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Housing design and people with severe mental illness: An observational approach to the investigation of supported housing facilities
Lund University.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3164-8681
Lund University.
Lund University.
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 57, no 1, 12-21 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An observational approach was employed to investigate the role played by architectural characteristics of supported housing facilities (SHF) in sustaining interactional behavior among people with severe mental illness (SMI) (N = 29) and staff (N = 27). The observations were carried out in dining areas, corridors and outdoor environments of SHF (N = 4). In order to test differences in the observed behaviors two SHFs with high physical-environment quality (HQ) and two with low physical-environment quality (LQ) according to the perception of people with SMI were chosen. Results showed that the dining areas of HQ better support social interactions between SHF users. No differences between the housing facilities were found concerning corridors areas, while housing facilities that provided proximity and accessibility to outdoor environments, such as those with HQ, were significantly more supportive for social interactional behavior than LQ housing. These results corroborate previous findings from this project and suggest that the characteristics of the housing design have a significant impact on the use of the environment and on the behavior patterns in the setting.

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2016. Vol. 57, no 1, 12-21 p.
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Psychology
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Social Sciences, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-51658DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12259ISI: 000372356400002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-51658DiVA: diva2:915781
Available from: 2016-03-31 Created: 2016-03-31 Last updated: 2017-02-16Bibliographically approved

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