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International comparison of observation-specific spatial buffers: maximizing the ability to estimate physical activity


Abstract Background
Advancements in geographic information systems over the past two decades have increased the specificity by which an individual’s neighborhood environment may be spatially defined for physical activity and health research. This study investigated how different types of street network buffering methods compared in measuring a set of commonly used built environment measures (BEMs) and tested their performance on associations with physical activity outcomes.
Methods
An internationally-developed set of objective BEMs using three different spatial buffering techniques were used to evaluate the relative differences in resulting explanatory power on self-reported physical activity outcomes. BEMs were developed in five countries using ‘sa... (more)
Created Date 2017-01-23
Contributor Frank, Lawrence D. (Author) / Fox, Eric H. (Author) / Ulmer, Jared M. (Author) / Chapman, James E. (Author) / Kershaw, Suzanne E. (Author) / Sallis, James F. (Author) / Conway, Terry L. (Author) / Cerin, Ester (Author) / Cain, Kelli L. (Author) / Adams, Marc (ASU author) / Smith, Graham R. (Author) / Hinckson, Erica (Author) / Mavoa, Suzanne (Author) / Christiansen, Lars B. (Author) / Hino, Adriano Akira F. (Author) / Lopes, Adalberto A. S. (Author) / Schipperijn, Jasper (Author) / College of Health Solutions / School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Series INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH GEOGRAPHICS
Type Text
Extent 13 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1186/s12942-017-0077-9 / ISSN: 1476-072X
Rights
Citation Frank, L. D., Fox, E. H., Ulmer, J. M., Chapman, J. E., Kershaw, S. E., Sallis, J. F., . . . Schipperijn, J. (2017). International comparison of observation-specific spatial buffers: maximizing the ability to estimate physical activity. International Journal of Health Geographics, 16(1). doi:10.1186/s12942-017-0077-9
Note The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://ij-healthgeographics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12942-017-0077-9
Collaborating Institutions ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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