Comparison of home blood pressure before-and-after moving to high thermal insulation performance houses: A field survey on the effect of indoor thermal environment on blood pressure in winter (Part III)

Wataru Umishio, Toshiharu Ikaga, Shintaro Ando, Kuniaki Otsuka

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This study aimed to demonstrate antihypertensive effects by moving to high thermal insulation performance houses. Field surveys on home blood pressure and indoor temperature were conducted before and after moving in winter 2014 and 2015. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) decreased by 1.5 mmHg per 1 °C increase in indoor air temperature and standard deviation (SD) of SBP improved by 2.3 mmHg per 1 °C improvement in SD of indoor air temperature in a group over 125 mmHg. However, to raise indoor temperature, it is not satisfied only by moving to high thermal insulation performance houses but adequately heating a room.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-366
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Issue number722
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • Causal correlation
  • Field survey
  • High thermal insulation performance house
  • Home blood pressure
  • Indoor temperature
  • Moving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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