Billie Giles-Corti

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Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The co-benefits for health of investing in active transportation
    Billie Giles-Corti
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia
    N S W Public Health Bull 21:122-7. 2010
  2. pmc How many steps/day are enough? For adults
    Catrine Tudor-Locke
    Walking Behavior Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:79. 2011
  3. pmc A cross-sectional study of the individual, social, and built environmental correlates of pedometer-based physical activity among elementary school children
    Gavin R McCormack
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:30. 2011
  4. pmc Tracking of pedometer-determined physical activity in adults who relocate: results from RESIDE
    Catrine Tudor-Locke
    Walking Behavior Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:39. 2008
  5. pmc Neighbourhood physical activity environments and adiposity in children and mothers: a three-year longitudinal study
    Anna Timperio
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC 3125, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:18. 2010
  6. pmc HABITAT: A longitudinal multilevel study of physical activity change in mid-aged adults
    Nicola W Burton
    The University of Queensland School of Human Movement Studies, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:76. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Can the impact on health of a government policy designed to create more liveable neighbourhoods be evaluated? An overview of the RESIDential Environment Project
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia
    N S W Public Health Bull 18:238-42. 2007
  8. doi request reprint School site and the potential to walk to school: the impact of street connectivity and traffic exposure in school neighborhoods
    Billie Giles-Corti
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, M707, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Health Place 17:545-50. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint People or places: what should be the target?
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6008, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 9:357-66. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Encouraging walking for transport and physical activity in children and adolescents: how important is the built environment?
    Billie Giles-Corti
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Sports Med 39:995-1009. 2009

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Publications85

  1. doi request reprint The co-benefits for health of investing in active transportation
    Billie Giles-Corti
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia
    N S W Public Health Bull 21:122-7. 2010
    ..More co-benefit and economic analyses research is required to inform 'joined-up' policy solutions...
  2. pmc How many steps/day are enough? For adults
    Catrine Tudor-Locke
    Walking Behavior Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:79. 2011
    ....
  3. pmc A cross-sectional study of the individual, social, and built environmental correlates of pedometer-based physical activity among elementary school children
    Gavin R McCormack
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:30. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify correlates of pedometer-based cut-points among elementary school-aged children...
  4. pmc Tracking of pedometer-determined physical activity in adults who relocate: results from RESIDE
    Catrine Tudor-Locke
    Walking Behavior Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:39. 2008
    ..Specifically, data were derived from the RESIDential Environment Project (RESIDE), a natural experiment of people moving into new housing developments...
  5. pmc Neighbourhood physical activity environments and adiposity in children and mothers: a three-year longitudinal study
    Anna Timperio
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC 3125, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:18. 2010
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  6. pmc HABITAT: A longitudinal multilevel study of physical activity change in mid-aged adults
    Nicola W Burton
    The University of Queensland School of Human Movement Studies, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:76. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Can the impact on health of a government policy designed to create more liveable neighbourhoods be evaluated? An overview of the RESIDential Environment Project
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia
    N S W Public Health Bull 18:238-42. 2007
    ..This paper describes the RESIDential Environment Project's study design and discusses how various methodological challenges were overcome...
  8. doi request reprint School site and the potential to walk to school: the impact of street connectivity and traffic exposure in school neighborhoods
    Billie Giles-Corti
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, M707, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Health Place 17:545-50. 2011
    ..This highlights the importance of carefully considering school siting and, particularly, street design in school neighborhoods...
  9. ncbi request reprint People or places: what should be the target?
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6008, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 9:357-66. 2006
    ..However, to improve policies and infrastructure in places the commitment of sectors outside of health is critical...
  10. doi request reprint Encouraging walking for transport and physical activity in children and adolescents: how important is the built environment?
    Billie Giles-Corti
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Sports Med 39:995-1009. 2009
    ..There remains a need for more age- and sex-specific research using behaviour- and context-specific measures, with a view to building a more consistent evidence base to inform future environmental interventions...
