What triggers selective daily mobility among older adults? A study comparing trip and environmental characteristics between observed path and shortest path.

Last updated on 22-1-2022 by Ruben Brondeel

Peer reviewed scientific article





Interest is growing in neighborhood effects on health beyond individual’s home locations. However, few studies accounted for selective daily mobility bias. Selective mobility of 470 older adults (aged 67-94) living in urban and suburban areas of Luxembourg, was measured through detour percentage between their observed GPS-based paths and their shortest paths. Multilevel negative binomial regression tested associations between detour percentage, trips characteristics and environmental exposures. Detour percentage was higher for walking trips (28%) than car trips (16%). Low-speed areas and co…

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