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

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The Physical Housing Environment and Subjective Well-Being Among Older People Using Long-Term Care Services in Japan. / Tsuchiya-Ito, Rumiko; Slaug, Björn; Ishibashi, Tomoaki.

I: Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 22.04.2019.

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T1 - The Physical Housing Environment and Subjective Well-Being Among Older People Using Long-Term Care Services in Japan

AU - Tsuchiya-Ito, Rumiko

AU - Slaug, Björn

AU - Ishibashi, Tomoaki

PY - 2019/4/22

Y1 - 2019/4/22

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - activities of daily living

KW - Aged

KW - environment docility hypothesis

KW - physical housing environment

KW - subjective well-being

U2 - 10.1080/02763893.2019.1597803

DO - 10.1080/02763893.2019.1597803

M3 - Article

JO - Journal of Housing for the Elderly

T2 - Journal of Housing for the Elderly

JF - Journal of Housing for the Elderly

SN - 0276-3893

ER -