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Seaton, CL, Bottorff, JL, Caperchione, CM, Johnson, ST & Oliffe, JL 2020, 'The Association Between Men’s Heath Behaviors and Interest in Workplace Health Promotion', Workplace Health and Safety.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2019 The Author(s). Background: Predictors of men’s health behaviors and interest in workplace health promotion are not well known. The aim of this study was to describe men’s interest in workplace health promotion and associated health behaviors. Method: Male employees (N = 781) at six workplaces in British Columbia, Canada, were invited to complete a survey of their health behaviors, demographics, and interest in health promotion prior to implementation of a workplace health program. Findings: A total of 227 male employees (Mage = 43.6 years; SD = 12.1) completed the survey (response rate = 29%). Regarding health behaviors, 62.1% reported 150 weekly minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), 29.3% consumed 5+ servings of fruit/vegetables per day, 56.8% reported 7+ hours sleep/night, 14.4% smoked, and 81.3% consumed alcohol. Men spent 50% of their workday sitting, and higher body mass index (BMI), higher income, and greater hours worked were related to greater hours sitting. Age was inversely related to MVPA. Alcohol consumption was lower among men who were older, had higher income, and worked fewer hours. Most men were interested in being physically active (85%), managing stress (85%), eating healthy (89%), and cancer screening (91%). Higher stage of change for physical activity (β =.20, p =.003) and fruit/vegetable consumption (β =.18, p =.027) were related to interest in these activities. Conclusions/Application to Practice: Occupational health providers should consider worker demographics and could support interventions that target individuals with varying levels of health behaviors given the importance of meeting the needs of often sedentary workers.
Bottorff, JL, Oliffe, JL, Sarbit, G, Huisken, A, Caperchione, C, Anand, A & Howay, K 2019, 'Evaluating the feasibility of a gender-sensitized smoking cessation program for fathers', Psychology of Men and Masculinity, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 194-207.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2019 American Psychological Association. Dads in Gear (DIG) is a novel 8-week, gender-sensitized smoking cessation program targeting fathers. The purpose of this study was to use the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework to evaluate the DIG program. Using a prospective, noncomparative design, DIG was implemented in 5 communities by trained male facilitators. Data were collected using (a) records from participating organizations, (b) participant questionnaires, pre- (T0) and postprogram (T1) and 3-month follow-up (T2), and (c) semistructured weekly telephone interviews with DIG facilitators. In terms of reach, although challenges were encountered in recruiting participants, 21 fathers completed the DIG program. Effectiveness and individual maintenance data show participation in DIG supported improved cessation outcomes (based on intention to treat, 32.3% were abstinent at T1 and 35.5% at T2) as well as significant increases in fathering self-efficacy. Adoption was influenced by strong interest in offering programs to fathers, and availability of suitable meeting space and experienced male facilitators. Implementation data indicated high fidelity to the DIG program was achieved, along with efforts to accommodate participant preferences and setting constraints. Maintenance of the DIG program was precluded by the availability of financial resources within the organizations. The DIG program, delivered by trained male facilitators, was successful in engaging the intended population and supporting fathers' smoking cessation. Identifying alternative ways to attract fathers to the DIG program and support program sustainability are needed. DIG is a gender-sensitized program with a promising approach to engage fathers in smoking cessation and support both men's health and family health.
Bottorff, JL, Sarbit, G, Oliffe, JL, Caperchione, CM, Wilson, D & Huisken, A 2019, 'Strategies for Supporting Smoking Cessation Among Indigenous Fathers: A Qualitative Participatory Study', American Journal of Men's Health, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1-11.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Caperchione, CM, Sabiston, CM, Stolp, S, Bottorff, JL, Campbell, KL, Eves, ND, Ellard, SL, Gotay, C, Sharp, P, Pullen, T & Fitzpatrick, KM 2019, 'A preliminary trial examining a 'real world' approach for increasing physical activity among breast cancer survivors: findings from project MOVE.', BMC cancer, vol. 19, no. 1.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
BACKGROUND:Physical activity (PA) is a safe and effective strategy to help mitigate health challenges associated with breast cancer (BC) survivorship. However, the majority of BC survivors are not meeting the minimum recommended PA (≥150 min of moderate to vigorous intensity). Project MOVE was developed as a model for increasing PA that combined a) Microgrants: funds ($2000) awarded to applicant groups to develop and implement a PA initiative and b) Financial incentives: a reward ($500) for increasing group PA. The purpose of this paper was to provide an exploratory analysis of effectiveness of Project MOVE on PA behavior, PA motivation, and quality of life (QoL) in female BC survivors. The differential outcomes between women meeting and not meeting PA guidelines were also investigated. METHODS:This pre-post test, preliminary trial included groups of adult (18+ years) self-identified female BC survivors, who were post-surgery and primary systemic chemo- and radiation therapy, and living in British Columbia, Canada. PA was assessed by accelerometry. PA motivation and QoL were assessed by self-report. Data were collected at baseline, 6-months, and 12-month time points. Repeated measures mixed ANOVAs were used to test changes in the main outcomes. RESULTS:A total of 10 groups were awarded microgrants between May 2015 and January 2016. Groups comprised of 8 to 12 women with a total of 87 participants. A statistically significant increase was found between time points on weekly moderate to vigorous PA (p = .012). This was mediated by a significant interaction between those meeting PA guidelines and those not meeting guidelines at baseline by time points (p = .004), with those not meeting guidelines at baseline showing the greatest increase in MVPA. A statistically significant difference across time points was found for intrinsic motivation (p = .02), physical functioning (p < .001), physical health limitations (p = .001), emotional health limitations (p = .023), socia...
Duncan, MJ, Caperchione, CM, Corry, K, Van Itallie, A & Vandelanotte, C 2019, 'A RE-AIM Evaluation of a Workplace Physical Activity Microgrant Initiative: The 10,000 Steps Workplace Challenge', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 718-723.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Copyright © 2019 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Objective: This study examines the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance of the 10,000 Steps Pedometer Microgrant Scheme using the RE-AIM framework. Methods: The study used a mixed methods pre-post design. RE-AIM indicators were examined using employee surveys and workplace reports of microgrant implementation, adoption, and maintenance. Results: A total of 259 microgrants and 21,211 pedometers were awarded (reach). Significant increases in physical activity were observed (P<0.05) (effectiveness). Many (78%) workplaces reported using at least one challenge resource (adoption). Barriers were higher (26.5%) or lower (20.5%) than anticipated participation rates (implementation). Fifty percent of workplaces would continue to promote physical activity (maintenance). Conclusions: The microgrant reached a large number of employees and workplaces, increased physical activity, and achieved good levels of adoption and implementation. Employee and workplace levels of maintenance were mixed and need to be improved.
