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Green environments are associated with improved child brain development and mental health. We study cross-sectionally the association of the availability of greenspace at home and school with obsessive-compulsive behaviors (OCB) in primary schoolchildren. Greenspace and tree cover surrounding home and school of 378 children aged 9 to 10 in Barcelona (Spain) were characterized using satellite-based indices [Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index (MSAVI), Vegetation Continuous Field (VCF)] across buffers of 100, 300, and 500 m, and distance to the nearest green space. OCB was assessed with the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale-Parent version. Linear and mixed effects models showed that greenspace at school, but not at home, was significantly related to a reduction in OCB across buffers, with benefits for girls and also children with graduate parents. Higher greenspace around the school might be associated with less obsessive-compulsive behavior in primary schoolchildren, especially in girls and those with higher socioeconomic status.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Environment and Behavior|
|Publication status||Published - 7 May 2022|
- behavioral development
- natural environment
- pediatric psychology
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Factores de vulnerabilidad a la psicopatología: estudio longitudinal de una cohorte de preescolares. Transición a la adolescencia ( de los 12 a los 15 años)(FVP)
Ezpeleta Ascaso, L., Navarro Pastor, J. B., Osa Chaparro, N. D. L., Penelo Werner, E. & de Ancos, E. T.
1/01/19 → 31/12/21
Project: Research Projects and Other Grants