Summary: Activity engaged in for pleasure.
Publications312 found, 100 shown here
- Measuring the built environment for physical activity: state of the scienceRoss C Brownson
Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
Am J Prev Med 36:S99-123.e12. 2009..In particular, further research is needed to improve the technical quality of measures, understand the relevance to various population groups, and understand the utility of measures for science and public health...
- In search of causality: a systematic review of the relationship between the built environment and physical activity among adultsGavin R McCormack
Population Health Intervention Research Centre, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:125. 2011....
- Physical activity for recreation or exercise on neighbourhood streets: associations with perceived environmental attributesTakemi 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..However, mixed findings have been reported on environment correlates of physical activity for recreation. Using a sample of Australian adults (n=2194), we examined perceived environmental attributes associated with ..
- Neighborhood walkability and the walking behavior of Australian adultsNeville Owen
Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006, Brisbane, Australia
Am J Prev Med 33:387-95. 2007..Associations of neighborhood physical environments with adults' walking for transport and walking for recreation must be better understood.
- Contribution of public parks to physical activityDeborah A Cohen
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
Am J Public Health 97:509-14. 2007..Parks provide places for people to experience nature, engage in physical activity, and relax. We studied how residents in low-income, minority communities use public, urban neighborhood parks and how parks contribute to physical activity...
- Availability of recreational resources in minority and low socioeconomic status areasLatetia V Moore
Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, USA
Am J Prev Med 34:16-22. 2008..Variations in the location and density of recreational resources were examined by SES and racial composition of neighborhoods...
- Water quality parameters associated with prevalence of Legionella in hot spring facility water bodiesShih Wei Huang
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Cheng University, 168 University Road, Minhsiung Township, Chiayi County 62102, Taiwan, ROC
Water Res 44:4805-11. 2010..As a result, in this study, we investigated the distribution of Legionella at six hot spring recreation areas throughout Taiwan...
- Environmental characteristics relevant to young people's use of sports facilities: a reviewT Limstrand
Bodø University College, School of Professional Studies, Bodø, Norway
Scand J Med Sci Sports 18:275-87. 2008..We also know too little with respect to subgroups' different behavior in various physical settings. Finally, there is a need to confirm/disconfirm less consistent findings...
- Leptospira and leptospirosisBen Adler
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Structural and Functional Microbial Genomics, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Vet Microbiol 140:287-96. 2010..However, the recent development of defined mutagenesis systems for Leptospira heralds the potential for gaining a much improved understanding of pathogenesis in leptospirosis...
- Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale: validity and development of a short formEster Cerin
Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1682-91. 2006..The aim of this study was to examine the factorial and criterion validity of the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS) and to develop an abbreviated version (NEWS-A)...
- Ecology. Protecting China's biodiversityJianguo Liu
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Science 300:1240-1. 2003
- Is active travel associated with greater physical activity? The contribution of commuting and non-commuting active travel to total physical activity in adultsShannon Sahlqvist
Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit and UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research CEDAR, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Prev Med 55:206-11. 2012..To complement findings that active travel reduces the risk of morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases, an understanding of the mechanisms through which active travel may lead to improved health is required...
- User demographics and physical activity behaviors on a newly constructed urban rail/trail conversionJulian A Reed
Department of Health and Exercise Science, Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA
J Phys Act Health 8:534-42. 2011..To examine demographic characteristics and physical activity (PA) behaviors of trail users on a newly constructed 2-mile urban rail/trail (ie, abandoned rail line converted to a recreational trail)...
- Parks and recreation settings and active living: a review of associations with physical activity function and intensityAndrew T Kaczynski
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
J Phys Act Health 5:619-32. 2008The purpose of this study was to review reported associations between parks and recreation settings (PRSs) as features of the built environment and various functions and intensities of physical activity (PA).
- Association of park size, distance, and features with physical activity in neighborhood parksAndrew T Kaczynski
Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Am J Public Health 98:1451-6. 2008..We studied whether park size, number of features in the park, and distance to a park from participants' homes were related to a park being used for physical activity...
- The relationship between access and quality of urban green space with population physical activityM Hillsdon
University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TP, UK
Public Health 120:1127-32. 2006..This study examined the association between access to quality urban green space and levels of physical activity...
