The Importance of the Physical Environment to Support Person-Centered Rehabilitation in the Home

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter


This chapter aims to contribute to an understanding of the physical environment as an important part of the rehabilitation process for patients recovering from a stroke who rehabilitate at home. To further develop evidence-based care models for rehabilitation at home and incorporate person-environment dynamics, an understanding of how environmental factors relate to everyday life and recovering at home is crucial, especially for persons with long-term conditions, such as stroke survivors. Along with highlighting the challenges for the stroke survivors when rehabilitated at home, we discuss initiatives and intervention needed. We also present important theories that can be used in research in order to increase the knowledge of the person-environment interaction from a societal perspective vital to increase our knowledge of home and health dynamics in this context.


External organisations
  • Dalarna University
  • Chalmers University of Technology
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Nursing
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture for Residential Care and Ageing Communities
Subtitle of host publicationSpaces for Dwelling and Healthcare
EditorsS Gromark, B Andersson
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
ISBN (Electronic)9781000202236
ISBN (Print)9780367358730
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1
Publication categoryResearch