Cognitive Testing of the STAR-Q: Insights in Activity and Sedentary Time Reporting
STAR-Q is essentially a questionnare that determines how to assess overall activity/sedendary behaviour. The reason for this study was that they wanted to see how active people are. Participants from the Alberta Tomorrow Project were used.
Prevalence of meeting physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention in Alberta
They looked at the guidelines for physical activity of 14294 particpants between the ages of 35-64 and found 23-55% of participants met the guidelines, depending on which one they were being measured against (CSEP, ACS, USDHHS, WCRF/AICR). Women were less likely to reach certain guidelines than men were. Study concluded that people in Alberta, mostly women were not active enough for cancer prevention benefits.
A two-stage association study identifies methyl-CpG-binding domain protein 2 gene polymorphisms as candidates for breast cancer susceptibility
This study looked at a two-stage association design using markers from a genome-wide study. They restricted their analysis to DNA polymorphisms and selected 22 SNPS. There were certain SNPs that were found to be relevant to breast cancer susceptibility in populations.
Hours spent and energy expended in physical activity domains: Results from The Tomorrow Projectcohort in Alberta, Canada
A survey called Past Year Total Physical Activity Questionnaire had 15591 participants that dealt with the amount of phyiscal activity each person got. Those who were considered inactive got most of their activty at work. One suggestion was that environmental and policy changes could be amended so that more energy could be expended, and there would be less sitting time.
Exploring Statistical Approaches to Diminish Subjectivity of Cluster Analysis to Derive Dietary Patterns: The Tomorrow Project
The reseachers wanted to explore dietary patterns, so they did a food frequency questionnaire of 6445 men and 10299 women. An analysis was done which looked at proteins, fats, and calories and the information was compiled using a clustering method.
Cohorts and consortia conference: a summary report (Banff, Canada, June 17–19, 2009)
This discussed how various cohort studies can build a strong network of research.