A systematic review of investigations into the physical environmental qualities in Chinese elderly care facilities
Authors: Chenran Li, Jiangtao Du, Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi
Abstract: This systematic review summarized findings from 36 articles on physical environmental qualities in Chinese elderly care facilities, including five topics: 1) assessment methods, 2) physical environmental factors, 3) safety, 4) overall satisfaction and 5) health. There was a lack of effective methods to support both design decision-making and environmental assessment of elderly care facilities by architects and engineers. These studies reviewed can be found with a low potential to develop practical design strategies due to the lack of strong evidence. It is still necessary to carry on investigations into methods/frameworks/strategies to improve environmental qualities in elderly care facilities in China.
Keywords: Systematic review, Physical environmental quality, Environmental design & assessment, Elderly Care Facilities, China
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