Determinants of uptake and maintenance of active commuting to school

Elaine Murtagh, Martin Dempster, Marie Murphy

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The objective was to identify determinants of uptake and maintenance of active school travel (AST) over 4 years in children aged 9 at baseline. Data from wave 1 (n=8502) and 2 (n=7479) of the Growing Up in Ireland study were analysed. At 9- and 13-years 25% and 20% engaged in AST. Children were more likely to maintain or take-up AST if they lived in an urban area. Change in distance to school influenced both maintenance and adoption of AST, with a negative impact seen for increased distance between 9 and 13 years and a positive impact seen for decreased distance. Some factors which predict uptake and maintenance of AST are modifiable and can inform intervention development.
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Pages9-14
JournalHeath and Place
Volume40
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Murtagh, Elaine ; Dempster, Martin ; Murphy, Marie. / Determinants of uptake and maintenance of active commuting to school. In: Heath and Place. 2016 ; Vol. 40. pp. 9-14.
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Van Dyck Changes in the perceived neighborhood environment in relation to changes in physical activity: a longitudinal study from childhood into adolescence Health Place, 33 (2015), pp. 132–141 Article | PDF (322 K) | View Record in Scopus D’haese et al., 2011 S. D’Haese, F. De Meester, I. De Bourdeaudhuij, B. Deforche, G. Cardon Criterion distances and environmental correlates of active commuting to school in children Int. J. Behav. Nutr. Phys. Act., 8 (2011), p. 88 Full Text via CrossRef Daniels et al., 2014 N. Daniels, C. Kelly, M. Molcho, J. Sixsmith, M. Byrne, S. Nic Gabhainn Investigating active travel to primary school in Ireland Health Educ., 114 (2014), pp. 501–515 Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus Davison et al., 2008 K. Davison, J. Werder, C. Lawson Children's active commuting to school: current knowledge and future directions Prev. Chronic Dis., 5 (2008), p. A100 View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (161) Denstel et al., 2015 K.D. Denstel, S.T. Broyles, R. 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Van Sluijs A longitudinal study of the distance that young people walk to school Health Place, 31 (2015), pp. 133–137 Article | PDF (367 K) | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (2) Cole et al., 2000 T.J. Cole, M.C. Bellizzi, K.M. Flegal, W.H. Dietz Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey Br. Med. J., 320 (2000), pp. 1240–1243 View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (8075) Cooper et al., 2003 A.R. Cooper, A.S. Page, L.J. Foster, D. Qahwaji Commuting to school: are children who walk more physically active? Am. J. Prev. Med., 25 (2003), p. 273 Article | PDF (91 K) | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (236) D’haese et al., 2015 S. D’Haese, F. De Meester, G. Cardon, I. De Bourdeaudhuij, B. Deforche, D. Van Dyck Changes in the perceived neighborhood environment in relation to changes in physical activity: a longitudinal study from childhood into adolescence Health Place, 33 (2015), pp. 132–141 Article | PDF (322 K) | View Record in Scopus D’haese et al., 2011 S. D’Haese, F. De Meester, I. De Bourdeaudhuij, B. Deforche, G. Cardon Criterion distances and environmental correlates of active commuting to school in children Int. J. Behav. Nutr. Phys. Act., 8 (2011), p. 88 Full Text via CrossRef Daniels et al., 2014 N. Daniels, C. Kelly, M. Molcho, J. Sixsmith, M. Byrne, S. Nic Gabhainn Investigating active travel to primary school in Ireland Health Educ., 114 (2014), pp. 501–515 Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus Davison et al., 2008 K. Davison, J. Werder, C. Lawson Children's active commuting to school: current knowledge and future directions Prev. Chronic Dis., 5 (2008), p. A100 View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (161) Denstel et al., 2015 K.D. Denstel, S.T. Broyles, R. Larouche, O.L. Sarmiento, T.V. Barreira, J.-P. Chaput, T.S. Church, M. Fogelholm, G. Hu, R. Kuriyan Active school transport and weekday physical activity in 9–11-year-old children from 12 countries Int. J. Obes. Suppl., 5 (2015), pp. S100–S106 Full Text via CrossRef Department Of Children And Youth Affairs, 2012 Department Of Children And Youth Affairs, 2012. Growing Up in Ireland: Physical Activity and obesity among 13 Year Olds [Online]. Dublin. (Available): 〈http://www.growingup.ie/fileadmin/user_upload/Conference_2012/GUI_KF_A4_2_obesity.pdf〉. Dumith et al., 2011 S.C. Dumith, D.P. Gigante, M.R. Domingues, H.W. Kohl Physical activity change during adolescence: a systematic review and a pooled analysis Int. J. Epidemiol., 40 (2011), pp. 685–698 Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (169) Eyler et al., 2008 A.A. Eyler, R.C. Brownson, M.P. Doescher, K.R. Evenson, C.E. Fesperman, J.S. Litt, D. Pluto, L.E. Steinman, J.L. Terpstra, P.J. Troped Policies related to active transport to and from school: a multisite case study Health Educ. Res., 23 (2008), pp. 963–975 View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (19) Falb et al., 2007 M.D. Falb, D. Kanny, K.E. Powell, A.J. Giarrusso Estimating the proportion of children who can walk to school Am. J. Prev. Med., 33 (2007), pp. 269–275 Article | PDF (118 K) | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (22) Faulkner et al., 2009 G. Faulkner, R. Buliung, P. Flora, C. Fusco Active school transport, physical activity levels and body weight of children and youth: a systematic review Prev. Med., 48 (2009), pp. 3–8 Article | PDF (192 K) | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (177) Giles-Corti et al., 2011 B. Giles-Corti, G. Wood, T. Pikora, V. Learnihan, M. Bulsara, K. Van Niel, A. Timperio, G. Mccormack, K. Villanueva School site and the potential to walk to school: the impact of street connectivity and traffic exposure in school neighborhoods Health Place, 17 (2011), pp. 545–550 Article | PDF (157 K) | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (63) Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA) The Advocacy Council of the International Society for Physical Activity And Health (ISPAH), 2012 Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA) The Advocacy Council of the International Society for Physical Activity And Health (ISPAH) NCD prevention: investments that work for physical activity B. J. Sports Med., 46 (2012), pp. 709–712 Gordon-Larsen et al., 2005 P. Gordon-Larsen, M.C. Nelson, K. Beam Associations among active transportation, physical activity, and weight status in young adults Obes. Res., 13 (2005), pp. 868–875 Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (77) Greene et al., 2010 S. Greene, J. Williams, R. Layte, E. Doyle, E. Harris, C. Mccrory, A. Murray, T. O’dowd, A. Quail, L. Swords, M. Thornton, C. Whelan Growing up in Ireland, the National Longitudinal Study of Children. Background and Conceptual Framework Department Of Health And Children, Dublin (2010) Hume et al., 2009 C. Hume, A. Timperio, J. Salmon, A. Carver, B. Giles-Corti, D. Crawford Walking and cycling to school: predictors of increases among children and adolescents Am. J. Prev. Med., 36 (2009), pp. 195–200 Article | PDF (86 K) | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (80) Kweon et al., 2006 B.S. Kweon, W.H. Shin, R. Folzenlogen, J.H. Kim Children and Transportation: Identifying Environments that Foster Walking and Biking to School University Transportation Center and the Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX: Southwest Region (2006) Larouche et al., 2013 R. Larouche, G. Faulkner, M.S. Tremblay Correlates of active school transport immediately before and after the transition from primary to secondary school: a pilot-study J. Appl. Res. Child.: Inf. Policy Child. Risk, 4 (2013), p. 4 View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (1) Larouche et al., 2014 R. Larouche, T.J. Saunders, G.E.J. Faulkner, R. Colley, M. Tremblay Associations between active school transport and physical activity, body composition and cardiovascular fitness: a systematic review of 68 studies J. Phys. Act. Health, 11 (2014), pp. 206–227 Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (27) Lubans et al., 2011 D.R. Lubans, C.A. Boreham, P. Kelly, C.E. Foster The relationship between active travel to school and health-related fitness in children and adolescents: a systematic review Int. J. Behav. Nutr. Phys. Act., 8 (2011), p. 5 Full Text via CrossRef Mckee et al., 2007 R. McKee, N. Mutrie, F. Crawford, B. Green Promoting walking to school: results of a quasi-experimental trial J. Epidemiol. Community Health, 61 (2007), pp. 818–823 Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (33) Mcmillan, 2007 T. Mcmillan The relative influence of urban form on a child’s travel mode to school Transp. Res. A: Policy Pract., 41 (2007), pp. 69–79 Article | PDF (142 K) | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (203) Mcmillan, 2005 T.E. McMillan Urban form and a child's trip to school: the current literature and a framework for future research J. Plan. Lit., 19 (2005), pp. 440–456 Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus | Citing articles (159) Mcminn et al., 2014 D. Mcminn, D.A. Rowe, S. Murtagh, N.M. Nelson, I. Čuk, A. Atiković, M. Peček, G. Breslin, E.M. Murtagh, M.H. Murphy Psychosocial factors related to children's active school travel: a comparison of two European regions Int. J. Exerc. Sci., 7 (2014), p. 9 Mendoza et al., 2011 J.A. Mendoza, K. Watson, T. Baranowski, T.A. Nicklas, D.K. Uscanga, M.J. 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PY - 2016/5

