Perceived indoor temperature and change in nursing care level in community-dwelling elderly: A field survey on the effect of winter indoor thermal environment on care requirements: Part 3

Mari Ono, Toshiharu Ikaga, Yukie Nakajima, Tanji Hoshi

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Abstract

A cold indoor thermal environment in houses where older people live is one of the factors in their required nursing care level. Participants were 126 community-dwelling elderly using rehabilitation facilities in Japan. Participants were divided into a cold group and a warm group according to perceived indoor temperature. Multiple logistic regression analysis was conducted by using change in care level as an objective variable. Participants in the warm group had a lower probability of requiring a higher care level than those in the cold group (Odds Ratio = 2.84; p=0.02; 95% CI, 1.16-6.98).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-204
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume85
Issue number769
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Care prevention
  • Elderly
  • Indoor temperature
  • Indoor thermal environment
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Retrospective study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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