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- 5Health promotion
- 2Built environment
- 2Chronic disease
- 2Geographic mapping
- 2Physical activity
- 3Nykiforuk, Candace I.J.
- 2Johnson, Jeffrey A.
- 2McGetrick, Jennifer Ann
- 1Community Wellness Program
- 1Crick, Katelynn
- 1Crick, Katelynn C.
Introduction: Despite limited understanding, research exploring Aboriginal communities’ perception of physical activity can have significant impact on developing culturally relevant health promotion strategies. Working with youth, this research offers a participatory approach to investigate...
OBJECTIVE: Interventions that address the built environment present an opportunity to affect behaviours such as physical activity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a community walking map developed for eight neighbourhoods in the City of Edmonton (COE). METHOD: A walking map developed...
Creating Neighbourhood Groupings Based on Built Environment Features to Facilitate Health Promotion ActivitiesDownload
OBJECTIVES: Detailed assessments of the built environment often resist data reduction and summarization. This project sought to develop a method of reducing built environment data to an extent that they can be effectively communicated to researchers and community stakeholders. We aim to help in...
Walk Score® is a proprietary walkability metric that ranks locations by proximity to destinations, with emerging health promotion applications for increasing walking as physical activity. Currently, field validations of Walk Score® have only occurred in metropolitan regions of the United States;...
Highlights: Physical inactivity linked to chronic disease can be addressed by increasing walking. Understanding walkability can support health promotion policies and interventions. Walk Score® provides a uniquely accessible and generalizable metric for walkability. Walk Score® has been validated...