Vandelanotte, C, Duncan, MJ, Kolt, GS, Caperchione, CM, Savage, TN, Van Itallie, A, Oldmeadow, C, Alley, SJ, Tague, R, Maeder, AJ, Rosenkranz, RR & Mummery, WK 2019, 'More real-world trials are needed to establish if web-based physical activity interventions are effective', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 53, no. 24, pp. 1553-1554.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Vandelanotte, C, Duncan, MJ, Stanton, R, Rosenkranz, RR, Caperchione, CM, Rebar, AL, Savage, TN, Mummery, WK & Kolt, GS 2019, 'Validity and responsiveness to change of the Active Australia Survey according to gender, age, BMI, education, and physical activity level and awareness.', BMC public health, vol. 19, no. 1.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
BACKGROUND:This study aimed to investigate the validity of the Active Australia Survey across different subgroups and its responsiveness to change, as few previous studies have examined this. METHODS:The Active Australia Survey was validated against the ActiGraph as an objective measure of physical activity. Participants (n = 465) wore the ActiGraph for 7 days and subsequently completed the Active Australia Survey. Moderate activity, vigorous activity and total moderate and vigorous physical activity were compared using Spearman rank-order correlations. Changes in physical activity between baseline and 3-month assessments were correlated to examine responsiveness to change. The data were stratified to assess outcomes according to different subgroups (e.g., gender, age, weight, activity levels). RESULTS:With regards to the validity, a significant correlation of ρ = 0.19 was found for moderate physical activity, ρ = 0.33 for vigorous physical activity and ρ = 0.23 for moderate and vigorous physical activity combined. For vigorous physical activity correlations were higher than 0.3 for most subgroups, whereas they were only higher than 0.3 in those with a healthy weight for the other activity outcomes. With regards to responsiveness to change, a correlation of ρ = 0.32 was found for moderate physical activity, ρ = 0.19 for vigorous physical activity and ρ = 0.35 for moderate and vigorous physical activity combined. For moderate and vigorous activity combined correlations were higher than 0.4 for several subgroups, but never for vigorous physical activity. CONCLUSIONS:Little evidence for the validity of Active Australia Survey was found, although the responsiveness to change was acceptable for several subgroups. Findings from studies using the Active Australia Survey should be interpreted with caution. TRIAL REGISTRATION:World Health Organisation Universal Trial Number: U111-1119-1755. Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, ACTRN12611000157976 . Registratio...
Hughes, S, Egger, S, Carle, C, Smith, DP, Chambers, S, Kahn, C, Caperchione, CM, Moxey, A & O’Connell, DL 2019, 'Factors associated with the use of diet and the use of exercise for prostate cancer by long-term survivors', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, no. 10.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2019 Hughes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Objective To assess the use of diet and the use of exercise for prostate cancer (and/or its treatments’ side effects) by long-term survivors and whether such use is associated with selected socio-demographic, clinical, health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) and psychological factors. Design, setting and participants Population-based cohort study in New South Wales, Australia of prostate cancer survivors aged <70 years at diagnosis and who returned a 10-year follow-up questionnaire. Methods Validated instruments assessed patient’s HRQOL and psychological well-being. Poisson regression was used to estimate adjusted relative proportions (RRs) of prostate cancer survivor groups who were currently eating differently (‘using diet’) or exercise differently (‘using exercise’) to help with their prostate cancer. Results 996 (61.0% of 1634) participants completed the 10-year questionnaire of whom 118 (11.8%; 95%CI[9.8–13.9]) were using diet and 78 (7.8%; 95%CI[6.2–9.5]) were using exercise to help with their prostate cancer. Men were more likely to use diet or use exercise for prostate cancer if they were younger (p-trend = 0.020 for diet, p-trend = 0.045 for exercise), more educated (p-trend<0.001, p-trend = 0.011), support group participants (p-nominal<0.001, p-nominal = 0.005), had higher Gleason score at diagnosis (p-trend<0.001, p-trend = 0.002) and had knowledge of cancer spread (p-nominal = 0.002, p-nominal = 0.001). Use of diet was also associated with receipt of androgen deprivation therapy (RR = 1.59; 95%CI[1.04–2.45]), a greater fear of cancer recurrence (p-trend = 0.010), cognitive avoidance (p-trend = 0.025) and greater perceived control of cancer course (p-trend = 0.014). Use of exercise was also associated...
Oliffe, JL, Rossnagel, E, Bottorff, JL, Chambers, SK, Caperchione, C & Rice, SM 2019, 'Community-based men's health promotion programs: eight lessons learnt and their caveats.', Health promotion international.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Long-standing commentaries about men's reticence for accessing clinical medical services, along with the more recent recognition of men's health inequities, has driven work in community-based men's health promotion. Indeed, the 2000s have seen rapid growth in community-based programs targeting men, and across this expanse of innovative work, experiential and empirical insights afford some important lessons learnt, and caveats to guide existing and future efforts. The current article offers eight lessons learnt regarding the design, content, recruitment, delivery, evaluation and scaling of community-based men's health promotion programs. Design lessons include the need to address social determinants of health and men's health inequities, build activity-based programming, garner men's permission and affirmation to shift masculine norms, and integrate content to advance men's health literacy. Also detailed are lessons learnt about men-friendly spaces, recruitment and retention strategies, the need to incrementally execute program evaluations, and the limits for program sustainability and scaling. Drawing from diverse community-based programs to illustrate the lessons learnt, caveats are also detailed to contextualize and caution some aspects of the lessons that are shared. The express aim of discussing lessons learnt and their caveats, reflected in the purpose of the current article, is to guide existing and future work in the ever growing field of community-based men's health promotion.
