Saelens, B.E., Sallis, J.F., Black, J., Chen, D. (2003). Neighborhood-based differences in physical activity: An environment scale evaluation. American Journal of Public Health, 93, 1552-1558.
Primary use / Purpose:
Included is NEWS-A, the abbreviated version of the NEWS instrument which offers a shorter questionnaire. The abbreviated version of the NEWS instrument was derived based on multi-level factor analysis performed on the original NEWS instrument using a sub-sample of participants in the Neighborhood Quality of Life Study.
Preliminary psychometrics for scale reported in Saelens BE, Sallis JF, Black J, & Chen D. (2002) Measuring perceived neighborhood environment factors related to walking/cycling. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24, S139 and based on a pilot study (n=106) conducted within two neighborhoods in San Diego, CA. Test-retest reliability coefficients are single measure one-way random effect model intra-class correlations.