- Examining the spatial congruence between data obtained with a novel activity location questionnaire, continuous GPS tracking, and prompted recall surveysMartine Shareck
Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Universite de Montreal, 7101 Avenue du Parc, H3N 1X7 Montréal, QC, Canada
Int J Health Geogr 12:40. 2013..We describe the development and validation of a new activity location questionnaire which can be useful in accounting for multiple environmental influences in large population health investigations...
- The environmental correlates of overall and neighborhood based recreational walking (a cross-sectional analysis of the RECORD Study)Basile Chaix
INSERM, U707, 27 rue Chaligny, 75012 Paris, France
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:20. 2014....
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Impact evaluation of a public bicycle share program on cycling: a case example of BIXI in Montreal, QuebecDaniel Fuller
Department of Sociale and Preventive Medicine, Universite de Montreal, 7101 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, PQ, H3N 1X7, Canada
Am J Public Health 103:e85-92. 2013....
- 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...
- 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...
- 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....
- Longitudinal associations between walking frequency and depressive symptoms in older adults: results from the VoisiNuAge studyDominic Julien
Institut de Recherche en Sante Publique de l Universite de Montreal, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Am Geriatr Soc 61:2072-8. 2013..The aim of this study was to investigate longitudinal associations between walking frequency and depressive symptoms in older adults to determine which variable is the stronger prospective predictor of the other...
- 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...
- Residential proximity to gasoline service stations and preterm birthVicky Huppé
Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Quebec, QC, Canada
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 20:7186-93. 2013..Given the correlation between proximity of gasoline service stations and SES, it is difficult to delineate the role of these factors in PTB...
- 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...
- 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, Universite de Montreal, 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...
- 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....
- Moving beyond the residential neighborhood to explore social inequalities in exposure to area-level disadvantage: Results from the Interdisciplinary Study on Inequalities in SmokingMartine Shareck
Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada Institut de recherche en santé publique de l Université de Montréal IRSPUM, Montreal, Canada Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Université de Montréal CRCHUM, Montreal, Canada Electronic address
Soc Sci Med 108:106-14. 2014..They also highlight the relevance of investigating both residential and non-residential contexts when studying inequalities in health-relevant exposures. ..
- Geographic variability in the association between socioeconomic status and BMI in the USA and CanadaAlexandre Lebel
Evaluation Platform on Obesity Prevention, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Graduate School of Land Management and Regional Planning, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
PLoS ONE 9:e99158. 2014..This study explored the regional variability in the association between SES and BMI in the USA and in Canada, and describes the geographical variance patterns by SES category...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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....