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Outdoor fitness equipment in parks: a qualitative study from older adults’ perceptions

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, December 2013
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Title
Outdoor fitness equipment in parks: a qualitative study from older adults’ perceptions
Published in
BMC Public Health, December 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1216
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Authors

Hsueh-wen Chow

Abstract

The growing amount of outdoor fitness equipment (OFE) placed in parks in many countries has the intent of encouraging physical activity among aging populations. However, little investigated aspects are the perceptions and experiences of older adults regarding the use of these facilities. Hence, this study seeks senior OFE users' opinions to understand the exact nature of use of these facilities, the perceived health benefits achieved, and equipment's improvements that would further encourage use.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 158 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 38 24%
Student > Master 33 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 10%
Researcher 11 7%
Student > Postgraduate 8 5%
Other 24 15%
Unknown 31 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 23 14%
Sports and Recreations 19 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 7%
Design 11 7%
Other 41 25%
Unknown 39 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 January 2017.
All research outputs
#6,922,550
of 21,343,037 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#7,372
of 13,838 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#93,031
of 303,647 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#586
of 1,079 outputs
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