Publications – Obesity prevention research & evaluation (by research area)

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Publications – population monitoring

 

General publications

Smith G. Prevalence of sun-related, diet, and physical activity and sedentary behaviours, of Tasmanian secondary school students in 2008 and trends over time. Prepared for: The Cancer Council Tasmania. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Autralia, April 2010.

Brown A, Siahpush M. Risk factors for overweight and obesity: results from the 2001 National Health Survey. Public Health 2007; 121(8): 603-613.

Hayman J. Physical activity and sedentry behaviours among Tasmanian secondary school students in 2005. Pepared for : The Cancer Council Tasmania. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Australia, March 2007.

Scully M, Dixon H, White V, Beckmann K. Dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviour among Australian secondary students in 2005. Health Promotion International 2007; 22(3): 236-245.

Brown A, Siahpush M. Socioeconomic predictors of a sedentary lifestyle: results from the 2001 National Health Survey. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2006; 3(1): 90-101.

Webster B, Hayman J. Prevalence of diet-related behaviours among Tasmanian secondary school students in 2005 and trends over time. Prepared for: The Cancer Council Tasmanis. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Australia, November 2006.

National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity Survey (NaSSDA)

Scully M, Morley B, Niven P, Pratt IS, Okely AD, Wakefield M, for the NaSSDA Study Team. Overweight/obesity, physical activity and diet among Australian secondary students - first national dataset 2009-10. Cancer Forum 2012; 36 (1): 17-20.  

Morley B, Scully ML, Niven PH, Okely AD, Baur LA, Pratt IS, Wakefield MA, NaSSDA Study Team. What factors are associated with excess body weight in Australian secondary school students? Medical Journal of Australia 2012; 196 (3): 189-192.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. Prevalence of meeting recommendations for small screen recreation in Australian secondary students. Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, February 2011

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. Prevalence of meeting physical activity recommendations in Australian secondary students. Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, February 2011.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. Exposure and influence of food marketing on Australian secondary students. Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, February 2011.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. Prevalence of meeting healthy eating guidelines in Australian secondary students. Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, February 2011.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in Australian secondary students (updated March 2011). Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, March 2011.

Scully M, Wakefield M, Niven P, Chapman K, Crawford D, Pratt IS, Baur LA, Flood V, Morley B. Association between food marketing exposure and adolescents' food choices and eating behaviors. Appetite 2011; 58 (1): 1-5.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: Victoria summary report. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity Survey, 2009-10: Main report. The Cancer Council of Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, October 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: Western Australia summary report. Prepared for: Cancer Council Western Australia. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: Tasmania summary report. Prepared for Cancer Council Tasmania. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: South Australia summary report. Prepared for: Cancer Council South Australia. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: Queensland summary report. Prepared for: Cancer Council Queensland. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: Northern Territory summary report. Prepared for: Cancer Council Northern Territory. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: New South Wales summary report. Prepared for: Cancer Council NSW. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: ACT summary report. Prepared for: Cancer Council ACT. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.  

Morley B, Scully M, Dixon H, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey: Pilot 2008. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Australia, May 2009.

Public awareness of risk factors for cancer

Cameron M, Scully M, Herd N, Jamsen K, Hill D, Wakefield M. The role of overweight and obesity in perceived risk factors for cancer: Implications for education. Journal of Cancer Education 2010; 25 (4): 506-511.

Niven P, Scully M, Morley B. Changes in perceptions of body weight, physical activity and dietary factors in relation to cancer risk in the population: updated findings. Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, December 2010.

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Publications – program evaluation and social marketing

General publications

Morley B, Wakefield M, Dunlop S, Hill D. Impact of a mass media campaign linking abdominal obesity and cancer: a natural exposure evaluation. Health Education Research 2009; 24 (6): 1069-1079.

Scully M. Dixon H. Prestesting TV advertising concepts on obesity and cancer with overweight and obese adults: Questionnaire results. Prepared for: Cancer Education Unit. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victroai: Melbourne, Australia, October 2006.

