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Quality of life and barriers in the urban outdoor environment in old age.

Authors
  • Rantakokko, Merja
  • Iwarsson, Susanne
  • Kauppinen, Markku
  • Leinonen, Raija
  • Heikkinen, Eino
  • Rantanen, Taina
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2010
Volume
58
Issue
11
Pages
2154–2159
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03143.x
PMID: 21054297
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An outdoor environment that encumbers outdoor mobility increases perceptions of fear of moving outdoors and unmet physical activity need and is associated with poor QoL in older people. More research is needed to confirm the temporal order and causality of these observations.

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