Publications


Categories:

Measurement



Correlates/Determinants of Physical Activity



Preschool
Cardiorespiratory/Other Fitness Economy



Physical Activity Intervention



Nutrition
Other










MEASUREMENT
  • Trost, S.G., Loprinzi, P.D., Moore, R., and Pfeiffer, K.A. Comparison of accelerometer cut-points for predicting physical activity intensity in youth. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (in press).

  • Strath, S., Pfeiffer, K.A., and Whitt-Glover, M.C. Accelerometer use with children, older adults, and adults with functional limitations. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (under review).

  • Hooker, S.P., Feeney, A., Hutto, B., Pfeiffer, K.A., Heil, D.P., Vena, J.E., LaMonte, M.J., and Blair, S.N. Validation of the Actical® activity monitor in middle-aged and older Adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, (in press).

  • Banda, J.A., Hutto, B., Feeney, A., Pfeiffer, K.A., McIver, K., LaMonte, M.J., Blair, S.N., Vena, J., and Hooker, S.P. (2010). Comparing physical activity measures in a diverse group of midlife and older adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(12):2251-2257.

  • Pfeiffer, K.A., Schmitz, K.H., McMurray, R.G., Treuth, M.S., Murray, D.M., and Pate, R.R. Variability in energy expenditure of selected activities in adolescent girls. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2006, 31(4), p. 328-331.

  • Dishman, R.K., Hales, D., Almeida, M.J., Pfeiffer, K.A., Dowda, M., and Pate, R.R. Factorial validity and invariance of the physical self-description questionnaire among black and white adolescent girls. Ethnicity and Disease, Spring 2006 16(2), p. 551-558.

  • Hales, D., Dishman, R., Motl, R., Addy, C., Pfeiffer, K., and Pate, R. Factorial Validity and Invariance of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale in a Sample of Black and White Adolescent Girls. Ethnicity and Disease, Winter 2006, 16(1), p. 1-8.

  • Pfeiffer, K., McIver, K., Dowda, M., Almeida, M., and Pate, R. Validation and calibration of the Actical accelerometer in preschool children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2006, 38(1), p.152-157.

  • Sirard, J., Trost, S., Pfeiffer, K., Dowda, M., and Pate, R. Calibration and evaluation of an objective measure of physical activity in preschool children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2005, 2(3), p. 345-357.

  • Pfeiffer, K., Pivarnik, J., Womack, C., Reeves, M., and Malina, R. Reliability and validity of the Borg and OMNI RPE scales in adolescent girls. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2002, 34(12), p.2057-2061.

  • Allor, K. and Pivarnik, J. Stability and convergent validity of three physical activity assessments. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, April 2001, 33(4), p.671-676.

  • Allor, K. and Pivarnik, J. Use of heart rate cutpoints to assess physical activity intensity in sixth-grade girls. Pediatric Exercise Science, August 2000 (12), p. 284-292.

  • Troutman, S., Allor, K., Hartmann, D., and Pivarnik, J. Mini-Logger reliability and validity for estimating energy expenditure and heart rate in adolescents. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport March 1999 (70), p. 70-74.


CORRELATES/DETERMINANTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
  • Pfeiffer, K.A., Colabianchi, N., Dowda, M., Porter, D.E., Vincent, J., Hibbert, J., and Pate, R.R. Examining the role of churches in adolescent girls’ physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, (in press).

  • Drenowatz, C., Eisenmann, J.C., Pfeiffer, K.A., Welk, G., Heelan, K., Gentile, D., and Walsh, D. (2010). Influence of socio-economic status on habitual physical activity and sedentary behavior in 8- to 11-year old children. BMC Public Health, 10:214, 5 pages.

  • Kelly, E.B., Parra-Medina, D., Pfeiffer, K.A., Dowda, M., Conway, T.L., and Webber, L.S. (2010). Correlates of physical activity in black, Hispanic, and white middle school girls. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7(2):184-193.

  • Drenowatz, C., Eisenmann, J.C., Pfeiffer, K.A., Wickel, E.E., Gentile, D., and Walsh, D. (2010). Maturity-related differences in physical activity among 10- to 12-year-old girls. American Journal of Human Biology, 22(1):18-22.

  • Lobelo, R.F., Pfeiffer, K.A., Dowda, M., and Pate, R.R. (2009). Electronic media exposure and its association with health-related outcomes in female adolescents: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 6(2):137-143.

