Rachel A. Jones
University of Wollongong
Physical therapyPsychological interventionOverweightObesityMedicine
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#1Megan L Hammersley (Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute)H-Index: 3
#2Rebecca WyseH-Index: 16
Last. Vincy Li (Liverpool Hospital)H-Index: 1
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BACKGROUND: Parents are key decision makers and role models in establishing and maintaining healthy behaviours in their children. Interventions involving parents have been shown to be more effective than those that do not, but there are barriers to participation. Efficacy trials have previously been conducted on two such parent-focussed healthy eating and active living interventions with the potential to overcome these barriers - Healthy Habits (telephone-based) and Time2bHealthy (online) with p...
#1Rachel A. JonesH-Index: 26
#2Eduarda Sousa-SáH-Index: 2
Last. D OkelyAnthonyH-Index: 55
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#1Sanne L. C. Veldman (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 5
#2Rachel A. Jones (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 26
Last. D OkelyAnthony (Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute)H-Index: 55
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AIM: Gross motor skills are important for children's health and development. Delays in these skills are a concern for healthy developmental trajectories and therefore early identification of delay is important. This study screened for gross motor delay in children from low-income communities and investigated potential risk factors associated with gross motor delay. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 701 pre-schoolers (Mage = 54.1 ± 8.6 months, 52.8% boys) from childcare services in low...
BACKGROUND: To examine the relationship between attributes of early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings and children's physical activity and sedentary behavior. METHODS: Cross-sectional study involving 490 children aged 2-5 years from 11 ECECs. The ECEC routine, size of the outdoor environment, and time spent in the outdoor environment were calculated for each center. Children's physical activity and sedentary time were measured using accelerometers. Multivariate linear regressions were...
Background: Participation in adequate levels of physical activity during the early years is important for health and development. We report the 6-month effects of an 18-month multicomponent intervention on physical activity in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings in low-income communities. Methods: A cluster randomised controlled trial was conducted in 43 ECEC settings in disadvantaged areas of New South Wales, Australia. Three-year-old children were recruited and assessed in the f...
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings have a pivotal role in the promotion of physical activity for young children, and thus, the number of ECEC-based physical activity interventions has exponentially increased in the last two decades. The aim of this study was three-fold: (1) to discuss some of the similarities and differences in ECEC-based physical activity interventions, (2) to highlight current trends and issues in the ECEC sector relating to such interventions, and (3) to provi...
#1Simone A. TomazH-Index: 4
#2Rachel A. JonesH-Index: 26
Last. Catherine E. DraperH-Index: 15
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#1Megan L Hammersley (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 3
#2D OkelyAnthony (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 55
Last. Rachel A. Jones (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 26
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Abstract Objectives The aim of this study was to explore factors which mediated or moderated the effect of the Time2bHealthy online program for parents of preschool-aged children on body mass index (BMI) change. Study design Mediation and moderation analyses of data from a two-arm parallel randomised controlled trial. Methods Randomisation was conducted after baseline measures. The intervention group received an 11-week online program, and the comparison group received emailed links to informati...
Background: Limited research reports on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and physical activity (PA), sedentary behavior (SB), sleep, and gross motor skills (GMS) in low- and middle-in...