Aaron J Rafferty

Aaron J Rafferty

Arizona State University

H-index: 6

North America-United States

About Aaron J Rafferty

Aaron J Rafferty, With an exceptional h-index of 6 and a recent h-index of 6 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at Arizona State University, specializes in the field of Nutrition, Digital Health.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

A novel mobile app (Heali) for disease treatment in participants with irritable bowel syndrome: Randomized controlled pilot trial

Effects of a Novel AI Mobile App on Symptom Severity in Subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial

An investigation of habitual dietary supplement use among 557 NCAA division I athletes

The potential of a year-round school calendar for maintaining children's weight status and fitness: preliminary outcomes from a natural experiment

Physical activity opportunities of low‐income elementary school‐aged children during the segmented school day

Elementary classroom teachers’ self-reported use of movement integration products and perceived facilitators and barriers related to product use

The Catalogue of Journal of Sport and Health Science 2020

Aaron J Rafferty Information

University

Arizona State University

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Citations(all)

105

Citations(since 2020)

104

Cited By

23

hIndex(all)

6

hIndex(since 2020)

6

i10Index(all)

6

i10Index(since 2020)

6

Email

University Profile Page

Arizona State University

Aaron J Rafferty Skills & Research Interests

Nutrition

Digital Health

Top articles of Aaron J Rafferty

A novel mobile app (Heali) for disease treatment in participants with irritable bowel syndrome: Randomized controlled pilot trial

Authors

Aaron J Rafferty,Rick Hall,Carol S Johnston

Journal

Journal of medical Internet research

Published Date

2021/3/2

Background A diet high in fermentable, oligo-, di-, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) has been shown to exacerbate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Previous literature reports significant improvement in IBS symptoms with initiation of a low FODMAP diet (LFD) and monitored reintroduction. However, dietary adherence to the LFD is difficult, with patients stating that the information given by health care providers is often generalized and nonspecific, requiring them to search for supplementary information to fit their needs. Objective The aim of our study was to determine whether Heali, a novel artificial intelligence dietary mobile app can improve adherence to the LFD, IBS symptom severity, and quality of life outcomes in adults with IBS or IBS-like symptoms over a 4-week period. Methods Participants were randomized into 2 groups: the control group (CON), in which participants received educational materials, and the experimental group (APP), in which participants received access to the mobile app and educational materials. Over the course of this unblinded online trial, all participants completed a battery of 5 questionnaires at baseline and at the end of the trial to document IBS symptoms, quality of life, LFD knowledge, and LFD adherence. Results We enrolled 58 participants in the study (29 in each group), and 25 participants completed the study in its entirety (11 and 14 for the CON and APP groups, respectively). Final, per-protocol analyses showed greater improvement in quality of life score for the APP group compared to the CON group (31.1 and 11 …

Effects of a Novel AI Mobile App on Symptom Severity in Subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Authors

Aaron Rafferty

Published Date

2020

Introduction: A diet high in fermented, oligio-, di-, monosaccharide, and polyols (FODMAP) has been shown to exacerbate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Previous literature has shown significant improvement in IBS symptoms after adherence to a low FODMAP diet (LFD). However, dietary adherence to the LFD is difficult with patients stating that information provided by healthcare providers (HCPs) is generalized and nonspecific requiring them to search for supplementary information to fit their needs. Notably, studies that have used a combination of online and in-person methods for treatment have shown improved adherence to the LFD. Objective: To determine whether a novel artificial intelligence (AI) dietary mobile application will improve adherence to the LFD compared to a standard online dietary intervention (CON) in populations with IBS or IBS-like symptoms over a 4-week period. Methods: Participants were randomized into two groups: APP or CON. The intervention group was provided access to an AI mobile application, a dietary resource verified by registered dietitians which uses artificial intelligence to individualize dietary guidance in real-time with the ability to scan menus and barcodes and provide individuals with food scores based on their dietary preferences. Primary measures included mobile app engagement, dietary adherence, and manifestation of IBS-like symptoms. Baseline Results: A total of 58 participants were randomized to groups. This is an ongoing study and this thesis details the methodology and baseline characteristics of the participants at baseline and intervention start. Validation of the application …

An investigation of habitual dietary supplement use among 557 NCAA division I athletes

Authors

Michelle T Barrack,Mark Muster,Jennifer Nguyen,Aaron Rafferty,Terri Lisagor

Journal

Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Published Date

2020/10/2

Background: Supplements may expose athletes to dangerous ingredients, banned substances, toxins or contaminants; however, few investigations assess use among collegiate athletes in the U.S.Objective: This cross-sectional study evaluated habitual dietary supplement intake, defined use ≥2 days/week over the past year, in NCAA Division I athletes.Methods: Male and female members of a NCAA Division I team, at two universities in southern California completed a 13-item survey. Among 705 eligible participants, 596 submitted surveys (84.5% response rate), 557 surveys included complete data. Chi-square (χ2) analyses evaluated differences among athletes based on sex, weight status, year in college, and sport-type. Independent t-test or ANOVA evaluated mean differences for continuous variables.Results: A total of 45.2% athletes (n = 252) reported taking supplements (≥2 days/week over the past …

The potential of a year-round school calendar for maintaining children's weight status and fitness: preliminary outcomes from a natural experiment

Authors

R Glenn Weaver,Ethan Hunt,Aaron Rafferty,Michael W Beets,Keith Brazendale,Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy,Russell R Pate,Alberto Maydeu-Olivares,Brian Saelens,Shawn Youngstedt

