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TitleMeasuring perceived neighbourhood walkability in Hong Kong
 
AuthorsCerin, E1
Macfarlane, DJ1
Ko, HH1
Chan, KCA1
 
Keywordsbuilt environment
health
high-density areas
Neighbourhood walkability
reliability
validity
 
Issue Date2007
 
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cities
 
CitationCities, 2007, v. 24 n. 3, p. 209-217 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2006.12.002
 
AbstractThis study examined the reliability and validity of the interviewer-administered Chinese version of the abbreviated Neighbourhood Environment Walkability Scale (Chinese NEWS-A). One hundred and twenty-four Chinese-speaking adult residents of Hong Kong were recruited from neighbourhoods objectively differing in walkability (dwelling density and street connectivity) and socio-economic status (SES). They completed the interviewer-administered Chinese NEWS-A, and half of them were reassessed 7-10 days later. The Chinese NEWS-A had good test-retest-reliability. Residents of high walkable neighbourhoods reported higher residential density, land use mix, street connectivity, infrastructure and safety for walking but lower levels of traffic load, and fewer cul-de-sacs and hilly streets. Residents of higher SES areas reported higher aesthetics but less traffic and crime. Overall, this study lends support for the construct validity and reliability of the Chinese NEWS-A. It is concluded that this instrument can be used in cross-national studies of the effect of the built environment on residents' walking. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
ISSN0264-2751
2013 Impact Factor: 1.836
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.892
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2006.12.002
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000247647400004
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, DJ
 
dc.contributor.authorKo, HH
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, KCA
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:36:27Z
 
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dc.description.abstractThis study examined the reliability and validity of the interviewer-administered Chinese version of the abbreviated Neighbourhood Environment Walkability Scale (Chinese NEWS-A). One hundred and twenty-four Chinese-speaking adult residents of Hong Kong were recruited from neighbourhoods objectively differing in walkability (dwelling density and street connectivity) and socio-economic status (SES). They completed the interviewer-administered Chinese NEWS-A, and half of them were reassessed 7-10 days later. The Chinese NEWS-A had good test-retest-reliability. Residents of high walkable neighbourhoods reported higher residential density, land use mix, street connectivity, infrastructure and safety for walking but lower levels of traffic load, and fewer cul-de-sacs and hilly streets. Residents of higher SES areas reported higher aesthetics but less traffic and crime. Overall, this study lends support for the construct validity and reliability of the Chinese NEWS-A. It is concluded that this instrument can be used in cross-national studies of the effect of the built environment on residents' walking. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
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dc.identifier.citationCities, 2007, v. 24 n. 3, p. 209-217 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2006.12.002
 
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dc.subjectbuilt environment
 
dc.subjecthealth
 
dc.subjecthigh-density areas
 
dc.subjectNeighbourhood walkability
 
dc.subjectreliability
 
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dc.titleMeasuring perceived neighbourhood walkability in Hong Kong
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong