Cristina Caperchione PhD

Current Positions and Affiliations:

  • Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Areas of Research Interest: 

  • Promoting physical activity
  • Strategies to support lifestyle risk modification in men in relation to nutrition and physical activity
  • Exploring barriers, challenges and motives for physical activity participation and healthy living behaviours 

Current Research Related to the Institute's Priorities:

Integration of prevention into chronic disease management models of care
PI: Nelly Oelke
Co-PI: Anne Clarotto
Co-I: Cristina Caperchione, Darlene Arsenault, Cathy Thibault, Leslie Bryant MacLean
Date: 2013 - 2014
Funded by: IHLCDP, Research Interest Group Grant, $9,996 

Hypertension: Multiple perspectives of Zambian adults
PI: Kathy Rush
Co-PIs: Nelly Oelke, Fastone Goma
Co-I: Cristina Caperchione, Fay Karp
Collaborator: Margaret Maimbolwa
Funded by: FHSD Internal Research Grant, $10,000

Understanding the relationship between physical activity service provision
and physical activity participation in older adults living in Kelowna, BC
PI: Cristina Caperchione
Co-I: Susan Holtzman, Nelly Oelke
Funded by: FHSD Internal Research Grant, $9,900

Smokefree men: Translating research findings through a tobacco reduction website
for cancer prevention action
PIs: John Oliffe, Joan Bottorff
Co-Is: Martha Mackay, Frank Blye, Cristina Caperchione, Leanne Currie, Jack Boomer
Date: 2013 - 2015
Funded by: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, $200,000

Reports and Publications:

Kolt, G. S., Rosenkranz, R. R., Vandelanotte, C., Caperchione, C. M., Maeder, A. J., Tague, R., ... & Duncan, M. J. (2017). Using Web 2.0 applications to promote health-related physical activity: findings from the WALK 2.0 randomised controlled trial. Br J Sports Med, bjsports-2016. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096890

Bottorff, J. L., Oliffe, J. L., Sarbit, G., Caperchione, C., Clark, M., Anand, A., & Howay, K. (2017). Assessing the feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of an integrated approach to smoking cessation for new and expectant fathers: The Dads in Gear study protocol. Contemporary clinical trials, 54, 77-83. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.01.002

Kolt, G. S., George, E. S., Rebar, A. L., Duncan, M. J., Vandelanotte, C., Caperchione, C. M., ... & Mawella, N. R. (2017). Associations between quality of life and duration and frequency of physical activity and sedentary behaviour: Baseline findings from the WALK 2.0 randomised controlled trial. PloS one, 12(6), e0180072. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180072

Johnson, S. T., Stolp, S., Seaton, C., Sharp, P., Caperchione, C. M., Bottorff, J. L., ... & Errey, S. (2016). A men's workplace health intervention: results of the POWERPLAY program pilot study. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 58(8), 765. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000793

Bottorff, J. L., Oliffe, J. L., Sarbit, G., Sharp, P., Caperchione, C. M., Currie, L. M., ... & Stolp, S. (2016). Evaluation of QuitNow men: an online, men-centered smoking cessation intervention. Journal of medical Internet research, 18(4). doi: 10.2196/jmir.5076

Caperchione, C. M., Duncan, M. J., Rosenkranz, R. R., Vandelanotte, C., Van Itallie, A. K., Savage, T. N., ... & Kolt, G. S. (2016). Recruitment, screening, and baseline participant characteristics in the WALK 2.0 study: a randomized controlled trial using Web 2.0 applications to promote physical activity. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 2, 25-33. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2015.12.004

Caperchione, C. M., Duncan, M., Kolt, G. S., Vandelanotte, C., Rosenkranz, R. R., Maeder, A., ... & Mummery, W. K. (2015). Examining an Australian physical activity and nutrition intervention using RE-AIM. Health promotion international, 31(2), 450-458. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dav005

Duncan, M. J., Rosenkranz, R. R., Vandelanotte, C., Caperchione, C. M., Rebar, A. L., Maeder, A. J., ... & Kolt, G. S. (2016). What is the impact of obtaining medical clearance to participate in a randomised controlled trial examining a physical activity intervention on the socio-demographic and risk factor profiles of included participants?. Trials, 17(1), 580. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1715-4

