Associations of perceived community environmental attributes with walking in a population-based sample of adults with type 2 diabetes.

Taylor, L., Leslie, E., Plotnikoff, R., Owen, N. and Spence, J. 2008, Associations of perceived community environmental attributes with walking in a population-based sample of adults with type 2 diabetes., Annals of behavioral medicine, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 170-178.

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Title Associations of perceived community environmental attributes with walking in a population-based sample of adults with type 2 diabetes.
Author(s) Taylor, L.
Leslie, E.
Plotnikoff, R.
Owen, N.
Spence, J.
Journal name Annals of behavioral medicine
Volume number 35
Issue number 2
Start page 170
End page 178
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2008-04
ISSN 0883-6612
1532-4796
Keyword(s) type 2 diabetes
perceived physical environment
walking for transport
walking for recreation
Summary Background: No studies have yet examined the associations of physical environmental attributes specifically with walking in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine associations of perceived community physical environmental attributes with walking for transport and for recreation among adults living with type 2 diabetes.

Methods: Participants were 771 adults with type 2 diabetes who completed a self-administered survey on perceived community physical environmental attributes and walking behaviors.

Results
: Based on a criterion of a minimum of 120-min/week, some 29% were sufficiently active through walking for transport and 33% through walking for recreation. Significantly higher proportions of those actively walking for transport and for recreation had shops or places to buy things close by (67.8% and 60.9%); lived within a 15-min walk to a transit stop (70.6% and 71.0%); did not have dead-end streets close by (77.7% and 79.8%); reported interesting things to look at (84.8% and 84.4%); and lived close to low-cost recreation facilities (81.3% and 78.8%). In addition, those actively walking for transport reported living in a community with intersections close to each other (75.6%) and with sidewalks on their streets (88.1%). When these variables were entered simultaneously into logistic regression models, living close by to shops was positively related to walking for transport (OR= 1.92, 99% CI=1.11–3.32).

Conclusions: Consistent with findings from studies of healthy adult populations, positive perceptions of community environmental attributes are associated with walking for transport among adults with type 2 diabetes. The now-strong public health case for environmental innovations to promote more walking for transport is further reinforced by the potential to benefit those living with diabetes.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, The Society of Behavioral Medicine
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017084

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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