Community-based approaches to reducing health inequities and fostering environmental justice through global youth-engaged citizen science

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King, Abby C., Odunitan-Wayas, Feyisayo A., Chaudhury, Moushumi, Rubio, Maria Alejandra, Baiocchi, Michael, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Montes, Felipe, Banchoff, Ann, Sarmiento, Olga Lucia, Balter, Katarina, Hinckson, Erica, Chastin, Sebastien, Lambert, Estelle V., Gonzalez, Silvia A., Guerra, Ana Maria, Gelius, Peter, Zha, Caroline, Chethan, Sarabu, Kakar, Pooja A., ..., Gardiner, Paul A.. 2021. "Community-based approaches to reducing health inequities and fostering environmental justice through global youth-engaged citizen science." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18 (3), pp. 1-29. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030892
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Community-based approaches to reducing health inequities and fostering environmental justice through global youth-engaged citizen science

ERA Journal ID44293
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsKing, Abby C. (Author), Odunitan-Wayas, Feyisayo A. (Author), Chaudhury, Moushumi (Author), Rubio, Maria Alejandra (Author), Baiocchi, Michael (Author), Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy (Author), Montes, Felipe (Author), Banchoff, Ann (Author), Sarmiento, Olga Lucia (Author), Balter, Katarina (Author), Hinckson, Erica (Author), Chastin, Sebastien (Author), Lambert, Estelle V. (Author), Gonzalez, Silvia A. (Author), Guerra, Ana Maria (Author), Gelius, Peter (Author), Zha, Caroline (Author), Chethan, Sarabu (Author), Kakar, Pooja A. (Author), Fernes, Praveena (Author), Rosas, Lisa G. (Author), Winter, Sandra J. (Author), McClain, Elizabeth (Author) and Gardiner, Paul A. (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Journal Citation18 (3), pp. 1-29
Article Number892
Number of Pages29
Year2021
PublisherMDPI AG
Place of PublicationBasel, Switzerland
ISSN1660-4601
1661-7827
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030892
Abstract

Growing socioeconomic and structural disparities within and between nations have created unprecedented health inequities that have been felt most keenly among the world’s youth. While policy approaches can help to mitigate such inequities, they are often challenging to enact in under-resourced and marginalized communities. Community-engaged participatory action research provides an alternative or complementary means for addressing the physical and social environmental contexts that can impact health inequities. The purpose of this article is to describe the application of a particular form of technology-enabled participatory action research, called the Our Voice citizen science research model, with youth. An overview of 20 Our Voice studies occurring across five continents indicates that youth and young adults from varied backgrounds and with interests in diverse issues affecting their communities can participate successfully in multiple contributory research processes, including those representing the full scientific endeavor. These activities can, in turn, lead to changes in physical and social environments of relevance to health, wellbeing, and, at times, climate stabilization. The article ends with future directions for the advancement of this type
of community-engaged citizen science among young people across the socioeconomic spectrum.

Keywordshealth inequities; community-based; citizen science; participatory research; youth; health promotion; health equity; digital health; built environment; environmental justice
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420603. Health promotion
420606. Social determinants of health
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Byline AffiliationsStanford University, United States
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
University of The Andes, Colombia
School of Health and Wellbeing
Malardalen University, Sweden
Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
University of Erlangen–Nuremberg, Germany
University of London, United Kingdom
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, United States
University of Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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Light-Intensity Physical Activity and Life Expectancy: National Health and Nutrition Survey
del Pozo Cruz, Borja, Biddle, Stuart J. H., Gardiner, Paul A. and Ding, Ding. 2021. "Light-Intensity Physical Activity and Life Expectancy: National Health and Nutrition Survey." American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 61 (3), pp. 428-433. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2021.02.012
The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in Asian children and adolescents: a systematic review
Ahmed, K. R., Uddin, R., Kolbe-Alexander, T. L. and Khan, A.. 2021. "The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in Asian children and adolescents: a systematic review." Public Health. 194, pp. 48-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.02.011
Associations between indicators of energy intake and expenditure with excess weight and obesity among women in sedentary and less-sedentary jobs