  11. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the implementation of a state government community design policy aimed at increasing local walking: design issues and baseline results from RESIDE, Perth Western Australia
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, UWA, Crawley, Western Australia
    Prev Med 46:46-54. 2008
    ..To describe the design and baseline results of an evaluation of the Western Australian government's pedestrian-friendly subdivision design code (Liveable Neighborhood (LN) Guidelines)...
  12. doi request reprint Creating active environments across the life course: "thinking outside the square"
    B Giles-Corti
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health M707, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009, Western Australia
    Br J Sports Med 43:109-13. 2009
    ..In this way, a more comprehensive set of research, practice and programme-related activities may emerge, which will advance physical activity research and practice, and improve population health across the life course...
  13. ncbi request reprint Driving down daily step counts: the impact of being driven to school on physical activity and sedentary behavior
    Georgina Trapp
    University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 25:337-46. 2013
    ..Encouraging children, especially girls, to walk to and from school (even for part of the way for those living further distances) could protect the health and well-being of those children who are insufficiently active. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Physical, policy, and sociocultural characteristics of the primary school environment are positively associated with children's physical activity during class time
    Karen Martin
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 11:553-63. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to develop a multidomain model to identify key characteristics of the primary school environment associated with children's physical activity (PA) during class-time...
  15. doi request reprint Increasing children's physical activity: individual, social, and environmental factors associated with walking to and from school
    Georgina S A Trapp
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Health Educ Behav 39:172-82. 2012
    ..This study used a multilevel ecological framework to investigate individual, social, and environmental factors associated with walking to and from school among elementary school-aged children, stratified by gender...
  16. ncbi request reprint Development of a reliable measure of walking within and outside the local neighborhood: RESIDE's Neighborhood Physical Activity Questionnaire
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western 6009, Australia
    Prev Med 42:455-9. 2006
    ..The RESIDential Environment project (RESIDE) is a longitudinal study evaluating the impact of a new residential design code on walking...
  17. ncbi request reprint Developing a framework for assessment of the environmental determinants of walking and cycling
    Terri Pikora
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, WA 6009, Crawley, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 56:1693-703. 2003
    ..Identifying the environmental factors that influence walking and cycling will allow the inclusion of a public health perspective as well as those of urban planning and transport in the design of built environments...
  18. pmc A new urban planning code's impact on walking: the residential environments project
    Hayley Christian
    Centre for Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Am J Public Health 103:1219-28. 2013
    ..We examined whether people moving into a housing development designed according to a state government livable neighborhoods subdivision code engage in more walking than do people who move to other types of developments...
  19. pmc On your bike! a cross-sectional study of the individual, social and environmental correlates of cycling to school
    Georgina Sa Trapp
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth 6009, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:123. 2011
    ..This study examined individual, social and environmental factors associated with cycling to school among elementary school-aged children, stratified by gender...
  20. ncbi request reprint The anatomy of the safe and social suburb: an exploratory study of the built environment, social capital and residents' perceptions of safety
    Lisa Wood
    School of Population Health, UWA, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Health Place 14:15-31. 2008
    ..A high level of neighbourhood upkeep was associated with both higher social capital and feelings of safety...
  21. doi request reprint School and individual-level characteristics are associated with children's moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity during school recess
    Karen Martin
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 36:469-77. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to identify school environmental characteristics associated with moderate to vigorous physical activity during school recess, including morning and lunch breaks...
  22. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status differences in recreational physical activity levels and real and perceived access to a supportive physical environment
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Prev Med 35:601-11. 2002
    ..Spatial access to recreational facilities and perceptions of the neighborhood environment and physical activity levels were examined by the socioeconomic status of area of residence (SES)...
  23. doi request reprint The influence of the built environment, social environment and health behaviors on body mass index. results from RESIDE
    Hayley Christian
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Prev Med 53:57-60. 2011
    ..To examine the individual, behavioral, social and built environment correlates of body mass index (BMI) in an Australian adult population...
  24. doi request reprint Planning safer suburbs: do changes in the built environment influence residents' perceptions of crime risk?
    Sarah Foster
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 97:87-94. 2013
    ..g., minimising incivilities, improved lighting and aesthetics)...
