Yan Kestens

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Understanding the role of contrasting urban contexts in healthy aging: an international cohort study using wearable sensor devices (the CURHA study protocol)
    Yan Kestens
    Montreal University Research Center CRCHUM, 850, rue St Denis, Montreal, QC, H2X 0A9, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 16:96. 2016
  2. pmc 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
  3. pmc The potential modal shift and health benefits of implementing a public bicycle share program in Montreal, Canada
    Daniel 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
  4. pmc Association between activity space exposure to food establishments and individual risk of overweight
    Yan Kestens
    Social and Preventive Medicine Department, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e41418. 2012
  5. doi Using experienced activity spaces to measure foodscape exposure
    Yan Kestens
    Social and Preventive Medicine, Universite de Montreal, CRCHUM, Montreal Public Health Department, Montreal, Canada
    Health Place 16:1094-103. 2010
  6. pmc Modelling the variation of land surface temperature as determinant of risk of heat-related health events
    Yan Kestens
    Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Health Geogr 10:7. 2011
  7. doi Social inequalities in food exposure around schools in an urban area
    Yan 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
  8. doi Neighborhood resources and social participation among older adults: results from the VoisiNuage study
    Lucie Richard
    Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Aging Health 25:296-318. 2013
  9. doi Associations between residential food environment and dietary patterns in urban-dwelling older adults: results from the VoisiNuAge study
    Genevieve Mercille
    Institut de Recherche en Sante Publique de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 15:2026-39. 2012
  10. pmc Impact evaluation of a public bicycle share program on cycling: a case example of BIXI in Montreal, Quebec
    Daniel 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

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Publications50

  1. pmc Understanding the role of contrasting urban contexts in healthy aging: an international cohort study using wearable sensor devices (the CURHA study protocol)
    Yan Kestens
    Montreal University Research Center CRCHUM, 850, rue St Denis, Montreal, QC, H2X 0A9, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 16:96. 2016
    ....
  2. pmc 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
    ....
  3. pmc The potential modal shift and health benefits of implementing a public bicycle share program in Montreal, Canada
    Daniel 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...
  4. pmc Association between activity space exposure to food establishments and individual risk of overweight
    Yan 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...
  5. doi Using experienced activity spaces to measure foodscape exposure
    Yan 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...
  6. pmc Modelling the variation of land surface temperature as determinant of risk of heat-related health events
    Yan 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...
  7. doi Social inequalities in food exposure around schools in an urban area
    Yan 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...
  8. doi Neighborhood resources and social participation among older adults: results from the VoisiNuage study
    Lucie 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...
  9. doi Associations between residential food environment and dietary patterns in urban-dwelling older adults: results from the VoisiNuAge study
    Genevieve 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...
  10. pmc Impact evaluation of a public bicycle share program on cycling: a case example of BIXI in Montreal, Quebec
    Daniel 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
    ....
  11. ncbi Demographic and urban form correlates of healthful and unhealthful food availability in Montréal, Canada
    Mark Daniel
    Axe santé des populations, Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC
    Can J Public Health 100:189-93. 2009
    ....
  12. pmc Prevalence of psychological distress and mental disorders, and use of mental health services in the epidemiological catchment area of Montreal South-West
    Jean 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...
  13. pmc Comparison of two indices of availability of fruits/vegetable and fast food outlets
    Genevieve 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...
  14. pmc 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 adults
    Daniel Fuller
    Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    J Urban Health 89:258-69. 2012
    ....
  15. doi Longitudinal associations between walking frequency and depressive symptoms in older adults: results from the VoisiNuAge study
    Dominic 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...
  16. doi Living in a well-serviced urban area is associated with maintenance of frequent walking among seniors in the VoisiNuAge study
    Lise 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...
  17. doi Neighborhood characteristics and depressive mood among older adults: an integrative review
    Dominic 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...
  18. doi Use of a new public bicycle share program in Montreal, Canada
    Daniel 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...
  19. doi Residential proximity to gasoline service stations and preterm birth
    Vicky 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...
  20. ncbi Cohort Profile: The Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking (ISIS)
    Katherine L Frohlich
    Université de Montréal ESPUM IRSPUM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, London School of Hygiene, London, United Kingdom, CNRS Géographie cités, Paris, France, Université de Montréal ESPUM CRCHUM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, University of Berne Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Berne, Switzerland, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières Département de psychologie Sciences sociales, Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, University of South Australia School of Health Sciences, Adelaide, Australia and Université de Montréal ESPUM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol . 2015
    ..Data are available upon request from [katherine.frohlich@umontreal.ca]...
