Public open space characteristics influencing adolescents' use and physical activity: A systematic literature review of qualitative and quantitative studies.

@article{Hecke2018PublicOS,
  title={Public open space characteristics influencing adolescents' use and physical activity: A systematic literature review of qualitative and quantitative studies.},
  author={Linde Van Hecke and Ariane Ghekiere and Jenny Veitch and Delfien van Dyck and Jelle Van Cauwenberg and Peter Clarys and Benedicte Deforche},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2018},
  volume={51},
  pages={
          158-173
        }
}
The objective of this systematic review was to provide insight into the specific characteristics of public open spaces (POS) associated with adolescents' POS visitation and physical activity (PA). Qualitative research suggests many characteristics to be associated with POS visitation and PA. Quantitative evidence confirmed a positive association between presence of trails, playgrounds and specific types of sports fields (e.g. basketball) with POS visitation and PA, whereas safety and aesthetics… CONTINUE READING
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