Distinguished Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health
University of California, San Diego

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Patient-centered Assessment & Counseling for Exercise (PACE+): Physical Activity and Diet Surveys for Adolescents

 

The objective of this set of studies, conducted from 2001 to 2005, was to develop reliable and valid physical activity, sedentary behavior, and diet screening measure for use with adolescents in primary care settings. Psychosocial measures also were developed and evaluated, consistent with social cognitive theory and the transtheoretical basis. These are brief measures, suitable for use in multi-behavior studies.

Main Citations:

Prochaska, J.J., Sallis, J.F., and Long, B. (2001). A physical activity screening measure for use with adolescents in primary care. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 155 , 554-559.

Prochaska, J.J., Sallis, J.F., and Rupp, J. (2001). Screening measure for assessing dietary fat intake among adolescents. Preventive Medicine, 33,699-706.

Prochaska, J.J., and Sallis, J.F. (2004). Reliability and validity of a fruit and vegetable screening measure for adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34, 163-165.

Norman, G.J., Vaughn, A.A., Roesch, S.C., Sallis, J.F., Calfas, K.J., and Patrick, K. (2004). Development of decisional balance and self-efficacy measures for adolescent sedentary habits. Psychology and Health, 19, 561-575.

Norman, G.J., Sallis, J.F., and Gaskins, R. (2005). Comparability and reliability of paper- and computer-based measures of psychosocial constructs for adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviors. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 76, 315-323.

Hagler, A., Norman , G.J., Radick, L.R., Calfas, K.J., and Sallis, J.F. (2005). Comparability and reliability of paper- and computer-based measures of psychosocial contructs for adolescent fruit and vegetable and dietary fat intake. Journal of the American Dietetics Association, 105 , 1758-1764.

               
   

PACE+ Adolescent Physical Activity Screening Measure

 

A 2-item physical activity screening measure for use with adolescents in primary care.

   
           
   

PACE Adolescent Psychological and Stage-of-Change Measures Related to Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

 

Theory-based psychosocial measures.

   
           
    PACE Adolescent Psychological and Stage-of-Change Measures Related to Dietary Fat Reduction and Fruit & Vegetable Consumption
 

Theory-based psychosocial measures.

 

   
             
    PACE+ Adolescent Fruits & Vegetable Screening Measure
 

Brief (2-item) measure developed to assess adolescent fruit and vegetable consumption.

 

   
             
    Reliability and Validity of a Fruit and Vegetable Screening Measure for Adolescents
  In a three study series, we evaluated the test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of two fruit and vegetable measures (brief and composite) and compared the better measure to the four-item Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) fruit and vegetable scale. A 3-day food record served as the validity criterion. Participants were sixth through twelfth grade students recruited from schools in Pittsburgh, PA and San Diego, CA.    
             
    Screening Measure for Assessing Dietary Fat Intake among Adolescents
  Overview of two measures - a 21-item and a 4-category measure that were developed for use as a dietary fat screening measure for adolescents.    
             
    Social Support for Adolescents Survey
 

Parent and peer support with adolescent physical activity.

 

   

 

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