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A criterion method for measuring route distance in physically active commuting.
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Åstrand Laboratory of Work Physiology, The Research Unit for Movement, Health and Environment. (Institutionen för hälsovetenskap, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3547-425X
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Åstrand Laboratory of Work Physiology, The Research Unit for Movement, Health and Environment.
2009 (English)In: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, ISSN 0195-9131, E-ISSN 1530-0315, Vol. 41, no 2, 472-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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PURPOSE: There is a need for accurate, reliable, and feasible methods for determining route distances in physically active transportation. The aim of this study, therefore, was to scrutinize if distances of commuting routes drawn by physically active commuters and measured with a digital curvimetric distance measurement device could serve such a purpose. METHODS: Participants were recruited when walking or bicycling in the inner urban area of Stockholm, Sweden. Questionnaires and individually adjusted maps were sent twice to the participants (n = 133). Commuting routes from home to work were drawn on the maps. These were measured using a digital curvimetric distance measurer that was carefully controlled for validity and reproducibility. Marked points of origin and destination were checked for validity and reproducibility using stated addresses and address geocoding systems. Nineteen participants were followed with a global positioning system (GPS) to control for validity of drawn routes. An analysis of the effect on distance measurements of any deviations between GPS route tracings and drawn routes was undertaken. RESULTS: No order effects were noted on distance measurements, and the test-retest intraclass correlation coefficient was 0.999 (P

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2009. Vol. 41, no 2, 472-8 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-799DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181877aafPubMedID: 19151593OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-799DiVA: diva2:174553
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Available from: 2009-02-23 Created: 2009-02-20 Last updated: 2016-06-21Bibliographically approved
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1. Assessment of active commuting behaviour: walking and bicycling in Greater Stockholm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessment of active commuting behaviour: walking and bicycling in Greater Stockholm
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Walking and bicycling to work, active commuting, can contribute to sustainable mobility and provide regular health-enhancing physical activity for individuals. Our knowledge of active commuting behaviours in general and in different mode and gender groups in particular is limited. Moreover, the validity and reproducibility of the methods to measure the key variables of the behaviours are uncertain. The aims of this thesis is to explore gender and mode choice differences in commuting behaviours in terms of distance, duration, velocity and trip frequency, of a group of adult commuters in Greater Stockholm, Sweden, and furthermore to develop a criterion method for distance measurements and to assess the validity of four other distance measurement methods. We used one sample of active commuters recruited by advertisements, n = 1872, and one street-recruited sample, n = 140. Participants received a questionnaire and a map to draw their commuting route on. The main findings of the thesis were, firstly, that the map-based method could function as a criterion method for active commuting distance measurements and, secondly, that four assessed distance measurement methods – straight-line distance, GIS, GPS and self-report – differed significantly from the criterion method. Therefore, we recommend the use of correction factors to compensate for the systematic over- and underestimations. We also found three distinctly different modality groups in both men and women with different behaviours in commuting distance, duration and trip frequency. These groups were commuters who exclusively walk or bicycle the whole way to work, and dual mode commuters who switch between walking and cycling. These mode groups accrued different amounts of activity time for commuting. Through active commuting per se, the median pedestrian and dual mode commuters met or were close to the recommended physical activity level of 150 minutes per week during most months of the year, whereas the single mode cyclists did so only during the summer half of the year.

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Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2011. 137 p.
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Örebro Studies in Sport Sciences, ISSN 1654-7532 ; 12
Keyword
walking, cycling, commuting, validity, reproducibility, distance, duration, velocity, frequency, seasonality
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Health Sciences
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Social Sciences/Humanities
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urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-1872 (URN)978-91-7668-805-2 (ISBN)
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2011-09-22, Hörsal G, Örebro universitet, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 11:46 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2011-09-02 Created: 2011-09-02 Last updated: 2016-04-22Bibliographically approved

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