Dr Philayrath Phongsavan

Senior Lecturer, Prevention Research Collaboration
Public Health, School of Public Health

Telephone +61 2 8627 1875

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Charles Perkins Centre

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Biographical details

Philayrath’s research specialises in social epidemiology, behavioural science and development and evaluation of chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs in developed and low-middle income countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific countries.Her other research interest includes evaluating the impact of redesigning of urban public open spaces in socially disadvantaged areas and the effect on residents’ physical activity behavior, obesity and sense of community and safety.

Research interests

Research areas

Assessing the effectiveness of self-directed and supported (eg. telephone coaching, mobile technologies) on promoting lifestyle behaviour change.

Prevention and control of non-communication diseases in Pacific Islands Countries and Territories.

Relationships between physical activity, mental health/ psychological well-being, physical activity and social cohesion.

Secondary analysis of population-wide social epidemiological datasets.

Research expertise

Developing and evaluating behaviour change intervention strategies.

Evaluating environmental interventions (‘natural experiments’) to influence behaviour change.

Health promotion principles, research and evaluation.

Teaching and supervision

Disease prevention and health promotion approaches, in developed and developing contexts.

Prevention and health promotion program evaluation.

Research dissemination and translation for prevention and for population wide impact.

Evaluation of mass media campaigns and social marketing initiatives.

Non-communicable disease prevention and control in the global contexts, with a focus on primary/secondary prevention.

Contributions of social epidemiology in reducing the health inequity gap.

Current projects

1. Evaluation of the NSW ‘Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service’. Phongsavan P, O'Hara B, Bauman A, Eakin E, Allman-Farinelli M, Haas M.

This is a comprehensive formative, process, impact and costing evaluation of a large-scale initiative being introduced as a state-wide service across NSW. The Get Healthy Service is an individually tailored, advice and behaviour change counselling service delivered via telephone and internet, seeking to reduce NSW adults’ risks in relation to physical activity, healthy eating and weight management and chronic disease.

2. Get Healthy Stay Healthy (GHSH): An extended contact intervention delivered via mobile telephone text messaging following the ‘Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. Fjeldsoe B, Eakin E, Phongsavan P, Bauman A.

3. Understanding the impact of social support, social capital, social connectedness on the health and health service use of Australians in mid - later life. Bauman, Redman, Nutbeam, Byles, Broom et al….Phongsavan [AI].

This component of the NHMRC Strategic Awards (NHMRC ID: 402810)‘Understanding the impact of social, economic and geographic disadvantage on the health of Australians in mid - later life: Where are the opportunities for prevention?’ examines social, economic and environment factors (SEEF) in 100,000 Australians aged 45 and over (from the 45 and Up Cohort Study). The study examines the relationship between social capital, social support, social connectedness and resilience on health (e.g. smoking, physical activity, obesity) and health service use.

4. TXT2BFiT Study: General Practitioner Perceptions and Experience and Participant Perceptions and Experience. Allman-Farinelli Margaret; Harris Mark; Denney-Wilson Elizabeth; McGeechan Kevin; Phongsavan Philayrath; Bauman Adrian; Hebden Lana; Partridge Stephanie; Balestracci Kate;Wong Annette

5. Kite J, Phongsavan P. Formative evaluation of new assessment rubrics for a postgraduate public health subject.

6. Evaluating the impact of a park redesign on population physical activity levels and community social cohesion in socio-economically disadvantaged areas.Phongsavan, Merom, Bowles H, van der Ploeg H.

A cohort before and after study to assess the impact of urban park redesign and expansion in a disadvantaged community on physical activity, obesity, social cohesion, sense of community and safety. Triangulation of data sources - park usage observation, intercept surveys and household surveys conducted to assess upgrade impacts on individuals and the community.

Associations

Australian Health Promotion Association

Australian Health Promotion Association, NSW Branch - Committee Member

Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)

Selected grants

2014

  • RES: Funding Agreement with Health Administration Corporation - NSW Research Program for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention (PANOP) - (Prof Adrian Bauman); Bauman A, Phongsavan P, King L, Allman-Farinelli M, Baur L, Eades S, Gill T, Passey M, Salkeld G; Health Administration Corporation/Research Grants.

2011

  • Developing a non-communicable disease prevention collaboration in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; promoting Vietnam; promoting healthy lifetsyle through a workplace based program for health and non-health government workforce; Phongsavan P; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2006

  • Nauru Diabetes Validation Study; Phongsavan P; World Health Organization (WHO)/Research Grants.

2005

  • Not known; Booth M, Phongsavan P; Ross Family Trust/Research Grant.
  • Poverty project - Secondary Analysis of Non-Communicable Disease Surveillance Data for Associations with Poverty; Bhushana A, Galea G, Phongsavan P; World Health Organisation (WHO), Philippines/BLO Project.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Phongsavan, P., Rissel, C., King, L., Bauman, A. (2012). Whole of society approaches to preventing obesity and diabetes. In Louise A. Baur, Stephen M. Twigg, Roger S.Magnusson (Eds.), A Modern Epidemic: Expert Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes, (pp. 245-259). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P. (2009). How Can We Increase Physical Activity Levels? In I-Min Lee (Eds.), Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies, (pp. 302-316). United States: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • Fjeldsoe, B., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Goode, A., Maher, G., Eakin, E. (2014). 'Get healthy, stay healthy': Protocol for evaluation of a lifestyle intervention delivered by text-message following the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®. BMC Public Health, 14, 1-12. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., King, L., Develin, E., Milat, A., Eggins, D., King, E., Smith, J., Bauman, A. (2014). 'Translational formative evaluation': critical in up-scaling public health programmes. Health Promotion International, 29(1), 38-46. [More Information]
  • Stamatakis, E., Grunseit, A., Coombs, N., Ding, M., Chau, J., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A. (2014). Associations between socio-economic position and sedentary behaviour in a large population sample of Australian middle and older-aged adults: The Social, Economic, and Environmental Factor (SEEF) Study. Preventive Medicine, 63, 72-80. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Gebel, K., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Merom, D. (2014). Driving: A Road to Unhealthy Lifestyles and Poor Health Outcomes. PloS One, 9(6), 1-5. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Gebel, K., Banovic, D., Buffett, K., Bauman, A. (2014). Longer Term Impact of the Mass Media Campaign to Promote the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service(R): Increasing the Saliency of a New Public Health Program. Health Promotion Practice, 15(6), 828-838. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., Grunseit, A., Bauman, A., Broom, D., Byles, J., Clarke, J., Redman, S., Nutbeam, D. (2013). Age, Gender, Social Contacts, and Psychological Distress: Findings From the 45 and Up Study. Journal of Aging and Health, 25(6), 921-943. [More Information]
  • Bohn-Goldbaum, E., Phongsavan, P., Merom, D., Rogers, K., Kamalesh, V., Bauman, A. (2013). Does Playground Improvement Increase Physical Activity among Children? A Quasi-Experimental Study of a Natural Experiment. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2013, 1-9. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Eakin, E., Develin, E., Smith, J., Greenaway, M., Bauman, A. (2013). Effectiveness of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service(R): maintenance of self-reported anthropometric and behavioural changes after program completion. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., Eakin, E., King, L., Haas, M., Allman-Farinelli, M., Owen, N., Cardona-Morrell, M., Farrell, L., Milat, A., Phongsavan, P. (2013). Evaluation Framework for Translational Research: Case Study of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service(R). Health Promotion Practice, 14(3), 380-389. [More Information]
  • Sangster, J., Furber, S., Phongsavan, P., Allman-Farinelli, M., Redfern, J., Bauman, A. (2013). Where you live matters: challenges and opportunities to address the urban-rural divide through innovative secondary cardiac rehabilitation programs. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 21(3), 170-177. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Venugopal, K., Eakin, E., Eggins, D., Caterson, H., King, L., Allman-Farinelli, M., Haas, M., Bauman, A. (2012). Effectiveness of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®: Translational research with population wide impact. Preventive Medicine, 55(4), 292-298. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P. (2012). Using mass-media communications to increase population usage of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Venugopal, K., Bauman, A. (2011). Characteristics of participants in Australia's Get Healthy telephone-based lifestyle information and coaching service: reaching disadvantaged communities and those most at need. Health Education Research (online), 26(6), 1097-1106. [More Information]
  • Khambalia, A., Phongsavan, P., Smith, B., Keke, K., Dan, L., Fitzhardinge, A., Bauman, A. (2011). Prevalence and risk factors of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in Nauru. BMC Public Health, 11, 719-1-719-10. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., King, E., Phongsavan, P. (2011). Process evaluation of the advertising campaign for the NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22(1), 68-71. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., Smith, B., Chey, T., Gilmete, M., Havea, D., Bauman, A. (2011). Psychosocial Profiles of Adolescent Nonsmokers in the Pacific. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 23(1), 57-69. [More Information]
  • Sangster, J., Furber, S., Allman-Farinelli, M., Haas, M., Phongsavan, P., Mark, A., Bauman, A. (2010). A population-based lifestyle intervention to promote healthy weight and physical activity in people with cardiac disease: the PANACHE (Physical Activity, Nutrition And Cardiac HEalth) study protocol. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 10(17), 17-1-17-8. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Ma, G., Cuevas, F., Omar, Z., Waqanivalu, T., Phongsavan, P., Keke, K., Bhushan, A. (2010). Cross-national comparisons of socioeconomic differences in the prevalence of leisure-time and occupational physical activity, and active commuting in six Asia-Pacific countries. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(1), 35-43. [More Information]
  • Trinh, T., Nguyen, N., Phongsavan, P., Dibley, M., Bauman, A. (2010). Metabolic Risk Profiles and Associated Risk Factors Among Vietnamese Adults in Ho Chi Minh City. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 8(1), 55-64. [More Information]
