of Reducing Television, Videotape, and Video Game Use on Children's Health and Behavior, Thomas Robinson, M.D.,
MPH - Principal Investigator
Television Viewing to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Thomas Robinson, M.D., MPH - Principal Investigator, Joel Killen, Ph.D., William Haskell, Ph.D., Donna Matheson ,
Ph.D., Leslie Pruitt, Ph.D., Helena Kraemer, Ph.D.
Obesity Prevention for African-American Girls (GEMS Phases 1 and 2)
Researchers: Thomas Robinson, M.D., MPH - Principal Investigator
Reducing Children's Television Viewing to Prevent Obesity Pilot
Thomas Robinson, M.D., MPH - Principal Investigator;
Description: Two phase pilot study to develop a social cognitive theory-based school and family intervention to reduce
children's television, videotape and video game use, and evaluate its effects on media use, physical activity, physical
fitness, dietary fat, and body composition in a randomized controlled trial (N~200 third and fourth grade children
in two schools).
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viewing on children's requests for toys: a randomized controlled trial. Ethnicity and Disease. 2003; 13(1
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obesity and reduce physical activity? Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses among adolescent girls. Pediatrics.
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to prevent weight gain in African-American girls: The Stanford GEMS pilot study. Ethnicity and Disease,
Robinson TN, Killen JD. Ethnic and gender differences
in the relationships between television viewing and obesity, physical activity and dietary fat intake.
Journal of Health Education, 1995;26:S91-S98.
Robinson TN, Chen HL, Killen JD. Television and music
video exposure and risk of adolescent alcohol use. Pediatrics, 1998;102:e54 (http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/102/5/e54).
Borzekowski DLG, Robinson TN. Viewing the viewers: 10
video case studies of children's television viewing behaviors. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic
Borzekowski DLG, Robinson TN, Killen JD. Does the camera
add ten pounds? examining media use and weight concerns among teenage girls. Journal of Adolescent
Borzekowski DLG, Robinson TN. The 30-second effect:
An experiment revealing the impact of television commercials on food preferences of preschoolers.
Journal of the American Dietetics Association, 2001;101:42-46.
Robinson TN. Television viewing and childhood obesity.
Pediatric Clinics of North American, 2001;48:1017-1025.
Ford BS, McDonald TE, Owens AS, Robinson TN. Primary
care interventions to reduce television viewing in African-American children. American Journal of Preventive
Matheson DM, Killen JD, Wang Y, Varady A, Robinson TN. Children's
food consumption while watching television. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2004:In Press.