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The physical environment of purpose-built and non-purpose-built supported housing for persons with psychiatric disabilities in Sweden.

Johansson, Maria LU and Brunt, David (2012) In Issues in Mental Health Nursing 33(4). p.223-235
Abstract
The primary aim of the present study was to investigate if methods derived from environmental psychology can be used to study the qualities of the physical environment of supported housing facilities for persons with psychiatric disabilities. Three units of analysis were selected: the private area, the common indoor area, and the outdoor area. Expert assessments of 110 features of the physical environment in these units and semantic environmental description of the visual experience of them consistently showed that purpose-built supported housing facilities had more physical features important for high quality residential environments than the non-purpose-built supported housing facilities. The employed methods were thus seen to be able to... (More)
The primary aim of the present study was to investigate if methods derived from environmental psychology can be used to study the qualities of the physical environment of supported housing facilities for persons with psychiatric disabilities. Three units of analysis were selected: the private area, the common indoor area, and the outdoor area. Expert assessments of 110 features of the physical environment in these units and semantic environmental description of the visual experience of them consistently showed that purpose-built supported housing facilities had more physical features important for high quality residential environments than the non-purpose-built supported housing facilities. The employed methods were thus seen to be able to describe and discriminate between qualities in the physical environment of supported housing facilities. Suggestions for the development of tools for the assessment of the physical environment in supported housing are made. (Less)
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Issues in Mental Health Nursing
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223 - 235
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10.3109/01612840.2011.647254
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  author       = {Johansson, Maria and Brunt, David},
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {223--235},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Issues in Mental Health Nursing},
  title        = {The physical environment of purpose-built and non-purpose-built supported housing for persons with psychiatric disabilities in Sweden.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01612840.2011.647254},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2012},
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