publication . Article . 2017

Outdoor blue spaces, human health and well-being: A systematic review of quantitative studies

Mireia Gascon; Wilma L. Zijlema; Cristina Vert; Mathew P. White; Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen;
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  • Published: 18 Aug 2017 Journal: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, volume 220, issue 8, pages 1,207-1,221 (issn: 14384639, Copyright policy)
Abstract
BACKGROUND: A growing number of quantitative studies have investigated the potential benefits of outdoor blue spaces (lakes, rivers, sea, etc) and human health, but there is not yet a systematic review synthesizing this evidence. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the current quantitative evidence on human health and well-being benefits of outdoor blue spaces. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analysis, observational and experimental quantitative studies focusing on both residential and non-residential outdoor blue space exposure were searched using specific keywords. RESULTS: In total 35 studies were included in th...
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free text keywords: Vida a l'aire lliure, Salut, Benestar, outdoor, blue spaces, health, well-being, Environmental health, Systematic review, Outcome measures, Psychology, Mental health, Obesity, medicine.disease, medicine, Well-being, Human health, Observational study, Physical activity
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EC| BlueHealth
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BlueHealth
Linking Up Environment, Health and Climate for Inter-sector Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Rapidly Changing Environment
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 666773
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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