Caperchione, C. M., Reid, R. C., Sharp, P. G., & Stehmeier, J. (2016). How do management and non-management employees perceive workplace wellness programmes? A qualitative examination. Health Education Journal, 75(5), 553-564. doi: 10.1177/0017896915607911

Rebar, A.L., Boles, C., Burton, N., Duncan, M.J., Short, C.E., Happell, B., Kolt, G.S., Caperchione, C.M., Rosenkranz, R.R., Vandelanotte, C. (2016). Healthy mind, healthy body: a randomized trial testing the efficacy of a computer-tailored vs. interactive web-based intervention for increasing physical activity and reducing depressive symptoms. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 11, 29-37. doi: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2016.08.001

Sharp, P., & Caperchione, C. (2016). The effects of a pedometer-based intervention on first-year university students: A randomized control trial. Journal of American college health, 64(8), 630-638. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2016.1217538

Caperchione, C. M., Stolp, S., Bottorff, J. L., Oliffe, J. L., Johnson, S. T., Seaton, C., ... & Healy, T. (2016). Changes in Men’s Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Knowledge and Behavior as a Result of Program Exposure: Findings From the Workplace POWERPLAY Program. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13(12), 1364-1371. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0111

Bottorff, J. L., Seaton, C. L., Johnson, S. T., Caperchione, C. M., Oliffe, J. L., More, K., ... & Tillotson, S. M. (2015). An updated review of interventions that include promotion of physical activity for adult men. Sports Medicine, 45(6), 775-800. doi: 10.1007/s40279-014-0286-3

Caperchione, C. M., Sharp, P., Bottorff, J. L., Stolp, S., Oliffe, J. L., Johnson, S. T., ... & Medhurst, K. (2015). The POWERPLAY workplace physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: Study protocol and baseline characteristics. Contemporary clinical trials, 44, 42-47. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.07.013

Vandelanotte, C., Stanton, R., Rebar, A. L., Van Itallie, A. K., Caperchione, C. M., Duncan, M. J., ... & Kolt, G. S. (2015). Physical activity screening to recruit inactive randomized controlled trial participants: how much is too much?. Trials, 16(1), 446. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0976-7

Caperchione, C. M., Chau, S., Walker, G. J., Mummery, W. K., & Jennings, C. (2015). Gender-associated perceptions of barriers and motivators to physical activity participation in South Asian Punjabis living in western Canada. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(5), 686-693. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2013-0208

Walker, G. J., Caperchione, C. M., Mummery, W. K., & Chau, S. (2015). Examining the role of acculturation in the leisure-time physical activity of South Asians living in Canada. Journal of science and medicine in sport, 18(2), 156-160. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.02.010

Rosenkranz, R. R., Duncan, M. J., Caperchione, C. M., Kolt, G. S., Vandelanotte, C., Maeder, A. J., ... & Mummery, W. K. (2015). Validity of the Stages of Change in Steps instrument (SoC-Step) for achieving the physical activity goal of 10,000 steps per day. BMC public health, 15(1), 1197. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2539-y

Duncan, M., Vandelanotte, C., Kolt, G. S., Rosenkranz, R. R., Caperchione, C. M., George, E. S., ... & Noakes, M. (2014). Effectiveness of a web-and mobile phone-based intervention to promote physical activity and healthy eating in middle-aged males: randomized controlled trial of the ManUp study. Journal of medical Internet research, 16(6). doi: 10.2196/jmir.3107

Jennings, C. A., Vandelanotte, C., Caperchione, C. M., & Mummery, W. K. (2014). Effectiveness of a web-based physical activity intervention for adults with Type 2 diabetes—a randomised controlled trial. Preventive medicine, 60, 33-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.12.011

Short, C. E., Vandelanotte, C., Dixon, M. W., Rosenkranz, R., Caperchione, C., Hooker, C., ... & Taylor, P. (2014). Examining participant engagement in an information technology-based physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: the manup randomized controlled trial. JMIR research protocols, 3(1). doi: 10.2196/resprot.2776

Caperchione, C. M., Kolt, G. S., Savage, T. N., Rosenkranz, R. R., Maeder, A. J., Vandelanotte, C., ... & Mummery, W. K. (2014). WALK 2.0: Examining the effectiveness of Web 2.0 features to increase physical activity in a ‘real world’setting: an ecological trial protocol. BMJ open, 4(10), e006374. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006374

Tague, R., Maeder, A.J., Vandelanotte, C., Kolt, G.S., Caperchione, C.M., Rosenkranz, R.R., Savage, T.N., Van Itallie, A. (2014). Assessing user engagement in a health promotion website using social networking. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 206, 84-92.  doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-456-5-84

Brunker, A.S., Nguyen, Q.V., Maeder, A.J., Tague, R., Kolt, G.S., Savage, T.N., Vandelanotte, C., Duncan, M.J., Caperchione, C.M., Rosenkranz, R.R., Van Itallie, A., Mummery, W.K.. (2014 August). A time-based visualization for web user classification in social networks. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (August). doi: 10.1145/2636240.2636842

Kolt, G.S., Rosenkranz, R.R., Savage, T.N., Maeder, A.J., Vandelanotte, C., Duncan, M.J., Caperchione, C.M., Tague, R., Hooker, C., Mummery, W.K. (2013). WALK 2.0-using Web 2.0 applications to promote health-related physical activity: a randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC public health, 13(1), 436. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-436

Happell, B., Dwyer, T., Reid‐Searl, K., Burke, K. J., Caperchione, C. M., & Gaskin, C. J. (2013). Nurses and stress: recognizing causes and seeking solutions. Journal of nursing management, 21(4), 638-647. doi: 10.1111/jonm.12037

Taylor, P. J., Kolt, G. S., Vandelanotte, C., Caperchione, C. M., Mummery, W. K., George, E. S., ... & Noakes, M. J. (2013). A review of the nature and effectiveness of nutrition interventions in adult males–a guide for intervention strategies. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10(1), 13. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-13

Vandelanotte, C., Caperchione, C. M., Ellison, M., George, E. S., Maeder, A., Kolt, G. S., ... & Viljoen, P. (2013). What kinds of website and mobile phone–delivered physical activity and nutrition interventions do middle-aged men want?. Journal of Health Communication, 18(9), 1070-1083. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2013.768731

Happell, B., Reid-Searl, K., Dwyer, T., Caperchione, C. M., Gaskin, C. J., & Burke, K. J. (2013). How nurses cope with occupational stress outside their workplaces. Collegian, 20(3), 195-199. doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2012.08.003

Caperchione, C. M., Kolt, G. S., & Mummery, W. K. (2013). Examining physical activity service provision to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Australia: a qualitative evaluation. PloS one, 8(4), e62777. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062777

Davies, C. A., Spence, J. C., Vandelanotte, C., Caperchione, C. M., & Mummery, W. K. (2012). Meta-analysis of internet-delivered interventions to increase physical activity levels. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9(1), 52. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-9-52

George, E. S., Kolt, G. S., Duncan, M. J., Caperchione, C. M., Mummery, W. K., Vandelanotte, C., ... & Noakes, M. (2012). A review of the effectiveness of physical activity interventions for adult males. Sports Medicine, 42(4), 281-300. doi: 10.2165/11597220-000000000-00000

Davies, C., Corry, K., Van Itallie, A., Vandelanotte, C., Caperchione, C., & Mummery, W. K. (2012). Prospective associations between intervention components and website engagement in a publicly available physical activity website: the case of 10,000 Steps Australia. Journal of medical Internet research, 14(1). doi: 10.2196/jmir.1792

Caperchione, C. M., Vandelanotte, C., Kolt, G. S., Duncan, M., Ellison, M., George, E., & Mummery, W. K. (2012). What a man wants: understanding the challenges and motivations to physical activity participation and healthy eating in middle-aged Australian men. American journal of men's health, 6(6), 453-461. doi: 10.1177/1557988312444718

Duncan, M. J., Vandelanotte, C., Caperchione, C., Hanley, C., & Mummery, W. K. (2012). Temporal trends in and relationships between screen time, physical activity, overweight and obesity. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 1060. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-1060

Duncan, M. J., Vandelanotte, C., Rosenkranz, R. R., Caperchione, C. M., Ding, H., Ellison, M., ... & Maeder, A. (2012). Effectiveness of a website and mobile phone based physical activity and nutrition intervention for middle-aged males: trial protocol and baseline findings of the ManUp Study. BMC public health, 12(1), 656. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-656​

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Contact

Cristina Caperchione
Associate Professor
School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Faculty of Health and Social Development
1088 Discovery Avenue  RHS 117
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9679
email:  cristina.caperchione@ubc.ca

web:  https://hes.ok.ubc.ca/person/cristina-caperchione/

Cristina Caperchione