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Table 1 Variables assessed in the intercept survey

From: A natural experiment to examine the impact of park renewal on park-use and park-based physical activity in a disadvantaged neighbourhood: the REVAMP study methods

Socio-demographic variables Response options
Age Years
Sex Male/Female
Suburb of residence Open ended
Time living at current address Years
Do you own a dog? Yes/No
Do you have a child <2 years? Yes/No
Do you have a child 2–15 years? Yes/No
Park use
What is your main reason for visiting the park today? 1) walk, 2) walk the dog, 3) jog, 4) ride a bike, 5) ball games, 6) exercise, 7) supervise children, 8) take children to playground, 9) relax, 10) picnic, 11) socialise, 12) attend major event/celebration, 13) visit café, 14) view nature, 15) other
Why did you visit this park instead of other parks? Open ended
How long do you plan to stay in the park today? 1) <30 mins, 2) 30 mins-1 hr, 3) 1 < 2 hrs, 4) 2 < 3 hrs, 5) 3 < 4 hrs, 6) 4+ hrs
Who came with you to the park today? 1) alone, 2) partner, 3) child(ren), 4) grandchildren, 5) friends, 6) organised group, 7) dog, 8) other
How did you get to this park today? 1) walked, 2) cycled, 3) public transport, 4) car, 5) jogged, 6) other
Did you come to the park from your home? Yes/No
How long did it take for you to get to this park today? Minutes
In the past 3 months, on average, how often have you visited this park? 1) daily, 2) 2–3 times per week, 3) once per week, 4) 2–3 times per month, 5) once per month, 6) < once per month, 7) first time to this park
In the past 3 months, which describes your usual activity levels during your visits to this park? 1) mostly sitting, 2) mostly light activities, 3) mostly moderate activities, 4) mostly vigorous activities
What could be done to encourage you to visit this park more often? Open ended
Satisfaction with the park
I am satisfied with:
The quality of the park 1) strongly disagree, 2) disagree, 3) neither agree or disagree, 4) agree, 5) strongly agree 6) don’t know
The facilities available As above
The playground As above
The walking/cycling tracks As above
The maintenance of the grounds and facilities As above
The dog walking facilities As above
Health-related measures
In general, would you say your health is 1) excellent, 2) very good, 3) good, 4) fair, 5) poor
Child variables*
Age Years
Sex Male/Female
Are they with you in the park today? Yes/No
Have they ever visited this park? Yes/No
In the past 3 months, on average, how often have they visited this park? 1) daily, 2) 2–3 times per week, 3) once per week, 4) 2–3 times per month, 5) once per month, 6) < once per month, 7) first time to this park
What do they usually do when at this park? Open ended
Who do they usually come with to this park? 1) alone, 2) adult, 3) friends, 4) organised group, 5) dog, 6) other
  1. *Proxy-reported by adult for child aged 2–15 years who has the next birthday.