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TitleNeighborhood environment walkability scale: Validity and development of a short form
 
AuthorsCerin, E3
Saelens, BE1
Sallis, JF2
Frank, LD4
 
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
 
CitationMedicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, 2006, v. 38 n. 9, p. 1682-1691 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000227639.83607.4d
 
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.
 
ISSN0195-9131
2013 Impact Factor: 4.459
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.253
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000227639.83607.4d
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000240430100020
 
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dc.contributor.authorSaelens, BE
 
dc.contributor.authorSallis, JF
 
dc.contributor.authorFrank, LD
 
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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.
 
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dc.identifier.citationMedicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, 2006, v. 38 n. 9, p. 1682-1691 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000227639.83607.4d
 
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.253
 
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dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.org
 
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dc.subject.meshAdult
 
dc.subject.meshCrime
 
dc.subject.meshEnvironment Design
 
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires
 
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dc.subjectBuilt environment
 
dc.subjectMultilevel confirmatory factor analysis
 
dc.subjectPhysical activity
 
dc.subjectWalking for recreation
 
dc.subjectWalking for transport
 
dc.titleNeighborhood environment walkability scale: Validity and development of a short form
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. University of Cincinnati
  2. San Diego State University
  3. The University of Hong Kong
  4. The University of British Columbia