Ogilvie, David and Bull, Fiona and Powell, Jane and Cooper, Ashley R and Brand, Christian and Mutrie, Nanette and Preston, John and Rutter, Harry and , iConnect Consortium (2011) An applied ecological framework for evaluating infrastructure to promote walking and cycling : the iConnect study. American Journal of Public Health, 101 (3). pp. 473-481.Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Improving infrastructure for walking and cycling is increasingly recommended as a means to promote physical activity, prevent obesity, and reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions. However, limited evidence from intervention studies exists to support this approach. Drawing on classic epidemiological methods, psychological and ecological models of behavior change, and the principles of realistic evaluation, we have developed an applied ecological framework by which current theories about the behavioral effects of environmental change may be tested in heterogeneous and complex intervention settings. Our framework guides study design and analysis by specifying the most important data to be collected and relations to be tested to confirm or refute specific hypotheses and thereby refine the underlying theories.
|Keywords:||bicycling, city planning, environment design, Great Britain, health behavior, health promotion, humans, theoretical models, residence characteristics, social environment, transportation, walking, Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition , Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health|
|Subjects:||Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||10 Nov 2011 14:45|
|Last modified:||21 Oct 2016 02:30|