Journal article

Do changes in residents' fear of crime impact their walking? Longitudinal results from RESIDE

Sarah Foster, Matthew Knuiman, Paula Hooper, Hayley Christian, Billie Giles-Corti

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of fear of crime on walking for participants in a longitudinal study of residents in new suburbs. METHODS: Participants (n=485) in Perth, Australia, completed a questionnaire about three years after moving to their neighbourhood (2007-2008), and again four years later (2011-2012). Measures included fear of crime, neighbourhood perceptions and walking (min/week). Objective environmental measures were generated for each participant's neighbourhood, defined as the 1600 m road network distance from home, at each time-point. Linear regression models examined the impact of changes in fear of crime on changes in walking, with progressive adjustment for other chan..

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Grants

Awarded by Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway)


Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)


Awarded by Healthway Health Promotion Research Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities


Awarded by NHMRC/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway) (#11828, #18922) and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant (#LP0455453). The first author is supported by a Healthway Health Promotion Research Fellowship (#21363), the third author by an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities (#1061404), the fourth author by an NHMRC/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship (#1036350) and the last author by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (#1004900). The Western Australian Land Information Authority ((c) 2003), Western Australian Department of Planning provided the spatial data.