Alley, SJ, Kolt, GS, Duncan, MJ, Caperchione, CM, Savage, TN, Maeder, AJ, Rosenkranz, RR, Tague, R, Van Itallie, AK, Kerry Mummery, W & Vandelanotte, C 2018, 'The effectiveness of a web 2.0 physical activity intervention in older adults - a randomised controlled trial.', The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, vol. 15, no. 1.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
BACKGROUND:Interactive web-based physical activity interventions using Web 2.0 features (e.g., social networking) have the potential to improve engagement and effectiveness compared to static Web 1.0 interventions. However, older adults may engage with Web 2.0 interventions differently than younger adults. The aims of this study were to determine whether an interaction between intervention (Web 2.0 and Web 1.0) and age group (<55y and ≥55y) exists for website usage and to determine whether an interaction between intervention (Web 2.0, Web 1.0 and logbook) and age group (<55y and ≥55y) exists for intervention effectiveness (changes in physical activity). METHODS:As part of the WALK 2.0 trial, 504 Australian adults were randomly assigned to receive either a paper logbook (n = 171), a Web 1.0 (n = 165) or a Web 2.0 (n = 168) physical activity intervention. Moderate to vigorous physical activity was measured using ActiGraph monitors at baseline 3, 12 and 18 months. Website usage statistics including time on site, number of log-ins and number of step entries were also recorded. Generalised linear and intention-to-treat linear mixed models were used to test interactions between intervention and age groups (<55y and ≥55y) for website usage and moderate to vigorous physical activity changes. RESULTS:Time on site was higher for the Web 2.0 compared to the Web 1.0 intervention from baseline to 3 months, and this difference was significantly greater in the older group (OR = 1.47, 95%CI = 1.01-2.14, p = .047). Participants in the Web 2.0 group increased their activity more than the logbook group at 3 months, and this difference was significantly greater in the older group (moderate to vigorous physical activity adjusted mean difference = 13.74, 95%CI = 1.08-26.40 min per day, p = .03). No intervention by age interactions were observed for Web 1.0 and logbook groups. CONCLUSIONS:Results partially support the use of Web 2.0 features to improve adults over 55 s' engagement in a...
Caperchione, CM, Vandelanotte, C, Corry, K, Power, D, Gill, N & Duncan, MJ 2018, 'Qualitative Exploration of the Feasibility and Acceptability of Workplace-Based Microgrants to Improve Physical Activity', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 60, no. 8, pp. e406-e411.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Gabelhouse, J, Eves, N, Grace, SL, Reid, RC & Caperchione, CM 2018, 'Traditional Versus Hybrid Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation: A COMPARISON OF PATIENT OUTCOMES.', Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 231-238.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Due to the suboptimal uptake of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), alternative models have been proposed. This study compared the effectiveness of a traditional supervised program in a medical setting versus a hybrid CR model, where patients transition to unsupervised programming.This was a prospective, 2-arm, nonrandomized study. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL), functional capacity, physical activity, diet, smoking, blood pressure, lipids, blood glucose, anthropometrics, and depressive symptoms were assessed before and after the 8-week program models. Program adherence and completion were also recorded. Both models offered outpatient supervised exercise sessions, group health education classes, and a resource manual. The hybrid model involved a blend of supervised and unsupervised, independent home-based exercise, and followup phone calls.One hundred twenty-five cardiac patients consented to the study, of whom 72 (57.6%) and 53 chose the traditional and hybrid programs, respectively. One hundred ten (traditional: n = 62, 86.1%; hybrid: n = 48, 92.3%; P > .05) participants completed their program. Significant improvements were observed for both models over time in HRQoL (P < .001), physical activity (P < .001), and diet (P < .001). Significant reductions in smoking (P = .043), systolic blood pressure (P < .001), total cholesterol (P < .001), low-density lipoprotein (P < .001), waist circumference (P < .001), and depressive symptoms (P < .001) were also observed. There were no significant differences pre- and postprograms between models for any outcome.Hybrid CR was not significantly different from the traditional model in terms of HRQoL, functional capacity, heart health behaviors, and risk factors, with no differences in completion rates.
Pullen, T, Bottorff, JL, Sabiston, CM, Campbell, KL, Eves, ND, Ellard, SL, Gotay, C, Fitzpatrick, K, Sharp, P & Caperchione, CM 2018, 'Utilizing RE-AIM to examine the translational potential of Project MOVE, a novel intervention for increasing physical activity levels in breast cancer survivors', Translational Behavioral Medicine.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Pullen, T, Sharp, P, Bottorff, JL, Sabiston, CM, Campbell, KL, Ellard, SL, Gotay, C, Fitzpatrick, K & Caperchione, CM 2018, 'Acceptability and satisfaction of project MOVE: A pragmatic feasibility trial aimed at increasing physical activity in female breast cancer survivors.', Psycho-oncology, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1251-1256.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Despite the physical and psychological health benefits associated with physical activity (PA) for breast cancer (BC) survivors, up to 70% of female BC survivors are not meeting minimum recommended PA guidelines. The objective of this study was to evaluate acceptability and satisfaction with Project MOVE, an innovative approach to increase PA among BC survivors through the combination of microgrants and financial incentives.A mixed-methods design was used. Participants were BC survivors and support individuals with a mean age of 58.5 years. At 6-month follow-up, participants completed a program evaluation questionnaire (n = 72) and participated in focus groups (n = 52) to explore their experience with Project MOVE.Participants reported that they were satisfied with Project MOVE (86.6%) and that the program was appropriate for BC survivors (96.3%). Four main themes emerged from focus groups: (1) acceptability and satisfaction of Project MOVE, detailing the value of the model in developing tailored group-base PA programs; (2) the importance of Project MOVE leaders, highlighting the value of a leader that was organized and a good communicator; (3) breaking down barriers with Project MOVE, describing how the program helped to address common BC related barriers; and (4) motivation to MOVE, outlining how the microgrants enabled survivors to be active, while the financial incentive motivated them to increase and maintain their PA.The findings provide support for the acceptability of Project MOVE as a strategy for increasing PA among BC survivors.
Quesnel, DA, Libben, M & Caperchione, CM 2018, 'Preliminary assessment criteria for prescribing exercise when treating eating disorders: What do the experts have to say?', Mental Health and Physical Activity, vol. 15, pp. 27-33.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Quesnel, DA, Libben, M, D Oelke, N, I Clark, M, Willis-Stewart, S & Caperchione, CM 2018, 'Is abstinence really the best option? Exploring the role of exercise in the treatment and management of eating disorders.', Eating disorders, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 290-310.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Exercise prescription is suggested to help manage exercise abuse and improve overall eating disorder (ED) prognosis. This study explored emerging perceptions of ED health professionals concerning the role of exercise as a supportive treatment for EDs. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with international health professionals (n=13) with expertise in ED treatment. Verbatim transcripts were analyzed through thematic analysis. Four themes were revealed and titled 1) understanding the current state; 2) gaining perspectives; 3) barriers and benefits; 4) one size does not fit all. Within these themes, participants described the current state of exercise in ED treatment and suggested there exists a gap in research knowledge and practice. Participants also identified the implications of incorporating exercise into treatment and how an exercise protocol may be designed. Results enhance the understanding of the role of exercise in ED treatment and how it may further benefit individuals with EDs.
