Visual cues of the built environment and perceived stress among a cohort of black breast cancer survivors

Jesse J. Plascak, Adana A.M. Llanos, Bo Qin, Laxmi Chavali, Yong Lin, Karen S. Pawlish, Noreen Goldman, Chi Chen Hong, Kitaw Demissie, Elisa V. Bandera

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Abstract

We investigated relationships between independently observed, visual cues of residential environments and subsequent participant-reported stress within a population-based cohort of Black breast cancer survivors (n = 476). Greater visual cues of engagement – presence of team sports, yard decorations, outdoor seating – (compared to less engagement) was marginally associated with lower perceived stress in univariate models, but attenuated towards null with adjustment for socio-demographic, behavioral, and health-related covariates. Similarly, physical disorder and perceived stress were not associated in adjusted models. Relationships between observed built environment characteristics and perceived stress might be influenced by socioeconomic and health behavior factors, which longitudinal studies should investigate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102498
JournalHealth and Place
Volume67
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

Keywords

  • Black women
  • Breast cancer survivors
  • Built environment
  • Neighborhood audit
  • Perceived stress

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