Journal article

Neighborhood environmental attributes and adults' sedentary behaviors: Review and research agenda

Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Takemi Sugiyama, Shannon Sahlqvist, Suzanne Mavoa, Nyssa Hadgraft, Neville Owen

Preventive Medicine | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2015


OBJECTIVE: Physical activity recommendations are beginning to address sedentary behaviors - time spent sitting. Environmental and policy initiatives for physical activity might assist in addressing sedentary behaviors, but sedentary-specific innovations may be required. This review synthesizes current evidence on associations of neighborhood environmental attributes with adults' sedentary behaviors. METHODS: A search was conducted using three electronic databases (PubMed, Web of Science, and Transport Research Information Services). Relevant articles were assessed for their eligibility for inclusion (English-language articles with a quantitative examination of associations of neighborhood en..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

Koohsari is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant [#569940]. Owen is supported by an NHMRC Program Grant [#569940] and an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship grant [#1003960]. Koohsari and Owen are supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.