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Advancing science and policy through a coordinated international study of physical activity and built environments: IPEN adult methods

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Background: National and international strategies to increase physical activity emphasize environmental and policy changes that can have widespread and long-lasting impact. Evidence from multiple countries using comparable methods is required to strengthen the evidence base for such initiatives. Because some environment and policy changes could have generalizable effects and others may depend on each country's context, only international studies using comparable methods can identify the relevant differences. Methods: Currently 12 countries are participating in the International Physical Activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) study. The IPEN Adult study design involves recruiting adult participants from neighborhoods with wide variations in environmental walkability attributes and socioeconomic status (SES). Results: Eleven of twelve countries are providing accelerometer data and 11 are providing GIS data. Current projections indicate that 14,119 participants will provide survey data on built environments and physical activity and 7145 are likely to provide objective data on both the independent and dependent variables. Though studies are highly comparable, some adaptations are required based on the local context. Conclusions: This study was designed to inform evidencebased international and country-specific physical activity policies and interventions to help prevent obesity and other chronic diseases that are high in developed countries and growing rapidly in developing countries.
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HEALTH OUTCOMES, UNITED-STATES, ACTIVITY BEHAVIOR, WALKABILITY SCALE, AUSTRALIAN ADULTS, ECOLOGICAL APPROACH, ACTIGRAPH ACCELEROMETERS, BELGIAN ADULTS, ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE, urban, PERCEIVED NEIGHBORHOOD ENVIRONMENT, global, pooled analyses, walking, walkability

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Kerr, Jacqueline, James F Sallis, Neville Owen, et al. “Advancing Science and Policy Through a Coordinated International Study of Physical Activity and Built Environments: IPEN Adult Methods.” JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH 10.4 (2013): 581–601. Print.
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Kerr, J., Sallis, J. F., Owen, N., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Cerin, E., Sugiyama, T., Reis, R., et al. (2013). Advancing science and policy through a coordinated international study of physical activity and built environments: IPEN adult methods. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH, 10(4), 581–601.
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Kerr, Jacqueline, James F Sallis, Neville Owen, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Ester Cerin, Takemi Sugiyama, Rodrigo Reis, et al. 2013. “Advancing Science and Policy Through a Coordinated International Study of Physical Activity and Built Environments: IPEN Adult Methods.” Journal of Physical Activity & Health 10 (4): 581–601.
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Kerr, Jacqueline, James F Sallis, Neville Owen, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Ester Cerin, Takemi Sugiyama, Rodrigo Reis, Olga Sarmiento, Karel Frömel, Josef Mitáš, Jens Troelsen, Lars Breum Christiansen, Duncan Macfarlane, Deborah Salvo, Grant Schofield, Hannah Badland, Francisco Guillen-Grima, Ines Aguinaga-Ontoso, Rachel Davey, Adrian Bauman, Brian Saelens, Chris Riddoch, Barbara Ainsworth, Michael Pratt, Tom Schmidt, Lawrence Frank, Marc Adams, Terry Conway, Kelli Cain, Delfien Van Dyck, and Nicole Bracy. 2013. “Advancing Science and Policy Through a Coordinated International Study of Physical Activity and Built Environments: IPEN Adult Methods.” Journal of Physical Activity & Health 10 (4): 581–601.
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Kerr J, Sallis JF, Owen N, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Cerin E, Sugiyama T, et al. Advancing science and policy through a coordinated international study of physical activity and built environments: IPEN adult methods. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH. 2013;10(4):581–601.
IEEE
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J. Kerr et al., “Advancing science and policy through a coordinated international study of physical activity and built environments: IPEN adult methods,” JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 581–601, 2013.
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  abstract     = {Background: National and international strategies to increase physical activity emphasize environmental and policy changes that can have widespread and long-lasting impact. Evidence from multiple countries using comparable methods is required to strengthen the evidence base for such initiatives. Because some environment and policy changes could have generalizable effects and others may depend on each country's context, only international studies using comparable methods can identify the relevant differences. 
Methods: Currently 12 countries are participating in the International Physical Activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) study. The IPEN Adult study design involves recruiting adult participants from neighborhoods with wide variations in environmental walkability attributes and socioeconomic status (SES). 
Results: Eleven of twelve countries are providing accelerometer data and 11 are providing GIS data. Current projections indicate that 14,119 participants will provide survey data on built environments and physical activity and 7145 are likely to provide objective data on both the independent and dependent variables. Though studies are highly comparable, some adaptations are required based on the local context. 
Conclusions: This study was designed to inform evidencebased international and country-specific physical activity policies and interventions to help prevent obesity and other chronic diseases that are high in developed countries and growing rapidly in developing countries.},
  author       = {Kerr, Jacqueline and Sallis, James F and Owen, Neville and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Cerin, Ester and Sugiyama, Takemi and Reis, Rodrigo and Sarmiento, Olga and Frömel, Karel and Mitáš, Josef and Troelsen, Jens and Christiansen, Lars Breum and Macfarlane, Duncan and Salvo, Deborah and Schofield, Grant and Badland, Hannah and Guillen-Grima, Francisco and Aguinaga-Ontoso, Ines and Davey, Rachel and Bauman, Adrian and Saelens, Brian and Riddoch, Chris and Ainsworth, Barbara and Pratt, Michael and Schmidt, Tom and Frank, Lawrence and Adams, Marc and Conway, Terry and Cain, Kelli and Van Dyck, Delfien and Bracy, Nicole},
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  journal      = {JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH},
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  title        = {Advancing science and policy through a coordinated international study of physical activity and built environments: IPEN adult methods},
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