Exploring equity in primary-care-based physical activity interventions using PROGRESS-Plus: A systematic review and evidence synthesis
Attwood S, van Sluijs EMF, Sutton S Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2016 May 20;13(1):60 Abstract Background: Little is known about equity effects in primary care based physical activity interventions. This review explored whether differences in intervention effects are evident across indicators of social disadvantage, specified under the acronym PROGRESS-Plus (place of residence, race/ethnicity, occupation, […]More Info
Jill A. Hnatiuk, Kathryn R. Hesketh, Esther M.F. van Sluijs Eur J Public Health. 2016 May 11. pii: ckw067. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Background: Identifying context-specific correlates of home- and neighbourhood-based physical activity in preschool-aged children may help improve intervention program development for these settings. Methods: A total of 153 3-4-year-old children were recruited through preschool […]More Info
School polices, programmes and facilities, and objectively measured sedentary time, LPA and MVPA: associations in secondary school and over the transition from primary to secondary school
Katie L. Morton, Kirsten Corder, Marc Suhrcke, Flo Harrison, Andy P. Jones, Esther M. F. van Sluijs and Andrew J. Atkin International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2016 13:54 DOI: 10.1186/s12966-016-0378-6 Abstract Background There is increasing policy interest in ensuring that the school environment supports healthy behaviours. We examined the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between schools’ policies, programmes and facilities for physical activity (PA) and adolescents’ objectively-measured activity intensity during the school […]More Info
Anna Goodman, Esther M. F. van Sluijs and David Ogilvie International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity201613:34, DOI: 10.1186/s12966-016-0356-z Abstract Background: England’s national cycle training scheme, ‘Bikeability’, aims to give children in England the confidence to cycle more. There is, however, little evidence on the effectiveness of cycle training in achieving this. We therefore examined whether […]More Info
Identifying correlates and determinants of physical activity in youth: How can we advance the field?
Andrew J. Atkin, Esther M.F. van Sluijs, James Dollman, Wendell C. Taylor, Rebecca M. Stanley Prev Med. 2016 Mar 3;87:167-169. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.02.040 Abstract This commentary provides a critical discussion of current research investigating the correlates and determinants of physical activity in young people, with specific focus on conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues. We draw on […]More Info
Sara E. Benjamin Neelon, Kathryn R. Hesketh, Esther M. van Sluijs Pediatrics. 2016 Mar;137(3):1-3 Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2015-4137 (Open Access)More Info
School grounds and physical activity: Associations at secondary schools, and over the transition from primary to secondary schools
Flo Harrison, Esther M.F. van Sluijs, Kirsten Corder, Andy Jones Health & Place, Volume 39 doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.02.004 Abstract This paper aims to further understanding of the physical environments of secondary schools and their associations with young peoples’ physical activity. Accelerometer-derived physical activity measurements from 299 participants in the SPEEDY study (Norfolk, UK) were obtained from baseline […]More Info
Reflections on physical activity intervention research in young people – dos, don’ts, and critical thoughts
Esther M. F. van Sluijs and Susi Kriemler Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 201613:25 DOI: 10.1186/s12966-016-0348-z Abstract Background. Physical activity has been associated with many benefits throughout the life course. As levels of physical activity appear to be insufficient in large populations, the development of effective interventions to promote or maintain activity levels in […]More Info
The school environment and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviour: a mixed-studies systematic review.
Morton KL, Atkin AJ, Corder K, Suhrcke M, van Sluijs EM Obes Rev. 2016 Feb;17(2):142-58. doi: 10.1111/obr.12352. Epub 2015 Dec 18. Abstract There is increasing academic and policy interest in interventions aiming to promote young people’s health by ensuring that the school environment supports healthy behaviours. The purpose of this review was to summarize the […]More Info
The independent prospective associations of activity intensity and dietary energy density with adiposity in young adolescents.
van Sluijs EM, Sharp SJ, Ambrosini GL, Cassidy A, Griffin SJ, Ekelund U Br J Nutr. 2016 Mar;115(5):921-9. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515005097. Epub 2016 Jan 13. Abstract There is limited evidence on the prospective association of time spent in activity intensity (sedentary (SED), moderate (MPA) or vigorous (VPA) physical activity) and dietary intake with adiposity indicators in […]More Info