Built environment interventions for increasing physical activity in adults and children

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  • Intervention

Authors

  • Mark A Tully,

    Corresponding author
    1. Queen's University Belfast, Room 02020, Institute of Clinical Science B, Royal Victoria Hospital, UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (Northern Ireland), Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    • Mark A Tully, UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (Northern Ireland), Queen's University Belfast, Room 02020, Institute of Clinical Science B, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6BJ, UK. m.tully@qub.ac.uk.

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  • Frank Kee,

    1. Queen's University Belfast, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
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  • Charles Foster,

    1. University of Oxford, BHF Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, Oxford, UK
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  • Chris R Cardwell,

    1. Queen's University Belfast, Centre for Public Health, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
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  • Alison L Weightman,

    1. Information Services, Cardiff University, Support Unit for Research Evidence (SURE), Cardiff, Wales, UK
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  • Margaret E Cupples

    1. Queen's University, Belfast, General Practice & Primary Care, Centre for Public Health Research, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Primary objective

  1. Assess the effects of interventions targeting increased use of the built environment for overall PA in both adults and children.

Secondary objectives

  1. Compare the effects of interventions encouraging the use of existing built environments with interventions that, with or without involving informational approaches, involve building or regenerating environments.

  2. Describe other health benefits (e.g. mental health, risk factors for cardiovascular and other diseases) where outcomes are available.

  3. Explore whether the effects of interventions differ between adults and children and between advantaged and disadvantaged populations.

  4. Identify gaps in the evidence and highlight future research needs in the area.

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