Availability and use of neighborhood resources by older people with osteoarthritis: Results from the European Project on OSteoArthritis

S van der Pas, L A Schaap, M V Castell, C Cooper, M Denkinger, M H Edwards, F Herbolsheimer, S Maggi, M Sánchez-Martinez, N L Pedersen, R Peter, S Zambon, S B Wiegersma, Joost Dekker, E M Dennison, D J H Deeg

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This study examines the availability and use of neighborhood resources in relation to clinical lower limb osteoarthritis (LLOA) in older participants from six European countries. Of the 2757 participants (65-85 years), 22.7% had LLOA. Participants with LLOA made more use of places to sit (OR=2.50; CI: 1.36-4.60 in the UK), and less use of parks and walking areas (OR=0.30; CI: 0.12-0.75 in Sweden), compared to participants without LLOA, particularly in countries with high availability of resources. The results suggest that specific features of the environment impact the use of neighborhood resources by older adults with LLOA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalHealth and Place
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016


  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Journal Article
  • Lower Extremity
  • Male
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parks, Recreational
  • Public Facilities
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Transportation

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