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Using environmental simulation to test the validity of code requirements. Chap. 8

Enabling Environments: Measuring the Impact of Environments on Disability and Rehabilitation.

Author: Sanford, J. A., Megrew, M. B.
Type: Book Section
Year: 1999


This chapter reports the findings of a study that utilised environmental simulation to evaluate the effect of grab bar placement and toilet seat height on an older person's ability to toilet independently and safely.Different grab bar configurations have different impacts on the safety and independence of older people in toileting activities The chapter also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of simulation as a research approach and the application of simulation to other types of environmental assessments.

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Author: Steinfeld, E., Danford, G.S.
Publish Location: New York
Publisher: Kluwer Academic
Accession Number: 11.6.03
Keywords: older, assistive device, rail, safety improvement, assessment
Reads: 157