An ecological approach to health risk : a case study of urban elderly homeless people.
The purposes of this paper are :
To describe an ecological approach to assessing health risk, and to apply the approach to a sample of elderly homeless within the context of a single day in a single urban setting.
In the approach described, a method of progressive contextualization was used by adding different hazards to the risk profile in a single geographic area.
The various hazards were applied to the same time and space frame, that of a 24-hour period and in the urban space used by elderly homeless people.
Incorporated into the approach are the concepts of high-risk areas and space-time geography, and the theory of disease ecology.
The spatial-temporal distribution of resources, factors in the natural environment (patterns of daylight and dark and ambient temperature) and factors in the human-created environment (traffic and crime patterns) were identified as important hazards within the urban environment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sans domicile fixe, Milieu urbain, Vieillard, Facteur milieu, Analyse temporelle, Analyse spatiale, Risque, Nursing, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : No fixed abode, Urban environment, Elderly, Environmental factor, Time analysis, Spatial analysis, Risk, Nursing, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0680188
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.