Journal

Journal of Sport and Health Science

Published Date

2020/1/1

PurposeTo evaluate the potential of a year-round school calendar (180-day school year distributed across 12 months) as an intervention compared to a traditional school calendar (180-day school year distributed across 9 months) for mitigating children's weight gain and fitness loss via a natural experiment.MethodsHeight, weight, and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) (i.e., Fitnessgram Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run) were measured in children (5–12 years old) in 3 schools (2 traditional, 1 year-round, n = 990 students, age = 8.6 ± 2.4 years, 53.1% male, 68.9% African American) from 1 school district. Structure (represented by the presence of a school day) was the independent variable. Changes in body mass index (BMI), age- and sex-specific BMI z-scores (zBMI), BMI percentile, percent of overweight or obese children, and CRF (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run laps …

Physical activity opportunities of low‐income elementary school‐aged children during the segmented school day

Authors

Emily C Tyler,Keith Brazendale,Ethan Hunt,Aaron Rafferty,Michael W Beets,R Glenn Weaver

Journal

Journal of School Health

Published Date

2020/10

BACKGROUND In this study, we examined moderate‐to‐vigorous physical activity (MVPA) of children in a school district serving children from low‐income and minority households. METHODS This observational study was conducted in 8 rural elementary schools in South Carolina. Children (N = 719, age = 7.7 years, 48.0% girls, 88.0% African American) wore accelerometers during school hours. Physical activity was distilled into time engaged in MVPA during 4 distinct opportunities. These 4 opportunities were non‐activity time (eg, class‐time), extended lunch (lunch recess after eating), physical education (PE), and recess. Mixed effects linear regressions estimated MVPA on days that had no activity opportunities, extended lunch, recess, PE, and multiple activity opportunities (eg, PE and recess). RESULTS On days with multiple activity opportunities, girls and boys accumulated 8.0 (95% CI = 4.9, 11.1) and 7.1 …

Elementary classroom teachers’ self-reported use of movement integration products and perceived facilitators and barriers related to product use

Authors

Roddrick Dugger,Aaron Rafferty,Ethan Hunt,Michael Beets,Collin Webster,Brian Chen,Jeff Rehling,Robert Glenn Weaver

Journal

Children

Published Date

2020/9/18

Movement integration (MI) products are designed to provide children with physical activity during general education classroom time. The purpose of this study was to examine elementary classroom teachers’ self-reported use of MI products and subsequent perceptions of the facilitators of and barriers to MI product use. This study utilized a mixed-methods design. Elementary classroom teachers (n = 40) at four schools each tested four of six common MI products in their classroom for one week. Teachers completed a daily diary, documenting duration and frequency of product use. Following each product test, focus groups were conducted with teachers to assess facilitators and barriers. MI product use lasted for 11.2 (Standard Deviation (SD) = 7.5) min/occasion and MI products were used 4.1 (SD = 3.5) times/week on average. Activity Bursts in the Classroom for Fitness, GoNoodle, and Physical Activity Across the Curriculum were most frequently used. Facilitators of and barriers to MI product use were identified within three central areas—logistics, alignment with teaching goals, and student needs and interests. Teachers were receptive to MI products and used them frequently throughout the week. When considering the adoption of MI products, teachers, administrators, and policy makers should consider products that are readily usable, align with teaching goals, and are consistent with student needs and interests.

The Catalogue of Journal of Sport and Health Science 2020

Authors

Michelle Jones,Emmanuel Defever,James Ayland Letsinger,R Glenn Weaver,Ethan Hunt,Aaron Rafferty,Michael W Beets,Keith Brazendale,Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy,Russell R Pate,Alberto Maydeu-Olivares,Brian Saelens,Stephanie T Jong,Caroline HD Croxson,Cornelia Guell,Emma R Lawlor,Campbell Foubister,Helen E Brown,Emma K Wells,Paul Wilkinson,Anna Vignoles,Andy Daly-Smith,Thomas Quarmby,Victoria SJ Archbold,Ash C Routen,Jade L Morris,Catherine Gammon,John B Bartholomew,Geir Ka re Resaland,Bryn Llewellyn

Journal

The Catalogue of Journal of Sport and Health Science

Published Date

2020

The Catalogue of Journal of Sport and Health Science 2020 Page 1 The Catalogue of Journal of Sport and Health Science 2020 2095-2546/© 2020 Published by Elsevier BV on behalf of Shanghai University of Sport. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Special Topics Special topic on School-based physical activity and wellness The pulse of recent research on school-based physical activity and wellness Senlin Chen, Richard R. Rosenkranz. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ...p.1À2 A mixed-studies systematic review and meta-analysis of school-based interventions to promote physical activity and/or reduce sedentary time in children Michelle Jones, Emmanuel Defever, Ayland Letsinger, James Steele, Kelly A Mackintosh. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ...p.3À17 The potential of a year-round school calendar for maintaining children’s weight status and fitness: …

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The h-index of Aaron J Rafferty has been 6 since 2020 and 6 in total.

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The articles with the titles of

A novel mobile app (Heali) for disease treatment in participants with irritable bowel syndrome: Randomized controlled pilot trial

Effects of a Novel AI Mobile App on Symptom Severity in Subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial

An investigation of habitual dietary supplement use among 557 NCAA division I athletes

The potential of a year-round school calendar for maintaining children's weight status and fitness: preliminary outcomes from a natural experiment

Physical activity opportunities of low‐income elementary school‐aged children during the segmented school day

Elementary classroom teachers’ self-reported use of movement integration products and perceived facilitators and barriers related to product use

The Catalogue of Journal of Sport and Health Science 2020

are the top articles of Aaron J Rafferty at Arizona State University.

What are Aaron J Rafferty's research interests?

The research interests of Aaron J Rafferty are: Nutrition, Digital Health

What is Aaron J Rafferty's total number of citations?

Aaron J Rafferty has 105 citations in total.

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