Research Papers

Cairney, J., Veldhuizen, S., Kwan, M.Y.W., Hay, J.A., & Faught, B.E. (In Press). Age-related declines in physical activity between boys and girls: A longitudinal examination of the effect of biological maturation. Medicine in Science of Sports and Exercise.

Cairney J, Rigoli D, Piek J. (in press). Developmental Coordination Disorder and Internalizing Problems in Children: The Environmental Stress Hypothesis Elaborated. Developmental Review

Cairney J, Veldhuizen S. (in press). Is Developmental Coordination Disorder a Fundamental Cause of Inactivity and Health-related Fitness in Children? Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

Faught BE, Rivilis I, Klentrou P, Cairney J, Hay JA, Liu J. (in press). Submaximal Oxygen Cost during Incremental Exercise in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Faught BE, Demetriades S, Hay JA, Cairney J. (in press). Does Relative Body Fat Influence the Movement ABC-2 Assessment in Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder? Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Li Y-C, Kwan MYW, Clark HJ, Hay J, Faught BE, Cairney J. (in press). A test of the Environmental Stress Hypothesis in children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder. Psychology of Exercise and Sport

Cairney J, Veldhuizen S, Graham J, Rodriguez C, Bedard C, Bremar E, Kriellaars D. (2018). A construct validation of PLAYFun. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 50(4):855-862

Bedard C, Bremer E, Campbell W, Cairney J. (online). Evaluation of a direct-instruction intervention to improve movement and pre-literacy skills among young children: a within-subject measures design. Frontiers in Pediatrics

Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP, Duncan MJ, Remington G, Cairney J, Faulkner GE. (2017). The utility of the health action approach model for predicting physical activity intentions and behavior in schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry,

Bedard C, Dowling SK, McDonald M, Dunton G, Cairney J, Kwan M. (2017). Understanding environmental-contextual influences of physical activity during first-year university: feasibility of using ecological momentary assessment in the MovingU study. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, doi: 10.2196/publichealth.7010

Cairney J, Veldhuizen S. (2017). Organized Sport and Physical Activity Participation and Body Mass Index in Children and Youth: A Longitudinal Study. Preventive Medicine Reports 6:336-338.

Bedard C, Bremer E, Campbell W, Cairney J. (2017). A quasi-experimental study of a movement and pre-literacy program for 3- and 4- year old children. Frontiers in Pediatrics,

King-Dowling S, Proudfoot N, Cairney J, Timmons B. (2017) Validity of field assessments to predict peak muscle power in preschoolers. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, doi:10.1139/apnm-2016-0426

Veldhuizen S, Rivard L, Cairney J. (2017). Relative age effects in the Movement Assessment Battery for Children -2: age banding and scoring errors. Child: Care, Health and Development, doi:10.1111/cch.12459

Dudley D, Cairney J, Kriellaars D, Wainwright N. (2017). Critical considerations for physical literacy policy in public health, recreation, sport and education agencies. Quest,

Reddon H, Meyre D, Cairney J. (2017). Physical activity and global self-worth in a longitudinal study of children.Medicine and Science and Sports and Exercise, doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001275

Chiu M, Rahman F, Kurdyak P, Cairney J, Jembere N, Vigod S. (2017) Self-rated health and mental health of lone fathers compared with lone mothers and partnered fathers: a population-based cross-sectional study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 71(5):417-423.

Cairney J, Veldhuizen S, King-Dowling S, Faught BE, Hay J. (2017). Self-reported physical activity does not explain differences in cardiorespiratory fitness between children with and without motor coordination problems: a longitudinal analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 20(4):380-385.

Veldhuizen S, Bedard C, Rodriguez C, Cairney J. (2017). Psychological distress and parent reporting on child health: The case of developmental delay. Res Dev Disabil. Feb 24;63:11-17. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2017.02.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Missiuna C, Pollock N, Campbell W, DeCola C, Hecimovich C, Whalen S, Siemon J, Song K, Gaines R, Bennett S, McCauley D, Stewart D, Cairney J, Dix L, Camden C. (2017). Using an innovative model of service delivery to identify children who are struggling in school. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. doi: 10.1177/0308022616679852

Kwan M, Bedard C, King-Dowling SK, Wellman S, Cairney J. (2016). MovingU: A prospective cohort study to understand behavioural and environmental contexts influencing physical activity during the transition into emerging adulthood. BMC Public Health 16:728 doi 10.1186/s12889-016-3372-7.

Cairney J, Bedard C, Dudley D, Kriellaars D. (2016). Towards a Physical Literacy Framework to Guide the Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Early Childhood Movement- Based Interventions Targeting Cognitive Development. Annals of Sport Medicine and Research 3(4): 1073.

