Neighbourhood environmental factors are associated with active lifestyle. Despite the
considerable research that examined their relationship with elderly active lifestyle, the measures’
reliability and validity attracted less attention. This pilot study aimed at examining the reliability
and validity of eleven neighbourhood environmental factors hypothesized to promote active
lifestyle among the elderly. The neighbourhood environmental factors ratings were compared
from previous studies scale and the NEWS scale among young elderly residing in two cities in
Malaysia. The identified items were further examined to identify their potential association with
elderly active lifestyle. All the measures showed valid values except for convenience in both
neighbourhoods and accessibility in Taman Meru. All items showed good-excellent reliability
except for convenience in Taman Meru. All factors showed moderate-good correlations with
active lifestyle except for walkability and convenience in Taman Meru, maintenance and safety
in TTDI. The neighbourhood environmental factors can be used in neighbourhood and relevant
Keywords: Elderly, Neighbourhood environmental factors, reliability, validity, Active Lifestyle.
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