  25. pmc The association between neighborhood greenness and weight status: an observational study in Perth Western Australia
    Gavin Pereira
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, M707, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Environ Health 12:49. 2013
    ..This research was an investigation of weight status and neighborhood greenness using objectively measured satellite remote sensing for a large population representative sample...
  26. doi request reprint How far do children travel from their homes? Exploring children's activity spaces in their neighborhood
    Karen Villanueva
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Health Place 18:263-73. 2012
    ..28) ones. Traditionally defined neighborhoods may not reflect children's movements. Freedom, fewer local destinations and traffic safety may be important for increasing spatial ranges...
  27. ncbi request reprint Dog ownership, health and physical activity: a critical review of the literature
    Hayley Cutt
    The RESIDE Project, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
    Health Place 13:261-72. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Developing a reliable audit instrument to measure the physical environment for physical activity
    Terri J Pikora
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 23:187-94. 2002
    ..We describe the development of a comprehensive instrument to measure the physical environmental factors that may influence walking and cycling in local neighborhoods and report on its reliability...
  29. pmc Relative influences of individual, social environmental, and physical environmental correlates of walking
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009
    Am J Public Health 93:1583-9. 2003
    ..This study sought to examine individual, social environmental, and physical environmental correlates of walking...
  30. ncbi request reprint The relative influence of individual, social and physical environment determinants of physical activity
    Billie Giles-Corti
    Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Albany, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 54:1793-812. 2002
    ..Given the popularity of walking in the community, it is recommended that greater emphasis be placed on creating streetscapes that enhance walking for recreation and transport...
  31. doi request reprint The built environment, neighborhood crime and constrained physical activity: an exploration of inconsistent findings
    Sarah Foster
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Prev Med 47:241-51. 2008
    ..This paper reviews the quantitative evidence to date, seeking to explain the inconsistencies, and offers recommendations for future research...
  32. doi request reprint Effects of Find Thirty every day(R): cross-sectional findings from a Western Australian population-wide mass media campaign, 2008-2010
    Justine E Leavy
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Health Educ Behav 40:480-92. 2013
    ..It's Not a Big Exercise was launched. In 2007, a new iteration of the campaign was proposed with new objectives, executions, and tag line Find Thirty every day(®)...
  33. pmc Access to commercial destinations within the neighbourhood and walking among Australian older adults
    Andrea Nathan
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:133. 2012
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Achieving 10,000 steps: a comparison of public transport users and drivers in a university setting
    Karen Villanueva
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Prev Med 47:338-41. 2008
    ..To compare pedometer steps of university students who used public transport and private motor vehicles to travel to and or from The University of Western Australia (UWA)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Environmental and lifestyle factors associated with overweight and obesity in Perth, Australia
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Western Australia
    Am J Health Promot 18:93-102. 2003
    ..To examine associations between environmental and lifestyle factors and overweight or obesity...
  36. doi request reprint Sense of community and its relationship with walking and neighborhood design
    Lisa Wood
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 10 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009, Perth, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 70:1381-90. 2010
    ..g., providing street frontage, rather than flat surface parking. This finding has policy implications and warrants further investigation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Measurement error in studies of the built environment: validating commercial data as objective measures of neighborhood destinations
    Paula Louise Hooper
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 10:792-804. 2013
    ..However, the suitability and accuracy of these data for public health research purposes has been generally unexplored...
  38. doi request reprint Quality or quantity? Exploring the relationship between Public Open Space attributes and mental health in Perth, Western Australia
    Jacinta Francis
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, M707, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 74:1570-7. 2012
    ..From a mental health perspective, POS quality within a neighbourhood appears to be more important than POS quantity. This finding has policy implications and warrants further investigation...
  39. ncbi request reprint Physical activity behavior of dog owners: development and reliability of the Dogs and Physical Activity (DAPA) tool
    Hayley E Cutt
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 5:S73-89. 2008
    ..This study aimed to develop a reliable instrument, the Dogs and Physical Activity (DAPA) tool, for measuring important attributes and scales relating to the dog-walking behavior of dog owners...