Rosenkranz, RR, Geller, KS, Duncan, MJ, Caperchione, CM, Vandelanotte, C, Maeder, AJ, Savage, TN, Van Itallie, A & Kolt, GS 2018, 'Validity and reliability of measures assessing social-cognitive determinants of physical activity in low-active Australian adults', Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 322-331.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2018, © 2018 Taylor & Francis. This cross-sectional study of 504 community-dwelling Australian adults (328 females, 176 males, mean age 50.8 ± 13.0 years) sought to examine the reliability and validity of measurement scales for physical activity (PA) self-efficacy and outcome expectations. Participants completed demographic and anthropometric measurements, and a 23-item psychosocial questionnaire pertinent to an intervention target of 10,000 steps per day. Exploratory (n = 252) and confirmatory (n = 252) factor analyses were conducted to determine psychometric properties of the measures. Based on theory and goodness-of-fit indices, six factors were extracted from the questionnaire: PA self-efficacy; PA barriers self-efficacy (including general, personal, and conflict); and physical and mental outcome expectations. From confirmatory factor analysis, the model demonstrated good data fit in four out of five indices: CFI = 0.99; TLI = 0.99; SRMR = 0.03; RMSEA = 0.03, 90%CI = 0.01–0.05, χ2 = 113.14 (88), p = 0.04; including good fit by sex, age, weight status, education, and birth country. PA interventions can employ our psychometrically sound social cognitive measures.
Seaton, CL, Holm, N, Bottorff, JL, Jones-Bricker, M, Errey, S, Caperchione, CM, Lamont, S, Johnson, ST & Healy, T 2018, 'Factors That Impact the Success of Interorganizational Health Promotion Collaborations: A Scoping Review.', American journal of health promotion : AJHP, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 1095-1109.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
OBJECTIVE:To explore published empirical literature in order to identify factors that facilitate or inhibit collaborative approaches for health promotion using a scoping review methodology. DATA SOURCE:A comprehensive search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, ScienceDirect, PsycINFO, and Academic Search Complete for articles published between January 2001 and October 2015 was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. STUDY INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION CRITERIA:To be included studies had to: be an original research article, published in English, involve at least 2 organizations in a health promotion partnership, and identify factors contributing to or constraining the success of an established (or prior) partnership. Studies were excluded if they focused on primary care collaboration or organizations jointly lobbying for a cause. DATA EXTRACTION:Data extraction was completed by 2 members of the author team using a summary chart to extract information relevant to the factors that facilitated or constrained collaboration success. DATA SYNTHESIS:NVivo 10 was used to code article content into the thematic categories identified in the data extraction. RESULTS:Twenty-five studies across 8 countries were identified. Several key factors contributed to collaborative effectiveness, including a shared vision, leadership, member characteristics, organizational commitment, available resources, clear roles/responsibilities, trust/clear communication, and engagement of the target population. CONCLUSION:In general, the findings were consistent with previous reviews; however, additional novel themes did emerge.
Sharp, P, Bottorff, JL, Hunt, K, Oliffe, JL, Johnson, ST, Dudley, L & Caperchione, CM 2018, 'Men's Perspectives of a Gender-Sensitized Health Promotion Program Targeting Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Social Connectedness.', American journal of men's health, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 2157-2166.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Men in high income countries have poorer dietary habits and higher rates of overweight and obesity than women. A major challenge with engaging men in health promotion is the perception that attention to one's health runs counter to masculine identities. Contemporary health promotion programs are believed to hold little "manly" appeal and often fail to engage and retain men. The HAT TRICK program was designed to engage men with their health by delivering an intervention in collaboration with a semi-professional ice hockey team. The program included 12 weekly sessions promoting healthy eating, active living, and social connectedness among men. Gender-sensitized elements were reflected in the program design, setting, content, and delivery. Semistructured telephone interviews were conducted with 23 men to explore perspectives of their participation in the gender-sensitized intervention. Participants were white (100%) with a mean age of 53 years ( SD ± 9.9), Body Mass Index (BMI) of 37 kg/m2 ( SD ± 6.8), and waist circumference of 127 centimeters ( SD ± 14.5). Inductive thematic analysis revealed three overarching themes, including: (a) Harnessing nostalgia for past masculinities: "Closet athletes from 30 years ago," (2) Offsetting resistance to change with sensible health advice: "Don't give up drinking beer, just have less," and (3) Gendered social spaces for doing health: "A night out with the guys," The findings support the value of gender-sensitized approaches to men's health promotion. Further research is needed to identify which gender-sensitized elements are critical to engaging men in healthy lifestyle changes.
