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Playability: built and social environment features that promote physical activity within children

Timperio, Anna, Reid, Jacqueline and Veitch, Jenny 2015, Playability: built and social environment features that promote physical activity within children, Current obesity reports, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 460-476, doi: 10.1007/s13679-015-0178-3.

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Title Playability: built and social environment features that promote physical activity within children
Author(s) Timperio, Anna
Reid, Jacqueline
Veitch, JennyORCID iD for Veitch, Jenny orcid.org/0000-0001-8962-0887
Journal name Current obesity reports
Volume number 4
Issue number 4
Start page 460
End page 476
Total pages 17
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2015-12
ISSN 2162-4968
Keyword(s) Physical activity
Children
Built environment
Social environment
Neighbourhood
Transport
Summary The role of neighbourhood built and social environments in shaping children’s physical activity has received increasing interest over the past 10 years. We reviewed recent evidence published between 2011 and 2014. Most of the recent evidence continues to be cross-sectional. Few macro-level neighbourhood attributes were consistently associated with physical activity in the expected direction. The strongest evidence for associations between neighbourhood attributes and physical activity with was for the transportation environment, particularly in relation to proximity to school and transport-related physical activity. There was intermediate evidence that neighbourhood walking/cycling infrastructure and pedestrian safety structures are associated with transport-related PA. Recent evidence on associations between the neighbourhood built and social environment and children’s PA is modest. Stronger study designs and greater attention to conceptual-matching and specificity of measures are critical to advance the evidence base.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s13679-015-0178-3
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920405 Environmental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079813

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