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The Housing Enabler Screening Tool: Feasibility and Interrater Agreement in a Real Estate Company Practice Context

Iwarsson, Susanne LU ; Slaug, Björn LU and Malmgren Fänge, Agneta LU (2012) In Journal of Applied Gerontology 31(5). p.641-660
Abstract
The ambition underlying this study is to provide a valid and efficient screening tool targeting accessibility problems in the ordinary housing stock. The study aims to test the feasibility and interrater agreement of a screening-tool version of the Housing Enabler in a real estate company practice context. Two rater pairs administer the screening in 35 apartments in a Swedish municipality. The overall agreement for the rater pairs was 83% and 78%. For 29 of the 61 items of the tool, the agreement was > 80% for both rater pairs; for 8 items, it was < 80%. The findings show that the tool is feasible for use in a real estate practice context but that there is a need for more rater training and an instrument manual. This study... (More)
The ambition underlying this study is to provide a valid and efficient screening tool targeting accessibility problems in the ordinary housing stock. The study aims to test the feasibility and interrater agreement of a screening-tool version of the Housing Enabler in a real estate company practice context. Two rater pairs administer the screening in 35 apartments in a Swedish municipality. The overall agreement for the rater pairs was 83% and 78%. For 29 of the 61 items of the tool, the agreement was > 80% for both rater pairs; for 8 items, it was < 80%. The findings show that the tool is feasible for use in a real estate practice context but that there is a need for more rater training and an instrument manual. This study contributes to the development of research-based strategies for the identification of accessibility problems in ordinary housing, with the long-term aim to increase accessibility in the housing stock, ultimately supporting activity and participation among senior citizens. (Less)
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accessibility, environmental barriers, home assessment, housing, provision, physical environment, transdisciplinary research
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Journal of Applied Gerontology
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31
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5
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641 - 660
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1552-4523
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10.1177/0733464810397354
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English
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  author       = {Iwarsson, Susanne and Slaug, Björn and Malmgren Fänge, Agneta},
  issn         = {1552-4523},
  keyword      = {accessibility,environmental barriers,home assessment,housing,provision,physical environment,transdisciplinary research},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {641--660},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Applied Gerontology},
  title        = {The Housing Enabler Screening Tool: Feasibility and Interrater Agreement in a Real Estate Company Practice Context},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0733464810397354},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2012},
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