Green spaces and General Health: Roles of mental health status, social support, and physical activity.

@article{Dadvand2016GreenSA,
  title={Green spaces and General Health: Roles of mental health status, social support, and physical activity.},
  author={Payam Dadvand and Xavier Bartoll and Xavier Basaga{\~n}a and Albert Dalmau-Bueno and David Martinez and Albert Ambros and Marta Cirach and Margarita Triguero-Mas and Mireia Gascon and Carme Borrell and Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2016},
  volume={91},
  pages={
          161-7
        }
}
Green spaces are associated with improved health, but little is known about mechanisms underlying such association. We aimed to assess the association between greenness exposure and subjective general health (SGH) and to evaluate mental health status, social support, and physical activity as mediators of this association. This cross-sectional study was based on a population-based sample of 3461 adults residing in Barcelona, Spain (2011). We characterized outcome and mediators using the Health… CONTINUE READING
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