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Associations between self-reported and objectively measured physical activity and overweight/obesity among adults in Kota Bharu and Penang, Malaysia

Published on Dec 1, 2019in BMC Public Health 2.57
· DOI :10.1186/s12889-019-6971-2
Yi Yi Lee2
Estimated H-index: 2
Khairil Shazmin Kamarudin (UMT: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu), Wan Abdul Manan Wan Muda5
Estimated H-index: 5
Background For the past decades, Malaysia has seen an increased prevalence of overweight and obesity which leads to significant health threats. Physical activity is beneficial in maintaining healthy body weight. The objective of this study was to measure physical activity of adults in Malaysia using objective measurement (accelerometer) and self-reported methods, as well as to determine their associations with (body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) measurements.
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in BMC Public Health 2.57
Paul Innerd1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Sunderland),
Rory Harrison1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Sunderland),
Morc Coulson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Sunderland)
Background Physical activity and sedentary behaviour are difficult to assess in overweight and obese adults. However, the use of open-source, raw accelerometer data analysis could overcome this. This study compared raw accelerometer and questionnaire-assessed moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), walking and sedentary behaviour in normal, overweight and obese adults, and determined the effect of using different methods to categorise overweight and obesity, namely body mass index (BMI), ...
Published on Jul 1, 2018in BMC Women's Health
Mohamad Hasnan Ahmad3
Estimated H-index: 3
(NIH: National Institutes of Health),
Ruhaya Salleh1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NIH: National Institutes of Health)
+ 7 AuthorsTahir Aris5
Estimated H-index: 5
(NIH: National Institutes of Health)
Background Several methods have been developed to determine a person’s physical activity level. However, there is limited evidence in determining whether someone is physically active or not. This study aims to determine the level of physical activity and to compare the usage of short version International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-SF) and pedometer among overweight and obese women who were involved in the My Body is Fit and Fabulous at home (MyBFF@home) study.
Published on Dec 1, 2017in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1.57
Hiroaki Itoh12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Juntendo University),
Fumihiko Kitamura9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Juntendo University)
+ 3 AuthorsKazuhito Yokoyama28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Juntendo University)
Background Workers in Japan are not sufficiently active; however, it remains unclear how their leisure-time physical activity habits may be developed. This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship of age- and intensity-specific leisure-time physical activity in youth to adulthood leisure-time physical activity habits among Japanese workers.
Published on Dec 1, 2017in BMC Public Health 2.57
Ying Ying Chan3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Ministry of Health (Malaysia)),
Kuang Kuay Lim3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Ministry of Health (Malaysia))
+ 8 AuthorsMohd Azahadi Omar4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Ministry of Health (Malaysia))
Background Overweight and obesity are growing health problems both worldwide and in Malaysia due to such lifestyle changes as decreased physical activity (PA), increased sedentary behavior and unhealthy eating habits. This study examined the levels and patterns of PA among normal-weight and overweight/obese adults and to investigate the association between PA level and overweight/obesity in Malaysian adults.
Published on Jan 1, 2017in International Journal of Obesity 4.51
Miriam Wanner14
Estimated H-index: 14
Alexia Richard1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsSabine Rohrmann55
Estimated H-index: 55
Associations between self-reported and objectively measured physical activity, sedentary behavior and overweight/obesity in NHANES 2003–2006
Published on Jul 22, 2016in PLOS ONE 2.78
On Lee4
Estimated H-index: 4
(SNU: Seoul National University),
Duck-chul Lee29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Iowa State University)
+ 1 AuthorsYeon Soo Kim13
Estimated H-index: 13
(SNU: Seoul National University)
Objective This study investigated the associations between physical activity and the prevalence of obesity determined by waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and body mass index (BMI). Methods This is the first study to our knowledge on physical activity and obesity using a nationally representative sample of South Korean population from The Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. We categorized individuals into either non-obese or obese defined by WHtR and BMI. Levels of moderate-to-vig...
Published on Jun 22, 2016in PLOS ONE 2.78
Tam Cai Lian1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Monash University Malaysia Campus),
Gregory Bonn1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Kuala Lumpur)
+ 2 AuthorsWong Chee Piau1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Monash University Malaysia Campus)
Obesity and rates of non-communicable diseases linked to physical inactivity have increased dramatically in Malaysia over the past 20 years. Malaysia has also been identified as one of the least physically active countries in the world with over 60% of adults being essentially sedentary. This study examines the relationship of socio-demographic factors to physical activity among 770 adults from 3 Malaysian states. Physical activity levels were significantly related to ethnicity, gender, age, occ...
Published on Jun 1, 2016in Preventive medicine reports
Miriam Wanner14
Estimated H-index: 14
(UZH: University of Zurich),
Brian W. Martin23
Estimated H-index: 23
(UZH: University of Zurich)
+ 9 AuthorsChristian Schindler80
Estimated H-index: 80
(University of Basel)
Objective To describe 1) cross-sectional associations between domain-specific physical activity, sitting time and different measures of overweight/obesity and 2) longitudinal associations between patterns of change in physical activity and overweight/obesity ten years later.
Published on May 1, 2016in The Lancet 59.10
James F. Sallis143
Estimated H-index: 143
(UCSD: University of California, San Diego),
Ester Cerin50
Estimated H-index: 50
(ACU: Australian Catholic University)
+ 18 AuthorsKelli L. Cain35
Estimated H-index: 35
(UCSD: University of California, San Diego)
Summary Background Physical inactivity is a global pandemic responsible for over 5 million deaths annually through its effects on multiple non-communicable diseases. We aimed to document how objectively measured attributes of the urban environment are related to objectively measured physical activity, in an international sample of adults. Methods We based our analyses on the International Physical activity and Environment Network (IPEN) adult study, which was a coordinated, international, cross-...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Asian Social Science
Chiu Khong Lim1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UUM: Universiti Utara Malaysia),
Muhammad Mat Yusof3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UUM: Universiti Utara Malaysia)
+ 4 AuthorsHamdan Mohd Ali1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UM: University of Malaya)
Although a considerable amount of research has contributed to our understanding of the underlying causes of sporting behaviour, there is a paucity of research examining the motivations and barriers in sport and physical activity participation among young Malaysians. In order to address the gap in the literature, thus, this study was designed to ascertain the motivations and barriers in sport or physical activity participation among young Malaysians across the country. The study included 2894 you...
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