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Table 1 Key characteristics of the studies included in the systematic review, ordered by publication date

From: Assessment of environmental correlates of physical activity: development of a European questionnaire

Author Year Country Subjects Questionnaire/kind of items # environmental items
Rutten et al. 2001 Germany 3343 adults MAREPS
- Local opportunity scale
3
Stahl et al. 2002 Germany/finland 1802 adults MAREPS
- Local opportunity scale
3
De Bourdeaudhuij et al 2003 Belgium 521 adults NEWS 81
Foster et al. 2004 UK 4265 adults A4L 4
Rutten et al. 2004 European Union 16 230 EU-residents, 15+ Eurobarometer -
Local opportunity scale
3
De Bourdeaudhuij et al 2005 Belgium/Portugal 526 adults NEWS 81
Alexander et al. 2006 Sweden 98 Swedish adults IPAQ-E 17
Titze et al. 2005 Austria 509 female runners Environmental factors 5
Daskapan et al. 2006 Turkey 352 University students Perceived barriers, lack of resource 2
Poortinga 2006 UK 14 836 adults Perceived aspects of the social and physical environment 7
Dawson et al. 2007 UK 750 adults A4L 9
Dawson et al. 2007 UK 680 adults A4L 9
Harrison et al. 2007 UK 15461 Perceptions of neighbourhood 10
Mota et al. 2007 Portugal 181 elderly IPAQE – adapted 9
Titze et al. 2007 Austria 634 University students C4T 18
Chaix B. unpublished France French adults RECORD 14
Davey R unpublished UK Community-based ANEWS 54
De Geus B Doctoral Thesis Belgium 343 adults ANEWS – adapted 54
Mygind O Master Thesis Denmark 226 adults ANEWS – adapted 54
Ogilvie D Doctoral Thesis UK Not mentioned PLE 14
Trayers T unpublished UK Elderly NEWS – adapted 66
Van Keulen H unpublished Netherlands Not mentioned NQLS 108
Wright A abstract UK 79 Scottish adults NEWS – adapted 60
  1. Note: MAREPS: a Methodology for the Analysis of Rationality and Effectiveness of Prevention and Health Promotion Strategies; A4L: Active for Life; NEWS: Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale; IPAQ-E: Environmental module of International Physical Activity Questionnaire; PLE: Perceptions of Local Environment; C4T: Cycling for Transport; NQLS: Neighborhood Quality of Life Study; RECORD: questionnaire Residential Environment and Coronary Disease