  • Sirard, J.R., Pfeiffer, K.A., Dowda, M., and Pate, R.R. (2008). Race differences in activity, fitness, and BMI in female eighth graders categorized by sports participation status. Pediatric Exercise Science, 20(2):198-210.

  • Horn, D.B, O’Neill, J.R., Pfeiffer, K.A., Dowda, M., and Pate, R.R. (2008). Predictors of physical activity in the transition after high school among young women. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 5(2):275-285.

  • Payn, T., Pfeiffer, K.A., Hutto, B., Vena, J.E., LaMonte, M.J., Blair, S.N., and Hooker, S.P. (2008). Daily steps in midlife and older adults: relationship with demographic, self-rated health, and self-reported physical activity. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 79(2): 128-132.

  • Dowda, M., Pfeiffer, K.A., Dishman, R.K., and Pate, R.R. Associations among physical activity, health indicators, and employment in 12th grade girls. Journal of Women’s Health, 2007, 16(9), p. 1331-1339.

  • Saksvig, B.I., Catellier, D.J., Pfeiffer, K.A., Schmitz, K.H., Conway, T., Going, S., Ward, D., Strikmiller, P., and Treuth, M.S. Travel by walking before and after school increases physical activity among adolescent girls. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 2007, 161(2), p. 153-158.

  • Dowda, M., Dishman, R.K., Pfeiffer, K.A., and Pate, R.R. Family support for physical activity in girls from 8th to 12th grade in South Carolina. Preventive Medicine, 2007, 44, p. 153-159.

  • Pfeiffer, K.A., Dowda, M., Dishman, R.K., McIver, K.L., Sirard, J.R., Ward, D.S., and Pate, R.R. Sport Participation and Physical Activity in Adolescent Females Across a Four-Year Period. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2006, 39(4), p. 523-529.

  • Rushovich, B.R., Voorhees, C.C., Davis, C., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Pfeiffer, K.A., Elder, J.P., Going, S., Marino, V.G. The relationship between unsupervised time after school and physical activity in adolescent girls. International Journal of Behavior in Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2006, Jul 31; 3:20.

  • Sirard, J.R., Pfeiffer, K.A., and Pate, R.R. Motivational factors associated with sports program participation in middle school students. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2006, 38(6), p.696-703.

  • Dishman, R.K., Hales, D.P., Pfeiffer, K.A., Felton, G.A., Saunders, R., Ward, D.S., Dowda, M., and Pate, R.R. Physical self-concept and self-esteem mediate cross-sectional relations of physical activity and sport participation with depression symptoms among adolescent girls. Health Psychology, 2006, 25(3), p. 396-407.

  • Voorhees, C.C., Murray, D.M., Welk, G., Birnbaum, A.S., Ribisl, K.M., Johnson, C.C., Pfeiffer, K.A., Saksvig, B., and Jobe, J.B. The role of peer social network factors and physical activity in adolescent girls. American Journal of Health Behavior, 2005 Mar.-Apr., 29(2), p.183-190.

  • Craft, L., Pfeiffer, K., and Pivarnik, J. Predictors of physical competence in adolescent girls. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2003, 32(6), p.431-438.


PRESCHOOL
  • Pfeiffer, K.A., Dowda, M., McIver, K.L., and Pate, R.R. (2009). Factors Related to Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Preschool Children. Pediatric Exercise Science, 21:196-208.

  • Dowda, M., Brown, W.H., McIver, K.L., Pfeiffer, K.A., O’Neill, J.R., Addy, C.L., and Pate, R.R. (2009). Policies and characteristics of the preschool environment and physical activity of young children. Pediatrics, 123(2):e261-266.

  • Brown, W.H., Pfeiffer, K.A. McIver, K.L., Dowda, M., Addy, C., and Pate, R.R. (2009). Social and environmental factors associated with children’s physical activity in preschools. Child Development, 80(1):45-58.

  • McIver, K.L., Brown, W.H., Dowda, M., Pate, R.R., and Pfeiffer, K.A. (2009). Assessing children’s physical activity in their homes: the observational system for recording physical activity in children-home (OSRAC-H). Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis, Spring 42(1):1-16.

  • Williams, H.G., Pfeiffer, K.A., Dowda, M., Jeter, C., Jones, S., and Pate, R.R. (2009). A field-based testing protocol for assessing gross motor development in preschool children: The CHAMPS motor skills protocol (CMSP). Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 13:151-165.

  • Williams, H.G., Pfeiffer, K.A., O’Neill, J.R., Dowda, M., McIver, K.L., Brown, W.H., and Pate, R.R. (2008). Motor skill performance and physical activity in preschool children. Obesity, 16(6):1421-1426.

