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1- Master of Architecture, Isfahan Art University. , zohrerakhshani1479@yahoo.com
2- Assistance Professor of Educational Administration
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Objectives: Disregarding the quality of the nursing home can affect the mental health of the elderly. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the desiging and architecture factors of nursing home with their mental health.
Methods & Materials: Research was descriptive-correlational that in a targeted sampling, 158 elderly residents of the nursing homes of Shahriyar and Qods city of Tehran by two questionnaires of designing and designers of nursing homes and mental health were studied. To analyze the data, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis were used.
Results: The mean ± standard deviation of the variables was as follows: light and brightness factor (22.93 ± 4.96), public space (27.41 ± 5.01), personal space (25.15 ± 7.27), access space (28.62 ± 3.69), green space (37.48 ± 6.43), physical illnesses (16.47 ± 2.99), anxiety and insomnia (16.51 ± 3.99), social function disorder (12.13±2.72) and depression (16.39±3.08). The amount of correlation coefficients of designing and architecture and its components: lighting and lighting, public spaces, personal, access and green spaces with mental health of the elderly were equal to   -0.622, -0.328, -0.503, -0.404, -0.471, -0.318 (p <0.001). According results from regression analysis, designing and architecture factors explained 40.2 of the mental health of the elderly (p<0.05).
Conclusion: It is hoped that relevant stakeholders will increasingly recognize the importance of designing and architecture for nursing home and standard designing and architecture of nursing home so this way improve the mental health of the elderly living in the nursing home.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2018/03/06 | Accepted: 2018/06/26

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