Martins, B. A., Barrie, H., Visvanathan, R., Daniel, L., Martins, L. A., Ranasinghe, D., Wilson, A., & Soebarto, V. (2020). A multidisciplinary exploratory approach for investigating the experience of older adults attending hospital services. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, in press.
For older adults, unsupportive healthcare settings present barriers to accessing medical care. While previous studies have primarily been focused on inpatient or emergency care areas, this study contributes insight about ambulatory and public areas. A multidisciplinary research team used a mixed-method triangulated approach to compare older patient’s experiences, perceptions, and capabilities with age-friendly environmental features. This study provides a model for future research to explore the experience of ambulation from the perspective of older patients in other settings and with a broader range of participants.