- Do U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water quality guidelines for recreational waters prevent gastrointestinal illness? A systematic review and meta-analysisTimothy J Wade
Epidemiology and Biomarkers Branch, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
Environ Health Perspect 111:1102-9. 2003..Future studies should focus on the ability of new, more rapid and specific microbial methods to predict health effects, and estimating the risks of recreational water exposure among susceptible persons...
- Television viewing and low participation in vigorous recreation are independently associated with obesity and markers of cardiovascular disease risk: EPIC-Norfolk population-based studyR W Jakes
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Cambridge, UK
Eur J Clin Nutr 57:1089-96. 2003..This study describes the associations between sedentary behaviour (television viewing) and participation in vigorous recreational activity with obesity and with biomarkers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk profile...
- Perceived and observed neighborhood indicators of obesity among urban adultsT K Boehmer
Prevention Research Center and Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA
Int J Obes (Lond) 31:968-77. 2007..Using two different measurement methods, this study sought to identify and compare perceived and observed neighborhood indicators of obesity and a high-risk profile of being obese and inactive...
- Perceived and objective environmental measures and physical activity among urban adultsChristine M Hoehner
Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
Am J Prev Med 28:105-16. 2005..However, few studies have simultaneously assessed perceptions and objectively measured environmental factors and their relative association with transportation or recreational physical activity...
- Neighbourhood access to open spaces and the physical activity of residents: a national studyKaren Witten
Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Massey University, PO Box 6137 Wellesley St, Auckland, New Zealand
Prev Med 47:299-303. 2008..This national study examines the relationship between travel time access to parks and beaches, BMI and physical activity in New Zealand neighbourhoods...
- The active city? Disparities in provision of urban public recreation resourcesNicholas Dahmann
University of Southern California, Department of Geography, 3620 South Vermont Avenue, Kaprielian Hall, Room 464, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Health Place 16:431-45. 2010b>Recreation is critical to active living yet few studies have focused on disparities in the provision of recreational programs. We investigate the spatial distribution of public recreational programs in southern California...
- Destination and route attributes associated with adults' walking: a reviewTakemi 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...
- An acute case of intoxication with cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in recreational water in Salto Grande Dam, ArgentinaLeda Giannuzzi
Toxicology Laboratory, Exact Sciences College, National University of La Plata, Argentina
Mar Drugs 9:2164-75. 2011..Complete recovery took place within 20 days. This is the first study to show an acute intoxication with microcystin-producing cyanobacteria blooms in recreational water...
- Perceived neighborhood environment and walking for specific purposes among elderly JapaneseShigeru Inoue
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
J Epidemiol 21:481-90. 2011..However, evidence among elderly adults is limited. This study examined the association between perceived neighborhood environment and walking for specific purposes among Japanese elderly adults...
- Measurement of park and recreation environments that support physical activity in low-income communities of color: highlights of challenges and recommendationsMyron F Floyd
North Carolina State University, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA
Am J Prev Med 36:S156-60. 2009The capacity of public parks and recreation environments to promote physical activity for low-income communities of color is receiving increased attention from researchers and policymakers...
- Neighborhood social cohesion and youth participation in physical activity in ChicagoAngie L Cradock
Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, United States
Soc Sci Med 68:427-35. 2009..The present findings suggest that neighborhood social cohesion influences participation in physical activity...
- Sports and recreation related injury episodes in the US population, 1997-99J M Conn
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Inj Prev 9:117-23. 2003To characterize sports and recreation related (SR) injury episodes in the US population...
- Neighbourhood walkability and its particular importance for adults with a preference for passive transportDelfien Van Dyck
Fund for Scientific Research Flanders FWO, Belgium
Health Place 15:496-504. 2009..In a health promotion context, these results are very promising...
- The influence of urban design on neighbourhood walking following residential relocation: longitudinal results from the RESIDE studyBillie Giles-Corti
University of Melbourne, Australia
Soc Sci Med 77:20-30. 2013..The potential for using policies, incentives and infrastructure levies to enable the early introduction of recreational and transport-related facilities into new housing developments warrants further investigation...
