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Understanding the role of contrasting urban contexts in healthy aging: an international cohort study using wearable sensor devices (the CURHA study protocol)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, May 2016
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Title
Understanding the role of contrasting urban contexts in healthy aging: an international cohort study using wearable sensor devices (the CURHA study protocol)
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12877-016-0273-7
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Authors

Yan Kestens, Basile Chaix, Philippe Gerber, Michel Desprès, Lise Gauvin, Olivier Klein, Sylvain Klein, Bernhard Köppen, Sébastien Lord, Alexandre Naud, Marion Patte, Hélène Payette, Lucie Richard, Pierre Rondier, Martine Shareck, Cédric Sueur, Benoit Thierry, Julie Vallée, Rania Wasfi

Abstract

Given the challenges of aging populations, calls have been issued for more sustainable urban re-development and implementation of local solutions to address global environmental and healthy aging issues. However, few studies have considered older adults' daily mobility to better understand how local built and social environments may contribute to healthy aging. Meanwhile, wearable sensors and interactive map-based applications offer novel means for gathering information on people's mobility, levels of physical activity, or social network structure. Combining such data with classical questionnaires on well-being, physical activity, perceived environments and qualitative assessment of experience of places opens new opportunities to assess the complex interplay between individuals and environments. In line with current gaps and novel analytical capabilities, this research proposes an international research agenda to collect and analyse detailed data on daily mobility, social networks and health outcomes among older adults using interactive web-based questionnaires and wearable sensors. Our study resorts to a battery of innovative data collection methods including use of a novel multisensor device for collection of location and physical activity, interactive map-based questionnaires on regular destinations and social networks, and qualitative assessment of experience of places. This rich data will allow advanced quantitative and qualitative analyses in the aim to disentangle the complex people-environment interactions linking urban local contexts to healthy aging, with a focus on active living, social networks and participation, and well-being. This project will generate evidence about what characteristics of urban environments relate to active mobility, social participation, and well-being, three important dimensions of healthy aging. It also sets the basis for an international research agenda on built environment and healthy aging based on a shared and comprehensive data collection protocol.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 133 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 20%
Researcher 19 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 10%
Student > Bachelor 11 8%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 17 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 30 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 10%
Sports and Recreations 8 6%
Computer Science 8 6%
Other 32 23%
Unknown 27 19%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 July 2020.
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