Dudley D, Kriellaars D, Cairney J. (2016). Physical Literacy Assessment and Its Potential for Identification and Treatment of Children with Neuro-Developmental Behavioral Intellectual Disorders. Current Developmental Disorders Reports 3(3): 195. doi:10.1007/s40474-016-0092-8.

Cairney J, Clark H, Nair K. (2016). Parental concerns, developmental temperature taking, and the necessary conditions for developmental surveillance and screening. Current Developmental Disorders Reports 3(3): 174-179. Doi: 10.1007/s40474-016-0095-5.

Weeks M, Ploubidis GB, Cairney J, Wild TC, Naicker K, Colman I. (2016) Developmental pathways linking childhood and adolescent internalizing, externalizing, academic competence, and adolescent depression. J Adolesc,Aug;51:30-40. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.05.009. Epub 2016 Jun 9.

Cairney J, Clinton J, Veldhuizen S Rodriguez C, Missiuna C, Wade TJ, Szatmari P, Kertoy M. (2016). Evaluation of the Revised Nipissing District Developmental Screening (NDDS) Tool for Use in General Population Samples of Infants and Children. BMC Pediatrics, 16:42.

Kwan M, King-Dowling SA, Hay JA, Faught BE, Cairney J. (2016). Longitudinal Examination of Objectively-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors among Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder. Human Movement Science 47:159-65.

Bremer E, Cairney J. (2016). Fundamental Movement Skills and Health-Related Outcomes: A Narrative Review of Longitudinal and Intervention Studies Targeting Typically Developing Children. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 1559827616640196

Mancini VO, Rigoli D, Cairney J, Roberts L, Piek JP. (2016). The Elaborated Environmental Stress Hypothesis as a Framework for Understanding the Association between Motor Skills and Internalizing Problems: A mini-review.Frontiers in Psychology, 7:239

Causgrove-Dunn J, Cairney J, Zimmer C. (2016). Perspectives on the Contribution of Social Science to Adapted Physical Activity: Looking Forward, Looking Back. Quest, 68(1): 15-28

Gandhi S, Chiu M, Lam K, Cairney J, Guttmann A, Kurdyak P. (2016). Mental Health Service Use Among Children and Youth in Ontario: Population-Based Trends Over Time. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 61(2):119-24

King-Dowling S, Rodriguez C, Missiuna C, Cairney J. (2016). Validity of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire to Detect Risk of Developmental Coordination Disorder in Preschoolers. Child: Health, Care and Development,42(2):188-94

McPherson A, Ball G, Maltais D, Swift J, Cairney J, Knibbe TJ, Krog K. (2016) A call to action: Setting the research agenda for addressing obesity and weight-related topics in children with physical disabilities. Childhood Obesity, 12(1):59-69

Caldwell H, Proudfoot NA, King-Dowling S, Di Cristofaro NA, Cairney J, Timmons B. (2016). Tracking of physical activity and fitness during the early years. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 41(5):504-10

deRuiter WK, Cairney J, Leatherdale S, Faulkner G. (2016) The Period Prevalence of Risk Behaviour Co-Occurrence Among Canadians. Preventive Medicine, 85:11-16

Francis CE, Longmuir PE, Boyer C, Andersen LB, Barnes JD, Boiarskaia E, Cairney J, Faigenbaum AD, Faulkner G, Hands BP, Hay JA, Janssen I, Katzmarzyk PT, Kemper HC, Knudson D, Lloyd M, McKenzie TL, Olds TS, Sacheck JM, Shephard RJ, Zhu W, Tremblay MS. (2016). The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy: Development of a Model of Children's Capacity for a Healthy, Active Lifestyle through a Delphi Process. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13(2):214-22.

Cairney J, Joshi D, Li Y-C, Kwan M. (2015). The impact of the Olympics on regular season team performance in the National Hockey League. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 4:6

Cairney J, Missiuna C, Timmons B, Rodriguez C, Veldhuizen S, King-Dowling S, Wellman S, Le T. (2015). The Coordination and Activity Tracking in CHildren (CATCH) study: rationale and design. BMC Public Health, 15(1):1266. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2582-8.

Clark H, Camire M, Wade TJ, Cairney J. (2015). Sport participation and its association with social and psychological factors known to predict substance use and abuse among youth: a scoping review of the literature. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 8(1):224-250.

Farhat F, Hsairi I, Baiti H, Cairney J, Mchirgui R, Masmoudi K, Padulo J, Triki C, Moalla W. (2015). Assessment of physical fitness and exercise tolerance in children with developmental coordination disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 45-46:210-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2015.07.023.

Cairney J, Joshi D, Kwan M, Jay J, Faught BE. (2015). Children’s participation in organized sport and physical activities and active free play: exploring the impact of time, gender and neighbourhood income using longitudinal data. Sociology of Sport Journal, 32(3), 266-283 doi: 10.1123/ssj.2014-0100

Li Y-C, Kwan M, King-Dowling S, Cairney J. (2015). Determinants of Physical Activity during Early Childhood: A Systematic Review. Advances in Physical Education, 5: 116-127. doi: 10.4236/ape.2015.52015.

Joshi D, Missiuna C, Hanna S, Hay J, Faught BE, Cairney J. (2015). Relationship between BMI, waist circumference, physical activity and probable developmental coordination disorder over time. Human Movement Science, 42:307-17.

Veldhuizen S, Clinton J, Rodriguez C, Wade TJ, Cairney J. (2015). Concurrent validity of the Ages and Stages Questionnaires and Bayley developmental scales in a general population sample. Academic Pediatrics, 15(2):231-7.

Veldhuizen S, Rodriguez C, Wade TJ, Cairney J. (2015). Misclassification due to age grouping in measures of child development. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 100(3):220-4

Martin B, Faught B, Liu J, Narushima M, Cairney J, Hay J. (2015). Social Competence as a Role-Player in the Game between Motor Performance and Organized Sports Participation among School-Age Children. Sports and Exercise Medicine, 1(4), 118-125.

Phillips AA, Chirico D, Coverdale NS, Fitzgibbon LK, Shoemaker JK, Wade TJ, Cairney J, O’Leary DD. (2015). The association between arterial properties and blood pressure in children. Applied Physiology and Nutrition Metabolism, 40(1): 72-8.

Law MP, Hay J, Faught BE, Cairney J. (2015). Using waist circumference measurements to enhance the public's understanding of childhood obesity: Accounting for health literacy. Universal Journal of Public Health 3(1): 16-21.

King-Dowling S, Missiuna C, Rodriguez MC, Greenway M, Cairney J. (2015). Co-occurring motor, language and emotional-behavioural problems in children 3-6 years of age. Human Movement Science, 39:101-8.

Chirico D, Wade TJ, Cairney J, Klentrou P, O'Leary DD (2015).  Evidence of a hyperkinetic state in children with elevated blood pressure. Ann Hum Biol. 42(3):246-52

Arbour-Nicitopoulos K, Duncan M, Remington G, Cairney J, Faulkner G. (2014). Development and reliability testing of a Health Action Process Approach inventory for physical activity participation among individuals with schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5:68. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00068. eCollection 2014.

Veldhuizen S, Cairney J, Hay JA, Faught BE. (2014). Relative age effects in fitness testing in a general school sample: How relative are they? Journal of Sport Sciences, 26(4):476-80.

Weeks M, Cairney J, Wild TC, Ploubidis GB, Naicker K, Colman I. (2014). Early-life predictors of internalizing symptom trajectories in Canadian children. Depression and Anxiety, 31(7): 608-16.

Batey CA, Missiuna CA, Timmons B, Faught BE, Hay JA, Cairney J. (2014). Self-efficacy toward physical activity behaviour of children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder. Human Movement Science, 36:258-71.

Cairney J, Kwan M, Veldhuizen S, Faulkner G. (2014). Who uses exercise as a coping strategy for stress? Results from a national survey of Canadians. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 11(5):908-16

Kwan M, Cairney J, Hay JA, Faught BE. (2013). Understanding physical activity and motivations for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: An investigation using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3691-3698.

Cairney J, Kwan M, Hay J, Faught BE. (2012) Developmental Coordination Disorder, Gender, and Body Weight: Examining the impact of participation in active play. Research in Developmental Disabilities 33(5): 1566-1573.

Rivilis I, Liu J, Cairney J, Hay J, Klentrou P, Faught BE. (2012). A Prospective Cohort Study Comparing Workload in Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities 33(2): 442-8.

Cairney J, Hay JA, Veldhuizen S, Faught BE.(2011).Trajectories of cardio-respiratory fitness in children with and without developmental coordination disorder: a longitudinal analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine 45(15): 1196-1201

Cairney J, Kwan M, King-Dowling S. (2011). Obesity Risk in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: What do we know? What can we do? The Dyspraxia Foundation Profession Journal 10: 21-32

Cairney J, Clinton J, Kind-Dowling S. International Environmental Scan of Child Development Monitoring. Report prepared as part of the 18-month Enhanced Well-Baby Visit Program funded by the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, April 2011. Report is available for download at International%20Environmental%20Scan%20of%20Child%20Development%20Monitoring.pdf.

Missiuna CA, Cairney J, Pollock N, Russell R, Macdonald K, Cousins M, Veldhuizen S, Schmidt L. (2011). A staged approach for identifying children with developmental coordination disorder from the population. Research in Developmental Disabilities 32(2):549-59.