  21. doi 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 study
    Julie 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...
  22. pmc Identifying risk profiles for childhood obesity using recursive partitioning based on individual, familial, and neighborhood environment factors
    Andraea Van Hulst
    Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, École de santé publique de l Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:17. 2015
    ..We used recursive partitioning analysis to identify unique combinations of individual, familial, and neighborhood factors that best predict obesity in children, and tested whether these predict 2-year changes in body mass index (BMI)...
  23. doi Neighbourhood characteristics and 10-year risk of depression in Canadian adults with and without a chronic illness
    Genevieve Gariepy
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada Electronic address
    Health Place 30:279-86. 2014
    ..Additional research is needed for smaller effect size detection. Future intervention research is warranted for health policy recommendations. ..
  24. doi Identifying risk profiles for childhood obesity using recursive partitioning based on individual, familial, and neighborhood environment factors
    Andraea Van Hulst
    Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, École de santé publique de l Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:175. 2015
    ..We used recursive partitioning analysis to identify unique combinations of individual, familial, and neighborhood factors that best predict obesity in children, and tested whether these predict 2-year changes in body mass index (BMI)...
  25. pmc Field validation of secondary data sources: a novel measure of representativity applied to a Canadian food outlet database
    Christelle 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...
  26. pmc The Neighbourhood Built Environment and Trajectories of Depression Symptom Episodes in Adults: A Latent Class Growth Analysis
    Genevieve Gariepy
    Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    PLoS ONE 10:e0133603. 2015
    ..To investigate the effect of the neighbourhood built environment on trajectories of depression symptom episodes in adults from the general Canadian population...
  27. doi Conceptualization and measurement of environmental exposure in epidemiology: accounting for activity space related to daily mobility
    Camille 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...
  28. doi Residential buffer, perceived neighborhood, and individual activity space: New refinements in the definition of exposure areas - The RECORD Cohort Study
    Camille Perchoux
    Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Universite Paris 06, UMR_S 1136, Institut Pierre Louis d Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique, 75012 Paris, France INSERM, UMR_S 1136, Institut Pierre Louis d Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique, F 75012 Paris, France Département de médecine sociale et préventive, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal CRCHUM, Montreal, QC, Canada Electronic address
    Health Place 40:116-22. 2016
    ..Environmental exposure levels and gradients by urbanicity were found to vary depending on the spatial definition of the exposure area. ..
  29. ncbi Health inequalities and place: a theoretical conception of neighbourhood
    Paul Bernard
    Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 65:1839-52. 2007
    ....
  30. pmc Examining the spatial congruence between data obtained with a novel activity location questionnaire, continuous GPS tracking, and prompted recall surveys
    Martine 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...
  31. doi A typology of neighborhoods and blood pressure in the RECORD Cohort Study
    Andraea 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...
  32. pmc Associations between perceived proximity to neighborhood resources, disability, and social participation among community-dwelling older adults: results from the VoisiNuAge study
    Melanie Levasseur
    Université de Montréal Public Health Research Institute, Universite de Montreal, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1979-86. 2011
    ....
  33. doi Re-creating daily mobility histories for health research from raw GPS tracks: Validation of a kernel-based algorithm using real-life data
    Yan Kestens
    Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, École de santé publique de l Université de Montréal, 7101, Rue du Parc, Montreal, QC, Canada H3N 1X9 Centre de recherche du CHUM, 850, rue St Denis, Montreal, QC, Canada H2X 0A9
    Health Place 40:29-33. 2016
    ..GPS tracking is increasingly used to document daily mobility, allowing refined analysis of daily exposures and health behaviour. Validation of algorithms processing raw GPS data to identify activity locations and trips are lacking...
  34. doi The added value of accounting for activity space when examining the association between tobacco retailer availability and smoking among young adults
    Martine Shareck
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Département de médecine sociale et préventive, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Institut de recherche en santé publique de l Université de Montréal IRSPUM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Université de Montréal CRCHUM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Tob Control 25:406-12. 2016
    ..We investigated the association between tobacco retailer availability in the residential neighbourhood and in the activity space, and smoking status...
