A Community-Wide Walking Promotion Using Maps and Events for Japanese Older Adults

Akio Kubota, , Takashi Arao, Dafna Merom, Ester Cerin &
Objective: This study evaluated the effect of a community-wide walking intervention (involving walking maps and events) on older residents’ walking and environmental perceptions. Method: In this nonrandomized quasi-panel study, older adults living in an intervention and control site were recruited at baseline and follow-up. All households in the intervention site received maps and were invited to participate in a walking event monthly. The intervention lasted for 21 months. The outcomes were walking frequency, duration, and...
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