Dixon H, Hoey L. Consumer testing of titles & slogans for use in a public health program to prevent obesoty & diabetes in Victoria. Melbourne: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council of Victoria, 2003.  

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Publications – food marketing & labelling

General publications

Kelly B, Hughes C, Chapman K, Louie J, Dixon H, Crawford J, King L, Daube M, Slevin T. Consumer testing of the acceptability and effectiveness of front-of-pack food labelling systems for the Australian grocery market. Health Promotion International 2009; 24 (2): 120-129.

Scully M, Dixon H, Wakefield M. Association between commercial television exposure and fast food consumption among adults. Public Health Nutrition 2009; 12 (1): 105-110.

Kelly B, Hughes C, Chapman K, Louie J, Dixon H, King L. On behalf of a Collaboration of Public Health and Consumer Research Groups. Front-of pack food labelling: Traffic light labelling gets the green light. Cancer Council NSW: Sydney, Australia, September 2008.

Dixon HG, Scully ML, Wakefield MA, White VM, Crawford DA. The effects of television advertisements for junk food versus nutritious food on children's food attitudes and preferences. Social Science & Medicine 2007; 65: 1311-1323.

Dixon H, Scully M, Parkinson K. Pester power: snack foods displayed at supermarket checkouts in Melbourne, Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 2006; 17(2): 124-127.

Dixon H, Parkinson K, Scully M. Snack foods displayed at supermarket check-outs in Melbourne. Prepared for: The Parent's Jury Project an initiative of Diabetes Australia (Vic), The Cancer Council Victoria and The Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, January 2005

Experimental research on effects of common junk food promotion strategies on parents and children 

Dixon H, Scully M, Wakefield M, Kelly B, Chapman K, Donovan R. Parent's responses to nutrient claims and sports celebrity endorsements on energy-dense and nutrient-poor foods: an experimental study. Public Health Nutrition 2011; 14 (6): 1071-1079

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Publications – public opinion research 

General publications

Morley B, Chapman K, Mehta K, King L, Swinburn B, Wakefield M. Parental awareness and attitudes about food advertising to children on Australian television. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2008; 32 (4): 341-347.

Morley BC. National community survey of TV food advertising to children. Prepared for: Coalition of Food Advertising to Children. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Australia, May 2007.

Public support for obesity and prevention policy proposals

Morley B, Martin J, Niven P, Wakefield M. Public opinion on food-related obesity prevention policy initiatives. Health Promotion Journal of Australia Accepted 10 April 2012. 

Morley B, Martin J, Niven P. Obesity prevention policy proposals: Public acceptability 2008 to 2010. Prepared for: Obesity Policy Coalition. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, September 2010.

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Publications – general obesity prevention research & evaluation

Dixon H, Paxton S. Eating and nutrition. In: Browning C. and Thomas S. (Eds). Behavioural change: An evidence-based handbook for social and public health. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Limited, 2005, pp. 45-68. Ch 4.  

Jalleh G, Donovan RJ, Slevin T, Dixon H. Efficacy of bowel cancer appeals for promoting physical activity. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 2005; 16(2): 107-109.

Sutherland G, White V. Teachable moments in diet and nutrition for family and friends calling the Cancer Helpline. (Letter to Editor). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2005; 29 (4): 388-389.

Dixon H, Mullins R, Wakefield M, Hill D. Encouraging the consumption of fruit and vegetables by older Australians: an experiential study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour 2004; 36(5): 245-249.

Mullins R, Dixon H. Meat is the centrepiece: A report on the fruit and vegetable home delivery focus groups. Melbourne: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, January 2003. 

Dixon H, Borland R, Segan S, Stafford H, Sindall C. Public reactions to Victoria's '2 Fruit 'n' 5 Veg Every Day' campaign and reported consumption of fruit and vegetables. Preventive Medicine 1998; 27: 572-582.

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Updated: 05 Aug, 2012