Journal article

Does neighborhood built environment support older adults' daily steps differ by time of day?

Ting-Fu Lai, Chia-Shuan Chang, Yung Liao, Ming-Chun Hsueh, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Ai Shibata, Koichiro Oka

JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT & HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: Neighborhood environmental attributes can promote walking behavior among older adults. Nevertheless, these walkability attributes may affect walking behavior differently depending on the time of the day. This study examined the association between neighborhood environmental attributes and average step counts at different times of the day. Methods: We included 122 older adults (aged ≥ 60 years, mean age: 70.0 years) from Taiwan in this study. Neighborhood environmental attributes were estimated using a geographic information system. An accelerometer was used to calculate their daily step counts during three time periods: morning (6:00 to 12:00), afternoon (12:01 to 18:00), and nig..

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Grants

Awarded by Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan


Funding Acknowledgements

This study used personal grant received from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (MOST 109-2410-H-845-037-MY2 and MOST 110-2410-H-003-116) . The Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan was not involved in the study design, data collection process, analysis, interpretation, or writing of this manuscript.