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(International journal of health geographics[TA])
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  • Characterisation of the natural environment: quantitative indicators across Europe. [Journal Article]
  • IJInt J Health Geogr 2017 Apr 26; 16(1):16
  • Smith G, Cirach M, … Nieuwenhuijsen MJ
  • CONCLUSIONS: This paper demonstrates the feasibility and challenges of creating comparable GIS-derived natural environment exposure indicators across diverse European cities. Mechanism-specific indicators showed within- and between-city variability that supports their utility for ecological studies, which could inform more specific policy recommendations than the traditional proxies for natural environment access.
  • Optimising spatial accessibility to inform rationalisation of specialist health services. [Journal Article]
  • IJInt J Health Geogr 2017 Apr 21; 16(1):15
  • Smith CM, Fry H, … Hayward AC
  • CONCLUSIONS: We have developed a methodological approach to optimise spatial accessibility which can be used to inform rationalisation of health services. In urban conurbations, this may enable service reorganisation which increases quality and efficiency without substantially affecting spatial accessibility. This approach could be used to inform planning of service reorganisations, but may not be generalisable to rural areas or smaller urban centres.
  • Interactive, open source, travel time scenario modelling: tools to facilitate participation in health service access analysis. [Journal Article]
  • IJInt J Health Geogr 2017 Apr 18; 16(1):13
  • Fisher R, Lassa J
  • CONCLUSIONS: Travel and health service access is complex and cannot be reduced to a few static modeled outputs. The approaches described in this paper use a unique set of tools to explore this complexity, promote discussion and build understanding with the goal of producing better planning outcomes. The accessible, flexible, interactive and responsive nature of the applications described has the potential to allow complex environmental social and political considerations to be incorporated and visualised. Through supporting evidence-based planning the innovative modelling practices described have the potential to help local health and emergency response planning in the developing world.
  • The relationship between ethnic composition of the residential environment and self-reported health among Turks and Moroccans in Amsterdam. [Journal Article]
  • IJInt J Health Geogr 2017 Apr 12; 16(1):12
  • Veldhuizen EM, Ikram UZ, … Kunst AE
  • CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed that the association of ethnic composition with self-reported health among Turks and Moroccans in Amsterdam differed between the groups and reveals mainly at small spatial scales. Among both groups, an association of higher density of the other group with better self-rated health was found in a particular part of Amsterdam, which might be explained by the presence of a relatively strong sense of community between the two groups in that area. The study suggests that it is important to pay attention to other-group density, to use area measurements at small spatial scales and to examine the spatial variation in these associations. This may help to identify neighbourhood characteristics contributing to these type of area effects on urban minority health.
  • A modification to geographically weighted regression. [Journal Article]
  • IJInt J Health Geogr 2017 Mar 31; 16(1):11
  • Leong YY, Yue JC
  • CONCLUSIONS: As an explanatory tool for spatial data, producing accurate surface is essential in order to provide a first look at the data. Any distorted outcomes would likely mislead the following analysis. Since the CGWR can generate more accurate surface, it is more appropriate to use it exploring data that contain suspicious variables with varying characteristics.
  • Where do people purchase food? A novel approach to investigating food purchasing locations. [Journal Article]
  • IJInt J Health Geogr 2017 Mar 07; 16(1):9
  • Thornton LE, Crawford DA, … Ball K
  • CONCLUSIONS: This study has demonstrated that many food purchases occur outside what is traditionally considered the residential neighbourhood food environment. To better understand the role of food environments on food purchasing behaviours, further work is needed to develop more appropriate food environment exposure measures.
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