Journal article

Objective and subjective measures of neighborhood environment (NE): relationships with transportation physical activity among older persons.

Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt, Faysal Kabir Shuvo, Jia Yen Eng, Keng Bee Yap, Samuel Scherer, Li Min Hee, Siew Pang Chan, Tze Pin Ng

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study examined the associations of subjective and objective measures of the neighbourhood environment with the transportation physical activity of community-dwelling older persons in Singapore. METHOD: A modified version of the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) measures of the built environment characteristics were related to the frequency of walking for transportation purpose in a study sample of older persons living in high-density apartment blocks within a public housing estate in Singapore. Relevant measured variables to assess the complex relationships among built environment measures and transportation physical ..

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