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Person-environment fit and adaptation : exploring the interaction between person and environment in older age Public Deposited

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  • The ability to independently age in place requires an appropriate match between a person and the environment, or P-E fit. The person-environment interaction helps describe the adaptation processes employed in older age to achieve P-E fit, but is little understood. Therefore, the objective of this two-part study was to gain a better understanding of the P-E interaction among functionally limited older adults aging in place. To explore the P- E interaction, two studies were conducted: the first included adapting and establishing a reliable version of the environmental component of the Housing Enabler tool (Iwarsson & Slaug, 2010) for use in the United States, and the second explored adaptive strategies used by older adults in response to losses in function or environmental support. A reliable U.S. HE was created through a comprehensive adaptation process and inter-rater reliability testing involving 50 pairwise environmental assessments. Using the Housing Enabler objective assessments as well as participants' perceptions of P-E fit, reactive, deferred reactive, and proactive strategies employed by 12 functionally limited older adults were found in a mixed methods exploration of the adaptive P-E interaction. An exploration of the role of P-E fit in the interactive relationship between people and their environments has pointed implications for aging well.
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