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Exploring Mobility in Public Environments among People with Cognitive Functional Limitations - Challenges and Implications for Planning

Rosenkvist, Jenny LU ; Risser, Ralf LU ; Iwarsson, Susanne LU and Ståhl, Agneta LU (2010) In Mobilities 5(1). p.131-145
Abstract
Mobility in public environments is an important part of people's everyday life. However, living with functional limitations often means limited mobility. To plan for public environments that enable mobility for everybody, knowledge about various user groups' mobility is important. Up until now, knowledge concerning the mobility of people with cognitive functional limitations has been scarce. The aim of this paper is to explore, from experts' perspectives, mobility in public environments among people with cognitive functional limitations (target group). The findings of focus group interviews with experts showed that the target group had to keep external and internal challenges at a manageable level in order to maintain mobility. The target... (More)
Mobility in public environments is an important part of people's everyday life. However, living with functional limitations often means limited mobility. To plan for public environments that enable mobility for everybody, knowledge about various user groups' mobility is important. Up until now, knowledge concerning the mobility of people with cognitive functional limitations has been scarce. The aim of this paper is to explore, from experts' perspectives, mobility in public environments among people with cognitive functional limitations (target group). The findings of focus group interviews with experts showed that the target group had to keep external and internal challenges at a manageable level in order to maintain mobility. The target group's mobility is interpreted as depending on both the individuals' cognitive capacity in relation to environmental demands as well as the motility of the members of the target group, i.e. how they form their opinions about their possibilities for mobility. Both those aspects are important for planners to consider in order keep the target group mobile. (Less)
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mobility, public environments, focus, group interview, cognitive functional limitations
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Mobilities
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5
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1745-0101
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10.1080/17450100903435011
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  abstract     = {Mobility in public environments is an important part of people's everyday life. However, living with functional limitations often means limited mobility. To plan for public environments that enable mobility for everybody, knowledge about various user groups' mobility is important. Up until now, knowledge concerning the mobility of people with cognitive functional limitations has been scarce. The aim of this paper is to explore, from experts' perspectives, mobility in public environments among people with cognitive functional limitations (target group). The findings of focus group interviews with experts showed that the target group had to keep external and internal challenges at a manageable level in order to maintain mobility. The target group's mobility is interpreted as depending on both the individuals' cognitive capacity in relation to environmental demands as well as the motility of the members of the target group, i.e. how they form their opinions about their possibilities for mobility. Both those aspects are important for planners to consider in order keep the target group mobile.},
  author       = {Rosenkvist, Jenny and Risser, Ralf and Iwarsson, Susanne and Ståhl, Agneta},
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  keyword      = {mobility,public environments,focus,group interview,cognitive functional limitations},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {131--145},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Mobilities},
  title        = {Exploring Mobility in Public Environments among People with Cognitive Functional Limitations - Challenges and Implications for Planning},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450100903435011},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2010},
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