Torquati, Luciana, Mielke, Gregore I., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Brown, Wendy J.. 2021. "Associations between indicators of energy intake and expenditure with excess weight and obesity among women in sedentary and less-sedentary jobs." Preventive Medicine. 147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106507
Associations between self-reported sleep duration, all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in employed individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Pienaar, Paula R., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., van Mechelen, Willem, Boot, Cecile R. L., Roden, Laura C., Lambert, Estelle V. and Rae, Dale E.. 2021. "Associations between self-reported sleep duration, all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in employed individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis." American Journal of Health Promotion. 35 (6), pp. 853-865. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117121992288
World Health Organization 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour
Bull, Fiona C., Al-Ansari, Salih S., Biddle, Stuart, Borodulin, Katja, Buman, Matthew P., Cardon, Greet, Carty, Catherine, Chaput, Jean-Philippe, Chastin, Sebastien, Chou, Roger, Dempsey, Paddy C., DiPietro, Loretta, Ekelund, Ulf, Firth, Joseph, Friedenreich, Christine M., Garcia, Leandro, Gichu, Muthoni, Jago, Russell, Katzmarzyk, Peter T., ..., Willumsen, Juana F.. 2020. "World Health Organization 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour." British Journal of Sports Medicine. 54 (24), pp. 1451-1462. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2020-102955
New global guidelines on sedentary behaviour and health for adults: broadening the behavioural targets
Dempsey, Paddy C., Biddle, Stuart J. H., Buman, Matthew P., Chastin, Sebastien, Ekelund, Ulf, Friedenreich, Christine M., Katzmarzyk, Peter T., Leitzmann, Michael F., Stamatakis, Emmanuel, van der Ploeg, Hidde P., Willumsen, Juana and Bull, Fiona. 2020. "New global guidelines on sedentary behaviour and health for adults: broadening the behavioural targets." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 17 (1), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-01044-0
Advancing the global physical activity agenda: recommendations for future research by the 2020 WHO physical activity and sedentary behavior guidelines development group
DiPietro, Loretta, Al-Ansari, Salih Saad, Biddle, Stuart J. H., Borodulin, Katja, Bull, Fiona C., Buman, Matthew P., Cardon, Greet, Carty, Catherine, Chaput, Jean-Philippe, Chastin, Sebastien, Chou, Roger, Dempsey, Paddy C., Ekelund, Ulf, Firth, Joseph, Friedenreich, Christine M., Garcia, Leandro, Gichu, Muthoni, Jago, Russell, Katzmarzyk, Peter T., ..., Willumsen, Juana F.. 2020. "Advancing the global physical activity agenda: recommendations for future research by the 2020 WHO physical activity and sedentary behavior guidelines development group." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 17 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-01042-2
Making the case for 'physical activity security': the 2020 WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour from a Global South perspective
Lambert, Estelle Victoria, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Adlakha, Deepti, Oyeyemi, Adewale, Anokye, Nana Kwame, Goenka, Shifalika, Mogrovejo, Patricia and Salvo, Deborah. 2020. "Making the case for 'physical activity security': the 2020 WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour from a Global South perspective." British Journal of Sports Medicine. 54 (24), pp. 1447-1448. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2020-103524
Trends in Muscle-Strengthening Exercise Among Nationally Representative Samples of United States Adults Between 2011 and 2017
Bennie, Jason A., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Seghers, Jan, Biddle, Stuart J.H. and De Cocker, K.. 2020. "Trends in Muscle-Strengthening Exercise Among Nationally Representative Samples of United States Adults Between 2011 and 2017." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 17 (5), pp. 512-518. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2019-0472
Changes in risk factors for non-communicable diseases associated with the ‘Healthy choices at work’ programme, South Africa
Schouw, Darcelle, Mash, Robert and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2020. "Changes in risk factors for non-communicable diseases associated with the ‘Healthy choices at work’ programme, South Africa." Global Health Action. 13 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2020.1827363
Assessing the validity and reliability and determining cut-points of the Actiwatch 2 in measuring physical activity
Kemp, Chadley, Pienaar, Paula R., Henst, Rob H. P., Roden, Laura C., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Rae, Dale E.. 2020. "Assessing the validity and reliability and determining cut-points of the Actiwatch 2 in measuring physical activity." Physiological Measurement. 41 (8), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6579/aba80f
Ten Research Priorities Related to Youth Sport, Physical Activity, and Health
Howie, Erin K., Guagliano, Justin M., Milton, Karen, Vella, Stewart A., Gomersall, Sjaan R., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Richards, Justin and Pate, Russell R.. 2020. "Ten Research Priorities Related to Youth Sport, Physical Activity, and Health." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 17 (9), pp. 920-929. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0151