Bottorff, JL, Oliffe, JL, Sarbit, G, Caperchione, C, Clark, M, Anand, A & Howay, K 2017, 'Assessing the feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of an integrated approach to smoking cessation for new and expectant fathers: The Dads in Gear study protocol', CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS, vol. 54, pp. 77-83.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, CM, Bottorff, JL, Oliffe, JL, Johnson, ST, Hunt, K, Sharp, P, Fitzpatrick, KM, Price, R & Goldenberg, SL 2017, 'The HAT TRICK programme for improving physical activity, healthy eating and connectedness among overweight, inactive men: study protocol of a pragmatic feasibility trial', BMJ OPEN, vol. 7, no. 9.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Kolt, GS, George, ES, Rebar, AL, Duncan, MJ, Vandelanotte, C, Caperchione, CM, Maeder, AJ, Tague, R, Savage, TN, Van Itallie, A, Mawella, NR, Hsu, W-W, Mummery, WK & Rosenkranz, RR 2017, 'Associations between quality of life and duration and frequency of physical activity and sedentary behaviour: Baseline findings from the WALK 2.0 randomised controlled trial', PLOS ONE, vol. 12, no. 6.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Kolt, GS, Rosenkranz, RR, Vandelanotte, C, Caperchione, CM, Maeder, AJ, Tague, R, Savage, TN, Van Itallie, A, Mummery, WK, Oldmeadow, C & Duncan, MJ 2017, 'Using Web 2.0 applications to promote health-related physical activity: findings from the WALK 2.0 randomised controlled trial', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, vol. 51, no. 19, pp. 1433-1440.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Oliffe, JL, Bottorff, JL, Sharp, P, Caperchione, CM, Johnson, ST, Healy, T, Lamont, S, Jones-Bricker, M, Medhurst, K & Errey, S 2017, 'Healthy Eating and Active Living: Rural-Based Working Men's Perspectives', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MENS HEALTH, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1664-1672.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Seaton, CL, Bottorff, JL, Oliffe, JL, Jones-Bricker, M, Caperchione, CM, Johnson, ST & Sharp, P 2017, 'Acceptability of the POWERPLAY Program: A Workplace Health Promotion Intervention for Men', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MENS HEALTH, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1809-1822.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Vandelanotte, C, Kolt, GS, Caperchione, CM, Savage, TN, Rosenkranz, RR, Maeder, AJ, Van Itallie, A, Tague, R, Oldmeadow, C, Mummery, WK & Duncan, MJ 2017, 'Effectiveness of a Web 2.0 Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in Real-World Settings: Randomized Ecological Trial', JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, vol. 19, no. 11.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Bottorff, JL, Oliffe, JL, Sarbit, G, Sharp, P, Caperchione, CM, Currie, LM, Schmid, J, Mackay, MH & Stolp, S 2016, 'Evaluation of QuitNow Men: An Online, Men-Centered Smoking Cessation Intervention', JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, vol. 18, no. 4.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, CM, Duncan, MJ, Rosenkranz, RR, Vandelanotte, C, Van Itallie, AK, Savage, TN, Hooker, C, Maeder, AJ, Mummery, WK & Kolt, GS 2016, 'Recruitment, screening, and baseline participant characteristics in the WALK 2.0 study: A randomized controlled trial using web 2.0 applications to promote physical activity', Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, vol. 2, pp. 25-33.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2016 The Authors. Objective To describe in detail the recruitment methods and enrollment rates, the screening methods, and the baseline characteristics of a sample of adults participating in the Walk 2.0 Study, an 18 month, 3-arm randomized controlled trial of a Web 2.0 based physical activity intervention. Methods A two-fold recruitment plan was developed and implemented, including a direct mail-out to an extract from the Australian Electoral Commission electoral roll, and other supplementary methods including email and telephone. Physical activity screening involved two steps: a validated single-item self-report instrument and the follow-up Active Australia Questionnaire. Readiness for physical activity participation was also based on a two-step process of administering the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire and, where needed, further clearance from a medical practitioner. Results Across all recruitment methods, a total of 1244 participants expressed interest in participating, of which 656 were deemed eligible. Of these, 504 were later enrolled in the Walk 2.0 trial (77% enrollment rate) and randomized to the Walk 1.0 group (n = 165), the Walk 2.0 group (n = 168), or the Logbook group (n = 171). Mean age of the total sample was 50.8 years, with 65.2% female and 79.1% born in Australia. Conclusion The results of this recruitment process demonstrate the successful use of multiple strategies to obtain a diverse sample of adults eligible to take part in a web-based physical activity promotion intervention. The use of dual screening processes ensured safe participation in the intervention. This approach to recruitment and physical activity screening can be used as a model for further trials in this area.
Caperchione, CM, Reid, RC, Sharp, PG & Stehmeier, J 2016, 'How do management and non-management employees perceive workplace wellness programmes? A qualitative examination', HEALTH EDUCATION JOURNAL, vol. 75, no. 5, pp. 553-564.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, CM, Sabiston, CM, Clark, MI, Bottorff, JL, Toxopeus, R, Campbell, KL, Eves, ND, Ellard, SL & Gotay, C 2016, 'Innovative approach for increasing physical activity among breast cancer survivors: protocol for Project MOVE, a quasi-experimental study', BMJ OPEN, vol. 6, no. 8.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, CM, Stolp, S, Bottorff, JL, Oliffe, JL, Johnson, ST, Seaton, C, Sharp, P, Jones-Bricker, M, Lamont, S, Errey, S, Healy, T, Medhurst, K, Christian, H & Klitch, M 2016, 'Changes in Men's Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Knowledge and Behavior as a Result of Program Exposure: Findings From the Workplace POWERPLAY Program', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH, vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 1364-1371.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Duncan, MJ, Rosenkranz, RR, Vandelanotte, C, Caperchione, CM, Rebar, AL, Maeder, AJ, Tague, R, Savage, TN, van Itallie, A, Mummery, WK & Kolt, GS 2016, 'What is the impact of obtaining medical clearance to participate in a randomised controlled trial examining a physical activity intervention on the socio-demographic and risk factor profiles of included participants?', TRIALS, vol. 17.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Johnson, ST, Stolp, S, Seaton, C, Sharp, P, Caperchione, CM, Bottorff, JL, Oliffe, JL, Jones-Bricker, M, Lamont, S, Medhurst, K, Errey, S & Healy, T 2016, 'A Men's Workplace Health Intervention Results of the POWERPLAY Program Pilot Study', JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, vol. 58, no. 8, pp. 765-769.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Rebar, AL, Boles, C, Burton, NW, Duncan, MJ, Short, CE, Happell, B, Kolt, GS, Caperchione, CM, Rosenkranz, RR & Vandelanotte, C 2016, 'Healthy mind, healthy body: A randomized trial testing the efficacy of a computer-tailored vs. interactive web-based intervention for increasing physical activity and reducing depressive symptoms', MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, vol. 11, pp. 29-37.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Sharp, P & Caperchione, C 2016, 'The effects of a pedometer-based intervention on first-year university students: A randomized control trial', JOURNAL OF AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH, vol. 64, no. 8, pp. 630-638.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Bottorff, JL, Seaton, CL, Johnson, ST, Caperchione, CM, Oliffe, JL, More, K, Jaffer-Hirji, H & Tillotson, SM 2015, 'An Updated Review of Interventions that Include Promotion of Physical Activity for Adult Men', SPORTS MEDICINE, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 775-800.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, CM, Chau, S, Walker, GJ, Mummery, WK & Jennings, C 2015, 'Gender-Associated Perceptions of Barriers and Motivators to Physical Activity Participation in South Asian Punjabis Living in Western Canada', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 686-693.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, CM, Sharp, P, Bottorff, JL, Stolp, S, Oliffe, JL, Johnson, ST, Jones-Bricker, M, Errey, S, Christian, H, Healy, T, Medhurst, K & Lamont, S 2015, 'The POWERPLAY workplace physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: Study protocol and baseline characteristics', CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS, vol. 44, pp. 42-47.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Rosenkranz, RR, Duncan, MJ, Caperchione, CM, Kolt, GS, Vandelanotte, C, Maeder, AJ, Savage, TN & Mummery, WK 2015, 'Validity of the Stages of Change in Steps instrument (SoC-Step) for achieving the physical activity goal of 10,000 steps per day', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 15.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Vandelanotte, C, Stanton, R, Rebar, AL, Van Itallie, AK, Caperchione, CM, Duncan, MJ, Savage, TN, Rosenkranz, RR & Kolt, GS 2015, 'Physical activity screening to recruit inactive randomized controlled trial participants: how much is too much?', TRIALS, vol. 16.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Walker, GJ, Caperchione, CM, Mummery, WK & Chau, S 2015, 'Examining the role of acculturation in the leisure-time physical activity of South Asians living in Canada', JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 156-160.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, CM, Kolt, GS, Savage, TN, Rosenkranz, RR, Maeder, AJ, Vandelanotte, C, Duncan, MJ, Van Itallie, A, Tague, R & Kerry Mummery, W 2014, 'WALK 2.0: Examining the effectiveness of Web 2.0 features to increase physical activity in a 'real world' setting: An ecological trial', BMJ Open, vol. 4, no. 10.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Introduction Low levels of healthenhancing physical activity require novel approaches that have the potential to reach broad populations. Webbased interventions are a popular approach for behaviour change given their wide reach and accessibility. However, challenges with participant engagement and retention reduce the longterm maintenance of behaviour change. Web 2.0 features present a new and innovative online environment supporting greater interactivity, with the potential to increase engagement and retention. In order to understand the applicability of these innovative interventions for the broader population, 'realworld' interventions implemented under 'everyday conditions' are required. The aim of this study is to investigate the difference in physical activity behaviour between individuals using a traditional Web 1.0 website with those using a novel Web 2.0 website.
