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Reliability of streetscape audits comparing on‐street and online observations: MAPS-Global in 5 countries

Queralt, Ana, Molina-García, Javier, Terrón-Pérez, Marta, Cerin, Ester, Barnett, Anthony, Timperio, Anna, Veitch, Jenny, Reis, Rodrigo, Silva, Alexandre Augusto Paula, Ghekiere, Ariane, Van Dyck, Delfien, Conway, Terry L, Cain, Kelli L, Geremia, Carrie M and Sallis, James F 2021, Reliability of streetscape audits comparing on‐street and online observations: MAPS-Global in 5 countries, International journal of health geographics, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1186/s12942-021-00261-5.

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Title Reliability of streetscape audits comparing on‐street and online observations: MAPS-Global in 5 countries
Author(s) Queralt, Ana
Molina-García, Javier
Terrón-Pérez, Marta
Cerin, Ester
Barnett, Anthony
Timperio, AnnaORCID iD for Timperio, Anna orcid.org/0000-0002-8773-5012
Veitch, JennyORCID iD for Veitch, Jenny orcid.org/0000-0001-8962-0887
Reis, Rodrigo
Silva, Alexandre Augusto Paula
Ghekiere, Ariane
Van Dyck, Delfien
Conway, Terry L
Cain, Kelli L
Geremia, Carrie M
Sallis, James F
Journal name International journal of health geographics
Volume number 20
Issue number 1
Article ID 6
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2021
ISSN 1476-072X
1476-072X
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Built environment
Measurement
Physical activity
Direct observation
Neighborhood
Summary Background Microscale environmental features are usually evaluated using direct on-street observations. This study assessed inter-rater reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes, Global version (MAPS-Global), in an international context, comparing on-street with more efficient online observation methods in five countries with varying levels of walkability. Methods Data were collected along likely walking routes of study participants, from residential starting points toward commercial clusters in Melbourne (Australia), Ghent (Belgium), Curitiba (Brazil), Hong Kong (China), and Valencia (Spain). In-person on the street and online using Google Street View audits were carried out by two independent trained raters in each city. The final sample included 349 routes, 1228 street segments, 799 crossings, and 16 cul-de-sacs. Inter-rater reliability analyses were performed using Kappa statistics or Intraclass Correlation Coefficients (ICC). Results Overall mean assessment times were the same for on-street and online evaluations (22 ± 12 min). Only a few subscales had Kappa or ICC values < 0.70, with aesthetic and social environment variables having the lowest overall reliability values, though still in the “good to excellent” category. Overall scores for each section (route, segment, crossing) showed good to excellent reliability (ICCs: 0.813, 0.929 and 0.885, respectively), and the MAPS-Global grand score had excellent reliability (ICC: 0.861) between the two methods. Conclusions MAPS-Global is a feasible and reliable instrument that can be used both on-street and online to analyze microscale environmental characteristics in diverse international urban settings.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s12942-021-00261-5
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Field of Research 1117 Public Health and Health Services
1604 Human Geography
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30147787

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