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Correlates of objectively measured overweight/obesity and physical activity in Kenyan school children: results from ISCOLE-Kenya
(BioMed Central, 2014-05)
Background Childhood overweight/obesity and inadequate physical activity burden Western countries, and now, pose a growing threat to the health of children in low and middle income countries. Behavioural transitions toward ...
Motivational gender differences in sport and exercise participation among university sport science students.
(Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 2012)
Motivation is an important psychological variable in Physical Activity(PA) as it determines both entry and continued adherence to PA.Understanding motivating factors is an antecedent to the understanding of behaviour change ...
Metabolic equivalents (mets) of the physical activity patterns of the elderly kenyans in homes for the aged in Nairobi province
(African Journal of Applied Human Sciences, 2013-01)
Gerontologists have stressed the fundamental role played by physical activity in ameliorating the functional fitness of the elderly masses. A fitness testing method that is used to assign values to this functional fitness ...
The International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE): design and methods
(BioMed Central, 2013)
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) was to determine the relationships between lifestyle behaviours and obesity in a multi-national study of ...
Are Children Like Werewolves? Full Moon and Its Association with Sleep and Activity Behaviors in an International Sample of Children
(Frontiers Media, 2016)
In order to verify if the full moon is associated with sleep and activity behaviors, we used a 12-country study providing 33,710 24-h accelerometer recordings of sleep and activity. The present observational, cross-sectional ...
Improving wear time compliance with a 24-hour waist-worn accelerometer protocol in the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE)
(BioMed Central, 2015)
Background We compared 24-hour waist-worn accelerometer wear time characteristics of 9–11 year old children in the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) to similarly aged U.S. ...