A retrospective evaluation of a community-based physical activity health promotion program
Draper, Catherine E., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2009. "A retrospective evaluation of a community-based physical activity health promotion program." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 6 (5), pp. 578-588. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.6.5.578
Controversies in the Science of Sedentary Behaviour and Health: Insights, Perspectives and Future Directions from the 2018 Queensland Sedentary Behaviour Think Tank
Biddle, Stuart J. H., Bennie, Jason A., De Cocker, Katrien, Dunstan, David, Gardiner, Paul A., Healy, Genevieve, Lynch, Brigid, Owen, Neville, Brakenridge, Charlotte, Brown, Wendy, Buman, Matthew, Clark, Bronwyn, Dohrn, Ing-Mari, Duncan, Mitch, Gilson, Nicholas, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Pavey, Toby, Reid, Natasha, Vandelanotte, Corneel, ..., Vincent, Grace E.. 2019. "Controversies in the Science of Sedentary Behaviour and Health: Insights, Perspectives and Future Directions from the 2018 Queensland Sedentary Behaviour Think Tank." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16 (23), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16234762
Shift Work and Poor Mental Health: A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies
Torquati, Luciana, Mielke, Gregore I, Brown, Wendy J, Burton, Nicola W and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. 2019. "Shift Work and Poor Mental Health: A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies." American Journal of Public Health. 109 (11), pp. e13-e20. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305278
A hard day's night: Time use in shift workers
Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L, Gomersall, Sjaan, Clark, Bronwyn, Torquati, Luciana, Pavey, Toby and Brown, Wendy J. 2019. "A hard day's night: Time use in shift workers." BMC Public Health. 19, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6766-5
Promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour can minimise the risk of suicidal behaviours among adolescents
Khan, Asaduzzaman, Uddin, Riaz and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2019. "Promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour can minimise the risk of suicidal behaviours among adolescents." Acta Paediatrica. 108 (6), pp. 1163-1164. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.14749
Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) - Terminology Consensus Project process and outcomes
Tremblay, Mark S., Aubert, Salome, Barnes, Joel D., Saunders, Travis J., Carson, Valerie, Latimer-Cheung, Amy E., Chastin, Sebastien F. M., Altenburg, Teatske M., Chinapaw, Mai J. M., Aminian, S., Arundell, L., Atkin, A.J., Barone-Gibbs, Bethany, Bassett-Gunter, R., Belanger, K., Biddle, S.J.H., Biswas, A., Carson, V., Chaput, J.P., ..., Wondergem, R.. 2017. "Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) - Terminology Consensus Project process and outcomes." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 14, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0525-8
The SOS-framework (Systems of Sedentary behaviours): an international transdisciplinary consensus framework for the study of determinants, research priorities and policy on sedentary behaviour across the life course: a DEDIPAC-study
Chastin, Sebastien F. M., De Craemer, Marieke, Lien, Nanna, Bernaards, Claire, Buck, Christoph, Oppert, Jean-Michel, Nazare, Julie-Anne, Lakerveld, Jeroen, O'Donoghue, Grainne, Holdsworth, Michelle, Owen, Neville, Brug, Johannes and Cardon, Greet. 2016. "The SOS-framework (Systems of Sedentary behaviours): an international transdisciplinary consensus framework for the study of determinants, research priorities and policy on sedentary behaviour across the life course: a DEDIPAC-study." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 13, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-016-0409-3
Sedentary time in older adults: a critical review of measurement, associations with health, and interventions
Copeland, Jennifer L., Ashe, Maureen C., Biddle, Stuart J. H., Brown, Wendy J., Buman, Matthew P., Chastin, Sebastien, Gardiner, Paul A., Inoue, Shigeru, Jefferis, Barbara J., Oka, Koichiro, Owen, Neville, Sardinha, Lius B., Skelton, Dawn A., Sugiyama, Takemi and Dogra, Shilpa. 2017. "Sedentary time in older adults: a critical review of measurement, associations with health, and interventions." British Journal of Sports Medicine. 51 (21), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-097210
Citizen science to communicate about public health messages: the reach of a playful online survey on sitting time and physical activity
De Cocker, Katrien, Chastin, Sebastien F. M., De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse, Imbo, Ineke, Stragier, Jeroen and Cardon, Greet. 2019. "Citizen science to communicate about public health messages: the reach of a playful online survey on sitting time and physical activity." Health Communication. 34 (7), pp. 720-725. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2018.1433955
How does light-intensity physical activity associate with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality? Systematic review with meta-analysis of experimental and observational studies