  40. ncbi request reprint Planning and implementing a community-based public health advocacy campaign: a transport case study from Australia
    Murray Gomm
    Department of Health, The University of Western Australia, Australia
    Health Promot Int 21:284-92. 2006
    ..The case study demonstrates the value of a well-planned campaign and including public health advocacy in public health practice, as an important strategy to facilitate the creation of healthy environments through healthy public policy...
  41. doi request reprint Measurement of children's physical activity using a pedometer with a built-in memory
    Georgina S A Trapp
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 16:222-6. 2013
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint The relationship between destination proximity, destination mix and physical activity behaviors
    Gavin R McCormack
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia, 6009, Australia
    Prev Med 46:33-40. 2008
    ..This study examined the association between the proximity and mix of neighbourhood destinations and physical activity...
  43. ncbi request reprint Barriers and motivators for owners walking their dog: results from qualitative research
    Hayley E Cutt
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley
    Health Promot J Austr 19:118-24. 2008
    ..This qualitative research explored the relationship between dog ownership and dog-related, social environmental and physical environmental factors associated with walking with a dog...
  44. pmc How important is the land use mix measure in understanding walking behaviour? Results from the RESIDE study
    Hayley E Christian
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:55. 2011
    ..This study examined different entropy based computations of land use mix (LUM) used in the development of walkability indices (WIs) and their association with walking behaviour...
  45. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood environmental factors correlated with walking near home: Using SPACES
    Terri J Pikora
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:708-14. 2006
    ..We examined correlations between physical environmental factors and self-reported walking for recreation and transport near home...
  46. ncbi request reprint Understanding physical activity environmental correlates: increased specificity for ecological models
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Exerc Sport Sci Rev 33:175-81. 2005
    ..This selective review examines whether the predictive capacity of these models could be improved if behavior-specific measures of the environment were used to predict context-specific behaviors...
  47. ncbi request reprint Effect of a school-based sun-protection intervention on the development of melanocytic nevi in children
    Elizabeth Milne
    Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 155:739-45. 2002
    ....
  48. doi request reprint "I'm Just a'-Walking the Dog" correlates of regular dog walking
    Hayley Christian nee Cutt
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Fam Community Health 33:44-52. 2010
    ..The higher level of physical activity of regular dog walkers can be attributed to the additional walking these owners perform with their dogs...
  49. ncbi request reprint Encouraging physical activity through dog walking: why don't some owners walk with their dog?
    Hayley Cutt
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia
    Prev Med 46:120-6. 2008
    ..To identify factors associated with owners not walking with their dog...
  50. doi request reprint Neighbourhood design and fear of crime: a social-ecological examination of the correlates of residents' fear in new suburban housing developments
    Sarah Foster
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
    Health Place 16:1156-65. 2010
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint The impact of neighborhood walkability on walking: does it differ across adult life stage and does neighborhood buffer size matter?
    Karen Villanueva
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia Electronic address
    Health Place 25:43-6. 2014
    ..We conclude that neighborhood walkability supports more walking regardless of adult life stage and is relevant for small (e.g., 200m) and larger (e.g., 1600m) neighborhood buffers. ..
  52. ncbi request reprint Correlates of using neighborhood recreational destinations in physically active respondents
    Gavin R McCormack
    School of Populaton Health, The Universityof Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia
    J Phys Act Health 4:39-53. 2007
    ..This study examines the relationships between the availability and use of recreational destinations and physical activity...
  53. ncbi request reprint Selling new neighborhoods as good for walking: issues for measuring self-selection
    Andrea Nathan
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 10:5-9. 2013
    ..We assessed how walking opportunities are promoted to potential buyers, by examining walkability attributes in marketing materials for housing developments...
  54. pmc The association between neighborhood greenness and cardiovascular disease: an observational study
    Gavin Pereira
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:466. 2012
    ..We investigated the effect of neighborhood greenness on both self-reported and hospital admissions of coronary heart disease or stroke, accounting for ambient air quality, socio-demographic, behavioral and biological factors...
  55. ncbi request reprint Increasing walking: how important is distance to, attractiveness, and size of public open space?
