• 2691 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
19952019
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Research Output 2001 2019

  • 2691 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
  • 76 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter

Patterns of Gestational Weight Gain and Infants Born Large-for-Gestational Age Across Consecutive Pregnancies

Adams, E. L., Marini, M. E., Leonard, K. S., Downs, D. S., Paul, I. M., Kraschnewski, J. L., Kjerulff, K. H. & Savage, J. S., Mar 1 2019, In : Women's Health Issues. 29, 2, p. 194-200 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Age
Weight Gain
pregnancy
infant
Pregnancy
4 Citations (Scopus)

Perceived exertion during exercise is associated with children's energy intake

Fearnbach, S. N., Masterson, T. D., Schlechter, H. A., Loken, E., Downs, D. S., Thivel, D. & Keller, K. L., Jan 1 2017, In : Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 49, 4, p. 785-792 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy Intake
Exercise
Meals
Fats
Lunch
17 Citations (Scopus)

Perceptions of exercise stages, barrier self-efficacy, and decisional balance for middle-level school students

Hausenblas, H. A., Nigg, C. R., Downs, D. S., Fleming, D. S. & Connaughton, D. P., Nov 2002, In : Journal of Early Adolescence. 22, 4, p. 436-454 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Efficacy
schoolchild
self-efficacy
Exercise
Students
83 Citations (Scopus)

Physical activity and pregnancy: Past and present evidence and future recommendations

Downs, D. S., Chasan-Taber, L., Evenson, K. R., Leiferman, J. & Yeo, S. A., Jan 1 2012, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 83, 4, p. 485-502 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pregnancy
Research Personnel
Gestational Diabetes
Insurance Benefits
Pre-Eclampsia
25 Citations (Scopus)

Physical activity and sedentary behavior across 12 months in cohort samples of couples without children, expecting their first child, and expecting their second child

Rhodes, R. E., Blanchard, C. M., Benoit, C., Levy-Milne, R., Naylor, P. J., Downs, D. S. & Warburton, D. E. R., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 37, 3, p. 533-542 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Parents
Mothers
Accelerometry
Child Rearing
32 Citations (Scopus)

Plausible Reports of Energy Intake May Predict Body Mass Index in Pre-Adolescent Girls

Savage, J. S., Mitchell, D. C., Smiciklas-Wright, H., Symons Downs, D. & Birch, L. L., Jan 1 2008, In : Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 108, 1, p. 131-135 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy Intake
body mass index
energy intake
Body Mass Index
Weights and Measures
86 Citations (Scopus)

Postpartum anxiety and maternal-infant health outcomes

Paul, I. M., Downs, D. S., Schaefer, E. W., Beiler, J. S. & Weisman, C. S., Apr 1 2013, In : Pediatrics. 131, 4, p. e1218-e1224

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postpartum Period
Anxiety
Postpartum Depression
Mothers
Equipment and Supplies

Postpartum Mothers’ Leisure-Time Exercise Behavior is Linked to Positive Emotion During Partner Discussions

Hutt, R. L., Moore, G. A., Mammen, M. A. & Downs, D. S., Oct 2 2017, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 88, 4, p. 447-454 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leisure Activities
Postpartum Period
Emotions
Mothers
Exercise
46 Citations (Scopus)

Preconceptional health: Risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes by reproductive life stage in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS)

Weisman, C. S., Hillemeier, M. M., Chase, G. A., Dyer, A. M., Baker, S. A., Feinberg, M., Symons Downs, D., Parrott, R. L., Cecil, H. K., Botti, J. J., MacNeill, C., Chuang, C. H. & Yost, B., Jul 1 2006, In : Women's Health Issues. 16, 4, p. 216-224 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Women's Health
Pregnancy Outcome
health risk
pregnancy
Health
14 Citations (Scopus)

Preconception predictors of birth outcomes: Prospective findings from the central Pennsylvania women's health study

Weisman, C. S., Misra, D. P., Hillemeier, M. M., Downs, D. S., Chuang, C. H., Camacho, F. T. & Dyer, A. M., Oct 1 2011, In : Maternal and child health journal. 15, 7, p. 829-835 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Women's Health
Fetal Development
Parturition
Mothers
Live Birth
63 Citations (Scopus)
Women's Health
Weight Gain
pregnancy
Pregnancy
health

Predictors of postpartum exercise according to prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain

Downs, D. S., Leonard, K. S., Beiler, J. S. & Paul, I. M., Oct 2017, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 14, 10, p. 797-807 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postpartum Period
Weight Gain
Body Mass Index
Exercise
Pregnancy
5 Citations (Scopus)