- Distribution of economic benefits from ecotourism: a case study of Wolong Nature Reserve For Giant Pandas in ChinaGuangming He
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Environ Manage 42:1017-25. 2008..We suggest that the unequal distribution of the benefits from ecotourism can be lessened by enhancing local participation, increasing the use of local goods, and encouraging relocation of rural households closer to ecotourism facilities...
- Rapidly measured indicators of recreational water quality and swimming-associated illness at marine beaches: a prospective cohort studyTimothy J Wade
United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
Environ Health 9:66. 2010..In this paper, we report on results from three marine beach sites...
- The inter-tidal zone is the pathway of input of enterococci to a subtropical recreational marine beachM E Wright
National Science Foundation, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
Water Sci Technol 63:542-9. 2011..Such results are significant in identifying the source and transport mechanisms of enterococci, which can subsequently be used as part of a modelling effort aimed at predicting enterococci levels at recreational beaches...
- Quantifying the effects of trampling and habitat edges on forest understory vegetation--a field experimentLeena Hamberg
Finnish Forest Research Institute, P O Box 18, FI 01301 Vantaa, Finland
J Environ Manage 91:1811-20. 2010..To minimize the effects of trampling, recreational use could be guided to the maintained path network in heavily used areas...
- Exploring the material basis for health: characteristics of parks in Montreal neighborhoods with contrasting health outcomesStephanie E Coen
Department of Geography, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2K6
Health Place 12:361-71. 2006..Equalizing park quality between areas may be an important step for public health promotion...
- Recreational exposure to microcystins during algal blooms in two California lakesLorraine C Backer
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS f 57, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
Toxicon 55:909-21. 2010..Future studies should include collecting nasal swabs to assess upper respiratory tract deposition of toxin-containing aerosols droplets...
- Making the playfields even: evaluating the impact of an environmental intervention on park use and physical activityJune Tester
School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, CA, USA
Prev Med 48:316-20. 2009..We examined visitation and PA levels in two San Francisco parks in low-income neighborhoods that underwent field renovations, one of which was part of a parks initiative to improve family and youth involvement...
- Socioeconomic status and perceptions of access and safety for physical activityDawn K Wilson
Preventino Research Center, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
Ann Behav Med 28:20-8. 2004..Environmental factors may play an important role on influencing physical activity (PA) behaviors...
- Traditional and molecular analyses for fecal indicator bacteria in non-point source subtropical recreational marine watersChristopher D Sinigalliano
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Water Res 44:3763-72. 2010....
- Development of a reliable measure of walking within and outside the local neighborhood: RESIDE's Neighborhood Physical Activity QuestionnaireBillie 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...
- Viability of parks and recreation centers as sites for youth physical activity promotionJamie S Moody
Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls TAAG at San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
Health Promot Pract 5:438-43. 2004This descriptive study explored the potential for public parks and recreation centers as intervention sites for promoting physical activity among youth...
- Destinations that matter: associations with walking for transportEster Cerin
Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, 111 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Health Place 13:713-24. 2007..Workplace proximity was the most significant contributor to transport-related walking, especially among women. Regular walking to work resulted in the accrual of sufficient physical activity for health benefits...
- A conceptual model of the factors affecting the recreation and leisure participation of children with disabilitiesGillian King
Thames Valley Children s Centre, 779 Base Line Road East, London, Ontario, Canada N6C 5Y6
Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 23:63-90. 2003..model of 11 environmental, family, and child factors that are thought to influence children's participation in recreation and leisure activities...
- The relationship between organised physical recreation and mental healthGillian Street
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
Health Promot J Austr 18:236-9. 2007The mental health benefit of participation in organised physical recreation is investigated as strategies aimed at enhancing mental health and well-being in the community have the potential to decrease social and economic costs.
- The relative influence of individual, social and physical environment determinants of physical activityBillie 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.
- Effects of park improvements on park use and physical activity: policy and programming implicationsDeborah A Cohen
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
Am J Prev Med 37:475-80. 2009Many assume that improving the quality and the perceived safety of facilities in parks and recreation centers is critical to attracting more users and increasing population physical activity...
