INTERACT offers a comprehensive toolkit to understand impacts of urban form changes on health. Here are a few of our tools.
INTERACT Online Questionnaires
Core INTERACT questionnaire – Health
The following questions appear across sites and make up the core INTERACT Health Questionnaire. They focus on INTERACT’s key health outcomes: physical activity, social participation, and well-being. The core questionnaire also includes questions on socio-demographic data, general health, use of activity monitors, housing type, and neighbourhood.
Victoria INTERACT questionnaire – Health
The health questionnaire used in Victoria features site-specific questions in the Transportation section followed by core INTERACT questions.
Vancouver INTERACT questionnaire – Health
The health questionnaire used in Vancouver features site-specific questions in the Transportation section followed by core INTERACT questions. Two questions related to mobility aids were added to the end of the demographics section.
Montreal INTERACT questionnaire – Health
The health questionnaire used in Montreal features site-specific questions in the Transportation, Neighbourhood, and Neighbourhood Perception sections, in addition to core INTERACT questions.
Core INTERACT questionnaire – VERITAS
VERITAS (Visualisation, Evaluation and Recording of Itineraries and Activity Spaces) is a map-based survey that aims to collect data to help understand the complex interactions between daily mobility, social networks, and urban environments. These questions are asked across all sites.
Mobile Sensing Tools
Ethica is a free smartphone application, which collects GPS and accelerometry data. These data allow us to measure location-based physical activity, infer transportation mode and measure well-being using ecological momentary assessment.
The SenseDoc is a research grade multisensor device used for mobility (GPS) and physical activity (accelerometer) tracking. These data are collected continuously and allow us to measure location-based physical activity and infer transportation mode.