Measurement quality appraisal instrument for evaluation of walkability assessment tools based on walking needs

Tabatabaee, Sanaz and Aghaabbasi, Mahdi and Mahdiyar, Amir and Zainol, Rosilawati and Ismail, Syuhaida (2021) Measurement quality appraisal instrument for evaluation of walkability assessment tools based on walking needs. Sustainability, 13 (20). ISSN 2071-1050, DOI

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Walking is a sustainable commute mode, and walkability is considered an essential sign of sustainable mobility. To date, many walkability assessment tools have been developed to assess the walkability conditions across the world. However, there is a paucity of comprehensive methods to assess current walkability tools based on walking needs and ensure all walking requirements are included. Thus, researchers and experts are unable to select the most comprehensive tool systematically. The present study attempts to develop a system to evaluate the quality of the existing tools. The instrument focuses on factors related to walking needs frequently observed in all types of walkability assessment tools. Hence, a pilot measurement quality appraisal instrument (MQAI) is developed and tested by a research team with planning and public health backgrounds. The final MQAI is tested by suitable reliability, criterion, and content validity tests. Most appraisal scales display moderate to high reliability for both audits and questionnaires. The MQAI appears as ready for use in several applications, including meta-analyses and systematic reviews. Additionally, the MQAI can be used by practitioners and planners to identify the most comprehensive and efficient assessment tools based on their needs.</p>

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Cost Centre (Q.J130000.21A2.05E23)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable commute mode; Walkability assessment tool; Measurement quality appraisal; Walking environment; Walking needs
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 08:03
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 08:03

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