The Physical Housing Environment and Subjective Well-Being Among Older People Using Long-Term Care Services in Japan

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For older people using long-term care services, the conditions of their life-space may be critical. The relationships between the physical housing environment and aspects of health were examined among older people in Japan (aged 65+ years, N = 1,928) by multivariable logistic regression analysis, adjusting for sociodemographic characteristics. Lack of safety, low access to emergency assistance, low or high indoor temperature, poor sanitary conditions, and state of home disrepair were significantly associated with negative aspects of health among people with low activities of daily living (ADL) independence. Home care service providers and policymakers need to consider the importance of appropriate environmental conditions for the most vulnerable groups.


External organisations
  • Dia Foundation for Research on Ageing Societies
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology


  • activities of daily living, Aged, environment docility hypothesis, physical housing environment, subjective well-being
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2019 Apr 22
Publication categoryResearch