Gavin Sandercock
University of Essex
Publications 131
Abstract Background This study sought to explore the dose–response rate/association between aerobic fitness (VO 2max ) and self-reported physical activity (PA) and to assess whether this association varies by sex, age and weight status. Methods VO 2max was assessed using the 20-m shuttle-run test. PA was assessed using the Physical Activity Questionnaire (PAQ) for Adolescents (aged >11 years, PAQ-A) or for Children (aged ≤11 years, PAQ-C). The associations between VO 2max and PAQ were analyzed u...
#1Gavin Sandercock (University of Essex)H-Index: 27
#2Ben Jones (University of Essex)H-Index: 4
Tomkinson et al 1 report temporal trends in aerobic fitness of 1 142 026 children aged 7–19 years old using estimates from the 20 m shuttle run. The data show continued declines in fitness described as ‘ indicative of declines in population health ’. The authors propose that surveillance of children’s fitness should be undertaken within ‘ harmonised national health surveys ’. The authors’ convictions in the potential value of extending paediatric health surveillance to include fitness measures w...
#1Gavin Sandercock (University of Essex)H-Index: 27
#2Daniel D. Cohen (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 14
Abstract Objectives To identify temporal trends in muscular fitness of English children using allometric scaling for height and weight to adjust for the influence of body size. Design Repeated cross-sectional study. Methods We measured; height, weight, standing broad-jump, handgrip, sit-ups and bent-arm hang in 10-year-old boys and girls from Chelmsford, England in: 2014 (n = 306), 2008 (n = 304) and 1998 (n = 310). Physical activity was (PAQ-C) was assessed in 2008 and 2014. Muscular fitness wa...
#1Laura Hak (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 8
#2Florentina J. Hettinga (University of Essex)H-Index: 15
Last.Matthew J D Taylor (University of Essex)H-Index: 13
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The purpose of the current study was to use the margins of stability (MoS) to investigate how older adults choose between minimizing the risk of a forward fall when crossing an obstacle and the ease of maintaining forward progression during the steps taken behind the obstacle. In the current study 143 community-dwelling older adults aged between 55 and 83 years old, were divided into three age groups based on tertials of age. All participants were asked to complete five trials of obstacle walkin...
#1Steven Mann (Coventry University)H-Index: 3
#2Steven Mann (Coventry University)
Last.James Steele (Southampton Solent University)H-Index: 14
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Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is independently associated with health and academic attainment in childhood and adolescence. Yet overweight/obesity remains the focus in public health policy. Surveillance of body mass index (BMI) and CRF considering school deprivation levels is limited. Therefore, we examined this in English primary schools. Participants (n=409) were students (9-10 years) from 13 schools. BMI and CRF (20 m shuttle run) were measured at three time points across the academic year ...
#1Ulric S. Abonie (University of Essex)
#2Gavin Sandercock (University of Essex)H-Index: 27
Last.Florentina J. Hettinga (University of Essex)
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AbstractA meta-analysis was conducted to (1) determine the effect of activity pacing interventions on fatigue, physical functioning and physical activity among patients with chronic conditions associated with fatigue complaints, and to (2) examine potential moderator effects of trial characteristics (components of intervention and amount of patient-provider contact). Six studies were included in the meta-analysis. Relevant content of the studies was extracted and rated on methodological quality....
#1Jason Moran (University of the West of England)H-Index: 8
#2Gavin Sandercock (University of Essex)H-Index: 27
Last.Benjamin Drury (University of the West of England)H-Index: 1
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Background Resistance training is an effective way to enhance strength in female youth but, to date, no researcher has meta-analysed its effect on muscular strength in that population.