Caperchione, CM, Kolt, GS, Savage, TN, Rosenkranz, RR, Maeder, AJ, Vandelanotte, C, Duncan, MJ, Van Itallie, A, Tague, R & Mummery, WK 2014, 'WALK 2.0: Examining the effectiveness of Web 2.0 features to increase physical activity in a 'real world' setting: an ecological trial', BMJ OPEN, vol. 4, no. 10.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Duncan, M, Vandelanotte, C, Kolt, GS, Rosenkranz, RR, Caperchione, CM, George, ES, Ding, H, Hooker, C, Karunanithi, M, Maeder, AJ, Noakes, M, Tague, R, Taylor, P, Viljoen, P & Mummery, WK 2014, 'Effectiveness of a Web- and Mobile Phone-Based Intervention to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Middle-Aged Males: Randomized Controlled Trial of the ManUp Study', JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, vol. 16, no. 6.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Jennings, CA, Vandelanotte, C, Caperchione, CM & Mummery, WK 2014, 'Effectiveness of a web-based physical activity intervention for adults with Type 2 diabetes-A randomised controlled trial', PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, vol. 60, pp. 33-40.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Short, CE, Vandelanotte, C, Dixon, MW, Rosenkranz, R, Caperchione, C, Hooker, C, Karunanithi, M, Kolt, GS, Maeder, A, Ding, H, Taylor, P & Duncan, MJ 2014, 'Examining participant engagement in an information technology-based physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: The manup randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 16, no. 1.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Background: Males experience a shorter life expectancy and higher rates of chronic diseases compared to their female counterparts. To improve health outcomes among males, interventions specifically developed for males that target their health behaviors are needed. Information technology (IT)-based interventions may be a promising intervention approach in this population group, however, little is known about how to maximize engagement and retention in Web-based programs. Objective: The current study sought to explore attributes hypothesized to influence user engagement among a subsample of participants from the ManUp study, a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of an interactive Web-based intervention for promoting physical activity and nutrition among middle-aged males. Methods: Semistructured interviews were conducted and audiotaped with 20 of the ManUp participants. Interview questions were based on a conceptual model of engagement and centered on why participants took part in the study, what they liked and did not like about the intervention they received, and how they think the intervention could be improved. Interview recordings were transcribed and coded into themes. Results: There were five themes that were identified in the study. These themes were: (1) users' motives, (2) users' desired outcomes, (3) users' positive experiences, (4) users' negative emotions, and (5) attributes desired by user. Conclusions: There is little research in the field that has explored user experiences in human-computer interactions and how such experiences may relate to engagement, especially among males. Although not conclusive, the current study provides some insight into what personal attributes of middle-aged males (such as their key motives and goals for participating) and attributes of the intervention materials (such as usability, control, and interactivity) may impact on user engagement in this group. These findings will be helpful for informing the design ...
Caperchione, CM, Kolt, GS & Mummery, WK 2013, 'Examining Physical Activity Service Provision to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities in Australia: A Qualitative Evaluation', PLOS ONE, vol. 8, no. 4.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Happell, B, Dwyer, T, Reid-Searl, K, Burke, KJ, Caperchione, CM & Gaskin, CJ 2013, 'Nurses and stress: recognizing causes and seeking solutions', JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 638-647.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Happell, B, Reid-Searl, K, Dwyer, T, Caperchione, CM, Gaskin, CJ & Burke, KJ 2013, 'How nurses cope with occupational stress outside their workplaces', COLLEGIAN, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 195-199.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Kolt, GS, Rosenkranz, RR, Savage, TN, Maeder, AJ, Vandelanotte, C, Duncan, MJ, Caperchione, CM, Tague, R, Hooker, C & Mummery, WK 2013, 'WALK 2.0-Using Web 2.0 applications to promote health-related physical activity: A randomised controlled trial protocol', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 13.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Taylor, PJ, Kolt, GS, Vandelanotte, C, Caperchione, CM, Mummery, WK, George, ES, Karunanithi, M & Noakes, MJ 2013, 'A review of the nature and effectiveness of nutrition interventions in adult males - a guide for intervention strategies', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, vol. 10.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Vandelanotte, C, Caperchione, CM, Ellison, M, George, ES, Maeder, A, Kolt, GS, Duncan, MJ, Karunanithi, M, Noakes, M, Hooker, C, Viljoen, P & Mummery, WK 2013, 'What Kinds of Website and Mobile Phone-Delivered Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions Do Middle-Aged Men Want?', JOURNAL OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 1070-1083.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, CM, Vandelanotte, C, Kolt, GS, Duncan, M, Ellison, M, George, E & Mummery, WK 2012, 'What a Man Wants: Understanding the Challenges and Motivations to Physical Activity Participation and Healthy Eating in Middle-Aged Australian Men', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MENS HEALTH, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 453-461.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Davies, C, Corry, K, Van Itallie, A, Vandelanotte, C, Caperchione, C & Mummery, WK 2012, 'Prospective Associations Between Intervention Components and Website Engagement in a Publicly Available Physical Activity Website: The Case of 10,000 Steps Australia', JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, vol. 14, no. 1.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Davies, CA, Spence, JC, Vandelanotte, C, Caperchione, CM & Mummery, WK 2012, 'Meta-analysis of internet-delivered interventions to increase physical activity levels', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, vol. 9.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Duncan, MJ, Vandelanotte, C, Caperchione, C, Hanley, C & Mummery, WK 2012, 'Temporal trends in and relationships between screen time, physical activity, overweight and obesity', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 12.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Duncan, MJ, Vandelanotte, C, Rosenkranz, RR, Caperchione, CM, Ding, H, Ellison, M, George, ES, Hooker, C, Karunanithi, M, Kolt, GS, Maeder, A, Noakes, M, Tague, R, Taylor, P, Viljoen, P & Mummery, WK 2012, 'Effectiveness of a website and mobile phone based physical activity and nutrition intervention for middle-aged males: Trial protocol and baseline findings of the ManUp Study', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 12.View/Download from: Publisher's site
