Exploring mobility in public environments among people with cognitive functional limitations — challenges and implications for planning

Rosenkvist, Jenny, Risser, Ralf, Iwarsson, Susanne and Ståhl, Agneta (2010) Exploring mobility in public environments among people with cognitive functional limitations — challenges and implications for planning. Mobilities, 5 1: 131-145. doi:10.1080/17450100903435011


Author Rosenkvist, Jenny
Risser, Ralf
Iwarsson, Susanne
Ståhl, Agneta
Title Exploring mobility in public environments among people with cognitive functional limitations — challenges and implications for planning
Journal name Mobilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1745-0101
1745-011X
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17450100903435011
Open Access Status
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 131
End page 145
Total pages 15
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Mobility in public environments is an important part of people's everyday life. However, living with functional limitations often means limited mobility. To plan for public environments that enable mobility for everybody, knowledge about various user groups' mobility is important. Up until now, knowledge concerning the mobility of people with cognitive functional limitations has been scarce. The aim of this paper is to explore, from experts' perspectives, mobility in public environments among people with cognitive functional limitations (target group). The findings of focus group interviews with experts showed that the target group had to keep external and internal challenges at a manageable level in order to maintain mobility. The target group's mobility is interpreted as depending on both the individuals' cognitive capacity in relation to environmental demands as well as the motility of the members of the target group, i.e. how they form their opinions about their possibilities for mobility. Both those aspects are important for planners to consider in order keep the target group mobile.
Keyword Cognitive functional limitations
Focus group interview
Mobility
Public environments
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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