Effects of the housing envelope and living behaviour on body temperature in the elderly: A field survey

Toyohiro Kurabe, Tanji Hoshi, Yukie Hayashi, Toshiharu Ikaga

研究成果: Conference contribution

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In Japan, 50 % of heatstroke patients transported to hospital by ambulance are elderly. Most cases of heatstroke in the elderly occur at home. Accordingly, this study aimed to determine the relationship between the indoor thermal environment and body temperature as a critical cause of heatstroke in the elderly. A field survey comprising actual measurements and a questionnaire survey was conducted in summer 2015. The night-time standard new effective temperature (SET*) was found to be higher in multi-unit houses than detached houses, and was higher on the top floor than middle and lowest floors. Furthermore, the sublingual temperature increased by 0.03 °C per 1.0 °C increase in night-time SET*. These results will help proposals aimed at reducing the risk of heat stroke in the elderly.

元の言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルHealthy Buildings Europe 2017
出版者International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN(印刷物)9788379472604
出版物ステータスPublished - 2017 1 1
イベントHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, Poland
継続期間: 2017 7 22017 7 5

Other

OtherHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017
Poland
Lublin
期間17/7/217/7/5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Kurabe, T., Hoshi, T., Hayashi, Y., & Ikaga, T. (2017). Effects of the housing envelope and living behaviour on body temperature in the elderly: A field survey. : Healthy Buildings Europe 2017 International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.