Literature Database

Literature Database

VIEW: ALR Literature Database

The ALR online literature database features papers that study the relationship of environment and policy with physical activity and obesity. The searchable database provides detailed information on study characteristics and results accessible to all and provides resources for research and policy debates.

The inclusion criteria for papers into database are as follows:

  1. Quantitative studies (observational or experimental) that include statistical tests in study results
  2. Observational studies with environmental variables as predictors, and physical activities, obesity or sedentary behaviors as outcomes
  3. Experimental studies with environmental changes as the interventions, and physical activities, obesity or sedentary behaviors as outcomes


For the papers that do not meet the inclusion criteria, but are still important in providing the evidence base for built environment, policy, and physical activity/obesity, we have included them in the annual Reference Lists.

View a presentation at the 2011 Active Living Research Annual Conference:  The Built Environment and Youth Physical Activity: A Review Based on the Active Living Research Literature Database, based on the paper:

Ding, D., Sallis, J.F., Kerr, J., Lee.S., & Rosenberg, D.E. (2011). Neighborhood Environment and Physical Activity Among Youth: A ReviewAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41, 442-455.