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A multi-site comparison of environmental characteristics to support workplace walking

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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 Gilson, Nicholas D.
dc.contributor.author Puig Ribera, Anna
dc.contributor.author Ainsworth, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Biddle, Stuart
dc.contributor.author Faulkner, Guy
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Marie
dc.contributor.author Niven, Alisa
dc.contributor.author Pringle, Andy
dc.contributor.author Stathi, Afroditi
dc.contributor.author Umstattd, Renée
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-15T13:13:41Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-15T13:13:41Z
dc.date.created 2009
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Gilson, N.D., Ainsworth, B., Biddle, S., Faulkner, G., Murphy, M.H., Niven, A., Puig Ribera, A., et al. A multi-site comparison of environmental characteristics to support workpalce walking. Preventive medicine, 2009, 49 (1), 21-23 ca_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1096-0260
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10854/2148
dc.description.abstract Objective. This study assessed the environmental characteristics of ten universities, comparing the extent to which physical infra-structures are able to support a route-based walking intervention. Method. Following protocol standardization between and within sites, major pedestrian routes at main suburban campuses in seven countries (Australia, Canada, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Spain and the United States) were audited by researchers using an established inventory (March–June 2008). The inventory assessed key characteristics (e.g. size and employee number) and nine specific items (pedestrian facilities, vehicle conflicts, crossings, route-maintenance, walkway width, roadway buffer, universal accessibility, aesthetics and cover), scored on a five-point scale (1=very poor; 5=excellent). Item scores for each route, were combined and weighted, to provide indicators of low (score of 20–39), fair (score of 40–69), or good (score of 70–100) physical infra-structure support. Results. Sites varied in area (range of 7–1000 acres) and employee numbers (range of 700–7500 employees). Audits reported good support for route-based walking at seven sites (overall route score range=72.5±13.9–82.2±17.4), fair support at two sites (overall route score of 69.1±11.7 and 61.7±14.6), and low support at one site (overall route score of 22.1±7.3). Conclusions. Study methods highlight a valuable audit process, while findings identify the need to improve aspects of physical infra-structure at sites where the built environment may be less conducive for route-based walking. ca_ES
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dc.format.extent 4 p. ca_ES
dc.language.iso eng ca_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier ca_ES
dc.rights (c) 2009 Elsevier. Published article is available at: http://dx.doi-org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2009.05.001
dc.subject.other Exercici -- Mesurament ca_ES
dc.subject.other Salut en el treball ca_ES
dc.title A multi-site comparison of environmental characteristics to support workplace walking ca_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article ca_ES
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi-org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2009.05.001
dc.relation.publisherversion http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743509002187
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess ca_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/acceptedVersion ca_ES
dc.indexacio Indexat a SCOPUS
dc.indexacio Indexat a WOS/JCR ca_ES

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