• 2641 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
19952019
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Research Output 2001 2019

  • 2641 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
  • 75 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter
Article
5 Citations (Scopus)

A comparison of theory of planned behavior beliefs and healthy eating between couples without children and first-time parents

Bassett-Gunter, R. L., Levy-Milne, R., Naylor, P. J., Downs, D. S., Benoit, C., Warburton, D. E. R., Blanchard, C. M. & Rhodes, R. E., May 1 2015, In : Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 47, 3, p. 216-224.e1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parents
Feeding Behavior
Vegetables
Fruit
Healthy Diet
22 Citations (Scopus)
Exercise
Fathers
Body Mass Index
Body Image
Physical Education and Training

A dynamical systems model of intrauterine fetal growth

Freigoun, M. T., Rivera, D. E., Guo, P., Hohman, E., Gernand, A. D., Downs, D. S. & Williams, J. S., Nov 2 2018, In : Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems. 24, 6, p. 641-667 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dynamical systems
Dynamical system
Oils and fats
Energy balance
Obesity
24 Citations (Scopus)

A missing piece of the transtheoretical model applied to exercise: Development and validation of the temptation to not exercise scale

Hausenblas, H. A., Nigg, C. R., Dannecker, E. A., Downs, D. S., Gardner, R. E., Fallon, E. A., Focht, B. C. & Loving, M. G., Jan 1 2001, In : Psychology and Health. 16, 4, p. 381-390 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Efficacy
Statistical Factor Analysis
Research
25 Citations (Scopus)

A multilevel examination of exercise intention and behavior during pregnancy

Hausenblas, H., Downs, D. S., Giacobbi, P., Tuccitto, D. & Cook, B., Jun 1 2008, In : Social Science and Medicine. 66, 12, p. 2555-2561 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pregnancy
Exercise
Pregnancy
examination
Second Pregnancy Trimester
1 Citation (Scopus)
pregnancy
Pregnant Women
Obesity
Exercise
Weights and Measures
26 Citations (Scopus)

Association of prenatal physical activity and gestational weight gain: Results from the first baby study

Kraschnewski, J. L., Chuang, C. H., Downs, D. S., Weisman, C. S., McCamant, E. L., Baptiste-Roberts, K., Zhu, J. & Kjerulff, K. H., Jul 1 2013, In : Women's Health Issues. 23, 4, p. e233-e238

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

baby
Weight Gain
Exercise
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Health and Medicine Division
medicine

A “Model-on-Demand” Methodology For Energy Intake Estimation to Improve Gestational Weight Control Interventions

Guo, P., Rivera, D. E., Pauley, A. M., Leonard, K. S., Williams, J. S. & Downs, D. S., Jan 1 2018, In : IFAC-PapersOnLine. 51, 15, p. 144-149 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight control
Energy Intake
36 Citations (Scopus)

Baby steps: Pedometer-determined and self-reported leisure-time exercise behaviors of pregnant women

Downs, D. S., LeMasurier, G. C. & DiNallo, J. M., Jan 1 2009, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 6, 1, p. 63-72 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leisure Activities
Pregnant Women
Exercise
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Maintenance
5 Citations (Scopus)

Belief-level markers of physical activity among young adult couples: comparisons across couples without children and new parents.

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 : Psychology & health. 29, 11, p. 1320-1340 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Young Adult
Parents
Exercise
Mothers
Accelerometry
23 Citations (Scopus)

Body image in middle school children

Hausenblas, H. A., Downs, D. S., Fleming, D. S. & Connaughton, D. P., Jan 1 2002, In : Eating and Weight Disorders. 7, 3, p. 244-248 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Image
Body Mass Index
Anxiety

Breastfeeding initiation and duration and child health outcomes in the first baby study

Pattison, K. L., Kraschnewski, J., Lehman, E., Williams, J. S., Downs, D. S., Leonard, K. S., Adams, E. L., Paul, I. & Kjerulff, K., Jan 1 2019, In : Preventive Medicine. 118, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Feeding
Obesity
Weights and Measures
Pediatric Obesity
Constipation
11 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of the dietary intakes of new parents, second-time parents, and nonparents: A longitudinal cohort study

