreviated and(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this pilot study was to examine demographic, health, behavioral, and social cognitive correlates of perceived worksite environmental support for physical activity (PA) in middle-age adults. METHODS A convenience sample (N = 173) of University employees in the Southeastern U.S. (mean age = 45) was surveyed using an(More)
BACKGROUND Accelerometers have become one of the most common methods of measuring physical activity (PA). Thus, validity of accelerometer data reduction approaches remains an important research area. Yet, few studies directly compare data reduction approaches and other PA measures in free-living samples. OBJECTIVE To compare PA estimates provided by 3(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence supports the role of physical and social environments in active living, including perception of environment. However, measurement of perceived environments in rural settings is lacking. This study describes the development of the Rural Active Living Perceived Environmental Support Scale (RALPESS). METHODS Premised on social ecological(More)
While Healthy People 2020 calls for a reduction of bullying among high school students as a public health priority, earlier intervention supported by Occupational Therapists may be warranted. The current study investigated the prevalence of bullying behaviors within an elementary school, compared the experiences of victims with those of perpetrators, and(More)
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