Testing the reliability and effectiveness of a new tool for assessing urban blue spaces: The BlueHealth environmental assessment tool (BEAT).

  title={Testing the reliability and effectiveness of a new tool for assessing urban blue spaces: The BlueHealth environmental assessment tool (BEAT).},
  author={Himansu S Mishra and S. Bell and James Grellier and Mathew P. White},
  journal={Health \& place},
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Development of a Direct Observation Instrument to Measure Environmental Characteristics of Parks for Physical Activity.

Evaluating the reliability and validity of a direct observation instrument to assess park characteristics that may be related to physical activity found that items that are time-sensitive and asking for subjective responses may require more supervised practice.

Comparative Analysis of Five Observational Audit Tools to Assess the Physical Environment of Parks for Physical Activity, 2016

5 observational audit tools used to assess the physical environment of parks and their potential to promote physical activity are reviewed, and BRAT-DO is the only tool with published validity.

Reliability of 2 Instruments for Auditing the Environment for Physical Activity

Purpose: To understand the relationships between street-scale environments and rates of physical activity, it is crucial to develop reliable methods of measurement. Community audits are commonly used

Measuring Physical Environments of Parks and Playgrounds: EAPRS Instrument Development and Inter-Rater Reliability.

The EAPRS instrument provides comprehensive assessment of parks' and playgrounds' physical environment, with generally high reliability, particularly presence/number items.

Reliability and Validity of Two Instruments Designed to Assess the Walking and Bicycling Suitability of Sidewalks and Roads

Although some variables have lower reliability and validity than is ideal, the walking and bicycling suitability assessment instruments appear promising as instruments for community members and professionals to systematically assess key aspects of the physical environment.

Development and Reliability and Validity Testing of an Audit Tool for Trail/Path Characteristics: The Path Environment Audit Tool (PEAT).

PEAT has acceptable reliability for most of its primary items and appears ready for use by researchers and practitioners.

BlueHealth: a study programme protocol for mapping and quantifying the potential benefits to public health and well-being from Europe’s blue spaces

The BlueHealth project aims to understand the relationships between exposure to blue space and health and well-being, to map and quantify the public health impacts of changes to both natural blue spaces and associated urban infrastructure in Europe, and to provide evidence-based information to policymakers on how to maximise health benefits associated with interventions in and around aquatic environments.