Verification of the influence of thermal environment on factors associated with falls

Kohei Fujita, Shintaro Ando, Koshiro Shinohara, Toshiharu Ikaga

研究成果: Conference contribution

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Factors that associated with falls include muscle weakness and a loss of balance, and these are particularly serious risk factors in elderly. However, few reports have examined these risk factors for falls with respect to cold temperatures. In this study, we conducted a field survey of the indoor thermal environment and physical function in the elderly in the winter of 2017. First, a multiple regression analysis showed that in women, leg strength is significantly decreased in each room (room or non-living room) as the temperature decreases. In all samples (55 subjects), room temperature in the low walking speed group (<1.33 m/s) tended to be lower in each room compared with that of the control group (≥1.33 m/s). Finally, based on a path analysis, the minimum room temperature (i.e. the room temperature in the early morning) in each room had the greatest influence on factors related to the risk of falling.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
出版社International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN(電子版)9781713826514
出版ステータスPublished - 2018
イベント15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
継続期間: 2018 7月 222018 7月 27

出版物シリーズ

名前15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018

Conference

Conference15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
国/地域United States
CityPhiladelphia
Period18/7/2218/7/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 汚染

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