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Importance of the home environment for healthy aging: Conceptual and methodological background of the European Enable-age project

The Gerontologist

Author: Iwarsson, S., Wahl, H. W., Nygren, C., Oswald, F., Sixsmith, A., Sixsmith, J., Széman, Z., Tomsone, S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2007


The home environment is a major arena for aging research focusing on objective as well as perceived housing and relying on both quantitative and qualitative methods (Scheldt & Windley, 2006). Bringing such information together has presented, and will continue to present, exciting opportunities for new insights to emerge of theoretical and practical importance for very old people's housing, building upon the ENABLE-AGE multidimensional methodology for research on housing and healthy aging.

Further Details

Full Title: The Gerontologist
Pages: 78–84
Volume: 47
Issue: 1
Accession Number: November, 2010
Keywords: Housing, older
Reads: 234