The importance of non-energy benefits in living environments for promoting stress-related health

Rika Yamaguchi, Natsuko Nagasawa, Ryuichi Kato, Hitomi Tsutsumi, Yukiko Matsuoka, Takashi Akimoto, Shinichi Tanabe

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    With an aging population and changes in social structure, health promotion has become an important factor in the daily lives of Japanese people. Based on the World Health Organization's definition of "health," there are two elements to improving an individual's health: eliminating physical factors in the living environment that are damaging to health and providing a satisfactory living environment. The objective of this study is to reveal the importance of considering non-energy benefits within the living environment. Based on a questionnaire survey administered online to 1,000 women in January 2012, cross-tabulation and covariance structure analysis was conducted on the relationship between living environments' physical/psychological factors and stress-related health. Structure analysis revealed that the two factors of living environment-physical and psychological-affected residents' health differently, revealing that consideration of non-energy benefits is important when creating health-promoting facilities.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIndoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
    PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
    Pages851-858
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014 - Hong Kong
    Duration: 2014 Jul 72014 Jul 12

    Other

    Other13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014
    CityHong Kong
    Period14/7/714/7/12

    Fingerprint

    Health
    Psychology
    Health Facilities
    Health Promotion
    Psychological Stress
    Aging of materials
    Population

    Keywords

    • Health promotion
    • Living environment
    • Non-energy benefit
    • Stress

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pollution
    • Building and Construction
    • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
    • Computer Science Applications

    Cite this

    Yamaguchi, R., Nagasawa, N., Kato, R., Tsutsumi, H., Matsuoka, Y., Akimoto, T., & Tanabe, S. (2014). The importance of non-energy benefits in living environments for promoting stress-related health. In Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (pp. 851-858). International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.

    The importance of non-energy benefits in living environments for promoting stress-related health. / Yamaguchi, Rika; Nagasawa, Natsuko; Kato, Ryuichi; Tsutsumi, Hitomi; Matsuoka, Yukiko; Akimoto, Takashi; Tanabe, Shinichi.

    Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2014. p. 851-858.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Yamaguchi, R, Nagasawa, N, Kato, R, Tsutsumi, H, Matsuoka, Y, Akimoto, T & Tanabe, S 2014, The importance of non-energy benefits in living environments for promoting stress-related health. in Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, pp. 851-858, 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014, Hong Kong, 14/7/7.
    Yamaguchi R, Nagasawa N, Kato R, Tsutsumi H, Matsuoka Y, Akimoto T et al. The importance of non-energy benefits in living environments for promoting stress-related health. In Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate. 2014. p. 851-858
    Yamaguchi, Rika ; Nagasawa, Natsuko ; Kato, Ryuichi ; Tsutsumi, Hitomi ; Matsuoka, Yukiko ; Akimoto, Takashi ; Tanabe, Shinichi. / The importance of non-energy benefits in living environments for promoting stress-related health. Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2014. pp. 851-858
    @inproceedings{d2ae43bfafe24e4a923d43e9d476146e,
    title = "The importance of non-energy benefits in living environments for promoting stress-related health",
    abstract = "With an aging population and changes in social structure, health promotion has become an important factor in the daily lives of Japanese people. Based on the World Health Organization's definition of {"}health,{"} there are two elements to improving an individual's health: eliminating physical factors in the living environment that are damaging to health and providing a satisfactory living environment. The objective of this study is to reveal the importance of considering non-energy benefits within the living environment. Based on a questionnaire survey administered online to 1,000 women in January 2012, cross-tabulation and covariance structure analysis was conducted on the relationship between living environments' physical/psychological factors and stress-related health. Structure analysis revealed that the two factors of living environment-physical and psychological-affected residents' health differently, revealing that consideration of non-energy benefits is important when creating health-promoting facilities.",
    keywords = "Health promotion, Living environment, Non-energy benefit, Stress",
    author = "Rika Yamaguchi and Natsuko Nagasawa and Ryuichi Kato and Hitomi Tsutsumi and Yukiko Matsuoka and Takashi Akimoto and Shinichi Tanabe",
    year = "2014",
    language = "English",
    pages = "851--858",
    booktitle = "Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate",
    publisher = "International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate",

    }

    TY - GEN

    T1 - The importance of non-energy benefits in living environments for promoting stress-related health

    AU - Yamaguchi, Rika

    AU - Nagasawa, Natsuko

    AU - Kato, Ryuichi

    AU - Tsutsumi, Hitomi

    AU - Matsuoka, Yukiko

    AU - Akimoto, Takashi

    AU - Tanabe, Shinichi

    PY - 2014

    Y1 - 2014

    N2 - With an aging population and changes in social structure, health promotion has become an important factor in the daily lives of Japanese people. Based on the World Health Organization's definition of "health," there are two elements to improving an individual's health: eliminating physical factors in the living environment that are damaging to health and providing a satisfactory living environment. The objective of this study is to reveal the importance of considering non-energy benefits within the living environment. Based on a questionnaire survey administered online to 1,000 women in January 2012, cross-tabulation and covariance structure analysis was conducted on the relationship between living environments' physical/psychological factors and stress-related health. Structure analysis revealed that the two factors of living environment-physical and psychological-affected residents' health differently, revealing that consideration of non-energy benefits is important when creating health-promoting facilities.

    AB - With an aging population and changes in social structure, health promotion has become an important factor in the daily lives of Japanese people. Based on the World Health Organization's definition of "health," there are two elements to improving an individual's health: eliminating physical factors in the living environment that are damaging to health and providing a satisfactory living environment. The objective of this study is to reveal the importance of considering non-energy benefits within the living environment. Based on a questionnaire survey administered online to 1,000 women in January 2012, cross-tabulation and covariance structure analysis was conducted on the relationship between living environments' physical/psychological factors and stress-related health. Structure analysis revealed that the two factors of living environment-physical and psychological-affected residents' health differently, revealing that consideration of non-energy benefits is important when creating health-promoting facilities.

    KW - Health promotion

    KW - Living environment

    KW - Non-energy benefit

    KW - Stress

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84924752936&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84924752936&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    M3 - Conference contribution

    SP - 851

    EP - 858

    BT - Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate

    PB - International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate

    ER -