Journal article

HABITAT: A longitudinal multilevel study of physical activity change in mid-aged adults

Nicola W Burton, Michele Haynes, Lee-Ann M Wilson, Billie Giles-Corti, Brian F Oldenburg, Wendy J Brown, Katrina Giskes, Gavin Turrell

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the patterns and influences of physical activity change in mid-aged adults. This study describes the design, sampling, data collection, and analytical plan of HABITAT, an innovative study of (i) physical activity change over five years (2007-2011) in adults aged 40-65 years at baseline, and (ii) the relative contribution of psychological variables, social support, neighborhood perceptions, area-level factors, and sociodemographic characteristics to physical activity change. METHODS/DESIGN: HABITAT is a longitudinal multi-level study. 1625 Census Collection Districts (CCDs) in Brisbane, Australia were ranked by their index of relative socioeconomic disadvanta..

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Grants

Awarded by (Australian) National Health and Medical Research Committee (NHMRC)


Awarded by Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study is funded by the (Australian) National Health and Medical Research Committee (NHMRC) (ID290521; ID497236). Dr Nicola Burton is supported by a NHMRC Capacity Building Grant (ID 252977) and a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PH08B3905). Professor Billie Giles Corti is supported by a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (ID 503712). Associate Professor Gavin Turrell is supported by a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (ID 390109). Brisbane City Council provided additional funding support and selected geographical data. HABITAT project staff are based at the Queensland University of Technology.