Pregnant women exaggerate cautious gait patterns during the transition between level and hill surfaces

Gottschall, J. S., Sheehan, R. C. & Downs, D. S., Oct 1 2013, In : Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 23, 5, p. 1237-1242 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gait
Pregnant Women
Walking
Muscles
Joints
26 Citations (Scopus)

Pregnant women's third trimester exercise behaviors, body mass index, and pregnancy outcomes

Downs, D. S. & Hausenblas, H. A., Jul 1 2007, In : Psychology and Health. 22, 5, p. 545-559 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Third Pregnancy Trimester
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnant Women
Body Mass Index
Exercise
11 Citations (Scopus)

Prospective examination of leisure-time exercise behavior during pregnancy

Hausenblas, H. A. & Downs, D. S., Sep 1 2005, In : Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 17, 3, p. 240-246 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leisure Activities
Pregnancy
37 Citations (Scopus)
First Pregnancy Trimester
Exercise
Pregnant Women
Pregnancy
Behavior Control
5 Citations (Scopus)

Randomized Face-to-face vs. Home exercise interventions in pregnant women with gestational diabetes

Symons Downs, D., DiNallo, J. M., Birch, L. L., Paul, I. M. & Ulbrecht, J. S., May 1 2017, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 30, p. 73-81 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Diabetes
Pregnant Women
Exercise
Pregnancy
Blood Glucose
36 Citations (Scopus)

Relationship among sex, imagery, and exercise dependence symptoms

Hausenblas, H. A. & Downs, D. S., Jun 24 2002, In : Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 16, 2, p. 169-172 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Exercise
Aptitude
Sex Characteristics
49 Citations (Scopus)

Review of self-reported physical activity assessments for pregnancy: Summary of the evidence for validity and reliability

Evenson, K. R., Chasan-Taber, L., Downs, D. S. & Pearce, E. E., Sep 1 2012, In : Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 26, 5, p. 479-494 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Reproducibility of Results
Exercise
Pregnancy
Pregnant Women
Vietnam
12 Citations (Scopus)
Leisure Activities
Motivation
Exercise
Personal Autonomy
Sex Characteristics
6 Citations (Scopus)

Semi-physical identification and state estimation of energy intake for interventions to manage gestational weight gain

Guo, P., Rivera, D. E., Downs, D. S. & Savage, J. S., Jul 28 2016, 2016 American Control Conference, ACC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1271-1276 6 p. 7525092. (Proceedings of the American Control Conference; vol. 2016-July).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

State estimation
Identification (control systems)
Energy balance
Public health
Adaptive algorithms
4 Citations (Scopus)

Social cognitive correlates of physical activity across 12 months in cohort samples of couples without children, expecting their first child, and expecting their second child

Rhodes, R. E., Blanchard, C. M., Benoit, C., Levy-Milne, R., Naylor, P. J., Downs, D. S. & Warburton, D. E. R., Jan 1 2014, In : Health Psychology. 33, 8, p. 792-802 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Spouses
Cognition
Mothers
Accelerometry
1 Citation (Scopus)

State Estimation Under Correlated Partial Measurement Losses: Implications for Weight Control Interventions

Guo, P., Rivera, D. E., Savage, J. S. & Downs, D. S., Jul 2017, In : IFAC-PapersOnLine. 50, 1, p. 13532-13537 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight control
State estimation
Medical problems
Energy balance
Kalman filters
25 Citations (Scopus)

Strategies to Promote Physical Activity During Pregnancy

Pearce, E. E., Evenson, K. R., Downs, D. S. & Steckler, A., Jan 1 2013, In : American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 7, 1, p. 38-50 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Exercise
Pregnancy
Social Welfare
Insurance Benefits
Practice Guidelines

System Identification Approaches for Energy Intake Estimation: Enhancing Interventions for Managing Gestational Weight Gain

Guo, P., Rivera, D. E., Williams, J. S., Hohman, E., Pauley, A. M., Leonard, K. S. & Downs, D. S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Identification (control systems)
Weight control
Energy balance
Public health
Energy Intake
4 Citations (Scopus)

The moderating influence of asthma diagnosis on biobehavioral health characteristics of women of reproductive age

Carter, R. M., Downs, D. S., Bascom, R., Dyer, A. M. & Weisman, C. S., Feb 1 2012, In : Maternal and child health journal. 16, 2, p. 448-455 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Women's Health
Asthma
Pregnancy Outcome
Health Status Indicators
Reproductive History
4 Citations (Scopus)

