This retrospective study involved 205 community-dwelling older adults living in Japan. Participants completed a self-report questionnaire about personal characteristics, housing, and perceived indoor temperature in their home during winter. Participants were divided into a Cold group and a Warm group based on perceived indoor temperature. Multivariate analysis by ANCOVA revealed a significant main effect of perceived indoor temperature, with the Cold group having a younger age at certification of long-term care need (F(1, 197)=9.27, p<0.01). Estimated marginal means indicated that healthy life expectancy was 2.9 years shorter in the Cold group than in the Warm group.
|Translated title of the contribution||Multivariate analysis of perceived indoor temperature and age at need for long-term care insurance: A field survey on the effect of winter indoor thermal environment on care requirements: Part 2|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Engineering