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Objectively measured physical environmental neighbourhood factors are not associated with accelerometer-determined total sedentary time in adults

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, July 2017
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Title
Objectively measured physical environmental neighbourhood factors are not associated with accelerometer-determined total sedentary time in adults
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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12966-017-0551-6
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Sofie Compernolle, Katrien De Cocker, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Femke Van Nassau, Jeroen Lakerveld, Greet Cardon, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Compernolle, Sofie, De Cocker, Katrien, Mackenbach, Joreintje D, Van Nassau, Femke, Lakerveld, Jeroen, Cardon, Greet, De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse

Abstract

The physical neighbourhood environment may influence adults' sedentary behaviour. Yet, most studies examining the association between the physical neighbourhood environment and sedentary behaviour rely on self-reported data of either the physical neighbourhood environment and/or sedentary behaviour. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between objectively measured physical environmental neighbourhood factors and accelerometer-determined total sedentary time in adults. In total, 219 Dutch and 128 Belgian adults (mean age ± SD: 55.8 ± 15.4 years) were recruited between March and August 2014 as part of the European SPOTLIGHT project. Physical environmental neighbourhood factors, grouped into eight domains, i.e. walking, cycling, public transport, aesthetics, land use mix, grocery stores, food outlets and recreational facilities, were assessed using the SPOTLIGHT Virtual Audit Tool. Sedentary time was collected using ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometers. General linear mixed models were conducted to examine associations between physical environmental neighbourhood factors and total sedentary time. Participants were sedentary, on average, for 542.9 min/day (SD: 84.3), or 9.1 h/day. None of the examined physical environmental neighbourhood factors were significantly related to total sedentary time. Our findings do not support associations of objectively measured physical environmental neighbourhood factors with adults' objectively sedentary time in Dutch and Belgian adults. More research on sedentary behaviours in settings such as the home and work setting is needed to examine the influence of more specific physical environmental factors on these context-specific sedentary behaviours.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 69 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 20%
Student > Master 9 13%
Researcher 7 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 4%
Other 12 17%
Unknown 20 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 11 16%
Social Sciences 6 9%
Sports and Recreations 6 9%
Psychology 4 6%
Design 3 4%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 29 42%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 09 March 2018.
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