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DOI:10.1016/j.amepre.2004.10.024
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Author(s):Bedimo-Rung, Ariane L.; Mowen, Andrew J.; Cohen, Deborah A.
Author Affiliation:Bedimo-Rung: Ph.D. and Epidemiology Program, School of Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; Mowen: Ph.D. and Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania; Cohen: MD and RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California
Title:The significance of parks to physical activity and public health: A conceptual model
Source:American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 28, No. S2, February 2005, p. 159-168.
# of Pages:10
Publishing Information:New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Related Web URL:http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(04)00304-6/abstract
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Health benefits; Human response to environmental features; Turf values; Parks and recreation industry
Abstract/Contents:"Park-based physical activity is a promising means to satisfy current physical activity requirements. However, there is little research concerning what park environmental and policy characteristics might enhance physical activity levels. This study proposes a conceptual model to guide thinking and suggest hypotheses. This framework describes the relationships between park benefits, park use, and physical activity, and the antecedents/correlates of park use. In this classification scheme, the discussion focuses on park environmental characteristics that could be related to physical activity, including park features, condition, access, aesthetics, safety, and policies. Data for these categories should be collected within specific geographic areas in or around the park, including activity areas, supporting areas, the overall park, and the surrounding neighborhood. Future research should focus on how to operationalize specific measures and methodologies for collecting data, as well as measuring associations between individual physical activity levels and specific park characteristics. Collaboration among many disciplines is needed."
Language:English
References:99
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Bedimo-Rung, A. L., A. J. Mowen, and D. A. Cohen. 2005. The significance of parks to physical activity and public health: A conceptual model. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 28(S2):p. 159-168.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2004.10.024
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