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    Title: A study on the formation of a measurement scale for the environment quality of Taiwan’s long-term care institutions by the Delphi method
    Authors: Yen Ping Hsieh;Yen Wen Hsieh;Chia Ching Lin;Chien Wen Yeh;Sing Chiao Chang
    Contributors: 健康產業管理學系
    Keywords: Long-term care institutions;Health;Privacy and personalization;Indoor environmental quality;Assistive devices;Social interaction;Delphi study
    Date: 2012-01
    Issue Date: 2012-11-26 12:07:24 (UTC+8)
    Abstract: This study used a two-round modified Delphi technique with a questionnaire survey in order to reach a consensus for the questionnaire; the survey was conducted from September to December 2009. The six indicators for the environmental quality of long-term care institutions in Taiwan are (1) indoor environmental quality, (2) safety equipment for the prevention and management of disasters occurring in residents’ daily lives, (3) provision for assistive devices for residents’ daily use, (4) provision for privacy and individualized space, (5) provision for comfortable and decorated indoor environments, and (6) provision for social interaction space. The scale included 34 items with an acceptable number of panel members and acceptable construct validity. Panel members all highly approved of Indicators 1, 2, and 6. Although they approved of Indicator 3, they suggested that caregivers at institutions should replace the functions of living assistive devices. They approved of Indicator 5; however, they questioned the method for providing comfortable and decorated environments. They approved of Indicator 4; however, they suggested that private space need not be provided in the living room of the institution. In terms of long-term care institution environments in Taiwan, Indicators 1, 2, and 6 were important for protecting residents’ physical and psychological well-being and improving their social interactions. Indicator 3, although important, could be directly replaced by caregivers. Indicator 5 required more implementation methods, while Indicator 4, the living room of the institution, was considered unnecessary.
    Relation: Journals of Housing and the Built Environment, 27(2):169-186.
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