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 28:169-76. 2005
    ..Well-designed public open space (POS) that encourages physical activity is a community asset that could potentially contribute to the health of local residents...
  56. ncbi request reprint The test-retest reliability of habitual incidental physical activity
    Gavin McCormack
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:428-33. 2003
    ..To determine the test-retest reliability of items measuring habitual incidental physical activity, incidental physical activity behaviour and sedentary behaviours...
  57. pmc People living in hilly residential areas in metropolitan Perth have less diabetes: spurious association or important environmental determinant?
    Karen Villanueva
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Int J Health Geogr 12:59. 2013
    ..We explored whether living in 'hilly' neighbourhoods was associated with diabetes prevalence among the Australian adult population...
  58. doi request reprint Physical activity for recreation or exercise on neighbourhood streets: associations with perceived environmental attributes
    Takemi Sugiyama
    Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, Level 3, Public Health Building, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
    Health Place 15:1058-63. 2009
    ..Enhancing these environmental attributes and perceptions about them may be effective in promoting residents' physical activity...
  59. doi request reprint The built environment and depression in later life: the health in men study
    Dick Saarloos
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:461-70. 2011
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint The pet connection: pets as a conduit for social capital?
    Lisa Wood
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 61:1159-73. 2005
    ..Social capital is another potential mechanism by which pets exert an influence on human health...
  61. doi request reprint The impact of parents' fear of strangers and perceptions of informal social control on children's independent mobility
    Sarah Foster
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia Electronic address
    Health Place 26:60-8. 2014
    ..Initiatives that target parental fears combined with interventions that normalise children's walking may help increase independent mobility. ..
  62. ncbi request reprint Do changes in residents' fear of crime impact their walking? Longitudinal results from RESIDE
    Sarah Foster
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia Electronic address
    Prev Med 62:161-6. 2014
    ..To examine the influence of fear of crime on walking for participants in a longitudinal study of residents in new suburbs...
  63. ncbi request reprint The impact of the kidskin sun protection intervention on summer suntan and reported sun exposure: was it sustained?
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth 6872, Western Australia
    Prev Med 42:14-20. 2006
    ..Kidskin' was a non-randomized, school-based sun protection intervention trial in Perth, Western Australia (1995-1999). Its aim was to determine the extent to which such a program could reduce children's sun exposure...
  64. pmc Understanding dog owners' increased levels of physical activity: results from RESIDE
    Hayley Cutt
    The RESIDE Project, School of Population Health M707, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Am J Public Health 98:66-9. 2008
    ..05). Dog ownership was independently associated with physical activity and walking. Actively encouraging more dog walking may increase community physical activity levels...
  65. pmc Time spent outdoors at midday and children's body mass index
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth
    Am J Public Health 97:306-10. 2007
    ..We investigated whether the Kidskin sun protection intervention increased children's body mass index by reducing the time spent outdoors at midday...
  66. ncbi request reprint Reduced sun exposure and tanning in children after 2 years of a school-based intervention (Australia)
    E Milne
    Department of Public Health, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 12:387-93. 2001
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Creating SunSmart schools
    B Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia 6009
    Health Educ Res 19:98-109. 2004
    ..In this study, disseminating policy guidelines to schools using a mail-only strategy was ineffective, even when combined with an awards program. More information on 'champions' who bring about change in schools is required...
  68. ncbi request reprint Improved sun protection behaviour in children after two years of the Kidskin intervention
    E Milne
    Department of Public Health, University of Western Australia, Nedlands
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:481-7. 2000
    ..To evaluate a school-based intervention in terms of reducing children's sun exposure and improving their use of sun protection measures...
  69. ncbi request reprint Measurement error in studies of the built environment: validating commercial data as objective measures of neighborhood destinations
    Paula Louise Hooper
    Centre for the Built Environment and Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 10:792-804. 2012
    ..Conclusions: The choice of database and extraction time and methods, have important implications in the quantification of neighborhood destination mix and robustness of associations with public health behaviors. ..
  70. ncbi request reprint Demographic and individual correlates of achieving 10,000 steps/day: use of pedometers in a population-based study
    Gavin McCormack
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 17:43-7. 2006
    ..This paper examines demographic and individual factors associated with adults achieving 10,000 steps/day...