Nasuti, G., Blanchard, C., Naylor, P. J., Levy-Milne, R., Warburton, D. E. R., Benoit, C., Downs, D. S. & Rhodes, R. E., Mar 1 2014, In : Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 114, 3, p. 450-456 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fathers
cohort studies
Fathers
Longitudinal Studies
food intake
15 Citations (Scopus)

Control systems engineering for optimizing a prenatal weight gain intervention to regulate infant birth weight

Williams, J. S., Downs, D. S., Dong, Y. & Rivera, D. E., Jan 1 2014, In : American journal of public health. 104, 7, p. 1247-1254 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Birth Weight
Weight Gain
Exercise
Feeding Behavior
Postpartum Period
12 Citations (Scopus)

Determinants of Eating Attitudes among Overweight and Nonoverweight Adolescents

Downs, D. S., DiNallo, J. M., Williams, J. S. & Davison, K. K., Aug 1 2007, In : Journal of Adolescent Health. 41, 2, p. 138-145 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eating
Exercise
Body Mass Index
Depression
Physical Education and Training
64 Citations (Scopus)
Postpartum Depression
Body Image
Exercise
Depression
Pregnancy
20 Citations (Scopus)

Development and evaluation of a multimedia CD-ROM for exercise during pregnancy and postpartum

Hausenblas, H. A., Brewer, B. W., Van Raalte, J. L., Cook, B., Downs, D. S., Weis, C. A., Nigg, C. & Cruz, A., Feb 1 2008, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 70, 2, p. 215-219 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

CD-ROM
Multimedia
Postpartum Period
Exercise
Self Efficacy
9 Citations (Scopus)

Does physical activity intensity moderate social cognition and behavior relationships?

Scott, F., Rhodes, R. E. & Downs, D. S., Nov 1 2009, In : Journal of American College Health. 58, 3, p. 213-222 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognition
Public Health
Structural Models
Motivation
17 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of abstinence from habitual involvement in regular exercise on feeling states: An ecological momentary assessment study

Hausenblas, H. A., Gauvin, L., Downs, D. S. & Duley, A. R., May 1 2008, In : British Journal of Health Psychology. 13, 2, p. 237-255 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emotions
Ecological Momentary Assessment
Exercise
Equipment and Supplies
128 Citations (Scopus)

Elicitation studies and the theory of planned behavior: A systematic review of exercise beliefs

Downs, D. S. & Hausenblas, H. A., Jan 1 2005, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 6, 1, p. 1-31 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Economics
Research Personnel
Psychology
Health

Evaluation of a physical activity intervention for new parents: Protocol paper for a randomized trial

Quinlan, A., Rhodes, R. E., Beauchamp, M. R., Downs, D. S., Warburton, D. E. R. & Blanchard, C. M., Nov 9 2017, In : BMC Public Health. 17, 1, 875.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parents
Exercise
Postpartum Period
Fathers
Mothers
10 Citations (Scopus)

Examination of the Validity of a Stages of Exercise Change Algorithm

Hausenblas, H. A., Dannecker, E. A. & Downs, D. S., Jan 1 2003, In : Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 33, 6, p. 1179-1189 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Maintenance
Body Mass Index
Research Personnel
Surveys and Questionnaires
211 Citations (Scopus)

Exercise dependence: A systematic review

Hausenblas, H. A. & Downs, D. S., Jan 1 2002, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 3, 2, p. 89-123 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Research
Feeding and Eating Disorders
62 Citations (Scopus)
Second Pregnancy Trimester
Pregnant Women
Exercise
pregnancy
Pregnancy

Gestational Weight Gain Intervention Impacts Determinants of Healthy Eating and Exercise in Overweight/Obese Pregnant Women

Pauley, A. M., Hohman, E., Williams, J. S., Rivera, D. E., Guo, P., Leonard, K. S. & Downs, D. S., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Obesity. 2018, 6469170.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Gain
Pregnant Women
Exercise
Food
Feeding Behavior
3 Citations (Scopus)

Goal setting and implementation intentions: Preliminary support for increasing exercise behavior

Downs, D. S. & Singer, R. N., Dec 1 2003, In : Journal of Human Movement Studies. 45, 5, p. 419-432 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Analysis of Variance
Students
21 Citations (Scopus)

Hop, skip... no! Explaining adolescent girls' disinclination for physical activity.