Y1 - 2016/5

N2 - The objective was to identify determinants of uptake and maintenance of active school travel (AST) over 4 years in children aged 9 at baseline. Data from wave 1 (n=8502) and 2 (n=7479) of the Growing Up in Ireland study were analysed. At 9- and 13-years 25% and 20% engaged in AST. Children were more likely to maintain or take-up AST if they lived in an urban area. Change in distance to school influenced both maintenance and adoption of AST, with a negative impact seen for increased distance between 9 and 13 years and a positive impact seen for decreased distance. Some factors which predict uptake and maintenance of AST are modifiable and can inform intervention development.

AB - The objective was to identify determinants of uptake and maintenance of active school travel (AST) over 4 years in children aged 9 at baseline. Data from wave 1 (n=8502) and 2 (n=7479) of the Growing Up in Ireland study were analysed. At 9- and 13-years 25% and 20% engaged in AST. Children were more likely to maintain or take-up AST if they lived in an urban area. Change in distance to school influenced both maintenance and adoption of AST, with a negative impact seen for increased distance between 9 and 13 years and a positive impact seen for decreased distance. Some factors which predict uptake and maintenance of AST are modifiable and can inform intervention development.

KW - Physical activity

KW - Active travel

KW - School

KW - Commute

KW - Child

KW - Determinant

U2 - 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.04.009

DO - 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.04.009

M3 - Article

VL - 40

SP - 9

EP - 14

JO - Health and Place

T2 - Health and Place

JF - Health and Place

SN - 1353-8292

ER -