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Article: Neighborhood environment walkability scale: Validity and development of a short form

TitleNeighborhood environment walkability scale: Validity and development of a short form
Authors
KeywordsBuilt environment
Multilevel confirmatory factor analysis
Physical activity
Walking for recreation
Walking for transport
Issue Date2006
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.org
Citation
Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, 2006, v. 38 n. 9, p. 1682-1691 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: The aim of this study was to examine the factorial and criterion validity of the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS) and to develop an abbreviated version (NEWS-A). Methods: A stratified two-stage cluster sample design was used to recruit 1286 adults. The sample was drawn from residential addresses within eight high- and eight low-walkable neighborhoods matched for socioeconomic status. Subjects completed the NEWS and reported weekly minutes of walking for transport and recreation using items from the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Results: Multilevel confirmatory factor analysis was used to develop measurement models of the NEWS and NEWS-A. Six individual-level and five blockgroup-level factors were identified. Factors/scales gauging presence of diversity of destinations, residential density, walking infrastructure, aesthetics, traffic safety, and crime were positively related to walking for transport. Aesthetics, mixed destinations, and residential density were associated with walking for recreation. Conclusions: The NEWS and NEWS-A possess adequate levels of factorial and criterion validity. Alternative methods of scoring for different purposes are presented. Copyright © 2006 by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81494
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2014 Impact Factor: 3.983
2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.023
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dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorSaelens, BEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSallis, JFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFrank, LDen_HK
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMedicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, 2006, v. 38 n. 9, p. 1682-1691en_HK
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dc.description.abstractPurpose: The aim of this study was to examine the factorial and criterion validity of the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS) and to develop an abbreviated version (NEWS-A). Methods: A stratified two-stage cluster sample design was used to recruit 1286 adults. The sample was drawn from residential addresses within eight high- and eight low-walkable neighborhoods matched for socioeconomic status. Subjects completed the NEWS and reported weekly minutes of walking for transport and recreation using items from the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Results: Multilevel confirmatory factor analysis was used to develop measurement models of the NEWS and NEWS-A. Six individual-level and five blockgroup-level factors were identified. Factors/scales gauging presence of diversity of destinations, residential density, walking infrastructure, aesthetics, traffic safety, and crime were positively related to walking for transport. Aesthetics, mixed destinations, and residential density were associated with walking for recreation. Conclusions: The NEWS and NEWS-A possess adequate levels of factorial and criterion validity. Alternative methods of scoring for different purposes are presented. Copyright © 2006 by the American College of Sports Medicine.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.orgen_HK
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dc.subjectBuilt environmenten_HK
dc.subjectMultilevel confirmatory factor analysisen_HK
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_HK
dc.subjectWalking for recreationen_HK
dc.subjectWalking for transporten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshCrime-
dc.subject.meshEnvironment Design-
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dc.titleNeighborhood environment walkability scale: Validity and development of a short formen_HK
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