Are Neighborhood Environmental Attributes More Important for Older Than for Younger Adults' Walking? Testing Effect Modification by Age

Rachel Cole, MohammadJavad Koohsari, Alison Carver, Neville Owen, Takemi Sugiyama

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Older adults are often considered more vulnerable to environmental factors than are younger adults. We examined whether the associations of objectively measured environmental attributes (Walk Score; street connectivity) with walking for transport differed between younger- (25-44 years), middle- (45-64 years), and older-aged (65-84 years) adults, using a large Australian sample of 14,656 people. Walk Score and street connectivity were similarly associated with walking (any; 30+ min/day) in all age groups. Contrary to commonly held views, the study did not find any evidence suggesting that older adults may be more sensitive to their environment to get out and walk than are younger adults, at least for the environmental attributes examined in this study. Further research is needed to investigate if there are particular environmental factors that hinder older adults from being active.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)354-359
ページ数6
ジャーナルJournal of aging and physical activity
27
発行部数3
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出版物ステータスPublished - 2019 6 1

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  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Are Neighborhood Environmental Attributes More Important for Older Than for Younger Adults' Walking? Testing Effect Modification by Age. / Cole, Rachel; Koohsari, MohammadJavad; Carver, Alison; Owen, Neville; Sugiyama, Takemi.

:: Journal of aging and physical activity, 巻 27, 番号 3, 01.06.2019, p. 354-359.

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