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Table 1 Survey measures

From: Personal, social, and environmental correlates of physical activity in adults living in rural south-west England: a cross-sectional analysis

Psychosocial factors
Commitment to doing more physical activity (3 items – rated from 0 “not at all” to 10 “very much so” [28])
  How important is it for you to do more physical activity than you do now?
  How confident are you that you could do more physical activity if you decided to?
  To what extent are you trying to do more physical activity?
Physical activity social norms (2 items – rated from -2 “strongly disagree” to +2 “strongly agree” [25])
  My family is interested in physical activity/sport
  People around my village all seem to be exercising these days
Physical activity habit (3 items - rated from -2 “strongly disagree” to +2 “strongly agree” [25])
  I find it easy to have a go at physical activities
  I have always done some kind of physical activity
  In the last 2 years, I have been involved in regular physical activity at one time or another
Physical activity village supportiveness (3 items - rated from -2 “strongly disagree” to +2 “strongly agree” [25])
  I have recently had opportunities to get involved in physical activity
  My village is a good place to be physically active
  There are very few opportunities to be physically active in my village
Perceived local environmental characteristics
Perceptions of the local area (5 factors)
  Traffic and pleasantness of surroundings (4 items - rated from -2 “strongly disagree” to +2 “strongly agree” [26])
  It is pleasant to walk in the local area
  There is a lot of traffic noise in the local area
  There is little traffic in the local area
  It is safe to cross the road in the local area
  Proximity and convenience of walking (4 items - rated from -2 “strongly disagree” to +2 “strongly agree” [26])
  There is a park within walking distance
  The nearest shops are too far to walk to
  There are no convenient routes for walking in the local area
  There are no pavements in the local area
  Safety and convenience of cycling (2 items - rated from -2 “strongly disagree” to +2 “strongly agree” [26])
  The roads are dangerous for cyclists in the local area
  There are convenient routes for cycling in the local area
  Convenience of public transport (1 item - rated from -2 “strongly disagree” to +2 “strongly agree” [26])
  Safety of walking after dark (1 item – rated from -2 “strongly disagree” to +2 “strongly agree” [26])
Presence of recreational facilities within the local area (3 factors)
  Manmade sports facilities in local area (4 items – responses 1 “yes” versus 2 “no” [25])
  Sporting club/recreation centre/gym
  Public swimming pool
  Public tennis/squash courts
  Indoor sports facilities (e.g., sports hall)
  Natural activity facilities in local area (3 items – responses 1 “yes” versus 2 “no” [25])
  Walking routes/footpaths
  Local park/public green space
  River/beach/waterfront
  Community centre/village hall in local area (1 item – responses 1 “yes” versus 2 “no” [25])
Use of recreational facilities (8 items – responses 0 “no, not in the last year”, 1 “yes, in last 12 months” or 2 “yes, in last month” [27])
  Walking routes/footpaths
  Local park/public green space
  Sporting club/recreation centre/gym
  River/beach/waterfront
  Public swimming pool
  Public tennis/squash courts
  Indoor sports facility (e.g., sports hall)
  Community centre/village hall
Locality of facilities used (8 items – response box for participant to name location of facility used [27])
  Walking routes/footpaths
  Local park/public green space
  Sporting club/recreation centre/gym
  River/beach/waterfront
  Public swimming pool
  Public tennis/squash courts
  Indoor sports facility (e.g., sports hall)
  Community centre/village hall