Impact of a low-cost urban green space intervention on wellbeing behaviours in older adults: a natural experimental studyCitation formats

Standard

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{c5e11ce0540b4ee2b749b317d8a7d20a,
title = "Impact of a low-cost urban green space intervention on wellbeing behaviours in older adults: a natural experimental study",
abstract = "This study assessed the impact of low-cost physical changes to four urban amenity green spaces on older adults{\textquoteright} wellbeing behaviours (people taking notice of the environment, physical activity levels, social interactions), relative to eight matched comparison sites in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Systematic observations were conducted at baseline, six- and twelve months, with a nested qualitative study. There was no evidence that the intervention increased observable wellbeing behaviours or use of these spaces. This study demonstrates the feasibility of robust natural experimental methods and highlights the need for more nuanced policy and practice recommendations for improving urban green spaces.",
author = "Jack Benton and Sarah Cotterill and Jamie Anderson and {Macintyre (BSc (Hons), MRes)}, Vanessa and Matthew Gittins and Matthew Dennis and Sarah Lindley and David French",
year = "2021",
month = feb,
day = "3",
language = "English",
journal = "Wellbeing, Space and Society",
issn = "2666-5581",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Impact of a low-cost urban green space intervention on wellbeing behaviours in older adults: a natural experimental study

AU - Benton, Jack

AU - Cotterill, Sarah

AU - Anderson, Jamie

AU - Macintyre (BSc (Hons), MRes), Vanessa

AU - Gittins, Matthew

AU - Dennis, Matthew

AU - Lindley, Sarah

AU - French, David

PY - 2021/2/3

Y1 - 2021/2/3

N2 - This study assessed the impact of low-cost physical changes to four urban amenity green spaces on older adults’ wellbeing behaviours (people taking notice of the environment, physical activity levels, social interactions), relative to eight matched comparison sites in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Systematic observations were conducted at baseline, six- and twelve months, with a nested qualitative study. There was no evidence that the intervention increased observable wellbeing behaviours or use of these spaces. This study demonstrates the feasibility of robust natural experimental methods and highlights the need for more nuanced policy and practice recommendations for improving urban green spaces.

AB - This study assessed the impact of low-cost physical changes to four urban amenity green spaces on older adults’ wellbeing behaviours (people taking notice of the environment, physical activity levels, social interactions), relative to eight matched comparison sites in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Systematic observations were conducted at baseline, six- and twelve months, with a nested qualitative study. There was no evidence that the intervention increased observable wellbeing behaviours or use of these spaces. This study demonstrates the feasibility of robust natural experimental methods and highlights the need for more nuanced policy and practice recommendations for improving urban green spaces.

M3 - Article

JO - Wellbeing, Space and Society

JF - Wellbeing, Space and Society

SN - 2666-5581

ER -