- Fecal indicator bacteria are abundant in wet sand at freshwater beachesElizabeth Wheeler Alm
Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, 157 Brooks Hall, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, USA
Water Res 37:3978-82. 2003..coli in the 0-5 cm stratum. These preliminary data show that wet freshwater beach sand is a reservoir of fecal indicator bacteria. Enteric pathogens may also be present in beach sand...
- Park, recreation, fitness, and sport sector recommendations for a more physically active america: a white paper for the United States national physical activity planAndrew J Mowen
Dept of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
J Phys Act Health 6:S236-44. 2009..Guidance for this plan involves active participation from a variety of sectors, including the park, recreation, fitness, and sport (PRFS) sector.
- Associations between media use and health in US childrenShirley A Russ
UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Department of Academic Primary Care Pediatrics, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
Acad Pediatr 9:300-6. 2009..The aim of this study was to determine associations between TV and computer use, both separately and combined, and health attributes in US children...
- Association of gastrointestinal illness and recreational water exposure at an inland U.S. beachJ W Marion
Division of Environmental Health Sciences, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, 320 W 10th Ave, A 333C Starling Loving Hall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Water Res 44:4796-804. 2010..coli measurement. Lastly, this study focused on an understudied issue, illness risk at inland reservoirs. Our results support the usefulness of E. coli as a health-relevant indicator of water quality for this inland U.S. beach...
- A comparison of Australian families' expenditure on active and screen-based recreation using the ABS Household Expenditure Survey 2003/04Robert Aitken
NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Aust N Z J Public Health 32:238-45. 2008This study aimed to investigate how much households with dependent children spend on active recreation (physical activity) compared with screen-based (sedentary) recreation, according to their household socioeconomic and demographic ..
- Relationships among community characteristics and walking and bicycling for transportation or recreationAmy I Zlot
Office of Family Health, Oregon Department of Human Services, 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 825, Portland, OR 97232, USA
Am J Health Promot 19:314-7. 2005Compare walking and bicycling for transportation and recreation with the percentage of the community devoted to parklands.
- Activity compensation and activity synergy in British 8-13 year oldsAnna Goodman
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Prev Med 53:293-8. 2011..To examine whether children compensate for participating in physically active behaviors by reducing activity at other times (the 'activitystat' hypothesis); or alternatively become more active at other times (activity synergy)...
- A review of the impacts of nature based recreation on birdsRochelle Steven
School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4222, Australia
J Environ Manage 92:2287-94. 2011Nature based recreation such as wildlife viewing, hiking, running, cycling, canoeing, horse riding and dog walking can have negative environmental effects...
- A latent profile analysis of neighborhood recreation environments in relation to adolescent physical activity, sedentary time, and obesityGregory J Norman
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 16:411-9. 2010OBJECTIVEV: This study examined whether multivariate profiles of the neighborhood recreation environment were associated with adolescent physical activity, sedentary time, and obesity.
- Availability of recreational resources and physical activity in adultsAna V Diez Roux
Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Am J Public Health 97:493-9. 2007..Using data from a large cohort of adults aged 45 to 84 years-old, we investigated whether availability of recreational resources is related to physical activity levels...
- Easy rider wheelchair biking. A nursing-recreation therapy clinical trial for the treatment of depressionS Fitzsimmons
Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965, USA
J Gerontol Nurs 27:14-23. 2001..This study examined the use of a prescribed, therapeutic recreation-nursing intervention, wheelchair biking, for treatment of symptoms of depression in older adults in a long-term ..
- Association of neighborhood design and recreation environment variables with physical activity and body mass index in adolescentsMorton Kligerman
San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92103, USA
Am J Health Promot 21:274-7. 2007To examine associations of neighborhood walkability and recreation environment variables with physical activity in adolescents.
- Monitoring of waterborne pathogens in surface waters in amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the potential health risk associated with exposure to cryptosporidium and giardia in these watersF M Schets
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Appl Environ Microbiol 74:2069-78. 2008..Low levels of viable waterborne pathogens, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia, pose a possible health risk from occupational, accidental, and recreational exposure to surface waters in Amsterdam...
