Exploring the role of the built and social neighborhood environment in moderating stress and health.

  title={Exploring the role of the built and social neighborhood environment in moderating stress and health.},
  author={Stephen A. Matthews and Tse-Chuan Yang},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  volume={39 2},
BACKGROUND Health researchers have explored how different aspects of neighborhood characteristics contribute to health and well-being, but current understanding of built environment factors is limited. PURPOSE This study explores whether the association between stress and health varies by residential neighborhood, and if yes, whether built and social neighborhood environment characteristics act as moderators. METHODS This study uses multilevel modeling and variables derived from geospatial… CONTINUE READING

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