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Research Working Group Monthly Call – September 2021
September 23, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Research Working Group: September 23rd at 3pm ET/12pm PST on Zoom
Gibran C. Mancus, PhD, RN is an Assistant Professor
at The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing in Tuscaloosa.
Title: Exploring greenspace, leisure time physical activity and mental health in the southeastern United States.
There is a growing body of evidence that vegetation where people live is associated with positive mental health. Little is known about the effect these relationships in southern states with more rural population. This study explored the complex relationships between poor mental health, leisure time physical activity and enhanced vegetation index aggregated at the census tract in Alabama. We found those living with more greenness were less likely to have excessive poor mental health days and less likely to not engage in leisure time physical activity.