- Legionella prevalence in hot spring recreation areas of TaiwanBing Mu Hsu
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan, ROC
Water Res 40:3267-73. 2006..Results of this survey confirm the ubiquity of Legionella in Taiwan spring recreation areas. L...
- Relationships between sand and water quality at recreational beachesMatthew C Phillips
University of Miami, NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Center, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Water Res 45:6763-9. 2011..More research should focus on evaluating beach sand quality as a means to predict and regulate marine recreational water quality...
- Including risk in stated-preference economic valuations: Experiments on choices for marine recreationJeffrey Wielgus
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
J Environ Manage 90:3401-9. 2009..As the general public becomes more aware of the uncertainty of environmental outcomes under global change, omitting information on scenario risk may contribute to hypothetical bias and impair the validity of stated-preference valuations...
- Occurrence and levels of indicator bacteriophages in bathing waters throughout EuropeN Contreras-Coll
Department de Microbiologia, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Water Res 36:4963-74. 2002..coli. Somatic coliphages and bacteriophages infecting Bact. fragilis are useful to predict the presence of some pathogens with the same origin as present bacterial indicators but with higher survival rates...
- Reliability of a brief intercept survey for trail use behaviorsPhilip J Troped
Dept of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
J Phys Act Health 6:775-80. 2009..This study assessed test-retest reliability of an interviewer-administered trail survey...
- Awareness and use of a university recreational trailJulian A Reed
Health and Exercise Science Department, Furman University, Greenville, SC 29613, USA
J Am Coll Health 54:227-30. 2006..However, of the individuals who used the trail, the majority only used the trail 1 day a week. University programming is needed to increase trail usage among college students...
- Use of a community trail among new and habitual exercisers: a preliminary assessmentPaul M Gordon
West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Department of Human Performance and Exercise Science, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 1:A11. 2004..We evaluated physical activity patterns and trail use among new and habitually active exercisers using onsite trail interviews...
- Recreational boating traffic: a chronic source of anthropogenic noise in the Wilmington, North Carolina Intracoastal WaterwayGenevieve Haviland-Howell
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401, USA
J Acoust Soc Am 122:151-60. 2007..As a daily part of resident bottlenose dolphins' acoustic environment, recreational boating traffic may represent a chronic source of acoustic harassment...
- Racial/Ethnic differences in perceived access, environmental barriers to use, and use of community parksSusan A Carlson
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K 46, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 7:A49. 2010..Community parks provide places for people to be physically active. Our objective was to determine how access to, barriers to use of, and use of community parks differ by race/ethnicity...
- Incidence of sports and recreation related injuries resulting in hospitalization in Wisconsin in 2000R L Dempsey
Injury Research Center, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Inj Prev 11:91-6. 2005To describe the incidence and patterns of sports and recreation related injuries resulting in inpatient hospitalization in Wisconsin...
- Water ingestion during water recreationSamuel Dorevitch
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, 2121 W Taylor, M C 922, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Water Res 45:2020-8. 2011Quantitative risk assessments have estimated health risks of water recreation. One input to risk assessment models is the rate of water ingestion...
- Occurrence of adenovirus and other enteric viruses in limited-contact freshwater recreational areas and bathing watersA Aslan
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 13 Natural Resources, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
J Appl Microbiol 111:1250-61. 2011..study was to characterize enteric virus concentrations and their infectivity in a variety of limited-contact recreation and bathing waters, including Great Lakes beaches, inland lakes, rivers, and an effluent-dominated urban ..
- Sports and recreation activity of patients with femoroacetabular impingement before and after arthroscopic osteoplastyAlexander Brunner
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Lucerne, Wolhusen, Switzerland
Am J Sports Med 37:917-22. 2009..Hip arthroscopy represents a new and minimally invasive method of treating patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). However, participation in popular sports after this procedure has not yet been analyzed...
- Contributions of the US state park system to nature recreationJuha Siikamäki
Resources for the Future, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:14031-6. 2011Nature recreation in the United States concentrates in publicly provided natural areas. They are costly to establish and maintain, but their societal contributions are difficult to measure...
