David R. Lubans
Newcastle University
Mental healthDevelopmental psychologyPublic healthPsychologyRandomized controlled trialPhysical fitnessHealth promotionPhysical therapyPsychological interventionOverweightIntervention (counseling)Institutional repositoryPhysical activityMedical educationObesityClinical psychologyPhysical educationMedicineGerontologyMeta-analysis
Publications 385
#1Simone J. J. M. Verswijveren (Deakin University)H-Index: 4
#2Benjamin Douglas (Deakin University)H-Index: 1
Last. Nicola D. Ridgers (Deakin University)H-Index: 57
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Estimations of time spent sedentary and in various physical activity intensities may vary according to data reduction methods applied. This study compared associations between children's accelerometer data and adiposity and fitness markers using open source (mean amplitude deviation, MAD) and proprietary (counts) data reduction methods. Complete-case accelerometer, adiposity (Body Mass Index z-score, waist circumference), and fitness (cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal) data from 118 children (1...
#1Sarah G. Kennedy (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 6
#2Jordan J. Smith (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 20
Last. David R. Lubans (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 73
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BACKGROUND Physical activity guidelines recommend young people engage in regular muscle-strengthening activities (e.g., resistance training [RT]). However, few school-based physical activity interventions have been delivered at-scale or promoted RT. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation and maintenance of the Resistance Training for Teens (RT for Teens) program. METHODS Data were collected between August 2015 and October 2020. RE-AIM was operati...
#1Emma R. Pollock (Newcastle University)H-Index: 7
#2Myles D. Young (Newcastle University)H-Index: 16
Last. Philip J. Morgan (Newcastle University)H-Index: 83
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Abstract null null This study explored the impact of a university teacher education course on preservice and inservice teachers’ attitudes towards gender equity in physical activity and sport. Preservice teachers (n = 40) completed an Implicit Association Test and explicit attitude measures pre- and post-course. Focus group interviews were conducted with preservice and inservice teachers (n = 24). Preservice teachers reduced their negative implicit and explicit attitudes towards girls and activi...
#1Lauren A. Gardner (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 7
#2Katrina E. Champion (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 14
Last. Matthew Sunderland (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 26
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#1Nigel K. Harris (AUT: Auckland University of Technology)H-Index: 21
#2Isaac Warbrick (AUT: Auckland University of Technology)H-Index: 4
Last. David R. Lubans (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 73
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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of generalist school teachers delivering curriculum connected high-intensity interval training in a school's physical education class time. METHOD Two schools volunteered to participate. A total of 84 students (11.9 [0.5] y, M = 64 and F = 19) volunteered to participate. Four classes from 2 schools were randomized to either intervention (n = 53) or control (n = 31) for one school term (8 wk). Intervention class teachers participated ...
#1Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez (UGR: University of Granada)H-Index: 24
#2Alejandra Mena-Molina (UGR: University of Granada)H-Index: 3
Last. Francisco B. Ortega (UGR: University of Granada)H-Index: 91
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Physical fitness is an important marker of current and future health status, yet the association between physical fitness and indicators of mental health in youth has not been systematically reviewed and meta-analyzed. The aim of this work was to systematically review and meta-analyze the association between physical fitness components (i.e. cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, speed-agility, flexibility and fitness composite) and mental health indicators (i.e. psychological well-being a...
#1Esther M. F. van Sluijs (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 63
#2Ulf Ekelund (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences)H-Index: 125
Last. Peter T. Katzmarzyk (Pennington Biomedical Research Center)H-Index: 126
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The work of EvS was supported by the Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12015/7) and undertaken under the auspices of the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence which is funded by the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research, and the Wellcome Trust (MR/K023187/1). UE is supported by the Research Council of Norway (249932/F20). DR...
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#1Amy S. Ha (CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 15
#2Chris Lonsdale (ACU: Australian Catholic University)H-Index: 48
Last. Johan Y. Y. Ng (CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 12
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Background null Physical activity is related to many positive health outcomes, yet activity levels of many children are low. Researchers have suggested that family-based interventions may improve physical activity behaviors of both children and their parents. In this study, we evaluated the "Active 1 + FUN" program, which was designed based on tenets of self-determination theory. Intervention components included free sporting equipment, ten coach-led workshops and activity sessions, and one boos...
#1Philip J. Morgan (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 83
#2Anna T Rayward (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 6
Last. David R. Lubans (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 73
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Background null The 'Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered' (DADEE) program significantly improved physical activity levels of fathers and their daughters in an efficacy trial. However, the effectiveness of interventions when delivered in real-world settings needs to be established. null Purpose null To evaluate the effectiveness of the DADEE intervention when delivered in community settings by trained facilitators. null Methods null We conducted a two-arm RCT, (baseline and 3-months post-...