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Using GPS technology to (re)-examine operational definitions of ‘neighbourhood’ in place-based health research

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2012
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Title
Using GPS technology to (re)-examine operational definitions of ‘neighbourhood’ in place-based health research
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-11-22
Pubmed ID
Authors

Bryan J Boruff, Andrea Nathan, Sandra Nijënstein

Abstract

Inconsistencies in research findings on the impact of the built environment on walking across the life course may be methodologically driven. Commonly used methods to define 'neighbourhood', from which built environment variables are measured, may not accurately represent the spatial extent to which the behaviour in question occurs. This paper aims to provide new methods for spatially defining 'neighbourhood' based on how people use their surrounding environment.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Brazil 2 1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 149 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 23%
Researcher 30 18%
Student > Master 29 18%
Student > Bachelor 11 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 9 6%
Other 29 18%
Unknown 18 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 38 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 11%
Environmental Science 15 9%
Computer Science 9 6%
Sports and Recreations 8 5%
Other 42 26%
Unknown 33 20%

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 10 July 2012.
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#8,335,452
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Outputs from International Journal of Health Geographics
#271
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#59,092
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