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Overcoming the challenges of conducting physical activity and built environment research in Latin America: IPEN Latin America

  • Added on March 13, 2015

Objectives: There is evidence linking the built environment (BE) with physical activity (PA), but few studies have been conducted in Latin America (LA). State-of-the-art methods and protocols have been designed in and applied in high-income countries (HIC). In this paper, we identify key challenges and potential solutions to conducting high-quality ...


International study of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time with body mass index and obesity: IPEN adult study

  • Published on July 22, 2014

Background: Physical activity (PA) has been consistently implicated in the etiology of obesity, whereas recent evidence on the importance of sedentary time remains inconsistent. Understanding of dose–response associations of PA and sedentary time with overweight and obesity in adults can be improved with large-scale studies using objective measures of ...


Perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes associated with adults׳ recreational walking: IPEN Adult study in 12 countries

  • Published on July 2014

Abstract: This study examined the strength and shape of associations between perceived environmental attributes and adults’ recreational walking, using data collected from 13,745 adult participants in 12 countries. Perceived residential density, land use mix, street connectivity, aesthetics, safety from crime, and proximity to parks were linearly associated with recreational walking, while curvilinear ...


Neighborhood Environments and Objectively Measured Physical Activity in 11 Countries

  • Published on May 30, 2014

Purpose: Environmental changes are potentially effective population-level physical activity (PA) promotion strategies. However, robust multi-site evidence to guide international action for developing activity-supportive environments is lacking. We estimated pooled associations of perceived environmental attributes with objectively-measured PA outcomes; between-site differences in such associations; and, the extent to which perceived environmental ...


Neighborhood and home environments and GPS-derived location-specific physical activity in adolescents

  • Presented on May 21, 2014

Purpose: To compare relations of neighborhood walkability and home equipment to (1) total and (2) location-specific physical activity. Methods: 290 adolescents (M age=14.1±1.4 years; 45% girls; 74.7% White non-Hispanic) wore GPS and accelerometers for 5.4±1.9 days set to record at 30-second epochs. GIS was used to calculate a walkability index (sum of z-scores for ...


Associations of adults’ perceived neighborhood environment with objectively-measured physical activity in 11 countries: The IPEN Adult study

  • Presented on May 21, 2014

Purpose: Environmental changes have been identified as potentially effective population-level physical activity (PA) promotion strategies. However, good quality multi-site evidence to guide international action aimed at developing activity supportive environments is lacking. We estimated pooled associations of perceived environmental attributes with objectively-measured PA outcomes; between-site differences in such associations; and, ...


International study of objectively-measured physical activity and sedentary time with body mass index and obesity: IPEN Adult study

  • Presented on May 21, 2014

Purpose: To examine the strength, direction and shape of dose-response associations of accelerometer-based PA and sedentary time with BMI and weight status in 10 countries worldwide, as well as the moderating effects of study site and gender. Methods: Data from the International Physical activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) Adult study ...


Built environment and physical activity in Hong Kong pre-schoolers

  • Presented on May 21, 2014

Purpose: Hong Kong children have been identified as one of the most inactive populations worldwide. Attributes of the neighbourhood environment are thought to be important modifiable factors for increasing pre-schoolers’ PA. Thus, the present study aims to identify neighbourhood environmental correlates of PA in Hong Kong pre-schoolers. Methods: 116 Chinese-speaking parents/...


The association between neighborhood socio-economic status, objective walkability and different domains of children’s physical activity in Belgium

  • Presented on May 21, 2014

Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between objective walkability and different domains of children’s PA, and to investigate the moderating effect of neighborhood socio-economic status (SES) in this relation. Methods: Data were collected between December 2011 and May 2013 as part of the Belgian Environmental Physical ...