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Childhood obesity has become a worldwide epidemic. The American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of childhood obesity highlight the importance of encouraging children to eat the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables. However, this can be a difficult task and factors such as socioeconomic status, preference, parental intake, nutritional knowledge, self-efficacy, and shared family meals have been found to influence a child's consumption of fruit and vegetables. The WillTry was designed to measure self-reported willingness to try...

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Thomson, McCabe-Sellers, Strickland, Lovera, Nuss, Yadrick, Duke, and Bogle

Girl's health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS)

The Girls health Enrichment Multi-site Studies (GEMS) was an obesity prevention research initiative supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), with a target population of young African-American girls.

"Interventions included a 24-month period and core follow-up evaluations performed at baseline, and at 12 and 24 months following randomization. Body-mass index (BMI) was the primary endpoint in all four studies. Secondary outcomes include anthropometric measures (e.g., waist circumference), measures of physical activity (recalled and recorded directly), diet...

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Baranowski T, Baranowski JC, Cullen KW, Thompson DI, Nicklas T, Zakeri I, Rochon J.

Studies to Treat Or Prevent Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes - Fruit, Juice, & Vegetable Self-Efficacy (STOPP-T2D BCM-FJV SE)

A burgeoning concern among health care researchers and interventionists is the surge in incidence of type 2 diabetes in youth both in the US and overseas. "Knowing the consequences of type 2 diabetes in adults for micro- and macro-vascular disease progression, and knowing the impact of adequate treatment and management on those consequences, medical science seeks to broaden the scope of research to include this neglected and increasing population of patients.
HEALTHY was conducted in 42 middle schools at 7 field centers. Schools were randomized to either the intervention or control....

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Baranowski T, Cooper DM, Harrell J, Hirst K (Principal Investigator), Kaufman FR, Goran M, Resnicow K

Five A Day Achievement Badge, and Fit for Life Achievement Badge for Boy Scouts of America (11-14 year olds): Measures

The 5 A Day and Fit for Life Boy Scout badge project is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

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Baranowski et al.

Squire's Quest! Measures

Fruit, juice, and vegetable (FJV) consumption among elementary level children is worryingly low. Initiatives are warranted to enable children to increase FJV intake. Individually-oriented psycho-educational multimedia assists the delivery of interventions and utilizes known behavior change principles. Baranowksi and colleagues have developed measures to address and measure behaviour and attitudinal constructs related to FVJ behavior change.

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Baranowski et al.

TEAM- Team Emergency Assessment Measure

This research developed a valid, reliable, and feasible teamwork assessment measure for emergency resuscitation team performance. Although generic and profession specific team performance assessment measures are available (e.g. anaesthetics) there are no specific measures for the assessment of emergency resuscitation team performance.
METHODS:The instrument was developed and tested with senior nursing and medical students in the stages listed in the section below.
Conclusion: The final 12 item (11 specific and 1 global rating) are rated using a five-point scale and cover three...

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Cooper S, Cant R, Porter J, Sellick K, Somers G, Kinsman L, Nestel D.

The PANAS-X: Manual for the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule

In recent research, two broad, general factors—typically labeled Positive Affect (PA) and Negative Affect (NA)—have emerged reliably as the dominant dimensions of emotional experience. These factors have been identified in both intraand interindividual analyses, and they emerge consistently across diverse descriptor sets, time frames, response formats, languages, and cultures. The PANAS-X: Manual for the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule , is a 60-item, expanded version of the PANAS. In addition to the two original higher order scales, the PANAS-X measures 11 specific affects: Fear,...

Author of Tool: 
Watson, D.

Appearance-based Rejection Sensitivity (Appearance-RS) Scale (Long and Short Form)

Appearance-based Rejection Sensitivity (Appearance-RS) reflects a personality processing system characterized by anxious concerns and expectations about being rejected based on one’s physical attractiveness (Park, 2007). People differ in their sensitivity to rejection based on appearance with unique consequences for mental and physical health, affect, and feelings of belonging. Specifically, Appearance-RS predicts increased symptoms of eating disorders and the tendency to make appearance-based comparisons with others. People high in Appearance-RS who are reminded of a negative aspect of...

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Park, L. E.

CAPS Ways of Coping Scale

The Ways of Coping (Revised) is a 66-item questionnaire containing a wide range of thoughts and acts that people use to deal with the internal and/or external demands of specific stressful encounters. Usually the encounter is described by the subject in an interview or in a brief written description saying who was involved, where it took place and what happened. Sometimes a particular encounter, such as a medical treatment or an academic examination, is selected by the investigator as the focus of the questionnaire. Many investigators have asked if the Ways of Coping can be...

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Centre for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)

CAPS Coping Self-Efficacy Scale

The Coping Self-Efficacy Scale (CSE) provides a measure of a person's perceived ability to cope effectively with life challenges, as well as a way to assess changes in CSE over time in intervention research. 

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Centre for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)

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