  71. doi request reprint Exploring socioecological correlates of active living in retirement village residents
    Andrea Nathan
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
    J Aging Phys Act 22:1-15. 2014
    ..Further understanding and consideration into retirement village designs that promote both walking and social participation are needed. ..
  72. doi request reprint Exploring socioecological correlates of active living in retirement village residents
    Andrea Nathan
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
    J Aging Phys Act 22:1-15. 2014
    ..Further understanding and consideration into retirement village designs that promote both walking and social participation are needed. ..
  73. ncbi request reprint Selling new neighborhoods as good for walking: issues for measuring self-selection
    Andrea Nathan
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    J Phys Act Health 10:5-9. 2013
    ..We assessed how walking opportunities are promoted to potential buyers, by examining walkability attributes in marketing materials for housing developments...
  74. doi request reprint Destination and route attributes associated with adults' walking: a review
    Takemi Sugiyama
    Behavioural Epidemiology Laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:1275-86. 2012
    ..To this end, evidence relevant to the urban planning and transport sectors is required. This review synthesized findings on destination and route attributes associated with utilitarian and recreational walking...
  75. doi request reprint Taking up cycling after residential relocation: built environment factors
    Marielle A Beenackers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Prev Med 42:610-5. 2012
    ..To successfully stimulate cycling, it is necessary to understand the factors that facilitate or inhibit cycling. Little is known about how changes in the neighborhood environment are related to changes in cycling behavior...
  76. pmc Does getting a dog increase recreational walking?
    Hayley E Cutt
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:17. 2008
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  77. pmc Personal, social and environmental determinants of educational inequalities in walking: a multilevel study
    Kylie Ball
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC 3125, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:108-14. 2007
    ..To investigate the contribution of personal, social and environmental factors to mediating socioeconomic (educational) inequalities in women's leisure-time walking and walking for transport...
  78. ncbi request reprint Measuring physical activity in public open space--an electronic device versus direct observation
    Andrew J Milat
    Western Sydney Area Health Service, New South Wales, Parramatta
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:50-1. 2002
    ..To evaluate the practicality and validity of using infra-red beam counters (IRBCs) to measure walking path use and overall park use...
  79. ncbi request reprint Do features of public open spaces vary according to neighbourhood socio-economic status?
    David Crawford
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
    Health Place 14:889-93. 2008
    ..This study suggests that POS in high socioeconomic neighbourhoods possess more features that are likely to promote physical activity amongst children...
  80. ncbi request reprint Emerging measurement and statistical methods in physical activity research
    Louise C Masse
    Health Promotion Research Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7335, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:44-55. 2002
    ..The article presents a brief overview of these methods and discusses potential advantages and limitations of using them...
  81. ncbi request reprint How can socio-economic differences in physical activity among women be explained? A qualitative study
    Kylie Ball
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Vic, Australia
    Women Health 43:93-113. 2006
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  82. ncbi request reprint Personal, family, social, and environmental correlates of active commuting to school
    Anna Timperio
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, and The Children s Hospital at Westmead, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 30:45-51. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine personal, family, social, and environmental correlates of active commuting to school among children...
  83. ncbi request reprint Accessibility and connectivity in physical activity studies: the impact of missing pedestrian data
    Gary K W Chin
    City of Cockburn, Cockburn, WA, Australia
    Prev Med 46:41-5. 2008
    ..This study, conducted in 2004, examines the difference in walkability analyses when street networks versus pedestrian networks are used for four metropolitan suburbs in Perth, Western Australia...
  84. ncbi request reprint The effect of a school-based sun protection intervention on the development of melanocytic nevi in children: 6-year follow-up
    Dallas R English
    Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Melbourne, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:977-80. 2005
    ..Overall, there was weak evidence that the Kidskin intervention reduced the number of new nevi over a 6-year period, but there was stronger evidence of an effect on the trunk in boys...
  85. pmc Encouraging children and adolescents to be more active
    Billie Giles-Corti
    BMJ 335:677-8. 2007