Neighborhood park use by children: use of accelerometry and global positioning systems.

@article{Dunton2014NeighborhoodPU,
  title={Neighborhood park use by children: use of accelerometry and global positioning systems.},
  author={Genevieve Fridlund Dunton and Estela Almanza and Michael Jerrett and Jennifer Wolch and Mary Ann Pentz},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={136-42}
}
BACKGROUND Although having a greater number of neighborhood parks may be associated with greater overall physical activity in children, information is lacking about the extent to which children actually use parks for physical activity. PURPOSE This study combined accelerometer, GPS, GIS, and self-report methods to examine neighborhood park availability, perceived proximity, and use for physical activity in children. METHODS Low- to middle-income children (aged 8-14 years) (n=135) from… CONTINUE READING