Current developments of the housing enabler methodology

Iwarsson, Susanne, Haak, Maria and Slaug, Björn (2012) Current developments of the housing enabler methodology. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 11: 517-521. doi:10.4276/030802212X13522194759978

Author Iwarsson, Susanne
Haak, Maria
Slaug, Björn
Title Current developments of the housing enabler methodology
Journal name The British Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-0226
Publication date 2012-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4276/030802212X13522194759978
Open Access Status
Volume 75
Issue 11
Start page 517
End page 521
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher College of Occupational Therapists
Language eng
Abstract Twenty years of methodological development, empirical research and practice application have resulted in an updated version of the Housing Enabler instrument and a screening version. The methodology rests on Lawton's and Nahemow's ecological model, with accessibility defined as the relationship between the individual's functional capacity and the demands of the physical environment. The complete instrument is based on one checklist of functional capacity in the individual (personal component) and another of environmental barriers (environmental component), followed by an analysis of person-environment fit giving an accessibility score. The Housing Enabler Screening Tool requires a less complex and less time-consuming procedure.
Keyword Accessibility
Environmental barriers
Home assessment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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