Sarah J. Moss
North-West University
Publications 53
#1G. R. Oviedo (NWU: North-West University)
#2Nauris Tamulevicius (UT: University of Tampa)H-Index: 1
Last.Sarah J. Moss (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 8
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Purpose To study the associations between physical activity (PA), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in black African women from a low socioeconomic community in South Africa.
#1Nauris Tamulevicius (UT: University of Tampa)H-Index: 1
#2Mary P. Martinasek (UT: University of Tampa)H-Index: 9
Last.Musa Yahaya (SIU: Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
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BACKGROUND: Electronic nicotine-delivery systems have been increasing in prevalence among young adults. Although these devices are marketed to aid in quit smoking, young adults who do not smoke traditional cigarettes are using these devices. This study explored associations between individuals9 quit type (ie, no plans to quit, plans to quit, or quit > 6 months ago) and perceived health status, perception of harm compared to cigarettes, perception of secondhand vapor harm, and reasons for first u...
#1Aletta E. Schutte (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 44
#2Philimon N. Gona (University of Massachusetts Boston)H-Index: 21
Last.Hugo W. Huisman (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 24
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BackgroundGlobally hypertension is stabilising, but in sub-Saharan Africa the incidence of hypertension remains on an increase. Although this might be attributed to poor healthcare and ineffective ...
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#1Zarko Krkeljas (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 2
#2Sarah J. Moss (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 8
Background Various musculoskeletal changes occurring during pregnancy may lead to the change in gait and contribute to the increase in walking energy expenditure. Previous research indicates that changes in gait mechanics may lead to the increase in mechanical work required during walking. However, there is little information to indicate if changes in gait mechanics during pregnancy have impact on active or total energy expenditure. Therefore, the primary aim of this study was to investigate the...
#1Sunday O. Onagbiye (Health Sciences North)H-Index: 1
#2Sarah J. Moss (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 8
Last.Melainie Cameron (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 1
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Background: The absence of culturally relevant measures in indigenous languages could pose a challenge to epidemiological studies on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in developing nations. Aim: To explore the feasibility and determine the validity and reliability of the Setswana translation of the HRQoL Short Form-8 (SF-8) among Setswana-speaking adults. Setting: Potchefstroom in the North West province. Methods: Sixty healthy men ( n = 26) and women ( n = 34), aged 45.5 ± 9.3 years, compl...
#1Chrisna Botha-Ravyse (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 1
#2Susan Crichton (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 8
Last.Susanna M. Hanekom (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 7
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The objective of the study is to describe how design thinking as a participatory process can be applied in determining how sustainable physical activity and nutrition interventions should be implemented in a low resourced community in South Africa. Physical inactivity is the 4th leading cause of mortality world-wide. Associated with inactivity, a high prevalence of obesity is reported. Evidence based research indicate that sustainable physical activity and nutrition interventions will reduce the...
#1Po Ukegbu (NWU: North-West University)
#2Herculina S. Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 22
Last.Mi Kruger (NWU: North-West University)
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Background: Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass and strength, is associated with adverse health outcomes. Calf circumference (CC) has been proposed as a surrogate measure of muscle mass in the elderly; however, ethnic/sex specific cut-off values remain to be established.Objective: A study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between CC and appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM), and the ASM index (ASMI), as well as to determine whether CC could be used to diagnose sarcopenia.Methods: ...
#2Susan CrichtonH-Index: 8
Last.Susanna M. HanekomH-Index: 7
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Physical activity plays an important role in the prevention of chronic lifestyle-related diseases. The development of valid instruments for the assessment of physical activity remains a challenge in field studies. The purpose of the present study was therefore to determine the level of agreement between physical activity objectively measured by the ActiHeart® (Cambridge Neurotechnology Ltd, Cambridge, UK) device and subjectively reported physical activity by means of the International Physical A...
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