Chastin, Sebastien F. M., De Craemer, Marieke, De Cocker, Katrien, Powell, Lauren, Van Cauwenberg, Jelle, Dall, Philippa, Hamer, Mark and Stamatakis, Emmanuel. 2019. "How does light-intensity physical activity associate with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality? Systematic review with meta-analysis of experimental and observational studies." British Journal of Sports Medicine. 53 (6), pp. 370-376. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2017-097563
Reliability and validity of three questionnaires measuring context-specific sedentary behaviour and associated correlates in adolescents, adults and older adults
Busschaert, Cedric, De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse, Van Holle, Veerle, Chastin, Sebastien F. M., Cardon, Greet and De Cocker, Katrien. 2015. "Reliability and validity of three questionnaires measuring context-specific sedentary behaviour and associated correlates in adolescents, adults and older adults." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 12 (1), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-015-0277-2
Differences in context-specific sedentary behaviors according to weight status in adolescents, adults and seniors: a compositional data analysis
Compernolle, Sofie, Van Dyck, Delfien, De Cocker, Katrien, Palarea-Albaladejo, Javier, De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse, Cardon, Greet and Chastin, Sebastien F. M.. 2018. "Differences in context-specific sedentary behaviors according to weight status in adolescents, adults and seniors: a compositional data analysis." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15 (9), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15091916
Cross-sectional associations between home environmental factors and domain-specific sedentary behaviors in adults: the moderating role of socio-demographic variables and BMI
Compernolle, Sofie, Busschaert, Cedric, De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse, Cardon, Greet, Chastin, Sebastien F. M., Van Cauwenberg, Jelle and De Cocker, Katrien. 2017. "Cross-sectional associations between home environmental factors and domain-specific sedentary behaviors in adults: the moderating role of socio-demographic variables and BMI." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14 (11 (1329)), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14111329
'In Initiative Overload': Australian Perspectives on Promoting Physical Activity in the Workplace from Diverse Industries
Chau, Josephine Y., Engelen, Lina, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Young, Sarah, Olsen, Heidi, Gilson, Nicholas, Burton, Nicola W., Bauman, Adrian E. and Brown, Wendy J.. 2019. "'In Initiative Overload': Australian Perspectives on Promoting Physical Activity in the Workplace from Diverse Industries." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16 (3), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16030516
Sedentary time in older men and women: an international consensus statement and research priorities
Dogra, Shilpa, Ashe, Maureen C., Biddle, Stuart J. H., Brown, Wendy J., Buman, Matthew P., Chastin, Sebastien, Gardiner, Paul A., Inoue, Shigeru, Jefferis, Barbara J., Oka, Koichiro, Owen, Neville, Sardinha, Luis B., Skelton, Dawn A., Sugiyama, Takemi and Copeland, Jennifer L.. 2017. "Sedentary time in older men and women: an international consensus statement and research priorities." British Journal of Sports Medicine. 51 (21), pp. 1526-1532. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-097209
Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and relative weight gain among South African adults living in resource-poor communities: longitudinal data from the STOP-SA study
Okop, K. J., Lambert, E. V., Alaba, O., Levitt, N. S., Luke, A., Dugas, L., Dover, R. V. H., Kroff, J., Micklesfield, L. K., Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Warren, Smit, Dugmore, H., Bobrow, K., Odunitan-Wayas, F. A. and Puone, T.. 2019. "Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and relative weight gain among South African adults living in resource-poor communities: longitudinal data from the STOP-SA study." International Journal of Obesity. 43 (3), pp. 603-614. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-018-0216-9
Transforming the workplace environment to prevent non-communicable chronic diseases: participatory action research in a South African power plant
Schouw, Darcelle, Mash, Robert and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2018. "Transforming the workplace environment to prevent non-communicable chronic diseases: participatory action research in a South African power plant." Global Health Action. 11 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2018.1544336
A brief self-directed intervention to reduce office employees’ sedentary behaviour in a flexible workplace
Olsen, Heidi M., Brown, Wendy J., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Burton, Nicola W.. 2018. "A brief self-directed intervention to reduce office employees’ sedentary behaviour in a flexible workplace." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 60 (10), pp. 954-959. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001389
Feasibility for the use of a standardized fitness testing protocol among Australian fitness industry professionals
