Journal article

Association of Perceived Built Environment Attributes with Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Community-Dwelling Ambulatory Patients with Stroke

Masashi Kanai, Kazuhiro P Izawa, Hiroki Kubo, Masafumi Nozoe, Kyoshi Mase, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Koichiro Oka, Shinichi Shimada

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

There is little evidence on how perceptions of the built environment may influence physical activity among post-stroke patients. This study aimed to explore the associations between perceived built environment attributes and objectively measured physical activity outcomes in community-dwelling ambulatory patients with stroke. This cross-sectional study recruited patients who could walk outside without assistance. We assessed both objectively measured physical activity outcomes such as number of steps and duration of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) with an accelerometer and the patients' perceived surrounding built environment with the International Physical Activity Questionnai..

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