Outdoor environments at three nursing homes – Focus group interviews with staff.

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title = "Outdoor environments at three nursing homes – Focus group interviews with staff.",
abstract = "This study investigated how the outdoor environments at nursing homes for older persons were experienced and used to gain knowledge with implications for design. Focus group methodology was used to explore staff's view of how the residents experienced and used the outdoors. Two main themes and ten sub-themes were the result when the focus group interviews were analyzed. Theme one, being comfortable in the outdoor environment, describe the residents' special needs to be able to and dare to use the outdoors. The theme suggests a precautionary design, which promotes security and safety and protects from disturbance and negative impressions. The second main theme, access to surrounding life, describes the residents' needs for change and variety in Elderly, older, outdoor environment, health design, universal design, landscape planning",
author = "A Bengtsson and Gunilla Carlsson",
note = "The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Occupational Therapy (Closed 2012) (013025000)",
year = "2006",
doi = "10.1300/J081v19n03_04",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
pages = "49--69",
journal = "Journal of Housing for the Elderly",
issn = "0276-3893",
publisher = "Haworth Press",
number = "3-4",