Bennie, Jason A., Wiesner, Glen H., Vergeer, Ineke, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, De Cocker, Katrien, Alexander, Chris and Biddle, Stuart J. H.. 2018. "Feasibility for the use of a standardized fitness testing protocol among Australian fitness industry professionals." Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 89 (3), pp. 380-385. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2018.1486965
Changing diet and physical activity in nurses: a pilot study and process evaluation highlighting challenges in workplace health promotion
Torquati, Luciana, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Pavey, Toby and Leveritt, Michael. 2018. "Changing diet and physical activity in nurses: a pilot study and process evaluation highlighting challenges in workplace health promotion." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 50 (10), pp. 1015-1025. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2017.12.001
Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in a flexible office-based workplace: employee perceptions and priorities for change
Olsen, Heidi M., Brown, Wendy J., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Burton, Nicola W.. 2018. "Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in a flexible office-based workplace: employee perceptions and priorities for change." Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 29 (3), pp. 344-352. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.164
Australian fitness professionals' level of interest in engaging with high health-risk population subgroups: findings from a national survey
Bennie, J. A., Thomas, G., Wiesner, G. H., van Uffelen, J. G. Z., Khan, A., Kolbe-Alexander, T., Vergeer, I. and Biddle, S. J. H.. 2018. "Australian fitness professionals' level of interest in engaging with high health-risk population subgroups: findings from a national survey." Public Health. 160, pp. 108-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.03.035
Qualitative evaluation of a physical activity-based chronic disease prevention program in a low-income, rural South African setting
Draper, C. E., Nemutandani, S. M., Grimsrud, A. T., Rudolph, M., Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., de Kock, L. and Lambert, E. V.. 2010. "Qualitative evaluation of a physical activity-based chronic disease prevention program in a low-income, rural South African setting." Rural and Remote Health. 10 (3).
Evaluation of a school-based physical activity intervention in Alexandra Township
Draper, Catherine E., de Kock, Lauren, Grimsrud, Anna T., Rudolph, Michael, Nemutandani, Simon, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2010. "Evaluation of a school-based physical activity intervention in Alexandra Township." South African Journal of Sports Medicine. 22 (1), pp. 12-19.
Physical activity advocacy and promotion: the South African experience
Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Bull, Fiona and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2012. "Physical activity advocacy and promotion: the South African experience." South African Journal of Sports Medicine. 24 (4), pp. 112-116.
A systematic review of physical activity-based interventions in shift workers
Flahr, Hannah, Brown, Wendy J. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.. 2018. "A systematic review of physical activity-based interventions in shift workers." Preventive Medicine Reports. 10, pp. 323-331. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.04.004
From evidence-based research to practice-based evidence: disseminating a web-based computer-tailored workplace sitting intervention through a Health Promotion Organisation
De Cocker, Katrien, Cardon, Greet, Bennie, Jason A., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, De Meester, Femke and Vandelanotte, Corneel. 2018. "From evidence-based research to practice-based evidence: disseminating a web-based computer-tailored workplace sitting intervention through a Health Promotion Organisation." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15 (5). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15051049
Shifting the physical inactivity curve worldwide by closing the gender gap
Mielke, Gregore I., da Silva, Inacio Chrochemore M., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Brown, Wendy J.. 2018. "Shifting the physical inactivity curve worldwide by closing the gender gap." Sports Medicine. 48 (2), pp. 481-489. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-017-0754-7
The relationship between functional status, physical fitness and cognitive performance in physically active older adults: A pilot study
Ramnath, U., Rauch, L., Lambert, E. V. and Kolbe-Alexander, T. L.. 2018. "The relationship between functional status, physical fitness and cognitive performance in physically active older adults: A pilot study." PLoS One. 13 (4), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194918
Shift work and the risk of cardiovascular disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis including dose–response relationship
Torquati, Luciana, Mielke, Gregore I., Brown, Wendy J. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2018. "Shift work and the risk of cardiovascular disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis including dose–response relationship." Scandonavian Journal of Work Environment and Health. 44 (3), pp. 229-238. https://doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3700
