Publications & Research

Much of the existing research on decreasing childhood overweight and obesity, increasing physical activity across the lifespan, and promoting additional preventative health care interventions leads us to the difficult, inconstant variable of human behavior. How do gender, race, socio-economics, parents, media, etc. influence health education and practices? How do we promote the deployment of healthy behaviors in such a culturally diverse population?

Current Research

Effects of a Physical Activity Enhancement Physical Education Program Among High School Adolescents from Underserved Populations

 

Research Library

Nunez-Gaunaurd A, Roach K, Kirk-Sanchez N, Moore J. The Utility of Waist to Height Ratio in the Assessment of Physical Activity Self-Efficacy and Motor Proficiency in Overweight and Obese Middle School Children. American Physical Therapy Association. Combined Sections Meeting, 2014.Abstract presentation. http://journals.lww.com/pedpt/Fulltext/2014/26010/Abstracts__of_Poster_Presentations_at_the_2014.19.aspx#P486

Nunez-Gaunaurd, A., Moore, J. G., Roach, K. E., Miller, T. L., & Kirk-Sanchez, N. J. (2013). Motor Proficiency, Strength, Endurance, and Physical Activity Among Middle School Children Who Are Healthy, Overweight, and Obese. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2013 Summer;25 (2):130-8; discussion 139. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e318287caa3. http://journals.lww.com/pedpt/Fulltext/2013/25020/Motor_Proficiency,_Strength,_Endurance,_and.2.aspx

Clinical Bottom Line: Commentary on “Motor Proficiency, Strength, Endurance, and Physical Activity Among Middle School Children Who Are Healthy, Overweight, and Obese” by: Wrotniak  BH; Okely, AD. http://journals.lww.com/pedpt/Fulltext/2013/25020/Commentary_on__Motor_Proficiency,_Strength,.3.aspx

Kistner F, Fiebert I, Roach K, Moore J. Postural compensations and subjective complaints due to backpack loads and wear time in schoolchildren. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2013 Spring;25(1):15-24. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e31827ab2f7. http://journals.lww.com/pedpt/Fulltext/2013/25010/Postural_Compensations_and_Subjective_Complaints.5.aspx

Kistner F; Fiebert I; Roach KE; Moore JG. The Effect of Backpack Weight on Walking Endurance and Perceived Exertion in Children Following a 6-Minute Walk. American Physical Therapy Association. Combined Sections Meeting, 2013. Abstract presentation. http://www.apta.org/CSM/Programming/Posters/Pediatrics/

Nunez-Gaunaurd A, Kirk-Sanchez NJ. Physical Activity Performance among Healthy Weight, Overweight and Obese Minority Middle School Boys and Girls. American Physical Therapy Association. Combined Sections Meeting, 2013. Abstract presentation. http://www.apta.org/CSM/Programming/Posters/Pediatrics/

Nunez-Gaunaurd A, Haynes J, Martinez J; Montealegre L, Nasralla M, Solana N, Kirk-Sanchez NJ. Comparison of Strength, Balance, Motor Proficiency and Endurance Among Healthy-weight, Overweight, and Obese Middle School Children. American Physical Therapy Association. Combined Sections Meeting, 2012. Abstract presentation. http://journals.lww.com/pedpt/Fulltext/2012/24010/Abstracts__of_Poster_Presentations_at_the_2012.20.aspx