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Accelerometer use in physical activity: best practices and research recommendations.
Ward DS, Evenson KR, Vaughn A, Rodgers AB, Troiano RP. Ward DS, et al. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Nov;37(11 Suppl):S582-8. doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000185292.71933.91. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005. PMID: 16294121
At a scientific conference in December 2004, a number of scientists were invited to present papers, serve as reactors or moderators to papers, present posters of original research, or serve as members of an audience knowledgeable about the use of accelerometers. ...
At a scientific conference in December 2004, a number of scientists were invited to present papers, serve as reactors or moder …
Validity and reliability of a school travel survey.
Evenson KR, Neelon B, Ball SC, Vaughn A, Ward DS. Evenson KR, et al. J Phys Act Health. 2008;5 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S1-15. doi: 10.1123/jpah.5.s1.s1. J Phys Act Health. 2008. PMID: 18364515 Free PMC article.
We evaluated the criterion validity and test-retest reliability of a questionnaire with a sample of young schoolchildren to assess travel to and from school, including mode, travel companion, and destination after school. METHODS: To assess test-retest reliability, …
We evaluated the criterion validity and test-retest reliability of a questionnaire with a sample of young schoolchildren to as …
Best-practice guidelines for physical activity at child care.
McWilliams C, Ball SC, Benjamin SE, Hales D, Vaughn A, Ward DS. McWilliams C, et al. Pediatrics. 2009 Dec;124(6):1650-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-0952. Epub 2009 Nov 16. Pediatrics. 2009. PMID: 19917582
The purpose of this article is to present these physical activity best-practice guidelines and provide data on how these guidelines compare to current practice in a large sample (N = 96) of child care centers in North Carolina. ...Our results showed that only a few …
The purpose of this article is to present these physical activity best-practice guidelines and provide data on how these guidelines compare …
Interventions for increasing physical activity at child care.
Ward DS, Vaughn A, McWilliams C, Hales D. Ward DS, et al. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Mar;42(3):526-34. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181cea406. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010. PMID: 20068495 Review.
This article reviews existing intervention studies targeting physical activity conducted within a child care setting (including preschools, nursery schools, and day care). Given the limited work in this setting, liberal criteria were used that allowed for inclusion of stud …
This article reviews existing intervention studies targeting physical activity conducted within a child care setting (including presc …
Expert and stakeholder consensus on priorities for obesity prevention research in early care and education settings.
Ward DS, Vaughn A, Story M. Ward DS, et al. Child Obes. 2013 Apr;9(2):116-24. doi: 10.1089/chi.2013.9204. Epub 2013 Mar 18. Child Obes. 2013. PMID: 23506454 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: Early childhood is a formative period for many weight-related behaviors (diet and activity), but little obesity prevention research targeting this age group has been conducted. Early care and education settings are a useful avenue for interventions targe …
BACKGROUND: Early childhood is a formative period for many weight-related behaviors (diet and activity), but little obesity preventio …
Measuring parent food practices: a systematic review of existing measures and examination of instruments.
Vaughn AE, Tabak RG, Bryant MJ, Ward DS. Vaughn AE, et al. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013 May 20;10:61. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-61. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013. PMID: 23688157 Free PMC article. Review.
During the last decade, there has been a rapid increase in development of instruments to measure parent food practices. Because these instruments often measure different constructs, or define common constructs differently, an evaluation of these instruments is needed. A
During the last decade, there has been a rapid increase in development of instruments to measure parent food practices. Because these …
Measuring the physical activity practices used by parents of preschool children.
Vaughn AE, Hales D, Ward DS. Vaughn AE, et al. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Dec;45(12):2369-77. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31829d27de. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013. PMID: 23715430 Free PMC article.
INTRODUCTION: Parents play a critical role in shaping children's attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, including those around physical activity and inactivity. ...METHODS: A sample of 324 parents with 2- to 5-yr-old children from central North Carolina completed a
INTRODUCTION: Parents play a critical role in shaping children's attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, including those around physical a …
Development of HomeSTEAD's physical activity and screen time physical environment inventory.
Hales D, Vaughn AE, Mazzucca S, Bryant MJ, Tabak RG, McWilliams C, Stevens J, Ward DS. Hales D, et al. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013 Dec 5;10:132. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-132. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013. PMID: 24313962 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: The home environment has a significant influence on children's physical activity, sedentary behavior, dietary intake, and risk for obesity and chronic disease. ...CONCLUSIONS: The HomeSTEAD instrument represents a clear advancement in the measurement of …
BACKGROUND: The home environment has a significant influence on children's physical activity, sedentary behavior, dietary intake, and …
The keys to healthy family child care homes intervention: study design and rationale.
Østbye T, Mann CM, Vaughn AE, Namenek Brouwer RJ, Benjamin Neelon SE, Hales D, Bangdiwala SI, Ward DS. Østbye T, et al. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Jan;40:81-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.11.003. Epub 2014 Nov 8. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015. PMID: 25460337 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
Family child care homes (FCCH) are a specific type of child care in which children are cared for within the provider's own residence. ...The intervention operates in a novel setting, targets children during a key developmental period, and addresses both provi …
Family child care homes (FCCH) are a specific type of child care in which children are cared for within the provider's own residence. …
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