The power of believing: Salient belief predictors of exercise behavior in normal weight, overweight, and obese pregnant women

Downs, D. S., Devlin, C. A. & Rhodes, R. E., Oct 19 2015, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 12, 8, p. 1168-1176 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pregnant Women
Exercise
Weights and Measures
Pregnancy Trimesters
Pregnancy
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Preconception Period analysis of Risks and Exposures Influencing health and Development (PrePARED) consortium

Harville, E. W., Mishra, G. D., Yeung, E., Mumford, S. L., Schisterman, E. F., Jukic, A. M., Hatch, E. E., Mikkelsen, E. M., Jiang, H., Ehrenthal, D. B., Porucznik, C. A., Stanford, J. B., Wen, S. W., Harvey, A., Symons Downs, D., Yajnik, C., Santillan, D., Santillan, M., McElrath, T. F., Woo, J. G. & 8 others, Urbina, E. M., Chavarro, J. E., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Bazzano, L., Zhang, J., Steiner, A., Gunderson, E. P. & Wise, L. A., Nov 1 2019, In : Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 33, 6, p. 490-502 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Demography
Health
Pregnancy
Fertility
Cohort Studies
5 Citations (Scopus)
Gestational Diabetes
chronic illness
Exercise
Risk Reduction Behavior
fitness
205 Citations (Scopus)

The theories of reasoned action and planned behavior applied to exercise: A Meta-analytic Update

Downs, D. S. & Hausenblas, H. A., Jan 2005, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2, 1, p. 76-97 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidemiologic Effect Modifiers
Sample Size
Publications
Research Personnel
25 Citations (Scopus)

Transition to overweight or obesity among women of reproductive age

Hillemeier, M. M., Weisman, C. S., Chuang, C., Downs, D. S., McCall-Hosenfeld, J. & Camacho, F., May 1 2011, In : Journal of Women's Health. 20, 5, p. 703-710 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obesity
Weights and Measures
Body Mass Index
Exercise
Odds Ratio

Uncontrolled Eating during Pregnancy Predicts Fetal Growth: The Healthy Mom Zone Trial

Savage, J. S., Hohman, E. E., McNitt, K. M., Pauley, A. M., Leonard, K. S., Turner, T., Pauli, J. M., Gernand, A. D., Rivera, D. E. & Symons Downs, D., Apr 21 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fetal development
Fetal Development
Eating
ingestion
pregnancy

Uncontrolled Eating during Pregnancy Predicts Fetal Growth: The Healthy Mom Zone Trial

Savage, J. S., Hohman, E. E., McNitt, K. M., Pauley, A. M., Leonard, K. S., Turner, T., Pauli, J. M., Gernand, A. D., Rivera, D. E. & Symons Downs, D., Apr 21 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
fetal development
Fetal Development
Eating
ingestion
pregnancy
85 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding exercise beliefs and behaviors in women with gestational diabetes mellitus

Downs, D. S. & Ulbrecht, J., Jul 28 2006, In : Diabetes Care. 29, 2, p. 236-240 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Diabetes
Exercise
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy
Postal Service
2 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding exercise intention in an ethnically diverse sample of postpartum women

Downs, D. S., Jan 1 2006, In : Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 28, 2, p. 159-170 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postpartum Period
Exercise
Motivation
Regression Analysis
Economics
22 Citations (Scopus)

Walking for health in pregnancy: Assessment by indirect calorimetry and accelerometry

DiNallo, J. M., Williams, N., Downs, D. S. & Le Masurier, G. C., Jan 1 2008, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 79, 1, p. 28-35 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accelerometry
Indirect Calorimetry
Walking
Pregnant Women
Pregnancy
1 Citation (Scopus)

Why do people change physical activity behavior?

Downs, D. S., Nigg, O. R., Hausenblas, H. A. & Rauff, E. L., Sep 26 2013, ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

145 Citations (Scopus)

Women's exercise beliefs and behaviors during their pregnancy and postpartum

Symons Downs, D. & Hausenblas, H. A., Mar 1 2004, In : Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. 49, 2, p. 138-144 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postpartum Period
Exercise
Pregnancy
Spouses
Nausea
14 Citations (Scopus)

Youth exercise intention and past exercise behavior: Examining the moderating influences of sex and meeting exercise recommendations

Downs, D. S., Graham, G. M., Yang, S., Bargainnier, S. & Vasil, J., Mar 2006, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 77, 1, p. 91-99 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Group Processes
Guidelines