Hong Kong Med J 2013;19(Suppl 4):S39-41
Effects of built environment on walking among Hong Kong older adults
E Cerin, D Macfarlane, CHP Sit, SY Ho, JM Johnston, KL Chou, WM Chan, MC Cheung, KS Ho
Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong
1. Reliable and valid interviewer- administered questionnaires were developed to investigate associations of perceived neighbourhood attributes of Hong Kong older adults with their walking for transportation and recreation.
2. Access to and availability of different types of services and destinations, provision of facilities for resting/sitting in the neighbourhood, and easy access to/from residential buildings may help maintain an active lifestyle by facilitating walking for transport in the neighbourhood.
3. Access to services, indoor places for walking, environmental aesthetics, low traffic, and absence of physical barriers may promote recreational walking.