  • Furber, S., Butler, L., Phongsavan, P., Mark, A., Bauman, A. (2010). Randomised controlled trial of a pedometer-based telephone intervention to increase physical activity among cardiac patients not attending cardiac rehabilitation. Patient Education and Counseling, 80(2), 212-218. [More Information]
  • Merom, D., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Cerin, E., Kassis, M., Brown, W., Smith, B., Rissel, C. (2009). Can a Motivational Intervention Overcome an Unsupportive Environment for Walking-Findings from the Step-by-Step Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 38(2), 137-146. [More Information]
  • Butler, L., Furber, S., Phongsavan, P., Mark, A., Bauman, A. (2009). Effects of a pedometer-based intervention on physical activity levels after cardiac rehabilitation: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 29(2), 105-114. [More Information]
  • Trinh, O., Nguyen, N., Phongsavan, P., Dibley, M., Bauman, A. (2009). Prevalence and risk factors with overweight and obesity among Vietnamese adults: Caucasian and Asian cut-offs. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 18(2), 226-233. [More Information]
  • Smith, B., Phongsavan, P., Bampton, D., Peacocke, G., Gilmete, M., Havea, D., Chey, T., Bauman, A. (2008). Intentional injury reported by young people in the Federated States of Micronesia, Kingdom of Tonga and Vanuatu. BMC Public Health, 8(145), 10-8. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., Merom, D., Wagner, R., Chey, T., von Hofe, B., Silove, D., Bauman, A. (2008). Process evaluation in an intervention designed to promote physical activity among adults with anxiety disorders: Evidence of acceptability and adherence. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19(2), 137-143. [More Information]
  • Ingles, J., Lind, J., Phongsavan, P., Semsarian, C. (2008). Psychosocial impact of specialized cardiac genetic clinics for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Genetics in Medicine, 10(2), 117-120. [More Information]
  • Trinh, O., Nguyen, N., Dibley, M., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A. (2008). The prevalence and correlates of physical inactivity among adults in Ho Chi Minh City. BMC Public Health, 8(204), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Smith, B., Phongsavan, P., Havea, D., Halavatau, V., Chey, T. (2007). Body mass index, physical activity and dietary behaviours among adolescents in the Kingdom of Tonga. Public Health Nutrition, 10(2), 137-144. [More Information]
  • Smith, B., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Havea, D., Chey, T. (2007). Comparison of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drug usage among school students in three Pacific Island societies. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 88(1), 9-18. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., McLean, G., Bauman, A. (2007). Gender differences in influences of perceived environmental and psychosocial correlates on recommended level of physical activity among New Zealanders. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8(6), 939-950.
  • Phongsavan, P., Merom, D., Bauman, A., Wagner, R. (2007). Mental illness and physical activity: therapists' beliefs and practices. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(5), 458-459. [More Information]
  • Salmon, J., Booth, M., Phongsavan, P., Murphy, N., Timperio, A. (2007). Promoting physical activity participation among children and adolescents. Epidemiologic Reviews, 29, 144-159. [More Information]
  • Merom, D., Phongsavan, P., Wagner, R., Chey, T., Marnane, C., Steel, Z., Silove, D., Bauman, A. (2007). Promoting walking as an adjunct intervention to group cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders-A pilot group randomized trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2007.09.010, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Merom, D., Rissel, C., Phongsavan, P., Smith, B., Van Kemenade, C., Brown, W., Bauman, A. (2007). Promoting walking with pedometers in the community: the step-by-step trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(4), 290-297. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Stephens, T., Harris, S. (2006). Holiday waistline. Jolly, fit and fat: should we be singing the Santa Too Fat Blues"?". CMAJ - Canadian Medical Association Journal, 175(12), 1563-1566. [More Information]
  • Tran, D., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Havea, D., Galea, G. (2006). Hygiene behaviour of adolescents in the Pacific: associations with socio-demographic, health behaviour and school environment. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 18(2), 3-11. [More Information]
  • Craig, C., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Stephens, T., Harris, S. (2006). Jolly, fit and fat: Should we be singing the "Santa Too Fat Blues"? CMAJ - Canadian Medical Association Journal, 175(12), 1563-1566.
  • Merom, D., Phongsavan, P., Chey, T., Bauman, A. (2006). Long-term changes in leisure time walking, moderate and vigorous exercise: were they influenced by the National Physical Activity Guidelines? Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 9(3), 199-208. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Schoeppe, S., Owen, N. (2006). Physical activity measurement - a primer for health promotion. Global Health Promotion, 13(2), 92-103. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., Chey, T., Bauman, A., Brooks, R., Silove, D. (2006). Social capital, socio-economic status and psychological distress among Australian adults. Social Science and Medicine, 63(10), 2546-2561. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., Olatunbosun-Alakija, A., Havea, D., Bauman, A., Smith, B., Galea, G., Chen, J. (2005). Health behaviour and lifestyle of Pacific youth surveys: a resource for capacity building. Health Promotion International, 20(3), 238-248. [More Information]
  • Corner, H., Rissel, C., Smith, B., Forero, R., Olatunbosun-Alakija, A., Phongsavan, P., Havea, D., et al (2005). Sexual health behaviours among Pacific Island youth in Vanuatu, Tonga and the Federated States of Micronesia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 16(2), 144-150. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., Merom, D., Marshall, A., Bauman, A. (2004). Estimating of physical activity level: the role of domestic activities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 58(6), 466-467.

