Mapping food and physical activity environments in low- and middle-income countries: A systematised review.
Dambisya, Philip Mbulalina
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Muzenda, T., Dambisya, P. M., Kamkuemah, M., Gausi, B., Battersby, J., & Oni, T. (2022). Mapping food and physical activity environments in low- and middle-income countries: A systematised review.. Health Place, 75 (102809), 102809-102809. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2022.102809
This systematised literature review synthesised evidence on approaches to mapping food and physical activity (PA) environments in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Of the 60 articles included, 25 and 35 mapped food and PA environments respectively. All studies were cross-sectional with researcher-led data collection. Three types of mapping tools were identified - maps (n = 18), GPS (n = 10), and GIS (n = 37). Our findings point to a paucity of research mapping food and PA environments, overall and particularly subjective domains. We highlight a need for future studies that utilise innovative, inexpensive and participatory research methods to understand dynamic exposures to obesogenic environment features in resource-constrained contexts undergoing rapid urbanisation.
Department of Health (via National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)) (16/137/34)
National Institute for Health Research (16/137/34)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2022.102809
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/336804
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Licence URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/