Blay, Sergio L., Amy J. Schulz, and Graciela Mentz. “The Relationship Of Built Environment To Health-Related Behaviors And Health Outcomes In Elderly Community Residents In A Middle Income Country.” Journal Of Public Health Research 4.2 (2015): 135-141. Academic Search Complete. Web. 3 Feb. 2016.
This article, by Sergio L. Blay, Amy J. Schulz, and Graciela Mentz, is about the health impacts of the built environment on elderly populations in developing countries. For this particular study, they focused on elderly populations in Brazil. The evidence I used was the correlation found between poor and unsanitary conditions to worse health in the elderly. This information was used to show that poor facilities in the built environment can lead to a negative impact on the health of the elderly.
I chose this source because it is more comprehensive than other sources I found. It provides plenty of evidence to supports its conclusions. The article says that some of its weaknesses include people not accurately reporting their health, or the fact that the study was done in 1996.
This article is related to one of my other sources on the topic of health and the built environment. It provides a more in depth analysis on this specific topic.
February 4, 2016 at 12:04 am
That picture is great.