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dc.contributor.authorSlater S
dc.contributor.authorPugach O
dc.contributor.authorLin W
dc.contributor.authorBontu A
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-08T20:14:49Z
dc.date.available2016-12-08T20:14:49Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSlater, S., Pugach, O., Lin, W. and Bontu, A. If You Build It Will They Come? Does Involving Community Groups in Playground Renovations Affect Park Utilization and Physical Activity? Environment and Behavior. 2016. 48(1): 246-265. doi: 10.1177/0013916515614368.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0013-9165
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/21381
dc.descriptionThis is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Slater, S., Pugach, O., Lin, W. and Bontu, A. If You Build It Will They Come? Does Involving Community Groups in Playground Renovations Affect Park Utilization and Physical Activity? Environment and Behavior. 2016. 48(1): 246-265. doi: 10.1177/0013916515614368.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn a sample of racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse neighborhoods, using a quasiexperimental, prospective, longitudinal study design, we examined whether involvement of community groups in playground design selection, installation, and ongoing maintenance influences park utilization and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) post-playground renovations (N=78 matched parks, 39 intervention/39 control). Parks were matched on size, proximity, neighborhood SES, and race/ethnicity. In summer/fall 2013 and 2014 baseline and 12-month follow up data were collected on park utilization and PA, presence and condition of park features, incivilities, programming, and safety. Analyses were conducted using Poisson mixed-effects regression models. Significant increases between baseline and 12-month follow up were found for park utilization and the number of people engaged in MVPA at the 0.05 significance level. Study results can provide communities with evidence to inform future policy decisions on how to increase park utilization in diverse neighborhoods.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is conducted by the Illinois Prevention Research Center and was supported by grants from UIC’s Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement and the cooperative agreement No. U48- DP005010 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and administered by the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.en_US
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dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.subjectparksen_US
dc.subjectpolicy evaluationen_US
dc.subjectvulnerable populationsen_US
dc.subjectcommunity engagementen_US
dc.titleIf You Build It Will They Come? Does Involving Community Groups in Playground Renovations Affect Park Utilization and Physical Activity?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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