- Microbial risk assessment for recreational use of the Chicago area waterway systemG Rijal
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Environmental Monitoring and Research Division, 6001 West Pershing Road, Cicero, IL 60804, USA
J Water Health 9:169-86. 2011..at locations upstream and downstream of the effluent outfall during dry and wet weather conditions within the recreation season were included in the risk assessment...
- Therapeutic recreation interventions for need-driven dementia-compromised behaviors in community-dwelling eldersSuzanne Fitzsimmons
College of Health Professions, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 17:367-81. 2002..Specific information is included on the time of day each behavior occurred and the most effective interventions, as well as implications for service delivery...
- Food choices in recreation facilities: operators' and patrons' perspectivesHeather M Thomas
Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Team, Middlesex London Health Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Can J Diet Pract Res 71:180-5. 2010b>Recreation facilities (RFs) provide physical activity environments; however, unhealthy food choices are abundant there...
- Preliminary amphibian health survey in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaGavin W Glenney
U S Fish and Wildlife Service, Fish Health Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Lamar, Pennsylvania 16848, USA
J Aquat Anim Health 22:102-14. 2010..gray tree frogs Hyla versicolor (7), were sampled at seven different sites in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DGNRA), Pennsylvania, from June 14 to July 19, 2007...
- Feasibility of a 6-month exercise and recreation program to improve executive functioning and memory in individuals with chronic strokeDebbie Rand
University of British Columbia and Rehab Research Lab, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Neurorehabil Neural Repair 24:722-9. 2010..Physical activity is beneficial for improving cognitive function in healthy older adults. However, research results on the benefits of physical activity on cognitive performance after stroke are limited...
- Publically funded recreation facilities: obesogenic environments for children and families?Patti Jean Naylor
School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada
Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2208-21. 2010..The purpose of this study was to describe the public recreation food environment in British Columbia, Canada using a sequential explanatory mixed methods design...
- Healthy places: exploring the evidenceHoward Frumkin
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Am J Public Health 93:1451-6. 2003....
- Relative influences of individual, social environmental, and physical environmental correlates of walkingBillie 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...
- Recreational exposure to low concentrations of microcystins during an algal bloom in a small lakeLorraine C Backer
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Chamblee, Georgia 30341, USA
Mar Drugs 6:389-406. 2008....
- Income and racial disparities in access to public parks and private recreation facilitiesLauren C Abercrombie
Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92103, USA
Am J Prev Med 34:9-15. 2008..The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that low-income and high-minority neighborhoods have less access to public parks, open space, and private recreation facilities.
- An introduction to parks, recreation, and public health: collaborative frameworks for promoting physical activityJohn Librett
Center for Active Survivors, Park City, UT 84084, USA
J Phys Act Health 4:S1-13. 2007The purpose of parks and recreation as well as public health is to seek the highest possible quality of life for individuals and communities...
- Associations of perceived social and physical environmental supports with physical activity and walking behaviorCheryl L Addy
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
Am J Public Health 94:440-3. 2004..Perceiving neighbors as being active, having access to sidewalks, and using malls were associated with regular walking...
- Sustaining health promotion programs within sport and recreation organisationsMeghan M Casey
School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
J Sci Med Sport 12:113-8. 2009The involvement of the sport and recreation sector as a setting for health promotion is a new strategy implemented by health policy makers and strategic planners...
- Perceived environments as physical activity correlates and moderators of intervention in five studiesAbby C King
Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 211 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
Am J Health Promot 21:24-35. 2006..This question was explored in five physical activity intervention trials funded by the National Institutes of Health Behavior Change Consortium...
- Escherichia coli sampling reliability at a frequently closed Chicago Beach: monitoring and management implicationsRichard L Whitman
US Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station, Porter, Indiana 46304, USA
Environ Sci Technol 38:4241-6. 2004..Greater monitoring efficacy will yield better policy decisions, risk assessments, programmatic goals, and future usefulness of the information...
- Measuring children's participation in recreation and leisure activities: construct validation of the CAPE and PACG A King
Thames Valley Children s Centre, London, ON, Canada
Child Care Health Dev 33:28-39. 2007There is a need for psychometrically sound measures of children's participation in recreation and leisure activities, for both clinical and research purposes...
