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Increasing stair climbing in a train station: effects of contextual variables and visibility

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dc.contributor Universitat de Vic. Facultat d'Educació
dc.contributor Universitat de Vic. Grup de Recerca en Esport i Activitat Física
dc.contributor.author Puig Ribera, Anna
dc.contributor.author Eves, Frank F.
dc.contributor.author Nicoll, Gayle
dc.contributor.author Griffin, Carl
dc.contributor.author Olander, Ellinor K.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-15T11:50:21Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-15T11:50:21Z
dc.date.created 2008
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Eves, F.F., Olander, E.K., Nicoll, G., Puig-Ribera, A., Griffin, C. (2008) Increasing stair climbing in a train station; effects of contextual variables and visibility, Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29 (2), 300-303 ca_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0272-4944
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10854/2147
dc.description.abstract Accumulation of physical activity during daily living is a current public health target that is influenced by the layout of the built environment. This study reports how the layout of the environment may influence responsiveness to an intervention. Pedestrian choices (n = 41 717) between stairs and the adjacent escalators were monitored for seven weeks in a train station (Birmingham, UK). After a 3.5 week baseline period, a stair riser banner intervention to increase stair climbing was installed on two staircases adjacent to escalators and monitoring continued for a further 3.5 weeks. Logistic regression analyses revealed that the visibility of the intervention, defined as the area of visibility in the horizontal plane opposite to the direction of travel (termed the isovist) had a major effect on success of the intervention. Only the largest isovist produced an increase in stair climbing (isovist=77.6 m2, OR = 1.10, CIs 1.02-1.19; isovist=40.7 m2, OR = 0.98, CIs 0.91-1.06; isovist=53.2 m2, OR = 1.00, CIs 0.95-1.06). Additionally, stair climbing was more common during the morning rush hour (OR = 1.56, CIs 1.80-2.59) and at higher levels of pedestrian traffic volume (OR = 1.92, CIs 1.68-2.21). The layout of the intervention site can influence responsiveness to point-of-choice interventions. Changes to the design of train stations may maximize the choice of the stairs at the expense of the escalator by pedestrians leaving the station. ca_ES
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dc.format.extent 20 p. ca_ES
dc.language.iso eng ca_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier ca_ES
dc.rights (c) 2008 Elsevier. Published article is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2008.10.002
dc.subject.other Exercici -- Mesurament ca_ES
dc.subject.other Qualitat de vida ca_ES
dc.title Increasing stair climbing in a train station: effects of contextual variables and visibility ca_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article ca_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2008.10.002
dc.relation.publisherversion http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272494408000777
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess ca_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/acceptedVersion ca_ES
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dc.indexacio Indexat a WOS/JCR ca_ES

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