2014

  • Fjeldsoe, B., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Goode, A., Maher, G., Eakin, E. (2014). 'Get healthy, stay healthy': Protocol for evaluation of a lifestyle intervention delivered by text-message following the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®. BMC Public Health, 14, 1-12. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., King, L., Develin, E., Milat, A., Eggins, D., King, E., Smith, J., Bauman, A. (2014). 'Translational formative evaluation': critical in up-scaling public health programmes. Health Promotion International, 29(1), 38-46. [More Information]
  • Stamatakis, E., Grunseit, A., Coombs, N., Ding, M., Chau, J., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A. (2014). Associations between socio-economic position and sedentary behaviour in a large population sample of Australian middle and older-aged adults: The Social, Economic, and Environmental Factor (SEEF) Study. Preventive Medicine, 63, 72-80. [More Information]
  • Ding, M., Gebel, K., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Merom, D. (2014). Driving: A Road to Unhealthy Lifestyles and Poor Health Outcomes. PloS One, 9(6), 1-5. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Gebel, K., Banovic, D., Buffett, K., Bauman, A. (2014). Longer Term Impact of the Mass Media Campaign to Promote the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service(R): Increasing the Saliency of a New Public Health Program. Health Promotion Practice, 15(6), 828-838. [More Information]

2013

  • Phongsavan, P., Grunseit, A., Bauman, A., Broom, D., Byles, J., Clarke, J., Redman, S., Nutbeam, D. (2013). Age, Gender, Social Contacts, and Psychological Distress: Findings From the 45 and Up Study. Journal of Aging and Health, 25(6), 921-943. [More Information]
  • Bohn-Goldbaum, E., Phongsavan, P., Merom, D., Rogers, K., Kamalesh, V., Bauman, A. (2013). Does Playground Improvement Increase Physical Activity among Children? A Quasi-Experimental Study of a Natural Experiment. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2013, 1-9. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Eakin, E., Develin, E., Smith, J., Greenaway, M., Bauman, A. (2013). Effectiveness of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service(R): maintenance of self-reported anthropometric and behavioural changes after program completion. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., Eakin, E., King, L., Haas, M., Allman-Farinelli, M., Owen, N., Cardona-Morrell, M., Farrell, L., Milat, A., Phongsavan, P. (2013). Evaluation Framework for Translational Research: Case Study of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service(R). Health Promotion Practice, 14(3), 380-389. [More Information]
  • Sangster, J., Furber, S., Phongsavan, P., Allman-Farinelli, M., Redfern, J., Bauman, A. (2013). Where you live matters: challenges and opportunities to address the urban-rural divide through innovative secondary cardiac rehabilitation programs. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 21(3), 170-177. [More Information]

