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Book Chapter: Living environment

TitleLiving environment
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherSpringer
Citation
Living environment. In Woo, J (Ed.), Aging in Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspective, p. 31-67. New York: Springer, 2013 How to Cite?
AbstractApart from personal factors, the living environment constitutes the other major group of factors that contribute to aging well. While there have been many studies on the impact of personal factors, such as lifestyle, socioeconomic, and psychosocial factors on aging well, there have been comparatively few studies on the impact of the living environment on health outcomes relevant for aging populations. This chapter presents findings of studies in spatial and temporal variation in health outcomes among the Hong Kong elderly population, and examines possible causes such as neighborhood characteristics, urban design, air pollution, and environmental temperature, including an environmental scan of one district with respect to the World Health Organization age-friendly city criteria. Comparisons with other countries are made. There are many unanswered questions regarding how various aspects of the environment may affect health outcomes in older people, and also many methodological challenges in addressing these questions. More interdisciplinary research and funding support are needed in order to achieve an optimal living environment for healthy aging.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180348
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Series/Report no.International perspectives on aging; 5

 

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dc.contributor.authorChau, PHen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Sen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-21T01:39:19Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-21T01:39:19Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationLiving environment. In Woo, J (Ed.), Aging in Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspective, p. 31-67. New York: Springer, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781441983534-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180348-
dc.description.abstractApart from personal factors, the living environment constitutes the other major group of factors that contribute to aging well. While there have been many studies on the impact of personal factors, such as lifestyle, socioeconomic, and psychosocial factors on aging well, there have been comparatively few studies on the impact of the living environment on health outcomes relevant for aging populations. This chapter presents findings of studies in spatial and temporal variation in health outcomes among the Hong Kong elderly population, and examines possible causes such as neighborhood characteristics, urban design, air pollution, and environmental temperature, including an environmental scan of one district with respect to the World Health Organization age-friendly city criteria. Comparisons with other countries are made. There are many unanswered questions regarding how various aspects of the environment may affect health outcomes in older people, and also many methodological challenges in addressing these questions. More interdisciplinary research and funding support are needed in order to achieve an optimal living environment for healthy aging.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofAging in Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspectiveen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational perspectives on aging; 5-
dc.titleLiving environmenten_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailChau, PH: phpchau@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWoo, S: jeanwoo@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChau, PH=rp00574en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-1-4419-8354-1_3-
dc.identifier.hkuros212868en_US
dc.identifier.spage31en_US
dc.identifier.epage67en_US
dc.publisher.placeNew York-

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