  • Timmons, B.W., Naylor, P.J., and Pfeiffer, K.A. (2007). Physical activity for preschool children – how much and how? Joint publication: Canadian Journal of Public Health, 98(Suppl. 2) and Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 32(Suppl. 2E):S122-134.

  • Pate, R.R., Almeida, M.J., McIver, K.L., Pfeiffer, K.A., and Dowda, M. Validation and calibration of an accelerometer in preschool children. Obesity, 2006, 14(11), p. 2000-2006.

  • Brown, W., Pfeiffer, K., McIver, K., Dowda, M., Almeida, M., and Pate, R. Assessing preschool children’s physical activity: the observational system for recording physical activity in children – preschool version (OSRAC-P), Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2006, 77(2), p. 167-176.

  • Pate, R.R., Pfeiffer, K., Trost, S.G., Ziegler, P., and Dowda, M. Physical Activity in Children Attending Preschools. Pediatrics, 2004, 114, p. 1258-1263.

  • Trost, S., Sirard, J., Dowda, M., Pfeiffer, K., and Pate, R. Physical activity in overweight and non-overweight preschool children. International Journal of Obesity, 2003, 27, p. 834-839.


CARDIORESPIRATORY/OTHER FITNESS ECONOMY
  • Lohman, T.G., Ring, K., Pate, R.R., Camhi, S., Pfeiffer, K.A., Pratt, C., Arredondo, E., and Webber, L.S. (2008). Relationships of fitness with body composition and physical activity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 40(6):1163-1170.

  • Pfeiffer, K.A., Lobelo, R.F., Ward, D.S., and Pate, R.R. (2008). Endurance trainability of children and youth. In The Young Athlete, Volume XIII of the Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, Hebestreit and Bar-Or (Eds), Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, UK, p.84-95.

  • Pfeiffer, K.A., Dowda, M., Dishman, R.K., Sirard, J.R., and Pate, R.R. (2007). Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Girls - Change from Middle to High School. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(12):2234-2241.

  • Coe, D.P., Pfeiffer, K.A., and Pivarnik, J.M. Cardiovascular disease risk factor profiles and physical fitness and activity in charter school children. Michigan Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Winter 2007, p. 4-7.

  • Allor, K., Perkins, C., Sam, L., and Pivarnik, J. Treadmill economy in girls and women matched for height and weight. Journal of Applied Physiology, August 2000 (89), p. 512-516.


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTION
  • Flett, M.R., Moore, R.W., Pfeiffer, K.A., Belonga, J., and Navarre, J. (2010). Connecting children and family with nature-based physical activity. American Journal of Health Education, 41(5):292-300.

  • Carlson, J.J., Eisenmann, J.C., Pfeiffer, K.A., Jager, K.B., Sehnert, S.T., Yee, K.E., Klavinski, R.A. and Feltz, D.L. (2008). (S)partners for heart health: a school-based program for enhancing physical activity and nutrition to promote cardiovascular health in 5th grade students. BMC Public Health, Dec 22 8(1):420.


NUTRITION
  • Dave, J.M., Evans, A.E., Saunders, R.P., Watkins, K.W., and Pfeiffer, K.A. (2010). Correlates of availability and accessibility of fruits and vegetables in homes of low-income Hispanic children in elementary schools. Health Education Research, 25(1):97-108.

  • Dave, J.M., Evans, A.E., Saunders, R.P., Watkins, K.W., and Pfeiffer, K.A. (2009). Associations among food insecurity, acculturation, demographic factors, and fruit and vegetable intake at home in Hispanic children.


OTHER
  • Coe, D.P., Ode, J.J., Pfeiffer, K.A., and Pivarnik, J.M. (2010) Accuracy of body mass index to determine overweight in youth. International Journal of Body Composition Research, 8(4):147-154.

  • Monsma, E.V., Pfeiffer, K.A., and Malina, R.M. (2008). Relationship of social physique anxiety (SPA) to indicators of physique. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 79(3):417-422.

  • Colabianchi, N., Dowda, M. Pfeiffer, K.A., Porter, D.E., Almeida, M.J., and Pate, R.R. (2007). Towards an understanding of salient neighborhood boundaries: adolescent reports of an easy walking distance and convenient driving distance. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 4: 66 (4 pages).

  • Pivarnik, J. and Pfeiffer, K. (2002). Importance of physical activity for children and adolescents, update 2000. Position statement written for the Michigan Fitness Foundation/Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health.
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