Community impact for built environment focusing on outcomes
The Walk the Talk (WTT) project evaluated how the built and social environments are associated with older adult mobility – the physical capacity to walk or move within communities. The WTT program of research includes numerous integrated research projects – from a cross-sectional study of low-income older adults from the Greater Vancouver area1,2,3,4,5, a longitudinal (4 years) qualitative interview and mixed methods study of low income older adults from the Greater Vancouver area, scoping reviews, mobility enhancing intervention programs, and participatory action initiatives. Taken together, the WTT team created a rich and expansive data set for which to describe how older adults experience mobility, health and the built and social environments.
- Chudyk AM, Winters M, Moniruzzaman M, Ashe MC, Gould JS, McKay H. Destinations matter: The association between where older adults live and their travel behavior. Journal of Transport & Health. 2015;2:50-57.
- Chudyk AM, McKay HA, Winters M, Sims-Gould J, Ashe MC. Neighborhood walkability, physical activity, and walking for transportation: A cross-sectional study of older adults living on low income. BMC Geriatrics. 2017;17:82-82.
- Chudyk AM, Sims-Gould J, Ashe MC, Winters M, McKay HA. Walk the Talk: Characterizing Mobility in Older Adults Living on Low Income. Canadian Journal on Aging. 2017;36:141-158.
- Chudyk AM, McAllister MM, Cheung HK, McKay HA, Ashe MC. Are we missing the sitting? Agreement between accelerometer non-wear time validation methods used with older adults' data. Cogent Medicine. 2017;4:1313505-1313505.
- Engel L, Chudyk AM, Ashe MC, McKay HA, Whitehurst DGT, Bryan S. Older adults' quality of life – Exploring the role of the built environment and social cohesion in community-dwelling seniors on low income. Social Science & Medicine (1982). 2016;164:1-11.