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Sedentary Time and Physical Activity Surveillance Through Accelerometer Pooling in Four European Countries

Anne Loyen , Alexandra M. Clarke-Cornwell, Sigmund A. Anderssen, Maria Hagstro ̈mer, Lu ́ıs B. Sardinha, Kristina Sundquist, Ulf Ekelund, Jostein Steene-Johannessen, Fa ́tima Baptista, Bjørge H. Hansen

End Criteria for Reaching Maximal Oxygen Uptake Must Be Strict and Adjusted to Sex and Age: A Cross-Sectional Study

Objective To describe different end criteria for reaching maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) during a continuous graded exercise test on the treadmill, and to explore the manner by which different end criteria have an impact on the magnitude of the VO2max result. Methods A sample of 861 individuals (390 women) aged 20–85 years performed an exercise test on a treadmill until...

Active Smarter Kids (ASK): Rationale and design of a cluster-randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of daily physical activity on children’s academic performance and risk factors for non-communicable diseases

A McKay 4 Sigmund A Anderssen 0 3 on behalf of the ASK 0 Faculty of Teacher Education and Sports, Sogn og Fjordane University College , Sogndal , Norway 1 Centre of Health Research, Førde Central

Accelerometer-determined physical activity and self-reported health in a population of older adults (65–85 years): a cross-sectional study

Elin Kolle 1 Sigmund A Anderssen 1 0 University of Agder, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences , Service Box 422, 4604 Kristiansand , Norway 1 Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of Sport

Intervention Effects on Physical Activity and Insulin Levels in Men of Pakistani Origin Living in Oslo: A Randomised Controlled Trial

High prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is seen in some immigrant groups in Western countries, particularly in those from the Indian subcontinent. Our aims were to increase the physical activity (PA) level in a group of Pakistani immigrant men, and to see whether any increase was associated with reduced serum glucose and insulin concentrations. The intervention was developed in...

Physical activity levels six months after a randomised controlled physical activity intervention for Pakistani immigrant men living in Norway

BackgroundTo our knowledge, no studies have aimed at improving the PA level in south Asian immigrant men residing in Western countries, and few studies have considered the relevance of SCT constructs to the PA behaviour of this group in the long term. The observed low physical activity (PA) level among south Asian immigrants in Western countries may partly explain the high...

Cross sectional analysis of the association between mode of school transportation and physical fitness in children and adolescents

Objective To investigate the associations between body composition, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness in relation to travel mode to school in children and adolescents. Method Children and adolescents from 40 elementary schools and 23 high schools representing all regions in Norway were invited to participate in the study. Anthropometry, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness...

Effect of a Physical Activity Intervention on the Metabolic Syndrome in Pakistani Immigrant Men: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Eivind Andersen 0 Arne T. Hstmark 0 Sigmund A. Anderssen 0 0 E. Andersen (&) A. T. Hstmark S. A. Anderssen Department of Sport Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences , Ullevaal Stadium, Box

Post-intervention effects on screen behaviours and mediating effect of parental regulation: the HEalth In Adolescents study – a multi-component school-based randomized controlled trial

Ingunn H Bergh 0 Maartje M van Stralen Mona Bjelland May Grydeland Nanna Lien Knut-Inge Klepp Sigmund A Anderssen Yngvar Ommundsen 0 0 Department of Coaching and Psychology, Norwegian School of

Correction: “Reduction in BMI z-score and improvement in cardiometabolic risk factors in obese children and adolescents. The Oslo adiposity intervention study - a hospital/public health nurse combined treatment.”

nurse combined treatment. Magnhild L Pollestad Kolsgaard 0 Geir Joner 0 Cathrine Brunborg Sigmund A Anderssen Serena Tonstad Lene Frost Andersen 0 Department of Pediatrics, Oslo University Hospital

Correlates of weight status among Norwegian 11-year-olds: The HEIA study

Background The underlying mechanisms of overweight and obesity in adolescents are still not fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate modifiable and non-modifiable correlates of weight status among 1103 Norwegian 11-year-old adolescents in the HEalth in Adolescents (HEIA) study, including demographic factors such as gender and parental education, and behavioral...

Mid-way and post-intervention effects on potential determinants of physical activity and sedentary behavior, results of the HEIA study - a multi-component school-based randomized trial

BackgroundThere is limited knowledge as to whether obesity prevention interventions are able to produce change in the determinants hypothesized to precede change in energy balance-related behaviors in young people. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a multi-component intervention on a wide range of theoretically informed determinants of physical activity (PA) and...

Reduction in BMI z-score and improvement in cardiometabolic risk factors in obese children and adolescents. The Oslo Adiposity Intervention Study - a hospital/public health nurse combined treatment

Background Weight loss and increased physical fitness are established approaches to reduce cardiovascular risk factors. We studied the reduction in BMI z-score associated with improvement in cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight and obese children and adolescents treated with a combined hospital/public health nurse model. We also examined how aerobic fitness influenced the...

Do Physical Activity and Aerobic Fitness Moderate the Association Between Birth Weight and Metabolic Risk in Youth?: The European Youth Heart Study


Exploring mediators of accelerometer assessed physical activity in young adolescents in the HEalth In Adolescents study – a group randomized controlled trial

Ingunn H Bergh 0 Maartje M van Stralen May Grydeland Mona Bjelland Nanna Lien Lene F Andersen Sigmund A Anderssen Yngvar Ommundsen 0 0 Department of Coaching and Psychology, Norwegian School of

Changes in adolescents' intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and sedentary behaviour: Results at 8 month mid-way assessment of the HEIA study - a comprehensive, multi-component school-based randomized trial

Background Inconsistent effects of school-based obesity prevention interventions may be related to how different subgroups receive them. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an intervention program, including fact sheets to parents and classroom components, on intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and screen time. Further, to explore whether potential effects...

Secular trends in adiposity in Norwegian 9-year-olds from 1999-2000 to 2005

Background Due to the negative health consequences of childhood obesity monitoring trends in body mass and adiposity is essential. The purpose of this study was to describe secular trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among 9-year-old children, and to study changes in adiposity and fat distribution by investigating changes in waist circumference (WC) and skinfold...

Seasonal variation in objectively assessed physical activity among children and adolescents in Norway: a cross-sectional study

Background The literature on seasonality in children and youth's physical activity participation is inconsistent. The aims of this study were to: 1) compare physical activity across seasons and describe activity patterns within seasons, and 2) to determine compliance with current physical activity recommendations across seasons among 9- and 15-year-olds living in a climatically...

Three-year follow-up of physical activity in Norwegian youth from two ethnic groups: associations with socio-demographic factors

Background More research on factors associated with physical activity and the decline in participation during adolescence is needed. In this paper, we investigate the levels, change, and stability of physical activity during the late teens among ethnic Norwegians and ethnic minorities, and we examine the associations between physical activity and socio-demographic factors...