  35. doi The role of the residential neighborhood in linking youths' family poverty trajectory to decreased feelings of safety at school
    Carolyn Côté-Lussier
    Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montreal, C P 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, QC, H3C 3J7, Canada
    J Youth Adolesc 44:1194-207. 2015
    ..The findings suggest that targeting residential neighborhood features such as greenery and disorder could improve youth's felt safety at school, particularly for those experiencing chronic and later-childhood poverty...
  36. pmc A reliability assessment of a direct-observation park evaluation tool: the parks, activity and recreation among kids (PARK) tool
    Madeleine E Bird
    Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, École de santé publique de l Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 15:906. 2015
    ....
  37. doi Accounting for the daily locations visited in the study of the built environment correlates of recreational walking (the RECORD Cohort Study)
    Camille Perchoux
    Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Universite Paris 06, UMR_S 1136, Institut Pierre Louis, d Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique, 75012 Paris, France INSERM, UMR_S 1136, Institut Pierre Louis d Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique, F 75012 Paris, France Département de médecine sociale et préventive, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal CRCHUM, Montreal, QC, Canada Electronic address
    Prev Med 81:142-9. 2015
    ..Understanding how built environment characteristics influence recreational walking is of the utmost importance to develop population-level strategies to increase levels of physical activity in a sustainable manner...
  38. doi Should we use absolute or relative measures when assessing foodscape exposure in relation to fruit and vegetable intake? Evidence from a wide-scale Canadian study
    Christelle M Clary
    Universite de Montreal, Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, 7101 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC H3N 1X9, Canada Centre de Recherche du CHUM, 850 St Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 0A9, Canada Electronic address
    Prev Med 71:83-7. 2015
    ..e. the percentage of "healthy" outlets) measures of foodscape exposure better predicts fruit and vegetable intake (FVI), and whether those associations are modified by gender and city in Canada...
  39. doi Considering daily mobility for a more comprehensive understanding of contextual effects on social inequalities in health: a conceptual proposal
    Martine Shareck
    Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, École de santé publique de l Université de Montréal, 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
    Health Place 29:154-60. 2014
    ..This proposal lays the bases for empirical research explicitly testing hypotheses regarding the contribution of daily mobility to social inequalities in health. ..
  40. doi Moving beyond the residential neighborhood to explore social inequalities in exposure to area-level disadvantage: Results from the Interdisciplinary Study on Inequalities in Smoking
    Martine 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. ..
  41. pmc Geographic variability in the association between socioeconomic status and BMI in the USA and Canada
    Alexandre 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...
  42. pmc Detecting activity locations from raw GPS data: a novel kernel-based algorithm
    Benoit 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...
  43. pmc Comprehensive determinants of health service utilisation for mental health reasons in a Canadian catchment area
    Marie 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...
  44. ncbi Framing the biosocial pathways underlying associations between place and cardiometabolic disease
    Mark 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
    ....
  45. pmc Neighbourhood walkability and home neighbourhood-based physical activity: an observational study of adults with type 2 diabetes
    Samantha Hajna
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 16:957. 2016
    ..We investigated the associations of walkability with total PA occurring within home neighbourhoods and overall PA, irrespective of location...
  46. doi Social disparities in children's exposure to secondhand smoke in privately owned vehicles
    Annie Montreuil
    Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Tob Control . 2016
    ..This paper assesses whether there are social disparities in children's exposure to SHS in privately owned vehicles...
  47. doi Between exposure, access and use: Reconsidering foodscape influences on dietary behaviours
    Christelle Clary
    Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Universite de Montreal, 7101 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, Quebec H3N 1X9, Canada Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Université de Montréal CRCHUM, tour St Antoine S02 340, 850 rue St Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2X 0A9, Canada Electronic address
    Health Place 44:1-7. 2017
    ..We conclude with implications for future research, and discuss consequences for public policy...
  48. pmc A child's view: social and physical environmental features differentially predict parent and child perceived neighborhood safety
    Carolyn Côté-Lussier
    University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    J Urban Health 92:10-23. 2015
    ..Though this study focused on determinants of child and parent perceived safety, future research investigating the impact of neighborhood safety on child health should consider both child and parent perspectives. ..
  49. doi Neighborhood deprivation and maternal psychological distress during pregnancy: a multilevel analysis
    Seungmi Yang
    Department of Pediatrics, Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Matern Child Health J 19:1142-51. 2015
    ..Our results highlight the importance of accounting for individual-level socioeconomic characteristics in studies of potential neighborhood effects on maternal mental health...