George, ES, Kolt, GS, Duncan, MJ, Caperchione, CM, Mummery, WK, Vandelanotte, C, Taylor, P & Noakes, M 2012, 'A Review of the Effectiveness of Physical Activity Interventions for Adult Males', SPORTS MEDICINE, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 281-300.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Austin, G, Bell, T, Caperchione, C & Mummery, WK 2011, 'Translating Research to Practice: Using the RE-AIM Framework to Examine an Evidence-Based Physical Activity Intervention in Primary School Settings', Health Promotion Practice, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 932-941.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Although there has been an increase in the availability of effective, evidence-based physical activity interventions in school settings during the past decade, there is a paucity of published research focusing on the translation of these effective interventions into real-world practice. The purpose of this research was to examine the translatability of an existing school-based physical activity intervention. More specifically, this research sought to identify the barriers and facilitators in adopting, implementing, and maintaining a school-based physical activity intervention using RE-AIM as a theoretical evaluation framework. It was concluded that interventions that consider issues around complexity and compatibility with the school setting are more likely to be adopted, implemented, and maintained. It was recommended that future evaluations of physical activity interventions should not be limited to testing internal validity, but should consider external validity and ecological aspects, relevant to increasing dissemination in real-world settings. © 2011, Society for Public Health Education. All rights reserved.
Caperchione, C, Mummery, WK & Duncan, M 2011, 'Investigating the relationship between leader behaviours and group cohesion within women's walking groups', JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 325-330.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, CM, Kolt, GS, Tennent, R & Mummery, WK 2011, 'Physical activity behaviours of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women living in Australia: A qualitative study of socio-cultural influences', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 11.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, C & Coulson, F 2010, 'The WellingTONNE Challenge Toolkit: Using the RE-AIM framework to evaluate a community resource promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours', HEALTH EDUCATION JOURNAL, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 126-134.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, C, Mummery, WK & Joyner, K 2010, 'WALK Community Grants Scheme: Lessons Learned in Developing and Administering a Health Promotion Microgrants Program', Health Promotion Practice, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 637-644.View/Download from: Publisher's site
The Women's Active Living Kits (WALK) Community Grant Scheme was a key component of a federally funded Australian initiative aimed at increasing local capacity to promote and engage priority women's groups in health-related physical activity. Under the program, community groups and organizations were provided with the opportunity to apply and receive small grants to support the development of women's walking groups with the aim of increasing physical activity participation levels in women, supporting innovative community ideas for increasing women's physical activity by improving social structures and environments, or both. This article describes the development and administration of the WALK Community Grant Scheme, outlines challenges and barriers encountered throughout the grant program process, and provides practical insights for replicating this initiative. © 2010, Society for Public Health Education. All rights reserved.
Vandelanotte, C, Duncan, MJ, Caperchione, C, Hanley, C & Mummery, WK 2010, 'Physical activity trends in Queensland (2002 to 2008): are women becoming more active than men?', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 248-254.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, CM, Kolt, GS & Mummery, WK 2009, 'Physical Activity in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Migrant Groups to Western Society A Review of Barriers, Enablers and Experiences', SPORTS MEDICINE, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 167-177.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Duncan, MJ, Mummery, WK, Steele, RM, Caperchione, C & Schofield, G 2009, 'Geographic location, physical activity and perceptions of the environment in Queensland adults', HEALTH & PLACE, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 204-209.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, C, Lauder, W, Kolt, GS, Duncan, MJ & Mummery, WK 2008, 'Associations between social capital and health status in an Australian population', Psychology, Health and Medicine, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 471-482.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This study investigated the association between social capital and health related quality of life in a sample of Australian adults. Information was collected from a sample of adults in Queensland, Australia relating to health status, health related quality of life and related social determinants of health by computer-assisted-telephone-interview survey. Significant associations were observed between social capital and physical health when adjusting for selected demographic measures. No significant association was observed between social capital and mental health. The research produced equivocal results regarding the associations between social capital and the selected measures of health-related quality of life. Evidence is presented in support of the association between social capital and physical health status, whereas no associations were observed between mental health status and social capital. The role and relationship between health and social capital remains elusive. More work is required to clearly support social capital's role in physical and mental health and well-being. © 2008 Taylor & Francis.
Caperchione, CM, Duncan, MJ, Mummery, K, Steele, R & Schofield, G 2008, 'Mediating relationship between body mass index and the direct measures of the Theory of Planned Behaviour on physical activity intention', Psychology, Health and Medicine, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 168-179.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This research examines (a) the interrelationships between body mass index (BMI), the direct measures of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and physical activity intention and (b) the potential mediation effects of the direct measures of the TPB in the relationship between BMI and physical activity intention in a sample of Australian adults. A total sample of 1,062 respondents participated in a computer-assisted telephone-interview (CATI) survey comprised of a standardised introduction; questions regarding TPB and physical activity; and standard demographic questions. BMI for each participant was calculated from self-reported height and weight. Separate regression analyses were performed to examine the mediating effects of each of the direct measures of the TPB on the predictive relationship between the BMI and physical activity intention, as proposed by Baron and Kenny (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51(6), 1173-1182, 1986). Findings indicated that the direct measure of attitude and perceived behavioural control mediated the relationship between BMI and physical activity intention. However, the direct measure of subjective norm failed to act as a mediating mechanism. To date there has been no research that has examined the mechanism by which body mass may affect physical activity behaviour. Given the current focus for health promotion specialists on promoting physical activity as a strategy for reducing overweight and obesity, a theoretical understanding of weight-related barriers to physical activity may aid in the development of future interventions and community physical activity programs, particularly those targeting overweight and obese populations. © 2008 Taylor & Francis.
