The Relationship Between Physical Housing Characteristics, Housing Accessibility and Different Aspects of Health Among Community-Dwelling Older People: A Systematic Review

Christina Heller, Maria Haak, Steven M. Schmidt, Carlos Chiatti, Lisa Ekstam, Maria H. Nilsson, Björn Slaug

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Objectives: To synthesize the evidence on the relationships between physical housing characteristics or housing accessibility and different aspects of health among community-dwelling people 60 years and older. 

Methods: A systematic review of recent evidence with a narrative synthesis was conducted. 

Results: We included 15 studies and found three themes covering physical housing characteristics or housing accessibility that are associated with aspects of health among community-dwelling older adults: (1) interventions by home modifications targeting housing features both at entrances and indoors; (2) non-interventions targeting indoor features; (3) non-interventions targeting entrance features, that is, the presence of an elevator or stairs at the entrance. The overall quality of evidence across studies was assessed as very low. 

Discussion: The findings highlight the need for studies with a stronger research design and higher methodological quality that address the physical housing environment in relation to health among older adults to strengthen the body of evidence.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Sidor (från-till)120-132
Antal sidor13
TidskriftJournal of Aging and Health
Volym36
Nummer1-2
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2023-maj-18

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