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Positive health effects of the natural outdoor environment in typical populations in different regions in Europe (PHENOTYPE): a study programme protocol

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dc.contributor.author Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.
dc.contributor.author Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria
dc.contributor.author Basagaña Flores, Xavier
dc.contributor.author Cirach, Marta
dc.contributor.author Dadvand, Payam
dc.contributor.author Donaire González, David
dc.contributor.author García Aymerich, Judith
dc.contributor.author Júlvez Calvo, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Triguero Mas, Margarita, 1985-
dc.contributor.author Gražulevičienė, Regina
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-14T07:11:52Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-14T07:11:52Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Kruize H, Gidlow C, Andrusaityte S, Antó JM, Basagana X et al. Positive health effects of the natural outdoor environment in typical populations in different regions in Europe (PHENOTYPE): a study programme protocol. BMJ Open. 2014; 4: e004951. DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004951
dc.identifier.issn 2044-6055
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/23418
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Growing evidence suggests that close contact with nature brings benefits to human health and well-being, but the proposed mechanisms are still not well understood and the associations with health remain uncertain. The Positive Health Effects of the Natural Outdoor environment in Typical Populations in different regions in Europe (PHENOTYPE) project investigates the interconnections between natural outdoor environments and better human health and well-being. Aims and methods: The PHENOTYPE project explores the proposed underlying mechanisms at work (stress reduction/restorative function, physical activity, social interaction, exposure to environmental hazards) and examines the associations with health outcomes for different population groups. It implements conventional and new innovative high-tech methods to characterise the natural environment in terms of quality and quantity. Preventive as well as therapeutic effects of contact with the natural environment are being covered. PHENOTYPE further addresses implications for land-use planning and green space management. The main innovative part of the study is the evaluation of possible short-term and long-term associations of green space and health and the possible underlying mechanisms in four different countries (each with quite a different type of green space and a different use), using the same methodology, in one research programme. This type of holistic approach has not been undertaken before. Furthermore there are technological innovations such as the use of remote sensing and smartphones in the assessment of green space. Conclusions: The project will produce a more robust evidence base on links between exposure to natural outdoor environment and human health and well-being, in addition to a better integration of human health needs into land-use planning and green space management in rural as well as urban areas.
dc.description.sponsorship This research is receiving funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no: 282996 (ENV.2011.1.2.3-2) (Positive effects of natural environment for human health and well-being) Duration 1 January 2012 – 31 December 2015
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing Group
dc.relation.ispartof BMJ Open. 2014; 4: e004951
dc.rights © Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Kruize H, Gidlow C, Andrusaityte S, Antó JM, Basagana X et al. "This article was published in BMJ Open following peer review and can also be viewed on the journal’s website at http://bmjopen.bmj.com". Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject.other Salut ambiental
dc.subject.other Riscos per a la salut -- Avaluació
dc.title Positive health effects of the natural outdoor environment in typical populations in different regions in Europe (PHENOTYPE): a study programme protocol
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004951
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/282996
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