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  • Onywera, V.O.; Muthuri, S.K.; Hayker, S.; Wachira, Lucy-Joy M.; Kyallo, F.; Mang’eni, R.O.; Bukhala, P.; Mireri, C. (Human Kinetics, 2016)
    Background: Kenya’s 2016 report card aimed to highlight the health and well-being of Kenyan children and youth using the best available evidence on the physical activity of Kenyan children and youth. The report pointed ...
  • Knechtle, B.; Aschmann, A.; Onywera, V.; Nikolaidis, P.T.; Rosemann, T.; Rüst, C.A. (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    The age for the fastest marathoners is well investigated, but not the age and nationality of the fastest. We investigated the age of peak marathon performance for the annual top 100 women and men competing in four races ...
  • Tudor-Locke, C.; Mire, E.F.; Barreira, T.V.; Schuna, J.M.; Chaput, J-P; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kurpad, A.; Kuriyan, R.; Lambert, E.V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Standage, M.; Tremblay, M.S.; Zhao, P.; Church, T.S.; Katzmarzyk, P.T. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2015)
    OBJECTIVES: We describe the process of identifying and defining nocturnal sleep-related variables (for example, movement/nonmovement indicators of sleep efficiency, waking episodes, midpoint and so on) using the unique ...
  • Oyeyemi, A.L.; Kasoma, S.S.; Onywera, V.O.; Assah, F.; Adedoyin, R.A.; Conway, T.L.; Moss, S.J.; Ocansey, R.; Kolbe-Alexander, T.L.; Akinroye, K.K.; Prista, A.; Larouche, R.; Gavand, K.A.; Cain, K.L.; Lambert, E.V.; Aryeetey, R.; Bartels, C.; Tremblay, M.S.; Sallis, J.F. (BioMed Central, 2016)
    Background: Built environment and policy interventions are effective strategies for controlling the growing worldwide deaths from physical inactivity-related non-communicable diseases. To improve built environment research ...
  • Chaput, J.P.; Katzmarzyk, P.T.; Barnes, J.D.; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, E.V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Sarmiento, O. L.; Standage, M.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Zhao, P.; Tremblay1, M.S. (World Obesity Federation, 2016)
    Background: No studies have examined if mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) can be an alternative screening tool for obesity in an international sample of children differing widely in levels of human development. Objective: ...
  • Zhao, P.; Liu, E.; Qiao, Y.; Katzmarzyk, PT.; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Fogelholm, M.; Johnson, W.D; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, E.V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.A.R.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Standage, M.; Tremblay, M.S.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Hu, G. (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2016)
    Aims/hypothesis The aim of this study was to examine the association between maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and childhood obesity at age 9–11 years in 12 countries around the world. Methods A multinational ...
  • Tremblay, M.S.; Gonzalez, S.A.; Katzmarzyk, P.T.; Onywera, V.O.; Reilly, J.J.; Tomkinson, G. (Human Kinetics, 2016)
  • Tremblay, M.S.; Barnes, J.D.; González, S.A.; Katzmarzyk, P.T.; Onywera, V.O.; Reilly, J.J.; Tomkinson, G.R.; Global Matrix 2.0 Research Team (Human Kinetics, 2016)
    The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance organized the concurrent preparation of Report Cards on the physical activity of children and youth in 38 countries from 6 continents (representing 60% of the world’s population). ...
  • Onywera, V.O.; Scott, R.A.; Boit, M.K.; Pitsiladis, Y.P. (Taylor & Francis, 2006)
    Kenyan athletes have dominated international distance running in recent years. Explanations for their success include favourable physiological characteristics, which could include favourable genetic endowment, and ...
  • Onywera, V.O.; Scott, R.A.; Boit, M.K.; Pitsiladis, Y.P. (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    Kenyan athletes have dominated international distance running in recent years. Explanations for their success include favourable physiological characteristics, which could include favourable genetic endowment, and ...
