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.

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

出版物シリーズ

名前Healthy Buildings Europe 2017

Other

OtherHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017
国/地域Poland
CityLublin
Period17/7/217/7/5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 土木構造工学

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