Flexible work: The impact of a new policy on employees’ sedentary behaviour and physical activity
Olsen, Heidi M, Brown, Wendy J., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Burton, Nicola W.. 2017. "Flexible work: The impact of a new policy on employees’ sedentary behaviour and physical activity." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 60 (1), pp. 23-28. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001190
Financial capacity in older adults: a growing concern for clinicians
Gardiner, Paul A., Byrne, Gerard J., Mitchell, Leander K. and Pachana, Nancy A.. 2015. "Financial capacity in older adults: a growing concern for clinicians." Medical Journal of Australia. 202 (2), pp. 82-86. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja14.00201
Gender equality in sport for improved public health
Brown, Wendy J., Mielke, Gregore I. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.. 2016. "Gender equality in sport for improved public health." The Lancet. 388 (10051), pp. 1257-1258. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30881-9
Which Women are Highly Active Over a 12-Year Period? A Prospective Analysis of Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
Pavey, Toby G., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Uitdewilligen, Leonie and Brown, Wendy J.. 2017. "Which Women are Highly Active Over a 12-Year Period? A Prospective Analysis of Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health." Sports Medicine. 47 (12), pp. 2653-2666. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-017-0732-0
The economic burden of physical inactivity: a systematic review and critical appraisal
Ding, Ding, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Nguyen, Binh, Katzmarzyk, Peter T., Pratt, Michael and Lawson, Kenny D.. 2017. "The economic burden of physical inactivity: a systematic review and critical appraisal." British Journal of Sports Medicine. 51 (19), pp. 1392-1409. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-097385
Sitting time, physical activity and sleep by work type and pattern – The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
Clark, Bronwyn k., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Duncan, Mitch J. and Brown, Wendy. 2017. "Sitting time, physical activity and sleep by work type and pattern – The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14 (3). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14030290
International Olympic Committee consensus statement on the health and fitness of young people through physical activity and sport
Mountjoy, Margo, Andersen, Lars Bo, Armstrong, Neil, Biddle, Stuart, Boreham, Colin, Brandl Bedenbeck, Hans Peter, Ekelund, Ulf, Engebretsen, Lars, Hardman, Ken, Hills, Andrew, Kahlmeier, Sonja, Kriemler, Susi, Lambert, Estelle, Ljungqvist, Arne, Matsudo, Victor, McKay, Heather, Micheli, Lyle, Pate, Russell, Riddoch, Chris, ..., van Mechelen, Willem. 2011. "International Olympic Committee consensus statement on the health and fitness of young people through physical activity and sport." British Journal of Sports Medicine. 45 (11), pp. 839-848. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090228
Participation in fitness-related activities of an incentive-based health promotion program and hospital costs: a retrospective longitudinal study
Patel, Deepak, Lambert, Estelle V., da Silva, Roseanne, Greyling, Mike, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Noach, Adam, Conradie, Jaco, Nossel, Craig, Borrenson, Jill and Gaziano, Thomas. 2011. "Participation in fitness-related activities of an incentive-based health promotion program and hospital costs: a retrospective longitudinal study." American Journal of Health Promotion. 25 (5), pp. 341-348. https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.100603-QUAN-172
Construct validity of the neighborhood environment walkability scale for Africa
Oyeyemi, Adewale L., Conway, Terry L., Adedoyin, Rufus A., Akinroye, Kingsley K., Aryeetey, Richmond, Assah, Felix, Cain, Kelli L., Gavand, Kavita A., Kosoma, Sandra S., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Lambert, Estelle V., Larouche, Richard, Moss, Sarah J., Ocansey, Reginald, Onywera, Vincent O., Prista, Antonio, Tremblay, Mark S. and Sallis, James F.. 2017. "Construct validity of the neighborhood environment walkability scale for Africa." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 49 (3), pp. 482-491. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001131
'Be active!' Revisiting the South African food-based dietary guideline for activity
Botha, C. R., Wright, H. H., Moss, Sarah and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.. 2013. "'Be active!' Revisiting the South African food-based dietary guideline for activity." South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 26 (3 (Supplement)), pp. S18-S27.
Non-communicable disease prevention and worksite health promotion programs: a brief review
Kolbe-Alexander, T. L. and Lambert, E. V.. 2013. "Non-communicable disease prevention and worksite health promotion programs: a brief review." Occupational Medicine and Health Affairs. 1 (7), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.4172/2329-6879.1000141
Innovative strategies targeting obesity and non-communicable diseases in South Africa: what can we learn from the private healthcare sector?