Davison, K. K., Schmalz, D. L. & Downs, D. S., Jun 1 2010, In : Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. 39, 3, p. 290-302 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Humulus
Exercise
Mental Competency
Reproducibility of Results
202 Citations (Scopus)

How much is too much? The development and validation of the exercise dependence scale

Hausenblas, H. A. & Downs, D. S., Aug 1 2002, In : Psychology and Health. 17, 4, p. 387-404 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Efficacy
Substance-Related Disorders
Perfectionism
5 Citations (Scopus)
Illness Behavior
Wounds and Injuries
Thinness
6 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of imposed exercise on energy intake in children at risk for overweight

Fearnbach, S. N., Masterson, T. D., Schlechter, H. A., Ross, A. J., Rykaczewski, M. J., Loken, E., Downs, D. S., Thivel, D. & Keller, K. L., Oct 21 2016, In : Nutrition Journal. 15, 1, 92.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy Intake
Exercise
Energy Metabolism
Meals
Lunch
44 Citations (Scopus)
Women's Health
pregnancy
health
Weight Gain
Pregnancy
37 Citations (Scopus)
Women's Health
health
Food
food
Exercise
3 Citations (Scopus)
Weight Gain
Randomized Controlled Trials
Obesity
Exercise
Pregnancy

Individually Tailored, Adaptive Intervention to Manage Gestational Weight Gain: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial in Women With Overweight and Obesity

Symons Downs, D., Savage, J. S., Rivera, D. E., Smyth, J. M., Rolls, B. J., Hohman, E. E., McNitt, K. M., Kunselman, A. R., Stetter, C., Pauley, A. M., Leonard, K. S. & Guo, P., Jun 8 2018, In : JMIR research protocols. 7, 6, p. e150

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Gain
Randomized Controlled Trials
Obesity
Exercise
Pregnancy
1 Citation (Scopus)

Influences of prior miscarriage and weight status on perinatal psychological well-being, exercise motivation and behavior

Devlin, C. A., Huberty, J. & Downs, D. S., Dec 1 2016, In : Midwifery. 43, p. 29-36 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spontaneous Abortion
Motivation
Exercise
Psychology
Weights and Measures
36 Citations (Scopus)
Body Image
Weight Gain
Exercise
Depression
Pregnancy
4 Citations (Scopus)

Moderators of Youth Exercise Intention and Behavior

Ellis, R., Kosma, M. & Downs, D. S., Jun 1 2013, In : Health Education and Behavior. 40, 3, p. 305-310 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Behavior Control
Students
Intentions
Income
40 Citations (Scopus)

Neuropsychological impairment in soccer athletes

Downs, D. S. & Abwender, D., Apr 17 2002, In : Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 42, 1, p. 103-107 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soccer
Athletes
Neuropsychological Tests
Reaction Time
Sports
14 Citations (Scopus)

Objectively assessing treadmill walking during the second and third pregnancy trimesters

DiNallo, J. M., Downs, D. S. & Masurier, G. L., Jan 1 2012, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 9, 1, p. 21-28 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Third Pregnancy Trimester
Second Pregnancy Trimester
Walking
Pregnancy
Exercise
16 Citations (Scopus)

Oh baby! Motivation for healthy eating during parenthood transitions: A longitudinal examination with a theory of planned behavior perspective

Bassett-Gunter, R. L., Levy-Milne, R., Naylor, P. J., Downs, D. S., Benoit, C., Warburton, D. E. R., Blanchard, C. M. & Rhodes, R. E., Jul 6 2013, In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 10, 88.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motivation
Parents
Feeding Behavior
Healthy Diet
Vegetables
37 Citations (Scopus)

Pathways linking perceived athletic competence and parental support at age 9 years to girls’ physical activity at age 11 years

Davison, K. K., Downs, D. S. & Birch, L. L., Jan 1 2006, In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 77, 1, p. 23-31 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Competency
Sports
Exercise
Fathers
Parents

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., Kraschnewski, J., Kjerulff, K. & Williams, 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., Jan 1 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
82 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
24 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
83 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

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