Mummery, WK, Lauder, W, Schofield, G & Caperchione, C 2008, 'Associations between physical inactivity and a measure of social capital in a sample of Queensland adults', JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 308-315.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Caperchione, C & Mummery, K 2007, 'Psychosocial mediators of group cohesion on physical activity intention of older adults', Psychology, Health and Medicine, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 81-93.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Considerable evidence has indicated that group-based physical activity may be a promising approach to reducing and preventing age-related illness. However, this research has not examined the mechanisms by which cohesion may impact on behaviour. The purpose of the present research was to utilise the theory of planned behaviour to investigate the mechanism by which group cohesion may affect physical activity intention. Participants were recruited from an existing physical activity intervention studying the effects of group cohesion on physical activity behaviour. The outcomes of this intervention are reported elsewhere. This paper presents data from a sub-sample of the intervention population (N = 74) that examined the mediating relationships between the theory of planned behaviour and group cohesion on physical activity intention. Analyses showed that attitude and perceived behavioural control mediated the relationship between specific group cohesion concepts and physical activity intention. The direct measure of subjective norm failed to display a mediating relationship. The mediating relationships displayed between attitude and perceived behavioural control and physical activity intention provide insight into potential mechanisms by which group cohesion may affect behaviour. © 2007 Taylor & Francis.
Caperchione, C & Mummery, K 2006, 'The utilisation of group process strategies as an intervention tool for the promotion of health-related physical activity in older adults', Activities, Adaptation and Aging, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 29-45.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This study contrasted the effects of an enhanced group intervention program against a standard group intervention, with specific reference to the influences of group cohesion on changes in health-related physical activity of older adults. Older adults (N = 122) took part in a 12-week intervention with repeated post-intervention follow-up (6 & 12 months) assessing physical activity behaviour and perceptions of group cohesion. Results indicated significant positive change (p < 0.05) across time, but a non-significant difference between groups, for physical activity behaviour. For group cohesion, results indicated a significant negative (p < 0.05) change across time and similar to physical activity behaviour, a nonsignificant difference between the intervention groups. Further research is needed to understand the mechanism that fosters group cohesion in order to develop future interventions aimed at increasing physical activity behaviour and adherence in older adults. Copyright © by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Lauder, W, Mummery, K, Jones, M & Caperchione, C 2006, 'A comparison of health behaviours in lonely and non-lonely populations', Psychology, Health and Medicine, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 233-245.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Loneliness can be defined as perceived social isolation and appears to be a relatively common experience in adults. It carries a significant health risk and has been associated with heart disease, depression and poor recovery after coronary heart surgery. The mechanisms that link loneliness and morbidity are unclear but one of the mechanisms may be through poor health beliefs and behaviours. The aims of this cross-sectional survey of 1289 adults were to investigate differences in health behaviours (smoking, overweight, BMI, sedentary, attitudes towards physical activity) in lonely and non-lonely groups. Lonely individuals were more likely to be smokers and more likely to be overweight - obese. The lonely group had higher body mass index scores controlling for age, annual income, gender, employment and marital status. Logistic regression revealed no differences in sedentary lifestyles. Lonely individuals were significantly less likely to believe it was desirable for them to lose weight by walking for recreation, leisure or transportation. The findings provide support for an association between health behaviours, loneliness and excess morbidity reported in previous studies. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
A key component in the promotion of health-related physical activity at the community level is the formation of key partnerships with traditional and nontraditional providers of physical activity. Local government, in particular, has a significant investment in the health and well-being of the community through their contribution to the development of infrastructure and the build environment. However, local government perceptions of how this investment, commitment, and partnership translate to the promotion of physical activity is less known. To identify the role and perceptions of local government in the promotion of physical activity, a series of focus groups were conducted within six key departments of the Rockhampton City Council. The findings show that although physical activity is not considered the core business of local government, there was a clear understanding of the role that local government has in the provision of facilities and infrastructure that support that community's ability to be active. The focus groups identified emerging patterns concerning physical infrastructure, liability and safety, responsibility within the organizational structure, and community partnerships. These results inform physical activity community initiatives and enhance future collaboration between the community and local government in Rockhampton. © 2005, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.
Steele, R, Lauder, W, Caperchione, C & Anastasi, J 2005, 'An exploratory study of the concerns of mature access to nursing students and the coping strategies used to manage these adverse experiences', NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 573-581.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Taylor, PJ, Kolt, GS, Vandelanotte, C, Caperchione, CM, Mummery, WK, George, ES, Karunanithi, M & Noakes, MJ 2013, 'A review of the nature and effectiveness of nutrition interventions in adult males: A guide for intervention strategies' in Functional Foods: The Connection Between Nutrition, Health, and Food Science, pp. 35-64.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2014 by Apple Academic Press, Inc. In terms of dietary behaviours, males are less likely to meet the recommended intakes of fruit and vegetables compared to women [1-5]. According to the ‘Health of Australia’s Males’ report  68% of Australian males are classified as overweight or obese [1,6].
Caperchione, CM, Duncan, M, Kolt, GS, Vandelanotte, C, Rosenkranz, RR, Maeder, A, Noakes, M, Karunanithi, M & Mummery, WK 2016, 'Examining an Australian physical activity and nutrition intervention using RE-AIM', HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, pp. 450-458.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Brunker, AS, Nguyen, QV, Maeder, AJ, Tague, R, Kolt, GS, Savage, TN, Vandelanotte, C, Duncan, MJ, Caperchione, CM, Rosenkranz, RR, Van Itallie, A & Mummery, WK 2014, 'A time-based visualization for web user classification in social networks', ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 9-18.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Copyright 2014 ACM. This paper presents a new visual analytics framework for analyzing health-related physical activity data. Existing techniques mostly rely on node-links visualizations to represent the usage patterns as social networks. This work takes a different approach that provides interactive scatter-plot visualizations on classified and time-based data. By providing a flexible visualization that can provide different angles on the multidimensional and classified data, the analyst could have better understanding and insight on web user behavior compared to the traditional social network methods. The effectiveness of our method has been demonstrated with a case study on an online portal system for tracking passive physical activity, called Walk 2.0.
Tague, R, Maeder, AJ, Vandelanotte, C, Kolt, GS, Caperchione, CM, Rosenkranz, RR, Savage, TN & Van Itallie, A 2014, 'Assessing user engagement in a health promotion website using social networking', GLOBAL TELEHEALTH 2014, 3rd International Global Telehealth Conference (GT), IOS PRESS, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA, pp. 84-92.View/Download from: Publisher's site