- Detecting activity locations from raw GPS data: a novel kernel-based algorithmBenoit Thierry
Montreal University Hospital Research Center CRCHUM, Pavillon Masson 218 3850, St Urbain, Montreal, H2W 1T7, Canada
Int J Health Geogr 12:14. 2013..This paper proposes a method to test the performance of activity place detection algorithms, and compares the performance of a novel kernel-based algorithm with a more traditional time-distance cluster detection method...
- Field validation of secondary data sources: a novel measure of representativity applied to a Canadian food outlet databaseChristelle M Clary
Social and Preventive Medicine Department, UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al, Montreal, Canada
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:77. 2013..Through the field validation of food businesses found in a Canadian database, this paper proposes alternative criteria for validity...
- The potential modal shift and health benefits of implementing a public bicycle share program in Montreal, CanadaDaniel Fuller
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Health Sciences Building, 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5, Canada
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:66. 2013..This study estimated the modal shift associated with the implementation of a public bicycle share program in Montreal, Canada...
- Association between activity space exposure to food establishments and individual risk of overweightYan Kestens
Social and Preventive Medicine Department, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
PLoS ONE 7:e41418. 2012..Unfortunately, mobility data is often missing from health surveys. We hereby test the feasibility of linking travel survey data with food listings to derive food store exposure predictors of overweight among health survey participants...
- Social inequalities in food exposure around schools in an urban areaYan Kestens
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and Central Hospital Research Center, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Am J Prev Med 39:33-40. 2010..Although the positive association between area-level deprivation and fast-food outlets offering high-calorie foods has been well documented, few studies have evaluated food sources around school settings...
- Using experienced activity spaces to measure foodscape exposureYan Kestens
Social and Preventive Medicine, Universite de Montreal, CRCHUM, Montreal Public Health Department, Montreal, Canada
Health Place 16:1094-103. 2010..Furthermore, these activity-space exposure measures once modeled, can be used as predictors of health outcomes. Hence, travel surveys can be used to estimate environmental exposure for health survey participants...
- Modelling the variation of land surface temperature as determinant of risk of heat-related health eventsYan Kestens
Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Int J Health Geogr 10:7. 2011..Here we propose a spatially explicit model to estimate local exposure to temperatures of large populations under various meteorological conditions based on satellite and meteorological data...
- Associations between residential food environment and dietary patterns in urban-dwelling older adults: results from the VoisiNuAge studyGenevieve Mercille
Institut de Recherche en Sante Publique de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Public Health Nutr 15:2026-39. 2012..To examine associations between the availability of residential-area food sources and dietary patterns among seniors...
- Neighborhood resources and social participation among older adults: results from the VoisiNuage studyLucie Richard
Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
J Aging Health 25:296-318. 2013..This article examined the associations between proximity to selected locations considered to be conducive to social participation, and social participation itself, in urban-dwelling seniors...
- Impact Evaluation of a Public Bicycle Share Program on Cycling: A Case Example of BIXI in Montreal, QuebecDaniel Fuller
Daniel Fuller, Lise Gauvin, Yan Kestens, and Mark Daniel are with the Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Université de Montréal, and the Département de Médecine Sociale et Préventive, Université de Montréal Michel Fournier, Patrick Morency, and Louis Drouin are with the Direction de Santé Publique, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Montreal, Québec Mark Daniel is also with the School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Am J Public Health 103:e85-92. 2013..Conclusions. The implementation of a public bicycle share program can lead to greater likelihood of cycling among persons living in areas where bicycles are made available...
- Comparison of two indices of availability of fruits/vegetable and fast food outletsGenevieve Mercille
Institut de Recherche en Sante Publique de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Urban Health 90:240-5. 2013..Furthermore, results of FFO suggest that the alternate measure of RA can complement information based on AA indicators of the food environment, with potential utility in predicting eating practices...
- Internal consistency, concurrent validity, and discriminant validity of a measure of public support for policies for active living in transportation (PAL-T) in a population-based sample of adultsDaniel Fuller
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
J Urban Health 89:258-69. 2012....
- Living in a well-serviced urban area is associated with maintenance of frequent walking among seniors in the VoisiNuAge studyLise Gauvin
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67:76-88. 2012..This paper examined whether or not closer proximity to local services and amenities was associated with maintenance of more frequent walking over time among urban-dwelling seniors over and above individual-level characteristics...
- Neighborhood characteristics and depressive mood among older adults: an integrative reviewDominic Julien
IRSPUM Institut de recherche en santé publique de l Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Int Psychogeriatr 24:1207-25. 2012..Older adults may be even more vulnerable to neighborhood factors than other adults. The aim of this paper is to review empirical findings on the relationships between neighborhood characteristics and depressive mood among older adults...
- Use of a new public bicycle share program in Montreal, CanadaDaniel Fuller
Research Center of the Université de Montréal Hospital Center, Quebec, Canada
Am J Prev Med 41:80-3. 2011..Public bicycle share programs (PBSPs) increase population access to bicycles by deploying bicycles at docking stations throughout a city. Minimal research has systematically examined the prevalence and correlates of PBSP use...
- Prevalence of psychological distress and mental disorders, and use of mental health services in the epidemiological catchment area of Montreal South-WestJean Caron
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Douglas Mental Health University Institute Research Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
BMC Psychiatry 12:183. 2012..5) to verify the adequacy of mental health services...
- Availability of body art facilities and body art piercing do not predict hepatitis C acquisition among injection drug users in Montreal, Canada: Results from a cohort studyJulie Bruneau
CRCHUM, Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Int J Drug Policy 21:477-84. 2010..Cross-sectional associations suggest that body art piercing (BAP) is a risk factor for hepatitis C (HCV) infection among injection drug users. The temporal basis of the relationship has not been established...
- Framing the biosocial pathways underlying associations between place and cardiometabolic diseaseMark Daniel
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Axe santé des populations, 3875 rue Saint Urbain, Bureau 301, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Health Place 14:117-32. 2008....
- A typology of neighborhoods and blood pressure in the RECORD Cohort StudyAndraea Van Hulst
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Hypertens 30:1336-46. 2012..This study examines associations between SBP and DBP and a neighborhood typology based on numerous residential environment characteristics...
- Associations between perceived proximity to neighborhood resources, disability, and social participation among community-dwelling older adults: results from the VoisiNuAge studyMelanie Levasseur
Université de Montréal Public Health Research Institute, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1979-86. 2011....
- Comprehensive determinants of health service utilisation for mental health reasons in a Canadian catchment areaMarie Josee Fleury
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Douglas Hospital Research Centre, Montreal, Quebec H4H 1R3, Canada
Int J Equity Health 11:20. 2012..This study sought to identify factors associated with health service utilisation by individuals with mental disorders in a Canadian catchment area...
- Health inequalities and place: a theoretical conception of neighbourhoodPaul Bernard
Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Que, Canada
Soc Sci Med 65:1839-52. 2007....
- Conceptualization and measurement of environmental exposure in epidemiology: accounting for activity space related to daily mobilityCamille Perchoux
Social and Preventive Medicine, Universite de Montreal, CRCHUM, Montreal Public Health Departement, Montreal, QC, Canada H2L 1V1
Health Place 21:86-93. 2013..In addition we review work in environmental psychology and social networks research, which provides insights on how people and places interact and offers new theories for improving the spatial definition of contextual exposures...