Event history analysis of indoor thermal environment and care prevention of residents: A field survey on the effect of winter indoor thermal environment on care requirements

Yukie Hayashi, Toshiharu Ikaga, Tanji Hoshi, Shintaro Ando

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to clarify the relationship between the indoor thermal environment and care prevention. A field study comprising actual measurements, questionnaire surveys, and data collection from face sheets was conducted in 2014. Participants were classified into two groups based on frequency of feeling cold in their rooms. Age at certification of needing long-term care was compared between the groups by using survival analysis. The result was significant when the classification condition was frequency of feeling cold in their dressing rooms. The age at which half of the group acquired their certification was 76 years in the high-frequency group and 80 years in the low-frequency group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)901-908
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume81
Issue number729
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Care prevention
  • Elderly people
  • Event history analysis
  • Field survey
  • Healthy life expectancy
  • Indoor thermal environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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