2012

  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Venugopal, K., Eakin, E., Eggins, D., Caterson, H., King, L., Allman-Farinelli, M., Haas, M., Bauman, A. (2012). Effectiveness of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®: Translational research with population wide impact. Preventive Medicine, 55(4), 292-298. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P. (2012). Using mass-media communications to increase population usage of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., Rissel, C., King, L., Bauman, A. (2012). Whole of society approaches to preventing obesity and diabetes. In Louise A. Baur, Stephen M. Twigg, Roger S.Magnusson (Eds.), A Modern Epidemic: Expert Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes, (pp. 245-259). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

2011

  • O'Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Venugopal, K., Bauman, A. (2011). Characteristics of participants in Australia's Get Healthy telephone-based lifestyle information and coaching service: reaching disadvantaged communities and those most at need. Health Education Research (online), 26(6), 1097-1106. [More Information]
  • Khambalia, A., Phongsavan, P., Smith, B., Keke, K., Dan, L., Fitzhardinge, A., Bauman, A. (2011). Prevalence and risk factors of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in Nauru. BMC Public Health, 11, 719-1-719-10. [More Information]
  • O'Hara, B., Bauman, A., King, E., Phongsavan, P. (2011). Process evaluation of the advertising campaign for the NSW Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22(1), 68-71. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., Smith, B., Chey, T., Gilmete, M., Havea, D., Bauman, A. (2011). Psychosocial Profiles of Adolescent Nonsmokers in the Pacific. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 23(1), 57-69. [More Information]

2010

  • Sangster, J., Furber, S., Allman-Farinelli, M., Haas, M., Phongsavan, P., Mark, A., Bauman, A. (2010). A population-based lifestyle intervention to promote healthy weight and physical activity in people with cardiac disease: the PANACHE (Physical Activity, Nutrition And Cardiac HEalth) study protocol. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 10(17), 17-1-17-8. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Ma, G., Cuevas, F., Omar, Z., Waqanivalu, T., Phongsavan, P., Keke, K., Bhushan, A. (2010). Cross-national comparisons of socioeconomic differences in the prevalence of leisure-time and occupational physical activity, and active commuting in six Asia-Pacific countries. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(1), 35-43. [More Information]
  • Trinh, T., Nguyen, N., Phongsavan, P., Dibley, M., Bauman, A. (2010). Metabolic Risk Profiles and Associated Risk Factors Among Vietnamese Adults in Ho Chi Minh City. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 8(1), 55-64. [More Information]
  • Furber, S., Butler, L., Phongsavan, P., Mark, A., Bauman, A. (2010). Randomised controlled trial of a pedometer-based telephone intervention to increase physical activity among cardiac patients not attending cardiac rehabilitation. Patient Education and Counseling, 80(2), 212-218. [More Information]

2009

  • Merom, D., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Cerin, E., Kassis, M., Brown, W., Smith, B., Rissel, C. (2009). Can a Motivational Intervention Overcome an Unsupportive Environment for Walking-Findings from the Step-by-Step Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 38(2), 137-146. [More Information]
  • Butler, L., Furber, S., Phongsavan, P., Mark, A., Bauman, A. (2009). Effects of a pedometer-based intervention on physical activity levels after cardiac rehabilitation: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 29(2), 105-114. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P. (2009). How Can We Increase Physical Activity Levels? In I-Min Lee (Eds.), Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies, (pp. 302-316). United States: Oxford University Press.
  • Trinh, O., Nguyen, N., Phongsavan, P., Dibley, M., Bauman, A. (2009). Prevalence and risk factors with overweight and obesity among Vietnamese adults: Caucasian and Asian cut-offs. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 18(2), 226-233. [More Information]