  • Blanca, Roman-Viñas; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Fogelholm, Mikael; Lambert, Estelle V.; Maher, Carol; Maia, Jose; Olds, Timothy; Onywera, Vincent; Sarmiento, Olga L.; Standage, Martyn; Catrine, Tudor-Locke; Tremblay, Mark S. (2016)
    Background: The Canadian 24-h movement guidelines were developed with the hope of improving health and future health outcomes in children and youth. The purpose of this study was to evaluate adherence to the 3 recommendations ...
  • Larouche, R.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Broyles, S.T.; Denstel, K.D.; Church, T.S.; Barreira, T.V.; Chaput, J-P; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Standage, M.; Tremblay, M.S.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Zhao, P.; Katzmarzyk, P.T. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2015)
    OBJECTIVES: Previous research consistently indicates that children who engage in active school transport (AST) are more active than their peers who use motorized modes (car or bus). However, studies of the correlates of ...
  • Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Broyles, Stephanie T.; Champagne, Catherine M.; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Fogelholm, Mikael; Gang, Hu; Kuriyan, Rebecca; Kurpad, Anura; Lambert, Estelle V.; Jose, maia; Matsudo, Victor; Timothy, Olds; Onywera, Vincent; Sarmiento, Olga L.; Standage, Martyn; Tremblay, Mark S.; Catrine, Tudor-Locke; Zhao, Pei (MDPI, 2016)
    The purpose of this study was to determine the association between regular (sugar containing) and diet (artificially sweetened) soft drink consumption and obesity in children from 12 countries ranging in levels of economic ...
  • Makokha, G.L.; Mutisya, D.N. (Athabasca University Press, 2016)
    The purpose of this study was to assess the status of e-learning in public universities in Kenya. Data were collected using questionnaires administered to both students and lecturers randomly sampled from seven public ...
  • Dumuid, D.; Olds, T.; Lewis, L. K.; Martin-Fernández, J. A.; Barreira, T.; Broyles, S.; Chaput, J.P.; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, E. V.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Onywera, V.O.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Standage, M.; Tremblay, M.S.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Zhao, P.; Katzmarzyk, P.; Gillison, F.; Maher, C. (World Obesity Federation, 2016)
    Background: The relationship between children’s adiposity and lifestyle behaviour patterns is an area of growing interest. Objectives: The objectives of this study are to identify clusters of children based on lifestyle ...
  • Mbugua, M.M.; Nga’ng’a, M.M.; Wachira, B.; Mbuvi, H.M. (iiste, 2016)
    The current work explores simple ways of developing cheap adsorbents materials from Cactus, a plant easily found in dry and semi-arid regions for use in water purification. The adsorption capacity and efficacy of its biomass, ...
  • Sawamura, N.; Utsumi, S.; Sifuna, D. (Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, 2013)
    The current discourse on EFA has a tendency of focusing on learning subject knowledge and completing primary school. Thus, dropping out of school has always been negatively regarded. This study examined the impact of ...
  • Sifuna, D.N. (Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, 2011)
    This paper attempts to show that a sustainable supply of qualified teachers required to provide quality education for all children in Africa faces very serious challenges which have not been met by the conventional ...
  • Mugwe, J.; Mucheru-Muna, M.; Mugendi, D.; Kung’u, J.; Bationo, A.; Mairura, F. (Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2009)
    Soil fertility decline is the major cause of declining crop yields in the central highlands of Kenya and elsewhere within the African continent. This paper reports a study conducted to assess adoption potential of two ...
  • Omayio, E. O.; Karimi, P. M.; Njoroge, W. K.; Mugwanga, F. K. (Natural sciences publishing corporation, 2013)
    Abstract: A p-CuO/n-ZnO:Sn heterojunction solar cell has been fabricated on glass substrate in steps using Edwards AUTO 306 vacuum coater system. Copper oxide has energy band gap of the range 1.21-2.1 eV while tin doped ...

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