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Table 3 First field testing of the ALPHA short (N = 190): Answer frequencies, mean scores, and test-retest reliability scores.

From: Measuring physical activity-related environmental factors: reliability and predictive validity of the European environmental questionnaire ALPHA

  Answer Frequencies and mean score of each item on the first assessment Test-retest reliability scores
Item/scale Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree Somewhat agree Strongly agree I don't know Mean (SD) Agreement, % ICC
Total         0.75a
A. Most of the houses in my neighbourhood are detached houses 35.8 22.6 24.2 17.4   2.2 (1.1) 66 0.80
B. Many shops, stores, markets or other places to buy things I need are within easy walking distance of my home 4.2 14.2 33.2 48.4   3.9 (0.9) 69 0.64
C. There is a transit stop (such as bus stop, train, trolley or tram station) within easy walking distance of my home 1.6 3.7 15.8 78.9   3.7 (0.6) 83 0.57
D. There is an open recreation area (e.g. park, beach or other open space) within easy walking distance of my home 3.2 11.6 25.3 60.0   3.4 (0.8) 70 0.64
E. There are many different routes for cycling or walking from place to place in my neighbourhood so I don't have to go the same way every time 3.7 18.5 41.3 36.5   3.1 (0.8) 64 0.63
F. Walking and cycling are unsafe because of the traffic in my neighbourhood 19.5 44.2 30.5 5.8   2.2 (0.8) 56 0.51
G. Walking and cycling are unsafe because of the level of crime in my neighbourhood 43.2 40.5 12.1 4.2   1.8 (0.8) 66 0.50
H. My local neighbourhood is a pleasant environment for walking and cycling 3.7 26.3 46.8 26.8   3.0 (0.8) 64 0.57
I. I have access to exercise and sports equipment at home e.g. weights, racquets, skis for personal use 32.1 15.8 22.6 29.5   2.5 (1.2) 61 0.71
J. My workplace provides facilities to support me walking or cycling to work e.g. changing rooms, bike storage 25.3 14.7 23.7 22.1 14.2 2.5
(1.2)#
50 0.58
K. I have access to exercise and sports facilities at work e.g. fitness centre/equipment, stairs 38.1 15.9 16.9 15.3 13.8 2.1 (1.1) # 59 0.69
  1. #without "not applicable"; a: total sum score of all items