Coastal blue space and depression in older adults

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dc.contributor.authorDempsey, Seraphim-
dc.contributor.authorDevine, Mel T.-
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Tom-
dc.contributor.authoret al.-
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-12T08:35:53Z-
dc.date.available2019-08-12T08:35:53Z-
dc.date.copyright2018 Elsevieren_US
dc.date.issued2018-11-01-
dc.identifier.citationHealth and Placeen_US
dc.identifier.issn1353-8292-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/10979-
dc.description.abstractThis paper tests whether higher exposure to coastal blue space is associated with lower risk of depression using data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), a nationally representative longitudinal study of people aged fifty and over in Ireland. We contribute to the literature on blue space and health by (i) using scores from the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) to measure depression outcomes (ii) using new measures of coastal blue space visibility (iii) studying the association in an older population (iv) using data from Ireland. Our results indicate that exposure to coastal blue space is associated with beneficial mental health outcomes: TILDA respondents with the highest share of sea view visibility have lower depression (CES-D) scores, while distance from coastline is not statistically significant when views and proximity are both included in the model. This finding supports the idea that the primary channel through which coastal blue space operates to reduce depression scores is visual rather than related to physical proximity.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEnvironmental Protection Agencyen_US
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.rightsThis is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Health & Place. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Health & Place (54, (2018)) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.09.002en_US
dc.subjectDepressionen_US
dc.subjectCES-D scoresen_US
dc.subjectCoastal blue spaceen_US
dc.subjectBlue space visibilityen_US
dc.subjectOlder adultsen_US
dc.subjectViewshed analysisen_US
dc.titleCoastal blue space and depression in older adultsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactothermel.devine@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.volume54en_US
dc.identifier.issueLandsc. Urban Plan. 142 2015en_US
dc.identifier.startpage110en_US
dc.identifier.endpage117en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.09.002-
dc.neeo.contributorDempsey|Seraphim|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorDevine|Mel T.|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorGillespie|Tom|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributoret al.||aut|-
dc.date.embargo2020-09-24en_US
dc.description.admin24 month embargo - ACen_US
dc.date.updated2019-08-09T15:48:40Z-
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