Lambert, E. V. and Kolbe-Alexander, T. L.. 2013. "Innovative strategies targeting obesity and non-communicable diseases in South Africa: what can we learn from the private healthcare sector?" Obesity Reviews. 14 (2 (Supplement)), pp. 141-149. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12094
The relationship between leadership support, workplace health promotion and employee wellbeing in South Africa
Milner, Karen, Greyling, Michael, Goetzel, Ron, da Silva, Roseanne, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Patel, Deepak, Nossel, Craig and Beckowski, Meghan. 2015. "The relationship between leadership support, workplace health promotion and employee wellbeing in South Africa." Health Promotion International. 30 (3), pp. 514-522. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dat064
The perceived role and influencers of physical activity among pregnant women from low socioeconomic status communities in South Africa
Muzigaba, Moise, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Wong, Fiona. 2014. "The perceived role and influencers of physical activity among pregnant women from low socioeconomic status communities in South Africa." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 11 (7), pp. 1276-1283. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2012-0386
The Healthiest Company Index: a campaign to promote worksite wellness in South Africa
Patel, Deepak, Goetzel, Ron Z., Beckowski, Meghan, Milner, Karen, Greyling, Mike, da Silva, Roseanne, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Tabrizi, Maryam J. and Nossel, Craig. 2013. "The Healthiest Company Index: a campaign to promote worksite wellness in South Africa." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 55 (2), pp. 172-178. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182728d61
The relationship between workplace environment and employee health behaviors in a South African workforce
Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Greyling, Michael, da Silva, Roseanne, Milner, Karen, Patel, Deepak, Wyper, Lauren, Beckowski, Meghan, Lambert, Estelle V. and Goetzel, Ron. 2014. "The relationship between workplace environment and employee health behaviors in a South African workforce." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 56 (10), pp. 1094-1099. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000236
Nurses’ lifestyle behaviours, health priorities and barriers to living a healthy lifestyle: a qualitative descriptive study
Phiri, Lindokuhle P., Draper, Catherine E., Lambert, Estelle V. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.. 2014. "Nurses’ lifestyle behaviours, health priorities and barriers to living a healthy lifestyle: a qualitative descriptive study." BMC Nursing. 13 (38), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-014-0038-6
Steps that count: physical activity recommendations, brisk walking, and steps per minute - how do they relate?
Pillay, Julian D., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Proper, Karin I., van Mechelen, Willem and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2014. "Steps that count: physical activity recommendations, brisk walking, and steps per minute - how do they relate?" Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 11 (3), pp. 502-508. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2012-0210
The relationship between the built environment and habitual levels of physical activity in South African older adults: a pilot study
Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Pacheco, Kyla, Tomaz, Simone A., Karpul, David and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2015. "The relationship between the built environment and habitual levels of physical activity in South African older adults: a pilot study." BMC Public Health. 15 (518), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1853-8
The association between daily steps and health, and the mediating role of body composition: a pedometer-based, cross-sectional study in an employed South African population
Pillay, Julian D., van der Ploeg, Hidde P., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Proper, Karin I., van Stralen, Maartjie, Tomaz, Simone A., van Mechelen, Willem and Lambert, Eztelle V.. 2015. "The association between daily steps and health, and the mediating role of body composition: a pedometer-based, cross-sectional study in an employed South African population." BMC Public Health. 15 (174), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1381-6
A comparative study of Australian and New Zealand male and female nurses’ health: a sex comparison and gender analysis
Tuckett, Anthony, Henwood, Tim, Oliffe, John L., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Rin Kim, Jae. 2016. "A comparative study of Australian and New Zealand male and female nurses’ health: a sex comparison and gender analysis." American Journal of Men's Health. 10 (6), pp. 450-458. https://doi.org/10.1177/1557988314567222
Steps that count: pedometer-measured physical activity, self-reported physical activity and current physical guidelines ‒ how do they relate?