- Annoyance with aircraft noise in local recreational areas, contingent on changes in exposure and other context variablesNorun Hjertager Krog
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Environmental Medicine, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, NO 0403 Oslo, Norway
J Acoust Soc Am 116:323-33. 2004..Further research should investigate the significance of these variables...
- Monitoring marine recreational water quality using multiple microbial indicators in an urban tropical environmentTomoyuki Shibata
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, P O Box 248294, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0630, USA
Water Res 38:3119-31. 2004..Exceedence of water quality guidelines, and thus the frequency of beach advisories, depends upon which indicator microbe is chosen...
- Health risks caused by freshwater cyanobacteria in recreational watersI Chorus
Department of Drinking and Recreational Water Hygiene, Federal Environmental Agency, Berlin, Germany
J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev 3:323-47. 2000..Toxic cyanobacteria are increasingly being perceived as a potential health hazard, particularly in waters used for recreation. A few countries are developing regulations to protect human health from these toxins, and the World Health ..
- Going beyond: an adventure- and recreation-based group intervention promotes well-being and weight loss in schizophreniaLakshmi N P Voruganti
St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario
Can J Psychiatry 51:575-80. 2006To undertake a preliminary study to assess the feasibility of clinical implementation and evaluate the effectiveness of a novel adventure- and recreation-based group intervention in the rehabilitation of individuals with schizophrenia.
- Minnesota tobacco-free park policies: attitudes of the general public and park officialsElizabeth G Klein
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 9:S49-55. 2007..Current policies banning or limiting tobacco use on park and recreation grounds exist in at least 70 communities around Minnesota...
- Annoyance with aircraft noise in local recreational areas and the recreationists' noise situation at homeNorun Hjertager Krog
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, 0403 Oslo, Norway
J Acoust Soc Am 117:221-31. 2005..A significant effect of aircraft noise exposure at home on annoyance in the recreational setting was not found. More research is warranted regarding the relationship between noise exposure at home and outdoor recreational demands...
- Sexual risk behaviour for women working in recreational venues in Mwanza, Tanzania: considerations for the acceptability and use of vaginal microbicide gelsShelley Lees
National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania
Cult Health Sex 11:581-95. 2009..However, sustained use will depend on how formulations overcome the difficulties women currently experience with condom negotiation and the specific environments and relationships in which they engage in sex...
- The association of neighborhood design and recreational environments with physical activityJennifer L Atkinson
San Diego State University, California 92103, USA
Am J Health Promot 19:304-9. 2005..To determine the association of neighborhood design factors and recreational environments with physical activity...
- Relationship of perceived environmental characteristics to leisure-time physical activity and meeting recommendations for physical activity in TexasKatherine S Velasquez
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 6:A24. 2009..We investigated the relationship of perceived environmental characteristics to self-reported physical activity in Texas adults using 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data...
- Environmental measures of physical activity supports: perception versus realityKaren A Kirtland
Prevention Research Center, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 730 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Am J Prev Med 24:323-31. 2003....
- Initial evaluation of the effects of aerosolized Florida red tide toxins (brevetoxins) in persons with asthmaLora E Fleming
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL 33136, USA
Environ Health Perspect 113:650-7. 2005..Future studies will examine the possible chronic effects of these toxins among persons with asthma and other chronic respiratory impairment...
- UMB/DFHCC Comprehensive Cancer Partnership ProgramKaren Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2007..electronic diet and PA monitoring and feedback system (eSolutions) to be implemented in an urban community recreation center. Study procedures will occur in two phases...
- Norms and Built Environment: Use of Shade in U.S. and Australian City ParksDavid B Buller; Fiscal Year: 2010..habits) that motivates its use. A multi-national research team will explore the use of built shade in passive recreation areas (PRAs;areas for sitting/ standing while socializing, preparing/eating a meal, watching or coaching sports, ..
- Computer Modeling of Surgical Outcomes for Nasal Airway ObstructionJohn Rhee; Fiscal Year: 2009..NAO has been shown to impact mood, energy, recreation, sleep and overall quality of life...
