Nature as a facilitator for physical activity : Defining relationships between the objective and perceived environment and physical activity among community-dwelling older people
Keskinen, K. E., Rantakokko, M., Suomi, K., Rantanen, T., & Portegijs, E. (2018). Nature as a facilitator for physical activity : Defining relationships between the objective and perceived environment and physical activity among community-dwelling older people. Health and Place, 49, 111-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.12.003
Julkaistu sarjassaHealth and Place
OppiaineGerontologia ja kansanterveysLiikunnan yhteiskuntatieteetGerontology and Public HealthSocial Sciences of Sports
© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.
The aim was to study the correspondence between the objective and perceived environment and to assess their associations with physical activity (PA) in older people. 848 community-dwelling older people aged 75–90 were interviewed on their difficulties in walking 500 m, perceiving nature as a facilitator for outdoor mobility, and PA. The presence of water and landscape diversity were objectively assessed inside 500 m and 1000 m circular buffers around participants’ homes. Using logistic regression, participant data were analyzed together with the objectively assessed environmental features. Our results indicate that higher habitat diversity within natural areas correlates with higher PA among older people without walking difficulties and the presence of water correlates with higher PA among those with walking difficulties.
Julkaisuun liittyvä(t) tutkimusaineisto(t)https://doi.org/10.17011/jyx/dataset/77740
Portegijs, Erja; Keskinen, Kirsi (2021). Geographic characteristics, outdoor mobility and physical activity in old age (GEOage). V. 5.5.2021. https://doi.org/10.17011/jyx/dataset/77740. https://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-202109104844
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Rahoittaja(t)Euroopan komissio; Suomen Akatemia; Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö
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Lisätietoja rahoituksestaWe thank the participants for giving freely of their time and effort in supporting our study. This work was financially supported by grants from the Foundation for Municipal Development (K.K.); the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture (E.P. and M.R.); the Academy of Finland [grants nos. 255403 (T.R.) and 285747 (M.R.)]; and the European Research Council [Advanced Grant no. 693045 (T.R)]. The Gerontology Research Center is a joint effort between the University of Jyvaskyla and the University of Tampere. ...
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