A novel assessment of adolescent mobility: a pilot study

Tom Stewart, Scott Duncan, Basile Chaix, Yan Kestens, Jasper Schipperijn, Grant Schofield

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BACKGROUND:The accurate measurement of daily mobility and travel to destinations beyond the residential neighbourhood has been identified as an important but almost systematically overlooked factor when investigating the relationship between exposure to the built environment and physical activity. The recent development of VERITAS - a web-based application nested within a computer-assisted personal interview - allows researchers to assess daily mobility, travel to regular destinations, and perceived neighbourhood boundaries using interactive mapping technology. The aims of this pilot study were to (1) demonstrate the feasibility and functionality of using VERITAS in an adolescent sample, and (2) compare urban form characteristics and geometric features of the perceived neighbourhood with traditional neighbourhood delimitations.METHODS:Data were collected and analysed for twenty-eight participants (14 male, 15.9+/-1.48years) in 2013. Participants underwent anthropometric assessment before completing a custom-designed VERITAS protocol under the supervision of trained interview technicians. Regularly visited destinations, school travel routes, transportation modes, travel companions, and perceived neighbourhood boundaries were assessed. Data were imported into ArcGIS and street network distances between the home and each geolocated destination were generated. Convex hull activity spaces were derived from destinations. Urban form variables and geometric characteristics were compared between the perceived neighbourhood, existing meshblocks, 1 mile Euclidean buffers, and 1km network buffers.RESULTS:In total, 529 destinations were geolocated, 58% of which were outside the perceived neighbourhood boundary. Active travel was inversely associated with distance to destinations (r=.43, p
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Vol/bind12
Udgave nummer18
Sider (fra-til)1-11
ISSN1479-5868
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 15. feb. 2015

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Stewart, Tom ; Duncan, Scott ; Chaix, Basile ; Kestens, Yan ; Schipperijn, Jasper ; Schofield, Grant. / A novel assessment of adolescent mobility: a pilot study. I: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2015 ; Bind 12, Nr. 18. s. 1-11.
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A novel assessment of adolescent mobility: a pilot study. / Stewart, Tom; Duncan, Scott; Chaix, Basile; Kestens, Yan; Schipperijn, Jasper; Schofield, Grant.

I: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Bind 12, Nr. 18, 15.02.2015, s. 1-11.

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