2008

  • Smith, B., Phongsavan, P., Bampton, D., Peacocke, G., Gilmete, M., Havea, D., Chey, T., Bauman, A. (2008). Intentional injury reported by young people in the Federated States of Micronesia, Kingdom of Tonga and Vanuatu. BMC Public Health, 8(145), 10-8. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., Merom, D., Wagner, R., Chey, T., von Hofe, B., Silove, D., Bauman, A. (2008). Process evaluation in an intervention designed to promote physical activity among adults with anxiety disorders: Evidence of acceptability and adherence. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19(2), 137-143. [More Information]
  • Ingles, J., Lind, J., Phongsavan, P., Semsarian, C. (2008). Psychosocial impact of specialized cardiac genetic clinics for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Genetics in Medicine, 10(2), 117-120. [More Information]
  • Trinh, O., Nguyen, N., Dibley, M., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A. (2008). The prevalence and correlates of physical inactivity among adults in Ho Chi Minh City. BMC Public Health, 8(204), 1-11. [More Information]

2007

  • Smith, B., Phongsavan, P., Havea, D., Halavatau, V., Chey, T. (2007). Body mass index, physical activity and dietary behaviours among adolescents in the Kingdom of Tonga. Public Health Nutrition, 10(2), 137-144. [More Information]
  • Smith, B., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Havea, D., Chey, T. (2007). Comparison of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drug usage among school students in three Pacific Island societies. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 88(1), 9-18. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., McLean, G., Bauman, A. (2007). Gender differences in influences of perceived environmental and psychosocial correlates on recommended level of physical activity among New Zealanders. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8(6), 939-950.
  • Phongsavan, P., Merom, D., Bauman, A., Wagner, R. (2007). Mental illness and physical activity: therapists' beliefs and practices. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(5), 458-459. [More Information]
  • Salmon, J., Booth, M., Phongsavan, P., Murphy, N., Timperio, A. (2007). Promoting physical activity participation among children and adolescents. Epidemiologic Reviews, 29, 144-159. [More Information]
  • Merom, D., Phongsavan, P., Wagner, R., Chey, T., Marnane, C., Steel, Z., Silove, D., Bauman, A. (2007). Promoting walking as an adjunct intervention to group cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders-A pilot group randomized trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2007.09.010, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Merom, D., Rissel, C., Phongsavan, P., Smith, B., Van Kemenade, C., Brown, W., Bauman, A. (2007). Promoting walking with pedometers in the community: the step-by-step trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(4), 290-297. [More Information]

2006

  • Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Stephens, T., Harris, S. (2006). Holiday waistline. Jolly, fit and fat: should we be singing the Santa Too Fat Blues"?". CMAJ - Canadian Medical Association Journal, 175(12), 1563-1566. [More Information]
  • Tran, D., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Havea, D., Galea, G. (2006). Hygiene behaviour of adolescents in the Pacific: associations with socio-demographic, health behaviour and school environment. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 18(2), 3-11. [More Information]
  • Craig, C., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Stephens, T., Harris, S. (2006). Jolly, fit and fat: Should we be singing the "Santa Too Fat Blues"? CMAJ - Canadian Medical Association Journal, 175(12), 1563-1566.
  • Merom, D., Phongsavan, P., Chey, T., Bauman, A. (2006). Long-term changes in leisure time walking, moderate and vigorous exercise: were they influenced by the National Physical Activity Guidelines? Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 9(3), 199-208. [More Information]
  • Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Schoeppe, S., Owen, N. (2006). Physical activity measurement - a primer for health promotion. Global Health Promotion, 13(2), 92-103. [More Information]
  • Phongsavan, P., Chey, T., Bauman, A., Brooks, R., Silove, D. (2006). Social capital, socio-economic status and psychological distress among Australian adults. Social Science and Medicine, 63(10), 2546-2561. [More Information]

2005

  • Phongsavan, P., Olatunbosun-Alakija, A., Havea, D., Bauman, A., Smith, B., Galea, G., Chen, J. (2005). Health behaviour and lifestyle of Pacific youth surveys: a resource for capacity building. Health Promotion International, 20(3), 238-248. [More Information]
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2004

  • Phongsavan, P., Merom, D., Marshall, A., Bauman, A. (2004). Estimating of physical activity level: the role of domestic activities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 58(6), 466-467.

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