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An Olympic Legacy? Does the urban regeneration associated with the London 2012 Olympic Games impact on adolescent mental health?

Clark, C, Smuk, M, Cummins, S, Eldridge, S, Fahy, A, Lewis, David, Moore, Derek, Smith, N, Taylor, SJC and Stansfeld, SA (2017) An Olympic Legacy? Does the urban regeneration associated with the London 2012 Olympic Games impact on adolescent mental health? American Journal of Epidemiology.

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Abstract

Public expenditure on mega-events such as the London 2012 Olympic Games is often justified by the potential legacy of urban regeneration and its associated health and wellbeing benefits for local communities. The ORiEL (Olympic Regeneration in East London) study examined whether urban regeneration associated with the 2012 Games was associated with improved mental health. Adolescents aged 11-12 years attending schools in the Olympic host London Borough of Newham or in three adjacent comparison London Boroughs, completed a survey prior to the Olympic Games (2012) and six–months and 18-months after the Games (2013 and 2014, respectively). Change in depressive symptoms and wellbeing between baseline and each follow-up were examined. 2254 adolescents from 25 randomly selected schools participated. Adolescents from the Olympic host borough were more likely to have ‘remained depressed’ between baseline and the six-month and 18-month follow-ups (Relative Risk=1.78, 95%CI 1.12-2.83; Relative Risk=1.93, 95%CI 1.01-3.70), compared with adolescents from the comparison boroughs. No differences in wellbeing were observed. There was very little evidence that urban regeneration had any positive influence on adolescent mental health and some suggestion regeneration may have been associated with maintenance of depressive symptoms. Such programmes may have limited short-term impact on the mental health of adolescents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Psychology
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Clark, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Smuk, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cummins, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Eldridge, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fahy, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lewis, DavidD.J.Lewis@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Moore, Derekd.g.moore@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Smith, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Taylor, SJCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stansfeld, SAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 8 June 2017
Identification Number : 10.1093/aje/kwx205
Copyright Disclaimer : This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in American Journal of Epidemiology following peer review. The version of record Charlotte Clark, Melanie Smuk, Steven Cummins, Sandra Eldridge, Amanda Fahy, Daniel Lewis, Derek G Moore, Neil Smith, Stephanie JC Taylor, Stephen A Stansfeld; An Olympic Legacy? Does the urban regeneration associated with the London 2012 Olympic Games impact on adolescent mental health?. Am J Epidemiol 2017 kwx205. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx205 is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/aje/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/aje/kwx205/3863413/An-Olympic-Legacy-Does-the-urban-regeneration?redirectedFrom=fulltext
Uncontrolled Keywords : depressive symptoms, positive wellbeing; adolescent, urban regeneration, longitudinal
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 04 Apr 2017 14:37
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2017 14:12
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813935

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