- Computer Modeling of Surgical Outcomes for Nasal Airway ObstructionJohn Rhee; Fiscal Year: 2009..NAO has been shown to impact mood, energy, recreation, sleep and overall quality of life...
- Computer Modeling of Surgical Outcomes for Nasal Airway ObstructionJohn S Rhee; Fiscal Year: 2010..NAO has been shown to impact mood, energy, recreation, sleep and overall quality of life...
- DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN PATIENT AND PUBLIC UTILITY RATINGSPeter Ubel; Fiscal Year: 2004..e. recreation, work etc.) and the effect of the condition on those domains (de-focusing)...
- Multispecies competition, indirect effects, and invasion in mosquito communitiesSTEVEN JULIANO; Fiscal Year: 2007..and because these containers often occur in close proximity to the places people live, work, and take recreation. This project investigates the effects that these mosquitoes have on one another, how those effects may ..
- Preventing exposure to ticks and tick-borne illness in outdoor workersSTEVEN RICHARD MESHNICK; Fiscal Year: 2010..Outdoor workers in the Division of Forestry and the Division of Parks and Recreation will be randomly assigned to two groups...
- WayFinder: Cognitive Aid for Independent TransportationDaniel Davies; Fiscal Year: 2007..and independent mobility, improved access to health related services including medical, therapeutic, wellness, recreation, nutrition, work opportunities and other resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities...
- Safe & Effective Yoga Prescription for Older Adults: Biomechanical ConsiderationsGeorge Salem; Fiscal Year: 2009The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the National Recreation & Park Association both recommend Yoga as a form of total-solution exercise for older adults, capable of providing cardiovascular fitness, resistance ..
- Obesity and the Environment: The Transition to AdulthoodPenny Gordon Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., public and public gyms, recreation facilities, crime rates) that explain the differential distribution of physical activity and overweight patterns ..
- SUN SAFETY FOR HIGH ALTITUDE SKI AREA STAFF AND GUESTSDavid Buller; Fiscal Year: 2002DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from Investigator's Abstract) Sun safety is a priority for adults at work and recreation for the prevention of skin cancer and of ocular damage...
- Physical Environment Dynamics, Inequality and ObesityBarry Popkin; Fiscal Year: 2006..g., college, employment, military service). We will develop measures of access to recreation facilities (e.g...
- Increasing youth physical activity: neighborhood environmen influencesJAMES ROEMMICH; Fiscal Year: 2007..We have found in 3 data sets of youth ranging in age from 4 to 16 years that the proportion of park and recreation area to residential area within Â¿2 mile of the child's home parcel (park and recreation index) independently ..
- Increasing youth physical activity: neighborhood environmen influencesJAMES ROEMMICH; Fiscal Year: 2009..We have found in 3 data sets of youth ranging in age from 4 to 16 years that the proportion of park and recreation area to residential area within 2 mile of the child's home parcel (park and recreation index) independently ..
- Health Effects of Occupational Exposures in PGDP WorkersDAVID TOLLERUD; Fiscal Year: 2007..The plant is located in a rural area, adjacent to protected conservation, wildlife and recreation areas...
- Health Effects of Occupational Exposures in PGDP WorkersDAVID TOLLERUD; Fiscal Year: 2005..The plant is located in a rural area, adjacent to protected conservation, wildlife and recreation areas...
- TRIAL OF ACTIVITY FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS (TAAG)Timothy Lohman; Fiscal Year: 2005..vanguard middle schools with a large minority population and a diverse group of agencies (Tucson City Parks and Recreation, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, PLAY, Amphitheater Extension program) have agreed to participate...
- Healthy Children, Strong Families and Supportive Communities InterventionAlexandra Adams; Fiscal Year: 2007..Aim 2, Supportive Communities, utilizes community advisory boards to design and prioritize assessments of food, recreation, economic, legal, and other systems in their communities...
- The Impact of an Environmental and Curriculum Change on Children's Obesity RelateClaudio R Nigg; Fiscal Year: 2010..and curriculum intervention consists of three components: (1) extensive playground renovations, (2) SPARK Active Recreation implemented on the playground during recess, and (3) and an energy balance curriculum implemented during ..