Pillay, J. D., Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Proper, K. I., Tomaz, S. A, van Mechelen, W. and Lambert, E. V.. 2014. "Steps that count: pedometer-measured physical activity, self-reported physical activity and current physical guidelines ‒ how do they relate?" South African Journal of Sports Medicine. 26 (3), pp. 77-81. https://doi.org/10.7196/SAJSM.534
Steps that count: the association between the number and intensity of steps accumulated and fitness and health measures
Pillay, Julian David, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., van Mechelen, Willem and Lambert, Estelle Vicki. 2014. "Steps that count: the association between the number and intensity of steps accumulated and fitness and health measures." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 11 (1), pp. 10-17. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2011-0288
Clustering of risk factors for non-communicable disease and healthcare expenditure in employees with private health insurance presenting for health risk appraisal: a cross-sectional study
Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Conradie, Jaco and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2013. "Clustering of risk factors for non-communicable disease and healthcare expenditure in employees with private health insurance presenting for health risk appraisal: a cross-sectional study." BMC Public Health. 13 (1213), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-1213
Steps that count! A feasibility study of a pedometer-based, healthpromotion intervention in an employed, South African population
Pillay, J. D., Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Proper, K. I., van Mechelen, W. and Lambert, E. V.. 2014. "Steps that count! A feasibility study of a pedometer-based, healthpromotion intervention in an employed, South African population." South African Journal of Sports Medicine. 26 (1), pp. 15-19. https://doi.org/10.7196/SAJSM.500
Promoting diet and physical activity in nurses: a systematic review
Torquati, Luciana, Pavey, Toby, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Leveritt, Michael. 2017. "Promoting diet and physical activity in nurses: a systematic review." American Journal of Health Promotion. 31 (1), pp. 19-27. https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.141107-LIT-562
NEWS for Africa: adaptation and reliability of a built environment questionnaire for physical activity in seven African countries
Oyeyemi, Adewale L., Kasoma, Sandra S., Onywera, Vincent O., Assah, Felix, Adedoyin, Rufus A., Conway, Terry L., Moss, Sarah J., Ocansey, Reginald, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Akinroye, Kingsley K., Prista, Antonio, Larouche, Richard, Gavand, Kavita A., Cain, Kelli L., Lambert, Estelle V., Aryeetey, Richmond, Bartels, Clare, Tremblay, Mark S. and Sallis, James F.. 2016. "NEWS for Africa: adaptation and reliability of a built environment questionnaire for physical activity in seven African countries." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 13 (33), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-016-0357-y
Diet and physical activity behaviour in nurses: a qualitative study
Torquati, Luciana, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L, Pavey, Toby, Perrson, Christina and Leveritt, Michael. 2016. "Diet and physical activity behaviour in nurses: a qualitative study." International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 54 (6), pp. 268-282. https://doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2016.1169943
The economic burden of physical inactivity: a global analysis of major non-communicable diseases
Ding, Ding, Lawson, Kenny D., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Finkelstein, Eric A., Katzmarzyk, Peter T., van Mechelen, Willem and Pratt, Michael. 2016. "The economic burden of physical inactivity: a global analysis of major non-communicable diseases." The Lancet. 388 (10051), pp. 1311-1324. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30383-X
Can the use of Bus Rapid Transit lead to a healthier lifestyle in urban South Africa? The SUN Study
Bartels, Clare, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Behrens, Roger, Hendricks, Sharief and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2016. "Can the use of Bus Rapid Transit lead to a healthier lifestyle in urban South Africa? The SUN Study." Journal of Transport and Health. 3 (2), pp. 200-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2016.04.003
Cardiovascular fitness is associated with bias between self-reported and objectively measured physical activity
Tomaz, S. A., Lambert, E. V., Karpul, D. and Kolbe-Alexander, T. L.. 2016. "Cardiovascular fitness is associated with bias between self-reported and objectively measured physical activity." European Journal of Sport Science. 16 (1), pp. 149-157. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2014.987323
Working on wellness (WOW): a worksite health promotion intervention programme
Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Proper, Karin I., Lambert, Estelle V., van Wier, Marieke F., Pillay, Julian D., Nossel, Craig, Adonis, Leegale and Van Mechelen, Willem. 2012. "Working on wellness (WOW): a worksite health promotion intervention programme." BMC Public Health. 12 (1), pp. 372-383. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-372
Steps that count!: The development of a pedometer-based health promotion intervention in an employed, health insured South African population
Pillay, Julian D., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Proper, Karin I., van Mechelen, Willem and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2012. "Steps that count!: The development of a pedometer-based health promotion intervention in an employed, health insured South African population." BMC Public Health. 12 (1), pp. 880-887. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-880