From walkability to active living potential

Background The purpose of this paper is to establish the reliability and validity of a neighborhood-level measure of active living potential by applying principles of ecometrics. Methods Following a 3-day training session, observers (n =8) were provided with a map of a predetermined walking route constructed through the joining of ten randomly selected street blocks. Then, using an 18-item observation grid, pairs of observers performed ratings of 112 neighborhoods. Resulting observations produced a hierarchically structured data set including 4032 observations nested within observers, which in turn were nested within neighborhoods. Data from the 2001 Canadian census were linked to the neighborhood data.
Author(s):
Gauvin L, Richard L, Craig CL, Spivock M, Riva M, Forster M, Laforest S, Laberge S, Fournel MC, Gagnon H, Gagne S, Potvin L.
Publisher(s):
Elsevier Publishing
Reference #:
Am J Prev Med 2005; 28(2 Suppl 2): 126-33.
Date Published:
2005
Copyright:
Publisher Email: unknown
Region:
Canada Location: unknown
Free tags: