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Bolte, G.* ; Nanninga, S.* ; Dandolo, L.* ; INGER Study Group (Kraus, U.) ; INGER Study Group (Schneider, A.E.) ; INGER Study Group (Wolf, K.)

Sex/gender differences in the association between residential green space and self-rated health-a sex/gender-focused systematic review.

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16:4818 (2019)
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Though sex/gender is an important social determinant of health, sex/gender inequalities have not been considered comprehensively in environmental health research thus far. The aim of this systematic review was to clarify whether sex/gender theoretical concepts were addressed in studies on the impact of residential green space on self-rated health and whether effect modification by sex/gender was observed. Three electronic databases were searched to identify epidemiological studies on perceived or objective residential green/blue space and self-rated health. Necessary for study inclusion was mentioning at least one keyword for sex/gender in title or abstract, adult study participants and data on self-rated health and on availability and/or use of green/blue spaces. Decisive for study inclusion was consideration of sex/gender differences in the impact of perceived or objective residential green/blue spaces on self-rated health in the analysis and presentation of results. Seven studies were included. They presented an overall positive impact of green space on self-rated health. No consistent sex/gender differences in the impact of green space on self-rated health were found in these studies. However, all studies used a binary operationalization male/female without further theoretical foundation. Research quality could be enhanced by integrating sex/gender-theoretical concepts into study design and interpretation of results.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Review
Schlagwörter Blue Space ; Environment ; Gender ; Green Space ; Greenness ; Nature ; Park ; Self-rated Health ; Sex
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1661-7827
e-ISSN 1660-4601
Quellenangaben Band: 16, Heft: 23, Seiten: , Artikelnummer: 4818 Supplement: ,
Verlag MDPI
Verlagsort Basel, Switzerland
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed